This time last year we partnered with members of the maritime industry locally and attempted to bring attention to the vital work undertaken by the men and women who go to sea each day. We organised Flash Mobs in Durban, Cape Town, Pretoria and Mossel Bay to publicly acknowledge the role of seafarers. I'll be … Continue reading Come out for seafarers!
Am I the only one experiencing a strange sense of deja vu as the Eihatsu Maru becomes the latest ship to be abandoned by its owners and financiers after experiencing trouble in our waters and may have to be sold in order to recoup the costs of its salvage operation - an estimated R7 million … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 25 June 2012
The Seli 1 is back in the news this week. After lying just off Blouberg for nearly three years, while authorities try to determine who should foot the bill for its removal, it has now been determined that the wreck is eroding the beach and threatening council infrastructure. The wreck, abandoned by its owners shortly … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 15 June 2012
If it wasn't so sad, she would be funny. Problem is that the industry cannot afford to laugh at this lady. In the light of today's announcement that the performance and evaluation system for Heads of Department in government has been amended, we recommend that the following forum is the only one that makes sense … Continue reading Pretoria Comedy Club
The press kept a pulse on the fate of the dead ship Panos Earth and reported on the decision to sell it by public auction. The auction was ordered by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday and a provisional sale date of June 20 has been set. After a meeting on May 2, SAMSA came … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 8 June 2012
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries just cannot make any good news headlines. News that DAFF has yet to sign or renew a contract for onboard observers for the hake trawling industry means that the sector is at risk of loosing its Marine Stewardship Council certification. The press picked up on the fact that … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 1 June 2012