Wa­ter gushes out of ferry floor­board

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

GE­ORGE TOWN: So­cial me­dia was aghast when a pic­ture show­ing wa­ter gush­ing out from the floor­boards of one of the fer­ries ply­ing the Penang Chan­nel was widely cir­cu­lated yes­ter­day.

For­tu­nately, the ferry did not spring a leak as some had spec­u­lated and ferry op­er­a­tor Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) re­leased a state­ment soon after to al­lay fears.

In a post on Face­book, the op­er­a­tor said the wa­ter com­ing out was fresh wa­ter from a stor­age tank and not seawa­ter as feared.

Wa­ter tanks will be filled with fresh wa­ter when the ferry docked to be used for the en­gine room, toi­lets and other pur­poses while cross­ing the sea.

“The crew will open the sound­ing hole while re­plen­ish­ing the wa­ter ... wa­ter will spurt out of the hole to in­di­cate that the tank is full. Once this oc­curs, the crew will close the sound­ing hole and con­tinue with the next em­barka­tion,” the post read.”– by Aaron Ngui

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