We mess around with Nature at our peril. This apparently happened in the last 24 hours near Gurney Drive in Penang where extensive land reclamation is being carried out.
That barge was carrying rocks believed to be from the Lumut area while the excavator on the barge that capsized was trying to unload the rocks into the sea.
So which is the company responsible for this fiasco? Why were they operating during poor weather conditions and putting the crane operator in harm’s way? What does this say about the safety procedures adopted by the developer/contractor?
Why this land reclamation in the first place? For an eight-lane highway and more high-end property development. Just what we need.
Last month, the body of a boat capsize victim was found near Gurney Drive:
Rosmin, from Manjung, Perak, was among a group of seven quarry workers travelling on the boat from the Batu Uban Jetty on the south-eastern coast of the island to Tanjong Tokong on the northern coast when the vessel capsized after being hit by strong waves near its destination on Friday night.
And below you can see erosion eating into the Butterworth Outer Ring Road in Bagan Ajam after strong waves and high tide hit the mainland. This area is near where the controversial proposed tunnel is supposed to join the mainland. Still don’t believe climate change will affect us?