MV Safmarine Agulhas

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
Period: 2006
Location: East London, South Africa