One of Hong Kong’s symbols, the jumbo restaurant, has sunk.
One of the landmarks of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, ‘Jumbo Floating Restaurant‘ (Giant Floating Restaurant) sank in the South China Sea.
In the statement made by ‘Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises’, which is affiliated with the floating restaurant, one of the most important symbols of Hong Kong, it was stated that the annual maintenance of the structure is quite costly.
In the statement, it was emphasized that although the restaurant, which was closed in 2020 within the scope of Covid-19 measures, is not in service, it has to be maintained and this situation puts restaurant owners in a financially difficult position.
It was decided to move the restaurant to an area where maintenance could be done with less cost, and it was noted that the necessary procedures were taken and permissions were obtained for this.
In the statement, it was stated that the floating restaurant, which started to be moved in the South China Sea on 14 June, encountered ‘adverse conditions’ while passing through the ‘Shisha’ archipelago yesterday, known as ‘Paracel’.
It was stated that the restaurant started to tilt as a result of taking in water, and despite all efforts, it was stated that the restaurant sank yesterday.
In the statement, it was pointed out that the depth at the scene was at least 1000 meters, so rescue work was almost impossible.
‘Jumbo Floating Restaurant’, one of the symbolic structures of Hong Kong, hosted many famous names, including Queen Elizabeth II of England and actor Tom Cruise.
The nearly 80-metre-long restaurant has served Cantonese cuisine for over 40 years.