Fire swept through the former trans-Atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong today (9 Jan) - and a harbour spokesman says she will never sail again.
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Background: Fire swept through the former trans-Atlantic liner Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong today (9 Jan) - and a harbour spokesman says she will never sail again.
The cause of the fire isn't known - but it's already announced that an investigation will be held.
At one time during the fire, tenders were ordered to stop spraying water into the burning ship because she'd taken on a 17 degree list.
But as flames continued to range through the superstructure, the fireman were told to resume fire-fighting.
The first marks the end of a dream for Hong Kong shipping magnato, Mr. C.Y. Tung who has spent more than eleven million dollars (4.6 million pounds Sterling) is buying and renovating the liner for conversion into a floating university.