Weekly Press Review – 31 May 2013

The Seli 1 is back in the news this week. The SA Navy resumed the blasting of the vessel earlier in the week and a fuel tank was damaged resulting in a spill of light bunker fuel. As a result, the city restricted public access to the sea in the Blouberg area and the press … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 31 May 2013

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Weekly Press Review – 24 May 2013

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the country's marine patrol vessels are back in the press this week as the government toys with idea of taking responsibility for the vessels away from DAFF completely and handing it to the Department of Transport's SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). According to a senior shipping … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 24 May 2013

Weekly Press Review

Although I am almost 100 percent sure that all of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' problems have not been solved this week and the fishing rights allocation process has not reached a permanent and satisfying solution for all those involved, none of these topics made the press this week, making it a rather … Continue reading Weekly Press Review

Five things you can do to promote the maritime industry

I like lists. And I especially like lists that are quick and easy to accomplish. So here are five things that you, as a maritime professional, can quickly and easily do to promote awareness of our industry amongst the general population. Post a maritime-related photo or status update on your Facebook wall that would be … Continue reading Five things you can do to promote the maritime industry

Weekly Press Review – 10 May 2013

The big news of the week this week is the announcement by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) that Desmond Stevens will take over as acting head of the fisheries department after Greta Apelgren-Narkedien stepped down last month. The department is now in the process of appointing a permanent head of fisheries. We … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 10 May 2013

Weekly Press Review – 3 May 2013

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has made the headlines again this week regarding the country's patrol and research vessels. Cape Town based company Nautic South Africa has won a six month contract with DAFF to run the fleet - a service that has seen its fair share of controversy over the last … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 3 May 2013