So. Africa: 9 fishermen dead, 2 presumed dead after Viking Fishing Company trawler sinks

Author: Masa Kekana, Eye Witness News (So. Africa), Published on: 28 September 2015

'Kleinmond tragedy: company sends condolences to victim's families', 28 Sep 2015: The Viking Fishing Company has sent it’s condolences to families of the 11 crew members who died at sea when one of it’s fishing vessels sank…[A] mayday call was sent out when fishing vessel, MFV Lincoln was apparently swamped by heavy seas….approximately 48 kilometres south of Hermanus…Viking Fishing’s Rory Williams says the family members of the 11 crew members who lost their lives have been notified. “…[W]e had been sitting with family, together with counsellors…bringing them up to speed…” Williams says two life jackets [were]…found and as a result, two of the three missing men are now presumed dead…Nine other bodies were retrieved while nine others survived…Williams says the tragedy has shocked the company. “We are quite a close company…this…[is] very  traumatic.”…[O]fficials have launched an investigation into what caused the…fishing trawler to sink…

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