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CDNN :: Shark diving accident kills three tourists

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by LEILA SAMODIEN & MURRAY WILLIAMS

Shark Team dive boat
Three tourists are dead after the "Shark Team" cage diving boat capsized off Gansbaai. According to the boat owner, Charmaine Beukes of the White Shark Projects company, a huge wave flipped it over.

GANSBAAI, South Africa (14 Apr 2008) — The shark-watching vessel that capsized off Gansbaai over the weekend was hit by a "freak or rogue" wave, the NSRI has confirmed.

Two Americans and a Norwegian died after the wave hit the 11-metre catamaran broadside and overturned it on Sunday morning.

"Without a shadow of a doubt it was a freak or rogue wave," the NSRI's Craig Lambinon said on Monday morning.

Witnesses had differing estimates of the wave's size, but sources said it would have had to have been around four metres in order to capsize Shark Team.

Lambinon said the size of the average swell running on Sunday morning had been a relatively small and calm 2m...

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