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The historic sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa left Simon's Town early this morning and is expected in Table Bay with the assistance of the Sea Rescue boat Spirit of Vodacom at 17h00 today, 12 November.Simon Simon's Town rescue boats preparing at dawn today. Picture NSRI. ..towing the into False Bay. ..towing the Hōkūleʻa into False Bay.Picture NSRI.
The historic sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa is piloted into Simon The historic sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa is piloted into Simon's Town's False Bay Yacht Club by the Spirit of Safmarine II. Picture Harri Marais.At 14h30 on Tuesday 10 November 2015, NSRI Station 10 Simon's Town's SPIRIT OF SAFMARINE III and SPIRIT OF SURFSKI II launched to pilot the historic sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa into Simon's Town's False Bay Yacht Club before her final push to Cape Town for a few weeks of rest. You can read more about the Hōkūleʻa voyage by clicking here.
Hokele Hokele'a. Picture Doug Drysdale. Hokele Hokele'a. Picture Doug Drysdale.
At approximately 15h30, NSRI Station 10 Simon's Town noticed a penguin in distress outside of their boathouse. After following the SPIRIT OF SAFMARINE III back to the boathouse and waiting outside in the water, the penguin made use of the station's slipway to come out the water. The NSRI volunteers were able to wrap it in a blanket and take it into the ladies' room while National Parks made their way to the base to collect the bird. The penguin was found to be dehydrated and very cold but will be taken to SANCCOB for rehabilitation and care.
penguin rescued Picture NSRI Station 10.
Waiting for SANCOBB at the rescue base. Waiting for SANCOBB at the rescue base. Picture NSRI Station 10.
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