These headlines are very kind to suggest it was/is a mystery...
They were trying to give it away for free in HK. FREE. They were doing their rounds going door to door asking if anyone would take it for free and no one wanted to take it - even the potential white knight glow of having saved this iconic HK restaurant from doom wasn't enough to tempt a fellow HK corp to adopt the vessel.
Any shipyard willing to take this would have to be a junkyard specializing in dismantling vessels for scrap value.