ON THE COVER

ON THE COVER

An alert eye on vessel traffic around the South African coast resulted in the Smit Amandla being dispatched to offer assistance to the Pentagon P5000, which was being towed by the MTS Indus from the port of Ngqura. Having noticed an irregular sailing course, SAMSA's MRCC in Cape Town requested that the standby tug sail to the location of the rig near Port Alfred to ascertain if assistance was necessary.
 

ON THE COVER

An alert eye on vessel traffic around the South African coast resulted in the Smit Amandla being dispatched to offer assistance to the Pentagon P5000, which was being towed by the MTS Indus from the port of Ngqura. Having noticed an irregular sailing course, SAMSA's MRCC in Cape Town requested that the standby tug sail to the location of the rig near Port Alfred to ascertain if assistance was necessary.
 
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IN DEPTH:

IMPLICATIONS FOR PORT DEVELOPMENT:   A recent decision by the Ports Regulator of South Africa to declare a concession awarded in the port of Saldanha Bay "null and void" could have far reaching repercussions for port development in the country.

 


COLUMNS: 

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood discusses the complexities of managing the horse mackerel resource, which stands to be affected by changes based on a worrying decline in catch rates.  She contends that the understanding of the resource is not as good as it could be. 

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla discusses how South Africa's recent decision to accede to the agreements establishing the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tunas and the Indian Ocean Tuna commission will impact on the local industry and its management.

CASTING THE NET BACK:  Dave Japp and Claire Attwood take an indepth look at the trawling sector and particularly at the orange roughy resource with regard to how it was perceived 100 years ago by Gilchrist and Cecil von Bonde.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen reflects on the importance of the South African drydock infrastructure and their strategic use since the early to mid 1900s, concluding that there is a need for better facilities, which could improve the prospects of the ship repair industry.

FEATURES

MARINE CIVILS AND PORT DEVELOPMENT

  • Swaziland on the quest for a seaport
  • Providing strategic information for enhanced port efficiency
  • Port development briefs
  • Port security requires early planning
  • Mauritius gears up to become global bunker hub
  • Multipurpose terminal contract awarded in Cameroon
  • Angola's deepwater port under construction
  • Namibia gears up to develop new port
  • Nigeria seeks international investment in port development
  • First phase of Nacala port rehabilitation completed

SALVAGE AND TOWAGE

  • Helicopters a vital tool in coastal salvage and response
  • Cover story:  Standby tug averts disaster on South African coast
  • Emergency response workshop
  • High cost salvage contract concluded
  • Smit Lombok and Niger Delta
  • Pollution threat to St Helena Island averted

 MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • SA MP visits Cape Town
  • SHEQ achievement
  • South Africa to participate in global testing phase of new engines
  • Partnership boosts skills
  • The IMO interacts with Africa
  • Bulk liquid cargoes - to sample or not to sample?
  • Water barge aims to bring relief to drought stricken Morocco
  • Car carrier commits collusion
  • South Africa welcomes vessel to registry
  • Ensuring vessel safety and efficiency, 24/7
  • Marine inspiration bouys learner's aquaculture aspirations
  • Extended competencies augur for continued growth

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Exploration and production updates
  • Introducing learners to the oil, gas and ship repair sector
  • New agreement in Ghana forms strong partnership for future growth
  • Cameroon FLNG project set to go ahead

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Appointment: Hytec
  • Appointments:  Ports Regulator of South Africa
  • Lawhill Maritime Centre
  • Appointment:  Aker
  • Conferences this month
  • Getting behind teacher training
  • Lawhill students to set sail in Spain
  • Richard's Bay port festival makes a welcome return
  • Empowerment accolade for fishing group
  • Navigating to the top
  • First African woman to command a navy vessel
  • Conference addresses challenges of tertiary education
  • Expanding skills base with highly qualified women

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Report highlights environmental progress in container shipping
  • Green Warrior: Becoming entangled in environmental challenges
  • South Africa completes MARPOL accession
  • Reducing onboard energy consumption
  • Blue Flag status extended to boats
  • Vessel donation will boost effectiveness of marine bird sanctuary
  • World Maritime University focuses on green courses
  • SA team to conduct research in Gough
  • Book review:  When I was a Fish by Mike Bruton - Tales of an Ichthyologist
  • Port operators join forces for sustainability
  • Collaborating for sustainable coasts and oceans

 

 

IN DEPTH:

IMPLICATIONS FOR PORT DEVELOPMENT:   A recent decision by the Ports Regulator of South Africa to declare a concession awarded in the port of Saldanha Bay "null and void" could have far reaching repercussions for port development in the country.

 


COLUMNS: 

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood discusses the complexities of managing the horse mackerel resource, which stands to be affected by changes based on a worrying decline in catch rates.  She contends that the understanding of the resource is not as good as it could be. 

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla discusses how South Africa's recent decision to accede to the agreements establishing the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tunas and the Indian Ocean Tuna commission will impact on the local industry and its management.

CASTING THE NET BACK:  Dave Japp and Claire Attwood take an indepth look at the trawling sector and particularly at the orange roughy resource with regard to how it was perceived 100 years ago by Gilchrist and Cecil von Bonde.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen reflects on the importance of the South African drydock infrastructure and their strategic use since the early to mid 1900s, concluding that there is a need for better facilities, which could improve the prospects of the ship repair industry.

FEATURES

MARINE CIVILS AND PORT DEVELOPMENT

  • Swaziland on the quest for a seaport
  • Providing strategic information for enhanced port efficiency
  • Port development briefs
  • Port security requires early planning
  • Mauritius gears up to become global bunker hub
  • Multipurpose terminal contract awarded in Cameroon
  • Angola's deepwater port under construction
  • Namibia gears up to develop new port
  • Nigeria seeks international investment in port development
  • First phase of Nacala port rehabilitation completed

SALVAGE AND TOWAGE

  • Helicopters a vital tool in coastal salvage and response
  • Cover story:  Standby tug averts disaster on South African coast
  • Emergency response workshop
  • High cost salvage contract concluded
  • Smit Lombok and Niger Delta
  • Pollution threat to St Helena Island averted

 MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • SA MP visits Cape Town
  • SHEQ achievement
  • South Africa to participate in global testing phase of new engines
  • Partnership boosts skills
  • The IMO interacts with Africa
  • Bulk liquid cargoes - to sample or not to sample?
  • Water barge aims to bring relief to drought stricken Morocco
  • Car carrier commits collusion
  • South Africa welcomes vessel to registry
  • Ensuring vessel safety and efficiency, 24/7
  • Marine inspiration bouys learner's aquaculture aspirations
  • Extended competencies augur for continued growth

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Exploration and production updates
  • Introducing learners to the oil, gas and ship repair sector
  • New agreement in Ghana forms strong partnership for future growth
  • Cameroon FLNG project set to go ahead

PEOPLE & EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Appointment: Hytec
  • Appointments:  Ports Regulator of South Africa
  • Lawhill Maritime Centre
  • Appointment:  Aker
  • Conferences this month
  • Getting behind teacher training
  • Lawhill students to set sail in Spain
  • Richard's Bay port festival makes a welcome return
  • Empowerment accolade for fishing group
  • Navigating to the top
  • First African woman to command a navy vessel
  • Conference addresses challenges of tertiary education
  • Expanding skills base with highly qualified women

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Report highlights environmental progress in container shipping
  • Green Warrior: Becoming entangled in environmental challenges
  • South Africa completes MARPOL accession
  • Reducing onboard energy consumption
  • Blue Flag status extended to boats
  • Vessel donation will boost effectiveness of marine bird sanctuary
  • World Maritime University focuses on green courses
  • SA team to conduct research in Gough
  • Book review:  When I was a Fish by Mike Bruton - Tales of an Ichthyologist
  • Port operators join forces for sustainability
  • Collaborating for sustainable coasts and oceans

 

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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

"Decommissioned pipelines disrupt business in the Port of Cape Town" is the headline of an article on Trade Ocean's website as the company relays some of the frustrations it faces now that bunker fuel can no longer be supplied via pipeline in the harbour. A keelhaul goes to those responsible for abrupt disruption, lack of communication and lack of potenetional solutions.

APPLAUD:
 
We want to applaud achievers in the maritime industry and seek your nomination of your colleagues and peers who have exhibited excellence in any of the maritime sectors. Visit www.maritimawards.co.za to nominate before December 15. 


 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

"Decommissioned pipelines disrupt business in the Port of Cape Town" is the headline of an article on Trade Ocean's website as the company relays some of the frustrations it faces now that bunker fuel can no longer be supplied via pipeline in the harbour. A keelhaul goes to those responsible for abrupt disruption, lack of communication and lack of potenetional solutions.

APPLAUD:
 
We want to applaud achievers in the maritime industry and seek your nomination of your colleagues and peers who have exhibited excellence in any of the maritime sectors. Visit www.maritimawards.co.za to nominate before December 15.