Fishing Vessels

John Dory catch of the day for TT fans

Despite Douglas Whyte jumping off to ride a rival, the John Size-trained John Dory looks the best banker as he drops to a perfect draw over his best trip in the middle leg of a super-tough Triple Trio at Sha Tin tomorrow.

Friday, 10 February, 2012, 12:00am

Somali pirates seize Taiwanese boat

Somali pirates have hijacked a Taiwanese trawler near the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, according to Taiwan's Foreign Ministry.

'To our knowledge, the fishing vessel Win Far 161, with 30 crew on board, was seized early on Monday by the pirates near an island in the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean,' Chang Yun-ping, director of the African Affairs Department, said yesterday.

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Only a handful of worthwhile fish after a day trawling

Amid the concerns of overfishing in Hong Kong's waters, it is natural to ask what actually is left out there. This could be a question without a conclusive answer.

To get a better understanding of the issue, two South China Morning Post reporters went on board a 21-metre trawler for a 12-hour fishing trip last Thursday.

15 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

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Rekjavik (December 28): The captain of an Icelandic gunboat reported today that his ship was rammed and damaged by a British naval frigate, ending an unofficial Christmas truce in the fishing dispute between the two countries.

In London, the Defence Ministry said there was an accidental collision but no intentional ramming.

31 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

DNA evidence might solve Cold War sinking mystery

British scientists have returned from Russia with evidence they hope will help solve one of the remaining maritime spy mysteries of the Cold War that led to the death of 36 sailors.

12 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Complacency led to tragic channel collision: coroner

Four fishermen died at sea when complacency and arrogance led to a collision, a coroner said yesterday.

The crash - described by the Marine Department as the worst of its kind in Hong Kong since 1965 - killed all but one crew member on a locally registered deep-sea trawler late last year.

2 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Boat fans' cheers put pipers on crest of wave

While dragon boat teams paddled with determination elsewhere, barmy behaviour and balmy weather ruled in Stanley yesterday.

As always, on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, the expatriate stronghold was awash with sea water and lager.

But the event was bitter-sweet, with one long-standing ingredient present for the last time.

10 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Trawler's net slashed in sea theft

POLICE believe mainlanders stole fish from a Hong Kong trawler off the Ninepins yesterday after damaging a net worth $3,000.

It prompted police concern about a possible revival of theft at sea, rampant in Pak Sha Wan (Hebe Haven) a year ago.

11 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Trawler sinks

A MAINLAND fisherman is missing, presumed drowned, after his fishing boat sank in a collision with a Greek freighter south of Waglan Island late on Sunday night. His 16 fellow-crew aboard the Shui Yue 107 were plucked from calm seas by the Greek ship, the10,636-tonne Fayrouez.

12 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Stolen trawler in collision with dredger

A DEEP-SEA trawler, stolen from Marine Police detention, collided with a dredger off Repulse Bay early yesterday.

Dredger crew members saw no one on board the 20-metre trawler. None of the 35 crew on the dredger, J. F. J. De Nul, were injured.

The trawler was seen taking in water from the bow after the collision.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Trawlers cash in on illegals' trade

AGREEMENTS with Taiwan to curb drift net fishing are contributing to the smuggling of Chinese immigrants to the United States by boat, a US Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) official has said.

The restrictions on fishing with drift nets - also known as ''walls of death'' - are leaving some Taiwanese fishing trawlers without a mission, the INS official said.

8 Jan 1993 - 12:00am