Richards Bay

MV Smart Stern Refloated and Sunk Off South Africa

Salvors working to remove the MV Smart shipwreck in  Richards Bay, South Africa successfully refloated the stern section of the broken capesize bulk carrier before towing it out to sea where it was sunk.  salvage team made up of South African-based Subtech Group and SMIT Amandla Marine said this week that the stern section was successfully refloated by the 181 ton bollard pull tug, Smit Amandla. The section was then towed out to sea where it was intentionally sunk.   As gCaptain reported…

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Captain Caniete visits Richards Bay

During the middle of March Rev Jaco Dreyer was doing ship visiting and went on board the MV Mykanos.  He met her Captain, Capitan Caniete who originated from the Philippines.   Jaco recognised the Captain from a video clip that we had watched about piracy at our last chaplain’s conference.  The clip told the harrowing story of the MV Renuar that had been captured by pirates on 11 December 2010 of the coast of India. Captain retold his story to Jaco…

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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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