The ship MV Smart a coal transporter on the way to China ran aground off Richard’s Bay South Africa.
Bad weather delays salvage attempts of the MV Smart a coal transport ship loaded with about 150,000 tons
of coal and fuel oil that is still on board the grounded ship. A representative of Subtech the salvage contractor says that the cargo and fuel oil is contained at the moment. Rough seas could shift the ship and this could break up the ship again and expose the coastline to coal and fuel oil pollution.
Local people are concerned about the threat of pollution on this section of the southern African coast line…
22 AUGUST 2013 RICHARD’S BAY SOUTH AFRICA PHOTO JOHN ROBINSON/GREENPEACE