Three dead after being swept off South African navy sub

By Gerald Imray
Updated September 21 2023 - 7:05pm, first published 7:03pm
The bodies of several South African submariners swept out to sea have been recovered near Cape Town. (AP PHOTO)
The bodies of several South African submariners swept out to sea have been recovered near Cape Town. (AP PHOTO)

Three South African navy personnel have died and a senior officer is in a critical condition after seven crew members of a submarine were swept off its deck by big sea waves as a helicopter attempted a "vertical transfer" of supplies.

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