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Subsea 7 recently chose Dormac Offshore to carry out the repairs to their pipelaying/HeavyLift Barge "Seven Polaris" in Cape Town

Subsea 7 recently chose Dormac Offshore to carry out the repairs to their pipelaying/HeavyLift Barge "Seven Polaris" in Cape Town

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IN DEPTH:

HALF YEAR REVIEW 
The first half 2013 ended with issuing of the vessel management tender by DAFF for their patrol and research vessels, but the department has made some interesting decisions and announcements since January.  We review their actions over the last six months.

MARITIME BUDGETS
Highlights from South Africa's government budget as it relates to the maritime environments.


 

COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESSS:  Shaheen Moolla delves into the fishing rights allocation process.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen writes about the SAR-ships of the sleeper service.


FEATURES

SERVICING OFFSHORE

  • Pursuing offshore work leads to investment and expansion
  • New floating dock for Walvis Bay
  • Anchor handling tug for South African offshore industry
  • New identity for Nigerian offshore service company
  • UK oil spill clean-up company moves into Saldanha
  • Turnkey solution for marine risers
  • Building relationships to generate business for marine engineering firms
  • Servicing the offshore oil and gas industry
  • Africa exhibits its strengths
  • Pusuing opportunities for growth in Africa
  • UWILD survey off Mozambique
  • Seamless delivery of manpower and materials
  • Fabricating for delivery to Samsung Shipyard

HYDROGRAPHY

  • Hydrographic survey tour
  • Hydrographic scholarships
  • South African navy maintains a long tradition in hydrographic surveying
  • Marine unit dives into offshore data collection
  • Choosing an appropriate system for bathymetric survey

SECURITY

  • AD 2013:  Domain awareness and good order at sea in African waters
  • Two-week operation yields results in Nigeria
  • Providing naval solutions to Morrocco
  • Addressing marine security in Cape Town
  • Nigerian Navy warns off pirates and oil thieves
  • Nigerian Navy acquires ex-US Navy ships
  • Piracy remains a global issue
  • Upgraded ship security alert system
  • Decreased claims see insurance premiums fall
  • Nigerian Port Authority aims to meet security challenges
  • Relooking at the economics of Somali piracy
  • Information sharing

INDUSTRY NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Restored yacht undergoes seatrials
  • National Aquaculture Policy Framework approved
  • Major boost for Durban Port
  • New VSAT antenna launch
  • Improved port efficiency needed to boost Tanzanian economy
  • Tall ship bonanza for Cape Town
  • Gold accreditation
  • Passenger carrying ship on order for Tanzania
  • Mozambique and South Africa sign port agreement
  • DTI calls for increased black participation in the maritime industry
  • Hawks investigate PetroSA
  • Comprehensive support programme from electronics company
  • Special Economic Zones an option for aquaculture development
  • West African cadets struggle to acquire sea time
  • Ports and Places of Refuge fo rthe winter months
  • SOE's aim to procure for transformation

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • X-BOW WORKBOATS
  • R&D project aims to enhance maritime safety
  • Quick facts and stats
  • EUR 150 million loan agreement R&D activities
  • IMO unveils new PSSA exhibition display
  • Women at the helm
  • Nigeria oil dominance is waning
  • Umbilical contract

 

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Minister honoured by WWF South Africa
  • Fuel and oil analysis in the Eastern Cape
  • Shippers and exporters partner to support computor lab

ON THE QUAYSIDE

Editor, Colleen Jacka caught up with the Executive Coordinator of the African Shipowners association, Olufunmilayo Folorunso, to discuss her passion to see the development of indigenous ship ownership on the African continent.


GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Partnering to protect False Bay
  • Conservation and biodiversity agreement
  • WMU training course
  • Pamphlet clarifies Marpol
  • Final opportunity to comment on South Africa's Carbon Tax Policy
  • Nets of exclusion
  • Alnet
  • Trans-Arctic shipping routes
  • WCRL SASSI status downgraded
  • African Maritime Debris Summit
  • Plastic litter found in fish guts
  • World's oceans at risk
  • Barrier stops invasive crayfish
  • IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee 65th Session pushes forward with energy-efficiency implementation

IN DEPTH:

HALF YEAR REVIEW 
The first half 2013 ended with issuing of the vessel management tender by DAFF for their patrol and research vessels, but the department has made some interesting decisions and announcements since January.  We review their actions over the last six months.

MARITIME BUDGETS
Highlights from South Africa's government budget as it relates to the maritime environments.


 

COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESSS:  Shaheen Moolla delves into the fishing rights allocation process.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen writes about the SAR-ships of the sleeper service.


FEATURES

SERVICING OFFSHORE

  • Pursuing offshore work leads to investment and expansion
  • New floating dock for Walvis Bay
  • Anchor handling tug for South African offshore industry
  • New identity for Nigerian offshore service company
  • UK oil spill clean-up company moves into Saldanha
  • Turnkey solution for marine risers
  • Building relationships to generate business for marine engineering firms
  • Servicing the offshore oil and gas industry
  • Africa exhibits its strengths
  • Pusuing opportunities for growth in Africa
  • UWILD survey off Mozambique
  • Seamless delivery of manpower and materials
  • Fabricating for delivery to Samsung Shipyard

HYDROGRAPHY

  • Hydrographic survey tour
  • Hydrographic scholarships
  • South African navy maintains a long tradition in hydrographic surveying
  • Marine unit dives into offshore data collection
  • Choosing an appropriate system for bathymetric survey

SECURITY

  • AD 2013:  Domain awareness and good order at sea in African waters
  • Two-week operation yields results in Nigeria
  • Providing naval solutions to Morrocco
  • Addressing marine security in Cape Town
  • Nigerian Navy warns off pirates and oil thieves
  • Nigerian Navy acquires ex-US Navy ships
  • Piracy remains a global issue
  • Upgraded ship security alert system
  • Decreased claims see insurance premiums fall
  • Nigerian Port Authority aims to meet security challenges
  • Relooking at the economics of Somali piracy
  • Information sharing

INDUSTRY NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Restored yacht undergoes seatrials
  • National Aquaculture Policy Framework approved
  • Major boost for Durban Port
  • New VSAT antenna launch
  • Improved port efficiency needed to boost Tanzanian economy
  • Tall ship bonanza for Cape Town
  • Gold accreditation
  • Passenger carrying ship on order for Tanzania
  • Mozambique and South Africa sign port agreement
  • DTI calls for increased black participation in the maritime industry
  • Hawks investigate PetroSA
  • Comprehensive support programme from electronics company
  • Special Economic Zones an option for aquaculture development
  • West African cadets struggle to acquire sea time
  • Ports and Places of Refuge fo rthe winter months
  • SOE's aim to procure for transformation

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • X-BOW WORKBOATS
  • R&D project aims to enhance maritime safety
  • Quick facts and stats
  • EUR 150 million loan agreement R&D activities
  • IMO unveils new PSSA exhibition display
  • Women at the helm
  • Nigeria oil dominance is waning
  • Umbilical contract

 

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Minister honoured by WWF South Africa
  • Fuel and oil analysis in the Eastern Cape
  • Shippers and exporters partner to support computor lab

ON THE QUAYSIDE

Editor, Colleen Jacka caught up with the Executive Coordinator of the African Shipowners association, Olufunmilayo Folorunso, to discuss her passion to see the development of indigenous ship ownership on the African continent.


GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Partnering to protect False Bay
  • Conservation and biodiversity agreement
  • WMU training course
  • Pamphlet clarifies Marpol
  • Final opportunity to comment on South Africa's Carbon Tax Policy
  • Nets of exclusion
  • Alnet
  • Trans-Arctic shipping routes
  • WCRL SASSI status downgraded
  • African Maritime Debris Summit
  • Plastic litter found in fish guts
  • World's oceans at risk
  • Barrier stops invasive crayfish
  • IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee 65th Session pushes forward with energy-efficiency implementation
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
Considering the lack of training berths available and the plight of the West African cadets, which we highlight on page 47, we keelhaul all shipowners not willing to create cadet berths on their vessels for whatever reasons.

APPLAUD:
We applaud Marine Bulk Carriers (MBC) for their bold announcment that their new anchor handling vessel currently on order and due for delivery in 2015, will be flagged on the South African Ships Registry.


 


EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
Considering the lack of training berths available and the plight of the West African cadets, which we highlight on page 47, we keelhaul all shipowners not willing to create cadet berths on their vessels for whatever reasons.

APPLAUD:
We applaud Marine Bulk Carriers (MBC) for their bold announcment that their new anchor handling vessel currently on order and due for delivery in 2015, will be flagged on the South African Ships Registry.