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The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner was finally pulled upright off the Italian island of Giglio on Tuesday following a 19-hour salvage operation, the biggest such project ever attempted - led by a South African.
South Africa's environmental protection ship, the Sarah Baartman, has returned to Cape Town after a patrol in South African, Tanzanian, Mozambican and Kenyan waters during which 41 fishing vessels were inspected and six arrested - one of them forcefully.
On 21 February 1917 over 600 black South Africans serving in World War I lost their lives when the troop carrier SS Mendi sank in the icy waters of the English Channel. The tragedy is now being commemorated by a special film produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.