SATURDAY October 8 1994 THE STAR
Barge which rammed into boats held
KLANG: The Marine Department has detained a barge which rammed into several boats, including the Sultan of Selangor’s Yacht, at the Royal Selangor Yacht Club on Thursday night.
A department official said the barge, laden with iron material, was scheduled to leave the port for Singapore yesterday but its departure had to be put off following the accident in which the Sultan’s yacht Puteri Kayangan, was scratched and two boats sank. The barge also damaged several other boats and demolished the club’s pontoon.
Two of the sunken boats were removed early yesterday and the area has been cleared.
Meanwhile, club secretary S.M. Foo said a meeting was held to access the damage.
“We will only be able to make the estimation once all the affected boat owners tally their losses,” he said.
He added that a club worker who was injured was recovering, but declined to reveal his name.