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 As a full member of the International Maritime Contractor's Association (IMCA), the Subtech Group is represented in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius and offers marine services throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

 As a full member of the International Maritime Contractor's Association (IMCA), the Subtech Group is represented in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius and offers marine services throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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IN DEPTH:

A FISHING AGENDA: Various stakeholders in the fishing industry seemed eager to take up the opportunity to present their sectors to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) when they called a Fishing Indaba at the beginning of November. While SAMSA has hosted four successful safety Indabas in the past, this is the first time that the Authority has provided an opportunity such as this for the industry to engage on a more general and holistic level.


PIRACY PAGES:

  • South Africa edges closer to signing Djibouti Code of Conduct
  • Regional training centre in Djibouti
  • Expanding the information network
  • African neighbours clamp down on piracy
  • Industry campaign hits the big screen in battle against Somali Piracy

FISHY BUSINESS:

Shaheen Moolla reviews the performance of Minister of Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Petterrson.


REPORT BACK:

MARITIME SECURITY: It's not surprising that issues relating to piracy topped the agenda at the recent Maritime and Coastal Security Africa (MCSA) conference and exhibition held in Cape Town. Broader issues of maritime security and maritime domain awareness, however, were also discussed as the implications of crime, terrorism, piracy and smuggling affect global trade as well as the economic stability of many areas.


DIVING , SURVEYS AND PORT MAINTENANCE: 

  • Diving and survey company takes on contract in Madagascar
  • Geared to serve the maritime industry
  • IMCA publishes diver/ROV mattress handling guidelines
  • Beira seabed covered in concrete mattresses
  • Epping firm delivers high-tech diving system
  • Next generation of doppler profiler introduced
  • Accreditation marks a new milestone for GMC
  • Decrease in dive work revealed

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Report identifies need for compenation for pollution clean up operation in Niger Delta
  • Another rig due in Saldanha
  • Drilling rig successfully towed around Cape of Good Hope
  • Ultra deepwater contract for newbuild
  • Milestone for oil production in Equatorial Guinea
  • Key contracts for marine services company

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Simulator increases safety for Fish Harvesters
  • Ship handling simulator for Indonesia oil and gas company
  • Investing in America's energy industry
  • Improving morring processes
  • Changing attitudes to employment in the maritime sector
  • Exploring joint towing opportunities
  • Cruise ship aims for high energy efficiencies
  • Six new container vessels for Saudi Arabian shipping company
  • Powering offshore Brazil market

MARITIME NEWS

  • Dutch delegation visits South Africa
  • Assist the Mission to Seafarers
  • Diversification key to growth
  • New port of call boosts Africa/Asia trade
  • Committing to training
  • Minister launches anti-poaching unit
  • Is the satellite phone the scourge of the modern day ship master?
  • Port Nolloth harbour due for an upgrade
  • Unique West Coast marine resource
  • Exploring opportunities in the fishing of octopus
  • Auto market indicators
  • Submarine escape training facility
  • Showcasing the cruising opportunities
  • BEE deal goes the distance
  • Biocomposite R&D-led industrial development

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen ponders the maritime heritage of the Norwegian industry.


SAMSA SEAFARER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

  • "Vasbyt" attitude furthers fisherman's future at sea
  • Taking advantage of a sea of opportunities with attention to detail
  • Africa's first lady pilots to get open licences
  • Fishing crew adapts to respond to emergency situation

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • Fish and Marine 2011
  • Cadets ready themselves for a fulfilling career at sea
  • A-Berth facility officially launched to service the offshore industry
  • India-Africa shipping route acknowledged
  • PetroSA CEO announced
  • Businessman of the year

GREEN MARINE

  • SA Agulhas showcases the impact of climate change on the oceans ahead of COP17
  • Study shows significant reductions in ships' emissions due to IMO measures
  • Taking responsibility for reducing carbon emissions
  • Aiming for greener navigation
  • When industry and NGO's meet - Oceans go Green!
  • Effective gear restrictions promote sustainable fishing
  • Behavioural changes produce green results
  • Partnering to conserve the Marine Big 5
  • Working towards a more sustainable global seafood trade
  • Strenghtening fisheries management in vulnerable ecosystems
  • WWF aims to transform seafood market
  • Safeguarding the ocean
  • Green port and shipping programme
  • A case for incinerating waste at sea

 

IN DEPTH:

A FISHING AGENDA: Various stakeholders in the fishing industry seemed eager to take up the opportunity to present their sectors to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) when they called a Fishing Indaba at the beginning of November. While SAMSA has hosted four successful safety Indabas in the past, this is the first time that the Authority has provided an opportunity such as this for the industry to engage on a more general and holistic level.


PIRACY PAGES:

  • South Africa edges closer to signing Djibouti Code of Conduct
  • Regional training centre in Djibouti
  • Expanding the information network
  • African neighbours clamp down on piracy
  • Industry campaign hits the big screen in battle against Somali Piracy

FISHY BUSINESS:

Shaheen Moolla reviews the performance of Minister of Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Petterrson.


REPORT BACK:

MARITIME SECURITY: It's not surprising that issues relating to piracy topped the agenda at the recent Maritime and Coastal Security Africa (MCSA) conference and exhibition held in Cape Town. Broader issues of maritime security and maritime domain awareness, however, were also discussed as the implications of crime, terrorism, piracy and smuggling affect global trade as well as the economic stability of many areas.


DIVING , SURVEYS AND PORT MAINTENANCE: 

  • Diving and survey company takes on contract in Madagascar
  • Geared to serve the maritime industry
  • IMCA publishes diver/ROV mattress handling guidelines
  • Beira seabed covered in concrete mattresses
  • Epping firm delivers high-tech diving system
  • Next generation of doppler profiler introduced
  • Accreditation marks a new milestone for GMC
  • Decrease in dive work revealed

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Report identifies need for compenation for pollution clean up operation in Niger Delta
  • Another rig due in Saldanha
  • Drilling rig successfully towed around Cape of Good Hope
  • Ultra deepwater contract for newbuild
  • Milestone for oil production in Equatorial Guinea
  • Key contracts for marine services company

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Simulator increases safety for Fish Harvesters
  • Ship handling simulator for Indonesia oil and gas company
  • Investing in America's energy industry
  • Improving morring processes
  • Changing attitudes to employment in the maritime sector
  • Exploring joint towing opportunities
  • Cruise ship aims for high energy efficiencies
  • Six new container vessels for Saudi Arabian shipping company
  • Powering offshore Brazil market

MARITIME NEWS

  • Dutch delegation visits South Africa
  • Assist the Mission to Seafarers
  • Diversification key to growth
  • New port of call boosts Africa/Asia trade
  • Committing to training
  • Minister launches anti-poaching unit
  • Is the satellite phone the scourge of the modern day ship master?
  • Port Nolloth harbour due for an upgrade
  • Unique West Coast marine resource
  • Exploring opportunities in the fishing of octopus
  • Auto market indicators
  • Submarine escape training facility
  • Showcasing the cruising opportunities
  • BEE deal goes the distance
  • Biocomposite R&D-led industrial development

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen ponders the maritime heritage of the Norwegian industry.


SAMSA SEAFARER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

  • "Vasbyt" attitude furthers fisherman's future at sea
  • Taking advantage of a sea of opportunities with attention to detail
  • Africa's first lady pilots to get open licences
  • Fishing crew adapts to respond to emergency situation

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • Fish and Marine 2011
  • Cadets ready themselves for a fulfilling career at sea
  • A-Berth facility officially launched to service the offshore industry
  • India-Africa shipping route acknowledged
  • PetroSA CEO announced
  • Businessman of the year

GREEN MARINE

  • SA Agulhas showcases the impact of climate change on the oceans ahead of COP17
  • Study shows significant reductions in ships' emissions due to IMO measures
  • Taking responsibility for reducing carbon emissions
  • Aiming for greener navigation
  • When industry and NGO's meet - Oceans go Green!
  • Effective gear restrictions promote sustainable fishing
  • Behavioural changes produce green results
  • Partnering to conserve the Marine Big 5
  • Working towards a more sustainable global seafood trade
  • Strenghtening fisheries management in vulnerable ecosystems
  • WWF aims to transform seafood market
  • Safeguarding the ocean
  • Green port and shipping programme
  • A case for incinerating waste at sea

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
Based on the dismal rating given to the Minister of Forrestries, Agriculture and Fisheries, we deel that this month's keelhaul needs to be awarded to Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.


APPLAUD:

Congratulations to the winners in the SAMSA Seafarer of the Year Awards. To Jackson Piyose who won the Fishing Category; to Captain Dawie Erasmus who won the Commercial Category; to the three lady pilots - Pinky Zungu, Precious Dube and Bongiwe Mbambo - who won the Shore-based Category as well as to the crew of the Edinburgh who won the overall SAMSA Seafarer of the Year Award.


 

 LinkClick.aspx


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
Based on the dismal rating given to the Minister of Forrestries, Agriculture and Fisheries, we deel that this month's keelhaul needs to be awarded to Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.


APPLAUD:

Congratulations to the winners in the SAMSA Seafarer of the Year Awards. To Jackson Piyose who won the Fishing Category; to Captain Dawie Erasmus who won the Commercial Category; to the three lady pilots - Pinky Zungu, Precious Dube and Bongiwe Mbambo - who won the Shore-based Category as well as to the crew of the Edinburgh who won the overall SAMSA Seafarer of the Year Award.