Table Bay Diving

The SS South African Seafarer (1966)

Boat access Shore EntryReserveScuba

Location:
33°53,80'S - 18°23,80'E

Average Visibility:
3 m to 10 m
Water Temperature:
8°C to 14 °C
Average Depth:
4 m to 6 m
Maximum Depth:
8 m

Site Description: Wrecked on the 1 July 1966 during a north-
westerly gale this 8 000-ton Safmarine freighter lost most of her
cargo as she broke up quickly. A helicopter rescue the following
day saved all 63 crew members and 12 passangers. She is located
just to the left of the Green Point lighthouse and although a shore
entry is possible, access by boat is much easier. Salvage divers
removed most of her non-ferrous fittings, but countless
unidentifiable engine parts and the propeller shaft remain. She was
carrying a cargo of 190 drums of tetra-ethyl lead of which very little
was salvaged. Best dived after a south-easter in the summer.

Emergency Services:
Nearest Hospital: Somerset Hospital
Nearest Chamber: Table Bay Harbour
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