Yukun to be berthed in the city and open for pub­lic tours for the first time

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF HKSAR - By CAR­RIE QIU in Hong Kong car­rieqiu@chi­nadai­lyhk.com Yukun Yukun, Yukun Yukun Yukun Yukun Yukun

Hong Kong peo­ple will be the first in the world to in­spect the na­tion’s highly in­no­va­tive train­ing ves­sel as the ocean­go­ing ship will be open for pub­lic vis­its dur­ing its stay in the spe­cial ad­min­is­tra­tive re­gion.

As part of cel­e­bra­tions to mark the 20 th an­niver­sar y of Hong Kong’s re­turn to the moth­er­land, pub­lic vis­its to

— one of the world’s most ad­vanced train­ing ships — are or­ga­nized for Satur­day, Sun­day and Tues­day. Vis­i­tors can join guided tours to the ship’s bridge, can­teen and li­brary, and see dor­mi­to­ries used by stu­dents train­ing on the ship.

Tours will be or­ga­nized for Hong Kong stu­dents from se­condary schools and mar­itime schools dur­ing the ship’s stay.

owned by the Dalian Yukun Mar­itime Univer­sity (DMU), is a 116-me­ter ves­sel for fur­ther train­ing of peo­ple who have al­ready ac­quired mar­itime skills. Set­ting sail from Dalian, Liaon­ing province, on June 25 the train­ing ship will be berthed at the Ocean Ter­mi­nal in Tsim Sha Tsui un­til Wed­nes­day.

This is the ship’s sec­ond visit to the spe­cial ad­min­is­tra­tive re­gion; it was an­chored here in 2015.

Li Chi-wai, chair­man of Hong Kong Sea­men’s Union, said the

will let the pub­lic see the strides the coun­try has made in mar­itime ed­u­ca­tion. Li’s union is one of sev­eral lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions which in­vited the ves­sel to Hong Kong.

He added that vis­it­ing would be par­tic­u­larly ben­e­fi­cial to the city’s young peo­ple. Many were not aware of the coun­try’s lat­est mar­itime devel­op­ments.

Echo­ing Li, Wang Fengwu,

is the ticket price for pub­lic vis­its on which will be do­nated to non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion the Com­mu­nity Chest of Hong Kong

deputy-di­rec­tor of the DMU del­e­ga­tion and party sec­re­tary of DMU Nav­i­ga­tion Col­lege, said

would im­prove com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween mar­itime stu­dents in Hong Kong and those on the main­land.

Wang said that as one of the busiest ports in the world, Hong Kong needed more peo­ple skilled in mar­itime and re­lated in­dus­tries.

“The DMU has many alumni work­ing in Hong Kong. We wel­come Hong Kong stu­dents to go on ex­change pro­grams and study at the DMU,” said Wang.

Launched in 2008, has trained 10,000 stu­dents ma­jor­ing in mar­itime-re­lated ar­eas. Th­ese in­clude nav­i­ga­tion sci­ence, con­trol en­gi­neer­ing, ma­rine en­gi­neer­ing and en­vi­ron­men­tal en­gi­neer­ing. The ves­sel is well-equipped with the lat­est radar and other tech­nolo­gies. Un­like sim­i­lar train­ing ships, does not have any cargo space. This pro­vides more room for stu­dents to prac­tice op­er­at­ing skills. The ves­sel can take as many as 196 stu­dents on board dur­ing each voy­age.

Tick­ets for the pub­lic are avail­able after a do­na­tion of HK$10 per vis­i­tor to non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion the Com­mu­nity Chest of Hong Kong. Vis­i­tors are ad­vised not to wear slip­pers or san­dals on the ship.

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To cel­e­brate the 20th an­niver­sary of Hong Kong’s re­turn to the coun­try, — Dalian Mar­itime Univer­sity’s ad­vanced ocean­go­ing train­ing ship — will be berthed at Ocean Ter­mi­nal, Har­bour City, un­til Wed­nes­day.

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