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



The awesome, destructive power of nature!

Mole said...

Yes indeed - in this case the combo of wind and water! The south-easterly gale has been a factor in many shipwrecks near and in the port of Durban.