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What's With Warships In Hong Kong?  
User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Last week, there was a US Warship docked right opposite my house, 500metres away, at the middle of harbour. Now this week, there is a Canadian one close the where the US one was and at some distance, there is a Chilian Navy Training ship which is a "Tall Ship" I wonder what's with all those ships in such a short time!

Pacific

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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Could have something to do with naval operations in the Indian Ocean (ie Afghanistan)

B4e-Forever New Frontiers


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

Probably an exercise. Chile is not participating in the war on terror.

User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

I think there is a long history of naval visits in Hongkong. When I was there in 1998, there was a US warship at the Ocean Terminal. It was a carrier for large helicopters and other stuff for a seaside invasion. I even managed to get a guided tour on that ship. One of the marines told me that they do a "cruise" when the crew is new on the boat. That ship was based in Japan and sailed down to Hongkong for some days as a excercise.

When I was back there in november 2000, a French warship was in Hongkong, also standing at the Ocean Terminal, in the middle of the city.

Well, my visit on USS Dubuque back in 1998 was long before the attack against USS Cole and also before 9/11. I don't think that it would be possible to get on those ships as tourists now.

Michael
http://airways.ch



User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

"Chile is not participating in the war on terror."

Certainly not in sailing ship I hope anyway. Those tall ships go everywhere and just fly the flag. Lots of fun to be on board too.



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User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Well, we don't get visits every day so I was wondering why all those boats came to HK all of a sudden! Especially when they're docked right outside my window!

Pacific


User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Warships from all countries visit HK on a regular basis - absolutely no big deal.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1116 times:

That tall ship looks fantastic, I just wish I could have taken a photo of it.

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Oh, about those tall ships -- I remembered from a few years ago that there was a tall ship race from Hong Kong to Japan (I think). Dozens of tall ships gathered in HK prior to the race and most of them were berthed at the harbor near the Ocean Terminal/Harbour City area. I was at our office in one of the upper floors at the Gateway Tower (Harbour City) for that one day, and it was an absolutely magnificent sight. Picture this scene in your mind --- all the tall ships in the harbor with the glass and steel skyscrapers on HK Island in the background, overlooked by Victoria Peak. Somehow, I found it hard to concentrate on my work that day!!

Too bad I didn't have my camera with me.  Sad


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

949,

I remember seeing one or two at that time but they were out near Lantau. Get a small digi camera for your work bag  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

I was at Pacific Club seeing those tall ships setting sail for Japan. One of them had a fibreglass hull I think, which is surprising. Yep, I know we often get visits but i was finding the simultaneous visits by warships of multiple countries rather unusual and interesting.

Pacific


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