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Rescued crew of sunken vessel on their way home: SAMSA

​After losing time battling inclement weather characterised by strong winds, South Africa's research vessel, the SA Agulhas II is on its way back from the Gough Island, after successfully rescuing the crew of the vessel that sunk just a mile off a remote Atlantic Ocean island last week. This is according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) which is coordinating the rescue and safe return of the 62 crew members who onboard the Balize flagged research vessel, Geo Searcher, when it hit rocks and took water before it sunk to the bottom of the sea near Gough Island on Thursday last week.

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Article Date: 2020/10/22

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