Thursday, August 14, 2008

Scenes - Sarikei Cargo Wharf 2007

Sarikei Cargo Wharf, 2007
Between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Rejang River



Sarikei Cargo Wharf, 2007
Between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2
Rejang River


Sarikei Cargo Wharf, 2007
After Terminal 2, next to kampung
Rejang River


In the 1960-70s, goods normally came from Singapore and had to be cleared by the customs house at the Wharf Road and Jalan Kubu Lama junction. Now they often don't come from Singapore and can be unloaded immediately upon arrival at the 2 wharfs on either side of Terminal 2. If you have spare time, pop down to Rejang Esplanade to observe this beehive of activities.

4 comments:

nelson said...

how about the other wharf near the most beautifully decorated toilet by Nyelong River? is it wharf no.3?

Kanga said...

In the 50-70's, it was man-power to load/unload goods. We see forklifts used now. In another 20-30 years, it may be robots doing the work on Sarikei wharf. I hope I live to see that!

Daniel Yiek said...

Nelson,
You are right. There's a 3rd cargo wharf next to the Nyelong River Esplanade. I don't know the unloading rules on who gets to use which wharf though.

Kanga,
Wharf coolies is still cool. ;-)

Daniel Yiek said...

Massive Sarawak blackout impacts Sarikei too on Aug 9. Only Bintulu and Limbang were not affected. Read on...


http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/state_news/news.php?id=351892&cat=sre

August 10, 2008 19:29 PM

Sarawak CM Wants Immediate Probe Into Blackout


KUCHING, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud wants an immediate investigation into the massive three-hour blackout which hit Kuching, Miri and Sibu Saturday.

He said he would direct State Secretary Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot to compile a comprehensive report on the incident to prevent a recurrence.

"I have yet to receive a detailed report on the incident," he told reporters after witnessing the close of the sixth round of the Cub Prix Malaysia Petronas AAM Sprinta Championship at the Sarawak Stadium Sunday.

Taib noted that Sarawak's power supply was adequate for domestic and industrial use and that investors had not complained on any power crisis.

Meanwhile, initial investigations by the Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation Berhad (Sesco) has indicated the blackout does not smack of sabotage.

State Public Utilities Minister Datuk Seri Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said a trip in the power generators at the Batang Ai hydroelectric dam and Sejingkat Power Corporation (SPC) due to insufficient generation capacity was identified as the cause of the blackout at 6.45pm.

Awang Tengah, who is also second minister of planning and resource management, said: "It is purely a technical problem and every effort is being undertaken to avoid the recurrence of the tripping incident," he told reporters after attending a briefing by senior Sesco officials at the Sesco headquarters here.

"There is no fault in the overall system and the only suspect was the operational malfunctioning of the over-current production relay at the Selangau 275 kV substation, which was de-activated."

In a seven-paragraph statement, he said Sarawak suffered a major power interruption because the grid was not operating under normal operating condition since 11.45am Saturday due to a shutdown to the circuit between Bintulu and Sibu.

He said the shutdown was to enable the new Selangau substation to connect to the Mukah coal-fired power station, which was expected to be commissioned by year-end to the grid as part of the system expansion and reinforcement programme.

At 6.39 pm, he said, the circuit between Selangau and Kemena in Bintulu division being the remaining circuit in operation, tripped and caused the system to split into two sub-systems.

"Due to insufficient generation capacity to meet the load demand in Kuching-Sibu sub-system, the generators in Batang Ai and SPC tripped, causing blackout in areas in Kuching-Sri Aman-Sarikei-Sibu," he added.

-- BERNAMA

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