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Hong Kong’s Jumbo Mystery Deepens as Restaurant May Be Afloat

  • The vessel capsized but didn’t sink, representative says
  • Unclear what will happen next for the loss-making restaurant
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

Hong Kong’s famed Jumbo Floating Restaurant may still be afloat after all.

The imperial palace-shaped vessel capsized but didn’t sink, a representative for the vessel’s owner, Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Ltd., said Friday. Days earlier, the company announced that adverse weather caused the restaurant to capsize and that recovery efforts were “extremely difficult” because of water depths of 1,000 meters (3,280 feet). The representative declined to comment further on the situation, including what will happen next.