Sailor injured after sailing vessel lands on its side at the V&A Waterfront

A sailor was injured when a 112-year-old sailing vessel fell on its side while attempting to be placed back into the water from the drydocks at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, on Saturday morning.

The accident occurred during the Bark EUROPA's maintenance period in Cape Town. 

COURTESY: Bark Europa

According to the sailing company, all crew members have safely left the ship, one sailor has been injured. He is currently in [a] stable condition and receiving appropriate medical care.

The extent of the damage is still being investigated. 

 “It could not determine when it will resume with its sailing operations” said the sailing company.

Done by: Sibulele Stuurman


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