The SA Agulhas: South Africa’s midwife for historical training of seafarers

THIS MONTH'S FEATURE:

Pretoria: September 18, 2015

By Sicelo Fayo

If there is a sea going vessel in South Africa currently that does more than its fair share of sailing, it is the SA Agulhas vessel moored almost unceremoniously on Quay 500 at the Cape Town harbor.

The SA Augulhas docked at the Cape Town harbour in August.
The SA Augulhas docked at the Cape Town harbour in August.

Not that in its gait – even almost majestic at a length of 112-meters – nor the outlook of its surroundings; had any vile secret to share under a surprising sunny and tranquil late winter day in August 2015, at the other end of a week of weather-induced turmoil that hit the area, characterized by skin puncturing winds (called the “Cape Doctor” in the local lingo) and which wreaked havoc across the province days earlier. For the full feature, click here

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