All fisheries dept vessels finally back at sea

2016-07-29 12:04

It took nearly four years, but all six fisheries department vessels are back at sea, patrolling and researching.

Twelve missing after boat capsizes off Indonesia

2016-06-27 14:19

Twelve people are missing after a boat capsized in stormy weather off Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said.

Tons of squid, fish found on 3 captured Chinese vessels

2016-05-23 18:03

About 600 tons of squid and other fish species have been confiscated after the capture of three foreign fishing vessels.

Beached 'ghost ship' under guard in Liberia surfer paradise

2016-05-14 07:15

When an empty oil tanker drifted onto a Liberian beach, it disturbed golden shores usually troubled only by baby crabs, and raised rumours of everything from an Islamist invasion to a ghost crew.

Malaysia says four missing at sea found on trespassing Vietnam trawler

2016-05-13 09:06

Four people, including three foreigners, who turned up after disappearing for more than a week in the South China Sea have been found by chance aboard a trespassing Vietnamese trawler, Malaysia's coast guard say.

Robot ship takes to the seas

2016-05-03 17:17

The Pentagon is showing off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 40m ship able to travel up to 10 000 nautical miles on its own.

Nigeria pirates kidnap Egyptian, Filipino

2016-04-14 17:09

Pirates have attacked a cargo vessel off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped two crew members, a maritime expert has confirmed.

Cape fishing trip turns into rescue mission

2016-04-09 19:44

A group of paddlers in distress have been rescued after the Simonstown National Sea Rescue Institute station commander spotted them while he was fishing.

Argentine coast guard sinks Chinese fishing boat

2016-03-16 09:25

Argentina's coast guard have sunk a Chinese fishing boat that attacked when authorities tried to stop it for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, officials say.

Boost for SA, Benin maritime project

2016-02-11 15:41

Transnet Port Terminals is extending its footprint beyond the borders of SA with a team that has taken occupation at the Port of Cotonou in Benin, West Africa.


Whale freed after three hour operation in Jeffreys Bay

2016-07-06 12:07

A whale entangled in fishing rope lines and floatation buoys was freed following a three-hour operation in Lower Point, Jeffreys Bay.

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.

3 Chinese fishing trawlers escorted to East London harbour

2016-05-23 09:18

Three Chinese fishing trawlers suspected of illegal activity have been docked at the East London Harbour following a joint operation by the navy and fisheries department.

Suspicious vessels at sea raise concern

2016-05-13 22:01

Nine suspicious vessels that are suspected of illegal fishing have been spotted around Durban, Port St Johns and Cape Recife this week.

Malaysia searches for foreigners missing in seas off Borneo

2016-05-04 15:59

Malaysian authorities are searching for three foreigners who went missing in waters near the Philippines where a spate of recent kidnappings have taken place, a coast guard official says.

Taiwan fishermen protest Japan's seizure of boat

2016-04-27 14:47

Scores of Taiwanese fishermen have protested outside Japan's representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard.

US says Russian planes buzzed Navy ship in Baltic Sea

2016-04-13 23:14

The US says Russian planes buzzed a Navy ship in the Baltic Sea, and didn't respond to radio contact.

Oil spill response in northern Taiwan hampered by bad weather

2016-03-26 21:25

A salvage operation to drain the tank of a grounded cargo vessel leaking oil off the coast of northern Taiwan might be carried out if the weather cooperates, environmental officials say.

Nigerian Navy rescues second hijacked ship in a week

2016-02-24 23:24

The Nigerian Navy says it has rescued a hijacked offshore oil supply ship but that pirates escaped with 2 crew members from Russia and Nigeria.

Five foreigners held ransom by Nigerian militants

2016-02-04 17:45

Niger Delta militants are holding five foreigners ransom after hijacking a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria.

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