Powerful Typhoon “Utor” Visited and Suspended in Shenzhen Bay Port
This is the first time that Shenzhen Bay Port was closed temporarily because of Typhoon this year. A plenty of vehicles and passengers have to change their lines for Huanggang, Luohu or Hutian port.
Affected by typhoon “Utor”, Shenzhen meteorological station issued a typhoon yellow early warning and Hong Kong also issued the No.8 typhoon warning ball. Yesterday, Shekou stopped all the shipping. Shenzhen Bay Port was closed temporarily yesterday morning. Most of the passengers changed their departure gate to Huanggang and Futian port.
The First Suspended Service this Year.
Yesterday afternoon, the reporter from Yangcheng Evening News went to Shenzhen Bay Port after the port was restored. Just several people were in the departure hall. According to the worker’s introduction in travel agency on the second floor, they mainly work on travelling to Hong Kong and Macao for foreign passengers. About 20 passengers changed their departure port.
The reporter knew, from Shenzhen bay border checkpoint, that affected by typhoon “Utor”, Hong Kong closed the Shenzhen bay bridge at 6:30 am Aug14. This is the first time that the Shenzhen bay bridge was closed this year. According to the Shenzhen bay border checkpoint policeman’s introduction, 6:20 this morning, after receiving notice from Hong Kong Immigration Department, they immediately take emergency measures.
Workers in Shenzhen bay border checkpoint reminded passengers that as across sea Highway Bridge, it is easy affected by typhoon and other bad weather. They suggested passengers who choose to depart from Shenzhen bay port should call Shenzhen centre station to know related information. Hot lines: 84496666 or 84496000, in case the bad whether will affect passengers’ travel.
Shekou Port Passenger Ships Were Stopped
Shekou port issued information in the official website at 9:00 am Aug14, predicting 100 shipping would be stopped that very day, more than 5000 passengers would be affected. 11:20am the dock issued information again and claimed that 122 shipping would be stopped because the typhoon aggravated. The shipping will recover in the morning of Aug15 at the soonest.
Even though Shekou Ferry Terminal has issued information in the afternoon of Aug13, many passengers got the information yesterday when they came to the dock. 100 passengers were detained only in one hour. In order to evacuate passengers, the terminal arranged 30 tour buses.
The customer service manager of Shenzhen Shekou port passenger transport enterprise co. LTD said: “passengers who will go to Macao, Zhonghuan, Hong Kong had better choose to Huanggang and Luohu port, and go the by laneway.
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