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Mega cattle vessel departs for Iraq

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 22 February 2024
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime
Conditions have still not improved aboard the Al Kuwait vessel that docked at Cape Town Harbour on Sunday to load animal feed for the 19 000 cattle it is transporting, the National Council of SPCAs said yesterday.

Lady R didn't load SA weapons, probe finds

By Daily News Published on Monday, 07 August 2023
Tags: #Administrative Law #Admiralty & Maritime
The Lady R did not load South African weapons or ammunition when it called at the Simon’s Town Naval Base in December.

SCA reduces R5m salvage reward

By Daily News Published on Friday, 21 July 2023
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime #Litigation
A Simon’s Town boat charter that towed a robotic submarine owned by mining firm De Beers back to safety after it ran aground, has had its R5.5m salvage reward from the High Court reduced to just R80 000 by the SCA.

Danish cargo ship’s fuel load seized in Gqeberha

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 29 June 2023
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime #Litigation
What was meant to be a quick pit stop turned into a three-day international nightmare for those on board a foreign cargo vessel as SA sheriffs pitched up at the Port Elizabeth Harbour to seize bunkers of fuel in a bid to recover about R15m.

Lady R fiasco shows incompetence or cover-up

By Daily News Published on Monday, 22 May 2023
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime #General Legal Practice #International Law
Despite the high-profile reporting on the Lady R docking at Simon’s Town Naval Base and – in the dead of night – cargo being loaded on and off, President Cyril Ramaphosa would have us believe that he has no idea what was loaded – so much so that he has asked a retired judge to investigate.

DA wants answers over Russian vessel's docking

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime
DA MP Kobus Marais has stressed that questions surrounding a mysterious Russian vessel that docked at Simon's Town naval base must be answered, reports EWN.

Sanctioned Russian vessel docks in Simon's Town

By Daily News Published on Thursday, 08 December 2022
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime
Simon's Town residents yesterday morning witnessed an unusual sight – a Russian cargo ship by the name of Lady R docked in the navy shipyard.

Mayor moves to block Russian mega yacht

By Daily News Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Tags: #Administrative Law #Admiralty & Maritime
Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis is moving to block a sanctioned R9bn superyacht – owned by Russian businessman Alexey Mordashov – from docking in the Mother City.

SA seeks return of shipwrecked silver

By Daily News Published on Monday, 03 October 2022
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime #Litigation
For almost 72 years, 2 391 bars of silver lay undisturbed in the hull of a torpedoed ship at the bottom of the Indian Ocean.

Ports authority has been acting illegally

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime #Litigation
The National Ports Authority has been running the country’s eight commercial ports unlawfully for 15 years and every contract it has signed since 2006 is open to challenge, the Ports Regulator has found. According to Rapport, the regulator and government actively tried to hide the ruling made in 2016, but were forced to reveal it during a court challenge.

Alleged flaws in Robben Island ferry operation revealed

By Daily News Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Tags: #Admiralty & Maritime
A preliminary report into the partial sinking of a chartered Robben Island ferry in September, has revealed several shortcomings in the operation of the vessel. News24, quoting from the report by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa), said the allegations included none of the operators of the ferry, Thandi, considered the weather conditions of the day, or holding a safety briefing before leaving the island.

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