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TOWAGE OPPORTUNITIES
Rig shifts, commercial offshore unit relocations and salvage work all offer towage companies opportunities around the continent and, according to Dave Murray, Business Unit Manager – Offshore Marine Services for Smit Amandla Marine (SAM), the year has been a particularly busy one.

TOWAGE OPPORTUNITIES
Rig shifts, commercial offshore unit relocations and salvage work all offer towage companies opportunities around the continent and, according to Dave Murray, Business Unit Manager – Offshore Marine Services for Smit Amandla Marine (SAM), the year has been a particularly busy one.

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IN DEPTH:

NAMIBIAN HORSE MACKEREL FISHERY:  Namsov Fishery Enterprises, Emeritus Fishing Limited (Corvima Investment) and Atlantic Harvesters are battling against the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) over the allocation of fishing rights after they launched an urgent court application and appeared in the Namibian High Court in October.  Nelle du Toit provides and overview of the issues being presented.

CONTAGIOUS CLAUSES: With the recent outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, there has been considerable interest by both owners and charterers to find clauses that specifically deal with the risks and uncertainties that arise when calling at ports with a risk of exposure to Ebola.  There is no need for a charter party to contain an Ebola clause, but a clearly laid out contractual scheme does give certainty to both parties.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS:  Shaheen Moolla discusses the dismal state of the legal abalone fishery as it struggles to survive against rampant poaching.

THROUGH THE LENS: What is driving the large investments by the big hake fishing companies and are we seeing investment in other sectors of the industry? Claire Attwood investigates the state of investment in the fishing sectors.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Launches as the hull-based stern trawler Marbella, but modified to carry sophisticated equipment for underwater search and survey operations, John Lethbridge, has been a regular caller in Cape Town for bunkers and stores.  Brian Ingpen writes about the John Lethbridge's role in finding maritime memories. 


FEATURES

SALVAGE & TOWAGE

  • Scant salvage season for South African salvor
  • ISU membership increases
  • Jack-up barge recovery in Mozambique
  • LOF arbitration
  • Wreck removal convention will provide legal harmony
  • Towing offers opportunities in Africa
  • Salvage stats

PORT DEVELOPMENT

  • Eye on 2017 for the New Port of Walvis Bay development
  • Kenya and China sign port development deal
  • New oil terminal for Kenya to quadruple capacity port
  • Maputo maintenance dredging

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • South Africa and Australia discuss the blue economy
  • Violence against seafarers increases off Africa's west coast
  • Maritime briefs
  • Buy-out in Cape Town strengthens vessel building capacity
  • MoU to promote maritime interests
  • Enabling a smooth flow of cargo
  • Massive investment for aquaculture
  • Laying the keel for the ocean economy
  • Mercy Ship visits Cape Town
  • New factory freezer trawler for SA hake fishery
  • Customised build for offshore patrol

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Inspiring maritime students through practical seamanship training
  • Fishing industry bids farewell to dedicated ambassador
  • Maritime centre receives donation from shipbuilder
  • New port manager for Durban
  • New Chief Operating Officer to tackle port efficiency
  • Celebrating a golden milestone
  • Benguela's worth estimated at R3 billion
  • Shipping stalwart crosses the bar
  • Cabotage and local content seminar
  • Ship repairer gets behind Namibia's Vision 2030 initiative
  • World Maritime Day celebrations in Langebaan
  • Celebrating a successful merger
  • Another successful soccer tournament
  • National Marine Week kicks off in Cape Town

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Sustainable hake fishery brings long term economic benefits
  • International Coastal Clean-up Day
  • Code of Conduct for responsible fisheries developed
  • Fisheries leaders set their sights on a more sustainable future for the African ocean
  • Protecting penguin's prey
  • Effectiveness of new shark nets analysed

 

IN DEPTH:

NAMIBIAN HORSE MACKEREL FISHERY:  Namsov Fishery Enterprises, Emeritus Fishing Limited (Corvima Investment) and Atlantic Harvesters are battling against the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) over the allocation of fishing rights after they launched an urgent court application and appeared in the Namibian High Court in October.  Nelle du Toit provides and overview of the issues being presented.

CONTAGIOUS CLAUSES: With the recent outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, there has been considerable interest by both owners and charterers to find clauses that specifically deal with the risks and uncertainties that arise when calling at ports with a risk of exposure to Ebola.  There is no need for a charter party to contain an Ebola clause, but a clearly laid out contractual scheme does give certainty to both parties.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS:  Shaheen Moolla discusses the dismal state of the legal abalone fishery as it struggles to survive against rampant poaching.

THROUGH THE LENS: What is driving the large investments by the big hake fishing companies and are we seeing investment in other sectors of the industry? Claire Attwood investigates the state of investment in the fishing sectors.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Launches as the hull-based stern trawler Marbella, but modified to carry sophisticated equipment for underwater search and survey operations, John Lethbridge, has been a regular caller in Cape Town for bunkers and stores.  Brian Ingpen writes about the John Lethbridge's role in finding maritime memories. 


FEATURES

SALVAGE & TOWAGE

  • Scant salvage season for South African salvor
  • ISU membership increases
  • Jack-up barge recovery in Mozambique
  • LOF arbitration
  • Wreck removal convention will provide legal harmony
  • Towing offers opportunities in Africa
  • Salvage stats

PORT DEVELOPMENT

  • Eye on 2017 for the New Port of Walvis Bay development
  • Kenya and China sign port development deal
  • New oil terminal for Kenya to quadruple capacity port
  • Maputo maintenance dredging

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • South Africa and Australia discuss the blue economy
  • Violence against seafarers increases off Africa's west coast
  • Maritime briefs
  • Buy-out in Cape Town strengthens vessel building capacity
  • MoU to promote maritime interests
  • Enabling a smooth flow of cargo
  • Massive investment for aquaculture
  • Laying the keel for the ocean economy
  • Mercy Ship visits Cape Town
  • New factory freezer trawler for SA hake fishery
  • Customised build for offshore patrol

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Inspiring maritime students through practical seamanship training
  • Fishing industry bids farewell to dedicated ambassador
  • Maritime centre receives donation from shipbuilder
  • New port manager for Durban
  • New Chief Operating Officer to tackle port efficiency
  • Celebrating a golden milestone
  • Benguela's worth estimated at R3 billion
  • Shipping stalwart crosses the bar
  • Cabotage and local content seminar
  • Ship repairer gets behind Namibia's Vision 2030 initiative
  • World Maritime Day celebrations in Langebaan
  • Celebrating a successful merger
  • Another successful soccer tournament
  • National Marine Week kicks off in Cape Town

GREEN MARINE

NEWS & DEBATE

  • Sustainable hake fishery brings long term economic benefits
  • International Coastal Clean-up Day
  • Code of Conduct for responsible fisheries developed
  • Fisheries leaders set their sights on a more sustainable future for the African ocean
  • Protecting penguin's prey
  • Effectiveness of new shark nets analysed
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
 
The  South African Safety Authority for allowing their state of affairs to draw the ire of the Auditor General and the Minister of Transport

APPLAUD:
 
We applaud two South African super yacht captains Phil Wade and Anthony Just the initiators of Marine Inspirations - an organisation that assisted two learners from Lawhill Maritime Centre to participate in an interational yachting event and gain valuable seamanship experience


 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:
 
The  South African Safety Authority for allowing their state of affairs to draw the ire of the Auditor General and the Minister of Transport

APPLAUD:
 
We applaud two South African super yacht captains Phil Wade and Anthony Just the initiators of Marine Inspirations - an organisation that assisted two learners from Lawhill Maritime Centre to participate in an interational yachting event and gain valuable seamanship experience