Teide (Mount Teide or Pico de Teide) is a volcano and mountain on Tenerife, Canary Islands (28.27 N, 16.6 W). At 3717 m above sea level and approximately 7000m above the adjacent sea bed, it is the highest mountain in Spain, and the third largest volcano on Earth.
Because of an engine failure, container ship ‘Safmarine Agulhas’ ran heavily aground on Monday night 26th June at approximately 21h15, shortly after leaving the port of East London en route to Durban. The vessel had 662 tonnes of heavy fuel on board and 88 tonnes of diesel oil. She was carrying 469 loaded containers and 112 empty containers.
The Mozambique Channel, located between Madagascar on the east and Mozambique on the west, forms an important shipping route round the southern tip of Africa in to the Indian Ocean. The channel has a length of around 1,600 km and width of between 400 and 1,000 km, reaching depths of up to 3,000 m. The channel plays host to important ocean currents such as the Agulhas and Mozambique Current as w...
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