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The mystery deepens around a floating restaurant in Hong Kong

The mystery deepens around a floating restaurant in Hong Kong

The secret around JumboThe popular floating restaurant in Hong Kong turned dark on Friday as its owner became confused that the juggernaut had sunk while pulling last week.

Also read: The famous floating restaurant in Hong Kong sank in the sea

On June 20, Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based investment firm Melco International Development, capsized the day before the 76-meter ex-restaurant began to draw water near the Paracel Islands. Weather conditions.

“The water depth at the site exceeded 1,000 meters, which made it very difficult to carry out salvage operations,” it said in a statement.

On Thursday evening, the Hong Kong Maritime Department released a statement saying it had learned from the media about the incident and immediately requested a report from the company.

The latter was given to him on Thursday and, according to the ministry, he stated that the restaurant had overturned, but “for now, Jumbo And the tug is still in the waters of the Zisha Islands, ”is the Chinese name for paracels.

A few hours later, a company spokesman contacted an AFP journalist, clarifying that the word “capsize” had always been used and not “sunk”.

When asked if the boat would have sunk, he reiterated that the press release spoke of “danger” without giving any explanation as to why he was referring to the depth of water that had made Bailout’s operations so difficult.

Daily South China Morning Post The company reported a similar conversation with a representative in which she insisted the boat had ‘sunk’ and ‘not sunk’, but declined to elaborate on whether it should be seen.

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The newspaper said the company could violate local regulations if it did not inform authorities that it had sunk within 24 hours, the newspaper said.

The ownership company has so far not contradicted the reports that were widely circulated by local and international media earlier this week Jumbo Sunk.

AFP has requested an official statement from Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Jumbo What happened then.

The company has made that clear in the past JumboAnchored in the south of Hong Kong Island for almost half a century, it received “all necessary permits” before departure last Tuesday and was checked before traveling.