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1950s Macau Ferry Fat Shan

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1950s Macau Ferry Fat Shan
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Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, January 1, 1955

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Lost with 88 of 92 of its crew and passengers on 16-17th August 1971 in Typhonn Rose.

 

Couldn't dock in HK, so anchored and tried to 'ride out' the storm. 

 

Slipped anchor, drifted violently westwards as far as Kap Sui Mun and capsized..........perhaps the second biggest loss of life at sea in HK* after the 1914 'Tai On' piracy which cost the lives of all but 165 of its 433 passengers and crew.

 

*[technically in China's waters at the time]