Dobby the elephant seal on board our M/V Golden Karoo

MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping had a special guest on board our M/V Golden Karoo this past week.

Dobby, a 76kg elephant seal, was discovered washed up on Garvies Beach in Durban earlier this year. After a joint rescue effort from the NSRI (station 5), Durban Metro Police Search and Rescue, Wild Trust and uShaka Marine World, Dobby has been undergoing rehabilitation at uShaka Marine World with the SAAMBR team.

Now, almost four months later, Dobby has been nursed back to full health and safely released back into the ocean.

A huge thank you to Mellisa Steyn (seal behaviourist and caretaker at SAAMBR) for sharing these spectacular photos of these precious moments spent with Dobby and our crew.

We are incredibly grateful to have played a part in Dobby’s journey.