Agulhas salvors will copy Umfolozi ship rescue

SALVORS working to free the stricken 17000-ton Safmarine Agulhas from her precarious perch on the East London harbour sea wall, favour using the same strategy the company employed when it successfully refloated the 133-metre-long container ship Umfolozi in the Walvis Bay harbour last year.

Smit Salvage successfully raised the Umfolozi from where the vessel sank alongside a Walvis Bay harbour quay after colliding with the dredger Ingwenya as she was leaving port for Cape Town.