South Africa 9.9.2013 03:29 pm

Hefty reward for missing marine vehicle

A remote controlled underwater inspection vehicle, like the one in the picture, is missing somewhere off Durban.

A remote controlled underwater inspection vehicle, like the one in the picture, is missing somewhere off Durban.

A hefty reward of R25 000 has been offered for the safe returned of a remote controlled underwater inspection vehicle that is floating somewhere off the coast of Durban.

The vehicle was being used off Amanzimtoti last Sunday where it broke its tow.

This information has come from DW Miller Associates Marine and General Surveyors and Loss Adjustors, which said that the device is expected to wash up on one of Durban’s beaches in the next few days. The insurers have offered a reward of R25 000 for its return.

The unit is probably floating just below the surface and is trailing around 30 metres of line. It initially washed northwards, but may well be heading southwards again.

It was spotted by a helicopter at a position just south of the harbour mouth, heading north east on Sunday afternoon.

Anyone finding this unit is asked to call Anton Kieser at 083-500-0422 or Dave Miller at 082-448-8891 immediately.

-CNS

 

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