Prospecting rights to mine seabed phosphate alarms marine experts

2017-11-08 13:07

Prospecting rights over huge areas of South Africa’s continental shelf have been granted to three companies searching for phosphate, writes Don Pinnock.

US warship collides with tanker near Singapore; 10 missing

2017-08-21 05:37

A US Navy guided-missile destroyer has collided with a tanker in waters east of Singapore, with at least 10 sailors missing

Women make strides in maritime industry

2017-08-09 19:30

Women have been instrumental in driving initiatives nationally in the maritime industry, with several females leading pivotal roles and serving as harbor masters at major ports around South Africa.

Organisms turn Istanbul shores turquoise

2017-06-15 17:13

The waters around Istanbul have turned a striking shade of turquoise, but an environmental engineer says it's quite normal.

Man swims to shore, hikes, finds phone to save dad in ocean

2017-04-27 21:01

When a boat capsized off Richards Bay on Thursday morning, a man did not hesitate to spring into action to save his dad hanging onto the upturned hull.

German tourist, 58, missing in Cape St Francis

2017-03-30 22:38

A National Sea Rescue Institute rescue team has been unable to find a 58-year-old German tourist believed to have been swept out to sea.

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

2017-03-27 07:17

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters.

SS Mendi victims loved peace and justice - Zuma

2017-02-21 19:11

The more than 600 black men killed when the SS Mendi sank, died believing their contribution to World War I would lead to the better treatment of black people in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has said.

PE museum to remember 607 victims of SS Mendi

2017-02-18 08:45

An exhibition honouring the 607 black soldiers who died on SS Mendi in 1917 will open at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, PE.

African Union should do more to prevent marine piracy - expert

2017-01-11 12:13

The African Union should play a bigger role to ensure the safekeeping of crew members and cargo ships in African waters, says the Marine Crew Services.


Women lost months at sea credit dogs for keeping spirits up

2017-10-28 09:21

A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women and went downhill from there.

Paving her way through maritime industry

2017-08-16 19:50

With the maritime industry formerly male dominated, women have to work hard to prove that they can head up pivotal positions in the industry, says a harbour master.

Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

2017-06-18 16:16

A Polynesian voyaging canoe has returned to Hawaii after a three-year journey around the world guided only by nature.

Fighting pollution key to unlocking SA ocean wealth

2017-05-16 07:51

The maritime industry is one of the largest environmental polliuters, but also offers an opportunity for innovations which are being implemented by some corporates.

#Samic2017: SA needs to unlock maritime industry

2017-04-06 18:58

There is a lot of work to be done to whip the South African maritime industry into shape, according to a conference by South African Maritime Industry.

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

2017-03-27 07:18

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters.

Norway fines French Arctic adventurer

2017-03-21 21:37

A Norwegian court has slapped a fine on the leader of a French maritime expedition in the Arctic for violating the regulations of the Svalbard archipelago.

SA to honour more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

2017-02-21 06:42

President Jacob Zuma is to lay a wreath in Durban in honour of the mostly black troops who died when the SS Mendi sank in the English channel during World War I, while a navy vessel carrying descendants will hold a ceremony in waters over the wreck.

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.

Robben Island ferry rescues 3 fishermen

2017-01-09 16:10

Three fishermen have been rescued by a Robben Island ferry after their fishing ski-boat capsized near the iconic island, the NSRI says.

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