At around 4 AM today, Senangin Pier was badly damaged by a barge laden with rocks for building works at Precinct 4.
Not a case of drunken sailing. All hands on deck and in the tugboat were asleep! Somehow the anchor had slipped and the barge drifted towards Senangin Pier under high tidal currents. When it happened everyone on board jumped up screaming and shouting and the tugboat’s engine revved up to steer away.
The damage is extensive. Incidentally, Senangin Pier was struck by a barge about two years ago and the insurance claim, last discussed, has not been settled. Now this.
Confirmation byBen Yeoh, COO (9:24 AM): Senangin Pier is closed.