Fishermen survive ship

Fishermen on board a Sea Harvest deep sea trawler escaped unscathed when their vessel collided with a giant ore carrier about 64km off Saldanha on Wednesday night.

The 1 500-horsepower 46m Sea Harvest Tamara had 24 crew members onboard when the collision with the Anangel Splendour occurred at 10.30pm. The crew members were all rescued before the ship sank.

The SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) is conducting a full investigation into the cause of the accident.