Crew ‘Trapped’ On Board Ship in Table Bay

Posted: May 3, 2013

By: Madeleine May [IOL News]

Cape Town - On April 27 last year the E Whale arrived in Table Bay.

Now, more than a year later, the ship is still at anchor off Cape Town and 17 crewmen continue to live aboard the hulking vessel, unable to leave.

The ship has been arrested and has remained anchored in Table Bay because of several outstanding debts the ship’s owners have neglected to pay on the E Whale’s sister ship, the A Whale.

The E Whale was arrested as soon as it docked in Cape Town and has since been arrested by three other creditors. 

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