Cape Town – The departure of the cruise ship MSC Sinfonia from Durban was delayed
for more than 3 hours on Monday due to bad weather and stormy seas.
The office of the Durban harbour master said that the ship was originally set to depart for Port Elizabeth at 14:00, but was only cleared to leave at 17:25.
The inclement weather conditions in Durban means ships are allowed to enter or leave port
depending on their risk profile during this time. The delay with the Sinfonia was as a result of safety concerns.
The Sinfonia sails in southern Africa waters for the southern hemisphere summer and is based in
The SA Weather Service is predicting very rough seas for the KZN coast with wave heights between 4m and 6m.
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