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We know why boat capsized - Samsa

2012-10-17 08:40

Cape Town - Maritime officials believe they know why the Miroshga charter boat capsized near Hout Bay on Saturday.

“We have a pretty good idea of what the problem is, and now we have to prove it,” SA Maritime Safety Authority regional manager Dave Colly told the Daily News.

Two people died and a huge rescue mission was prompted after the boat tragedy happened near Duiker Island.

The Miroshga was towed into Cape Town Harbour on Sunday and investigators would examine it for clues to the boating tragedy.

Inspectors had not yet been able to access the boat due to gale force winds in the Mother City this week.

The boat apparently lost power in both engines after a wave broke over the stern and flooded it with water.  

At that stage, the vessel was in an area named Bakleiplaas, so called because of rough conditions experienced there.

Comments
  • haydn.gawronsky - 2012-10-17 08:54

    What an inciteful article, NOT! News24 you just made me waste 40 seconds of my life reading crap.

      robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-10-17 09:14

      You didn't HAVE to 'waste' time on it - just skip what you don't want to read! Simple, QED!

      haydn.gawronsky - 2012-10-17 09:30

      I read the article with the intention of gaining some information about the tragedy. Which sadly there was none. And by then I'd already wasted my time. I wish I was that gifted that I could know what is an article before reading it.Would save me hours.

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-10-17 10:03

    It is standard PR to give updates, whether readers think any of it is "news" or not. How many of you would gripe about silence or "no comment"?

  • phil.losopher.3 - 2012-10-25 10:25

    The real truth about SAMSA: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/SAMSA-Stay-out-of-the-seas-20121015

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