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Crew rescued from sinking bulk carrier off Saldanha Bay

by Selwyn Bergman
on 24 Jul 2009
Oceanography SA
Oceanography SA

Twenty crew members were rescued from a sinking bulk carrier just off Saldanha Bay. The vessel, carrying a cargo of 22 500 metric tons of sugar, was en route from Brazil to India.

The captain of the Greek-owned Ioannis NK reported at 06:00 that the vessel was taking on water and listing. Two airforce helicopters were dispatched and the entire crew was safely evacuated to Saldanha Bay.

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