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Typhoon Shelter

8,000 vessels won't have shelter during typhoons, study finds

Shum Wan Typhoon Shelter. Photo: Jonathan Wong

The full extent of the crisis caused by a lack of boat moorings has been revealed, with new government figures showing nearly 8,000 vessels will be without safe haven as the typhoon season approaches.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 5:03am 3 comments

Firemen extinguish blaze in typhoon shelter

Smoke emitting from the blaze at Tuen Mun on Saturday. Photo: Dennis Cheng

Firemen extinguished a blaze in the Tuen Mun typhoon shelter after four boats caught fire on Saturday morning.

There was still black smoke coming out of the 25 to 39 metre boats two hours after firemen arrived at the scene. A blast was also heard.

Firefighters used three water jets and three breathing apparatus teams to combat the blaze.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:45pm

Fire-fight fisherman hero feared dead

A missing local fisherman is feared dead after he chose to stay on board and fight a fire on his trawler moored in the harbour while his three mainland crew members leapt to safety.

Chow Kam-chuen, 60, whose clothes caught fire, was last seen jumping into the sea from the blazing vessel at the Tuen Mun typhoon shelter seconds before firefighters arrived, police said.

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Removal of boat in typhoon shelter delayed by storms

I wish to thank John Barnes for his views on vessels moored in the Hei Ling Chau typhoon shelter ('Department slammed', October 12), specifically regarding a vessel, the Gulf No16, which was found listing after the passage of Typhoon Kammuri in mid-August. I would like to respond to the questions posed.

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Typhoon shelter move is unworkable, say fishermen

Community leaders hit out at temporary reclamation plan

Government plans for temporary reclamation in Causeway Bay typhoon shelter are unworkable and will place intolerable pressures on its fishermen and boat dwellers, community leaders have claimed.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Nippin' tucker

If Hong Kong had the equivalent of a Michelin guide, chef and restaurateur Liu Hei would have notched up a few stars by now. His restaurant Hee Kee, known for its typhoon shelter seafood dishes, is frequented by celebrities, socialites and tycoons as if it were the hippest nightclub in town.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Call for island typhoon shelter

Peng Chau fishermen say they have been forced to anchor in rough seas because of a shortage of typhoon shelter space near the island.

The fishermen, who organised a petition yesterday to press the government to build a shelter off the island, accused authorities of paying inadequate attention to development of the fishing industry.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Worker dies in Hunghom construction site fall

A 54-year-old worker died after falling from a building under construction in Hung Lok Road, Hunghom, yesterday. The man was working on the 36th floor when he fell onto the seventh-floor podium at about 11.30am. Police said his colleague heard a loud bang and found him lying unconscious on the podium.

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14 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

ON THE HUSTINGS

ON THE HUSTINGS:

Mr Tsang takes his campaign to the street

9.41am Tackling protesters pushing for an MTR station in Western

9.43am An elderly woman argues her case for the MTR extension

9.44am Visiting his old home, the former police quarters

9.50am Rubbing shoulders with a fruit vendor

10 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Robber overboard

A burglar stole $6,800, two mobile phones and ornaments worth about $1,200 from a fishing vessel anchored in Tuen Mun typhoon shelter before falling into the water during a tussle with the boat owner. The robber escaped with the money and valuables before police arrived.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

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29 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Heatstroke warning for boat races

Spectators for today's dragon boat races have been warned to guard against the weather after temperatures soared yesterday to as high as 37.3 degrees Celsius.

The high was recorded in Sai Kung, while Hong Kong Island recorded its highest temperature of the year at 34.2 degrees.

6 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Ban set to push up fish prices

The price of fish is expected to go up over the next two months after a fishing ban took effect yesterday in the South China Sea. More than 2,000 fishing vessels will have to stay put in typhoon shelters. The ban was first implemented last year to protect fish resources from depletion.

1 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Fishermen seek help from Beijing

Hong Kong fishermen petitioned Beijing officials yesterday over a two-month fishing ban imposed in the South China Sea.

Representatives asked officials to strike an agreement with foreign countries, so local fishermen could fish in other waters.

23 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Seafood prices to rise in wake of 2-month fishing ban

The supply of seafood is expected to be cut by 25 per cent as mainland authorities yesterday enforced a two-month fishing ban in the South China Sea.

The Agriculture and Fisheries Department estimated 6,000 tonnes of seafood - one quarter of normal supply - would temporarily disappear from local markets.

2 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

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