The authorities are waiting for a tide of at least 1.7 metres to launch an operation to remove a Kenyan fishing vessel stranded on a reef, said an officer of the Seychelles Port Authority. The Kenyan flag ship, Diamond Ace Number 1, ran aground on the night of Friday 24 August in the vicinity of Long Island and Ile aux Cerfs, near Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles. “We’ll need a tug to tow the ship. The information we have gathered will help us to know where to tie the boat and place the tugs,” said Egbert Moustache, Deputy Director General of the Seychelles Port Authority. Moustache stated that “the port authorities will use divers to assess the damage to the vessel. For now, we don’t have high tides above 1.7, 1.6 meters, so it will be risky, so we decided to wait until next week”. (…)