SA Agulhas sets sail on final voyage
Cape Town - South Africa's polar research and supply vessel, the SA Agulhas was to sail from the Cape Town harbour on Thursday on its final voyage.
It would take 21 members of the over-wintering team to Marion Island on the south Indian Ocean.
People flocked to the east pier of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to bid the boat farewell.
In typical local style, adults and children enjoyed the sunny day while eating boerewors rolls and chatting about their fond memories of the ship.
The wintering team boarded at 13:00, but was likely to leave only after 14:30, depending on immigrations and customs.
The SA Agulhas will be replaced by the modern SA Agulhas II, which arrives from Finland in early May.
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