Samsa head resigns suddenly

2016-05-24 18:01

The executive head of the SA Maritime Safety Authority has resigned with immediate effect, reports Netwerk24.

Police take over search for woman missing from yacht

2015-06-20 17:17

Police Search and Rescue have taken over the search operation for a 58-year-old woman reported to have gone missing from a yacht six nautical miles off-shore of the Tugela River mouth in KwaZulu-Natal.

4 000 penguins threatened after diesel spill

2014-02-28 12:14

A fishing trawler that spilled 10 000 liters of diesel after it collided with rocks near the Stony Point Penguin colony has placed the lives of 4 000 penguins in jeopardy.

Richards Bay wreck cleaned

2013-09-03 23:14

Environment-damaging fuels have been all but removed from a bulk carrier which has run aground off Richards Bay harbour.

MPs blast fisheries dept

2013-08-15 18:11

Fisheries department officials have been criticised again for a delay in ensuring the country's research and patrol vessels take to the seas.

Stormy seas hamper ship refloating

2013-08-15 07:28

Stormy seas and tides are complicating efforts to refloat a stranded cargo ship off the southern Cape coast from which oil has already spilled.

Oil pollution bills delayed

2013-08-14 14:55

An "oversight" by the department of transport has seen MPs delay processing draft legislation aimed at making South Africa a full member of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund.

Oil to be flown off stricken Cape ship

2013-08-14 10:12

Marine salvors plan to remove oil from the leaking cargo ship Kiani Satu by air, the SA Maritime Safety Authority has said.

Samsa to inspect stricken ship

2013-08-09 14:40

A joint operations committee is meeting to decide the next course of action after a cargo ship ran aground off the Knysna coast, the SA Maritime Safety Authority says.

Samsa: Culture of silence over pollution

2013-07-16 14:30

Foreign shipping vessels witness pollution on South Africa's coastline, but are reluctant to report it because of a culture of silence, Samsa has said.


Fishermen's bodies to be identified

2015-09-30 20:13

Arrangements are being made for loved ones to identify the remains of the fishermen who died when a fishing trawler overturned off Cape Town, the Viking Fishing Company has confirmed.

SA catamaran crew overdue

2015-03-02 22:05

A South African catamaran crew on a voyage to Thailand have not been heard from in a month and a half.

Cape estuary free of oil - SANParks

2013-09-09 19:29

SANParks says the oil from the cargo ship, which ran aground off Buffels Bay near Knysna a month ago, did not enter the Swartvlei Estuary.

Kiani Satu oil leak stops

2013-08-15 19:44

The oil has stopped leaking from the cargo ship Kiani Satu, stranded near Knysna in the Western Cape.

Fuel being pumped out of ship

2013-08-15 12:45

Fuel oil is still being pumped from the engine room of the leaking cargo ship Kiani Satu to higher parts of the vessel.

Punish sea polluters - Parliament

2013-08-14 20:05

A parliamentary committee has urged harsher penalties for those polluting the sea.

Sea polluters must be punished - committee

2013-08-14 12:01

A parliamentary committee has urged harsher penalties for those polluting the sea.

Samsa plans to move stricken Cape ship

2013-08-12 14:00

The South African Maritime Safety Authority plans to move a stricken ship that ran aground off the southern Cape coast.

Samsa urges ships to patrol SA waters

2013-07-23 10:25

South Africa is in dire need of ships and aeroplanes to combat poaching in waters off the coast, the South African Maritime Safety Authority has said.

SA transport change 'urgent'

2013-07-15 10:01

South Africa has to urgently integrate its transportation networks in order to maximise the roads infrastructure, the department of transport has said.

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