Notice of a Special Public Meeting to stop the illegal salvage of metal from the historical wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg off Miller’s Point, Simon’s Town. It has been brought to the attention of the Simon’s Town Historical Society and the Simon’s Town Civic Association that a salvor has been cutting and recovering steel from the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg.
This ship was scuttled off Miller’s Point to act as an artificial reef. Apart from serving the South African Navy for many years the Pietermaritzburg, originally named HMS Pelorus, led the D-Day Invasion fleet on the 6th June 1944. Many feel that in the light of this ship’s history it should be left as is.
In order for a provisional protection order to be placed on the wreck it requires a meeting to be held at which the public must express their desire in this respect. A meeting will therefore be held at the Simon’s Town Museum and to which all interested parties are invited to attend.
Venue: Simon’s Town Museum
Date: Monday 30th July 2012
Eric Mawhinney Chairman Simon’s Town Historical Society
Lesley Shackleton Vice Chair STCA