This week marked the 99th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi. According to the press over 200 people attended a service at the SA Mendi Memorial in Atteridgeville earlier this week to commemorate the event. On 21 February 1917 the SS Mendi collided with another vessel, the SS Daro, and sank with 646 … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 26 February 2016
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has made headlines this week with the announcement of the introduction of a R800 million state-of-the-art system aimed at boosting security at South African ports. “The National Ports Act 12 of 2005, and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code of 2004 dictate that we, as a port … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 19 February 2016
The SA Agulhas II has made headlines this week with its return to South African waters. The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) welcomed back the research team, consisting of international scientists and members of the CSIR, after their latest three-month research mission to Antarctica. DEA spokesperson, Zolile Nqayi, said, “The teams who participate in the … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 12 February 2016
Two separate yachting tragedies have seen the safety of working sailors and tourists alike being called into question this week. The disappearance of three sailors who went missing during a routine delivery of a luxury yacht (a year ago), as well as the death of two Irish tourists whose yacht ran aground near Melkbos have both … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 5 February 2016
The Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) collects levies from its registered members annually and is tasked to redistribute the money to fund relevant training in the maritime sectors. So, if you clicked on this blog thinking the title referred to a scandal at the Authority, I hope you will not be too disappointed to … Continue reading TETA is on the take!