n Without Prejudice - Save the sea! : environmental law

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Transportation of cargo by ocean-faring vessels is a risky business for the environment. With Cape Town and the southern Cape coast being situated on one of the world's main oil tanker shipping routes, the risk of potentially devastating marine incidents cannot be underplayed. The Kiani Satu and SMART cargo ships running aground along the South African coastline during August 2013 and the MV Treasure bulk ore carrier sinking near Table Bay in 2000, which resulted in the oiling of more than 20 000 indigenous African penguins, illustrate the risk.

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