Waglan Island

Murder inquiry after woman 'pushed off ship'

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a mainland woman died after allegedly being pushed into the sea while travelling as a passenger on a casino ship as it returned to Hong Kong yesterday morning.

Saturday, 25 September, 2010, 12:00am

Smugglers caught with HK$2.5m in goods as fog descends on city

Four mainlanders trying to take advantage of fog were arrested smuggling up to HK$2.5 million in goods out of Hong Kong waters on a boat, police said yesterday.

The arrests were made on Sunday night, hours before thickening fog cut visibility to as little as 100 metres at Waglan Island, southeast of Hong Kong, for about 10 hours.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

All is clear, thanks to new data

Ship captains navigating the busy waters of the South China Sea have been benefiting from new equipment on remote Waglan Island, which transmits minute-by-minute weather data to aid visibility.

And now members of the public can access data from the island via the Observatory's website.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

No holiday from the smog in 'golden week'

Choking pollution descended on Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta yesterday, shattering expectations of clear skies during the mainland 'golden week' holiday.

Calm air, leisure activities and possibly mainland factories staying open over the national holiday period were blamed for 'high' to 'very high' air pollution readings and low visibility.

3 May 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Taiwanese fishermen rescued after boat sinks

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Consumers warned on preservative in squid

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Damrey blows in and out of town

Strong winds buffeted Hong Kong yesterday as Typhoon Damrey blew past Hong Kong on its way to Hainan last night - the second typhoon in as many weeks to skirt the city.

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Masked pirate gang robs oil barge

Three masked pirates escaped with $33,000 in cash and gold ornaments from a floating refuelling station southeast of Hong Kong yesterday after threatening three crewmen at gunpoint and attacking them with a knife and a wooden pole.

14 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Search for fisherman ends

A two-day search for a mainland fisherman whose boat sank after a collision with another vessel east of Waglan Island, outside Hong Kong waters, on Tuesday night has been called off.

2 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Search for fisherman halted

A search for a missing fisherman was temporarily called off after low visibility halted a helicopter search. The man was one of five crew on board a mainland fishing vessel that collided with a container ship off Waglan Island on Friday, killing four people.

17 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Kong eyes overnight success

David Kong in Tickled Pink is the favourite to win Race One in the Banca del Gottardo Uin-na-Mara Series which starts today off Steep Island (Ching Chau) opposite the Clearwater Bay Marina.

22 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Gang robs fuel station of $130,000

Four robbers escaped with $130,000 from a floating refuelling station east of Hong Kong yesterday after threatening two crewmen at gunpoint.

12 May 2001 - 12:00am

Ship's crew rescued

Five mainland crew were rescued by Marine Police when their fishing boat sank northwest of Waglan Island.

The boat went down after about 3.5 hours.

28 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Helicopter rescues fisherman

A 40-YEAR-OLD Hong Kong fisherman was airlifted by a Government Flying Service helicopter to Queen Mary Hospital last night after he was badly burned when his boat caught fire off Waglan Island.

21 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Fisherman feared dead

Fisherman Chow Hing-chai, who fell overboard from his boat in a collision with an ocean vessel 145km northeast of Waglan Island, was still missing and feared dead after the search ended yesterday.

Meanwhile, a search continued for nine mainlanders who fell overboard after their fishing vessel sank east of Hong Kong on Saturday.

2 Mar 1999 - 12:00am