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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. The 6000-tonne cargo ship narrowly avoided smashing into newly built beachside apartments (by just 30 metres).

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Islanders took care of the 21 Filipino crew members until they were repatriated. The shipping company went bankrupt.

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