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The water-taxi was right, but I got it wrong. The jumbo floating restaurant was in one of HUD's dry docks. The two fellows I met there proved most informative and interesting. The jumbo is one of the many extremely varied types of craft that HUD repair within their excellent facilities.
For over a hundred years HUD have developed a depth of experi- ence, and proficiency that makes them unique in the shipping in- dustry in Asia.
Repair and conversion, largely depends on a combination of modern facilities, experienced management and a highly trained work force — usually based on a tradition handed down from father to son.
This is further backed up by a long established apprentice training scheme. The old and the new, a formidable combination that should make the shipowner of today sit up and think.
The facilities, equipment and Panamax floating dock at the new
Tsing Yi complex right beside the new container terminal really amazed me.
Suzy wasn't particularly taken by the evening; but at least I now have first hand experience of Asia's most experienced ship repair and conversion complex.
Built on Experience
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd.
Hung Horn, Hong Kong.
Tel.: 3-334111 Telex: 73547 HX
Jackson Marine Corporation,
N.Y. 10004, U.S.A. 17 Battery Place, New York,
Telex: 423175, 62685 Telephone: (212) 269 0937
I promised her an exotic dinner in Hong Kong and got myself dry-docked instead.
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