Entries by Rob

Appointment of Forensic Investigators

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 […]

Marine Notice – 22-21

MN 22-21 Please see Marine Notice No 22 of 2021 which provides information on MERCHANT SHIPPING (TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND SAFE MANNING) REGULATIONS, 2021 – SEAFARER’S MEDICALS.  

Marine Notice – 21-21

MN 21-21 PASSENGER SHIPS – ALERT LEVEL 1. See link above for a marine notice which serves to inform the tourism industry that passenger ships may plan and recommence tourism activities along the South African coast. It also provides SAMSA’s interpretation of the regulations No 1077 Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment to the Sea Ports […]


Mapping maritime pollution using crowdsourced data and images

Eyesea Introduction The above link provides an introduction to an App which has been developed as a non-profit project with a goal of mapping maritime pollution and hazards using crowdsourced data and images. The aim is for ship crews, shore staff, recreational sailors, and the public to take geolocated, time stamped photos and pictures of […]

Marine Notice

MN 20-21 Click on the above link to view Marine Notice No 20 of 2021 which provides details on the EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIO BEACON (EPIRB) REGISTRATION.

Win a three hour sunset cruise worth R38500 (in support of maritime education)

STAND A CHANCE TO WIN A SUNSET CRUISE ONBOARD THE LUXURY 60ft PRINCESS MOTOR YACHT OCEAN PRINCESS Raffle tickets cost R500 each.  Only 60 tickets available! • For Tickets and/or info: Bruce V.D. Meulen <brucevdmeulen@gmail.com> or Phil Wade <pandawade@gmail.com> • The draw will take place on 18 November 2021 at the Resolve and Sloane Marine […]