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04 August 2011

Sparks fly in ship salvage attempt


Image: The moment when the cable snapped Photos: Courtesy Barry Bowditch/Bowditch Photography

Attempts to pull The Phoenix out to sea have so far failed.

The bulk tanker ran aground at Sheffield Beach on the North Coast more than a week ago.

East Coaster Barry Bowditch captured some of the salvage attempt at dusk yesterday.

The photograph below shows sparks flying as the cable which was being used to try and tow the ship back out to sea snapped.

- East Coast Radio: Durban