Salvors Make Progress Pumping Heavy Fuel Oil from MV Smart

eNCA News posted an update today on the ongoing salvage of the MV Smart and the potential environmental impact of the cargo of coal that is open to the sea.

“The salvage has so far been very successful,” notes Captain Saroor Ali from the SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

In a statement obtained by East Coast Radio, Captain Nigel Campbell from SAMSA notes that the pumping operation to remove the fuel oil is about one-third of the way complete.

The following images are courtesy of Jenny Fresse from Yacht Sweet Waters in Richards Bay, republished with permission

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