Weekly Press Review – 25 May 2012

In January, due to safety concerns, Home Affairs banned cruise liners from docking at Jetty Two of the V&A Waterfront. Making headlines this week was news of plans to develop a proper cruise terminal. Now, after two years of lobbying, plans are finally underway for a cruise liner terminal at Table Bay Harbour.  Transnet has … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 25 May 2012

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Weekly Press Review – 18 May 2012

Media attention this week turned to Clifton where the 50m, Eihatse Maru ran aground with 40 tons of frozen tuna and between 90 and 110 tons of fuel onboard. By this morning, due to various difficulties, from the inability to attach properly to tow ropes breaking (twice) to no swell, the vessel was still firmly … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 18 May 2012

Recognising a different type of Maritime Master

In what can only be described as "long overdue" one of our own maritime champions was recognised for his contribution to maritime education at the Seatrade Awards dinner in London last night. While technically it was the Lawhill Maritime Centre that received the Investment in People award - Brian Ingpen is synonymous with the success … Continue reading Recognising a different type of Maritime Master

Weekly Press Review – 11 May 2012

The media scrutiny associated with patrol and research vessels continues and this week the SA Deep Sea Trawling Industry Association is in trouble with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson (who isn't), who has accused the association of 'fronting' for Smit Amandla Marine by allowing the company to carry out research on the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 11 May 2012

A pressing comment

Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pieter van Dalen, has stepped up to the pulpit largely created by the likes of fisheries commentator, Shaheen Moolla over recent months. On Friday he was once again catapulted into the media spotlight when he was asked to leave the Press Club meeting due to be … Continue reading A pressing comment

Weekly Press Review – 4 May 2012

The local media has been swept up in a wave of maritime fervour as more than one journalist seems to have expressed a deeply personal appreciation of the new SA Agulhas 2. A proud moment for all South Africans as the SA Agulhas arrived at the Table Bay harbour from the shipyards of Finland yesterday … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 4 May 2012