Friday, 16 March 2012

boon or bane?

The world's largest ore carriers, the Valemax...are coming to Lumut.
Imagine these ships sailing in and out of Lumut.
The people of Lumut and Pangkor will be affected in ways they never imagined before.
The entire landscape of Lumut & Pangkor is bound to change forever.
What if any of these ships suffer the same fate as Valemax Beijing which suffered massive structural damages when iron ore was being loaded into it last September.
What if a Valemax crashes into other vessels in Lumut?
What if there is an oil spill as a result?
No wonder China has banned them from docking at Chinese ports.
Something must be done to ensure the safety of the people and the environment here.