Samsa plans to move stricken Cape ship

2013-08-12 14:00
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Cape Town - The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) plans to move a stricken ship that ran aground off the southern Cape coast last week in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Kiani Satu ship ran aground off the Knysna coast on Thursday and it is believed that one of the tanks holding oil cracked, causing a leak into the ocean.

Samsa told News24 that it plans to move the ship at 05:00 on Tuesday morning when the tide is high.

Two tugs are on the scene and an aerial survey of the area determined that the oil is moving away from the coast.

It is unclear whether the ship's transponder was operational at the time of the incident.

The department of environmental affairs said the situation is under control.

Department spokesperson Zolile Nqayi told News24 there were a few reports of marine animals that had been harmed but said officials were on the scene and monitoring the situation.

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