28 Years after the sinking of the Oceanos, Author and Maritime Lawyer, Andrew Pike has released a book – Against All Odds – about the circumstances surrounding the sinking off the Wild Coast in the Coffee Bay area of the Transkei.
Pike will be hosted by the NSRI this Tuesday 27 August from 15h00 at the Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club (PEDSAC).
Andrew will be signing copies of the book (R250.00 per copy) which will be on sale in aid of the NSRI – a R70.00 entrance fee includes a small donation to Port Elizabeth Sea Rescue, Tea//Coffee, snacks and a talk by Andrew.
Bookings can be made via Judy – email@example.com or 072 678 1536
MTS Oceanos was a French-built and Greek-owned cruise ship that sank in 1991 due to uncontrolled flooding. Her captain and some of the crew were convicted of negligence for fleeing the ship without helping the passengers, who were subsequently rescued thanks to the efforts of the ship’s entertainers – Moss Hills and Julian Butler.
On 3 August 1991, the Oceanos – initially delayed due to a bomb threat – set out from East London, South Africa and headed for Durban. Captain Yiannis Avranas