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JUNE 2016 HEADLINES
 
Whale watching and shark diving permits postponed
12 June 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Department of Environmental Affairs has postponed the allocation process for the Boat-Based Whale Watching (BBWW) and White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) operating permits.  Permits allocated in 2011 will be renewed for a further period of 12 months.  The department will, towards the end of the year, commence with the allocation process by inviting applications for BBWW and WSCD operating permits.

 
Whale watching and shark diving permits postponed
12 June 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Department of Environmental Affairs has postponed the allocation process for the Boat-Based Whale Watching (BBWW) and White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) operating permits.  Permits allocated in 2011 will be renewed for a further period of 12 months.  The department will, towards the end of the year, commence with the allocation process by inviting applications for BBWW and WSCD operating permits.

MAY 2016 HEADLINES
Changes at the helm of SAMSA
26 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Following the resignation of Tsietsi Mokhele on Tuesday, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed that Sobantu Tilayi has been appointed as the acting CEO.


Oceana Group sells chip business
26 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Oceana Group has announced the sale of their Lamberts Bay Foods business to Famous Brands.  Lamberts Bay Foods was established in 1995 by Oceana as a social responsibility project to offset job losses resulting from the decline in fishing employment opportunities in the region, and has subsequently matured into a viable commercial operation.


NAMPORT seeks automation solution
11 May 2016

NAMIBIA: Namport is seeking a service provider to design, manufacture, deliver and commission an automation solution for the Port of Walvis Bay. The tender closes on 20 June 2016. 


Safmarine moves headquarters to South Africa
10 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Safmarine, the international container carrier focused on trade to and from Africa, West and Central Asia, will relocate its head office to Cape Town, South Africa.  Safmarine was established in South Africa in 1946 and was acquired by Maersk Line in 1999.  Since 2012, Safmarine's head office has been located in Copenhagen.  "Safmarine has a clear strategy and strong outlook.  And Africa is core to the Safmarine strategy.  Therefore it is an obvious choice to move Safmarine's head office to Cape Town in South Africa," says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Line.  


Significant gas discovery offshore Senegal
09 May 2016

SENEGAL:  Kosmos Energy has announced that its Teranga-1exploration well offshore Senegal has made a significant gas discovery.  Located in the Cayar Offshore Profond block approximately 65km north-west of Dakar in nearly 1,800m of water, the Teranga-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,485m.  The well encountered 31m of net gas pay in a good quality reservoir in the lower Cenomanian objective.  Well results confirm that a prolific inboard gas fairway extends approximately 200km from the Marsouin-1 well in Mauritania through the Greater Tortue area on the maritime boundary to the Teranga-1 in Senekal.


Two tugboats launched in Durban
06 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Two more of the nine powerful tugboats being built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) were launched today in Durban at Southern African Shipyards facilities in the port. Qunu and Cormorant form part of the TNPA’s R1.4 billion contract to renew their tug fleet.


SAMSA issues new Certificate for Seafarers
05 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Centre for Seafarers has launched a new Certificate for Seafarers to comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Merchant Shipping Regulations, 2013, as amended (the Regulations).  SAMSA plans to commence issuing the new certificates from 9 May 2016.


New transshipment service to Africa
04 May 2016

AFRICA:  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' (WWL) new RoRo connection to Africa will link major exporters in Asia, Oceania and North America with key ports in Central and West Africa.  WWL will ship the goods from Asia, North America and Oceania to either Zeebrugge or Antwerp in Europe, where they will be transshipped to WWL's partner's RoRo vessels servicing West and Central Africa.  WWL will provide the through bill of lading covering the cargo from the first port of load to the final port of discharge.


First oil production from Aje field
04 May 2016

NIGERIA: Panoro Energy ASA has announced that the first oil production from Aje Field offshore Lagos commenced yesterday. Subsea installation activities have been underway at Aje since January and were completed in early March ready for the hook-up to the Front Puffin FPSO. 


 

Changes at the helm of SAMSA
26 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Following the resignation of Tsietsi Mokhele on Tuesday, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed that Sobantu Tilayi has been appointed as the acting CEO.


Oceana Group sells chip business
26 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The Oceana Group has announced the sale of their Lamberts Bay Foods business to Famous Brands.  Lamberts Bay Foods was established in 1995 by Oceana as a social responsibility project to offset job losses resulting from the decline in fishing employment opportunities in the region, and has subsequently matured into a viable commercial operation.


NAMPORT seeks automation solution
11 May 2016

NAMIBIA: Namport is seeking a service provider to design, manufacture, deliver and commission an automation solution for the Port of Walvis Bay. The tender closes on 20 June 2016. 


Safmarine moves headquarters to South Africa
10 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  Safmarine, the international container carrier focused on trade to and from Africa, West and Central Asia, will relocate its head office to Cape Town, South Africa.  Safmarine was established in South Africa in 1946 and was acquired by Maersk Line in 1999.  Since 2012, Safmarine's head office has been located in Copenhagen.  "Safmarine has a clear strategy and strong outlook.  And Africa is core to the Safmarine strategy.  Therefore it is an obvious choice to move Safmarine's head office to Cape Town in South Africa," says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Line.  


Significant gas discovery offshore Senegal
09 May 2016

SENEGAL:  Kosmos Energy has announced that its Teranga-1exploration well offshore Senegal has made a significant gas discovery.  Located in the Cayar Offshore Profond block approximately 65km north-west of Dakar in nearly 1,800m of water, the Teranga-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 4,485m.  The well encountered 31m of net gas pay in a good quality reservoir in the lower Cenomanian objective.  Well results confirm that a prolific inboard gas fairway extends approximately 200km from the Marsouin-1 well in Mauritania through the Greater Tortue area on the maritime boundary to the Teranga-1 in Senekal.


Two tugboats launched in Durban
06 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA: Two more of the nine powerful tugboats being built for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) were launched today in Durban at Southern African Shipyards facilities in the port. Qunu and Cormorant form part of the TNPA’s R1.4 billion contract to renew their tug fleet.


SAMSA issues new Certificate for Seafarers
05 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:  The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Centre for Seafarers has launched a new Certificate for Seafarers to comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) and the Merchant Shipping Regulations, 2013, as amended (the Regulations).  SAMSA plans to commence issuing the new certificates from 9 May 2016.


New transshipment service to Africa
04 May 2016

AFRICA:  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' (WWL) new RoRo connection to Africa will link major exporters in Asia, Oceania and North America with key ports in Central and West Africa.  WWL will ship the goods from Asia, North America and Oceania to either Zeebrugge or Antwerp in Europe, where they will be transshipped to WWL's partner's RoRo vessels servicing West and Central Africa.  WWL will provide the through bill of lading covering the cargo from the first port of load to the final port of discharge.


First oil production from Aje field
04 May 2016

NIGERIA: Panoro Energy ASA has announced that the first oil production from Aje Field offshore Lagos commenced yesterday. Subsea installation activities have been underway at Aje since January and were completed in early March ready for the hook-up to the Front Puffin FPSO. 


 

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The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre PRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation funded purely on voluntary contributions. The PRC forms an essential part in the response process of dealing with worldwide piracy and armed robbery.


UPDATED 05 February 2015

Worldwide Incidents 2015: 
Total Incidents Worldwide: 14 reported incidents 

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The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre PRC) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation funded purely on voluntary contributions. The PRC forms an essential part in the response process of dealing with worldwide piracy and armed robbery.


UPDATED 05 February 2015

Worldwide Incidents 2015: 
Total Incidents Worldwide: 14 reported incidents 

For more information pleasecontact the IMB on +44 (0) 20 7423 6960


Twitter: Follow Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents on twitter via http://www.twitter.com/IMB_Piracy
 
 









 









 

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Learning about the legal framework of wreck removal
20/06/2016  The legal and operational aspects of wreck removal incidents are on the agenda at the "Wreck Removal Contracts and Operations Seminar" in London, UK.

Co-operation to enhance maritime security in west and central Africa
20/06/2016  Maritime security experts have met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to share expertise on how cooperation on maritime surveillance mornitoring and communication in the South Atlantic can benefit countries in west and central Africa.  

Together towards cleaner oceans
14/06/2016  IMO is contributing to a United Nations meeting covering marine debris, plastics and microplastics in New York.  Discussions are focused on information exchange between key players involved in the protection of the marine environment - in the context of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which establishes rules governing all uses of the ocean and their resources.  

Peru becomes 51st State to accede to Ballast Water Management Convention
10/06/2016  Peru has acceded to the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention), the IMO treaty designed to counter the threat of marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships' ballast water.

Promoting maritime security in west and central Africa
07/06/2016  Prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa is on the agenda at a meeting of the G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea in Lisbon, Portugal (6-7 June).  The meeting is focusing on implementation of the Code of Conduct, which was signed by governments in the region in 2013 to enhance cooperation to counter piracy and armed robbery at sea.

 

 

 

 

Learning about the legal framework of wreck removal
20/06/2016  The legal and operational aspects of wreck removal incidents are on the agenda at the "Wreck Removal Contracts and Operations Seminar" in London, UK.

Co-operation to enhance maritime security in west and central Africa
20/06/2016  Maritime security experts have met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to share expertise on how cooperation on maritime surveillance mornitoring and communication in the South Atlantic can benefit countries in west and central Africa.  

Together towards cleaner oceans
14/06/2016  IMO is contributing to a United Nations meeting covering marine debris, plastics and microplastics in New York.  Discussions are focused on information exchange between key players involved in the protection of the marine environment - in the context of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which establishes rules governing all uses of the ocean and their resources.  

Peru becomes 51st State to accede to Ballast Water Management Convention
10/06/2016  Peru has acceded to the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM Convention), the IMO treaty designed to counter the threat of marine ecosystems by potentially invasive species transported in ships' ballast water.

Promoting maritime security in west and central Africa
07/06/2016  Prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa is on the agenda at a meeting of the G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea in Lisbon, Portugal (6-7 June).  The meeting is focusing on implementation of the Code of Conduct, which was signed by governments in the region in 2013 to enhance cooperation to counter piracy and armed robbery at sea.

 

 

 

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