East London

Taking care of the Survivors and families of the Maredon

You may remember the account of the fishing vessel, the MAREDON which capsized near St Francis Bay with a loss of life of a number of crew members. Rev Boet and Mrs Linda van Schalkwyk visited East London [Sailors’ Society Branch] and Port Elizabeth as well as Humansdorp in October as a follow up visit after the tragedy. Rev Van Schalkwyk met families of the deceased crew members who reported that families have still not been paid the insurance claim…

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Passenger Liner in East London

Our chaplain in East London, Alfie Horrmann, has sent us this photo. This is a big news for the small East London port. This Cruise Liner was built in 1991; it accommodates 624 passengers, 292 crew, has 8 decks with 294 cabins. It’s destination is Diego Suarez

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Interesting Facts about South African Ports

When you think of South African ports your first thought is usually of Durban – rated as the largest port of the African continent. Then you think of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and East London. You remember Richards Bay and Saldanha Bay. And don’t forget the new port of Ngqura, at Coega, 20 km northeast of Port Elizabeth. Those are South Africa’s Ports. But we don’t know much about them, so Olga Trollip has compiled a list of interesting facts…

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