Posted: May 8, 2024

Cooperation agreement expands engineering focus

Combined expertise for marine engine overhauls

South African Nouum Engineering and Mauritius-based ship repair and conversion yard Taylor Smith Shipyard (TSS) have signed a cooperation agreement that will significantly expand the focus and reach of the each company’s ability to provide larger marine engine overhaul work within the region.

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Posted: May 6, 2024

Event evolves to encompass broader oceans economy

Structured discussions to promote the oceans economy

SOUTH AFRICA: Following the successful hosting of their maritime defence and security event, Creative Space Media is broadening the scope of their annual conference to encompass the full oceans economy with the launch of the inaugural Oceans Economy Expo 2024.

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Posted: May 6, 2024

New player in Namibia’s offshore sector

Farm-in agreement boosts offshore sector

NAMIBIA: Azule Energy is the latest energy company to enter into Namibia’s offshore oil and gas space having signed an agreement with Rhino Resources Namibia to farm-in to offshore Block 2914A.

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Posted: May 2, 2024

Long-term plans in place for emergency response

Emergency towing contract developments

SOUTH AFRICA: The Department of Transport (DoT) is working on a strategy aimed at ensuring the continued capacity to provide long-term maritime emergency response along the country’s coastline.

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Posted: May 1, 2024

Safeguarding Africa’s maritime domain will take greater cooperation

Ghana calls for collaboration

GHANA: “No nation can afford to do it alone,” the President of Ghana told delegates at a naval symposium this week as he called for greater levels of cooperation and collaboration amongst global maritime stakeholders.

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Posted: May 1, 2024

Offshore bunkering under the spotlight during industry roundtable

Is South Africa open for business?

SOUTH AFRICA: Offshore bunkering and ship-to-ship (STS) transfers came under the spotlight at yesterday’s stakeholder roundtable hosted by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) in Durban as attendees debated the environmental risks versus the economic opportunities amidst calls to reinstate operations in Algoa Bay.  

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Posted: Apr 30, 2024

South African chairs international safety meeting

Setting the safety training agenda

Chairing her first board meeting of the International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST) and seminar in Malaysia last week, Samantha Montes returned to South Africa with several insights on international trends in safety training including the move towards micro-learning initiatives.

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Posted: Apr 30, 2024

New offshore bunker operators poised to take up position

Bunker stakeholder roundtable highlights concerns

SOUTH AFRICA: After a full day of presentations and debates around the need to re-establish South Africa as a viable location for offshore ship-to-ship bunker services, an almost flippant remark by the Acting CEO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) in his short closing address intimated that there is at least one new offshore bunker operator ready to open shop.

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