SA inventor of dolos sea buffer system dies aged 82

27 July 2016 - 18:22 By Barbara Hollands

Aubrey Kruger‚ the former East London harbour draughtsman who designed the ingenious dolos sea buffer system 50 years ago‚ died in the city last week. Kruger‚ who had been a keen fisherman‚ diver and general "man of the sea"‚ died two days before his 82nd birthday last Tuesday. While harbour engineer Eric Merrifield was initially credited for their invention‚ a claim emerged in the 1990s that it was Kruger who came up with the interlocking concrete design‚ which is now used to dissipate waves ...

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