Weekly Press Review – 27 February 2017

The ill-fated SS Mendi has made headlines again this week with a centenary ceremony taking place at the University of Cape Town’s Lower Campus over the weekend. The ceremony was hosted by the Gunners Association Western Province and was attended by dignitaries from the South African National Defence Force, military veterans and family members of … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 27 February 2017

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Weekly Press Review – 20 February 2017

A fire, which broke out aboard a fishing vessel in Cape Town harbour, has been brought under control. According to the press, the South Korean vessel, the Geumjeong, caught fire over the weekend. The tilting of the vessel during the fire made it difficult for fire crews to board the vessel, but according to Transnet … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 20 February 2017

Weekly Press Review – 13 February 2017

The fishing rights allocation process has once again made an appearance in the press this week with the news that proceedings in the Western Cape Court, focusing on a review into the allocation of rights to the inshore trawl fishery for hake and sole, have been postponed. The postponement is due to Viking Inshore Fishing … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 13 February 2017

Weekly Press Review – 6 February 2017

The dangers of working in the maritime sector, seems to be the theme of this week’s press review. According to the press there were two separate incidents over the weekend where fishermen lives were endangered and rescue efforts were required. A fishing boat capsized off Macassar on Sunday. The captain braved shark-infested waters to swim … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 6 February 2017