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HISTORY – The Day a Cargo Ship Washed up on Cheung Chau Beach

In September, 1983, a Cypriot freighter called ‘City of Lobito’ beached on Cheung Chau island after being washed ashore by Typhoon Ellen.┬áThe 6000-tonne cargo ship narrowly avoided smashing into newly built beachside apartments (by just 30 metres). Islanders took care of the 21 Filipino crew members until they were repatriated. The shipping company went bankrupt.