The naval forces had received information about a British boat bound for Turkey, which carried six British and two Turkish sailors, along with a huge load of coral reefs from Egypt’s Red Sea.
The boat was immediately driven to Port Said’s seaport. Environmental and customs authorities were informed of the incident.
(IOL news) Massive waves and gale-force winds battered the Spirit of Izivunguvungu, breaking the mast in three. In the turmoil that followed, the mast went over and a piece pierced the hull. As icy water started seeping into the yacht, the four crew members aboard the vessel kept trying to empty it. “I spoke to the guys every day and told them we’re not going to die,” the yacht’s skipper, Kader Williams, 30, of Strandfontein, said on Wednesaday shortly after he and his crew had arrived in Cape Town. READ MORE
The City of Cape Town-sponsored development yacht, the Spirit of Izivunguvungu, sailed in the Heineken Cape to Rio yacht race.
The race ended early last month.