Daily News – Ground, damaged or lost: ship owners charge the cost of the monster storm | Trending News

2018-09-18T21:03:37+00:00 September 18th, 2018|


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votes were among the biggest casualties of typhoon man cut in Hong Kong with hundreds washed ashore damaged or sunk while at a yacht club the devastation was such that staff had to swim to work luxury vessels binky’s and other boats at various sizes were battered inside conch while two yacht clubs on middle island off deepwater Bay on Hong Kong Island face destruction on a scale not seen before after the strongest typhoon in the city’s recorded history struck on Sunday while the damage was still being assessed on Tuesday a yacht club manager said long negotiations on insurance claims would come next for boat owners I have never seen such a powerful typhoon in my 25 year stint in Hong Kong Aberdeen Boat Club general manager philippe de mani said on tuesday body pulled from sea as police investigate possible typhoon death we are still counting inventory because many Dinky’s and kayaks were piled up or lost during powerful waves man Kat Moulton Kong with 175 km/h 109 miles per hour winds and there was a record storm surge with flood waters reaching their highest levels since 1904 according to the city’s forecaster waves plowed across the two-lane repulse Bay Road into the periphery of the Hong Kong Golf Club and deep water Bay leaving a layer of sand and knocking over fences Hong Kong faces days of uncertainty amid struggle to recover from Mankato because of severe damage for pulse based sea view promenade was blocked for urgent repairs which meant the sampan ferry pier to middle island was out of service also out of action were the power and water supply on the island with some electricity cables exposed Domane said the club’s kitchen changing rooms and storage on Middle Island were flooded like an aquarium outdoor lockers were missing and part of the pier surface had been washed away sailing can be restored in a week but other facilities will take a longer time he said the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club which also has facilities on Middle Island said it’s dinky fleet and dragon boats were badly damaged with many boats either scattered around or missing according to an internal letter to members on Monday some staff swam about 200 metres to the island from the promenade for work on Monday after Sam pans were submerged halting ferry services the post learned drone footage taken by the post showed the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s pontoons had broken up into sections during the typhoon and were drifting around in Saigon many yachts and dinghies were submerged at Haven while a dock yard was inundated with debris a 125-foot superyacht was left grounded on the promenade near cycling public pier with the port side of the vessel ripped open a few hundreds meters away at Shaha beach a 70 foot junk was washed ashore at Beach Boys Football Club the club’s Kiran combs said it was the second time a boat had landed at exactly the same place in the past year but this one was seriously damaged and the clubhouse would take a while to restore how much did typhoon man get cost as much as 1 billion dollars in Hong Kong alone an insurance agent said she had received seven inquiries for claims for damage two outs in the past 48 hours and expected more in coming days we came across a client whose boat’s hull was damaged during the typhoon but the boat is only covered by third-party liability which means he cannot claim for the damage she said