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Hong Kong’s Floating Jumbo Restaurant Capsizes at Sea

  • Corrects to remove references to the ship sinking in headline
  • and first paragraph of story originally published on June 21.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant being towed out of Aberdeen Harbour on June 14.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant being towed out of Aberdeen Harbour on June 14.Photographer: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images
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Jumbo Floating Restaurant, a faded landmark of Hong Kong, capsized in the South China Sea after being towed away from the city to an unknown destination.

The incident involving the imperial palace-shaped vessel occurred 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, it said, adding no crew members were injured.