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SEA RESCUE – Bantry Bay – Sunday, 14th February. Whale carcass towed:
At 16h31, Sunday, 14th February, NSRI Table Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the Department of Environmental Affairs and the City of Cape Town to tow a whale carcass, found washed up at Saunders Rocks, Bantry Bay, to Granger Bay for removal for disposal by the City.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Vodacom and Rotary Endeavor were launched and on arrival on the scene a towline was attached to the whale carcass at low tide. During the high tide swell, the whale carcass was towed off the rocks successfully and towed to Granger Bay's (OPBC) Oceana Power Boat Club where the City Cleansing Department winched the whale carcass onto a flatbed trailer. The carcass will be transported to a disposal site.This is a Southern Right juvenile male, 8.5 meters in length and approximately 8 to 9 tons. Samples were taken by the Department of Environmental Affairs - Oceans and Coasts.
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