Ship breaking in Hong Kong – Junk Bay 將軍澳 – late 1970s
IDJ: These shipbreaking images were taken in the Junk Bay (Tseung Kwan O 將軍澳) area around the late 1970s or early 1980s.
Junk Bay like Gin Drinkers Bay seemed to change by the month during this period with continuous reclamations so it’s very difficult to recognise some places over time. Especially when hills and mountains are flattened.
In the second image of a ship being prepared for breaking one of the sheds in the background has ARGOS written on it. This company was a contract labour supplier to CLP for a long period and ran their own fleet of double-decker buses to get their people to the Castle Peak Power Station site when it was under construction. When delivered from the UK these buses had the livery of which ever towns they were sourced from complete with UK destination rollers still in place.
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