12-September-2014On 28 August, two Cape Gannets in desperate need of specialised care were transferred to SANCCOB (Cape Town) from the Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Durban. Both the birds were in a very weak state and were suffering from serious foot infections. The two special passengers, one juvenile and one adult, were flown down from Durban International Airport on a sponsored flight by BidAir Cargo to Cape Town International Airport where SANCCOB staff collected them.
30 August 2014
The MFV Sikelela vessel, a local chokka fishing boat, ran aground at the entrance of Port St Francis on Wednesday, 27th August 2014, at around 7.30am. The boat lost engine power as it entered the harbour and was swept onto the rocks as a result of breaking swells of 5 meters and a 10 to 15 knot westerly wind. 13 fishermen were pulled to safety but the 14 meter boat had been split in half due to the crashing waves and was leaking diesel into the harbour.