Captain Nigel Campbell (SAMSA) saws that the tow rope attached to the Kiani Satu cargo ship and the Smit Amandla tug survived 10m swells last night. Swells at 7-8m now and will drop over the next 3 days.
They are 30 nautical miles off shore over 120m of water.
Nothing can be done until sea subsides but they are trying to find an appropriate vessel to take the oil (as opposed to the helicopter). Once successful, the ship will be towed out of our waters. The ship owners have been served a notice saying that the ship is not allowed at a South African port. Not out of danger yet, because of the heavy seas, but it’s certainly looking the best it has!
May they stay safe another night…
(I’ve been unable to connect to Facebook via PC for the whole afternoon so apologies if this doubles up on attempts to post it as a Status update).