Huge icebergs could be towed from Antarctica to Cape Town to solve South African drought crisis

mirror | 4/30/2018 | Staff
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Huge icebergs could be towed from Antarctica to Cape Town in a bid to solve South Africa's worst drought in a century.

Marine salvage experts are floating the plan to tug the icebergs to the region after its seen the worst water shortage in decades.

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Salvage master Nick Sloane told Reuters news agency he was looking for government and private investors for a scheme to guide huge chunks of ice across the ocean, chop them into a slurry and melt them down into millions of litres of drinking water.

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"We want to show that if there is no other source to solve the water crisis, we have another idea no one else has thought of yet," said Sloane, who led the refloating of the capsized Italian passenger liner Costa Concordia in 2014.

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South Africa has declared a national disaster over the drought that hit its southern and western regions after 2015 and 2016 turned into two of the driest years on record.

Tough water restrictions are already in place and Cape Town authorities have warned that taps could run dry altogether as soon as next year if winter...
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