Source: DTN News - - K. V. Seth
(NSI News Source Info) HONG KONG- January 7, 2011: A wealthy Hong Kong businessman who operates a chain of Chinese restaurants in the U.K. has submitted a bid to purchase the decommissioned British aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, with plans to tow the vessel to China and convert it into an international school, according a report Friday in the English-language South China Morning Post.
Lam Kin-bong, 48, has bid 5 million pounds ($7.7 million) for the craft, which played a role in the British war against Argentina over the Falkland Islands in 1982, the report said. Lam said his plans for the 30-year-old vessel, which is being sold via online auction by Britain's Ministry of Defense, include berthing the stripped out hulk in Zhuhai where it will be converted into a school to promote cultural ties between China and the U.K., according to the report.
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