Latest News received Sat am.
The Kiani Satu lifted off the Goukamma Nature Reserve and Marine Protected Area today at 11.30am and is currently heading out to sea. The Buffalo Bay/Goukamma Joint Operations Centre (JOC) awaits word from SAMSA regarding its position.
Cleaning up operations are expected to start tomorrow, depending on weather conditions.
Buffalo Bay/Goukamma Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Incident Coordinator Richard Meyer said he was relieved to see the boat leave after nine days of hard work and concerns regarding the possible impacts. “We will inform all relevant parties after we have confirmed certain key information,” he said.