Weekly Press Review – 18 March 2016

Indonesian authorities have made headlines this week with the bombing of a Nigerian-flagged vessel wanted internationally after years of illegal toothfish poaching. According to the press the vessel was seized by the Indonesian Navy in late February. Yesterday the vessel was bombed in an attempt to send a strong message to would-be poachers entering Indonesian … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 18 March 2016

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Weekly Press Review – 11 March 2016

According to the press, ship repair facilities have been earmarked as important areas for growth within the Operation Phakisa framework. According to Sipho Nzuza, TNPA harbour manager Cape Town, Cape Town harbour is regarded as an important area for the application of Operation Phakisa initiatives. This includes ship repair work, shipbuilding and oil and gas … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 11 March 2016

Weekly Press Review – 4 March 2016

The big maritime news this week is the announcement of plans to create a new 70,000km2 network of marine protected areas. According to the press the plans include: expansion of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park’s sea boundaries in Kwazulu-Natal, a new protected area off the Thukela River, a new shark and fish sanctuary off the Protea … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 4 March 2016

Conference Call

The fact that "some 90 per cent of trade is carried by sea" is the most over-used statistic at maritime conferences. If you are that way inclined, you may be tempted to create a drinking game out of how many times this is presented during any given conference programme. Maritime professionals just love this fact - … Continue reading Conference Call