Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Hong’s boat aground after typhoon

Our favourite diving boat, Hong’s junk has run aground after Typhoon Molave on Saturday night. I’ve not got details yet, but it looks as though it broke its mooring and wound up on the breakwater near the pier at Tai … Continue reading

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More on Ping Chau diver’s death

Yesterday SCMP had a story about the diver who died while diving off Ping Chau on Thursday night. He was part of a group of over 10 people who were staying in a rented house there and had been diving … Continue reading

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Diver dies at Tung Ping Chau

I’ve heard a report from one of the Chinese news websites that a diver died after diving at Tung Ping Chau last night. He was reported to have had trouble breathing and Marine Police were called. The incident happened at … Continue reading

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Wader seen for first time in Hong Kong

According to the SCMP, a great thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris) was seen at Mai Po last Wednesday. This bird is native to south and south-east Asia and is common in Vietnam but doesn’t normally travel long distances.  There is speculation that … Continue reading

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Diving NE corner of Beaufort Island, Hong Kong.

With a forecast of heavy rain and squally thunderstorms following on from a week of heavy rain, I wasn’t expecting a great deal from Saturday’s dive. In fact the Underwater Club had cancelled their Sunday dive because of the weather … Continue reading

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Don’t rubbish Hong Kong waters

The Marine Department says that the amount of trash collected from Hong Kong waters has more then doubled in the last 10 years, from 6,750 tonnes in 1998 to 12,900 tonnes last year. This excludes 15,500 tonnes that were collected … Continue reading

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Report into the Port Island fatality

I’ve just come across a report into the fatal accident off Port Island (Chek Chau / 赤洲) on 27 July 2008, where a diver was killed by a turning propellor. It was compiled by the Marine Accident Investigation Section of … Continue reading

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Divers body found

The body of the diver who went missing off Bluff Island has been found. This from the SCMP: “The body of Ho Hing-tung, 45, a paediatric doctor at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, who went missing while diving in Sai … Continue reading

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Search to resume

Again, from SCMP’s brief section – “Search for diver to resume today A search for a diver who went missing on Sunday off Bluff Island in Sai Kung was suspended at 6.30pm yesterday and was to resume today. The man, … Continue reading

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Search for missing diver

Not got much detail on this, but the SCMP’s “In Brief” section has the following: “Rescuers search for missing diver A man in his 30s or 40s was reported missing after going diving at Ung Kong Wan in Sai Kung … Continue reading

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WWF concerned for Hong Kong’s dolphins

WWF is saying that the Hong Kong government should designate no-go areas in the sea off North Lantau, to try and protect the Chinese white dolphin. Their concerns are because the whole area is likely to be affected by major … Continue reading

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RGS Lecture on Hong Kong’s geological history

On Tuesday 12 May 2009 THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY – HONG KONG is hosting  a presentation by Dr Raynor Shaw and Professor Bernie Owen on “Hong Kong Landscapes: 400 Million Years of Geological History”. It will be at  2/F Olympic … Continue reading

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