ON THE COVER

 

ON THE COVER

With an established competency in fuel and cargo transshipment operations in the region, SMIT Mozambique  manages an offshore coal transshipment operation out of Beira that is one of a few of its kind in the world. This highly technical and challenging operation requires specialised skills and equipment, as well as comprehensive experience in management and mitigation of risk. The experienced Master, Officers and Crew on the Save River are on hand to proviude key support during the operation, and recently played a critical role in the Port of Beira during the salvage of the dredger Macu. 
 

 

ON THE COVER

With an established competency in fuel and cargo transshipment operations in the region, SMIT Mozambique  manages an offshore coal transshipment operation out of Beira that is one of a few of its kind in the world. This highly technical and challenging operation requires specialised skills and equipment, as well as comprehensive experience in management and mitigation of risk. The experienced Master, Officers and Crew on the Save River are on hand to proviude key support during the operation, and recently played a critical role in the Port of Beira during the salvage of the dredger Macu. 
 
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Contents

 

REPORT BACK:

INVESTING IN BLUE GROWTH:  The industry responded to a call to attend a symposium in Port Elizabeth that aimed to forge alliances between South Africa, Norway and Finland in the arenas of shipbuilding and aquaculture.  With standing room only available on the first day, delegates crowded the venue as the event kicked off with the Finnish and Norwegian ambassadors emphasising the potential for cooperation in the maritime space to the benefit of all.

FUELLING CHANGE:  Local, regional and international trends in bunkering and fuel supply were discussed at the recent IBIA in Africa Forum held in Cape Town and attended by delegates from South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius.  The forum provided an opportunity to regroup and discuss recent developments as well as debate some prickly topics.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla highlights some of the options available to make good use of the $54.9 million in restitution that South Africa will receive from the Hout Bay fishing saga.

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood takes a look at the story playing itself out in the midwater trawl fishery.  Depending on your viewpoint, this is a story about the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) attempting to change the model of the midwater trawl fishery for the benefit of South Africa's rural poor and predictably meeting powerful resistance from the established industry, or it's a story about a well-connected entrepreneur with no experience in industrial fisheries who has gained access to a valuable and until now responsibly managed offshore fishery via the back door.  

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:   In a topical guest article, Professor Ray Hilborn, discusses the merits of using Marine Protected Areas as a solution to overfishing.  He contends that there are many useful tools and legal frameworks other than MPAs that can be used to protect the biodiversity of the oceans.  

TAKING B-BBEE ON BOARD:  Kgomotso Selokane provides insight into the process undertaken to develop the Mariitme Sector Codes and highlights the need for consultation and input during the lengthy process.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen visits maritime artist, Peter Bilas, whose work includes magnificent oils in crisp detail.  Bilas is able to capture the maritime moment perfectly and, with his attention to detail, is able to document maritime memories on canvas.


FEATURES

SALVAGE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • The State's role in managing marine emergencies
  • The resolve to react
  • PRODUCT NEWS:  Portable UHF for firefighting meets new SOLAS regulations
  • Successful refloat delivers dredger to drydock
  • Dumping oil off the South African coast
  • Interim solution offered for maritime air surveillance
  • Mobilising in Mauritius
  • Statistics demonstrate the value of the salvage industry
  • Poor watchkeeping under the spotlight

PORTS AND CIVILS

  • Port Roundup:  Africa
  • Ports must adapt to changes in shipping
  • PROJECT REVIEW:  Preparing the port for a new arrival

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Careful planning secures lift-off in drydock
  • South Africa and European Union to collaborate on marine research
  • Briefs
  • Buffeljags Abalone Farm celebrates significant milestone
  • Importing to meet demand
  • New marine training centre for Port of Cape Town
  • Accreditation for Nigerian DP training
  • IMO interacts with Africa
  • Private investment gives crane company a lift

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Nigeria aims to maximise oil and gas sector for country's benefit
  • Floating hose contract completed successfully
  • Accommodation vessel for offshore Nigeria
  • Multi-client library acquisition

 PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

OFFSHORE AND SHIP REPAIR GOLF DAY

NEWS

  • Developing women in the fishing industry
  • Exciting bursary opportunity for Port Nolloth learners
  • Dredging simulator launched in Port of Durban
  • Caring is in their blood
  • Durban port operators lauded for excellence
  • Bursaries for Durban students
  • Floating dock commissioned in Durban
  • Recognition as an iconic brand
  • Celebrating women empowerment
  • Benefitting from experiential learning
  • NIMASA Executive Directors assume duty
  • Top speakers lined up for PMAESA conference
  • Appointment
  • Ghana promotes tourism through maritime
  • Durban Port appointments
  • Boats handed over in outreach programme

 

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Historical vessel rejuvenates ocean research
  • Plan for troubled West Coast rock lobster
  • Research team calls for input
  • GREEN WARRIOR:  Tapping into youthful energy for marine conservation
  • Removing butts from beach
  • Massive investment in global ocean research boosts ocean science
  • Expanding UNCLOS to improve marine conservation

 

REPORT BACK:

INVESTING IN BLUE GROWTH:  The industry responded to a call to attend a symposium in Port Elizabeth that aimed to forge alliances between South Africa, Norway and Finland in the arenas of shipbuilding and aquaculture.  With standing room only available on the first day, delegates crowded the venue as the event kicked off with the Finnish and Norwegian ambassadors emphasising the potential for cooperation in the maritime space to the benefit of all.

FUELLING CHANGE:  Local, regional and international trends in bunkering and fuel supply were discussed at the recent IBIA in Africa Forum held in Cape Town and attended by delegates from South Africa, Namibia and Mauritius.  The forum provided an opportunity to regroup and discuss recent developments as well as debate some prickly topics.


COLUMNS: 

FISHY BUSINESS: Shaheen Moolla highlights some of the options available to make good use of the $54.9 million in restitution that South Africa will receive from the Hout Bay fishing saga.

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood takes a look at the story playing itself out in the midwater trawl fishery.  Depending on your viewpoint, this is a story about the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) attempting to change the model of the midwater trawl fishery for the benefit of South Africa's rural poor and predictably meeting powerful resistance from the established industry, or it's a story about a well-connected entrepreneur with no experience in industrial fisheries who has gained access to a valuable and until now responsibly managed offshore fishery via the back door.  

SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING:   In a topical guest article, Professor Ray Hilborn, discusses the merits of using Marine Protected Areas as a solution to overfishing.  He contends that there are many useful tools and legal frameworks other than MPAs that can be used to protect the biodiversity of the oceans.  

TAKING B-BBEE ON BOARD:  Kgomotso Selokane provides insight into the process undertaken to develop the Mariitme Sector Codes and highlights the need for consultation and input during the lengthy process.

MARITIME MEMORIES:  Brian Ingpen visits maritime artist, Peter Bilas, whose work includes magnificent oils in crisp detail.  Bilas is able to capture the maritime moment perfectly and, with his attention to detail, is able to document maritime memories on canvas.


FEATURES

SALVAGE AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

  • The State's role in managing marine emergencies
  • The resolve to react
  • PRODUCT NEWS:  Portable UHF for firefighting meets new SOLAS regulations
  • Successful refloat delivers dredger to drydock
  • Dumping oil off the South African coast
  • Interim solution offered for maritime air surveillance
  • Mobilising in Mauritius
  • Statistics demonstrate the value of the salvage industry
  • Poor watchkeeping under the spotlight

PORTS AND CIVILS

  • Port Roundup:  Africa
  • Ports must adapt to changes in shipping
  • PROJECT REVIEW:  Preparing the port for a new arrival

MARITIME NEWS

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Careful planning secures lift-off in drydock
  • South Africa and European Union to collaborate on marine research
  • Briefs
  • Buffeljags Abalone Farm celebrates significant milestone
  • Importing to meet demand
  • New marine training centre for Port of Cape Town
  • Accreditation for Nigerian DP training
  • IMO interacts with Africa
  • Private investment gives crane company a lift

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • Nigeria aims to maximise oil and gas sector for country's benefit
  • Floating hose contract completed successfully
  • Accommodation vessel for offshore Nigeria
  • Multi-client library acquisition

 PEOPLE AND EVENTS:

OFFSHORE AND SHIP REPAIR GOLF DAY

NEWS

  • Developing women in the fishing industry
  • Exciting bursary opportunity for Port Nolloth learners
  • Dredging simulator launched in Port of Durban
  • Caring is in their blood
  • Durban port operators lauded for excellence
  • Bursaries for Durban students
  • Floating dock commissioned in Durban
  • Recognition as an iconic brand
  • Celebrating women empowerment
  • Benefitting from experiential learning
  • NIMASA Executive Directors assume duty
  • Top speakers lined up for PMAESA conference
  • Appointment
  • Ghana promotes tourism through maritime
  • Durban Port appointments
  • Boats handed over in outreach programme

 

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES

  • Historical vessel rejuvenates ocean research
  • Plan for troubled West Coast rock lobster
  • Research team calls for input
  • GREEN WARRIOR:  Tapping into youthful energy for marine conservation
  • Removing butts from beach
  • Massive investment in global ocean research boosts ocean science
  • Expanding UNCLOS to improve marine conservation
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

  The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier, ASI-M, on route from Djibouti to Argentina for the discharge of oil in South African waters off Algoa Bay resulting in the soiuling if penguins in the area.

APPLAUD:

 The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) for quick and decisive action to detain the ASI-M in Cape Town and implement the appropriate fines tocompensate for the cost of the oil clean-up off the South African Coast. 


 

 

 

EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


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


KEELHAULED:

  The Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier, ASI-M, on route from Djibouti to Argentina for the discharge of oil in South African waters off Algoa Bay resulting in the soiuling if penguins in the area.

APPLAUD:

 The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) for quick and decisive action to detain the ASI-M in Cape Town and implement the appropriate fines tocompensate for the cost of the oil clean-up off the South African Coast.