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 quiet week for the maritime industry.

What did make the news this week, however, was the rather spectacular sight of the Europa, the world’s largest traditional sailing ship, with four masts and over 4,000m2 of sail, leaving Table Bay harbour. The vessel sailed out of the harbour along with the slightly smaller vessels, Tecla and Oosterschelde. The three ships have been based at the V&A Waterfront for the past three weeks.