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SamsaThe Herald reports that police and the SA Maritime Safety Authority are investigating the death of a deputy sheriff of the court‚ who plunged at least 8m into the ocean while climbing a steep ladder to execute a warrant of arrest on Liberian vessel the Blue Marlin I.  

The paperwork authorising the arrest was lost when Port Elizabeth North deputy sheriff Henry Kemp fell into the sea on Saturday night.  Kemp had boarded a Port of Ngqura pilot boat to make his way out to the Blue Marlin I and had almost reached the top of the ladder in his quest to board the ship “when he paused for about two minutes before falling backwards.”  The ship was four nautical miles from the Port of Port Elizabeth‚ about halfway between the two ports.

  • Read this report by Angela Daniels at Timeslive

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