The family of deck-hand John Roberts hailed the drowned sailor as a hero, Hennie Reid spoke of his nephew by saying, "he was a people's person. He gave his life jacket to someone else and lost his life to save a life."
"It is very important to find out what sequence of events led to that situation because it need not have happened," SAMSA's Dave Colly said, adding "there are supposed to be several levels of safety so that even if one fails you're still okay." The boat capsized while carrying a reported 39 passengers aboard, News24
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