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  1. Fishermen count cost of Lantau oil spill

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Fishermen say oil that spilled from a vessel that foundered off the south coast of Lantau on Friday killed 121,000kg of fish. The vessel, which was transporting soil from Hong Kong to the mainland, sank about 1.5 nautical miles from Cheung Sha Wan, a bay that contains one of the city's largest fish culture zones. Sixty fishermen operating in the area owned ...

  2. 40-hour battle to end Lantau fire

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The blaze posed a threat to residents in Discovery Bay Raging hill fires on Lantau Island that at one point threatened residents in Discovery Bay were finally put out at 4am yesterday after a 40-hour battle. The fire had covered an area of more than 5 sq km, including Discovery Bay, Cheung Tung Road, Yam O, Lo Fu Tau and Penny's Bay. Kwok Jing-keung, deputy director ...

  3. Careful what you fish for

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... of Lantau as a tourist destination. And Kwok shudders at the thought of hordes of chattering day-trippers descending on the village. 'Every weekend they pass by our homes non-stop.' Under ... today. If there were more people coming here, there's a greater chance they would buy things,' she says. The idea to redevelop the Lantau village as part of a 'new tourism node ...

  4. Oil spill closes beach

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An oil spill led to the closure of Hung Shing Yeh Beach on Lamma Island yesterday and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said the beach would be closed until further notice. Elsewhere, red flags advising people to stay out of the water were raised at Upper Cheung Sha Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach, Pui O Beach and Tong Fuk Beach on Lantau due to big waves. ...

  5. Oil pollution exercise launched

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 5.50pm: A annual joint anti-oil pollution exercise was launched near Lantau Island on Tuesday to train government departments and oil companies to combat oil spills. A marine department spokesman said the rehearsal- codenamed 'Oilex 2004'- was carried out in the waters off Luk Keng Bay, the northern part of Lantau Island. The spokesman said ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be well within safe limits. About 40 tonnes of residue is still stored in To Kau Wan in north Lantau. croc's future home sets $30 entrance fee Visits to the future home of the Yuen Long ...

  7. Careless grave-sweepers spark hill fires

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Firemen were kept busy dousing hill fires yesterday- 28 by 5pm- as grave-sweepers flocked to the final resting places of their ancestors for the Chung Yeung festival. One of the biggest fires broke out at about 1.30pm at Keung Shan on Lantau, where about 500,000 square metres of hillside were ablaze. A helicopter was sent to drop water, and the fire was put out at about ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... attack in Tung Chung, Lantau. Firemen were called in when the blaze broke out in a parking area in Yu Tung Road, at Yat Tung Estate, shortly after midnight. Firemen doused the flames and no one was injured. The fire was suspicious because of the unusual way it spread, firemen said. Detectives from Lantau North police station are investigating. Drug arrests at shopping centre Police arrested ...

  9. Work on link road to drive up dust levels

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Construction of the link road for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will generate dust and worsen air quality in Tuen Mun, rural Lantau and Tung Chung, according to the environmental-impact assessment. During construction, annual concentrations of 'total suspended particulates'- which range from coarse dust particles to finer ones that can be breathed in- ...

  10. Firefighters protect Disneyland from blaze

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Firefighters yesterday battled to prevent the Lantau Island hill fire reaching the Disneyland site. More than 70 firefighters and three Government Flying Service helicopters ... morning when their homes were threatened have returned. At 5pm, security guards said the fire had been contained to an area on top of the mountain separating the resort on Lantau Island from ...




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