Posted: Jan 30, 2024

Grand plans attached to the sale of a grand old lady

Seafarer training will continue on the SA Agulhas

This week marks the official handing over of the SA Agulhas to new owners, having served as South Africa’s dedicated training vessel for almost 12 years. Editor, Colleen Jacka, spoke to both Sobantu Tilayi of SAMSA and Captain Stefan Bülow of J*S Maritime Partners about the sale and was pleased to discover that the plans for the vessel will continue to provide and even expand the training opportunities for aspirant South African seafarers.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2024

Equipping maritime educators

Workshops aims to provide tools for school teachers

SOUTH AFRICA: The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) hosted a workshop aimed at equipping school teachers with the resources to improve the quality of maritime education at high school level in the country in Gqeberha last week.

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Posted: Jan 29, 2024

Engaging to improve maritime security in Somalia

European Union Naval Force visits key stakeholders

SOMALIA: The Operation Commander of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Operation ATALANTA paid a three-day visit to Somalia last week with the aim of improving maritime security in the region.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2024

Get involved in Africa’s blue future

Exploring the opportunities in Africa’s blue economy

SOUTH AFRICA: International entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, businesses and leaders that are working towards creating a positive impact on our oceans will converge in Cape Town next month for the 2024 edition of Ocean Innovation Africa.

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Posted: Jan 23, 2024

Multi-million Rand acquisition boosts growth for fishing company

Sea Harvest seeks to acquire Terrasan

SOUTH AFRICA: The R965 million intended acquisition of Terrasan Group Limited’s subsidiaries in the catching, processing, and sale of pelagic fish, and 63.07% of their subsidiaries in the farming, processing and sale of abalone by Sea Harvest Group Limited will substantially boost the fishing company’s growth ambitions.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2024

Fish processing discharge permits under review

Public comments invited

SOUTH AFRICA: The Coastal Waters Discharge Permits issued to fish processing facilities operating within St Helena Bay in the Western Cape are under review and the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has extended the deadline for public comment to the end of February.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2024

Protecting vessels in high-risk waters

New piracy protection product

A new product to provide cover for vessels entering a War & Piracy ‘breach’ area, such as the Gulf of Aden or the Gulf of Guinea, where there is a heightened risk of vessels being seized was launched today by West P&I Club.

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Posted: Jan 16, 2024

Government discussions aim to resurrect offshore bunkering

Algoa Bay and additional opportunities on the horizon

SOUTH AFRICA: Sobantu Tilayi, COO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) admits that the sudden closure of the offshore bunkering operations in Algoa Bay could have been avoided if the relevant government departments had worked more closely with one another.

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