A few days ago, we were shocked by the news that one of our beloved ferries was starting to sink. This is probably due to being left unattended for a while. Of course, seeing the ferry nearly submerged in water sunken the hearts of many. Especially since all of us have our own fond memories of the iconic tourist attraction. Fortunately, thanks to the swift actions from the authorities, the sunken ferry floats again!
Old Beloved Ferry Floats Again After Receiving Intense Repair
Said by the Penang Port Commission (PPC) chairman, Datuk Tan Teik Cheng, they have started pumping water out of the ferry’s base. “After receiving the notice on Saturday (5th June), I immediately went to inspect the situation.” Apparently, there was a hole in the hull that caused river water to flow into the ferry’s machine room. As such, intense repairs were carried out for the past two days to restore the ferry.
He also explained that the ferry is old and inoperable, so it can no longer carry passengers or transport vehicles. However, Tan assured that they will continue to check on the ferry periodically so that this does not happen again.
Planning To Turn The Old Ferry Into A Museum
“We have decided to turn the ferry into a museum” Datuk Tan Teik Cheng continued. The ferry will be handed over to the appointed management company once the repair works are completed. It will be moved to Tanjung City Marina on Penang Island and displayed as a museum in the future.
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