Tanker detained under Maritime Safety Act

Maritime safety authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths at sea of 14 South African chokka fishermen after a tanker collided with their trawler off Port Elizabeth. The 14 men are believed to have drowned when their 30-metre steel fishing vessel, the Lindsay, was hit by the 20 000-ton fruit juice tanker Ouro do Brasil while they were at anchor nine miles off the coast at Sardinia Bay.