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NEWS HEADLINES
Court order suspends fishing in the inshore trawl fishery
06 January 2017

SOUTH AFRICA: 27 fishing companies have been temporarily suspended from putting to sea in the inshore trawl fishery for hake and sole by an interdict granted by the Cape High Court this week. 


TNPA to issue tender to deepen DCT
14 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that it will issue a tender to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT).  Pier 2 has reached a key milestone and the multi-billion rand Main Marine Construction Works package will go out to tender in December 2016.  This follows the two environmental approvals secured from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) last year for marine and landside works.  The tender process for the landside works will follow at a later stage.


South Africa offers electronic certificates
09 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed that they are now able to offer electronic verification of Seafarer Certificates.  According to SAMSA's Centre for Seafarers, the shift towards electronic verification of seafarers' certificates is in compliance with Regulation 1/2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).


Bulk carrier crew safe in Cape Town
07 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  After sending out a distress call while in international waters on Sunday, the bulk carrier, Antaios, was towed by Smit Amandla and the crew evacuated to Cape Town.  The vessel reportedly experienced a fire in the engine room while sailing from Argentina to Saudi Arabia.


Caisson breach in Sturrock Dry Dock
07 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  A caisson breach at Sturrock Dry Dock resulted in some damage as two of the three vessels in the facility collided. The situation was bought under control with emergency services arriving on the scene quickly.


Consortium acquires Smit Amandla Marine business
01 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Smit Amandla Marine has been acquired by African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL), owned by a consortium including Smit Amandla Marine management and employees, the Mineworkers Investment Company, Pan-African Capital Holdings and RMB Ventures.  The company is now effectively 100 percent South African owned.


Agency to develop content in Nigeria
01 December 2016

NIGERIA:  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has inaugurated an inter-agency committee on local content development to transform the oil and gas as well as maritime industry and develop in-country capacity.


New LNG terminal for Ivory Coast
25 November 2016

IVORY COAST:  The CI-GNL (Ivory Coast LNG) consortium led by Total has been awarded the rights to build and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Ivory Coast with a capacity of three million tons per year. Total will use the terminal to supply LNG volumes from its global portfolio in proportion to its participating interest in the project. The regasification terminal project is expected to become operational by mid 2018.


Fire on cruise vessel kills four people
19 November 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire on board a cruising passenger vessel at Hartbeespoort Dam north of Pretoria resulting in the death of four people.  Three passengers drowned and one died of smoke inhalation.  


DCD marine enters voluntary business rescue
17 November 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The board of Cape Town-based DCD Marine, a member of the DCD Group, has put the business into voluntary business rescue after 18 months of very difficult trading conditions.  DCD Group Chief Executive Officer, Digby Glover, says that the business rescue process allows the business some room to negotiate with stakeholders, so it can take appropriate actions that put the business in a more positive position.


DAFF announces the 2016/17 west coast rock lobster TAC and recreational fishing season
16 November 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced the total allowable catch (TAC) and the 2016/17 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL).  The global WCRL TAC for the 2016/2017 fishing season has been determined at 1924.08 tons, which is the same as the global TAC for the 2015/2016 fishing season.  


Abalone and Lobster rights holders receive exemption
07 October 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that current long term rights holders in the Abalone and West Coast Rock Lobster will be exempt and will be able to reapply for their respective permits once the Total Allowable Catch for the 2016/2017 season has been announced.


MoU for marine research signed
04 October 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa has signed a declaration with the European Union to cooperate on marine research and innovation. The declaration aims to further develop a common understanding and deepen scientific knowledge of marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate; encourage and support research collaboration and the development of relevant technologies; facilitate human capital development and scientific exchange, and explore regional opportunities for sustainable marine cooperation.


Court order suspends fishing in the inshore trawl fishery
06 January 2017

SOUTH AFRICA: 27 fishing companies have been temporarily suspended from putting to sea in the inshore trawl fishery for hake and sole by an interdict granted by the Cape High Court this week. 


TNPA to issue tender to deepen DCT
14 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that it will issue a tender to deepen and lengthen berths at Durban Container Terminal (DCT).  Pier 2 has reached a key milestone and the multi-billion rand Main Marine Construction Works package will go out to tender in December 2016.  This follows the two environmental approvals secured from the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) last year for marine and landside works.  The tender process for the landside works will follow at a later stage.


South Africa offers electronic certificates
09 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed that they are now able to offer electronic verification of Seafarer Certificates.  According to SAMSA's Centre for Seafarers, the shift towards electronic verification of seafarers' certificates is in compliance with Regulation 1/2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).


Bulk carrier crew safe in Cape Town
07 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  After sending out a distress call while in international waters on Sunday, the bulk carrier, Antaios, was towed by Smit Amandla and the crew evacuated to Cape Town.  The vessel reportedly experienced a fire in the engine room while sailing from Argentina to Saudi Arabia.


Caisson breach in Sturrock Dry Dock
07 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  A caisson breach at Sturrock Dry Dock resulted in some damage as two of the three vessels in the facility collided. The situation was bought under control with emergency services arriving on the scene quickly.


Consortium acquires Smit Amandla Marine business
01 December 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Smit Amandla Marine has been acquired by African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL), owned by a consortium including Smit Amandla Marine management and employees, the Mineworkers Investment Company, Pan-African Capital Holdings and RMB Ventures.  The company is now effectively 100 percent South African owned.


Agency to develop content in Nigeria
01 December 2016

NIGERIA:  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has inaugurated an inter-agency committee on local content development to transform the oil and gas as well as maritime industry and develop in-country capacity.


New LNG terminal for Ivory Coast
25 November 2016

IVORY COAST:  The CI-GNL (Ivory Coast LNG) consortium led by Total has been awarded the rights to build and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Ivory Coast with a capacity of three million tons per year. Total will use the terminal to supply LNG volumes from its global portfolio in proportion to its participating interest in the project. The regasification terminal project is expected to become operational by mid 2018.


Fire on cruise vessel kills four people
19 November 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire on board a cruising passenger vessel at Hartbeespoort Dam north of Pretoria resulting in the death of four people.  Three passengers drowned and one died of smoke inhalation.  


DCD marine enters voluntary business rescue
17 November 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The board of Cape Town-based DCD Marine, a member of the DCD Group, has put the business into voluntary business rescue after 18 months of very difficult trading conditions.  DCD Group Chief Executive Officer, Digby Glover, says that the business rescue process allows the business some room to negotiate with stakeholders, so it can take appropriate actions that put the business in a more positive position.


DAFF announces the 2016/17 west coast rock lobster TAC and recreational fishing season
16 November 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced the total allowable catch (TAC) and the 2016/17 recreational fishing season for west coast rock lobster (WCRL).  The global WCRL TAC for the 2016/2017 fishing season has been determined at 1924.08 tons, which is the same as the global TAC for the 2015/2016 fishing season.  


Abalone and Lobster rights holders receive exemption
07 October 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that current long term rights holders in the Abalone and West Coast Rock Lobster will be exempt and will be able to reapply for their respective permits once the Total Allowable Catch for the 2016/2017 season has been announced.


MoU for marine research signed
04 October 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa has signed a declaration with the European Union to cooperate on marine research and innovation. The declaration aims to further develop a common understanding and deepen scientific knowledge of marine ecosystems and the link between oceans and climate; encourage and support research collaboration and the development of relevant technologies; facilitate human capital development and scientific exchange, and explore regional opportunities for sustainable marine cooperation.


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Piracy, stowaways, armed guards, vessel security, African naval capacity.

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OFFSHORE: supporting the oil and gas sectors 

Rig refits, FLNG terminals, shipbuilding, advocacy programmes, local content.

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Facilities and infrastructure, Game changers, Interview with Niall Kramer, South Africa as an offshore training hub.

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OFFSHORE: supporting the oil and gas sectors

Rig repair and maintenance in Africa, Operation Phakisa, Conferences and Exhibitions, E&P update, Company news and events. 

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN CAPITAL

New degrees for seafarers, World Maritime Day Theme, Lawhill Maritime Centre

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MARITIME SECURITY & SURVEILLANCE 

Piracy, stowaways, armed guards, vessel security, African naval capacity.

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Rig refits, FLNG terminals, shipbuilding, advocacy programmes, local content.

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PIRACY UPDATES
Piracy News & Figures

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre PRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation funded purely on voluntary contributions. The PRC forms an essential part in the response process of dealing with worldwide piracy and armed robbery.


UPDATED 05 February 2015

Worldwide Incidents 2015: 
Total Incidents Worldwide: 14 reported incidents 

For more information pleasecontact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960


Twitter: Follow Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/IMB_Piracy
 
 

Piracy News & Figures

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre PRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation funded purely on voluntary contributions. The PRC forms an essential part in the response process of dealing with worldwide piracy and armed robbery.


UPDATED 05 February 2015

Worldwide Incidents 2015: 
Total Incidents Worldwide: 14 reported incidents 

For more information pleasecontact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960


Twitter: Follow Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/IMB_Piracy
 
 

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Mining wastes report identifies research gaps
20/01/2017  A new report shows that more scientific research needs to be done to understand and assess the environmental impacts of wastes from mining operations which have been disposed into the marine environment.

Africa and Asia join efforts for anti-piracy
17/01/2017  A meeting in Singapore in early January has seen African and Asian countries joining efforts to promote greater networking and communications across ant-piracy contact points in two continents.

Countering maritime terrorism
14/12/2016  A seminar looking at maritime security issues ranging from cyber security on board ships to piracy and illegal maritime activities concluded in Copenhagen in December.  Marine terrorism and how the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS code) could support actions against illegal maritime activities was discussed at a panel discussion chaired by IMO.

IMO and ship survey body to stregthen co-operation
08/12/2016  IMO has signed a unique agreement to strengthen co-operation with the technical body whose members undertake ship survey and certification duties on behalf of IMO member states.

 

 

 

Mining wastes report identifies research gaps
20/01/2017  A new report shows that more scientific research needs to be done to understand and assess the environmental impacts of wastes from mining operations which have been disposed into the marine environment.

Africa and Asia join efforts for anti-piracy
17/01/2017  A meeting in Singapore in early January has seen African and Asian countries joining efforts to promote greater networking and communications across ant-piracy contact points in two continents.

Countering maritime terrorism
14/12/2016  A seminar looking at maritime security issues ranging from cyber security on board ships to piracy and illegal maritime activities concluded in Copenhagen in December.  Marine terrorism and how the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS code) could support actions against illegal maritime activities was discussed at a panel discussion chaired by IMO.

IMO and ship survey body to stregthen co-operation
08/12/2016  IMO has signed a unique agreement to strengthen co-operation with the technical body whose members undertake ship survey and certification duties on behalf of IMO member states.

 

 

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