WATCH: Time-lapse shows how the Cape Doctor plays havoc with cruise ship in Table Bay

2020-01-20 12:05 - Selene Brophy
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The wind in Cape Town has been causing major havoc across the city, including delays for cruise ships waiting to depart from Table Bay.

While January is the windy season for the Mother City, gusts of up to 116km/h have been reported in certain parts.  This video captured from the Media24 offices in the Foreshore shows just how strong the Cape Doctor's impact has been. Tug boats can be seen having a tough time trying to keep the 231m Artania cruise ship on track. 

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MSC Cruises confirmed to Traveller24 that its Orchestra was delayed on Monday, 20 January "due to continued sustained high winds".

"We are in constant communication with the harbour Master who has indicated that at the current wind speeds it is still unsafe to take MSC Orchestra out. The safety of all our guests and crew is of primary importance to MSC Cruises and we will always be guided by this," says Ross Volk, MSC Managing Director South Africa. 

Following the initial delay, the MSC Orchestra could be seen leaving Table Bay at about 12:30pm on Monday. 

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