Sentenced for Salvaging Scrap Metal

Date: 25/03/2014

In a first for South Africa a diver was sentenced for salvaging scrap metal from old shipwrecks lying off the Eastern Cape shoreline.

Paul du Randt (53) admitted transgressing South Africa’s heritage
resource laws, which effectively determines that no part of any
shipwreck older than 60 years may be removed without a permit.

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