08 June 2005

Drifting ship blown ashore by strong winds

A Maltese-registered vessel has run aground at Great Fish Point on the Transkei coast.

The Kiperousa, with a crew of 25 people, was battered by the sea on Tuesday as her crew battled with a serious engine room problem.

It was reported that the ship was drifting without power in the Agulhas current before she was blown ashore by strong wind.

The ship reported her emergency to the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre shortly before noon on Tuesday.

Source: www.iol.co.za


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