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  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Greek bulk carrier Antaios, which suffered both fire and water flooding damage in its engine room, is currently under tow off Cape Town, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). The 27,776 dwt bulker, loaded with maize, ran into trouble some 860 nautical miles west of Cape Town on December 3 while it was on […]

  • 29 January 2018

    A deputy sheriff of the court fell into the water while trying to board an anchored Liberian bulker.

  • 24 April 2020
    Vessels

    The Panama-flagged bulk carrier Top Grace, which was detained in South Africa last month after it was found that its crew threw overboard two stowaways has been released, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). The captain and the crew of the ship have pleaded guilty before the Durban Magistrates Court to the attempted […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities & Government, Vessels

    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is working with South African Police Services on an investigation into an alleged throwing overboard of two stowaways by the crew of a foreign cargo vessel off South Africa. SAMSA said that the two men from Tanzania, believed to be stowaways, had reportedly been forcibly removed from a […]

  • 2 October 2015

    South Africa has welcomed the first cargo ship to be registered under the country’s flag, the Cape Orchid, owned by Vuka Marine, a South African joint venture company between Via Maritime Holdings and Japanese firm K-Line. The Cape Orchid is the first merchant vessel to have been added to the South African register since 1985 and the […]

  • 2 October 2015

    South Africa has welcomed the first cargo ship to be registered under the country’s flag, the Cape Orchid, owned by Vuka Marine, a South African joint venture company between Via Maritime Holdings and Japanese firm K-Line. The Cape Orchid is the first merchant vessel to have been added to the South African register since 1985 and the […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 4,900 dwt general cargo vessel BBC Shanghai encountered engine troubles while it was sailing south of Port St Johns on March 15, according to South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). The authority initiated rescue efforts to assist the 2001-built vessel and at midnight the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) kept the ship’s situation under a close watch, while […]

  • 22 July 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Safety, Vessels

    The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has released from detention MSC Palak, a 9,411 TEU containership that lost more than 20 containers overboard in Algoa Bay last week.

  • 16 July 2020
    Equipment, Infrastructure, Safety, Vessels

    Earlier this week, a containership operated by Swiss shipping major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) lost more than 20 containers overboard during a stormy weather in Algoa Bay near the city of Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) said.

  • 15 February 2019

    SAMSA: Six people have lost their lives in a vessel fire at the Port of Durban.

  • 7 August 2006

    THE doomed Safmarine Agulhas has finally snapped in two on the western breakwater of the East London harbour. South African Maritime Safety Association (Samsa) spokesperson Captain Peter Kroon said the 17000-ton ship

  • 28 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    IMO to withdraw the list of previously affected countries that were to be removed from the STCW White List.

  • 13 February 2017

    A Liberian flagged cargo vessel identified as APL Austria has suffered a major fire offshore South Africa, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) said on Monday. The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon while the containership with 21 crew onboard was 30 nautical miles South-West of Cape St Francis – some 50-70 kilometers west of […]

  • 15 February 2017

    The South African Maritime Authority (SAMSA) has released photos from the fire-stricken boxship APL Austria showing the firefighting operations and scorched containers from the ship. According to SAMSA, fires in the lower hold No4 of the ship have been extinguished except for two containers in the cargo holding area that had been packed with candles and […]

  • 13 August 2018

    A containership operated by MSC loses a number of containers off Durban.

  • 20 February 2017

    A fire that broke out on board a Korean fishing vessel at the port of Cape Town on February 18 has been put under control, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). “The fire is under control, but has spread to the back (aft) of the vessel. The City of Cape Town Fire Services […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The general cargo ship BBC Shanghai arrived at the port of East London’s dock earlier today after it suffered an engine breakdown off the eastern coast of South Africa, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). Following the issue, which occurred on March 15, the vessel was at risk of aground off the coast of […]

  • 2 February 2018

    SAMSA has prohibited nighttime ops involving the transfer of personnel/crew between ships in Algoa Bay.

  • 26 December 2019

    SAMSA is disappointed with the slow growth of the South African Ship Registry.

  • 3 June 2020
    Vessels

    The stricken Chinese-flagged crude oil tanker Yua Hua Hu has arrived in the Port of Durban, where it is moored, based on the latest information from the Marine Traffic. The ship was towed a week after experiencing problems while sailing through South Africa’s Wild Coast on the Indian Ocean, reportedly on its way from Singapore […]

  • 11 October 2017

    The giant boxship MSC Ines which got grounded on Tuesday due to heavy weather in the entrance of the Port of Durban has been refloated, Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) informed. The heavy weather has seen winds reach the strength of up to 50 knots South Westerly at peak in places, and heavy rain causing flash floods. Five […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    South Africa: IMO’s intentions to delist over 80 countries from its STCW Whitelist raise concerns.