Posted: Apr 15, 2024

Fishing industry milestone highlights change and transformation

SADSTIA celebrates 50th anniversary

SOUTH AFRICA: Celebrating 50 years of solid contribution to the fishing industry, the South African Deep-Sea Trawling Industry Association (SADSTIA) hosted a fitting affair overlooking a panoramic view of the ocean on Saturday evening at the Twelve Apostles in Cape Town.

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Posted: Apr 5, 2024

Fishing acquisition provisionally approved

No retrenchments

SOUTH AFRICA: The intended acquisition of Aqunion, Saldanha Sales and Marketing and West Point Fishing as well as the Terrasan Beleggings (Pty) Ltd head office by Sea Harvest Pelagic and Sea Harvest Aquaculture has been conditionally approved by the Competition Commission.

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Posted: Apr 4, 2024

Legendary boats launched for maritime training institution

Pilot Cutter Gig Rowing Boats launched

SOUTH AFRICA: Twin replica 19th century Cornish Pilot Cutter rowing boats were officially launched and renamed in Simon’s Town yesterday where the South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) hosted a gathering to commemorate the boats’ history and new life at the False Bay Yacht Club.

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Posted: Apr 2, 2024

Ensuring sustainable impact through local content development

Local content guidelines need to be developed

OPINION: Namibia’s oil and gas sector is still looking forward to reaching the production phase — S&P Global analysts don’t anticipate Namibia's first oil to come until 2029, and the country’s first gas-to-power project is scheduled to begin in 2027. Before Namibia achieves these hotly anticipated milestones, Namibian lawmakers have the opportunity to implement thoughtful, effective policy to benefit their people. NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber discusses the need for local content laws designed to help spread future wealth, develop the skills of the Namibian people in oil and gas professions, and promote the establishment of Namibian oil and gas businesses.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2024

Saldanha attracts first cruise vessel

Boosting maritime tourism

SOUTH AFRICA: Arriving from Walvis Bay, the Silver Cloud became the first ever cruise vessel to visit the Port of Saldanha Bay this week when she docked with 227 passengers to explore the West Coast as a tourism destination.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2024

South African visit to ISA

Fostering partnerships for ocean stewardship

JAMAICA: Dr Grace Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa visited the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), Michael Lodge at their headquarters in Jamaica last week ahead of the 29th Council Session which concludes on 29 March.

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Posted: Mar 25, 2024

Search for six lost at sea continues

Small boat runs out of fuel in Atlantic Ocean

SOUTH AFRICA: The South African Maritime Safety Authority yesterday confirmed that a search has been initiated for a group of six people believed to be at sea about 100km west of Cape Town in the Atlantic Ocean after their RIB ran out of fuel.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2024

Fire highlights need for improved offshore safety

Five offshore workers confirmed dead in platform fire

GABON: The death of five offshore workers on a Perenco offshore platform last week has once again raised the need for better safety protocols in the sector with many calling for a transparent inquiry into the incident across social media platforms.

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