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Hong Kong United Dockyard

Workers flee WWII bomb

Workers were evacuated from a Tsing Yi dockyard when a suspected World War II bomb weighing 20kg was found on board a dredger working in the East Lamma Channel. Bomb disposal officers were dispatched to the United Dockyard in Sai Cho Wan Road at 9.30am.

Saturday, 12 May, 2001, 12:00am

Developers seek land-use conversion of huge holdings as they eye opportunities from Disney and other projects

A group of industrial landowners, including Hutchison Whampoa, Swire Pacific and China Merchants Holdings, are in talks to convert about six million square feet of land on western Tsing Yi Island to mixed commercial use.

7 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Fund to help fishermen

A $500,000 preliminary fund has been set up to help Man Wan fishermen affected by an oil slick from a Philippine tanker 10 days ago. Insurers of Hong Kong United Dockyards and the tanker, National Pride, said a further $1.5 million would be available.

16 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

UK oil slick expert called in

Emergency relief for fishermen whose catch and equipment were damaged by an oil slick a week ago will be assessed by a British oil pollution expert.

Ma Wan fishermen demanded compensation for damage caused by oil leaked from the Philippine-owned National Pride last Saturday.

13 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Tsing Yi towed out for scrap

HONG KONG United Dockyards' (HUD) oldest floating dock Tsing Yi will be turned to scrap at Xinhui in southern China.

The dock, with a lifting capacity of 24,000 tonnes, was towed out of Hong Kong through the West Lamma Channel this week by the tug De Shun belonging to Guangzhou Salvage. The buyer is understood to be David Mao, known locally as the 'king of scrap'.

2 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Search ends as cleanup begins

THE Hong Kong agent of a Taiwan cargo ship which sunk after a collision on Tuesday was yesterday asked to clear the containers left floating in busy waters off Waglan Island.

A Marine Department spokesman said three tugs and a barge from Yong Long Steamship (Hong Kong) had begun to pick up empty containers.

13 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Competition hampers HK repair yards

RAPID growth of ship repair industries in China, the Philippines and Singapore has put a cap on the expansion plans of Hong Kong's repair yards.

As a result, the Government is reconsidering plans to develop new dockyard facilities at Tsueng Kwan O costing an estimated $1.37 billion.

11 Jul 1994 - 12:00am