Maredon

Sailors’ Society Follows up with Outreach to the Maredon Crew

The tragic incident of the chokka [squid] fishing vessel, the Maredon, on her maiden voyage, which capsized off St. Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on 16 July 2017 is still not forgotten. Of the 16 crew members, twelve crew members were rescued including the Captain and First Mate and four crew members were confirmed deceased. It was during this time that Rev Boet van Schalkwyk, Principal Chaplain of the Sailors’ Society, SA and Regional Co-ordinator of the Crisis Response…

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Taking care of the Survivors and families of the Maredon

You may remember the account of the fishing vessel, the MAREDON which capsized near St Francis Bay with a loss of life of a number of crew members. Rev Boet and Mrs Linda van Schalkwyk visited East London [Sailors’ Society Branch] and Port Elizabeth as well as Humansdorp in October as a follow up visit after the tragedy. Rev Van Schalkwyk met families of the deceased crew members who reported that families have still not been paid the insurance claim…

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Sailors’ Society helps with Disaster at Sea

‘I was trapped under the capsized boat for 7 hours. It was dark and cold and I thought I was going to die. I wanted to move but could not get up; I could not move my legs.” These were the words of one of the crew members who were rescued when the chokka [squid] fishing vessel, the Maredon, on her maiden voyage, capsized off St. Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on 16 July 2017. Prior to the 1980’s…

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