NSRI tow the passenger ferry to Robben Island:

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Update: NSRI tow the passenger ferry to Robben Island:

Quentin Botha, NSRI Table Bay station commander, said: Following the successful rescue of passengers from the Robben Island passenger ferry “Thandi” and once all of the casualty crew and passengers were safely taken to the Port of Table Bay the NSRI Table Bay sea rescue craft “Spirit of Vodacom” went back out to sea to join the NSRI Headquarters sea rescue craft “Spirit of Round Table” and the NSRI Hout Bay sea rescue craft “Albie Matthews” (on the scene at the listing casualty ferry) and a towline was rigged from the sea rescue craft “Spirit of Vodacom” onto the casualty ferry and the casualty ferry was towed to Murray’s Bay harbour at Robben Island.


Once safely berthed water extrication pumps were used by NSRI crew and the casualty ferry was pumped free of water and re-floated and secured to a berthing where she remains berthed at Murray’s Bay harbour, Robben Island.

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Pic: By NSRI Table Bay. The casualty ferry being towed by the NSRI Table Bay sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom into Murray’s Bay harbour

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