Raising and refloating the wrecked Southern Harrie

Channel: Rob Bower


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Wrecked 450 ton fishing trawler. Sunk in the Cape Town Harbour alongsie the quay wall after vandalism and theft of valves caused flooding. Resealed and Raised after 7 years underwater - No Liftbags! GMC, a Cape commercial diving company took 3 months of dredging, sealing and preperation before she came up from her 15m watery grave over a period of approximatley 17 hours of extensive pumping and general attention. The boat was cut up for scrap. I still have the wheel, which the vandals didn't find!