Daily Maverick, 21 July 2016:
In 2015, after three South African seamen went missing somewhere in the vastness of the Southern Ocean, their families tried to trace their final movements. Uncovering the truth would require going to war with the world’s largest tourism conglomerate, a €20-billion-a-year monolith that had no interest in fielding questions. An investigative feature by KEVIN BLOOM
The story linked to above is fascinating – but at the same time terribly tragic and disturbing. On Sunday, 17 January, 2016, tribute was paid to Reg Robertson, a long-time member of RNYC, in a moving memorial service on the club lawns. This took place almost exactly a year after Reg and his fellow crew mates, Anthony Murray and Jaryd Payne, disappeared in an isolated section of the Indian Ocean while on a delivery cruise from Cape Town to Phuket, Thailand.