Authorities devising plan to free vessel grounded on reef in Seychelles

Authorities in Seychelles on Monday afternoon were putting together a plan to remove a foreign fishing vessel that went aground on a reef.

The director general of the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA), Joachim Valmont, told SNA on Monday that authorities have been given the go-ahead from the owner of the vessel to carry out the operation. He added that it will be a challenge to remove the vessel that at the moment sits on the reef.

“We made sure to discuss the situation and get the approval of the vessel’s owner. There is the possibility that during our operation the vessel is further damaged, and it can even sink when placed in deeper waters,” said Valmont.

Source: Seychelles News Agency