- Hong Kong’s Jumbo floating restaurant is now down on a coral reef, South China Morning Post reports.
- Earlier this year, the iconic tourist attraction began to sink after it capsized in the South China Sea.
- The restaurant closed in 2020 after the coronavirus devastated travel in the area.
Hong Kong’s once-iconic tourist destination, Jumbo Floating Restaurant, is now stranded on a coral reef with no rescue.
“We are still investigating the incident. The boat capsized and capsized and was stranded on a reef near Sansha [in Hainan]. As far as I know, this is the latest situation,” said the Hainan Maritime Safety Administration duty officer on Wednesday. South China Morning Post reports.
“We cannot determine how long the investigation will take. The investigation is being conducted in accordance with the relevant laws.”
After the pandemic forced the restaurant to cease operations in 2020, the famed restaurant struggled to keep up financially and eventually closed its doors for good. In June, Tugboats removed the restaurant from its floating location on the south side of Hong Kong Island.
Once moved off the coastline, the vessel began capsizing earlier this year when it entered water after a typhoon.
“The water entered quickly before it began to pour,” the company said in a statement, adding it was “sad about this incident.” According to AFP.
For 46 years, Jumbo Floating Restaurant has attracted international attention as the world’s largest floating restaurant, seating 2,300 diners.
While serving, the restaurant has surprised celebrities and tourists alike with a selection of more than 60 fresh seafood for their meals, including crab, lobster and a variety of fish.
It is unclear whether authorities intend to rescue the famous restaurant from its current watery resting place.