Hong Kong's landmark Jumbo Floating Restaurant has capsized in the South China Sea less than a week after being towed away from the city,

It was about 80 meters in length that had provided the best service for 4 decades to more then 3M guests

At a time the queen Elizabeth II, and famous actor Tom Cruise were the guest of this Hong Kong's Jumbo Floating Resturent. 

The Hong Kong's iconic floating restaurant capsized after taking on water near the Xisha Islands, also known as Paracel Islands, in the South China Sea.

The company said that no-one was injured, but efforts to save the vessel failed and it capsized on Sunday.

Company statement - "As the water depth at the scene is over 1,000 meters, [it makes it] extremely difficult to carry out salvage works," 

The company clarified that prior to its departure, the vessel had been thoroughly inspected by marine engineers, hoardings were installed, and all relevant approvals were obtained.

According to A. R. Enterprises the restaurant became a financial burden to its shareholders, with millions of Hong Kong dollars spent on its inspection and maintenance even though it was not in operation.