Super high tide needed to free grounded vessel from reef in Seychelles, official says

Authorities are waiting for a tide of at least 1.7 metres to start an operation to remove a foreign fishing vessel ran aground on a reef, said an officer from the Seychelles Port Authority.

The Kenyan-flagged vessel, Diamond Ace Number 1, went aground on the night of Friday, August 24 in the vicinity of Long and Cerf Island.

“There will be the need to have a tug to pull the vessel. Information that we have gathered will help us know where to tie the boat and place the tugs,” said Egbert Moustache, the deputy chief executive of the Seychelles Port Authority.

Source: Seychelles News Agency