ON THE COVER

 

ON THE COVER

With the understanding that many a life that has been lost at sea could have been saved if that crew member had been more thoroughly trained for an emergency at sea, the Project Maritime Training Group has been working towards tailor training to meet the needs of the maritime industry both locally and internationally 
 

 

ON THE COVER

With the understanding that many a life that has been lost at sea could have been saved if that crew member had been more thoroughly trained for an emergency at sea, the Project Maritime Training Group has been working towards tailor training to meet the needs of the maritime industry both locally and internationally 
 
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IN DEPTH:

PROFESSIONAL STOWAWAYS:  Evidence from interviews and observations shows that an organised network exists to assist stowaways gain access to ports to board ships.  This intelligence gathering has revealed that in East, South and West Africa we have now moved away from the period of disenfranchised people seeking a better life, to the age of the professional stowaway as a means to earn a living.  Michael Heads of P&I Associates discusses this futher.


COLUMNS: 

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:  The development and refinement of home-grown technology that is revolutionising oceanographic and climate sciences, has the potentail to help the fishing industry - in more ways than one.  Claire Attwood takes a closer look at autonomous vehicles and robots being used to collect ocean data.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla sums up what we can expect in the fishing industry in 2016.  While the biggest issue remains the allocation of fishing right, the Small Scale Fishing Policy is sure to dominate debate for some time yet.

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood poses some tough questions to Siphokazi Ndudane, the newly confirmed Deputy Director General of the fisheries branch of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.  With a background in fisheries, Ndudane, seems well positioned to ensure that the fisheries branch meets the needs of the fishing sector as well as manages the fisheries sustainability.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen delves into the many incidents at sea that have taken place beneath the watchful light of the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse - looking back to the days prior to the beacon being built to present day.


FEATURES

HYDROGRAPHY AND MARINE SURVEY

  • Investing in equipment to survey the market
  • New company signs up offshore agency
  • List of Member States have not indicated their position on the approval of the protocol of amendments to the convention on the International Hydrography Organisation
  • International training opportunity for hydrographers
  • Diversification keeps surveyor afloat
  • Long range profiling instrument in global lease pool
  • Backscatter data enhances seafloor identification
  • Record deployment for seismic survey

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • Painting a picture of the maritime training landscape in South Africa
  • Cadetship initiative continues to produce South African seafarers
  • Top learners prove they are worthy of bursaries
  • Cape Town show aims to focus on training
  • Exposing learners to life at sea
  • COVER STORY:  Training is key to surviving emergency situations at sea
  • Preparing staff to meet the needs of industry
  • Maritime Economics textbook launched for South African learners
  • Addressing commercial diver training
  • Oil spill response training for Senegal

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Fishing safety stats a concern for 2015
  • Maritime professionals association gains traction
  • South African port security boosted
  • IMO interacts with Africa
  • Merger approval sees oil and gas company controlled by government pension fund
  • Safety milestone in port upgrade project
  • Waterfront and marina development for Namibia
  • Floating book fair calls on African ports
  • Barge delivered to Morrocco to provide drought relief
  • Researching the risks of mercury in South African seafood
  • Briefs
  • New tug for South African Navy
  • South African fishing company diversifies into Australian market
  • Engineering capacity strengthened through collaboration
  • Product news:  VIKING offers solutions to mandatory LRRS changes
  • Multipurpose service changes hands
  • Lack of appetite for Durban Cruise Terminal 
  • Briefs
  • Five vessel-order for fight crime at sea in Morrocco
  • Product news:  Ballast water treatment solutions 
  • Japanese master plan for North Africa
  • African container trades growing exponentially

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Exploration and production updates
  • OPEC called to stabilise crude oil price in 2016
  • New tonnage for African offshore support
  • A focused approach to developing oil and gas infrastructure
  • New diamond mining vessel launched
  • Engineering contract for West Nile Delta

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Is there a future for Seafarer Centres?
  • Briefs

 PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Managing the maritime message in Africa
  • Naval harbour master adopts TS Woltemade
  • Leadership award for Nigerian ports' man
  • New recruit for the Sea Cadet Wardroom
  • PMAESA conference postponed
  • Appointments
  • South Africans elected to influential industry bodies
  • SA Ports strengthen ties with Germany
  • Fish products benefit Children's Hospital Trust
  • Changes in leadership at SASTALC
  • TPT puts shoes on feet
  • Promoting the bunker sector across borders and in Africa
  • Project team takes on African terminals
  • Annual SA Navy and Sea Cadet camp

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • An ocean in crisis:  The ocean economy versus the ocean environment
  • Water quality rebooted on research vessel
  • New colony to be established
  • GREEN WARRIOR:  Working to protect the maritime environment
  • Science is crucial for coastal marine management
  • Scientific data informs key management decisions
  • COP 21 claims a victory for ocean conservation
  • Tsitsikamma angling project stopped
  • Shipping line to carry tsunami sensors

 

IN DEPTH:

PROFESSIONAL STOWAWAYS:  Evidence from interviews and observations shows that an organised network exists to assist stowaways gain access to ports to board ships.  This intelligence gathering has revealed that in East, South and West Africa we have now moved away from the period of disenfranchised people seeking a better life, to the age of the professional stowaway as a means to earn a living.  Michael Heads of P&I Associates discusses this futher.


COLUMNS: 

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:  The development and refinement of home-grown technology that is revolutionising oceanographic and climate sciences, has the potentail to help the fishing industry - in more ways than one.  Claire Attwood takes a closer look at autonomous vehicles and robots being used to collect ocean data.

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla sums up what we can expect in the fishing industry in 2016.  While the biggest issue remains the allocation of fishing right, the Small Scale Fishing Policy is sure to dominate debate for some time yet.

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood poses some tough questions to Siphokazi Ndudane, the newly confirmed Deputy Director General of the fisheries branch of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.  With a background in fisheries, Ndudane, seems well positioned to ensure that the fisheries branch meets the needs of the fishing sector as well as manages the fisheries sustainability.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen delves into the many incidents at sea that have taken place beneath the watchful light of the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse - looking back to the days prior to the beacon being built to present day.


FEATURES

HYDROGRAPHY AND MARINE SURVEY

  • Investing in equipment to survey the market
  • New company signs up offshore agency
  • List of Member States have not indicated their position on the approval of the protocol of amendments to the convention on the International Hydrography Organisation
  • International training opportunity for hydrographers
  • Diversification keeps surveyor afloat
  • Long range profiling instrument in global lease pool
  • Backscatter data enhances seafloor identification
  • Record deployment for seismic survey

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • Painting a picture of the maritime training landscape in South Africa
  • Cadetship initiative continues to produce South African seafarers
  • Top learners prove they are worthy of bursaries
  • Cape Town show aims to focus on training
  • Exposing learners to life at sea
  • COVER STORY:  Training is key to surviving emergency situations at sea
  • Preparing staff to meet the needs of industry
  • Maritime Economics textbook launched for South African learners
  • Addressing commercial diver training
  • Oil spill response training for Senegal

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Fishing safety stats a concern for 2015
  • Maritime professionals association gains traction
  • South African port security boosted
  • IMO interacts with Africa
  • Merger approval sees oil and gas company controlled by government pension fund
  • Safety milestone in port upgrade project
  • Waterfront and marina development for Namibia
  • Floating book fair calls on African ports
  • Barge delivered to Morrocco to provide drought relief
  • Researching the risks of mercury in South African seafood
  • Briefs
  • New tug for South African Navy
  • South African fishing company diversifies into Australian market
  • Engineering capacity strengthened through collaboration
  • Product news:  VIKING offers solutions to mandatory LRRS changes
  • Multipurpose service changes hands
  • Lack of appetite for Durban Cruise Terminal 
  • Briefs
  • Five vessel-order for fight crime at sea in Morrocco
  • Product news:  Ballast water treatment solutions 
  • Japanese master plan for North Africa
  • African container trades growing exponentially

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Exploration and production updates
  • OPEC called to stabilise crude oil price in 2016
  • New tonnage for African offshore support
  • A focused approach to developing oil and gas infrastructure
  • New diamond mining vessel launched
  • Engineering contract for West Nile Delta

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Is there a future for Seafarer Centres?
  • Briefs

 PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

NEWS

  • Managing the maritime message in Africa
  • Naval harbour master adopts TS Woltemade
  • Leadership award for Nigerian ports' man
  • New recruit for the Sea Cadet Wardroom
  • PMAESA conference postponed
  • Appointments
  • South Africans elected to influential industry bodies
  • SA Ports strengthen ties with Germany
  • Fish products benefit Children's Hospital Trust
  • Changes in leadership at SASTALC
  • TPT puts shoes on feet
  • Promoting the bunker sector across borders and in Africa
  • Project team takes on African terminals
  • Annual SA Navy and Sea Cadet camp

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • An ocean in crisis:  The ocean economy versus the ocean environment
  • Water quality rebooted on research vessel
  • New colony to be established
  • GREEN WARRIOR:  Working to protect the maritime environment
  • Science is crucial for coastal marine management
  • Scientific data informs key management decisions
  • COP 21 claims a victory for ocean conservation
  • Tsitsikamma angling project stopped
  • Shipping line to carry tsunami sensors
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

It is with great disappointment that we learned that the Durban University of Technology does not recognise Maritime Economics as a Matric subject credit in their acceptance ctiteria. If a learner drops another subject to take up Maritime Economics, they are automatically excluded from acceptance at DUT.  

APPLAUD:

  We applaud Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) and subcontarctors who achieved one million Man Hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) on the Reconstruction and Deepening of Maydon Wharf Berth 1-4, 13 &14 Project.  


 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

It is with great disappointment that we learned that the Durban University of Technology does not recognise Maritime Economics as a Matric subject credit in their acceptance ctiteria. If a learner drops another subject to take up Maritime Economics, they are automatically excluded from acceptance at DUT.  

APPLAUD:

  We applaud Transnet Capital Projects (TCP) and subcontarctors who achieved one million Man Hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) on the Reconstruction and Deepening of Maydon Wharf Berth 1-4, 13 &14 Project.