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Let’s hope the Russia-Ukraine war doesn’t spill onto a Cape Town quay

‘Unnecessarily provocative Transnet decision’ sees ships from the countries docked next to each other at repair quay

Senior reporter

Warring neighbours they may be, but Russia and Ukraine are coincidental neighbours at Cape Town’s repair quay this week.

Two polar research vessels, one Ukranian, the other Russian, are tied up peacefully alongside each other despite the countries’ hostilities 15,000km away.

On the north wall of the quay is Ukraine-flagged Antarctic research and supply vessel Noosfera, which arrived last week from Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands. On the south wall is Russian polar vessel Vasiliy Golovnin. ..

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