On Wednesday (18 August) the Macao Ferry terminal in Hong Kong was crowded with relatives of victims killed or injured in Typhoon "Rosie" which had struck the harbour and surrounding district in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
GV Macao ferry pier and buses
SV Relatives of victims register names
CV & SV Women weeping (2 shots)
GV Crowd outside terminal
SV Sign "Fat Shan" TILT to people buying tickets (2 shots)
GV EXTERIOR.. damaged buildings
Initials ES.13.30 ES.1410
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Background: On Wednesday (18 August) the Macao Ferry terminal in Hong Kong was crowded with relatives of victims killed or injured in Typhoon "Rosie" which had struck the harbour and surrounding district in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Many in the crowd were seeking news of survivors, while others were registering as relatives of the missing. Despite this, business and travel was once again returning to normal, although nearby factories which had suffered extensive storm damage were unable to resume production. This coverage was supplied by our Visnews Office in Hong Kong.
SYNOPSIS: At the Macao ferry terminal in Hong Kong, relatives of the victims of Tuesday's Typhoon "Rosie" gather waiting for news, and registering their names. At least 70 crew-members of the ferry "Fat Shan" were believed dead after the vessel had capsized and sunk at the height of the storm. Only four survivors were found, and hope had been abandoned of finding others.
Despite the tragedy, business and travel quickly got back to normal, with crowds of commuters queuing for tickets to Macao on the "Fat Shan's" sister ferry, while debris left by the storm was being cleared.
Nearby factories however were unable to resume production because of a power blackout and severe damage.