ON THE COVER

 FEBRUARY 2018

Cutting the ribbon:

The opening of the Ghana Marine Training Centre marked an important milestone in the development of offshore marine services for the Ghanaian oil and gas industry. Established by Swire Adonai Services (SAS), a joint venture between Adonai Shipping and Swire Pacific Operations, the centre was first conceptualised in 2015.

 

 
 
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Contents

 

FROM THE BRIDGE:

18 QUESTIONS FOR 2018:  What are the questions we should be asking in 2018?


COLUMNS:

THROUGH THE LENS:  Claire Attwood speaks to the fishing industry to see how they are preparing for Day Zero.  The costs are high, but without supplementing their water supply, some fish processing plants could face a complete shut-down resulting in massive job losses.  

AT THE END OF THE LINE:  Mark Botha discusses the impact of allocating a West Coast Rock Lobster TAC to the small scale fishers.

MARITIME MEMORIES: Brian Ingpen interviews Captain Simon Pearson about his passion for training and mentoring young people in the industry.


FEATURES: 

MARITIME TRAINING:

  • Local marine safety and DP training facility launched in Ghana
  • Training series initiated amongst small scale cooperatives
  • Harnessing maritime opportunities through education and training
  • US students learn from South African maritime sector
  • Marine engineering up and running at NMU
  • Joining hands to train and mentor young adults
  • Offering a gateway to the maritime industry for the African continent
  • A burgeoning new maritime campus in Cape Town
  • Connecting the classroom to the real world
  • A commitment to developing human capital
  • Is a minimum standard approach acceptable in fire fighting?
  • Providing practical experience to Namibian maritime trainees
  • Promoting maritime education in Kenya
  • Pursuing a maritime training destiny
  • Dedicated to training
  • Endorsed training for the maritime industry
  • A perfect fit for maritime training of our youth

MARITIME ELECTRONICS

  • African ports must harness technology
  • Giants form JV blockchain for global trade
  • Ghana moves towards e-navigation
  • Pole-to-Pole connectivity promised with next generation broadband
  • Using technology to keep track of training
  • Terminal operator to drive digital transformation

MARITIME NEWS:

AFRICAN NEWS

  • Morocco takes delivery of world's largest container cranes
  • Cylinder exchange programme
  • Two helicopters for South African ports
  • Boarding ships at anchorage
  • Construction of new plough tug underway
  • Patrol vessel for offshore support
  • Reviewing hake fishery management
  • Massive project to develop Ethiopia's fishing sector
  • A vision for growth into Africa
  • Shipping JV approved
  • Mauritius seeks to strengthen bunkering sector

OFFSHORE NEWS

  • African E&P updates
  • Mauritius and Seychelles to explore options in offshore oil and gas sector
  • FPSO arrives in Nigeria

PEOPLE AND EVENTS

NEWS:  

  • Appointments
  • Transnet takes top honours at global ports forum
  • Grade 12 maritime textbook launched
  • Partnering for educational development
  • It's farewell to an iconic shipping service
  • TS Tiburon assist disabled fishers in Durban
  • Sea Harvest rewards surfers

GREEN MARINE

NEWS AND UPDATES  

  • Fisheries management is key for job creation and sustainable growth
  • Three year campaign launched in Davos to save the plight of the ocean
  • Straws suck!
  • Inspired by the joy of new discoveries
  • Greenpeace fights for ocean sanctuary
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EDITOR: Colleen Jacka


Read Colleen's maritime blog at www.maritimematters.net


 

APPLAUD:

 Xtreme Projects is campaigning to place skips that encourage people visiting the beach in Port Elizabeth to collect litter on the beach and dispose of it according to recycling categories.

KEELHAULED:

Those involved within the SAMSA Board and in the Department of Transport that continue to delay the appointment of a permanent CEO for the Authority.