I encountered this unfortunate boat on my Muziris Heritage Tour. I was traveling in a boat through the tributaries of River Periyar. Close to the North Paravur in Cochin, there are a lot of boat construction workshops. On either banks of the river, you can spot boats are being constructed. The constructors here get orders even from distant regions like Dubai. Every single day one or the other boat makes her first ware tour. However, this boat couldn't quite make it to the water. After the construction was over, while the boat was being pushed into the water, it toppled! It might look like a bad omen. I wondered how the builder and owner of the boat felt after such a mishap!