Attempts to refloat container ship continue

A salvage team will try to remove containers tonight from a ship which ran aground on a sandbank near the East London harbour last week, the National Ports Authority (NPA) said.

“We are preparing equipment and the heavy lifting crane that arrived here today (Monday), and as soon as that is done we will discharge containers from the vessel on to shore,” Terry Taylor, the NPA spokesperson, said earlier in the day.