River to close two days for Kapit Mini Powerboat Race
KAPIT: The Controller of Sarawak Rivers Board (SRB) yesterday issued a notice to all ship owners, masters, agents, all shipping communities and the general public that the section of Batang Rajang in front of Kapit Town (approximately 1km long) will be closed to riverine transpaort on Saturday (5 Oct) and Sunday (6 Oct), from 7.00am to 5.00pm.
The notice read, ‘In conjunction with the Kapit Mini Powerboat Race 2013 organise by Kapit Divisional Powerboat Association (KADPA), Kapit, the section of Batang Rajang in front of Kapit Town (approximately 1km long) will be closed to riverine traffic on 5 and 6 Oct, from 7.00am to 5.00pm”.
Mariners are advised to navigate with extreme caution and to reduce speed when navigating near the vicinity.
All shipping communities and the public are advised to give full co-operation and adhere to instructions given by the Kapit Mini Powerboat Race 2013 officials to avoid any untoward incident during the event.
Any inconvenience caused is very much regretted, the notice read.