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SamsaNews24 reports that an international crew of 30 fishermen from a burning Taiwanese vessel were rescued off the Durban coast on Tuesday, the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) has said.  

Crew members from the Hsiang Fuh no.6 were rescued after the Maritime Rescue Co-ordinating Centre in Cape Town (MRCC CT) was notified that a container ship, the Ever Diadem, spotted the burning vessel about 10km from its position.  The crew had already abandoned ship on two life rafts about 736km east-north-east of Durban and 496km from the closest shore.  The vessel apparently caught fire on Sunday off the coast of Madagascar.  The survivors were brought to Durban on Tuesday.

  • Read this report by Mxolisi Mngadi and Iavan Pijoos in full at News24

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