June 28 2021
It seems that the fire, which started on one boat, spread very quickly to its neighbors, without the firemen who came quickly on the spot being able to do much.
Although no casualties were reported - 35 yachtsmen were evacuated from the anchorage - this fire underlines the endemic problems related to typhoon shelters in Hong Kong.
The Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter is located on the edge of Ap Lei Chau, or "Duck Tongue Island", an island connected by a bridge to Hong Kong Island.
It is a traditional fishing area, which is also home to luxury yachts. A few hundred meters away, on the other side of the water, are the renowned yacht clubs Aberdeen Marina Club and Aberdeen Boat Club.