Saturday, 12 September 2009

Live WebCam of beached ship in Bloubergstrand – updated every 2 minutes

Here’s a webcam that’s updated every 2 minutes (during the day): showing the ship (and Table Mountain).

The ship had 25 Turkish crew members on board.


The ship, Seli 1, ran aground just before midnight on Monday after massive swells and gale force winds sent waves crashing over the bow of the 77 metre Panamanian-registered coal bulk-carrier, which rolled and listed in the rising tide.
Twenty-five Turkish crew members had to be rescued. One of them was treated for mild hypothermia.

Here are some close-up pics of the cargo ship and rescue operation (from Aki Anastasiou’s blog – the presenter from Talk Radio 702) taken by Clinton Geyser:

Update on 30Nov2009:
Well done Darren Rahme – he’s decided to rescue the coast line by investing over R3m Rands to salvage the stricken ship and its contents: Developer buys coal from wrecked cargo vessel

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