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 Post subject: Ferry stranded
PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:10 pm 
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7:20 ferry from Yung Shu Wan to Aberdeen broken down. Currently waiting for rescue boat.

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I take it you are not still there Tavis???? :lol:


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Hope you have finally arrived at your destination Tavis??


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 Post subject: ferry drifting
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Stay calm and start rationing food and water!


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Haha!
The Tung Chung to Tai O ferry arrived to take us on to Aberdeen.
Safe and sound thanks! :)

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Latest FB update from a ferry passenger yesterday:

"All home safe and sound. Ferry staff and rescue boat very professional.

One engine failed after a reverse engine stop as a boat passed from right to left across our bow by the lighthouse."

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Yesterdays 8am YSW ferry to Central broke down in the middle of the sea as well. Announcements were only made in Chinese, so most of the expats were having no idea what was happening. After a few repairs, the ship continued on. Causing a few folks to be late i'm sure. Is it the season for a tune up of the ferry engines?


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Robert Hope-Jones writes and sends videos via WhatsApp, live from the ferry this afternoon, Aug 2, 2013:

"Lamma ferry stops for heavy rain.
Never happened before, but with so much rain falling I am not surprised!"

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I have been on ferries in torrential rain, whereas you can see absolutely nothing outside. Visibility Zero. I find these journeys a tad scary.

But isn't it more dangerous if you stop??? Lots of other vessels in the area, and the lack of engines would mean you bounce around like a cork on swollen, choppy seas?

Is this the right thing to do?


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Its only dangerous if you get run down by a massive ship in Lamma channel or...


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