SAMSA has announced the appointment of Forensic Investigators.

See statement issued on 17 November:

“The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has to date appointed Morar Incorporated as an independent firm of forensic investigators to probe allegations of misconduct and whistle- blowing reports received from external and internal stakeholders.

The appointment follows a SAMSA Board resolution to conduct thorough investigations of critical aspects of the SAMSA business and conduct of management.

Owing to the seriousness of the allegations as well as to facilitate the investigation, and to minimise any potential prejudice that might otherwise be occasioned to both the suspended executives and the entity, the SAMSA board was prompted to place on precautionary suspension its Chief Operations Officer, Company Secretary and Chief Human Capital Officer.

SAMSA wishes to emphasise its commitment to zero-tolerance where misconduct is concerned and remains determined to continue to protect the public interest in accordance with its regulatory mandate.

Consequently, SAMSA stakeholders are encouraged to also make available, where possible, all information and/or documentation relevant to the investigation to Mr Vijay Bositsumune as follows:

Email:         vinay@morar.co.za

Telephone: +27(0) 33 345 4004

Facsimile:    +27(0) 33 342 5699

Cellular:       +27(0) 84 313 6822

We thank you for your understanding and for your continued support. We will endeavour to make sure that we deliver on our mandate as is expected of us. “