Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Durban harbour still hazardous: container ship stuck in entrance channel
Hot on the heels of my post about the hazards of Durban Harbour in the 1860s came a much more recent example in the shape of a container ship blown sideways in the tremendous gale of 10 October (yesterday), causing the vessel to become stuck across the harbour entrance resulting in a major difficulty for other shipping trying to enter or leave the port.
Spectacular video footage can be seen on a number of sites, so I won't post any videos here.
Have a look at https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-10-10-wind-blows-ship-across-harbour-mouth-in-durban/