Marine Police

Stricken cargo ship overturns in Hong Kong as frightened crew abandon posts

The cargo vessel Sunrise Orient drifted for about one kilometre after the rescue before running aground on eastern Cheung Chau. Photo: Felix Wong

Terrified crew fled a listing cargo ship and refused to go back on board to turn off the engine for fear of being trapped if it capsized, leaving the 2,500-tonne vessel circling until it broke down and beached at Cheung Chau yesterday.

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 12:25pm

Marine Police should re-examine the job they do

One of the Marine Police's high-speed boats. Photo: Robert Ng

First, my thoughts go out to each and everyone who died or was injured in the ferry accident on Monday.

It is important to hold those at fault accountable, but is it only those who were on board the vessels who contributed?

I hold a Class 1 pleasure vessel licence and have done a lot of boating in Hong Kong.

4 Oct 2012 - 12:48am 4 comments

In Brief

Police ambush at Sai Kung nets hard disks worth HK$1.5m

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

HK$1.6m in computer hard disks seized

9 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Police seize HK$250,000 of hard disks

Marine police seized 43 cartons of smuggled computer hard disks with an estimated value of HK$250,000 and arrested two mainland men, aged 25 and 28, in Siu Long Ke near Sai Kung. One of two boats chased by police sank in Siu Long Ke near the coast. Two men were arrested trying to flee.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Cafe uncorked

DG Cafe & Wine Cuisine grand opening

Where: 1881 Heritage

When: October 16

What: From a shop at Jardine's Lookout, the cafe has expanded with a second outlet in the refurbished former Marine Police Headquarters and operator Designer Group, hosted an opening reception.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Police arrest 10 on sampan off Tuen Mun

Marine police intercepted a motorised sampan off Tuen Mun yesterday and arrested a 16-year-old mainland youth and nine illegal immigrants from South Asia aged from 24 to 34. Pursuit craft were sent to intercept the sampan when it was spotted at about 3am. Police said the boat came from the mainland and that the mainlander was suspected to be a people smuggler.

28 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Suspected smuggler arrested in Sai Kung

Marine police arrested a suspected smuggler and seized HK$450,000 worth of computer hard disk drives and two notebook computers in an anti-smuggling operation on the Tai Mong Tsai Road waterfront, near Tsam Chuk Wan, Sai Kung, yesterday. Ten of 11 smugglers fled on speedboats when police arrived at about 12.45pm but a 25-year-old man was held.

6 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Swish launch for Swiss watchmaker

Vacheron Constantin 1881 heritage boutique opening

Where: 1881 Heritage, TST

When: September 3

What: The Geneva watchmaker opened its new flagship shop in the refurbished Marine Police headquarters with a reception. The grand opening was followed by an even finer dinner at The Peninsula's Garden Suite.

25 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Police seize furs and hard disks worth HK$7m

Marine police seized HK$7 million worth of furs and computer hard disks in Tolo Channel early yesterday. At about 4am, officers spotted eight speedboats acting suspiciously and tried to stop them. As they chased one of the boats to Heung Lo Kok, it broke down but two men on board jumped on to another boat and fled. Officers later found the smuggled disks and furs on the damaged boat.

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Diver's body found after boat mishap

A male expatriate was found dead in Sai Kung waters after disappearing from a diving trip on Saturday. The 26-year-old, whose first name was Matthew, hit his head on the dive boat at 4pm off High Island after drinking alcohol. Marine police found his body near Pak A at about 1pm yesterday.

27 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Computer parts seized as suspects flee

Marine police and customs officers seized seven boxes of computer parts worth HK$88,000 from a light goods vehicle in an anti-smuggling operation in Tung Chung. Five to six men were loading boxes from the vehicle onto two speedboats but fled in the boats towards Lung Kwu Chau.

20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Red tape must not get in the way of saving lives

Water sports and pleasure vessels have become more popular in the sea around Hong Kong. But the safety awareness of those taking part has not kept pace with this increase in popularity. Seasoned recreational sailors have described some newcomers as behaving like 'yahoos and cowboys'. Predictably, there have been more accidents.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

HK$1.2m in computer goods seized

Marine police seized 162 boxes of smuggled computer hard disks and notebooks worth HK$1.2 million in an operation off Southern District at 11pm on Saturday. Officers spotted about 10 men unloading boxes from a light-goods vehicle into two speedboats. The group fled on the boats when the police moved in, but officers lost sight of them in waters near Po Toi Island.

4 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Mainlanders drown in Sai Kung

Two mainland women drowned in Sai Kung's waters as they were being smuggled into Hong Kong early yesterday. Marine police found the bodies of the women. A search of the area netted two men and three women aged between 20 and 41, one of whom is understood to be a snakehead whose boat capsized near the coast.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am