Barge destroys coral reef

Marang, Terengganu: A barge carrying pylons and cables beached at Pulau Kapas on Sunday night and is believed to have destroyed 1,000 sq metres of coral reef. The barge belonged to a company contracted to install solar-power generators for chalets on Pulau Kapas and Pulau Gemia. The state governmnet has ordered the Marine and Environment departments to assess the damage.

New Straits Times, Nation page 17, 13 February 2007