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  1. Inquiry starts into fire and explosions in cargo on mainland vessel

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Magnesium, which produces an inflammable gas in contact with water, is suspected to have caused three explosions on a mainland cargo vessel that injured 12 firemen and six crew members on Tuesday. A fire officer investigating the blasts said the metal was among other scrap, including aluminium and zinc, stored in one of nine containers on board the Yuen Hai 638. ...

  2. Recyclers plan new protest using 100 barges

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... relocation. Twelve of the city's 19 waste-paper recyclers operate in the Kwun Tong public cargo working area and must leave by July next year to make way for a waterfront promenade. They took 80 ... to move as a group to the Rambler Channel cargo handling area in Tsuen Wan, but the government says there is not enough room there for all of them. The Marine Department said operators affected ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... Year fireworks for 17 years. Government official boarded the barges on Tuesday to check on the explosive cargo. With 300,000 people expected to line the harbourfront on Saturday, the second day ...

  4. Government transparency key to better planning decisions

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... H. C. Bee ('We must get our priorities right', May 6) doubts society knows how to weigh its priorities so that our city can advance. I have no doubt Hong Kong does know how to do that. With our extreme topography and fully developed urban areas, ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What do you think of the decision to allow the Central reclamation to resume? I would like to voice my support for a privately funded harbour reclamation project, and to help protect it from people like Winston Chu Ka-sun, chairman of the Society for th ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... network and the new harbour crossing, but the outcome of the harbour-front after-development. The awful cargo-handling area, wholesale food market and tram factory occupy nearly the entire Western ... of a possible promenade for leisure and recreation. Jogging with puppies along the seawall in a public cargo-handling area is not what we want. Given the understanding that new roads have to be built ...

  7. Maritime centre would have to be interactive and user-friendly

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Dick Groves ('What Hong Kong waterfront needs is a maritime centre', June 1). Mr Groves was by no means the first initiator of a maritime centre, inner harbour and museum on the Central/Wan Chai waterfront, or a collecti ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fishing boats collide A Hong Kong fishing boat and a mainland cargo vessel collided off Yau Ma Tei typhoon shelter at about 2.30am. No one was injured in the incident. ...


    Hongkongers cherish shoreline memories of Victoria Harbour (video)

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo and Jennifer Cheng

    ... "Blue Funnel", where sampans and tugboats crowded the waterfront. Victoria Harbour teemed with toiling workers, while big cargo ships lay quietly at anchor in the distance. Over the years, ... on picture below to launch interactive graphic Former seaman Li Charn-hoi, 78, recalled the excitement he felt as his cargo ship sailed back into Victoria Harbour after two years away from home. ...

  10. Harbour group fights to turn KCRC wharf over to leisure

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A harbour group wants to turn the KCRC's cargo wharf on the Hunghom waterfront into a leisure and entertainment district, arguing the area is now better suited for public ... the waterfront to cargo handling was no longer appropriate, given the changing character of the area and the planning board's vision for the central harbour laid down in 2000. The application also ...




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