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Boat owners face stormy waters after enforcement of mooring rules

The Marine Department has stepped up enforcement of rules regarding boat length and ownership of moorings. The crackdown means hundreds of boat owners could see their vessels left at the mercy of the typhoon season. 

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 5:48am 1 comment

Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat captain amid Diaoyu Island row

The 100-tonne coral fishing boat with a crew of 13 was stopped by a coastguard patrol in waters some 45 kilometres northeast of Miyako island, in the Okinawan chain, the Japan Coast Guard said.

3 Feb 2013 - 10:43pm 3 comments

Alaskan fisherman survives 24 hours adrift at sea in plastic tub after storm

A 19-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized in the chilly waters of southern Alaska floated for more than 24 hours in a 1.2-metre plastic fish tub, singing Row, Row, Row Your Boat to keep his spirits up.

14 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

Four police hurt in boat chase

Four marine police officers were injured by mainland poachers in two high-speed boat chases off Lau Fau Shan in Yuen Long.

The unprecedented violent confrontations with poachers prompted police to step up night patrols in Deep Bay and equip officers with protective gear.

8 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Where Go the Boats?

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

The poem

Dark brown is the river,

Golden is the sand.

It flows along forever,

With trees on either hand.

Green leaves floating,

Castles of the foam.

Boats of mine boating.

Where will all come home?

On goes the river

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Sailing for landlubbers

If lot you have never stepped aboard a sailing boat, in sailing jargon you're a landlubber.

This weekly column talks a lot about sailing, and maybe sometimes we use sailing terms you've never heard of before. So I'll explain some of the terms we sailors use every day to describe our home at sea.

27 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Speedboat rider heard a 'boom' before seeing body, court told

A speedboat passenger told yesterday how he heard a 'boom' while on a joyride in Clear Water Bay and then saw a body floating in the water.

Leung Kwok-wai was giving evidence at the trial of speedboat coxswain Tam Kei-wing, 51, who has denied causing the death of swimmer Lau Wah-fai, 66, on August 19.

9 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Customs hopes for smoother sailing

Four high-speed customs chase boats that cost $8 million each have had to be extensively modified because their original design made them unstable during pursuits.

The 16.4-metre speedboats have had their sterns and bows altered to improve their stability at high speed.

23 May 2005 - 12:00am

Boats damaged after coming adrift

Untethered boats worth millions of dollars smashed against a sea wall at the Hebe Haven marina in Sai Kung.

Senior Inspector Gus Scott, whose 26-year-old, 4.5-metre steel sailing boat Myrmidon was severely damaged, said two hours' warning would have given owners a chance to secure their vessels.

17 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Boats collide

MARINE Department officers are investigating a collision between two mainland vessels off Fat Tong Mun, Sai Kung. Nobody was injured but the bow of one of the vessels, a Chinese fishing boat, was damaged after colliding with the 80-metre freighter.

2 Mar 1995 - 12:00am