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30 Aug 2018 | 12:04 PM UTC

Hong Kong: Ferry connecting Cheung Chau to Shek Kwu Chau sinks; no victims (Aug. 29)

Hong Kong, SAR China News Alert

A single-deck boat with 13 people onboard sank while sailing to Shek Kwu Chau; no victims reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/30/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong

Event

On August 29 in the afternoon (15:00 local time), a 15-meter long single-deck ferry carrying 13 passengers travelling from Cheung Chau to Shek Kwu Chau sank. Another ferry came from Shek Kwu Chau to provide assistance to the passengers. No one was injured. According to initial investigation, high waves and a strong current were to blame for the incident.

Context

On August 29, Hong Kong was affected by heavy rainfalls, unstable weather conditions and waterspouts. In Hong Kong, the tropical storm season runs from April to October.

Advice

Individuals in Hong Kong are advised to keep abreast of weather forecasts by monitoring local and international weather updates (e.g. Hong Kong Observatory website).

 

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