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Fishing trawler runs aground in Clifton

A 50 metre fishing trawler has run aground at First Beach in Clifton, Cape Town on Saturday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

“All people on board at the stage are safe, but with an incoming tide that may change,” spokesman Craig Lambinon said.

The NSRI conducting a search. File Photo: Henk Kruger. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

The Japanese trawler was about 20 metres off-shore in the wave-line and rescue efforts were in progress.

Lambinon said the NSRI and emergency services were at the scene and boats had been launched in an attempt to tow the trawler back into the ocean and off the sandbank.

No further details were available, however Lambinon urged members of the public to stay away from the area as it was a rescue operation and as much space as possible was needed. - Sapa

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