Oil spill "victims" to return to water

The Kiani Satu ran aground between Buffels Bay and Sedgefield earlier this month and then sank.

The Kiani Satu ran aground between Buffels Bay and Sedgefield earlier this month and then sank.

CAPE TOWN - Marine life affected by the oil spill from a ship in the southern Cape is expected to be released back into nature soon.

The Kiani Satu ran aground between Buffels Bay and Sedgefield earlier this month and then later sank.

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (Sanccob) said 66 African penguins, 172 cape gannets and one cormorant were admitted for rehabilitation.

So at the moment they're in rehabilitation stage after washing, which involves them having a lot of swimming time, feeding and fluids," said spokesperson Vilna Wilkenson.

"We hope to start releasing them in a few days' time."