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Fishing Trawlers Run Aground

 
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Aug 03, 2008 03:06 |  #1

See the story behind these in the third post.

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Aug 03, 2008 03:06 |  #2

Last four.

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A few in black and white:

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Aug 03, 2008 03:08 |  #3

And the story:

Originally posted on News24 (external link):
High drama off Cape coast
31/07/2008 20:30 - (SA)

Cape Town - The crews of two fishing boats have been brought to safety at Melkbosstrand after both ran aground in rough seas.

About 20 crew were brought to safety.

The NSRI's Rhine Barnes said on Thursday afternoon they'd been called out after a 20m fishing trawler, Weskus 1, confirmed it was running aground at Kreeftebaai near Melkbosstrand.

Her six crew were preparing to abandon ship in swells of up to 6m and a 30-knot wind, he said.

"The incident followed an initial report to Maritime Rescue Authorities just after 10:00, Weskus 1 reported to have rope fouled around her propeller."

A fishing trawler, Seawin Sapphire, which happened to be in the area at the time, tried to help.

While Seawin was attempting to assist Weskus 1, she reported to Maritime Authorities to have hit a reef and sustained damaged to her propeller, but neither vessel was prepared to declare an emergency at the time.

Cops helped crew ashore

"(But) just after 14:00 Weskus 1's skipper declared that his crew could no longer prevent his vessel from running aground and the National Ports Authority activated the NSRI.

"We launched our rescue craft Spirit of Rotary Blouberg, NSRI Table Bay launched their rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom and NSRI Bakoven were placed on alert.

"When we arrived at the scene, Weskus 1 had run aground and her crew had been helped ashore by NSRI volunteers and local police.

"No one was injured except for some suffering mild hypothermia.

"It should be noted that under the extreme circumstances the local police who had responded to the scene in their patrol vehicles, entered the surf in full uniform to help victims ashore.

"Seawin, with 13 crew on-board, was about 700m off-shore at this stage, and her skipper reported his vessel to be in difficulties with her damaged propeller.

"It had been damaged earlier after hitting a reef while trying to assist Weskus 1, and in the big surf she too drifted towards shore and was at risk of running aground.

"Attempts were made to get the crew off Seawin, but conditions were too rough and just after 17:10 she too ran aground.

"Her 13 crew jumped from the vessel and were assisted ashore by NSRI volunteers, police divers and metro rescue divers.


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Aug 03, 2008 05:46 |  #4

Fantastic shots, well done ;)


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Aug 03, 2008 07:25 |  #5

Nicley shot...But I feel bad, Admiring photos of a terriable bit of luck.


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Aug 03, 2008 09:20 |  #6

Good find & very nice shots!

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Aug 03, 2008 13:36 |  #7

Thanks all. :)


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Aug 03, 2008 14:45 |  #8

Excellent shots, and great story. Numbers four and eight being my favorites of the lot.

The situation is so calm in the photos, greatly contrasting with my imagination of what the evening must have been like. Six meter swells, high winds, and dark of night, must have made for a bit of chaos! Also enjoying the camaraderie of the Seawin, glad everyone made it. Thanks for posting!




  
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Aug 03, 2008 16:45 |  #9

awesome shots! and very interesting as well.




  
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Aug 05, 2008 19:40 |  #10

Excellent shots!


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Aug 05, 2008 19:42 |  #11

Nice shots. thanks for the background story.


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Aug 05, 2008 21:07 |  #12

great shots and interesting story, good job there was no loss of life.


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