60 year old solo sailor found dead below deck in Mossel Bay
South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) announced that a body of a sailor was found on a yacht off Mossel Bay on the south coast.
The body was discovered after massive search operation was launched on Friday, following a missing report on the 60-year-old solo sailor who left Cape Town harbour headed for Mossel Bay.
The search ended on Saturday afternoon after his yacht was located by the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). Samsa spokesperson Tebogo Ramatjie said that operations had stopped that morning after rescue service were3 searching for almost 10 hours under very difficult sea conditions with nearly no visibility.
An NSRI rescue swimmer boarded the yacht where he found the sailor deceased below decks.
by Everngelista Muza