Ship Wrech on Sheffield Beach

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    Hi All

    As some will now from the thread Snow in Harrismith - Page 2 - Marine Aquariums of South Africa that there was a ship that drifted ashore during a storm last week.

    Well my brother-in-Law has just flown past at low level and he has confirmed the ship is now spilling crude oil quite badly.......This is not good!

    I really hope that the the spillage can be contained to minimize the impact, but he has already confirmed that some Dolphins and Turtles in the area appear to be effected.

    :(

    @hermie, @AfricaOffroad, can you see anything?
     
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    Hey @lIghty, they have been pumping off the oil all week onto trucks but you are right about the oil spillage. You can see it on top of the water and we just have to really hope it doesn't cause to much damage!! Suppose only time will tell.
    They have attached a tow rope to the tugboat and are going to try tow it off the rocks at high tide today. Should be entertaining...
     
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