MV Safmarine Agulhas
The container ship Safmarine Agulhas went aground off the port of East London.
The accident occurred shortly after the ship sailed from the port, bound for Durban. There were strong winds blowing and a 3m swell running at the time. Approximately one kilometre outside the port entrance the vessel reported it had lost all engine power. The ship was blown back towards the rocky western breakwater but went aground on a sandbank, about 200m from the breakwater .
DISA International was engaged to perform all diving and rigging work as well as provide and general assistance during the removal and scrapping of the Safmarine Agulhas.
Client: Mammoet Salvage
Location: East London, South Africa