Broken hoist costing chokka industry millions

Transnet system to manoeuvre boats in and out of water for repairs out of action yet again

Chokka fishermen in Gqeberha have been left stranded by a broken Transnet boat hoist that plays a vital role in the local “white gold” industry.

Boat owners say the hoist — which is needed to lift boats that require servicing onto dry dock, and to lower them into the water when checks or repairs are completed — is costing them millions of rand in lost fishing time...

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