Deck containers, most of fuel are off Agulhas

EXACTLY a fortnight after running aground on the East London harbour wall, all of the deck container cargo aboard the stricken Safmarine Agulhas had been brought ashore by last night.

National Ports Authority (NPA) spokesperson Terry Taylor yesterday said salvors had also been successful in discharging 550 of the 660 tons of heavy fuel oil and most of the 88 tons of diesel from the tanks of the grounded vessel.