One of the most intriguing sites in Hong Kong is the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. The restaurant is a three floored ship which served one of the best food across Hong Kong. Reportedly, the floating restaurant just got sunk in the South China Sea after it was towed away from the city.
Why Was The Restaurant Moving
As of now, its believed that the Jumbo was floating towards an unidentified shipyard on Saturday. While moving towards the location, the ship capsized and faced some undesirable circumstances. It turned its back on one side and started sinking slowly. This event took place near the Paracel Islands which are situated in the South China Sea.
A statement was released from Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises which stated that the boat sank about more than 1000 meters down the water. This also almost made it impossible to reclaim any possessions. The statement also added that the Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises felt deeply “saddened by this accident”. Fortunately, none of the workers on board were included in any sort of injuries.
However, certain suspicions and conspiracies have been raised with this incident. The Hong Kong government is asking the owners for a report on how and why the ship sank. Investigations have also started from the very beginning to get to the root of this mishap.
What It Meant To The People
This restaurant held a lot of value for the people of Hong Kong. It was a case of pride for them. When the news was made public, the people didn’t take it normally. The social media was filled with the great loss. The Jumbo Floating Restaurant was even the main tourist attraction of Hong Kong. The country used to welcome many visitors each year from all around the world. Many farewell statements were released by the people of Hong Kong as they thought an era has come to an end. That too quite miserably.
The ship was about 80 meters long in height. The restaurant could treat and serve about 2000 customers at a single time. They also had many ferries alongside to transport customers back to the land. There was a time when it was the largest floating restaurant all across the globe.