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  1. Sites for homes threaten sea life, biologist warns

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com More than a third of the sites proposed for reclamation to help solve Hong Kong's housing problems are home to valuable marine creatures or suspected to be ecologically sensitive, according to records kept by an experienced coral surveyor. A marine biologist, Wong Chi-chun, has released underwater pictures from some of the 25 sites that have been ...

  2. Reclamation plans pose wildlife threat

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the world of biology. Marine scientist Wong Chi-chun has braved strong currents and busy water channels to photograph several sites earmarked for land reclamation. 'I hope the release ... underwater pictures of some of these sites. He said efforts to protect marine life- such as projects that improved water quality and a recent ban on trawler fishing- would be wasted if large-scale ...

  3. Snorkeller struck by speedboat dies

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the safety of others at sea. Police said the speedboat had been taken to the headquarters of the Marine Police East division at Tui Min Hoi, Sai Kung, for a follow-up inspection. Its driver ... fast,' a senior police officer said. The Marine Department refused to comment on the case since it is still under police investigation. Three deaths were reported last year related ...

  4. Man drowns near Sai Kung

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung A 27-year-old man drowned when he went swimming with friends in Tai She Wan, a remote beauty spot near Sai Kung, south of the High Island Reservoir. His brother, 24, spotted him in trouble around midday yesterday and raised the alarm. The man was taken unconscious to the nearby marine police base and then on to the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital ...

  5. HK$10m yacht hits the rocks

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Aberdeen Marina Club in Shum Wan after it was used for filming in Tso Wo Hang, Sai Kung. Marine police launches, Marine Department vessels, fireboats and divers were called in after the three men went ashore at Lak Lei Tsai. A Marine Department spokesman said the operation was difficult because the incident took place in shallow water and it was dark. The three men were slightly injured ...

  6. Harbour 'cheaper route to gain land'

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the subject of an ongoing public consultation exercise. The department said it would seek to protect the natural coastline and marine life as much as possible when selecting reclamation sites. ... into consideration in the site selection process.' Lee was responding to comments from residents who may lose their sea views, as well as environmentalists who fear rare marine life and unique ...

  7. Seaweed collector drowns

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A 41-year-old woman drowned after falling into the sea when collecting seaweed with friends in Clear Water Bay yesterday. The woman went to a beach near Po Toi O with two friends at about 10am. Shortly before midday she lost her balance and fell into the water and was quickly swept away from the shore by the current. Marine police were called to rescue her and she ...

  8. Dragon boat swamped at Trio Beach

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Twenty-one dragon boat paddlers were rescued by marine police and firefighters yesterday after their boat sank near Sai Kung. The paddlers were practising for a coming dragon boat competition at Trio Beach at about 1pm when their boat was swamped by the wakes from two passing speed boats. All 21 paddlers fell into the sea and a 26-year-old woman was treated ...

  9. Teacher drowns off Bluff Island

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A Kwun Tong Maryknoll College teacher drowned while swimming off Bluff Island in Sai Kung yesterday. Wong Chong-mou, 41, was on a boat trip with friends when he jumped overboard for a swim at about 10.30am. He was unconscious when pulled back aboard the boat by his friends, who called marine police. Wong was ferried to the marine police base in Sai Kung, ...

  10. Workers fail to remove barge hit by storm

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... during Typhoon Nesat on Thursday. Several attempts were made to extricate the vessel, but Raymond Chung Siu-man, assistant director of harbour patrol at the Marine Department, said a new removal ... the marine bureau said yesterday that the barge, which arrived in Hong Kong in August, was secured and would not pose a safety risk to Heng Fa Chuen residents at the moment. The barge had a built-in ...




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