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Unidentified capsized fishing trawler found offshore on South Africa, Mozambique border

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The unidentified capsized fishing trawler which was found floating at sea on the South Africa and Mozambique border came ashore in Mozambique.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) was notified by a dive charter crew of an unidentified fishing trawler afloat in a capsized position approximately 10 nautical miles offshore between Poto do Ouro in Mozambique and Kosi Bay in South Africa 

According to NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon, divers had dived on the wreck and found no identification on the trawler which appeared to have been afloat in the capsized position for a long time due to the dilapidated state of the wreck.

“The South African and Mozambican Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres (MRCC) were informed for Telkom Maritime Radio Services to broadcast a maritime navigational hazard alert.”

“Mozambique maritime authorities had been on the scene on Friday evening to investigate the wreck. The origin or the identity of the trawler remained unknown,” Lambinon said.

On Saturday morning NSRI Richards Bay was informed that the wreck had beached on Friday evening along the shore in the vicinity of Ponto do Ouro, Mozambique. MRCC South Africa was notified by the NSRI emergency operations centre.

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