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South Africa extends seafarers’ certificate expiration date

Concerning seafarers’ repatriation and crew change issues that arose, the South African Safety Authority (SAMSA) extended the expiration of seafarers certificates by no less than six months from June 2020 to 31 December 2020 or such other period as may be necessary and allowed.

South Africa: Ports remain open despite lockdown

Following official consultations, South Africa’s Department of Transport has announced relaxation of some of the strict restrictions on maritime sector activities brought in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly around the country’s ports.

South Africa’s approach to 2020 sulphur cap

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) issued a Marine Notice concerning the ships’ compliance with IMO Sulphur Cap 2020. SAMSA requires that all ships must provide information over their compliance with the environmental regulations through a revised MRCC Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN) report.

SAMSA disappointed on lack of rapid development

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) expressed its disappointment concerning the slow development of the South African Ship Registry, commenting that it is due to partly lack of common vision and understanding among state entities.

UK, SAMSA partner to fight deaths of fishermen

The reduction and prevention of deaths of fishermen along South Africa’s coastal area is among key priorities of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). Now, efforts towards this goal are beginning to pay off, due to strategic partnerships domestically and abroad.

S. Africa highlights possibilities for job creation in maritime

South Africa’s Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, during his stay in Colombia for this year’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event 2019, highlighted the high potential for job creation in the country’s maritime sector. In South Africa, part of the reason for the country’s delegation’s attendance of the IMO event is because next year, South Africa will for the first time be the host of the conference.

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