Search for stolen container ship called off

Windhoek – Namibian security forces have abandoned the search for a SA-registered container vessel, MV Umfolozi, which was reported stolen a week ago.

It is believed that the 133-metre-long ship is headed northwards, possibly to Russia.

The Umfolozi had been docked at Walvis Bay since September last year, after a collision with another SA-registered vessel, the dredger MV Ingwenya, belonging to the SA National Ports Authority.