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Posted: Feb 29, 2024

Navy under fire for detonations

Detonations described as negligent

SOUTH AFRICA: The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) has described the decisions by the South African Navy to detonate munitions close to the Boulders Beach penguin colony as short-sighted, irresponsible, and negligent.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024

Tugboat acquisition aims to address port inefficiencies

Seven tugboats ordered for fleet renewal

SOUTH AFRICA: Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has announced that it will acquire seven tugboats at a cost of R1 billion as part of a fleet renewal programme aimed at improving marine operations in the ports of Durban and East London.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024

Port concession extended with additional commitments

MPDC adds another 25 years to contract

MOZAMBIQUE: The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) has signed an addendum to their concession that will extend its contract in the port from 2033 to 2058.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2024

Are you ready to lead the South African maritime sector?

SAMSA advertises for a CEO position

SOUTH AFRICA: After a protracted period without a permanent Chief Executive Officer in place, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is advertising to fill the position with applications closing on 10 March.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2024

Boosting Cape Town’s offshore training capacity

OATC celebrates a decade in offshore training

SOUTH AFRICA: Having identified accredited training for the offshore sectors as a crucial component of developing the local and regional capacity to participate in the global energy sector, Cape Town-based Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) last week officially launched additional courses that will confirm the country’s position as a reputable training provider.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2024

New small vessel regulations focus on safety

SAMSA calls for comment on draft legislation

SOUTH AFRICA: Commercial small vessels under 25 gross tonnes will be subjected to new safety requirements under the proposed Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2024 when the 2007 regulations are repealed.

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Posted: Feb 17, 2024

Promoting offshore acreage

Sierra Leone on a bid to attract investors

SIERRA LEONE: After the conclusion of the fifth licensing round, which featured 56 offshore blocks, in September last year, Sierra Leone is scheduling a further round this year to feature additional available acreage.

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Posted: Feb 15, 2024

Decarbonisation strategy needed to fulfil international obligations

SAMSA hosts workshop to address country’s decarbonisation agenda

SOUTH AFRICA: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), together with the Department of Transport (DoT) hosted a roundtable last week to kickstart the development of a decarbonisation roadmap for the country.  

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