Fishing Vessel

All fished out but hungry for more

After a run-in with North Koreans in May, Sun Caihui, the owner of a trawler business in Dalian, in Liaoning province, wanted rid of his four boats. Now, emboldened by his nation's government, he has changed his mind.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:43pm

Fiery dragons on the water

This Saturday is the Dragon Boat Festival. Rowers will take to flamboyant dragon boats to show off the rewards of their hard work over the past few weeks - and months.

Hosted by members of the Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race Organising Committee, two junior reporters were in Aberdeen last Saturday to try out the sport.

Our journey of discovery

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Swift action needed to end trawling in HK's waters and let ecosystems recover

I have a very good friend who I understand is one of the few Westerners in Hong Kong to have been invited out overnight on a fishing vessel trawling in inshore waters.

This he claims to be one of the most foolish and irresponsible undertakings that he has ever been party to.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Inquiry after skipper runs into bridge

Marine police are investigating a ship's master for alleged negligence after a fishing boat slammed into rocks at the base of a Tsing Ma Bridge pillar yesterday.

A Hong Kong crew member, 35, suffered minor facial injuries, but the master, 43, and two other crew members were unhurt when the 28-metre wooden boat hit the bridge at midday.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Poaching of sharks out of control, Canberra told

The poaching of sharks by crews on Indonesian fishing boats has reached a crisis point in Australian waters and the government is ill-prepared to cope, say fishermen.

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fishing moratorium may be abandoned

The proposed summer fishing moratorium might be abandoned to win support from fishermen for a licensing system.

The possibility was raised amid mixed reaction by fishing groups to regulations proposed late last year by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

8 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Boat crews held after harbour cable stolen

Twelve people on board three fishing boats were arrested by marine police early yesterday for allegedly pulling up 275 metres of communication cable from the bottom of Victoria Harbour.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Crewman's escape bid triggers sea, air search

A mainland crewman triggered a four-hour air-and-sea search off Sai Kung yesterday when he dived into the sea from a fishing boat to escape arrest.

4 May 2002 - 12:00am

Search for fisherman halted

A search for a missing fisherman was temporarily called off after low visibility halted a helicopter search. The man was one of five crew on board a mainland fishing vessel that collided with a container ship off Waglan Island on Friday, killing four people.

17 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Boat anchor cut cable, mainland says

Updated at 3.03pm: China's telecommunications department said a fishing boat accidentally severed the undersea Internet cable fixed this week after a 10-day break.

Mainland investigators found that a fishing boat's heavy iron anchor had cut the cable, according to a report from Hefei-based Jianghuai Morning Post.

21 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Boat worker dies following accident

Updated at 4.09pm: A mainland-born worker has died following an accident on a boat off Po Toi island, police said on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old man, surnamed Choi, worked on a 24-metre-long fishing boat owned by a local fisherman, surnamed Po.

9 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Mangroves under threat

The Association for Tai O Environment and Development is concerned about the Government's plans to develop Tai O, Hong Kong's last fishing village, in particular the proposal to build a boat anchorage.

The association's members are Tai O residents and we do not want to see the Planning Department take the wrong decisions, which might do ecological harm to the village.

16 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

11 arrested after captains abused in diesel racket

Fishing boats and cargo vessels have been stoned and their captains abused when they refused to buy diesel from triad-operated oil barges, police said.

Marine officers arrested 11 suspected gang members at 3am yesterday, all of whom allegedly were involved in the physical and verbal attacks.

13 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Four bodies found as mainland fishing boat salvaged

Four bodies were found inside a salvaged mainland fishing boat yesterday which sank after a collision with a tanker two weeks ago.

The 32-metre vessel was towed to Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter at about 1am yesterday after a 22-hour salvage operation.

24 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Divers to search boat

Divers will check today if six missing mainland crew are trapped inside their sunken fishing boat off Po Toi Island.

A Marine Department spokesman said a barge would tow the Luk Fung 28705 to shallow waters or to the shore.

10 Dec 1998 - 12:00am