The 40450 deadweight tanker Biz, alongside after being towed into Cape Town.
The tanker, laden with vegetable oil,
was disabled 160 nautical miles west of Cape Point with steering difficulties
— later it was ascertained that she had lost her rudder —
and the Svitzer tug Battleaxe was contracted to undertake the tow to Cape Town.
When approaching the coast, further additional assistance was required from
the Smit Amandla, with the Battleaxe having a line fast astern.