Posted: Jan 16, 2024

Salvage resources need to be enhanced

St Francis salvage puts team through its paces

SOUTH AFRICA: The current salvage and wreck removal of a fishing vessel that grounded at St Francis Bay earlier this month is putting the South African incident response team through its paces and helping to highlight gaps that may exist within the country’s emergency maritime support structures.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2024

Digitising the port space for efficiency

MPA complies with FAL Convention

MAURITIUS: The Mauritius Port Authority has launched a new digitised system aimed to eliminate the current administrative burden that requires local shipping agents to submit around 57 documents per ship call.

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Posted: Jan 11, 2024

Namibian discoveries boost potential for investments

Positive developments in offshore gas

NAMIBIA: The country’s status as an oil and gas producer is gaining momentum with the announcement of the discovery of light oil in the Orange Basin.

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Posted: Jan 4, 2024

Exciting opportunity for African maritime entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs can pitch to investors

KENYA: The deadline for applying to become one of the 30 handpicked projects that will be given an opportunity to pitch their maritime ideas to a panel of investors is looming on 26 January.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2023

A degree of change

Adjusting course

Having been involved in preparing one of the largest South African delegations to attend the World Maritime University (WMU) in 2013 when the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) sponsored a cohort of 27 students for the year-long course  – Tebogo Ramatjie had the opportunity to join the international maritime programme this past academic year and reflects on the experience.

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Posted: Dec 28, 2023

First FPSO for Sangomar offshore oil development

FPSO sets course for Senegal

SENEGAL: The FPSO, Léopold Sédar Senghor, left Singapore this week for Senegal where it will be deployed 100 kilometres south of Dakar as part of Senegal’s first offshore oil development by Woodside Energy (Senegal) BV as operator of the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2023

Support mounts for ships rerouting around the Cape

Red Sea attacks see more shipping lines opt for safer route

Support from major international maritime organisations as more shipping lines announce their decisions to reroute around the Cape of Good Hope will likely highlights the importance of crew safety despite the significant additional shipping time that this represents.

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Posted: Dec 19, 2023

Two tugs commissioned for Ghana

Built in Vietnam for the ports of Takoradi and Tema

GHANA: Two new next-generation tugs were delivered last week to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) for use in the ports of Takoraid and Tema.

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