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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.

Samsa barely afloat - DA

2013-05-08 22:01

The SA Maritime Safety Authority remains able to deal with pollution threats to the South African coastline, despite being without the patrol vessels it would normally call on to help.

Samsa on standby to rescue Fiennes

2013-02-25 20:31

Rescue authorities including Samsa are preparing to evacuate explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes from Antarctica where frostbite has cut short his Coldest Journey dream.

SA Agulhas on maiden training mission

2012-11-02 11:20

The research vessel SA Agulhas, repurposed as a dedicated training vessel has left Cape Town with its first batch of cadets.

MEC blames govt for boat accidents

2012-10-25 18:16

National government's gross negligence of the country's harbours causes boat accidents, Western Cape MEC for transport Robin Carlisle says.

Flooding caused Hout Bay boat accident

2012-10-24 18:32

Flooding caused a Hout Bay boat accident that claimed the lives of two people, the SA Maritime Safety Authority says.

Clifton trawler: Captain was snoozing

2012-10-16 22:29

Poor seamanship and a snoozing captain contributed to a Japanese fishing vessel running aground on Cape Town's Clifton Beach.

Cape Town to remove carrier wreck

2012-09-10 10:26

The wreck of the Seli 1 in Table Bay, Cape Town, will be removed before next winter and is expected to cost about R40m to get rid of.

Hazmat team inspects beached containers

2012-07-19 18:29

The containers which washed ashore near St Francis Bay have been inspected and checked by a hazardous materials team after coastal residents were warned to steer clear because of potential dangers.

Minister: SA maritime turnaround needed

2012-07-04 16:12

South Africa's maritime industry needs to be turned around and taken to greater heights, Transport Minister Ben Martins has said.

SA unable to act against oil-slick ship

2012-06-08 20:10

A South African coastguard aircraft has spotted and photographed a foreign container ship trailing a long oil slick off the Eastern Cape coast.

2nd towing attempt on Cape Town shipwreck

2012-05-18 13:22

Towing operations on the Japanese fishing vessel will resume at high tide, the South African Maritime Safety Association has said.

Cable snaps on Cape Town shipwreck

2012-05-15 14:25

Towing operations on the stricken Japanese long-line fishing vessel stranded at Clifton has been suspended after the cable snapped.

Crew rescued from stricken trawler

2012-05-12 16:22

The crew members of a 50m fishing trawler that ran aground at First Beach in Clifton, Cape Town, have been rescued, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Cape Town oil spill clean-up complete

2011-09-05 20:29

The cleaning of Bloubergstrand in Cape Town has been completed after oil stopped spilling from the stranded Seli 1 vessel, the city says.

Tanker still stranded near Durban

2011-07-27 18:45

Engineers are still attempting to tow a tanker, which ran aground north of Durban, out to sea as it emerged that it suffered engine failure three weeks ago.

Ships tracked in and out of SA

2011-06-02 22:05

SA maritime authorities are hampered by a lack of monitoring systems, including aircraft and ships.

Satellite to monitor SA waters

2011-03-09 08:30

A sophisticated navigation satellite system has been installed to improve maritime safety, including helping to combat piracy at sea.

 

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.

Cape Town shipwreck blown up

2013-03-12 09:50

The wreck of the Turkish vessel Seli 1 has been blown up as part of a plan to get rid of the unsightly debris off a Cape Town beach, according to reports.

SA Agulhas sets sail for home

2013-02-11 17:34

The Samsa polar training vessel the Agulhas is steaming home from Antarctica, having dropped members of The Coldest Journey expedition on the edge of the frozen continent.

Stop cowboy boat operators, DA urges

2012-10-25 22:38

The SA Maritime Safety Authority's report on the recent Hout Bay boat accident serves as a warning to illegal operators, the DA says.

Samsa: Hout Bay boat accident avoidable

2012-10-25 10:03

There were eight causes for the Hout Bay boat accident in which two people died and seven were the direct result of negligence or inexperience, the SA Maritime Safety Authority has found.

We know why boat capsized - Samsa

2012-10-17 08:40

Maritime officials at the SA Maritime Safety Authority believe they know why the Miroshga charter boat capsized near Hout Bay last weekend.

Cause of boat accident still unknown

2012-10-16 20:21

It will take a bit of time before the cause of the charter boat accident in Hout Bay is revealed, Western Cape Tourism MEC Alan Winde says.

Hazmat team declares beached tanks safe

2012-07-31 18:34

The tanks which washed ashore near St Francis Bay, thought to possibly contain hazardous materials, have been found to be empty and are safe.

Hazardous containers adrift near PE

2012-07-17 22:12

A huge cylinder measuring 6m and with a diameter of 2m, has washed ashore near St Francis Bay and two more are adrift.

SA Agulhas takes on new role

2012-07-04 14:00

The original SA Agulhas has left Cape Town on a maiden voyage in the second role for the 30 year old research vessel.

Cape Town 'ecstatic' stranded ship removed

2012-05-18 17:42

The City of Cape Town is "exceptionally pleased" that the 50m Japanese fishing vessel that ran aground off First Beach in Clifton has been removed.

Japan govt: Trawler owners must co-operate

2012-05-18 07:17

The Japanese embassy is concerned about a fishing trawler that ran aground off a Cape Town beach and says its government has urged the vessel’s owner to co-operate with South African authorities.

Authorities escalate Clifton salvage

2012-05-14 22:15

Attempts to pull a stricken Japanese trawler from the shore at Clifton First Beach have been escalated to a national issue after previous salvage attempts failed.

South Africans saved from sinking yacht

2011-11-04 09:32

Five South Africans were rescued when their sailboat sank off the coast of Mozambique.

Stranded tanker set to be sold

2011-07-28 13:04

The SA Maritime Safety Authority says its attempts to communicate with the Indian owners of the Phoenix have been fruitless, and it has been granted permission to seize and sell the stranded vessel.

Samsa: Marine poaching a problem

2011-06-06 22:28

Poaching in South African waters remains a problem despite the extension of the country's capability to monitor ships via satellite, Samsa has said.

Sister vessel of sunken boat arrives in CT

2011-05-09 20:08

The sister vessel of a Taiwanese fishing boat that exploded and sank in the South Atlantic ocean has arrived in the Cape Town harbour with some of the survivors and the bodies of those who died.

Party boat overloaded, had leak

2010-11-26 14:32

The double-decker leisure boat that sank at Witbank dam, killing six people, was overloaded, not properly licensed and had a leak, an investigation has revealed.

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