Operation underway to recover body from ship

Metro Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Port Elizabeth harbour officials assisted on a cargo carrier ship tonight where, according to preliminary reports, one of the crew members aboard the vessel, died.

EMS have boarded the ship, situated about two nautical miles off Algoa Bay, and the body will be lowered about 30m onto a tugboat to be transported back to Port Elizabeth.

According to EMS the circumstances surrounding the death are still unknown.

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