Salvors Plan to Fly Oil Off Stranded Bulk Carrier
The Johannasburg online newspaper 'Times Live' citing SAMSA spokesman Captain Nigel Campbell, reports that salvors are currently drilling into [bunker] tanks to take the fuel oil out, but as it has not been heated for a week they plan to put it into plastic tanks and fly it off the ship using helicopters.
The 168m bulk carrier has 330 tonnes of fuel on board and a cargo of 15,000 tonnes of rice.
The salvors have six experts on board as attempts continue to refloat the vessel.
Source: Times Live