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With the successful delivery of their fourth custom-built launch vessel, Ocean Spray, Servest Marine is continuing to focus on the future growth of their port limits service in South Africa.



With the successful delivery of their fourth custom-built launch vessel, Ocean Spray, Servest Marine is continuing to focus on the future growth of their port limits service in South Africa.


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IN DEPTH:

The ILO Maritime Labour Convention comes into force during August.  Ships of 500 gt or over, engaged on international voyages, and ships of 500 gt or over flying the flag of a member state that has ratified the convention and operating from a port or between ports in another member state must be certified.  We take a look at the implications of the Convention.


 COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESSS:  Shaheen Moolla asks how relevant the Fisheries Portfolio Committee is in its oversight capacity.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen tells the career story of Niel Lawson, who met his wife - a radio officer, while serving on the SA Langkloof.


FEATURES

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Evacuations at sea
  • Study aims to improve mooring safety of large ships off West Africa
  • Winter season sees more evacuations
  • Free guide aims to improve safety culture amongst ship owners
  • Turning night into day for improved safety and productivity
  • Sea rescue exercise prepares response team
  • Understanding the importance of marine indoor air quality
  • Norway first to sign Cape Town Fishing Vessel Safety Agreement
  • Developing an adaptive bridge system for improved safety
  • Strategies for safety
  • Product review: Thermal cameras for maritime applications
  • Safety and survival at sea - no compromise in the modern world
  • Saturation system assists in rescue operation
  • Multi-year service agreement streamlines servicing
  • Dual-approved thermal lifejacket
  • SAMSA receives oversight visit from Department of Transport

 INDUSTRY NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Third floating doack increases docking space in Walvis bay
  • Tangier Med Port security contract awarded
  • Programme for port engineers aims to enhance maintenance
  • Mulit-million rand contract for South African shipbuilder
  • News briefs
  • How clean are my holds?
  • Product news: Maxsea navigation app for ipad
  • Book review: Are trout South African?
  • Crane parts for Africa
  • Parastalal establishes development hub
  • Nigeria ranks high with World Maritime University
  • Expanding maritime education in Kwazulu-Natal
  • New workboat for the Port of Saldanha
  • Fingerprint technology to boost fight against maritime piracy

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Management of mineral resources will enhance Africa's growth
  • Three-year contract to support exploration activities in Angola
  • High demand for FPSO's requires improved delivery
  • Geoscience technology centre aims to boost exploration and drilling
  • TCP agreement milestone for South African companies
  • Angolan currency switch

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Managing uncertainty in the marine market
  • BIMCO and WCO strengthen ties
  • Expenditure in offshore wind market predicted to level off
  • Exposing the faces of the sea on the Seafarer Day
  • Three-score milestone for World Maritime University
  • Classification societies seek new opportunities to enhance roles
  • Arctic voyage to give IMO Secretary-General first-hand insight on polar issues

 PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • New Chairman for De Beers
  • Financial Director for Oceana
  • Showcasing maritime education and training
  • UK Sea Cadet returns "home"
  • Naval reserves step in to assist Sea Cadets
  • New DG for South Africa's fisheries Department
  • Local fishing CEO receives international recognition
  • Seminar helps to strengthen maritime security in west and central Africa
  • Boot camp for maritime students
  • South African navy to host defence symposium
  • Namibia and South Africa sign port agreement
  • Marine pilot addresses Eastern Cape youth

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Creative ideas and new projects support conservation goals
  • Coastal workshop aims to amend Coastal Management Act
  • South Africa approves importmant treaties
  • Stimulating African maritime studies
  • A passion for science and conservation
  • The importance of science for marine conservation
  • Draft state of environmental outlook report now available
  • Taking action against fisheries crimes
  • Cameras spy on underwater environment
  • Exploring oceanographic biodiversity between Madagascar and South Africa
  • Marine incident raises concerns for environmental protection
  • Shipowners face expensive new regime over ballast water managment

IN DEPTH:

The ILO Maritime Labour Convention comes into force during August.  Ships of 500 gt or over, engaged on international voyages, and ships of 500 gt or over flying the flag of a member state that has ratified the convention and operating from a port or between ports in another member state must be certified.  We take a look at the implications of the Convention.


 COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESSS:  Shaheen Moolla asks how relevant the Fisheries Portfolio Committee is in its oversight capacity.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen tells the career story of Niel Lawson, who met his wife - a radio officer, while serving on the SA Langkloof.


FEATURES

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Evacuations at sea
  • Study aims to improve mooring safety of large ships off West Africa
  • Winter season sees more evacuations
  • Free guide aims to improve safety culture amongst ship owners
  • Turning night into day for improved safety and productivity
  • Sea rescue exercise prepares response team
  • Understanding the importance of marine indoor air quality
  • Norway first to sign Cape Town Fishing Vessel Safety Agreement
  • Developing an adaptive bridge system for improved safety
  • Strategies for safety
  • Product review: Thermal cameras for maritime applications
  • Safety and survival at sea - no compromise in the modern world
  • Saturation system assists in rescue operation
  • Multi-year service agreement streamlines servicing
  • Dual-approved thermal lifejacket
  • SAMSA receives oversight visit from Department of Transport

 INDUSTRY NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Third floating doack increases docking space in Walvis bay
  • Tangier Med Port security contract awarded
  • Programme for port engineers aims to enhance maintenance
  • Mulit-million rand contract for South African shipbuilder
  • News briefs
  • How clean are my holds?
  • Product news: Maxsea navigation app for ipad
  • Book review: Are trout South African?
  • Crane parts for Africa
  • Parastalal establishes development hub
  • Nigeria ranks high with World Maritime University
  • Expanding maritime education in Kwazulu-Natal
  • New workboat for the Port of Saldanha
  • Fingerprint technology to boost fight against maritime piracy

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Management of mineral resources will enhance Africa's growth
  • Three-year contract to support exploration activities in Angola
  • High demand for FPSO's requires improved delivery
  • Geoscience technology centre aims to boost exploration and drilling
  • TCP agreement milestone for South African companies
  • Angolan currency switch

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Managing uncertainty in the marine market
  • BIMCO and WCO strengthen ties
  • Expenditure in offshore wind market predicted to level off
  • Exposing the faces of the sea on the Seafarer Day
  • Three-score milestone for World Maritime University
  • Classification societies seek new opportunities to enhance roles
  • Arctic voyage to give IMO Secretary-General first-hand insight on polar issues

 PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • New Chairman for De Beers
  • Financial Director for Oceana
  • Showcasing maritime education and training
  • UK Sea Cadet returns "home"
  • Naval reserves step in to assist Sea Cadets
  • New DG for South Africa's fisheries Department
  • Local fishing CEO receives international recognition
  • Seminar helps to strengthen maritime security in west and central Africa
  • Boot camp for maritime students
  • South African navy to host defence symposium
  • Namibia and South Africa sign port agreement
  • Marine pilot addresses Eastern Cape youth

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Creative ideas and new projects support conservation goals
  • Coastal workshop aims to amend Coastal Management Act
  • South Africa approves importmant treaties
  • Stimulating African maritime studies
  • A passion for science and conservation
  • The importance of science for marine conservation
  • Draft state of environmental outlook report now available
  • Taking action against fisheries crimes
  • Cameras spy on underwater environment
  • Exploring oceanographic biodiversity between Madagascar and South Africa
  • Marine incident raises concerns for environmental protection
  • Shipowners face expensive new regime over ballast water managment
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
The Fisheries Portfolio Committee for not acting strongly enough and without the relevant knowledge to rechart the current course being set by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). See the story on page 8 for more information.

APPLAUD:
We applaud te entire maritime team from SAMSA, the P&I Clubs, Smit Amandla Marine (and their sub-contractors) as well as volunteers who assisted in the successful refloating of the Kiani Satu and the oil clean-up operations.


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
The Fisheries Portfolio Committee for not acting strongly enough and without the relevant knowledge to rechart the current course being set by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF). See the story on page 8 for more information.

APPLAUD:
We applaud te entire maritime team from SAMSA, the P&I Clubs, Smit Amandla Marine (and their sub-contractors) as well as volunteers who assisted in the successful refloating of the Kiani Satu and the oil clean-up operations.