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 Working with the local Saldanha community, Dormac Offshore, reports tht undertaking the Celtig rig contract in the West Coast town has been a positive experience and one that they hope to repeat with future rig work. 

  

 Working with the local Saldanha community, Dormac Offshore, reports tht undertaking the Celtig rig contract in the West Coast town has been a positive experience and one that they hope to repeat with future rig work. 

  

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IN DEPTH:

SALDANHA - Shedding its stepsister status: Saldanha's status as the poor stepsister to Cape Town may soon be a thing of the past. For some time now many have been eyeing out new potential opportunities and the all-important tipping point may have finally been reached.

BRIBERY: The Bribery Act 2010 came into force in the UK on the 1st July to combat the very serious nature of the problem of corruption which exists in the world today. Michael Heads reviews the Act's implications for doing business on the continent.


PIRACY PAGES:

A LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE: Speaking at the SADC Extraordinary Meeting on Regional Anti-Piracy Strategy in Pretoria recently, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that the SADC member states should put in place robust laws to effectively prosecute pirates.


PROJECT REVIEW:

CELTIC SEA: Working with the local Saldanha community, Dormac Offshore, reports that undertaking the Celtic Rig contract in the West Coast town has been a positive experience and one that they hope to repeat with future rig work.


ON BOARD:

ST HELENA: While there has been talk of building an airport on St Helena over the past few years, the island's namesake vessel still remains the most vital lifeline for the islanders even as she nears her 21st birthday. The 95.97 metre vessel took over from her somewhat smaller predecessor of the same name in 1991 and celebrated her centenary voyage to the island last year. We spoke to Ron Caris, director of RNC Ships Agency Services, about this very versatile vessel.


REPORT BACK:

AFRICA PORTS AND HARBOURS CONGRESS: The well-established Africa Ports and Harbours Congress held in June may have suffered some degree of delegate atrophy, but has still managed to attract a fair deal of interest from the African continent. Embracing issues relating to port development and infrastructure planning, it is interesting to see that private sector involvement continues to remain a hot topic while notions of efficiency, security and hinterland connectivity are still being debated. 


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 

  • South African oceanographer joins international research cruise
  • IMO addresses environmental issues
  • Technical issues necessary to meet environmental pressures
  • Mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping
  • Shipping lines wins sustainability award
  • IMO prize awarded to marine protector
  • The Abalone Ranger rides again
  • A green vision
  • African boat builders will need to meet global environmental pressures
  • New polar research vessel named

SEAFARER HEALTH & WELFARE:

  • Seafarers still lack access to the internest
  • Help is at hand
  • Seafarer support at sea
  • Symposium on maritime health
  • Countries slow to ratify ILO Maritime Labour Convention
  • Online toolkit launched
  • Union study shows extent of bullying at sea
  • Bangladesh implements seafarer's welfare levy

MARINE ELECTRONICS

  • ECDIS training for pilots
  • New 10.4 inch all-in-one LCD radar
  • Simulator donation aims to improve training in ship handling
  • Tanzanian maritime institute receives simulator suite
  • Maritime VSAT system
  • Meeting IMO ECDIS requirements
  • Ten pieces of ECDIS advice from the experts
  • GPS navigator features enhanced performance
  • Nav-TRacker to track three year voyage

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Oil discovery boosts Ghana's middle class
  • Addressing povery in Ghana
  • Offshore supply
  • SBM changeout
  • Mining vessel undergoes hydraulic refurbishment project

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • New Secretary General elected to IMO
  • World Maritime Day theme for 2012
  • Chile bans shark finning
  • Additional 10 Triple-E vessels on order
  • US Navy contract for Maersk Line
  • Seafood fraud under the spotlight

MARITIME NEWS

  • Union signs agreement with shipping company
  • Streamlining processing in the fishing industry
  • Deputy president highlights high transport costs
  • Maritime briefs
  • Opening up to Ghana
  • Industry comment sought on live abalone specifications
  • Pulling the plug on Elliott Basin
  • Minister woos international investment in the maritime industry
  • Lack of flexibility frustrates industry's requirement to complete security course
  • Umbrella body to tackle fisheries issues
  • Committee to follow up on the death of fisherman
  • Lonrho acquires majority equity in SA seafood wholesaler
  • Extending apprenticeship training to SA navy
  • Boating bodies unite

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen looks back to a time when the whaling ships visited Cape Town and brought significant business to the port.


ON THE QUAYSIDE

A former ministerial advisor and chief director of compliance and resource management, Shaheen Moolla has established a popular blog that publicises developments in fisheries management in South Africa and often pokes fun at the management agency. Claire Attwood sits down with him to discuss the current state of fisheries management in the country.


PEOPLE AND EVENT

  • Maritime mobbers acknowledge international Day of the Seafarers
  • Minister of Transport acknowledges seafarers
  • International industry to meet in Cape Town
  • Mining and maritime unions set to converge in Durban
  • Drop anchor at the Cape Town boat show
  • New dates for PMAESA Conference
  • IMO fishing vessel safety conference to be held in South Africa
  • Caddying for young golf talent
  • Fostering maritime interest
  • Supporting SANCCOB
  • Award for diversity
  • Founder of MCLI steps down
  • Breakbulk in Africa explored
  • South African recognised by Brazilian navy
  • SA branch of the Nautical Institute to be launched
  • Insurer launches development programme
  • Double take for sustainability
  • Durban pilots make history
  • Creating opportunities through education
  • Sea Cadets change of command

 

 

IN DEPTH:

SALDANHA - Shedding its stepsister status: Saldanha's status as the poor stepsister to Cape Town may soon be a thing of the past. For some time now many have been eyeing out new potential opportunities and the all-important tipping point may have finally been reached.

BRIBERY: The Bribery Act 2010 came into force in the UK on the 1st July to combat the very serious nature of the problem of corruption which exists in the world today. Michael Heads reviews the Act's implications for doing business on the continent.


PIRACY PAGES:

A LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE: Speaking at the SADC Extraordinary Meeting on Regional Anti-Piracy Strategy in Pretoria recently, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said that the SADC member states should put in place robust laws to effectively prosecute pirates.


PROJECT REVIEW:

CELTIC SEA: Working with the local Saldanha community, Dormac Offshore, reports that undertaking the Celtic Rig contract in the West Coast town has been a positive experience and one that they hope to repeat with future rig work.


ON BOARD:

ST HELENA: While there has been talk of building an airport on St Helena over the past few years, the island's namesake vessel still remains the most vital lifeline for the islanders even as she nears her 21st birthday. The 95.97 metre vessel took over from her somewhat smaller predecessor of the same name in 1991 and celebrated her centenary voyage to the island last year. We spoke to Ron Caris, director of RNC Ships Agency Services, about this very versatile vessel.


REPORT BACK:

AFRICA PORTS AND HARBOURS CONGRESS: The well-established Africa Ports and Harbours Congress held in June may have suffered some degree of delegate atrophy, but has still managed to attract a fair deal of interest from the African continent. Embracing issues relating to port development and infrastructure planning, it is interesting to see that private sector involvement continues to remain a hot topic while notions of efficiency, security and hinterland connectivity are still being debated. 


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 

  • South African oceanographer joins international research cruise
  • IMO addresses environmental issues
  • Technical issues necessary to meet environmental pressures
  • Mandatory energy efficiency measures for international shipping
  • Shipping lines wins sustainability award
  • IMO prize awarded to marine protector
  • The Abalone Ranger rides again
  • A green vision
  • African boat builders will need to meet global environmental pressures
  • New polar research vessel named

SEAFARER HEALTH & WELFARE:

  • Seafarers still lack access to the internest
  • Help is at hand
  • Seafarer support at sea
  • Symposium on maritime health
  • Countries slow to ratify ILO Maritime Labour Convention
  • Online toolkit launched
  • Union study shows extent of bullying at sea
  • Bangladesh implements seafarer's welfare levy

MARINE ELECTRONICS

  • ECDIS training for pilots
  • New 10.4 inch all-in-one LCD radar
  • Simulator donation aims to improve training in ship handling
  • Tanzanian maritime institute receives simulator suite
  • Maritime VSAT system
  • Meeting IMO ECDIS requirements
  • Ten pieces of ECDIS advice from the experts
  • GPS navigator features enhanced performance
  • Nav-TRacker to track three year voyage

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Oil discovery boosts Ghana's middle class
  • Addressing povery in Ghana
  • Offshore supply
  • SBM changeout
  • Mining vessel undergoes hydraulic refurbishment project

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • New Secretary General elected to IMO
  • World Maritime Day theme for 2012
  • Chile bans shark finning
  • Additional 10 Triple-E vessels on order
  • US Navy contract for Maersk Line
  • Seafood fraud under the spotlight

MARITIME NEWS

  • Union signs agreement with shipping company
  • Streamlining processing in the fishing industry
  • Deputy president highlights high transport costs
  • Maritime briefs
  • Opening up to Ghana
  • Industry comment sought on live abalone specifications
  • Pulling the plug on Elliott Basin
  • Minister woos international investment in the maritime industry
  • Lack of flexibility frustrates industry's requirement to complete security course
  • Umbrella body to tackle fisheries issues
  • Committee to follow up on the death of fisherman
  • Lonrho acquires majority equity in SA seafood wholesaler
  • Extending apprenticeship training to SA navy
  • Boating bodies unite

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen looks back to a time when the whaling ships visited Cape Town and brought significant business to the port.


ON THE QUAYSIDE

A former ministerial advisor and chief director of compliance and resource management, Shaheen Moolla has established a popular blog that publicises developments in fisheries management in South Africa and often pokes fun at the management agency. Claire Attwood sits down with him to discuss the current state of fisheries management in the country.


PEOPLE AND EVENT

  • Maritime mobbers acknowledge international Day of the Seafarers
  • Minister of Transport acknowledges seafarers
  • International industry to meet in Cape Town
  • Mining and maritime unions set to converge in Durban
  • Drop anchor at the Cape Town boat show
  • New dates for PMAESA Conference
  • IMO fishing vessel safety conference to be held in South Africa
  • Caddying for young golf talent
  • Fostering maritime interest
  • Supporting SANCCOB
  • Award for diversity
  • Founder of MCLI steps down
  • Breakbulk in Africa explored
  • South African recognised by Brazilian navy
  • SA branch of the Nautical Institute to be launched
  • Insurer launches development programme
  • Double take for sustainability
  • Durban pilots make history
  • Creating opportunities through education
  • Sea Cadets change of command

 

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net


KEELHAULED:
The powers that be that were unable to cute the bureaucratic red tape required to permit the MT Phoenix (also known as Concep) from entering the port of Durban as a port of refuge - a scenario that resulted in the vessel grouding just outside Durban. The vessel has no P&I Club cover and limited hull insurance.


APPLAUD:

The efforts of the three lady harbour pilots in Durban who made history by becoming the first three Black ladies to obtain their Open Licence. Precious Dube, Bongiwe Mbambo and Pinky Zungu are now able to guide all vessels calling at the port of Durban into the harbour.


 

 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net


KEELHAULED:
The powers that be that were unable to cute the bureaucratic red tape required to permit the MT Phoenix (also known as Concep) from entering the port of Durban as a port of refuge - a scenario that resulted in the vessel grouding just outside Durban. The vessel has no P&I Club cover and limited hull insurance.


APPLAUD:

The efforts of the three lady harbour pilots in Durban who made history by becoming the first three Black ladies to obtain their Open Licence. Precious Dube, Bongiwe Mbambo and Pinky Zungu are now able to guide all vessels calling at the port of Durban into the harbour.