Ocean Liners

Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth

Sabotage: The Mafia, Mao and the Death of the Queen Elizabeth by Brian Izzard Amberley Publishing

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Back to Benghazi

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tugboat skipper tells of grim wait for news of missing shipmates

For two days after the collision which sank his ship, Neftegaz-67 captain Yuri Kulemesin said he did not change out of the seawater-soaked T-shirt he was wearing when he abandoned ship.

'After the crash, there was only one thing on our minds - saving those who remained on board,' he told the Sunday Morning Post.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Crew fought to the last to save tug, says captain

The captain of a tugboat that sank a week ago off Tuen Mun has told of the crew's doomed effort to avert disaster following a collision in fog.

Yuri Kulemesin said most of the crew were caught below deck when it sank because they had tried until the last second to save the vessel.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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Cultural baggage

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Full speed ahead

Endless blue skies and good career prospects lured Kenneth Kwok Kar-him, a deck cadet, to a challenging career at sea

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Book fair ahoy

The world's oldest ocean-going passenger ship, the MV Doulos, cruises into Victoria Harbour for a month's stay to showcase its worldwide floating book fair. Manned by 320 volunteers from more than 50 countries, the Doulos, built in 1914, will be berthed at Ocean Terminal until October 7. The book fair features 6,000 titles, including 200 in Chinese.

11 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Floating book fair heading city's way

The world's oldest ocean-going passenger ship will be making its eighth and possibly last visit to the city next week for a month-long stay to showcase the world's largest floating book fair.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Terminal will give HK capacity to host five liners simultaneously

When the first phase of Hong Kong's new cruise terminal opens at the former Kai Tak airport site in 2012, Victoria Harbour will be capable of accommodating up to five cruise liners at any one time.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Cruise views wanted

Professor John Reich has told Queen Mary 2 cruise passengers Hong Kong is a hopeless place to dine, and that The Peak and Museum of Art are not worth seeing. Is he right? Tell us your views.

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Educators learn one of life's lessons ... the boss always calls shots

'The problem arises when those who control resources use their power to achieve their desired outcome.'

Professor Paul Morris,

HK Institute of Education

IS THIS ANY DIFFERENT from saying that he who pays the piper calls the tune? Try as I might, I just cannot see why it should be thought a problem. It seems to me to be the natural state of things.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Latecomers delay exit, ship nearly misses show

Despite the less than favourable environs, almost 400 Hong Kong and mainland passengers joined the Queen Mary 2 cruise yesterday.

The ship entered Hong Kong early yesterday via the East Lamma Channel and departed for Singapore at 7pm.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Kai Tak: a place for cruise ships to call home

Officials hope new facilities will lure more operators

The government hopes the development of terminal facilities at the former Kai Tak airport site by 2012 will encourage more cruise operators to include the city on itineraries and base their ships here permanently.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Superliner to sail in for a view of - containers

Passengers on the super-luxury liner Queen Mary 2 looking forward to experiencing Hong Kong tomorrow morning will disembark amid stacks of containers at Kwai Chung.

The world's largest passenger liner, which is on its maiden global cruise, has to tie up there because of its mammoth size - 23 storeys high and stretching 345 metres from bow to stern.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

A royal fortnight - for a royal price

Hongkongers join inaugural world cruise of Queen Mary 2

Forty Hongkongers have forked over as much as HK$80,000 each for a two-week package tour aboard the Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger liner ever built.

7 Feb 2007 - 12:00am