Namibia: Stranded Vessel Still High And Dry

VERY little progress was made yesterday in dislodging the stranded fishing vessel Kolmanskop from the rocky perch on which it came to rest early Wednesday morning.

Strong winds ripped the fishing vessel from its mooring buoy inside the Walvis Bay port limits on Tuesday night, after which it drifted about 40 kilometres northwards before running aground at Vierkantklip, just south of Swakopmund.

According to Willie Prosser of Novaship Namibia, the agents for the MFV Kolmanskop, the salvage process is now focused on removing any potential pollutants from the vessel.