An iconic giant floating Hong Kong restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea, less than one week after it was towed away from the city, its parent company said Monday.
Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Ltd. said the Jumbo Floating Restaurant encountered “adverse conditions” as it was passing the Xisha Islands, also known as the Paracel Islands. According to a statement, water entered the 260-foot-long vessel and it began to tip Saturday.
The imperial palace-shaped vessel capsized on Sunday after taking on water in adverse conditions near the Paracel Islands, its owner Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Ltd. said in a statement. Salvage would be “extremely difficult” given the water depth of 1,000 meters, adding that no crew members were injured.
The company said no one was injured, but the efforts to save the vessel failed. It eventually capsized on Sunday.
The company said it was “very saddened by this accident,” adding the water’s depth” made it difficult to save.
“The company is now getting further details of the accident from the towing company,” the statement read. “Due to the impact of the current situation, Jumbo Kingdom will suspend its services,” was posted on Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Ltd. webpage Monday.
According to its homepage, Jumbo Kingdom is a unique combination of a scenic Hong Kong landmark, a renowned tourist attraction, and a fine-dining establishment.
The popular tourist attraction has welcomed celebrities and politicians, including Tom Cruise, Queen Elizabeth II, and more than 30 million other guests, according to the company.
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