ANGOLA
                          
 

          "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 ontwerp.

    
    
(Photo: G.Burger)

    
    
(Photo: G.Burger)

    
    
(Photo: G.Burger)

               
               
(Photo: B.Thiart)

   
   
(Photo: B.Thiart)

   

    
(Photo: B.Thiart)

            "DOM 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.

   
   
(Photo: G.Burger)

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Dom Marco" diep gelaai met 'n vrag sardinella aanboord, onderweg na die aflaaikaai van 'n Angolese vismeelfabriek.

       
       
(Photo: G.Burger)

      
         "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.

                
                
(Photo: G.Burger)
          

      
                                 "NEMO II" IN ANGOLA

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 November 2016 at Tombwa in Angola is the "Nemo II" now displaying Namibe as her harbour of registry.

                          

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 November 2016 is neat deck layout of the "Nemo II".

                          

           
GOOD-BYE "NEMO II", SEE YOU IN ANGOLA!

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 II" was 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 scheme.

      
      
Photo: (W.Buckle)

                       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".

                            
                            
Photo: (G.Burger)

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.

   
   
Photo: (G.Burger)

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.

                      
                      
Photo: (G.Burger)

Pictured below the anchor winch mounted on the whale back is being tested.

   
   
Photo: (G.Burger)

     
 "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.

      
      
Photo: (W.Buckle)

      
      
Photo: (W.Buckle)

      
      
Photo: (W.Buckle)

             
GOOD-BYE "ZEENA", SEE YOU IN ANGOLA!

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 Sardinella.

       

        "DON MARCO"
HAULED ONTO SLIP IN ANGOLA 

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.

              
              
(Photo: G.Burger)

          "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.

                
                
(Photo: G.Burger)

       
           SARDINELLA ENTRAPPED IN THE NET

Pictured below is Sardinella in the purse seine net of the "Don Marco".


        
        
(Photo: G.Burger)

                 
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 fishing raft.

        
        
(Photo: G.Burger)

                    
LAST MEMORIES FROM "NEMO"

Pictured below is the very last action onboard the purse seiner "Nemo" which was lost during May 2015.

       
               
 MAASBANKER ENTRAPPED IN THE NET
     
      
(Photo: G.Burger)

       "NEMO"
WITH HER VERY LAST DECK LOAD - 130 TON 
                                            MAASBANKER
                            
                             
(Photo: G.Burger)

                "NEMO"
AT SUNSET IN TOMBWA, ANGOLA

          
           
(Photo: G.Burger)

                 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.

     

                                  
FINDING "NEMO"

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
  

  
                

                     
   

  

 



         
           
   

   

  

                             
    

                  

                            
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


          

 

                            "CHRISTA LIST" ABANDONED

Pictured above is the former Walvis Bay purse seiner "Christa List" laying abandoned off the coast of Angola.

                            CHINESE FISHERMEN IN ACTION

         

          
Pictured above is the "Pelagico 7" with a Chinese crew onboard. As seen here the bag is still hauled in the old fashioned way - by hand!

          
Pictured above is some unusual foam created by the Sardinella entrapped in the net. 

             
                         


       


                                            CHAOS!

             

                         "WAAR'S DIE BO-LYN HEEN?"
  
     
                                      

 
           A TYPICAL ANGOLESE FISHERMAN ON HIS RAFT
         

   ANGOLESE FISHERMEN IN THE WAKE OF A PASSING BOAT
            

           

            

             SARDINELLA ENTRAPPED IN A PURSE SEINE NET
             

SARDINELLA ENTRAPPED IN A PURSE SEINE NET GOING THROUGH THE TRIPLEX NET ROLLER
          

             SARDINELLA FISHMEAL FACTORY AT ANGOLA
  

             SARDINELLA TO BE PROCESSED FOR FISHMEAL
  

        

                                      SARDINELLA FISHMEAL
   

                     ANOTHER BIG HAUL OF SARDINELLA
  

                   SARDINELLA ON THE SONAR SCREEN