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Black empowered marine services company SMIT Amandla Marine's DP11 vessel 'Peridot" pictured by Colin Sunkel in May off Cape Town, displaying her fire-fighting capability.


Black empowered marine services company SMIT Amandla Marine's DP11 vessel 'Peridot" pictured by Colin Sunkel in May off Cape Town, displaying her fire-fighting capability.


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IN DEPTH:

MARITIME MINISTRY: In the lead up to the South African Maritime Industry Conference scheduled for July, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) hosted a number of round-table meetings with all the sectors of the maritime industry in an effort to chart the course for the conferences discussions. During more than one of these round tables, members of the maritime industry urged SAMSA to lobby for a dedicated Maritime Ministry to push the maritime agenda on a national level for South Africa.

PIRACY THREAT: At the recent Marine Insurance Forum held in Magaliesburg at the beginning of May, Dieter Berg from Munich Re presented a paper on the Insurability of Piracy and Hijacking and posed the question whether this was a niche insurance market or a growing field of business. Mike Heads discusses the trends.


FISHY BUSINESS:

Shaheen Moolla reviews the current situation in the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.


ON BOARD:

SA AGULHAS 11

The SA Agulhas 11 made a grand entrance into the port of Cape Town at the beginning of May where she was welcomed in true South Arican style to her new home. Guests watched as the gleaming new vessel approached her berth and came neatly alongside to display her rather unusual yet striking emblem promoting the work she will be doing as a supply and research vessel.


REPORT BACK:

IONS 2012: The third Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS 2012) was held over in Cape Town. The chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu hosted the event, which brought together 86 countries and delegations from organisations such as the IMO, African Union and the United Nations. Steve Saunders attended the symposium and filed this report.

SAAFF CONGRESS: Meeting in Cape Town during May, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders held their Congress to discuss a number of challenges currently facing the sector.


FEATURES: 

MARINE BUNKERS:

  • Customised web-based pricing platform
  • Studying the costs and benefits of LNG as ship fuel for container vessels
  • Engines built with fuel savings in mind 
  • South Africa eyes Nigeria for oil supply
  • The face of bunker traders

HYROGRAPHY:

  • Varied market opportunities for Cape Town supplier
  • West Africa offers lucrative survey contracts
  • Surveying off Namibia
  • New appointment to support technical and training requirements
  • Survey proves stability of dam structures
  • Multiple transceivers enable wide range of fixed and mobile applications
  • Development of the Low Cost Multi-beam Echo Sounder
  • 2D Multi-Client Survey in Mauritania
  • AUV Designed for Survey Applications

IN OUR WAKE

  • South Africa signs up
  • New berth for cruising in South Africa
  • Stowaways gone?

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Emergency systems contract
  • Prices on hold
  • Field study of port tug
  • Guidance for private maritime security companies and passenger ship recommendations agreed by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee
  • Dutch invention aims to prevent towline failure on tugboats
  • Success for international commercial maritime industry

MARITIME NEWS

  • New vessel delivered
  • Agreement for ship handlimg in Nigeria and Ghana
  • New vessel to service growing Africa trade
  • Spanish research highlights health benefits of eating hake regularly
  • Offering specialised lifting solutions to market
  • Beira port developments spur expansion
  • Commission concludes settlement with Oceana
  • New company to specialise in materials handling equipment
  • Two new vessels on order for Saldanha
  • Improved BB-BEE rating for marine services company
  • IMO calls on South African company
  • Fishery inspection centre opens in Namibia
  • New service centre for supplier in Cape Town
  • Shaping South Africa's youth for maritime industry
  • Ghana unveils aquaculture development plan
  • SA Logistics gearing up for growth
  • Chinese loans to finance 11 fishing ports in Ghana
  • Corridors Alliance to align corridors and ports in Africa
  • New cranes for Durban

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen tells the story of Bill Damerill being marched off to the local Sea Cadet base by his father after being informed that the young man was taking girls to the bioscope.


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • Tug named in Cape Town for Beirut contract
  • Marine aviation manager
  • Masters course opens doors for TNPA graduates
  • International conference hosted in Cape Town
  • New man at helm os SA's port operations
  • Teaming up to make cadet dreams come true
  • South African maritime education programme wins international award
  • AGM reinforces South African connection to international association
  • Kenya launches construction project for second port

GREEN MARINE

  • Green Economy
  • US research project probes Great White mysteries
  • Seagrasses can store as much carbon as forests
  • REUSE & RECYCLE
  • World Oceans Day launches coastal water guidelines
  • Containers provide training opportunities
  • Save energy with propeller Boss Cap Fins
  • Intelligent robotic fish detect pollutions
  • Fuel efficiency monitoring
  • Gansbaai hosts 2012 marine mammal conference
  • Satellite tracking for Whale Watch project
  • Addressing enviromental management in marine aquaculture
  • Global journey powered by sun
  • Irresponsible marketing gimmick causes Facebook uproar

 

 

IN DEPTH:

MARITIME MINISTRY: In the lead up to the South African Maritime Industry Conference scheduled for July, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) hosted a number of round-table meetings with all the sectors of the maritime industry in an effort to chart the course for the conferences discussions. During more than one of these round tables, members of the maritime industry urged SAMSA to lobby for a dedicated Maritime Ministry to push the maritime agenda on a national level for South Africa.

PIRACY THREAT: At the recent Marine Insurance Forum held in Magaliesburg at the beginning of May, Dieter Berg from Munich Re presented a paper on the Insurability of Piracy and Hijacking and posed the question whether this was a niche insurance market or a growing field of business. Mike Heads discusses the trends.


FISHY BUSINESS:

Shaheen Moolla reviews the current situation in the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries.


ON BOARD:

SA AGULHAS 11

The SA Agulhas 11 made a grand entrance into the port of Cape Town at the beginning of May where she was welcomed in true South Arican style to her new home. Guests watched as the gleaming new vessel approached her berth and came neatly alongside to display her rather unusual yet striking emblem promoting the work she will be doing as a supply and research vessel.


REPORT BACK:

IONS 2012: The third Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS 2012) was held over in Cape Town. The chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu hosted the event, which brought together 86 countries and delegations from organisations such as the IMO, African Union and the United Nations. Steve Saunders attended the symposium and filed this report.

SAAFF CONGRESS: Meeting in Cape Town during May, the South African Association of Freight Forwarders held their Congress to discuss a number of challenges currently facing the sector.


FEATURES: 

MARINE BUNKERS:

  • Customised web-based pricing platform
  • Studying the costs and benefits of LNG as ship fuel for container vessels
  • Engines built with fuel savings in mind 
  • South Africa eyes Nigeria for oil supply
  • The face of bunker traders

HYROGRAPHY:

  • Varied market opportunities for Cape Town supplier
  • West Africa offers lucrative survey contracts
  • Surveying off Namibia
  • New appointment to support technical and training requirements
  • Survey proves stability of dam structures
  • Multiple transceivers enable wide range of fixed and mobile applications
  • Development of the Low Cost Multi-beam Echo Sounder
  • 2D Multi-Client Survey in Mauritania
  • AUV Designed for Survey Applications

IN OUR WAKE

  • South Africa signs up
  • New berth for cruising in South Africa
  • Stowaways gone?

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Emergency systems contract
  • Prices on hold
  • Field study of port tug
  • Guidance for private maritime security companies and passenger ship recommendations agreed by IMO's Maritime Safety Committee
  • Dutch invention aims to prevent towline failure on tugboats
  • Success for international commercial maritime industry

MARITIME NEWS

  • New vessel delivered
  • Agreement for ship handlimg in Nigeria and Ghana
  • New vessel to service growing Africa trade
  • Spanish research highlights health benefits of eating hake regularly
  • Offering specialised lifting solutions to market
  • Beira port developments spur expansion
  • Commission concludes settlement with Oceana
  • New company to specialise in materials handling equipment
  • Two new vessels on order for Saldanha
  • Improved BB-BEE rating for marine services company
  • IMO calls on South African company
  • Fishery inspection centre opens in Namibia
  • New service centre for supplier in Cape Town
  • Shaping South Africa's youth for maritime industry
  • Ghana unveils aquaculture development plan
  • SA Logistics gearing up for growth
  • Chinese loans to finance 11 fishing ports in Ghana
  • Corridors Alliance to align corridors and ports in Africa
  • New cranes for Durban

MARITIME MEMORIES:

Brian Ingpen tells the story of Bill Damerill being marched off to the local Sea Cadet base by his father after being informed that the young man was taking girls to the bioscope.


PEOPLE AND EVENTS

  • Tug named in Cape Town for Beirut contract
  • Marine aviation manager
  • Masters course opens doors for TNPA graduates
  • International conference hosted in Cape Town
  • New man at helm os SA's port operations
  • Teaming up to make cadet dreams come true
  • South African maritime education programme wins international award
  • AGM reinforces South African connection to international association
  • Kenya launches construction project for second port

GREEN MARINE

  • Green Economy
  • US research project probes Great White mysteries
  • Seagrasses can store as much carbon as forests
  • REUSE & RECYCLE
  • World Oceans Day launches coastal water guidelines
  • Containers provide training opportunities
  • Save energy with propeller Boss Cap Fins
  • Intelligent robotic fish detect pollutions
  • Fuel efficiency monitoring
  • Gansbaai hosts 2012 marine mammal conference
  • Satellite tracking for Whale Watch project
  • Addressing enviromental management in marine aquaculture
  • Global journey powered by sun
  • Irresponsible marketing gimmick causes Facebook uproar

 

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
We thought we would take a break from keelhauling the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries this issue. If you need a reason to ensure that you keep a keen eye on your social media marketing. Recently Wiley X eyewear brand unleashed the wrath of Facebook users when someone posted a photo of a shark being fed a pair of sunglasses to prove their indestructibility. See the story on page 67. The photo has since been removed, but not before causing a serious uproar and doing some damage to the brand.


APPLAUD:

Brian Ingpen, head of the Maritime Studies at Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simonstown, recently returned from receiving an international award: The Seatrade Award for "Investing in People". We take this opportunity to applaud him and the work being done at the centre.


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
We thought we would take a break from keelhauling the Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries this issue. If you need a reason to ensure that you keep a keen eye on your social media marketing. Recently Wiley X eyewear brand unleashed the wrath of Facebook users when someone posted a photo of a shark being fed a pair of sunglasses to prove their indestructibility. See the story on page 67. The photo has since been removed, but not before causing a serious uproar and doing some damage to the brand.


APPLAUD:

Brian Ingpen, head of the Maritime Studies at Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simonstown, recently returned from receiving an international award: The Seatrade Award for "Investing in People". We take this opportunity to applaud him and the work being done at the centre.