NSRI searches for the missing owner of a rubber duck
By Yamkela Xhaso
The National Sea Rescue Institute is looking for the owner of a rubber duck which was found semi-submerged washed against the rocks at Rooikrans, Cape Point.
The boat is reported to be in a bad state with a splitting of the rubber between the rigid hull and the pontoon and with the hull partially eaten away by what appears to be long term decay.
Earlier on in the day Table Mountain National Park rangers saw a similar looking boat with 2 males on-board who appeared to be divers in the common surrounding area.
Then, at around 11h30, the crew of the catamaran Southern Comfort reported seeing and speaking to 2 Afrikaans speaking men who claimed to be fishing and were on a similar looking boat but who didn’t look like they were divers as they were wearing clothes and not wet-suits.
Graig Lambinon of the National Sea Rescue Institute said,
“It is a blue rubber duck with a white hole, it also had a black mercury 40 hose power engine. There is no sign of anyone who owns the boat”
Lambinon added, “at this stage it remains a mystery we are asking anyone who the owners are”
Graig Lambinon said if anyone has information can call NSRI communications at 0823803800 or NSRI Head Office during office hours at (021) 4344011.