Thanks to BBC News for this:

The Jumbo Floating Restaurant, a famous Hong Kong landmark has sunk, days after it was towed away from the harbor where it operated for nearly 50 years.

On June 19, 2022, while being towed in the South China Sea, it experienced bad weather and capsized near the Paracel Islands in waters over 3,000 feet deep. There were no casualties.

Jumbo Floating Restaurant sinking map

Aberdeen Restaurant Enterprises said it was “very saddened by the incident” but that no crew members were injured.

The restaurant closed in March 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo Floating Restaurant is towed away in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Hong Kong’s iconic restaurant on Tuesday departed the city, after its parent company failed to find a new owner and lacked funds to maintain the establishment amid months of COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

More than 3 million guests are believed to have eaten its Cantonese cuisine over the years, including the Queen, Tom Cruise and Richard Branson.

It had featured in several films – including a Bond movie – but the pandemic dealt the business a fatal blow as diners turned away.

Jumbo Floating Restaurant (Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong)

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