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2 university students injured at the Bos 400 wreck

The NSRI said the crane barge wreck is at an advanced stage of deterioration with rusted steel on the wreck threatening to collapse...
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2 university students injured at bos 400 ship wreck

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has appealed to the public to avoid the Bos 400 shipwreck in Hout Bay, Cape Town, after 2 University students were injured at the site on Sunday 22 August 2021.

The students, aged 21 and 23, were injured after they had reportedly jumped off the crane of the BOS 400 wreck.

When emergency services arrived on the scene the two students were in the care of their fellow hikers including a student nurse, first aiders and an off-duty NSRI Witsand crewman.

Both patients were treated for serious injuries, including lacerations, abrasions and hypothermia.

The NSRI said the crane barge wreck is at an advanced stage of deterioration with rusted steel on the wreck threatening to collapse and rusted steel that has fallen off the wreck and submerged in the water around the wreck making the wreck and the surrounding water unsafe.

“It appears that various web sites encourage the exploration of the shipwreck but a number of incidents over the past year has claimed serious injuries to public members who have climbed aboard and jumped into the water from the crane,” the NSRI said in a statement.

 

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