Jeffreys Bay
JBay NSRI finds large container washed up on beach

Yesterday morning, the NSRI Jeffreys Bay duty crew was called out following reports from the St Francis Penguin Rescue Center of a stranded whale that had washed up on the beach between the Kabeljous Beach and the Gamtoos River Mouth.

“The Jeffreys Bay sea rescue duty crew responded aboard our Discovery rescue quad bike and on arrival found an unidentified large cylindrical shaped object about 6 meters long and 2 meters in diameter.

Admittedly, from a distance it did look like a whale” said Rieghard Janse van Rensburg, NSRI Jeffrey’s Bay station commander.

“Maritime authorities, local police and the Municipal Disaster Management have been informed and they will inspect and identify what the container is and evaluate what risk it poses and assess how to dispose or recover the object.”

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