Ten crew members rescued from sunken fishing vessel in West Coast

Ten crew members rescued from sunken fishing vessel in West Coast

Ten crew members rescued from sunken fishing vessel in West Coast. SAMSA launches an investigation into the incident. The South African Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed the sinking of a fishing vessel off the …
Feb 19, 2019 /  All
SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

SAMSA launches a probe into deadly vessel fire at port of Durban

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has confirmed launch of an investigation into the incident of a vessel that caught on fire in Durban on Thursday and in which there were several casualties. SAMSA …
Feb 15, 2019 /  Vessels
Major storm hits Durban and causes chaos with shipping at the port; Vessels break loose (Video)  

Major storm hits Durban and causes chaos with shipping at the port; Vessels break loose (Video)  

The horrible wet and stormy weather that hit the port city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday resulting in a massive flooding in parts of the city and causing chaos with shipping at the port, will continue to be …
Oct 11, 2017 /  Accidents
Rescue efforts scrambled for stricken BBC Shanghai off Port St Johns

Rescue efforts scrambled for stricken BBC Shanghai off Port St Johns

Rescue efforts have been launched by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) to assist retrieve a foreign vessel that was reportedly in distress off the eastern …
Mar 17, 2017 /  Vessels
Firefighters battle blaze on board container ship APL Austria in Port Elizabeth (Video)

Firefighters battle blaze on board container ship APL Austria in Port Elizabeth (Video)

The cause of a major blaze on board the APL Austria, a Liberian flagged cargo vessel now docked at Ngqura harbour, some 30km east of Port Elizabeth, may take time to determine; the South African Maritime Safety Authority …
Feb 14, 2017 /  Accidents
The crew of stricken Greek vessel Antaios safe in Cape Town; Bulk carrier salvage underway

The crew of stricken Greek vessel Antaios safe in Cape Town; Bulk carrier salvage underway

All 19 crew members of a Greek bulk carrier, the ANTAIOS, that suffered grief on the Atlantic Ocean at the weekend have been safely evacuated and are currently in Cape Town, the South African Maritime Safety Authority …
Dec 8, 2016 /  Accidents
Bangladeshi man found locked in container at Vizag port

Bangladeshi man found locked in container at Vizag port

In a shocking incident, a Bangladeshi national was found locked in a container that reached the port in Visakhapatnam after 12 days, local police said on Friday. Md R Hussain (26), a resident of Vikrampur village …
Oct 24, 2016 /  Curious
South Africa Detains Chinese vessel suspected of illegally fishing; Eight other fled

South Africa Detains Chinese vessel suspected of illegally fishing; Eight other fled

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is investigating a Chinese fishing vessel seized by authorities after it and eight others were suspected of illegally fishing in South African waters. SAMSA officials …
May 19, 2016 /  Vessels