ON THE COVER

 Due to be scrapped on a beach in India, the MT Phoenix had to be content with a sea burial during September after a prolonged saga that was initiated by engine trouble in July and saw her stranded on the rocks at Sheffield beach for over a month waiting for a high tide to assist her return to the ocean.

 Due to be scrapped on a beach in India, the MT Phoenix had to be content with a sea burial during September after a prolonged saga that was initiated by engine trouble in July and saw her stranded on the rocks at Sheffield beach for over a month waiting for a high tide to assist her return to the ocean.

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IN DEPTH:

MARITIME SKILLS: SAMSA recently commissioned an extensive survey of maritime skills and shortfalls in the country. Hosting a Maritime Skills Summit in Richards Bay, CEO, Tsietsi Mokhele unveiled the results of the study and invited stakeholders to become involved in moving the maritime industry forward.


PIRACY PAGES:

A COLLECTIVE RESPONSE: Speaking at an Internationl conference in September, Secretary General of the IMO highlighted the need to work collaboratively to combat modern piracy.

  • Piracy has a stranglehold on Sub-Saharan Trade
  • SADC to host anti-piracy summit
  • Saudi Arabia boosts coffers to combat piracy

AT SEA:

HARVESTING THE OCEAN: Catching the tail-end of the fishing season, Herman Fourie accepted an invitation to join the captain and crew of the Wildegans II on a recent trawling trip off Gansbaai.


ON BOARD:

UAL AFRICA: Having recently expanded their multi-purpose liner services into East Africa, United Africa Lines has now introduced a new vessel into their long-standing West Africa service and, according to Angelo Manzoni, there are a further three new-builds of similar size and design in he pipeline.


REPORT BACK:

NAUTICAL INSTITUTE COMMAND SEMINAR: The Nautical Institute Command Seminar held in Cape Town at the begining of September, formed part of a series of five such events across the globe during the course of this year. We report back on the two-day event that touched on issues of relevance to the maritime sectors.


TOWAGE & SALVAGE FEATURE: 

  • Phoenix saga scuttled at sea
  • Towing the Pacific Scirocco
  • ISU polltion prevention survey
  • Massive spooling job removes and inspects wire rope
  • Maritime briefs
  • Busy year for local SCR
  • New edition of Lloyd's Open form published

LAW & INSURANCE FEATURE:

  • The Alina II
  • The insurance implications of piracy
  • ECDIS warning
  • Soft market continues
  • South Africa and the Law of the Sea
  • Understanding the importance of marine insurance in an SA context

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Investing in water bag load testing equipment
  • New oil logistics port for Ghana
  • Record number of tankers at Mossel Bay loading facility

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Marine schools invest in simulators
  • Powering Asian trade
  • Promoting the use of LNG as marine fuel
  • Math's upskilling for seafarers
  • Licence for patented field welding technology granted
  • Unlimited drinks package draws criticism
  • New IMO member state
  • Contract for two well intervention vessels
  • Showcasing new engines
  • South American contracts bolster Dutch marine operator
  • Marine maintenance milestone
  • Cash injecting to boost UK maritime industry

MARITIME NEWS

  • Studying the potential for cruise tourism in Africa
  • Business delegation in Angola
  • Coastal clean-up project kicks off
  • New equpment to improve efficiencies in Durban
  • New truck entrance opens at Cape Town port
  • Maritime briefs
  • New MArine Protected Area declared
  • Container handler improves productivity
  • Creating permanent jobs in the fishing industry
  • Investing in Kenyan port efficiencies
  • Dutch company expands into Africa
  • Shipping group raises capital
  • Far East-West Africa trade strengthens
  • Focusing on service to ensure future business development

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen dredges up maritime history as he delves into port development.


ON THE QUAYSIDE

The SA Navy has conducted hydrographic surveying since 1922. Steve Saunders visited the headquarters and spoke to Captain Abri Kampfer about this national asset.


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • Abalone Symposium 2012
  • National Boat Show a success
  • A passion for all things maritime
  • Maritime & Coastal Security Africa Conference
  • Successful apprentice returns from Germany
  • Seafarers assist at Sea Cadets Camp
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Celebrating 10-year milestone
  • Commemorating maritime heritage
  • World Maritime Day festivities in Richards Bay

 

 

IN DEPTH:

MARITIME SKILLS: SAMSA recently commissioned an extensive survey of maritime skills and shortfalls in the country. Hosting a Maritime Skills Summit in Richards Bay, CEO, Tsietsi Mokhele unveiled the results of the study and invited stakeholders to become involved in moving the maritime industry forward.


PIRACY PAGES:

A COLLECTIVE RESPONSE: Speaking at an Internationl conference in September, Secretary General of the IMO highlighted the need to work collaboratively to combat modern piracy.

  • Piracy has a stranglehold on Sub-Saharan Trade
  • SADC to host anti-piracy summit
  • Saudi Arabia boosts coffers to combat piracy

AT SEA:

HARVESTING THE OCEAN: Catching the tail-end of the fishing season, Herman Fourie accepted an invitation to join the captain and crew of the Wildegans II on a recent trawling trip off Gansbaai.


ON BOARD:

UAL AFRICA: Having recently expanded their multi-purpose liner services into East Africa, United Africa Lines has now introduced a new vessel into their long-standing West Africa service and, according to Angelo Manzoni, there are a further three new-builds of similar size and design in he pipeline.


REPORT BACK:

NAUTICAL INSTITUTE COMMAND SEMINAR: The Nautical Institute Command Seminar held in Cape Town at the begining of September, formed part of a series of five such events across the globe during the course of this year. We report back on the two-day event that touched on issues of relevance to the maritime sectors.


TOWAGE & SALVAGE FEATURE: 

  • Phoenix saga scuttled at sea
  • Towing the Pacific Scirocco
  • ISU polltion prevention survey
  • Massive spooling job removes and inspects wire rope
  • Maritime briefs
  • Busy year for local SCR
  • New edition of Lloyd's Open form published

LAW & INSURANCE FEATURE:

  • The Alina II
  • The insurance implications of piracy
  • ECDIS warning
  • Soft market continues
  • South Africa and the Law of the Sea
  • Understanding the importance of marine insurance in an SA context

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Investing in water bag load testing equipment
  • New oil logistics port for Ghana
  • Record number of tankers at Mossel Bay loading facility

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Marine schools invest in simulators
  • Powering Asian trade
  • Promoting the use of LNG as marine fuel
  • Math's upskilling for seafarers
  • Licence for patented field welding technology granted
  • Unlimited drinks package draws criticism
  • New IMO member state
  • Contract for two well intervention vessels
  • Showcasing new engines
  • South American contracts bolster Dutch marine operator
  • Marine maintenance milestone
  • Cash injecting to boost UK maritime industry

MARITIME NEWS

  • Studying the potential for cruise tourism in Africa
  • Business delegation in Angola
  • Coastal clean-up project kicks off
  • New equpment to improve efficiencies in Durban
  • New truck entrance opens at Cape Town port
  • Maritime briefs
  • New MArine Protected Area declared
  • Container handler improves productivity
  • Creating permanent jobs in the fishing industry
  • Investing in Kenyan port efficiencies
  • Dutch company expands into Africa
  • Shipping group raises capital
  • Far East-West Africa trade strengthens
  • Focusing on service to ensure future business development

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen dredges up maritime history as he delves into port development.


ON THE QUAYSIDE

The SA Navy has conducted hydrographic surveying since 1922. Steve Saunders visited the headquarters and spoke to Captain Abri Kampfer about this national asset.


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • Abalone Symposium 2012
  • National Boat Show a success
  • A passion for all things maritime
  • Maritime & Coastal Security Africa Conference
  • Successful apprentice returns from Germany
  • Seafarers assist at Sea Cadets Camp
  • Corporate Social Investment
  • Celebrating 10-year milestone
  • Commemorating maritime heritage
  • World Maritime Day festivities in Richards Bay

 

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
DAFF for not making any announcements with regard to the awarding of the vessel management contract - despite the current contract rapidly approaching its expiry date.

Transnet for dragging their heels on the process to allow concessioning of the ship repair facilities around the country.


APPLAUD:

Congratulations to the Oceana Group for converting seasonal jobs into permanent positions at their Hout Bay and St Helena Bay fishmeal facilities.

SAMSA for championing the cause of the maritime industry with the commissioning of the Maritime Skills Study.


 

 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
DAFF for not making any announcements with regard to the awarding of the vessel management contract - despite the current contract rapidly approaching its expiry date.

Transnet for dragging their heels on the process to allow concessioning of the ship repair facilities around the country.


APPLAUD:

Congratulations to the Oceana Group for converting seasonal jobs into permanent positions at their Hout Bay and St Helena Bay fishmeal facilities.

SAMSA for championing the cause of the maritime industry with the commissioning of the Maritime Skills Study.