Source:Malaysia Daily News
Submitted by Desmond Chen
Sarikei barge stuck under Nyelong Bridge, 13 & 15 Feb 2009
Source: Borneo Post
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Submitted by: Desmond Chen
Eastern Times 13 Feb 2009
By Michael Chiew
SARIKEI: A partially sunken barge, laden with logs, was stuck underneath the newly completed Sungei Nyelong Bridge after it got loose from its mooring yesterday morning.
It took almost three hours for a tug-boat to free the barge from underneath the bridge.
Prior to the incident, the tug-boat operator had secured the barge to a tree upriver. The swift and strong water currents had caused the barge to shift position and uprooting the tree at the same time.
The tug-boat operator had a hard time to free the barge and the operation attracted many curious spectators, including motorists using the bridge. The barge was finally freed when the tide ebbed. During the operation to free the barge, two speedboats were seen busy retrieving logs that got loose from the barge.