Saturday, December 5, 2009

Kenyir's Titanic

I saw many people doing boating activities, not wearing any life-jacket.

I'm doing the same thing too. whenever, i went to sg belat, the life jacket becomes my butt's padding.

It is plain stupid.

It is different here in Kenyir. The visitors and the boatmen normally put on their life jackets. It is automatic.
May be, because of the hidden danger of the submerge logs and the volume of the waters, it creates fear and force people to put on their life jacket.

The boathouse, once it parked and anchored, it wont sail away unless for the reasons of safety or heading home. That is why, each boathouse is equipped with at least 2 speedboats.

It's then up to you to explore the place and searching for promising spot. The boatmen really dont care about how you operate the speedboat as well as how good you are navigating without getting lost. They really don't care if you fill the boat with 12 people while it should be 3. And i dont know why. May be they want the costumers to think and act like adults and take care of their own safety.

But few don't!!!!!

and this is what happen when you failed to think straight.

We were preparing to head home when it's happen.

It happen because of overloaded. 4 adults took a boat ride. 1 of them is super over weigh sitting at the bow of the boat. Very bad decision. I'm not blaming the man for being fat. But you should know better. The boat can float, but once you open the throttle, the drag will pull the bow down. If the bow is under weigh, water will start pouring in and that what was happen .
Lucky for them, they put the life jacket on. They lost all the rods and reels, tackle boxes, baits and a couple of digital cams .
( this is the reason i don't bring mine when i went out boating)
They also lost they machoness. I really felt sorry for them.
In the panic, they tried to salvage the boat. If i were them, I will swim to shore for safety first. May be they tried to be responsible.
Amy Darling said: " This happen becos the Dato ( evil spirit) angry at them. They were karaokeing all the time.Now the Dato is angry and punished them"

The boatman came to help

He towed the sinking boat to the shore. All we can do was, watch and making comments.

The sinking boat lost its engine. RM2-3k went down deep in the lake.

The overweigh man at the stern. He was the last person who climbed back up the boathouse. I felt sorry the most for him. Well dude, cheer up, shit does happen. I hope the rest of the pack wont blame him for the incident. Everybody on that boat not thinking straight and wisely.
You should click this picture to enlarge it because you can see there is a bamboo raft between the boat and the boathouse. When i was exploring various spots on the previous day, I saw that raft 7-8 km away from our camp. It was tied to a small island with a wooden hut on it. It seem, nobody was on that island. Later that evening, the dudes on Class A boathouse towed the raftback . They were so happy and celebrating their finding. They even towed the raft few feet in front of our boathouse to show off.
And I think, it was the reason why they sank. They stole the raft and now they lost theirs. It was an instant KARMA.