Posted: Apr 24, 2024

Two new security boats take to Nigerian waters

New vessels highlight Spanish interest in Nigerian maritime sector

NIGERIA: In an ongoing effort to enhance security in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, took delivery of two new bulletproof boats earlier this month.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2024

New hospital ship to be built for Africa

Agreement signed to kickstart project

Earlier this month the MSC Group, MSC Foundation and the charity Mercy Ships International signed an agreement to kickstart a project to build a new hospital ship that will deliver free surgery and training annually to thousands of people in Africa.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2024

Operational challenges impact vessel certification

Small vessel certificate extensions implemented

SOUTH AFRICA: Due to operational challenges in processing applications for Small Vessel Certificates of Competency, the South African Maritime Safety Authority has issued a Marine Notice that grants the extension of certificates that expire on or after 31 July 2023 to 31 March 2025.

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Posted: Apr 22, 2024

Small vessel safety a focus for maritime authority

New regulations receive input

SOUTH AFRICA: Following an incident on a houseboat in 2021 as well as the ensuing campaign to inspect over 200 commercial vessels, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has embarked on a project to update the National Small Vessel Regulations.

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Posted: Apr 22, 2024

SARS publishes revisions to bunker storage rules

Bunker regulations up for comment

SOUTH AFRICA: Following the shutdown of the offshore bunkering in Algoa Bay in September last year, industry stakeholders have welcomed the opportunity to comment on the publication of revisions to the rules regulating the storage of imported bunker fuel in special customs and excise storage warehouses.

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Posted: Apr 19, 2024

Nigerian hydrographer recognised for international contributions

Naval hydrographer receives award

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Posted: Apr 19, 2024

PetroSA aims to study feasibility of offshore wind farming in South African waters

Could South Africa get its first offshore wind farm?

SOUTH AFRICA: As a holder of several offshore rights within South Africa’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), PetroSA has launched a call to undertake a technical and economic study for the development of offshore wind energy farms in the southern and western coastal regions.

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Posted: Apr 17, 2024

Cape Town port performance under scrutiny

Western Cape Government adopts critical report

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