Cargo must come off ship – salvors

Salvors expressed their disappointment as attempts to free the stranded Kiperousa at the weekend failed – leading them to decide to makes plans to offload the vessel’s cargo. An attempt on Saturday night’s high tide led to the tug Smit Amandla damaging the towing bollards on the upper deck and was not able to operate at full power, the operation’s salvage master Godfrey Needham said last night.