The Kiani Satu was en route from Cape Town to Gabon but ran into difficulty due a mechanical fault last Thursday. The department’s oil response team boomed up two estuaries on either side of the ship. However, three tons of oil has already leaked into the sea from the German-owned vessel.
HELP NEEDED! The victims of the ship running aground are starting to come in. Much on-going help will be needed. Pet Pool Warehouse in Knysna is a drop off point. Needed now: towels, sheets, frozen pilchards (we have freezers), Darrows liquid, hot water bottles, refuse bags, washing powder and volunteers to do washing of towels at own homes. Call Chantelle at Tenikwa Wildlife rehab on 044 5348170 for more info