The Eihatsu Maru on Clifton 1st Beach

The Eihatsu Maru at night

The Eihatsu Maru on Clifton 1st Beach
The Eihatsu Maru on Clifton 1st Beach

When the salvors failed to remove the Eihatsu Maru from Clifton 1st Beach in the couple of days after she ran aground, Tony and I took one of our occasional night drives (usually done when one of us has cabin fever and the other one can remember an ice cream shop that is still open at 9pm) to Clifton to see what the vessel looked like at night.

The sight of the ship on the beach was dramatic, and despite the darkness Tony managed to get some fairly decent photos of the deck and superstructure of the ship with his long lens.

The John Ross/Z Tug at night
The John Ross/Z Tug at night

The ship was successfully removed from the beach on Friday 18 May, three days after these pictures were taken.

Seen from the opposite side
Seen from the opposite side

If you’re interested in visible shipwrecks, check out my ebook Cape Town’s Visible Shipwrecks: A Guide for Explorers!

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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