Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Search continues for missing fourteen crew members

By Mandisi Tyulu
23 December 2008

Rescuers are still searching for survivors of a chokka boat that is believed to have sunk off Oyster Bay in the Eastern Cape

The boat had 19 crew members on board.

Spokesperson for the National Sea Rescue Institute, Craig Lambinon, says on arrival on scene the skipper and a crew member were found safely ashore.

Rough sea conditions and gale force winds made search and rescue operations difficult but a further three crewmen were rescued by helicopter and taken to shore. Fourteen other crew members remain missing.

Lambinon says the search continues for the fourteen missing crew members that were onboard when the chokka sunk.


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