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Floating Hong Kong Jumbo restaurant drowning in the sea

(CNN) — famous hong kong floating restaurant sunk, just days after towing out at sea en route to an unspecified destination.

Jumbo Kingdom, three-story ship in one world’s largest floating restaurant was towed by tugboats last Tuesday after almost half a century moored in in the city’s southwestern waters.

restaurants main the boat was heading towards an unknown shipyard when it capsized on Saturday after meeting with “unfavorable conditions” off the Paracel Islands (also known as the Xisha Islands) in South China Sea, according to Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises Limited. in announcement on Monday.

Jumbo Kingdom in Hong Kong, pictured in 2014.

Bruce Yang / South China Morning Post / Getty Images

The boat sank more than 1000 meters (3280 feet), saving work “extremely difficult,” the statement said.

it added that Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises was “very saddened by this accident” and was working to collect more Details. None of the crew members were injured.

news was met with horror online, with many Twitter users complain about the inelegant ending one of The most recognizable historical symbols of Hong Kong. A little posted art depicting restaurant underwater, while others shared farewell messages.

Others saw the sinking ship as a darkly comic metaphor. for Estimated state of Hong Kong as city – still largely shut off from the rest of in world — clings on to pandemic restrictions after several years of political instability.

Length 260 feet (about 80 meters) restaurant was main boat of The Kingdom of Jumbo, which included an older and younger sister. restaurant boat, barge for seafood tanks, kitchen boat and eight small ferries to transport visitors from nearby piers.

In its golden days, Jumbo Kingdom starred in many Hong Kong and international movies as well as hosted visiting luminaries including Queen Elizabeth II, Jimmy Carter and Tom Cruise.

It was known for its sumptuous imperial-style façade, plethora of neon lights, massive commissioned paintings in the stairwell and its colorful Chinese-style motifs, including the golden throne in canteen.

But how about fishing? population in the southern harbor of the island has shrunk, restaurant group became less popular and have been in short supply since 2013. The Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted final blow, with in restaurant closed until further notice in 2020.

Maggie Hiufu Wong contributed to the report.

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Tyler Hromadka
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