PRINCESS of the Orient

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BACKGROUND

The Story

Princess of the Orient was a cruise ship sunk in 1998 during a tropical storm off the coast of the Manila Bay, Philippines. Although many onboard were saved, hundreds perished in the sea.

The ship is now under 105meters of water in middle of the shipping channel. The current surrounding the shipwreck is strong and unpredictable.

In 2002, a group of Hong Kong divers went to find this ship and record its final resting place. This is the story about their adventure into the abyss.
Divers

Paul G. Neilsen, Australian, dive shop owner and world class technical diving instructor trainer, managed the diving operation and provide equipment support.

Man, Hong Kong, commercial diver, technical diving instructor and rebreather diver, bottom diver and support diver.

Andrew Couch, English, technical diving instructor and rebreather diver, logistics and training coordination.

Oliver, Hong Kong, graphic designer, technical diving instructor and rebreather diver, bottom diver and support diver.

Kelvin, Hong Kong, Storage Network Specialist, technical diver, hbottom diver and support diver.

Jonathan, Hong Kong, student, technical diver and rebreather diver, bottom diver and support diver.

Production Team

Videographer

RTHK production 2010 Duration: 150 min Format: PAL HD
Corporate production 2002
Duration: 30 min
Format: PAL SD

Rob Jacobs
Calypso Multimedia Philippines
Yuen Ka fai

3D Animations
Oliver Cheung coordinated 3D animation of the ship Kuwa.

Director/Editor
Yuen Ka Fai produces underwater video projects for individuals and dive shops. He has done similar deep water work on the Princess of the Orient documentary. See Princess of the Orient DVD.