South African ship stolen from Walvis Bay harbour

A South African container ship, the MV Umfolozi, has been stolen from Walvis Bay, where it has been docked since colliding with a South African-registered dredger, the MV Ingwenya, in September.

The Namibian Ports Authority confirmed it had disappeared on Wednesday and said the port captain, Vladimir Gusev, had been suspended.

It is believed the vessel sailed north into Angolan waters.

The Namibian and Angolan defence forces are co-operating in the search for the Umfolozi.