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Press Release: MRCC coordinates rescue of sinking fishing vessel, saving all

Dear Media Colleague The lives of 22 crew from a distressed fishing vessel were saved this morning – minutes later their boat sank. SAMSA’s MRCC coordinated the rescue efforts near Danger Point off the Cape South Coast. For interviews and queries please contact Farhana Ismail on 0827876987/farhana@fbicommunications.com Attention: Maritime Reporters/ News Editors/ Transport Reporters  Cape Town,…

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Press Release: Indonesian Sailor airlifted to safety off Cape Town

Attention All Editors/Maritime Reporters INDONESIAN SAILOR AIRLIFTED TO SAFETY OFF CAPE TOWN Cape Town, South Africa, November 28, 2017: An ill crew member of a bulk carrier was airlifted to safety amid strong winds off Cape Town early today The South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) was informed by the Master…

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Press Release: Thandi ferry investigation completed

Press Release Attention: All News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA completes Thandi accident Cape Town, South Africa: November 27, 2017: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has completed a preliminary enquiry on the passenger vessel Thandi which encountered bad weather on its way back from Robben Island two months ago. On the afternoon of the 15th…

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Press Release: SA Agulhas sets sail to the Antarctica

SA Agulhas sets sail to the Antarctica Dear Media Colleagues The SA Agulhas sets sail to the Antarctica today. Yesterday, they carried out various drills, see pics enclosed of wearing ice suits, and emergency gear under two minutes. Please see enclosed briefing note for media. Briefing for Editors/Maritime Reporters/News Desk SA Agulhas sets sail to…

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Agulhas send-off/ meet and greet crew and cadets

Press Release and Invite – Agulhas sets off to Antarctica with new cadets and international research team Media Release and Invitation Attention: All News Editors/Maritime Reporters Young crew and international scientists set sail to Antarctica on board Agulhas Cape Town, South Africa, November 22, 2017: Members of the media are invited to the send-off of…

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Four sailors rescued off Mozambique coast

Attention All Editors/Maritime Reporters FOUR SAILORS RESCUED OFF MOZAMBIQUE COAST Cape Town, South Africa, November 16, 2017: Four South African sailors were rescued off the coast of Mozambique early today (November 16, 2017) after the yacht Kinda Magic released a distress signal. The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Cape Town was notified at about 6.50am…

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SAMSA monitors plastic pollution mop up

Media Update Attention: All News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA monitors plastic pollution mop up October 30, 2017: South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) have been working around the clock monitoring mop up operations carried out by independent service provider Drizit Environmental, cleaning beaches and shorelines from Richards Bay to Umkomaas. SAMSA, working with Transnet National Ports…

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SAMSA acts on harbour spillage

In the past two weeks SAMSA has been coordinating the mop up in the aftermath of the October 10th natural disaster storm. Please find enclosed Press Release Attention: News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA acts on harbour spillage October 27, 2017: Durban, South Africa: The South African South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has issued a directive…

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FBI team on hand at Durban Port to support SAMSA

Durban, South Africa: FBI Communications staff Sne Ndudula and Farhana Ismail were on hand at the Port of Durban today during the recovery and salvage operations to support the South African Maritime Safety Authority and the Transnet Port Authority. Treacherous weather conditions caused a day of high drama at the Durban seas on Tuesday, October…

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SAMSA/TNPA Durban Harbour Salvage update

All News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA continues coordination of Durban’s mop up in harbour October 10, 2017: Durban, South Africa: The South African Maritime Safety Authority, working with the Transnet National Ports Authority in the emergency response operations within the Port of Durban today (Tuesday), will continue to monitor Durban’s and the coastal weather and sea…

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Press Alert: SAMSA youth employment program extends to all provinces

Press Release August 23, 2017 Attention: News Editors/Maritime Reporters SAMSA youth employment program extends to all provinces Port St Johns, Eastern Cape: Ninety-seven youth from the Eastern Cape today rejoiced when they were officially sent off to join tourism cruise vessels sailing across the world. The public-private partnership, championed by the South African Maritime Safety…

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London calling

Dear Media Colleague 15 fashion designers are flying the South African flag in London this week at Pure London, the UK’s most prestigious fashion trade event. On Friday, the KZN Fashion Council gave them a send off Pics enclosed: Caption: Five of the 15 fashion designers Zama Mathe, Mike Narainsamy, Sandile Mngadi, Thembeka Vilakazi, and…

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SAMSA honors the elderly

Dear Media Colleague You are invited to join us in Qumbu tomorrow to celebrate and honor the aged of our community. Press Release SAMSA honors the elderly in Qumbu July 18, 2017, Qumbu, Eastern Cape: The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) will bring some cheer to the elderly residents of Qumbu in the Eastern…

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Pavilion Cares: Mandela Day Activity

Press Release All News Editors/Lifestyle Reporters #ThePavCares – Mandela Day celebrations July 18, 2017, Durban, South Africa: The Pavilion Shopping Centre as part of their Mandela Day contribution to do good brought smiles to 78 children at the St. Martin’s Children Home in Durban. The centre’s team visited the Durban-based St. Martin’s Children Home as…

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Press Alert: Search and rescue for missing fishermen to resume

Dear Media Colleague SAMSA is at the forefront of coordinating a search and rescue for seven missing fishermen whose boat capsized this morning. Please see enclosed Attention: News Editors/Transport and Maritime Reporters Urgent Press Alert Search and rescue for missing fishermen to resume Pretoria, South Africa, July 16, 2017: The search and rescue and shore…

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Digital Media Kit: Maritime Partnership Program Port St. Johns

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)in partnership with the Port St. Johns Local Municipality and the Port St. Johns Development Agency is proud to launch the Maritime Partnership Program (MPP), where 104 young people residing within the Port St. Johns(PSJ) local municipality are earmarked to benefit. The young people are aged between 16 and…

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Government intervention to boost maritime economy and tourism

Press Release News Editors/Transport Reporters/Maritime Reporters June 7, 2017, Port St Johns, Eastern Cape: Focused government interventions have been ploughed into the Port St. Johns area in the Eastern Cape to reignite local marine tourism, boost the economy and provide much needed water skills for the youth. The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) as…

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Security beefed up at Pavilion Shopping Centre

Press Release Attention News Editors/Lifestyle Reporters Pavilion tightens security measures Durban, South Africa, June 28, 2017: Security is a priority at Durban’s Pavilion Shopping Centre. Winter school holidays are upon us and Pavilion is proud to announce that over the past few months, security has been improved at the mall. During July for the fashion…

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Wrap up Presser, Day of the Seafarer

Press Release Attention News Editors/Transport and Maritime Reporters Over 1 000 rural learners empowered to enter the Oceans Economy Pretoria, South Africa, June 27, 2017: On Sunday, 25 June 2017, the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) in partnership with the Department of Transport (DoT) marked the international Day of the Seafarer (DotS) in the…

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The Pavilion going digital

Attention All News Editors/Fashion and Lifestyle Editors Durban, South Africa, June 14, 2017: If fashion and pop culture are your things, then Durban’s Pavilion Shopping Centre is the place for you. A number of key fashion and pop culture influencers from around the city had gathered at an ‘Instameet’ event organized by the Centre on…

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Digital Media Kit – Day of the Seafarer, June 25

Press Alert June 7, 2017 Pretoria, South Africa: The South African Maritime Safety Authority, in conjunction with the Department of Transport has chosen the internationally recognised Day of the Seafarer to be marked in the Eastern Cape village of Mbizana. The Day of the Seafarer not only presents an opportunity to create awareness about seafarers…

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African maritime countries must work together

Press Release News Editors/Transport Reporters/Maritime Reporters June 2, 2017 More African collaborations and international investment needed for continents’ maritime sector Oslo, Norway: Meeting in Norway, African maritime delegates committed their countries to work together to collaborate efforts in developing the maritime economy on the continent. Sobantu Tilayi, acting CEO of the South African Maritime Safety…

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