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Brett Bachmann
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« on: September 09, 2021, 11:23:48 am »

Ship is off the SA coast between Knysna and Jeffreys Bay showing not under command and tug SA Amandla is close by showing restricted maneuverability. Hear from local MSC office there is a fire onboard.
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 11:53:20 pm »

They are now heading for Durban, ETA 15/9.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2021, 08:49:59 am »

In the morning of Sep 9 a fire broke out aboard the Panama flagged container m/v 'MSC Katrina' (IMO:9467445), en route from Tema to Durban, southwest of Port Elizabeth. The ship was NUC and adrift. The Soutth African salvage tug 'SA Amandla' (IMO:7385215) was deployed from Cape Town to assist. On Sep 10 the ship was under tow of the emergency tug. On scene was severe weather, so that there were doubts whether the convoy would reach Durban on Sep 15, or might have to shelter in the area of Port Elizabeth area.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 06:59:07 pm »

Tug and tow now just south of the Port of Durban.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2021, 07:15:27 am »

Safely berthed at the Port of Durban on 16th September.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2021, 02:10:29 pm »

Great,, that area with those unpredictable waves in bad weather I always dreaded. But however wondered why to Durban as the entrance to Durban is not a easy one with almost always high swells. They have repair facilities there ?
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2021, 05:40:27 am »

Hello Captain Ted, the entrance to the port was widened a few years back. But yes the swells at the entrance have not disappeared ! And the surprise sandbar now and again....Yes there are repair facilities at Durban.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2021, 07:05:25 am »

Repairs will take about one month in Durban:
https://africaports.co.za/#4178
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