Marine Notice No 11 of 2021 provides further details on the  SAMSA DECK AND ENGINEER ASSESSORS AND EXAMINERS.    Click on the link that follows to read more:  MN 22-21

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. “

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.

 

Click on the MIN link below for the latest Marine Information Notice on:

BUNKERING CODE OF PRACTICE AND SHIP TO SHIP TRANSFER (STS) CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

MIN 10-21

 

 

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 maritime pollution and hazards, (plastic, containers, oil spills, nets etc).

We hope the above introduction on Eyesea will be of interest and possibly encourage you to get involved!

 

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.

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 Bursary Golf Day
• This prize is valid until end of April 2022. Booking of the vessel is subject to availability. Snack Food, beer, white wine and soft drinks are included. All proceeds will go towards sponsoring a tertiary marine bursary. :
• NOTE – Should we not achieve the sale of a minimum of 30 tickets, this raffle will be cancelled, and your money will be returned.

This is a SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund Golf Day fundraiser – there is still space available for 4 ball teams as well as hole sponsorship.  Please support.. its all for a good cause!

Please contact golf@generalbotha.co.za