"DEOLINDA" SJOR IN DIE SARDINELLAS!
Afgeneem hieronder is die pelagiese
glasveselskuit "Deolinda" besig om behoorlik in te klim onder 'n groot skep
sardinellas langs die kus van Angola. Ten spyte van die oŽnskynlike benarde
posisie waarin die skuit op hierdie stadium was, verkeer die skuit geensins in
gevaar nie. Baie ander skuite sou op hierdie stadium lankal reeds op hulle rib
gelÍ het, maar hierdie is net weereens 'n bewys van die unieke seewaardige
kwaliteite waaroor Suid-Afrikaans vervaardigde glasveselskuite beskik - diep
versteek in hul ontwerp skuil daar gene wat oorgedra is van die houtskuite se
MARCO" SJOR IN DIE SARDINELLAS!
Afgeneem hieronder is die pelagiese
glasveselskuit "Dom Marco" besig om die beursnet in te trek terwyl die
skuit omring word deur Angolese vissermanne op hul vlotte.
Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Dom Marco" diep gelaai met 'n vrag sardinella
aanboord, onderweg na die aflaaikaai van 'n Angolese vismeelfabriek.
"NEMO II" SUFFERS
A BREAK DOWN
Pictured below alongside a jetty at Tombua is the sardinella purse
seiner, "Nemo II" laying inactive due to an faulty P.T.O.
II" IN ANGOLA
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 November
2016 at Tombwa in Angola is the "Nemo II" now displaying Namibe as her harbour
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 November 2016 is neat deck layout of the
II", SEE YOU IN
Pictured below on Sunday 25 September
2016 at Sandy Point harbour is the last photo taken by Trawler Heritage of the newly
built purse seiner "Nemo II" in South Africa. At the time this photo was taken, the "Nemo
being prepared for her maiden voyage to her home port Tombwa in Angola, due to
commence on Friday 14 October 2016.
For the purpose of conducting trial runs in South African waters,
the area code "DTS 4890" had been issued to the vessel.
The sea anchor of the purse seine net is secured on the port side of
the "Nemo II".
"KARMOYFISK" ALMOST READY TO RESUME FISHING
Pictured below on Tuesday 13 September 2016 is the Norwegian purse seiner "Karmoyfisk" on the Walvis Bay syncrolift,
with the hull now being painted in her distinctive red and white colour
LATEST PROGRESS ON "NEMO II"
Pictured below at Laaiplek is the latest progress on the "Nemo II",
which is currently being kitted out for catching Sardinella.
The new purse seine net is being hauled onboard "Nemo II".
Pictured below is the striking colour contrasts of the bulwarks,
whale back and deck. However, the absence of the traditional front mast
mounted aft of the whale back, make this vessel looking somewhat odd.
Pictured below one can see the yellow Heila deck crane, taking over the
roll of the traditional front mast and derrick layout traditionally used
on South African purse seiners.
Pictured below the anchor winch mounted on the whale back is being
"KARMOYFISK" VISITS WALVIS BAY SYNCROLIFT
Pictured below on Thursday 8 September 2016 is the Norwegian purse
seiner "Karmoyfisk" on the Walvis Bay syncrolift for some general
maintenance and hull cleaning. At present the "Karmoyfisk" is being
chartered to catch Sardinella in Angola. Looking closely one will notice
that the vessel had been jumboized aft at her net bin section.
GOOD-BYE "ZEENA", SEE YOU IN
Pictured below on Monday 6 June
2016 at Saldanha Bay is the last photo taken by Trawler Heritage of the newly
built purse seiner "Zeena" in South Africa. At the time this photo was taken, the "Zeena" was
being prepared for her maiden voyage to her home port Lobito in Angola.
Pictured below is one of just many unique features onboard the "Zeena"
- a bulbous bow.
Pictured below is well planned deck layout, purposely designed
to haul the net over the port side. All hydraulic deck equipment was
supplied by Petec and included a anchor winch, purse winch, net stacker,
hydraulic fish pump and triplex net hauler. The tank mounted forward
against the main mast will carry additional fuel for the journey to
Lobito in Angola.
Pictured below is a new big mesh pelagic net intended to caught
"DON MARCO" HAULED ONTO SLIP
Pictured below is the purse seiner "Don Marco" being hauled onto a
slip at Angola.
The winch at the slipway may be primitive, but it did succeed
hauling in the 108 GRT "Don Marco".
NEW ANGOLA PURSE SEINER FEATURES QUADRUPLEX
Pictured below is the is "Vimar II", the latest purse seiner to join
the Angola purse seiner fleet. As indicated in the red circle, this
vessel is equipped with "quadruplex" net hauler consisting out of 4
rollers in stead of the usual 3 rollers found on a triplex net hauler.
"DON MARCO" NET FILLED WITH MACKEREL
Pictured below is the purse seiner "Don Marco"
with her net filled with a excellent catch of Mackerel.
"DON MARCO" HOLDS
FILLED WITH SARDINELLA
Pictured below is the purse seiner "Don Marco" under command of
skipper Gys Burger, nearing the discharge jetty at Tombua.
SARDINELLA ENTRAPPED IN THE NET
Pictured below is Sardinella in the purse seine net of the "Don
TRADITIONAL FISHERMEN IN ACTION
Pictured below is some local fishermen from Tombua, from all ages busy
fishing in the bay, using almost any floatable object thinkable as a
LAST MEMORIES FROM "NEMO"
Pictured below is the very last action onboard the purse seiner "Nemo"
which was lost during May 2015.
ENTRAPPED IN THE NET
"NEMO" WITH HER VERY LAST DECK LOAD -
"NEMO" AT SUNSET IN TOMBWA, ANGOLA
THE SUN FINALLY SET FOR "NEMO"...
Trawler Heritage het 'n "hold partition" hoor kraak wat beweer dat die "trotste
vissersvloot ter wÍreld" weer 'n "Nemo" ryker gaan word...
"MORGENSTER" IN SEARCH OF SARDINELLA
Pictured below is the 130 foot purse seiner "Morgenster", owned by
Etosha Fishing which is being used to catch Sardinella in Angola.
Pictured below is the former West Coast purse seiner "Nemo", now
being used to Sardinella in Angola. Just recently the "Nemo" was present
in Saldanha Bay harbour for her annual re-fit.
TRANSPORT VESSEL "CARLOTA II"
CATCH OF THE DAY - "KOLSTERTE"
LOCAL PURSE SEINERS FROM ANGOLA
"NAMIBE 5" SUNK AT TOMBUA
Pictured below on Monday 23 June 2014 at the fishing harbour of
Tombua in Angola, is the Sardinella purse seiner, "Namibe 5"
partially submerged alongside the jetty after it was severely damaged by
a fire the previous day.
"NAMIBE 5" CAUGHT FIRE IN TOMBUA
Pictured below on Sunday 22 June 2014 at the fishing harbour of
Tombua in Angola, is the Sardinella purse seiner, "Namibe 5" in flames.
The "Namibe 5" was built by Tallie Marine in 2003 at Sandy Point harbour.
Unlike the conventional way of casting the net over the starboard side,
the "Namibe 5" casts her net over the port side.
A TRIBUTE TO OUR FISHERMEN AND PURSE
SEINERS WORKING IN THE DISTANT WATERS OF ANGOLA
Photos courtesy W.Buckle, J. Roberts, F.Eigelaar and Eigevis.
"DYRNESVAG" AND "ST.PADARN" ON ANCHOR
"ATLANTIC HARVESTER" ALONGSIDE THE JETTY
"DYRNESVAG" HAULING IN HER NETS