Tag Archives: on the water

An Australian ship in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has been the home of the busiest container port in the world for many years, seeing vessels from many countries. Here we see the Australian National Line’s “Australian Enterprise” underway on Victoria Harbour, with a 1970s Hong Kong […]

Continue reading

Posted in Transport | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hong Kong ferry that came to Australia

This is the story of a Hong Kong vehicular ferry called 民安(Man On)that once carried cars across Victoria Harbour, but ended up reconnecting the Australia city of Hobart. Photo by John Craike; via the Maritime Museum of Tasmania collection Double […]

Continue reading

Posted in Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hong Kong’s casino ships

The residents of Hong Kong love gambling, but there are is only one legal outlet – horse racing. The most common workaround for those wanting high stakes thrills is a short ferry trip to the casinos of Macau, but there is another one – boarding a casino ship bound for international waters.
Casino ship 'Jimei' steams slowly west through Victoria Harbour Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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 Continue reading

Posted in Transport | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fishing the waters of Hong Kong

Wherever you go in Hong Kong, it seems that if you can get to the water, you will see someone fishing. You can find them on the busy waterfront promenades of the New Towns. You can find them on the empty shores of the Outlying Islands. You can even find a few hardy types in tiny dinghies, dodging massive ships in the middle of Victoria Harbour. One thing in common with all these fishermen is the size of their catch: these tiny palm sized fish are someone’s dinner tonight. So why is their catch so small?

Catch of the day for local fishermen at Ma On Shan Continue reading

Posted in Everyday Life | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments