Monday, November 13, 2006

Search Under Way For Missing South African Tug Boat

A massive search is under way for a missing tug boat off Port St Johns along the Transkei Wild Coast. Craig Lambinon, the National Sea Rescue Institute spokesperson, says the 14 metre vessel, was carrying four men. It went missing while en route to Cape Town from Richards Bay.A life raft has been found ten nautical miles north off Shelley Beach. The vessel was reported overdue in East London harbour at around midday on Friday. The last contact with those on board was on Wednesday night. Lambinon says the Navy, Airforce as well as private aircraft and boats are assisting with the search.

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