Grounded ship declared an unsalvageable wreck

The grounded Safmarine Agulhas is an unsalvageable wreck and the rest of its cargo cannot be removed, the National Port Authority (NPA) said.

Terry Taylor, the NPA East London spokesperson, said it was too dangerous for salvors to remove the remaining 90 containers from the flooded holds.

The 19-year-old vessel will officially be declared a wreck, then a tender will be issued in the next few days for cutting it up and removing it. The NPA requires that the vessel be completely removed.