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The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has mobilised a salvage team to rescue the stranded Japanese fishing vessel that ran aground in a thick mist at Clifton First beach in Cape Town on Friday morning.
The vessel, which is 50 metres long and 439 GT in size had 28 passengers onboard and one dog.
Nineteen crew members have since been disembarked from the vessel and the Captain is currently left with nine skeleton staff.
Sobantu Tilayi, Chief Operations Officer at SAMSA said the salvage team has been on site since the incident occurred and has been working round the clock to refloat the vessel.
“We hope to complete the operation by tomorrow,” said Tilayi, adding that the team was also monitoring possible pollution threat.
“At this stage there had been no oil spills or any environmental threat,” he said.
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