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AUGUST 2016 HEADLINES
 
Port of Cape Town to develop Marine Training Centre
23 August 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is creating a special Marine Training Centre at the Port of Cape Town aimed at developing skills and creating jobs.  The new facility will be located at the port's SAFBULK building which is presently being upgraded.  Applications will be open from April 2017 and the first intake of students will commence technical training at the centre in October 2017.


Fisheries law enforcement training kicks off
18 August 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Law Enforcement and Peace Officer training got underway at the Fisheries Management Branch following a cash injection from the Norwegian embassy to tackle fish crime in South African waters.


Final list of fishing rights allocation process 2015/6 for the netfish fishery
17 August 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Delegated Authority to the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has concluded the allocation of fishing rights in the Netfish sector.  A total of 1632 Netfish application forms were distributed while 226 completed forms were receipted.  The rights allocated in this sector are for a period of 15 years.  


 

 

 
Port of Cape Town to develop Marine Training Centre
23 August 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is creating a special Marine Training Centre at the Port of Cape Town aimed at developing skills and creating jobs.  The new facility will be located at the port's SAFBULK building which is presently being upgraded.  Applications will be open from April 2017 and the first intake of students will commence technical training at the centre in October 2017.


Fisheries law enforcement training kicks off
18 August 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Law Enforcement and Peace Officer training got underway at the Fisheries Management Branch following a cash injection from the Norwegian embassy to tackle fish crime in South African waters.


Final list of fishing rights allocation process 2015/6 for the netfish fishery
17 August 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Delegated Authority to the Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has concluded the allocation of fishing rights in the Netfish sector.  A total of 1632 Netfish application forms were distributed while 226 completed forms were receipted.  The rights allocated in this sector are for a period of 15 years.  


 

 

JULY 2016 HEADLINES
 
Conservation plan on the cards for troubled West Coast rock lobster industry
27 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The recent draft red-listing of West Coast rock lobster (WCRL) on WWF's Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (WWF-SASSI) list has raised concerns that this fishery is sitting precariously close to collapse, with significant livelihood implications for commercial and small-scale fishers alike.  


Nigeria to get tough on cabotage laws
21 July 2016

NIGERIA:  Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said that the Agency will no longer tolerate the disregard for Cabotage and environmental laws by the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria. 


Two mobile harbour cranes inaugurated at Cotonou
15 July 2016

BENIN:  Coman SA, operated by APM Terminals Cotonou in Benin's primary port, has commissioned two new Mobile Harbour Cranes at a ceremony presided over by the Benin Minister of Transport, Herve Hehomey.  The new cranes will bring the terminal's operating total to five, after the decommissioning of an older crane.  The cranes have a lifting capacity of 144 tons, making them the largest is the port area.  


New vessel onto SA's Flag
14 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Yesterday oil tanker MT Lefkas docked in Port Elizabeth where a ceremonial plaque exchange ceremony was officiated as the vessel was welcomed to the SA Ships' Registry.  The merchant vessel was previously registered under the flag of Liberia but will be using the Port of Port Elizabeth to provide a new offshore bunkering operation in Algoa Bay.


Transnet to be investigated by Competition Commission
07 July 2016 

SOUTH AFRICA: The Competition Commission has confirmed that it has initiated an investigation against Transnet SOC Ltd (Transnet) for excessive pricing and exclusionary practices in the provision of port services. It is alleged that Transnet gives preferential treatment to certain customers to the exclusion of others. 


Norway injects R50 million into fighting illegal fishing 
06 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: An agreement of cooperation by the Norwegian Government will see the injection of R50 million over three years towards establishing  a new Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement Academy that will tackle fish crime in South African waters, said the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) unit.


SA Navy undertakes exercises in False Bay
06 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Ten SA Navy vessels will participate in Operation Red Lion, an annual naval force preparation initiative that takes place under the broader SANDF Exercise Ndlovu to focus on the maritime component of inter-service training. The exercise is taking place in Simon's Town and False Bay until the 29 July. 


SAMSA aims to address certificate backlog by end of July
04 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: With reports of seafarers, who are sitting without Seafarer Certificates despite having applied for them more than two months ago, being placed on unpaid leave, the South African Maritime Safety Authority has pledged to attend to the backlog by the end of July.


Buoy tender vessel reflagged to SA registry
01 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Smit Amandla Marine's buoy tender vessel, Pentow Malgas has been renamed and officially flagged onto the South African ships' register. Now named Sisonke, the vessel is under contract to PetroSA.


Partnering with the USA for capacity building in Nigeria
01 July 2016

NIGERIA: The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has called on the United States Government to partner the Agency in the area of capacity building. The Director General of the Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside acknowledged the long standing relationship between the two countries and other existing bilateral agreements, said that the Nigerian government will surely need the assistance of the United States government in the area of technology driven security surveillance as well as human capacity building.


Exemption granted to netfish rights holders
01 July 2016 

SOUTH AFRICA: Due to delays in the completion of the Netfish application forms, no new rights have been allocated to this sector and the Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that the current rights holders will be able to continue fishing under an exemption until 31 July or until the new rights are allocated - whichever comes first. 

 
Conservation plan on the cards for troubled West Coast rock lobster industry
27 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The recent draft red-listing of West Coast rock lobster (WCRL) on WWF's Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (WWF-SASSI) list has raised concerns that this fishery is sitting precariously close to collapse, with significant livelihood implications for commercial and small-scale fishers alike.  


Nigeria to get tough on cabotage laws
21 July 2016

NIGERIA:  Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said that the Agency will no longer tolerate the disregard for Cabotage and environmental laws by the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in Nigeria. 


Two mobile harbour cranes inaugurated at Cotonou
15 July 2016

BENIN:  Coman SA, operated by APM Terminals Cotonou in Benin's primary port, has commissioned two new Mobile Harbour Cranes at a ceremony presided over by the Benin Minister of Transport, Herve Hehomey.  The new cranes will bring the terminal's operating total to five, after the decommissioning of an older crane.  The cranes have a lifting capacity of 144 tons, making them the largest is the port area.  


New vessel onto SA's Flag
14 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Yesterday oil tanker MT Lefkas docked in Port Elizabeth where a ceremonial plaque exchange ceremony was officiated as the vessel was welcomed to the SA Ships' Registry.  The merchant vessel was previously registered under the flag of Liberia but will be using the Port of Port Elizabeth to provide a new offshore bunkering operation in Algoa Bay.


Transnet to be investigated by Competition Commission
07 July 2016 

SOUTH AFRICA: The Competition Commission has confirmed that it has initiated an investigation against Transnet SOC Ltd (Transnet) for excessive pricing and exclusionary practices in the provision of port services. It is alleged that Transnet gives preferential treatment to certain customers to the exclusion of others. 


Norway injects R50 million into fighting illegal fishing 
06 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: An agreement of cooperation by the Norwegian Government will see the injection of R50 million over three years towards establishing  a new Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement Academy that will tackle fish crime in South African waters, said the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Monitoring Control and Surveillance (MCS) unit.


SA Navy undertakes exercises in False Bay
06 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Ten SA Navy vessels will participate in Operation Red Lion, an annual naval force preparation initiative that takes place under the broader SANDF Exercise Ndlovu to focus on the maritime component of inter-service training. The exercise is taking place in Simon's Town and False Bay until the 29 July. 


SAMSA aims to address certificate backlog by end of July
04 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: With reports of seafarers, who are sitting without Seafarer Certificates despite having applied for them more than two months ago, being placed on unpaid leave, the South African Maritime Safety Authority has pledged to attend to the backlog by the end of July.


Buoy tender vessel reflagged to SA registry
01 July 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Smit Amandla Marine's buoy tender vessel, Pentow Malgas has been renamed and officially flagged onto the South African ships' register. Now named Sisonke, the vessel is under contract to PetroSA.


Partnering with the USA for capacity building in Nigeria
01 July 2016

NIGERIA: The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has called on the United States Government to partner the Agency in the area of capacity building. The Director General of the Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside acknowledged the long standing relationship between the two countries and other existing bilateral agreements, said that the Nigerian government will surely need the assistance of the United States government in the area of technology driven security surveillance as well as human capacity building.


Exemption granted to netfish rights holders
01 July 2016 

SOUTH AFRICA: Due to delays in the completion of the Netfish application forms, no new rights have been allocated to this sector and the Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries (DAFF) has announced that the current rights holders will be able to continue fishing under an exemption until 31 July or until the new rights are allocated - whichever comes first. 

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