Race on to save endangered sea birds covered in oil near Port Elizabeth

2019-07-10 14:53

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds is frantically rescuing oil-covered sea birds near Port Elizabeth.

Samsa whistle-blowers ask minister to intervene

2017-07-30 05:54

Disgruntled SA Maritime Safety Authority employees have asked for Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi’s intervention in ending “arbitrary” salary increases and a jobs-for-pals scandal at the parastatal.

Skipper's body found after vessel capsizes

2017-02-05 22:06

The body of a skipper has been found on board the service launch Troupant which capsized near the Table Bay Port, Samsa has confirmed.

Samsa will probe fishing vessel fire as soon as it is safe

2016-11-04 18:03

Officials will probe the cause of a fire on a fishing trawler in the Cape Town harbour as soon as it is safe to go on board, says the SA Maritime Safety Authority.

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.

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.


14 containers offloaded from arrested Russian ship

2018-08-27 16:45

Authorities discovered explosive goods aboard the vessel last Sunday while conducting operations at the port.

Container ship carrying hazardous cargo on fire in Algoa Bay

2017-02-13 22:30

Efforts are being made to extinguish a fire in the hold of a container ship carrying hazardous cargo currently docked at the Port of Ngqura.

Cause of Hartbeespoort Dam party boat tragedy still not clear

2016-11-20 11:00

The SA Maritime Safety Authority says it has launched an initial investigation into the cause of a fire on board a party boat at Hartbeespoort Dam which left four people dead.

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.

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.

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.

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