Locals in Cape City have been warned off visiting the Bos 400 shipwreck at Maori Bay, after the Nationwide Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) reported a sequence of incidents close to the historic website. A bunch of scholars from Stellenbosch needed to be escorted to security on Saturday – with one in all them struggling a ‘non-fatal drowning incident’.
Cape City newest: Bos 400 shipwreck inflicting chaos
The shipwreck has often drawn in thrill-seekers through the years, who’ve freely explored the vessel. The French barge ran aground throughout a fierce storm 27 years in the past, close to the identical website because the downed SS Oakburn. Since then, folks have used the positioning for actions reminiscent of diving and climbing. Nevertheless, the hazards stay evident:
- – The Bos 400 wreck ran aground in June 1994.
- – Salvage operations have been accomplished shortly after, and posted signage prohibiting the boarding of the wreck.
- – The wreck poses an infinite danger from the corroding and collapsing metallic infrastructure.
- – The signage prohibiting boarding of the wreck has additionally corroded and is now not seen.
- – A part of the crane and the ‘super-structure’ has collapsed into the ocean, with metallic particles floating round Maori Bay.
NSRI challenge warning for ‘thrill-seekers’
For sure, the NSRI aren’t impressed with developments over the weekend – and this newest rescue effort follows a sequence of incidents which have stored emergency crews busy within the first few weeks of 2021. They’re upset with social media influencers, who’ve promoted the positioning – and its related dangerous actions – through their standard channels:
“The Bos 400 wreck at Maori Bay on the Atlantic Seaboard is a no-go space. Boarding the wreck is prohibited. The wreck poses critical risks to the general public. The NSRI is interesting to the general public to keep away from the wreck and the encircling rocks in any respect prices… So as to add to the hazard, that is an especially troublesome space during which to conduct a rescue operation.”
“Three rescue operations carried out over the previous month highlights the growing hazard that the wreck poses to public members who it seems could also be drawn to the wreck for leisure functions which may be inspired by social media websites. One other rescue operation was launched on Saturday afternoon, 20 February, following reviews of a drowning.”
“The NSRI found a gaggle of twelve younger adults, who we imagine are college students from Stellenbosch. One member of the occasion, a younger man, had suffered a non-fatal drowning accident and he was affected by hypothermia. Up to now few weeks, a younger feminine and a younger male suffered critical accidents after leaping off the Bos 400 crane into the ocean.”
🚨 🆘 NSRI URGE PUBLIC TO AVOID BOS 400 WRECK 🆘 🚨
NSRI are interesting to the general public to keep away from the #BOS400 wreck and the encircling rocks in any respect prices.https://t.co/LXcUTMuICn
— Sea Rescue South Africa (@NSRI) February 21, 2021