21 August 2013
To date, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has admitted 66 oiled African penguins, 172 oiled Cape gannets and one White-breasted cormorant following the Kiani Satu oil spill. The oiled African penguins were admitted from Mossel Bay, Wildnernis, Plettenberg Bay, Still Bay, Cape St. Francis and three penguins from Bird Island. The oiled Cape gannets and African penguins from Bird Island were air-lifted via helicopter and transported by road to SANCCOB’s facility in Cape St. Francis by SANPark’s Marine Rangers Section. The only White-breasted cormorant admitted to date is from the Buffels Bay area, nearby where the Kiani Satu bulk carrier ran aground on 8 August 2013. The German bulk carrier has since been re-floated and towed out to sea where it sank earlier this morning in deep sea.
17 August 2013 - To date, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) has admitted 36 oiled African penguins and 165 oiled Cape Gannets. This includes 67 Cape gannets that were rescued yesterday from Bird Island by the Marine Rangers section of Addo Elephant National Park (SANParks).