Cape Town -
The vessel Shark Team anchored in “foul ground” where a wave was bound to break, and its skipper and crew didn’t seem to know how many people were on board, according to a maritime expert.
The shark cage diving vessel capsized off Kleinbaai nearly six years ago after it was hit by a wave, killing three tourists.
Sarah Tallman, the widow of one of them, US tourist Chris Tallman, has now turned to the Western Cape High Court in a $2.2 million (R24m) damages claim.
Testifying as a witness for Sarah Tallman, master mariner Bill Dernier said skipper Grant Tuckett anchored Shark Team in what he called “foul ground”, where there were unknown boulders, reefs and rocks.