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68 Passengers Rescued From Stricken Robben Island Ferry

By ,   September 16, 2017 ,   Accidents

An estimated 68 passengers were rescued from a Robben Island ferry off Cape Town.

The ferry got into trouble in rough seas on Friday afternoon.

The alarm was raised at around 2:20 p.m. when Thandi ferry is believed to have been bringing travellers back to Cape Town from the isle.

Port of Cape Town

Image: Port of Cape Town

National Sea Rescue Institute rescue divers transfered passengers via life rafts from Thandi to Madiba 1‚ another Robben Island ferry‚ which went to rescue.

Madiba 1 transported the travellers to Nelson Mandela Gateway at V&A Waterfront. 3 of them were carried ashore in stretchers. There is no information on their injuries.