ON THE COVER

ON THE COVER

Dormac Marine has closed off the year with definitive plans to strengthen their position in the region. With quayside facilities in Cape Town and Durban, the company is also set to build on their presence in Walvis Bay, where they already operate a state-of-the-art worshop, in 2015.   

ON THE COVER

Dormac Marine has closed off the year with definitive plans to strengthen their position in the region. With quayside facilities in Cape Town and Durban, the company is also set to build on their presence in Walvis Bay, where they already operate a state-of-the-art worshop, in 2015.   

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IN DEPTH:

COORDINATING MARITIME EDUCATION:  The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) was launched against the backdrop of Operation Phakisa and the African Integrated Maritime Strategy. We take a look at its mandate to develop maritime education, training and innovation and ask industry for comment on the new addition to the training landscape.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS:  Shaheen Moolla describes 2014 as a calamitous year for South African fisheries management and predicts that 2015 will be even worse and even more chaotic.

THROUGH THE LENS: Claire Attwood joins the debate on the effects of sound transmission on fisheries as a variety of interests seek to gain a piece of the blue economic pie.  

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen introduces us to the first South African master to command one of Maersk's Triple-E containerships and highlights some of his maritime memories that form the basis of his memorable career. 


FEATURES

INDUSTRY BODIES

  • We take a look at a number of industry fedeations, institutes and associations serving the maritime interests on the continent. 

MARITIME ELECTRONICS

  • Addressing the needs of communication at sea
  • Why echosounders and sonars see less fish in bad weather?
  • Acquisition
  • Satellite stations
  • Accolades for new technology
  • Free Ebola safety video
  • A focus on West Africa
  • In a race to stay connected
  • Improved investment provides boost for maritime electronics' supplier 

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Kitted out for medical emergencies at sea
  • Improved operating efficiencies pays dividends
  • Kenyan and South African port authoraties sign agreement
  • Ports need to strengthen surveillance and access control capacities to reduce stowaway incidences
  • Tri-nation Navy exercise undertaken in South Africa
  • Welding certicication attained
  • Working towards building smart port cities
  • Regional African trade expected to grow in 2015
  • Fisheries crimes under Interpol spotlight
  • Agency agreement for shipbuilder
  • 30th anniversary for harbour-front emporium
  • Moroccan Navy frigate regurns to builder for drydocking
  • Training programme aims to develop Nigerian seafarers
  • Mastering maritime knowledge and skills
  • Nigerian authority supported by WMU training
  • Equipment gains for Durban container terminal 

OFFSHORE NEWS

 

  • OPITO accredited training now available in South Africa
  • Maintenance contract for Angolan platforms
  • 3D seismic contract award in West Africa 

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Challenging year acknowledged by Grindrod
  • Corridor project celebrates 10-year milestone
  • Fishing group refurbishes PE primary school
  • Association dinner showcases sustainable fisheries intitiatives
  • Namibian ship repairer invests in training
  • We will remember them
  • Ending the year on a good note
  • Empowering women in maritime
  • Shipbuilder wins manfuacturing exporter award

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Kogelberg Small Scale Fisheries project
  • FAO Fisheries Commission moves to Mozambique
  • New partnership stimulates shark research
  • Developing a global network for marine conservation
  • Greenpeace names culprits in global overfishing
  • First prison sentence handed down under MLRA
  • CITES voices support for Interpol intitiative against wildlife crime

 

IN DEPTH:

COORDINATING MARITIME EDUCATION:  The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) was launched against the backdrop of Operation Phakisa and the African Integrated Maritime Strategy. We take a look at its mandate to develop maritime education, training and innovation and ask industry for comment on the new addition to the training landscape.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS:  Shaheen Moolla describes 2014 as a calamitous year for South African fisheries management and predicts that 2015 will be even worse and even more chaotic.

THROUGH THE LENS: Claire Attwood joins the debate on the effects of sound transmission on fisheries as a variety of interests seek to gain a piece of the blue economic pie.  

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen introduces us to the first South African master to command one of Maersk's Triple-E containerships and highlights some of his maritime memories that form the basis of his memorable career. 


FEATURES

INDUSTRY BODIES

  • We take a look at a number of industry fedeations, institutes and associations serving the maritime interests on the continent. 

MARITIME ELECTRONICS

  • Addressing the needs of communication at sea
  • Why echosounders and sonars see less fish in bad weather?
  • Acquisition
  • Satellite stations
  • Accolades for new technology
  • Free Ebola safety video
  • A focus on West Africa
  • In a race to stay connected
  • Improved investment provides boost for maritime electronics' supplier 

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Kitted out for medical emergencies at sea
  • Improved operating efficiencies pays dividends
  • Kenyan and South African port authoraties sign agreement
  • Ports need to strengthen surveillance and access control capacities to reduce stowaway incidences
  • Tri-nation Navy exercise undertaken in South Africa
  • Welding certicication attained
  • Working towards building smart port cities
  • Regional African trade expected to grow in 2015
  • Fisheries crimes under Interpol spotlight
  • Agency agreement for shipbuilder
  • 30th anniversary for harbour-front emporium
  • Moroccan Navy frigate regurns to builder for drydocking
  • Training programme aims to develop Nigerian seafarers
  • Mastering maritime knowledge and skills
  • Nigerian authority supported by WMU training
  • Equipment gains for Durban container terminal 

OFFSHORE NEWS

 

  • OPITO accredited training now available in South Africa
  • Maintenance contract for Angolan platforms
  • 3D seismic contract award in West Africa 

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Challenging year acknowledged by Grindrod
  • Corridor project celebrates 10-year milestone
  • Fishing group refurbishes PE primary school
  • Association dinner showcases sustainable fisheries intitiatives
  • Namibian ship repairer invests in training
  • We will remember them
  • Ending the year on a good note
  • Empowering women in maritime
  • Shipbuilder wins manfuacturing exporter award

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Kogelberg Small Scale Fisheries project
  • FAO Fisheries Commission moves to Mozambique
  • New partnership stimulates shark research
  • Developing a global network for marine conservation
  • Greenpeace names culprits in global overfishing
  • First prison sentence handed down under MLRA
  • CITES voices support for Interpol intitiative against wildlife crime
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
   

APPLAUD:
 
We applaud Wartsila for their generous gift of a marine engine to help promote maritime engineering training in South Africa. The engine will he housed at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. 


 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
   

APPLAUD:
 
We applaud Wartsila for their generous gift of a marine engine to help promote maritime engineering training in South Africa. The engine will he housed at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.