CAPE TOWN South Africa (Xinhua) --
Rescuers saved 68 passengers after a ferry sank
in rough seas off Cape Town on Friday.
The ferry were en
route to Robben Island when strong winds turned it upside
down, according to the City of Cape Town.
have all been safely evacuated from the sinking vessel and
ferried to the ferry jetty, said Theo Layne, spokesperson for
City of Cape Town.
No one was
believed to be missing, but rescue divers were at the scene to
check if any one had been left behind, Layne said.
to save the passengers despite extremely high seas and strong
winds, according to Layne.
about 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand in Cape Town,
is a tourist resort where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned before
he became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.