Maritime Newsmaker of the Year 2013

Last night we hosted our annual function to thank clients for their valuable support as well as to present the Maritime Newsmaker of the Year Award. The award aims to recognise individuals, companies or organisations that have garnered media attention that depicts the maritime industry in a positive way. It recognises those who have successfully … Continue reading Maritime Newsmaker of the Year 2013


Weekly Press Review – 16 August 2013

The Fisheries Department is back in the hot seat this week (again) with officials again being criticised for still not getting the country's research and patrol vessels back in the water. Acting Fisheries Department deputy director-general, Desmond Stevens had the rather unenviable task of updating parliament on the status of the vessels and assured those … Continue reading Weekly Press Review – 16 August 2013

‘n Salvor maak ‘n plan

Yesterday I joined a room full of delegates at Smit Amandla Marine's Emergency Response Seminar at the Protea President Hotel in Sea Point and was struck by the innovative and challenging nature of the marine salvage industry. Our local saying "'n Boer maak 'n plan" (a farmer knows how to make a plan) shall forthwith … Continue reading ‘n Salvor maak ‘n plan

Durban visitors

I was in Durban last week so I took the opportunity to visit Sheffield Beach and see the casualty on the rocks. What a sight! It makes a beautiful exhibit for those wanting to see what a ship looks like above and below the water line. And it is still attracting attention as well as … Continue reading Durban visitors