cape town - A ferry for the tourist trips to the South African Robben Island has been crashed on the way back from the island to Cape Town. All 64 passengers and four crew members could be rescued Friday and taken on board rescue boats or other ferries.
Only a few passengers suffered from undercooling or their backs as a result of the hijacking of the ferry Thandi, reported the South African maritime authorities. They said that the rescue operation was hampered by the bad weather and the high waves. The Thandi is not sunk at the end, but hinged in the water. An accident investigation is being made.
The Robben Island in Table Bay is about 10 kilometers from the coast and is a place of attraction because the South African Father of Fatherland Nelson Mandela has earmarked for eighteen years during the apartheid run.