MIN 12-21 Click on the above link for the latest SAMSA Marine Information Notice (12-21) on the Phasing out of the ‘Pre Sea’ training course and clarity on initial training requirements for all seafarers.    

SOMMSA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Captain Nick Sloane on his appointment as the new President of the International Salvage Union. This was confirmed by the ISU membership this week during their annual general meeting. Nick is South Africa’s second sitting President of the ISU – a position once occupied by Captain […]

FORTHCOMING CAPE TOWN EVENT – YEAR END LUNCH   Venue: Royal Cape Yacht Club, Duncan Road, Table Bay Harbour. Date & time: Tuesday 14thDecember, 1200 for 1300. Lunch cost: R245 p.p. – Partners welcome RSVP: Kathy or Tony– phone: 083 778 5957 / 082 555 2877 or email: cptchairman@generalbotha.co.za RSVP by Tuesday 1700 7th December. Superb menu […]

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 […]

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    

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 […]

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 […]

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.