Moving dangerous goods on the seas of Hong Kong

On the waters of Hong Kong one can find many vessels carrying dangerous goods through the busy shipping lanes of Victoria Harbour.

Mid-stream cargo handling in Hong Kong

Some of the ships are large.

TurboJet hydrofoil cuts across the bow of tanker 'Golden Fareast' off Hong Kong Island

Others are much smaller.

Oil product tanker 'Carrie' on Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

As well as ships transporting goods, there are also bunker barges – vessels that refuel larger ships.

Dangerous goods vessel 'Wui Tung 6' beside Hong Kong Island

There is a dedicated fleet of vessels operated by Hong Kong’s Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) for the delivery of explosives.

Explosive carrying vessel "Eversafe No. 1" off West Kowloon in Hong Kong

And finally, road vehicles loaded with dangerous goods are not permitted in the road tunnels linking Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, so the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company operates a vehicular ferry service.

Double deck vehicular ferry at the Shell oil depot on Tsing Yi

It operates two dangerous goods ferry routes: a 12 minute run between North Point on Hong Kong Island and Kwun Tong in Kowloon around ten times a day, and an as-required service to Mui Wo on Lantau Island which takes around 90 minutes one way.

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