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As part of the MDSol Group of companies, M-RAD offers a range of radar technologies to suit diverse applications such as navigation, weather monotoring, docking support, and anti-piracy through their representation of high quality, extremely reliable and user-friendly brands. M-RAD provides a professional commissioning and servicing centre, as well as excellent customer care with highly skilled product support back-up with an efficient after sales service.
M-RAD prides itself in their professional marine electronic product range and more importantly, total customer satisfaction, making your time on the water safe and enjoyable.
 
 

 

 

ON THE COVER

As part of the MDSol Group of companies, M-RAD offers a range of radar technologies to suit diverse applications such as navigation, weather monotoring, docking support, and anti-piracy through their representation of high quality, extremely reliable and user-friendly brands. M-RAD provides a professional commissioning and servicing centre, as well as excellent customer care with highly skilled product support back-up with an efficient after sales service.
M-RAD prides itself in their professional marine electronic product range and more importantly, total customer satisfaction, making your time on the water safe and enjoyable.
 
 
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Contents

 

REPORT BACK:

THE LOMÉ SUMMIT:  The Lomé Summit drew more than 30 African signatories to a new charter on maritime safety and security during October, but addressing the continent's illegal maritime activities will take more than committing pen to paper.  Integrated co-operation is required along with a commitment to addressing shore-based insecurities that impact on the maritime domain. 

SCIENCE WEEK:  A week-long interaction saw South Africa and Norway engaging on strategies for co-operation in the Blue Economy.  Kicking off in Pretoria, the talks moved to Cape Town at the beginning of November where presentations and discussions centred around research and innovation, ship building, aquaculture and governance.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS: In his column this issue, Shaheen Moolla focuses on the 2016 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) and outlines some of the decisions being made by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.  The appeal process is the next step that FRAP will need to endure as those unsuccessful in their applications seek remedy.

THROUGH THE LENS:  The increase in southern bluefin tuna quota for South Africa is addressed by Claire Attwood, who seeks to provide an understanding of what the increase will mean for the country as well as how best to manage the process of developing a local industry in the context of an increased TAC.

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:   Claire Attwood takes a closer look at the shark narrative and highlights the pressing need for improved collection of catch data as well as funding for studies of commercially exploited species.  Referring to an article published in the African Journal of Marine Science, she suggests that scientists lack the most basic data to assess more than 45 percent of shark species.  

TAKING B-BBEE ON BOARD:  Our area of focus in this issue revolves around ownership and equity. Kgomotso Selokane unpacks this pillar of transformation from the Maritime Sector Codes and highlights how both local and foreign-owned companies should approach possible ownership change.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen returns to his "kortbroek" days to reminisce about the history and life cycle of some of the vessels that were built for war time service but played a role in the merchant navy following the end of the war.


FEATURES

MARITIME ELECTRONICS AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

  • Product news:  Fishfinder for near shore and inland fishing
  • New marine electronics company adapts to a difficult economy
  • Global supplier expands in South Africa
  • Port of Durban is getting smart
  • A test area for autonomous ships
  • Satellite constellation to improve South Africa's maritime domain awareness
  • Totally transformed and ready to service the industry
  • Product news:  Compression radar
  • Product news:  Turnkey Coastal Monitoring Systems
  • New terminal software for Richard's Bay
  • Angolan fisheries research vessel fully kitted out
  • Product news:  Multi-Function Display redefines ocean navigation

SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME ASSOCIATIONS UPDATE

  • Advocacy for the marine engineering sector
  • Addressing threats in the fishing industry
  • A strategy for gas
  • Improving management in the fishing industry
  • Ambitious plans for professional body
  • Stalwarts raise funds for training
  • Maintaining an active role for seafarers
  • Joining forces to better serve members

 CROSSING THE BAR

NEWS

  • Doyen of South Africa's boating and recreational fishing laid to rest
  • South Africa loses legendary maritime photographer
  • Designer of the dolos
  • Capturing the spirit of the marine world
  • In passionate pursuit of excellence for the maritime sectors
  • Dedicated to a life in salvage
  • Godfather of BEE

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • New impetus created by iconic maritime acquisition
  • Eliminating empty container movement between West Africa and Europe
  • Nigerian ports to review private sector involvement
  • Special cargo route between Iran and Dakar established
  • Maritime briefs
  • Ship energy and efficiency
  • Continued investment in Congo port
  • New trucks for Tema
  • SAMSA seeks helicopter for improved operations
  • South Africa's extended EEZ claim imminent
  • Maritime briefs
  • Stalwart of marine engineering enters business rescue
  • Large investment in equipment for new Moroccan port facility
  • New marine engine introduced to South African market
  • New MD for Cummins Southern Africa
  • Maritime briefs

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Sea trials for diamond mining vessel
  • Nigerian offshore field delivers significant oil
  • Takoradi to cater for offshore bunkering needs
  • Gas deal for Mozambican reserve kick-starts development of subsea well infrastructure
  • Mozambique offshore data to provide insight for oil and gas sector
  • New contract for offshore field development in Egypt
  • Niger Dock gets assurances of NNPC work
  • Senegal prepares for transparency in oil and gas sector
  • LNG terminal project gets go ahead on Ivory Coast

PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

 

NEWS

  • Celebrating 60 years of cutting edge technology
  • Seminar brings Ghanian maritime stakeholders together
  • From apprentices to boilermakers
  • Expanding in Africa
  • Working towards affordable housing
  • Dakar Port wins European quality award
  • African SAR boosted at summit
  • Fundraiser builds on success of conservation group
  • New chairperson to tackle illegal fishing
  • Celebrating 21 years and 2016 achievers
  • Careers expo highlights opportunities in marine industry
  • A snapshot of the state of South Africa's oceans
  • Moroccan wins HERO award

 GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Destructive fishing method devastates fisheries in Tanzania
  • Developing pathways to a low carbon future for shipping through innovation
  • Beach project to provide jobs for local youth
  • Green Warrior:  Reforming and rethinking the Blue Economy
  • Subsidies contribute to global overfishing
  • MPA Forum aims to build capacity amongst stakeholders
  • Toothfish floundering after years without CITES protection

 

REPORT BACK:

THE LOMÉ SUMMIT:  The Lomé Summit drew more than 30 African signatories to a new charter on maritime safety and security during October, but addressing the continent's illegal maritime activities will take more than committing pen to paper.  Integrated co-operation is required along with a commitment to addressing shore-based insecurities that impact on the maritime domain. 

SCIENCE WEEK:  A week-long interaction saw South Africa and Norway engaging on strategies for co-operation in the Blue Economy.  Kicking off in Pretoria, the talks moved to Cape Town at the beginning of November where presentations and discussions centred around research and innovation, ship building, aquaculture and governance.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS: In his column this issue, Shaheen Moolla focuses on the 2016 Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) and outlines some of the decisions being made by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.  The appeal process is the next step that FRAP will need to endure as those unsuccessful in their applications seek remedy.

THROUGH THE LENS:  The increase in southern bluefin tuna quota for South Africa is addressed by Claire Attwood, who seeks to provide an understanding of what the increase will mean for the country as well as how best to manage the process of developing a local industry in the context of an increased TAC.

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:   Claire Attwood takes a closer look at the shark narrative and highlights the pressing need for improved collection of catch data as well as funding for studies of commercially exploited species.  Referring to an article published in the African Journal of Marine Science, she suggests that scientists lack the most basic data to assess more than 45 percent of shark species.  

TAKING B-BBEE ON BOARD:  Our area of focus in this issue revolves around ownership and equity. Kgomotso Selokane unpacks this pillar of transformation from the Maritime Sector Codes and highlights how both local and foreign-owned companies should approach possible ownership change.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen returns to his "kortbroek" days to reminisce about the history and life cycle of some of the vessels that were built for war time service but played a role in the merchant navy following the end of the war.


FEATURES

MARITIME ELECTRONICS AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

  • Product news:  Fishfinder for near shore and inland fishing
  • New marine electronics company adapts to a difficult economy
  • Global supplier expands in South Africa
  • Port of Durban is getting smart
  • A test area for autonomous ships
  • Satellite constellation to improve South Africa's maritime domain awareness
  • Totally transformed and ready to service the industry
  • Product news:  Compression radar
  • Product news:  Turnkey Coastal Monitoring Systems
  • New terminal software for Richard's Bay
  • Angolan fisheries research vessel fully kitted out
  • Product news:  Multi-Function Display redefines ocean navigation

SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME ASSOCIATIONS UPDATE

  • Advocacy for the marine engineering sector
  • Addressing threats in the fishing industry
  • A strategy for gas
  • Improving management in the fishing industry
  • Ambitious plans for professional body
  • Stalwarts raise funds for training
  • Maintaining an active role for seafarers
  • Joining forces to better serve members

 CROSSING THE BAR

NEWS

  • Doyen of South Africa's boating and recreational fishing laid to rest
  • South Africa loses legendary maritime photographer
  • Designer of the dolos
  • Capturing the spirit of the marine world
  • In passionate pursuit of excellence for the maritime sectors
  • Dedicated to a life in salvage
  • Godfather of BEE

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • New impetus created by iconic maritime acquisition
  • Eliminating empty container movement between West Africa and Europe
  • Nigerian ports to review private sector involvement
  • Special cargo route between Iran and Dakar established
  • Maritime briefs
  • Ship energy and efficiency
  • Continued investment in Congo port
  • New trucks for Tema
  • SAMSA seeks helicopter for improved operations
  • South Africa's extended EEZ claim imminent
  • Maritime briefs
  • Stalwart of marine engineering enters business rescue
  • Large investment in equipment for new Moroccan port facility
  • New marine engine introduced to South African market
  • New MD for Cummins Southern Africa
  • Maritime briefs

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Sea trials for diamond mining vessel
  • Nigerian offshore field delivers significant oil
  • Takoradi to cater for offshore bunkering needs
  • Gas deal for Mozambican reserve kick-starts development of subsea well infrastructure
  • Mozambique offshore data to provide insight for oil and gas sector
  • New contract for offshore field development in Egypt
  • Niger Dock gets assurances of NNPC work
  • Senegal prepares for transparency in oil and gas sector
  • LNG terminal project gets go ahead on Ivory Coast

PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

 

NEWS

  • Celebrating 60 years of cutting edge technology
  • Seminar brings Ghanian maritime stakeholders together
  • From apprentices to boilermakers
  • Expanding in Africa
  • Working towards affordable housing
  • Dakar Port wins European quality award
  • African SAR boosted at summit
  • Fundraiser builds on success of conservation group
  • New chairperson to tackle illegal fishing
  • Celebrating 21 years and 2016 achievers
  • Careers expo highlights opportunities in marine industry
  • A snapshot of the state of South Africa's oceans
  • Moroccan wins HERO award

 GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Destructive fishing method devastates fisheries in Tanzania
  • Developing pathways to a low carbon future for shipping through innovation
  • Beach project to provide jobs for local youth
  • Green Warrior:  Reforming and rethinking the Blue Economy
  • Subsidies contribute to global overfishing
  • MPA Forum aims to build capacity amongst stakeholders
  • Toothfish floundering after years without CITES protection
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

  The South African Navy for dragging their feet on the announcement of the preferred bidders for Project Hotel and Project Biro. Companies had expected news in this regard before the end of the year and news that a Chinese entity will be working in the naval dockyard in Simon's Town has helped spark speculations that this is where the contract will be awarded. 

APPLAUD:

The International Maritime Organisation for taking the bold step to provide clarity on the mandatory sulphur cap for fuel oil by announcing 2020 as the date for global compliance with the 0.5 percent limit.

 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

  The South African Navy for dragging their feet on the announcement of the preferred bidders for Project Hotel and Project Biro. Companies had expected news in this regard before the end of the year and news that a Chinese entity will be working in the naval dockyard in Simon's Town has helped spark speculations that this is where the contract will be awarded. 

APPLAUD:

The International Maritime Organisation for taking the bold step to provide clarity on the mandatory sulphur cap for fuel oil by announcing 2020 as the date for global compliance with the 0.5 percent limit.