04 Apr 2018 03:05 -


3 months ago

The container vessel that was grounded at the Cape Town Container Terminal yesterday after her bow s...

The container vessel that was grounded at the Cape Town Container Terminal yesterday after her bow struck the South breakwater, has been successfully towed to safety. This after the Ports Authority deployed three tug boats to re-float the vessel. The 335-metre long ship, CMA CGM SAMSON, was under pilotage at the time of the incident. Shipping movements in and out of Duncan Dock and the Container Terminal were suspended as the vessel was blocking the

entrance. The vessel was carrying a thousand containers and was en route from Singapore with 23 crew members on board. Her next destination was due to be Pointe Noire in the Congo.