Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said:
“At 17h00, on Saturday, 16th February, NSRI Agulhas were activated following reports of the 60 foot Sports Fishing Boat MARAUDER running aground on Struisbaai Beach.
“We launched our sea rescue craft Vodacom Rescuer VII and on arrival on-scene found that the trawler had broken her mooring in the Bay and had run aground on the beach.
“A rope line has been successfully secured onto the vessel by NSRI rescue swimmers and the owners will investigate salvage options today, Sunday, 17th February.
“The Sport Fishing Boat had taken part in a local 2013 Marlin Competition during the week.”