An Ultrabulk-controlled multipurpose general cargo ship has been wrecked on the inhospitable west coast of South Africa.

The 13,800-dwt Ultra Galaxy (built 2008) has grounded on the shoreline north of the fishing village of Strandfontein, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) said late on Wednesday.

Photos provided by the maritime regulator showed it to have capsized onto its starboard side.