Oil leaking from grounded BBC China

Oct 17, 2004
Author: P&S

Eyewitnesses on the scene near Port Grosvenor on the Wild Coast report that oil is leaking from the stricken general cargo vessel BBC China, which went aground during Saturday night (16 October).

The crew was safely airlifted from the vessel shortly after midnight last night by a helicopter chartered from the Port of Durban, after the shipís master requested assistance when his shipís engine room began flooding.

The crew was landed on the nearby beach from where a bus collected them earlier this morning and is currently on the way to Durban.

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