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Luxury yacht crashes into Robben Island

The 45ft (13.7m) luxury power yacht was sold to new Cape Town owners only last week.
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Luxury yacht crashes into Robben Island

The National Sea Rescue Institute NSRI rescued three crew members from a yacht after it ran aground on Robben Island on Tuesday June 8 2021.

According to TimesLIVE the 45ft (13.7m) luxury power yacht was sold to new Cape Town owners last week.

The boat set sail from Granger Bay on Tuesday afternoon and ran aground in thick fog east of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“On arrival at the scene, in calm seas and dense fog, the vessel was found to be hard aground and listing.”

“A rescue swimmer was deployed to swim and wade to the vessel. In relays of one at a time, the three crew were assisted to shore by the NSRI rescue swimmer and were assisted by department of forestry, fisheries and the environment officers on the land side,” said NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

The rescue operation took around five hours, from 8pm to around 1am.

 

 

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