SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

                         WHAT'S NEW "UKULOBA"?
         
Pictured below on 29 December 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the purse seiner "Ukuloba". Let's have a closer look at vessel...

       

Pictured below the red circle indicates a skew bollard situated on the starboard side whaleback of the "Ukuloba". 

       
Trawler Heritage wil nie 'n klakous wees nie, maar hierdie nuwewetse bollards wat die skuitbouers deesdae opsit het nie genoeg murg in hulle pype wanneer een skuit 'n ander skuit moet help uitsleep wat op sy net gedryf het nie...ek noem dit maar net. Dis heel waarskynlik wat aanleiding gegee het tot die skewe bollard in"Ukuloba" se geval.

      
NEW PETREL PURSE SEINE WINCH FOR "UKULOBA"
         
Pictured below on 29 December 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the former Hesper purse seine winch of the "Ukuloba" standing on the jetty, having survived only one pelagic season. But, one has to take into account that this winch was the formerly used onboard the Laaiplek purse seiner "Marcon" for many seasons.

       
Indien hierdie winch geen doel meer gaan dien nie en julle gaan dit net buite laat rondstaan, bring dit deur Laaiplek toe en kom laai dit by die Visserye Museum af, daar is binneshuis plek vir hierdie winch.

Pictured below on 29 December 2018 is a new Petrel purse seine winch mounted onboard the "Ukuloba".

       

                                        
IMMACULATE!
         
Pictured below on 29 December 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the purse seiner "Ebb Tide" neatly painted after the vessel recently visited the Sandy Point slipway.

       
"Ebb Tide", nog een van die legendariese houtskuite wat in haar jonger dae diens gedoen het in Mauritanie en Las Palmas by die "L'Interpech" fabriekskip, tesame met haar indentiese tweeling susterskuit genaamd "Cheetah".

     
NUWE NAAMBORDE VIR "SILVER KATONKEL"
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe vertoon "Silver Katonkel" haar nuwe naamborde. Hoe het die ou naamborde nou weer gelyk? Julle kan kom kyk na hulle in die S.A. Visserye Museum!

       

       

       

                             
MOOI, MOOI, MOOI!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is "Oceana Ruby", skoon geverf nadat die skuit onlangs die Sandy Point skeepshelling besoek het. Tans word die skuit voorberei vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen, voordat die skuit weer sal vertrek na Houtbaai, waar sy vis aflaai by die fabriek van S.A. Sea Products.
  
       
Het julle gehoor duiwel(s) van Houtbaai? Die pelagiese skuite is een van die dae terug by die huis!

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 van links na regs langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai is "Oceana Concorde" (in afwagting vir 'n plek op die slip by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek), "Oceana Viking" en "Alert III".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai is "Oceana Paragon" met "Oceana Orion" aan haar binnekant.

       

           
              SARDINELLA JAGTERS
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die "Emerald Isle" (links) en "Wildekus" (regs) langs die Regeringskaai, nadat beide skuite voor Kersfees teruggekeer het vanaf hul onderskeie fabrieke in Angola waar die skuite aangewend word vir Sardinella vangste.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die "Silver Challenger" met die "Silver Bounty" aan haar buitekant.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 by die Suid-Oranje kaai is die skoongeverfde "Ruwekus" nadat die skuit onlangs die Kaapse Syncrolift besoek het.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 by die Suid-Oranje kaai is die "Lisa Ann". Op daardie stadium was die skuit se net nog nie aanboord getrek nie.

       

        
       PELAGIESE PROBLEEMKINDERS?
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is twee van die kleinste pelagiese houtskuite in die Suid-Afrikaanse vloot naamlik "Arizon II" (links) en "Harrier" (regs). Met Sardynkwotas wat net kleiner en kleiner word, wonder mens hoe hierdie twee skuite voortaan aangewend gaan word. Beide skuite se algehele kondisie is besig om nou vinnig agteruit te gaan, veral nou dat hierdie skuite nie meer op die see kom nie. Gaan hulle net hier vergaan en sink langs die kaai? Tyd sal leer, maar op die oomblik gaan Trawler Heritage sukkel om van opinie te verander...

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die Sardynskuit "Oom Arthur" terug by die huis, nadat die skuit die afgelope tyd gewerk het vanuit Hermanus.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai is "Oceana Pegasus" met die "Starcrest" aan haar binnekant.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is "Silver Bounty" met die "Silver Challenger" aan haar binnekant.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die pelagiese skuit "Antonie W II" (links) en die diamantskuit "Santa Isabel" (regs).

       

               
'n VERGETE HOK UIT DIE VERLEDE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe se agterstrate staan die gewese hok van die voormalige pelagiese skuit "Libra". Tans word die hok aangewend as 'n sekuriteitshokkie.

                  
Dis naar om te dink dat "Libra" se ses susterskuite se hokke lÍ of onder die see, of het uitgebrand saam met die skuite...

                   
             FORD POWER
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is 'n kykie in die enjinkamer na die Ford grootmasjien aanboord van die voormalige kreefskuit "Gys B".

       

     
               KREEFSKUITE IN SANDY POINT
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Desember 2018 in Sandy Point hawe was drie kreefskuite teenwoordig naamlik "Jakkie V", "Debnal" en "Marquerite".

                                     "JAKKIE V "
       

                                        "DEBNAL"
       

                                  "MARQUERITE"
       

        
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TAKE NOTE:
     SANDY POINT LAMPPOSTS ARE TUMBLING DOWN!
         
Pictured below on 29 December 2018 at the Sandy Point slipway is a lamppost laying on the ground after it's fibre glass post disintegrated and eventually got blown over by gail force wind.

       

       

Department of Public Works don't deny that this lamppost is not your responsibility...pictured below is the barcode of the post - now you have to respond!

       

Department of Public Works take note, here is yet another lamppost standing skew at the Sandy Point slipway, which is also about to be blown over by the wind.

                  
Please note
: Sandy Point Harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour,  which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

             CRAYFISH FLEET AT LAMBERTS BAY
         
Pictured below on 28 December 2018 at Lamberts Bay is a selection of the crayfish vessels present in the harbour. Amongst the fleet present were "Silver Fish", "Benyami", "Patrysberg", "Paulsberg", "Potberg", "Boesmanland" and "Ben Mar H" to mention just a few.       

         
     "SILVER FISH" (left); "BENYAMI" (right) 
      


Pictured below from left to right is "Patrysberg", "Paulsberg", "Potberg" and "Boesmanland".

       

    NEW STERN COLOUR SCHEME FOR "PATRYSBERG"
         
Pictured below on 28 December 2018 at Lamberts Bay the red circle indicates a new stern colour scheme for "Patrysberg". Previously the bulwark area were painted black from it's current white current scheme.

                          
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       


                         "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
                        
En skielik dink Trawler Heritage weer terug aan die 1991 pelagiese seisoen...beide die "Oceana Paragon" sowel as "Oceana Pegasus" was oorspronklik geverf in die kleure van Lamberts Bay Canning, maar hulle bulwarks op die agterstewe was nes "Patrysberg" ook wit geverf gewees.

      
Pictured below on 28 December 2018 at Lamberts Bay from left to right is "Potberg", "Paulsberg" and "Patrysberg".

      

Pictured below on 28 December 2018 at Lamberts Bay is the "Ben Mar H" with the "Askala" berthed on her starboard side. Berthed behind them is the "Eland II", "Penny" and "Hiram".

                 

                KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT OP HUL POS

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Desember 2018 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright staan die "South West Falcon" op die skeepshelling terwyl die "Atlantic Endeavour" langs die kaai lÍ vir reparasiewerk aan haar romp.

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
      

                   
   "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
      

      

             PELAGIESE SKUITE IN DIE BERGRIVIER

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Desember 2018 op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite teenwoordig waaronder "Stormkop", "Vegkop", "Oceana Mercury", "Doloreze", "Ankoveld" en "Atlantic Leader" om net 'n paar 'n noem.

      
"VEGKOP" (links); "OCEANA NEPTUNE" (regs)
      

                             "ATLANTIC LEADER"
      

                                   
"EIGEVELD"
      

                                    
"NOSSOB"
      

                                   
"ANKOVELD"
      

         
"LOERIESFONTEIN" (links); "ELOMI" (regs)      
      

                                   
"DOLOREZE"
      

                                   
"TERRASAN 1"
      

                                
"STORMKOP"
      

                                DIS KERSFEES!

Afgeneem hieronder op Kersdag 2018 waai 'n weste bries oor Walkerbaai met Hangklip in die agtergrond.


      

       GANSBAAI VLOOT BY DIE HUIS VIR KERSFEES


Afgeneem hieronder op Kersdag 2018 is 'n seleksie van Gansbaai skuite wat oor die feesseisoen by die huis vertoef het.

      

                                          "I DO"
 
      

                        
"SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
      

                                
     "DAGBREEK"
      

                                   
"AMORIA"
        

               
"KOLGANS" (left); "WAFRA" (right)
      

                                        "WAFRA"
      

Pictured below on 25 December 2018 is a new stainless bracket welded onto the skeg of the "Wafra" in an attempt to prevent the purse seine net from getting entangled around the skeg.

      

Pictured below on 25 December 2018 the wild ducks and sea gulls enjoy themselves around the slip area in the Gansbaai old-harbour.

      

            "WAFRA" AND "KOLGANS" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 the Gansbaai slipway were fully occupied in order to prepare the "Wafra" (left) and "Kolgans" (right) for the upcoming 2019 pelagic season.


      

         
        "KOLGANS" (left); "WAFRA" (right)
      

      
                    "WAFRA" SPY WARE...

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 is the latest add-on's onboard the "Wafra" - a CCTV camera and LED light mounted on the transom of the vessel inside the stern thruster housing.

               
Wees maar versigtig in die gevolg as julle "Wafra" se agtervlerk
              wil bekruip...oom Pieter Mannie kyk vir julle!


                                         "WAFRA"
      

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 is new sections of marine ply covered in GRP on the starboard bulwark of the "Kolgans".

      

               ALTERATIONS AT GANSBAAI MARINE


Pictured below on 23 December 2018 at Gansbaai both the side walls and roof of the fish meal plant of Gansbaai Marine were missing in order to replace some of the old fish meal equipment inside the factory.


      

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Silver Snapper", "Rietgans II", "Wildegans II" and the "Bella Prima".

      

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 at Gansbaai is the former purse seiner "Bella Prima", neatly painted and looking for a new owner, after her replacement vessel, "Stormgans" arrived just one day earlier.

                   

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 at Gansbaai is the "Emily-Marie" (left) and the "Atlantic Blessing" (right).

      

    
NEW FURUNO RADAR SENSOR FOR "UMFONDINI"

Pictured below on 23 December 2018 at Gansbaai the red circle indicates a new Furuno radar to accompany the existing Koden radar onboard the pelagic bait vessel "Umfondini".

      

                                   
"UMFONDINI"
      

            "STORMGANS" ARRIVEER OP GANSBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Desember 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die splinternuwe pelagiese skuit "Stormgans", nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend haar nooiensvaart voltooi het vanaf Sandy Point hawe tot by Gansbaai, en daarmee saam is daar na presies 30 jaar weer "Stormgans" op Gansbaai te siene...


        

                  "MERCURY" LÍ EN LOER VIR ONS


Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Desember 2018 is die wielhuis van die "Mercury" net-net sigbaar op die oppervlakte nadat daar tans gepoog word om die wrak vlot te maak en te verwyder uit die hawegebied, nadat die "Mercury" gedurende 2016 op haar mooring gesink het.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is die stuurboord aansig van die wielhuis, terwyl 'n lugpyp wat op die agterste wielhuis gemonteer is net-net bo die water uitsteek. Die skuit se maspaal het egter afgebreek nadat die skuit onderstebo op die seebodem gesink het.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder kyk die bemanning aanboord van die "Lappop" toe tydens 'n verbyvaart.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    SALDANHABAAI, WAAR DIE STRATE NA
                           SKUITE VERNOEM IS.

Afgeneem hieronder onlangs is drie voorbeelde van tientalle straatname geleŽ in Diasville, Saldanhabaai wat na plaaslike vistreilers vernoem is. BygesÍ is nie al die straatname korrek gespel nie, maar nogtans herhinder dit mens weer aan die skuite, waarvan die meeste nie meer met ons is vandag nie, en tog is Trawler Heritage oortuig dat bykans 100% van die inwoners daar nie die vaagste benul het waar die straatname vandaan kom nie.

                                "MIZPA STRAAT"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Die naam van die straat klink reg op die oor, maar die "H" op die einde is nie daar nie. Die korrekte spelling is egter "Mizpah".

                         
"GROENVLEI STRAAT"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Julle onthou nog vir oorlede oom Dawid van Schalkwyk? Die "Groenvlei" was sy oupa se skuit gewees wat by Southern Sea Fishing afgelaai het.

                              
"ORION STRAAT"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   Nee, dis nie vernoem na "Oceana Orion" nie, dis vernoem
                                   na "Harvest Orion"...


                           
"NANJA" ON DUTY

Pictured below on 20 December 2018 at Saldanha Bay the port tender "Nanja" is seen here performing duties in the harbour area.

      

      

            'n LAASTE WANHOPIGE POGING VIR 2018

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Desember 2018 vertrek die "ganse" in 'n laaste wanhopige poging om enigiets te gaan vang wat lyk soos 'n pelagiese vis. Nodeloos, het die skuite leeg terug huis toe gekom, sonder enige sukses, en op daardie laagtepunt finaal die 2018 pelagiese seisoen gegroet.

                              
       "DAGBREEK"
               

                                     "BERGGANS"
          

                                       "VLEIGANS"
     

                                  "WILDEGANS II "
            

                                       "RIETGANS II "
       

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Desember 2018 vaar die stokvislanglyn boot "I Do", Gansbaai hawe binne.

                  

        "EBB TIDE" AND "OCEANA RUBY" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on 5 December 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway the purse seiners "Ebb Tide" and "Oceana Ruby" were present for their annual refits. At the time the upper hull of the "Ebb Tide" were covered in a layer of grey primer, whilst the painting of the upper hull of the "Oceana Ruby" were nearing completion.

                                      
"EBB TIDE
       

                                   "OCEANA RUBY"
       

      "IINGWANE" VERTREK OP HAAR NOOIENSVAART

Afgeneem hieronder 25 November 2018 vertrek die nuutgeboude "Iingwane" vanuit Yachtport in Saldanhabaai hawe, op haar nooiensvaart na die Kaapse Dokke, onder begeleiding van die "Nanja".
      

      

      

      

      

                        GOOD-BYE "INTREPID"!

Pictured below recently at the Cape Docks, the former West Coast crayfish vessel "Intrepid" (now renamed "Cesca") is being hoisted out of South African sea water for the very last time, to be loaded onboard the cargo ship "MSC Altamira", destined for a new owner based in the U.K.

        

Pictured below "Intrepid" ("Cesca") is seen here rigged inside a dedicated hold onboard the "MSC Altamira".

        

        

                  "WILDEGANS II" LOOP 'N DRAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 loop "Wildegans II" 'n draai in die baai terwyl die res van die "ganse" rondskuif om ys te gaan laai vir Sardyn trippe.
        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is die bemanning van die "Rietgans II" besig om 'n Ansjovisnet op te trek.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Kolgans", "Silver Snapper", "Ocean Blue" en "Emily-Marie".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai neem die "Kolgans" ys in haar visruime by die ysbunker.

         

                                  "EMILY-MARIE"
         

                                      "DAGBREEK"
         

                                           "AMORIA"
         

                                 WAAR IS "SHREK"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is Shrek, die "Amoria" se gelukbringertjie, nÍrens te siene in die wielhuisvenster waar hy gewoonlik staande gemaak was nie. Hy het seker maar iewers anders 'n "site" gekry?

         

                    BAGGERWERK IN GANSBAAI HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is Guerrini Marine besig om 'n sandbank weg te bagger in die Gansbaai Nuwe hawe.

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai kan daar gesien word hoe problematies hierdie sandbank is, gegewe die feit dat die "South West Condor" feitlik teenaan die sandbank lÍ, terwyl die skuit op haar mooring moet lÍ.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is die uitbreidings wat tans in aanbou is by die perlemoenplaas van Premier Fishing wat in die hawegebied geleŽ is.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is die nuwe parkeerarea van die Premier Fishing perlemoenplaas wat onlangs aangebou is. Trawler Heritage wil voorspel dat daardie "car ports" met die eerste winterstorm plat gewaai gaan word. Daardie konstruksie, wat feitlik teenaan die see staan, gaan nie bestand wees teen stormsterk noordwestewinde van 100km plus wat hier heers nie. Definitief nie 'n Gansbaaier wat vir julle hierdie ontwerp voorgestel het nie? 

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 verlaat die "Kolgans" Gansbaai Ou hawe, nadat die skuit klaar ys in geneem het.

         

                               
         "KOLGANS"
         

                       DIE "GANSE" SKUIF ROND

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Kolgans", "Wildegans II" en "Berggans".

         

                             
           "BERGGANS"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is "Kolgans" (links) en "Vleigans" (regs).

         

                       
                "BERGGANS"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ "Silver Snapper" langs die ysbunker.

         

    "BELLA PRIMA" EINDIG HAAR PELAGIESE LOOPBAAN


Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 op Gansbaai is hoe die "Bella Prima" tans daarna uitsien nadat al die pelagiese dektoerusting intussen verwyder is, en nou bestem is om op die nuwe "Stormgans" gemonteer te word. En so mense, eindig die pelagiese loopbaan dan, van nog 'n legendariese houtskuit.


         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2018 lÍ "Bella Prima" vir die laaste keer ooit op die Gansbaai skeepshelling...

         

                    SARDYNSKUITE IN HERMANUS

Dis nie meer aldag dat mens groot vistreilers in Hermanus se Nuwe hawe aantref nie, maar op die oomblik maak beide die "Gondo" sowel as "Oom Arthur" gebruik van hierdie hawe vir die aflaai van hul Sardynvangste. Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2018 is die "Gondo" (links) en "Oom Arthur" (regs).

        
        

                               
       "GONDO"
        

                                   
"OOM ARTHUR"
        

        "GESTEELDE" VISBAKKE - BY VOORBAAT


Trawler Heritage het in die verlede al telkemale visbakke vertoon wat in obskure plekke gevind is, of waar dit vir ander gebruike aangewend word as waarvoor dit eintlik bedoel is. Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2018 staan die visbakke opgestapel in Hermanus hawe wat behoort aan Visko Marine van Sandy Point hawe, wat gebruik word om die "Oom Arthur" se Sardynvangs mee te vervoer. Nou op die oog af lyk alles normaal, maar kom ons bekyk die inskripsie op die visbakke van naderby...dis duidelik dat hierdie maatskappy nes baie ander vismaatskappye redelik g@tvol is dat hulle visbakke alewig gesteel word...

                       


                
"STOLEN FROM VISKO MARINE"
          
10 uit 10 vir oorspronklikheid, maar gaan dit enigsins 'n invloed hÍ op die mens se sondige natuur? Tyd sal leer.

                      DIE "GANSE" RUS IN DIE HAWE


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2018 in Gansbaai van links na regs is "Wildegans II", "Rietgans II", "Wafra" en "Vleigans".


        

      NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "ATLANTIC BLESSING"

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2018 op Gansbaai vertoon die "Atlantic Blessing" 'n nuwe grys kleurskema. Voorheen het die "Atlantic Blessing" 'n wit kleurskema vertoon.

                               "OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

                               "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
        

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel wonder mens of daar gepoog is om 'n Suid-Afrikaanse vlag op shelterdeck uit te beeld? Besluit maar vir uself.

            

         BUSY SCENES ON THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 several fishing vessels were present on the Cape Syncrolift. Amongst them were "Silver Galaxy", "Ruwekus", "Ubuntu" and "Portia 1".

Pictured below is the purse seiner "Silver Galaxy" on the syncrolift for her annual refit.

       

                                     
"RUWEKUS"
       

           
"PORTIA 1" (left); "SILVER GALAXY" (right)
       

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 the South Coast lobster catcher "Portia 1" is seen here neatly painted in the distinctive colour scheme of the Premier Fishing lobster fleet.

       

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 is the Shark longliner "Ubuntu".

       

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 the red circle indicates an broken port hole on the port side hull of the "Ubuntu".

       

Pictured below one will notice that the broken port hole is being plugged with an hessian bag.

       

        
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Comet","Abraham T", "Armando" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.

        

                                     
"WESKUS II "
        

                                   
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                       
"ARMANDO"
        

                                       
"COMET"
        

     
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 in the Victoria Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Nicolette", "Adelette","Kentucky", "Chris Trautman" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.


        

                               
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                     
        "TINA"
        

                                      "RIVIERGANS
"
        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 22 November 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Allin", "Ludwani", "Andromeda", "Lucerne" and "Compass Challenger" to mention just a few.


        

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER
"
        

                                     "ANDROMEDA
"
        

                                     "CAPE FRIO
"
        

                                             "ALLIN
"
        

             "OKOMBAHE
" (front); "REALEKA" (back)
        

Pictured below the full moon is busy rising over the Victoria Basin as the sun sets at the end of the day.

        

                     FISHING FLEET RESTING
              ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 at Saldanha Bay several fishing vessels were present alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Boetie Akie", "Atlantic Enterprise","Silver Leader", "Boetie Bert", "Emerald", "Steenbok 1", "Mbambatha" and "Pakamani" to mention just a few.

       

          PRESIDENTS JETTY
DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 is unacceptable scenes on the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay due to the absence of the waste disposal bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!

       

       
Please note: Saldanha Bay Fishing Harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour,  which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

                                  "BOETIE AKIE"
       

   "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" TRIPLEX IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 the red circle indicates the absence of the Triplex net winch onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise"

       

                             "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
       
       
                                   "PAKAMANI"
       

                                          "IRMA"
       

                                 "SILVER LEADER"
       

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 the red circle indicates a Hyflo manufactured winch drum, fitted to the deck winch onboard the crayfish vessel "Mbambatha".

       

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 is a new Petec deck winch fitted onboard the "Steenbok 1", to be used to haul in Octopus traps.

       

                                "STEENBOK 1"
       

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Selina", "Harvest Gavina" and "Boetie Bert".


                             "HARVEST SELINA"
       

                                 "BOETIE BERT"
        

                               "HARVEST GAVINA"
        

                         
FISHING FLEET RESTING
                      ALONGSIDE SERVICE JETTY

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 at Saldanha Bay several fishing vessels were present alongside the Service Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Gregory Justin", "Sette Mari","Highland Queen" and  "Daan Viljoen" to mention just a few.


        

                            "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the impressive deck layout of the aquaculture vessel "Southern Cross".

        

                                       "ALBATROS
        

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 at Saldanha Bay the crayfish vessel "Southern Horizon" is seen here resting alongside the Premier Fishing jetty.

        

                                       "PENQUIN"
        

      "SETTE MARI" - IT WAS A LONG AND HARD SEASON...

        

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Sette Mari" awaits her turn to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway.
                                 
             

                               "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
        

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the "Gregory Justin" is seen here neatly painted in a light green colour scheme.

        

                                 "DAAN VILJOEN"        
         

Pictured below on 18 November 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway is the last remains of the former crayfish vessel "Deus Te Ajude" which was scrapped 10 days earlier. Seen below is the port side bow section of the vessel laying on the scrap heap.

         

         

Not even the Emergency Steering Valve was able to save the "Deus Te Ajude" this time around.


         

         

      ROMEINSE NUMERIESE WATERMERKSKRIF WORD  
                                    HERONTWERP...


Die eeue oue Romeinse numeriese skrif wat die watermerke op 'n skuit aantoon is onlangs herontwerp deur die Weskus skuitverwers, soos aangetoon word deur die rooi sirkel hieronder, op die boeg van die "Stormkop". Van naderby beskou is daar 'n VII (7) geverf op die snorbaard. Net bo VII verskyn daar 'n X (10), so wat het nou van VIII (8) en IX (9) geword? Niemand weet nie, maar laat ons liefs nie hoŽr op teen die boeg lees nie, dan raak dit Grieks...

                      

             
                      EK BEGRYP NIE?
         

                                             HUH?
         

                                                  WTF?
         

                 PELAGIESE SKUITE IN DIE BERGRIVIER

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 November 2018  op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite teenwoordig waaronder "Stormkop", "South West Falcon", "Loeriesfontein", "Doloreze", "Ankoveld" en "Atlantic Leader".

                                    "STORMKOP"
       

                           "LOERIESFONTEIN"
       

                                  "DOLOREZE"
       

                                    "ANKOVELD"
       

                           "ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                         "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
      

                                  "TERRASAN 1"
       

            PELAGIESE SKUITE SKUIL TEEN DIE WIND

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 rus "Ukuloba" en "Silver Dolphin in Sandy Point hawe. Die "Ukuloba" terwyl die Suid-Ooste wind stormsterk waai.

                                        
"UKULOBA"
        

                                 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                           'N GE-STRIPTE WINDAS

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 is feitlik net die raamwerk nog teenwoordig op die dek van die "Silver Dolphin", nadat die oorgrote meerderheid van die windas verwyder is van die skuit vir herstelwerk.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 klots die witperde teen die rompe van die "Oceana Paragon" en "Paraclete" wat lÍ teen die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point hawe.

                                 "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

                                     "PARACLETE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 is twee onaktiewe pelagiese houtskuite in Sandy Point hawe, "Arizon II" (links) en "Harrier" (regs).

           

                  SEEDUIKERS WIL NESSKOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 skuil talle seeduikers teen die wind langs die netbord aanboord van die "Oceana Pegasus".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is "Star Crest" (links) en "Oceana Pegasus" (regs).

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling van links na regs is "Jakkie V", "Viva" en
"Oceana Ruby".


        
          
                                              "VIVA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling van is die skroef en skroefas van die "Viva" wat gedurende die dag getrek is.

        

                      VERSTOPTE GRID COOLERS

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling is hoe verstopte grid coolers van die "Viva" tans daarna uitsien. Mens kan net spekuleer hoeveel duisende seemyle hierdie swartmossels saam met die skuit afgelÍ het...

        

      

         

                                
"OCEANA RUBY"  
                  

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling van is die skroef van die "Oceana Ruby" wat gedurende die dag gepolitoer is.

                  

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 is die Oregon rompplanke van die "Oceana Ruby", verfloos na 'n lang harde 2018 pelagiese seisoen.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018  in Sandy Point hawe is "Silver Bounty" (links) en "Silver Challenger" (regs).

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 aanboord van die "Silver Bounty" toon die rooi sirkels hidrouliese pype aan wat met pienk strepe gemerk is - baie meer bedese aanwending van pienk verf as wat ons elders in die Bergrivier aangetref het...

       

    JONGSTE VORDERING OP "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek, is die jongste vordering op die bakboordsy van die "Atlantic Endeavour".

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek, is die jongste vordering op die stuurboordsy van die "Atlantic Endeavour" rakende die konstruksie van nuwe ribbes.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek lÍ oorblyselfs van die houtbulwarks wat afkomstig is van die "Mizpah". Hierdie hout sal op hul beurt weer gebruik word om vuur mee te maak vir die stoomwaterpyp om planke mee te buig wat vir die "Atlantic Endeavour" se romp bestem is. En so, sorg die een houtskuit weer vir 'n ander houtskuit.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 is dekplanke wat verwyder is uit die dek van die "Doloreze".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 is netbin van die "Atlantic Leader" slegs half gevul met 'n verkorte grootmasnet.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 November 2018 rus "Mizpah" langs die Keyway Shipwright kaai in die Bergrivier.

         

                                          'N MISTRIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 vaar "Elomi" die Bergrivier binne onderweg vanaf die Kaappunt omgewing, sonder 'n enkele Sardyn in die skuit. Beter "luck" volgende keer, word julle toegewens.

      

                                         "ELOMI"        
      

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 langs die Amawandle aflaaikaai van links na regs is "Vegkop", "Aranos" en "Towerkop".

      

                 "MIZPAH" WORD MOOI GEMAAK

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 langs die Keyway Shipwright kaai word addisionele verfwerk en herstelwerk aanboord van die "Mizpah" gedoen ten einde die skuit gereed te kry vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.

      

                  "MIZPAH" WORD "GE-STAAL"

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 langs die Keyway Shipwright kaai is die nuwe staal "bulwark" wat onlangs op die stuurboordsy van die "Mizpah" aangebring is.

      

              SCUPPERS...YOU LIKE IT SAMSA?

      

              "MIZPAH"  NETBORD WORD GELIG

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 toon die rooi sirkel addisionele staalkonstruksie aan wat onlangs tot "Mizpah" se netbord toegevoeg is.

         

 
Afgeneem hieronder is hoe "Mizpah" se netbord konstruksie tydens die 2018 pelagiese seisoen daarna uitgesien het.

         

      "SOUTH WEST FALCON" EN DIE BLIK PIENK VERF

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "South West Falcon" langs die Regeringskaai in afwagting vir haar beurt om die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling te besoek. Intussen word daar solank aan allerlei ander takies aanboord van die skuit aandag gegee, en dis nou juis hier waar dinge nou baie (pienk) interessant gaan raak...

         

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n nuwe plank wat tot die boonste "rubbing band" toegevoeg is, asook die whaleback wat met glasvesel waterdig gemaak is.

      

Goed mense, laat Trawler Heritage nou net gou vir almal verduidelik wat aanleiding tot hierdie "kunswerk" gegee het: Ons geliefde SAMSA het 'n reŽl geimplimenteer dat alle pype wat hidrouliese olie bevat deur middel van 'n pienk band (minimum 50mm breed) aangetoon moet word...Dit wil voorkom asof sekere mense hierdie regulasie baie ernstig opneem...


      

        

Afgeneem hieronder is selfs die hidrouliese silinder op die stacker ook heeltemal pienk geverf.

      

                 "TERRASAN 1" OPPAD RIVIER TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 nader die "Terrasan 1" die Bergriviermonding, onderweg van die aflaaikaai van West Point Fishing, nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend 'n vrag Sardyn by die fabriek afgelaai het.

      

      

                                  "TERRASAN 1"
      

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Nossob" langs die Regeringskaai in afwagting vir haar beurt om voorberei te word vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.

      

              "KAVALIER" KRY 'N DEKSKROP

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op Laaiplek is 'n gedeelte van die staalplaat op die bakboordsy van die "Kavalier" verwyder.

      

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n skoonmaker op sy knieŽ besig om die houtdek van die "Kavalier" te skrop.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek, word feitlik die hele bakboordsy van die "Atlantic Endeavour" oorgeplank.

      

      "DIS JY WAT DIE BOKS SKUITSPYKERS OP DIE
                         GROND LAAT STAAN HET !"


              

      

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ nuwe planke netjies opgelyn, 'n werkswyse wat bitter min mense nog beoefen.

      

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Ankoveld" langs die Regeringskaai terwyl die skuit voorberei word vir die nuwe pelagiese seisoen. Die asseteleen trollie op die kaai, die platform agterop die netbord en die vlot in die water is 'n goeie aanduiding van die instandhoudingswerk aktiwiteite wat gedoen word op die skuit.
 
      

           
NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "DOLOREZE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op Laaiplek vertoon die "Doloreze" 'n nuwe blou kleurskema. Gedurende die 2018 pelagiese seisoen het die "Doloreze" 'n turquoise kleurskema vertoon.

                             
"OU" KLEURSKEMA
      

                       
"NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
      

                        "UKULOBA" VAT 'N BREEK

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 rus "Ukuloba" in Sandy Point hawe. Die "Ukuloba" was die afgelope tyd gereeld in aksie gesien tydens Sardyn trippe in die Kaappunt/Hangklip omgewing.

       

                          ONDERBAADJIE-JAGTER!

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 in Sandy Point rus die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete". Die "Paraclete"  teiken op die oomblik skole Onderbaadjie in die dieper water rondom Kaap Columbine.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 in Sandy Point is die "Oceana Paragon" sonder haar pelagiese net wat die vorige dag afgetrek is vir nodige herstelwerk.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 in Sandy Point is die "Ebb Tide" wat wag vir haar beurt om op die Sandy Point skeepshelling te gaan sodra die "Viva" weer ter water gelaat word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 in Sandy Point is die "Silver Katonkel" met haar romp en laer-romp wat netjies geverf is nadat die skuit verlede maand die Sandy Point skeepshelling besoek het.

       

                                 SKUITE OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling van links na regs is "Oceana Ruby", "Viva" en
"Jakkie V".


       

                                 "OCEANA RUBY"
       

                                           "VIVA"
       

          NUWE PLANKE VIR "JAKKIE V", MAAR AAI...

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling toon die rooi sirkel nuwe planke aan op die bulwarks van die kreefskuit "Jakkie V", maar van nader af beskou is dit 'n heel ander saak...

       

                      WAT TE HEL GAAN HIER AAN?

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 in Sandy Point hawe lÍ die "Anna" onaangeraak nadat die skuit in Augustus-maand langs die kaai gesink het. Hier is die geskiedenis alweer besig om homself te herhaal gegewe gesinkte vistreilers wat ons lÍ-kaaie beset.

       

              SANDY POINT HAWE WORD GEBAGGER

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is 'n baggerboot op anker wat tans besig is om die hawe dieper te...nee, kom ons wees eerlik, die modder grond uit die hawebodem te suig. As julle enigsins 'n ordentlike poging wil aanwend om die hawe dieper te wil maak, bring dan dinamiet saam.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 rus "Lisa Ann" langs die kaai van Suid-Oranje. Die skuit se net is ook intussen afgetrek vir herstelwerk.

       

            LATEST PROGRESS ON "STORMGANS"

Pictured below on 16 November 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest progress in order fitting out the vessel into an formidable purse seiner. Let's have a closer look.

       

Pictured below by the red circle is the distinctive Sachal flared bow, which was somewhat "forgotten" on some of the recent Sachal vessels.

                 

Pictured below is the unique shape of the bulbous bow used by Sachal.

         

Pictured below is the main mast together with navigational lights and stays which was mounted onboard the "Stormgans" after the vessel was launched.

                      

Pictured below is the spacious work deck. No deck equipment has been fitted to date as all deck equipment still needs to be removed from onboard the "Bella Prima" at Gansbaai.

        

          Pictured below is a closer look at the wheelhouse.

        

        

Pictured below is the vessel's nameplate mounted to the front face of the wheelhouse.

        

On the day the vessel was launched, two metal poles were present on the flange mounts as indicated by the red circles, but at the present moment they are not to be seen anymore.


        

               
Furuno NXT radar dome, not a bad choice!


        

               "MARQUERITE", 'N WARE REFLEKSIE
                           VAN ONS KREEFBEDRYF

Net voor ek verder gaan, laat ek verduidelik. Wat hieronder geskryf staan is nie gemik op die eienaars of die bemanning van die "Marquerite" nie, maar is slegs 'n aanduiding van die haaglike toestand waarin in ons kreefbedryf homself tans in bevind. Met kreefkwotas wat net kleiner en kleiner word, is dit vir sommige booteienaars nie meer finansieŽl lonend om hulle skuite te onderhou nie. Die rede? Dis 'n direkte gevolg van die Suid-Afrikaanse regering wat met "dit-traak-my-nie" departmente opgeskeep sit (wat hulle self daar gestel het) wat nie naasteby in staat is om ons visbronne te kan beskerm teen stropers nie. Nou moet die vissermanne wat eerlik 'n bestaan probeer maak, die prys betaal van 'n regering wat onbevoeg is in die uitvoering van sy pligte. Dit, terwyl die stropers hulle op 'n daaglikse basis kan verlustig aan die plundering van die kreefbronne langs die Weskus. Klaar gepraat!


        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ 'n deklig op die dek weens afgeroeste skroewe.


        

Afgeneem hieronder skilfer die verf af van die ringboei soos dit afgebrand word deur die Weskus son.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n navigasielig wat ly aan swaartekrag..

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die oorspronklike geel gelcoat op die romp weer sigbaar namate die verf afdop. Trawler Heritage het 'n sagte plek vir die skuit, sy was tog immers in die vorige millenium 'n Gansbaai skuit gewees wat oor die jare heen duisende bakke Geelbek en Vaalhaai by Gansbaai afgelaai het.

        

                Afgeneem hieronder is vrot rubbingbands.

           

Die skuit se raft, November 2016 laas gediens - dit vertel 'n hartseer verhaal.


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 November 2018 lÍ die "Nommer Sewe", nog 'n skuit wat nie in aksie was gedurende die 2017/2018 kreefseisoen nie. Gaan sy dieselfde roete volg as "Marquerite"?
Tyd sal leer. Gegewe dat beide skuite werk verskaf het aan 5 bemanningslede, wat nou sonder werk sit...en dan praat die Suid-Afrikaanse regering nog van werkskepping? Dis dan juis die direkte gevolg van die Suid-Afrikaanse regering dat hierdie vissermanne nie nou 'n inkomste het nie, wat te sÍ nog om te doen waarvoor hulle die liefste voor is - visvang!


         

              'N BETER TOEKOMS IS VIR ONS GESKEP!

Trawler Heritage het gevra en per toeval gekry waarvoor daar gevra was - dat een of twee skuite die Bergriviermonding sou binnevaar tydens die viering van die Bergrivieropeningsgeleentheid. 

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 November 2018 vaar die "Aranos" die Bergrivier binne, na 'n dolle jaagtog al die pad van Kaappunt tydens 'n Sardyn trip, om betyds te kon wees vir die 50ste herdenking van die opening van die Bergriviermonding wat by die Laaiplek Hotel aangebied was. Kort daarna het die "Vegkop" ook terug gearriveer van 'n Sardyn trip. Aangesien heelparty van beide skuite se bemannings ook die geleentheid wou bywoon, is verrigtinge "aspris" so bietjie vertraag sodat die bemannings kans kon kry om te kon verklee vir die geleentheid. En wat 'n geleentheid was dit nie! Vir die wat dit bygewoon het, sal dit nog lank onthou. En vir diegene wat nie daar kon wees nie, moenie bekommerd wees nie, oor 50 jaar van nou af, vier ons die 100ste herdenking van die opening van die Bergriviermonding...
        

       

       

Trawler Heritage reken dat gewewe sy huidige ouderdom, sal hy wel die 100ste herdenking kan haal, maar mense, waar was die res van die ander jong mense werksaam in die visbedryf dan tydens die 50ste herdenking van die Bergriviermondopening? Werk julle dan net vir 'n salaris? Waar is julle passie? In daai geval gaan die hele visbedryf mos na binne spiraal en uitsterf as dit die tipe van toewyding is wat die visbedryf se jong generasie ten toon stel...

      "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" WORD OORGEPLANK           
   
Afgeneem hieronder op 15 November 2018 by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek, ontvang die "Atlantic Endeavour" nie net talle nuwe ribbes nie, maar word 'n groot gedeelte van beide die bakboord sowel as die stuurboordsy oorgeplank.

       

Afgeneem hieronder en mens kan sien tot binne-in die skuit se enjinkamer.

       

Afgeneem hieronder is talle nuwe ribbes wat in die middel van die stuurboordsy ingesit is.

       
Moenie verbaas wees as hierdie reperasierekening ses nulle gaan bevat nie...maar, liewers ses nulle met 'n een vooraan as wat die lening R45 mil plus beloop vir 'n nuwe glasveselskuit...en dan sÍ die mense nog die vis kos duur...werk maar self daai maandelikse paaiement uit, jy het swaar ballas in jou maag nodig.

                          GOOD-LUCK "IINGWANE"!

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdagoggend 15 November 2018 kort na sonsopkoms vertrek die nuutste toevoeging tot die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld, die "Iingwane" vanuit Du Noon padlangs, om by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai ter water gelaat te word.
        
       

              DIE SON SAK IN DIE KAAPSE DOKKE

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 November 2018 so net na sonsak in die Kaapse Dokke, het Trawler Heritage 'n klompie fotos geneem om die tyd om te kry...Eintlik was Trawler Heritage in afwagting vir die "Silver Galaxy" wat vroeŽr die oggend vanuit die Agterbaai vertrek het onderweg na die Kaapse Dokke om ys aanboord te neem vir 'n Sardyn trip. Trawler Heritage kon spreekwoordelik (see)slange vang nadat die skuit toegang tot die hawe geweier is, en vir etlike ure in Tafelbaai moes rondrol in afwagting vir 'n Slaapnet sleepboot/pilot om sy afwagting te maak. So, net voor Trawler Heritage hydraulic pype laat bars, kom ons hardloop gou vinnig 'n draai in die hawe...

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 November 2018 van links na regs langs die Ooskaai is "Christie Sue", "Ouma", "Conquistador" en
"Abraham T".

        

                                  "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 November 2018 is die "Werkendam" (links), "Sandveld III" (voor) met die "Bella Da Lunar" (agter).

        

               
"IMPALA" (left); "NEWLANDS " (right)                  
        

Pictured below on 11 November 2018 the purse seiner "Ruwekus" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift in a fresh layer of blue hull paint, while the lower hull was covered in primer paint.

        

Pictured below on 11 November 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the Tuna pole vessel "Adelette".

        

Pictured below on 11 November 2018 alongside South Arm is the Swordfish longliner "Viking Ruby".

        

Pictured below on 11 November 2018 alongside South Arm is "Cape Frio" (left) and "Lucerne" (right).

        

Pictured below on 11 November 2018 is the Hake stern trawler "Okombahe".

        

    
 "SILVER GALAXY" MAAK HAAR VERSKYNING!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 November 2018 lÍ die "Silver Galaxy" net buitekant die breekwater van die Kaapse Dokke in afwagting vir 'n sleepboot/pilot om haar die hawe in te vergesel.

        

                             
"SILVER GALAXY"
        

                                UITEINDELIK!!!

Afgeneem hieronder vertek die Portnet sleepboot "Kestrel" vanuit die V&A Waterfront om die "Silver Galaxy" die hawe in te begelei.

        

Pictured below on 11 November 2018 the Hake longliner "Abe Shapiro" is seen here shifting berths between South Arm and the Collier Jetty.

        

                        'n MIS-TRIP IN WORDING...!!!

Afgeneem hieronder in die stik donkerte arriveer die "Silver Galaxy" in die Kaapse Dokke met die "Kestrel" reg agter haar.

        
Hierna het hierdie einste Sardyn trip soos volg verloop: Nadat daar klaar ys gelaai was, het die "Silver Galaxy" weer dadelik vertrek en Sardyn gaan soek aan die suid-ooste kant van Kaappunt, maar teen die tyd dat die skuit by die vis gekom het was dit alreeds te laat.. die vis het alreeds na die bodem begin afsak. Weens 'n sterk suid-weste wind wat vroeg die volgende oggend opgesteek het, moes "Silver Galaxy" gaan skuiling soek het in Houtbaai. Ongure seetoestande het vir etlike dae geheers, die bemanning is terug Weskus toe per taxi, die skuit se dieseltenke het minder diesel in gehad. Die (peperduur) ys in die visruim het intussen ook gesmelt. En dit mense, is hoe 'n mis-trip jou sak ruk in die pelagiese visbedryf. En vir wie moet ons bedank? Julle weet wie...

                 
   TOTSIENS "DEUS TE AJUDE"!

Ja mense, dit is seker maar hoe die lewe werk. Net gister het ons gejuig met die ter water lating van die nuwe "Stormgans", en net die volgende dag 8 November 2018 is ons in trane om te sien hoe die gewese kreefskuit "Deus Te Ajude" die ewigheid invaar en opgesny word in Saldanhabaai.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 November 2018 by die Ritco Marine werkswinkel staan al wat van waarde was, wat van die "Deus Te Ajude" gered kon word, 'n (half-dooie) CAT grootmasjien en die skuit se naambord. In die bekwame hande van Ritco Marine sal hierdie enjin weer binnekort nie net in werkende toestand wees nie, maar gaan dit soos 'n splinternuwe CAT lyk. Vir die naambord gaan ons 'n plekkie in die S.A. Visserye Museum gee, om te dien as 'n finale rusplek vir "Deus Te Ajude".

      
      
Photo: Ritco Marine

           
WAAR 'n ROKIE TREK, MAAK ONS VISMEEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 November 2018 borrel die rook uit die reduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine. Van links na regs langs die aflaaikaai is "Rietgans II", "Vleigans", "Ocean Blue" en "Emily-Marie".

    

         "DESERT DIAMOND" SE TWEELING SUSTER
                            KOM KUIER IN DIE KAAP

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Nov 2018 in die Kaapse Dokke is 'n middelwatertreiler wat vir 'n oomblik selfs vir Trawler Heritage laat kopkrap het of "Desert Diamond" nou 'n nuwe kleurskema en naam gekry het...Dit was toe nie die geval nie, die middelwatertreiler hieronder is wel 'n identiese susterskuit van die "Desert Diamond" genaamd "Long Teng" afkomstig van China.

        

Net om almal se geheues te verfris, hieronder is die "Desert Diamond", en soos julle kan sien is die skuit en haar tweelingsuster struktureel identies gebou.


        

  
         "RIVIERGANS" SURFACE ONCE AGAIN

Pictured below on 7 November 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" is floating once again alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks, after the vessel was successfully salvaged recently, after the vessel unexpectedly sunk alongside her berth on 28 October 2018.


           

Pictured below on 7 November 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty are the Hake longliners "Tina" (left) and "Nicolette" (right).

        

      
    FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 7 November 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Silverfern", "Southern Cross","Abraham T", "Windhoek" and "Werkendam" to mention just a few.


                         
           "SILVERFERN"
        

        "SOUTHERN CROSS" (left); "ABRAHAM T " (right)
            

Pictured below on 7 November 2018 alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Oceana Topaz", "Windhoek" and "Sandveld III".

        

                                  
"WERKENDAM"
        

Pictured below on 7 November 2018 alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Christie Sue", "Ouma" and "Conquistador".

        

             "RIGEL 4" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 7 November 2018 the South Coast lobster vessel "Rigel 4" is seen here berthed alongside the West Quay in anticipation for her turn to be lifted onto the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit and a fresh layer of paint.


        

    ADDITIONAL PLATING ON "RUWEKUS" SHELTERDECK


Pictured below on 7 November 2018 the purse seiner "Ruwekus" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit and a fresh layer of paint. Indicated by the red circle is additional plating added onto the port side shelter deck.


        

          

                GOOD-LUCK "STORMGANS" !

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 5 November 2018 verlaat die nuwe pelagiese skuit "Stormgans" die Sachal skeepswerf op Vredenburg, onderweg na Sandy Point hawe om ter water gelaat te word.

 

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagmiddag 5 November 2018 beweeg die konvooi deur St.Helenabaai se hoofstraat oppad na Sandy Point hawe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagmiddag 5 November 2018 staan die "Stormgans" op die Sandy Point ski-boot sleephelling, met staalkabels aan weerskante om te verseker dat die wind nie die skuit omwaai nie.

     

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 7 November 2018 maak "Stormgans" vir die eerste keer kennis met seewater...en so het hulle lank staan en wag vir die gety in om te kom...en toe na nog baie gesukkel en soebat het "Stormgans" uiteindelik besluit om die see aan te durf....

      

      


      HOUT BAY SERVICE JETTY
DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 is unacceptable scenes on the Service Jetty at Hout Bay due to the absence of the waste bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!


        

Please note
: Hout Bay Harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour,  which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay, Jetty No.3 was as usual fully occupied by tuna pole, crayfish and longliners. Amongst the fleet home were "Swordfish", "Elandsberg","Rooiberg", "Sandalene", "Tierkop", "Ocean Dynamo", "Maine" and "Gary" to mention just a few. The rest of the fleet are presented in the photos below.

Pictured below from left to right is "Sandalene", "Oceana Clipper" and "Swordfish".
        

       
 

Pictured below from left to right is "Ocean Dynamo", "Tierkop", "Rooiberg" and "Tigerfish".

        

          NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "LANGEBERG"       

Pictured below the "Langeberg" is seen here "half-painted" in a darker blue tint than usual.

        

                               "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA
        

                                    "SANDALENE"
        

                                         "MAINE"
        

                                       "TIGERFISH"
        

                                        "PUFFIN"
        

                                           "GARY"
        

Pictured below the red circle indicates a new colour scheme for the "Tamara", with blue anti-fouling paint now present up to the rubbing band.

        

                                 DIS NET MASPALE

Afgeneem in die voorgrond lÍ die "Western Explorer", maar kyk net hoe lyk die agtergrond van al die seiljagte wat by die Houtbaai seiljagklub lÍ...die goedters is nou rÍrig besig om oor te vat.


        

                           'n BAIE NETJIESE SKUIT!


Afgeneem op 3 November 2018 lÍ die "Elandsberg" (voorheen van die Kaapse Dokke) by haar nuwe tuiste in Houtbaai, en pryk onder andere met 'n nuwe grys kleurskema.

        
        

    TER DOOD VEROORDEELDES WAT WAG VIR DIE GALG?


Afgeneem op 3 November 2018 in Houtbaai van links na regs lÍ "Anneliese", "Sean Paquito III" en "Marcon". Is daar nog hoop vir enige van hierdie skuite? Trawler Heritage reken dat indien hawegelde betaalbaar sou wees, sou hierdie skuite al jare terug van kant gemaak gewees het...is ek verkeerd?


        

             IN MEKAAR SE AGTERSTEWES OPGEKRUIP


Afgeneem op 3 November 2018 in Houtbaai gee "Edelweiss" vir "Marcon" so 'n stootjie van agter af.


                      

                    'n TWEEDE KANS VIR "ANNELIESE"
?

Afgeneem op 3 November 2018 in Houtbaai is die onaktiewe langlynskuit "Anneliese". Alhoewel daar aandag aan die skuit gegee word, wil dit voorkom asof dit meer 'n geval is van een tree vorentoe en twee treŽ terug, gegewe die kondisie van die skuit.


        

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar".

        

                NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "VALHALLA"       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Valhalla", featuring new nameplates on the stern as indicated by the red circle. Unfortunately Trawler Heritage can't find a photo in the archive of the previous stern nameplates, since the "Valhalla" did not present any for the past 25 years!

        

            

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Southern Tiger", with a new topline box under construction on the starboard side.

        

              TUNA POLE AND HAKE LONGLINERS
                                RESTING AT HOUT BAY       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is a selection of Tuna pole and Hake longliners resting in the harbour.

                               "COMMON WEALTH"
        

                                       "TIYALINA"
        

                                  "FRENCHY MARIA"
        

           "RADIANT STAR"
(left); "ENDURANCE" (right)
        

         "SEA HUNTER"
(left); "ATLANTIC HUNTER" (right)  
        

       "OCEANA AMETHYST"
(left); "PENKOP II" (right)
        

                              "OCEANA AMETHYST"
        

                                "ATLANTIC HUNTER"   
        

                                   "SWELLENDAM"
        

                                   "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                  "GYPSY ROSE"
        

                                           "COVI II"
        

                                       "SULAIMAN"
        
        
                 "CRISTO REI"
(left); "SHIVON" (right)
        

                                       "SHIVON"
            

      
    OBSOLETE FISHING VESSELS AT HOUT BAY       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay are two obsolete fishing vessels Trawler Heritage are concerned about namely "Hangberg" and "Silver Hunter". The overall condition of these two vessel are deteriorating on a daily basis. Before we know it we may end up with 4 sunken fishing vessels inside Hout Bay harbour again. Do we want to repeat the past and end up with 17 sunken fishing vessels again, rather not!

                                       "HANGBERG"
        
Actually, make that 5 sunken vessels..."Constantiaberg" is yet another problematic vessel. Trawler Heritage predictions has time and again proved to be correct many times in the past.

                                  "SILVER HUNTER"
        

        
        "NICO S" HANDRAILS DISAPPEAR....       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel (don't tell the owner, for he is still convinced that this little wreck is in tip top condition). Indicated by the red circle one will notice that the handrails all around the vessel has disappeared...and most likely being converted into scrap metal money to buy "tik"...

        

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete Swordfish longliner "Golden Eagle". However, it seems that they have discovered a tin of yellow paint hidden away somewhere in the galley stove...and decided to do some decoration work with it...?

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates the emblem on the front face of the wheelhouse being decorated with yellow paint.

        
Wag en kyk vir fotos wat die manne van die Agterbaai onlangs met 'n blik pienk verf aangejaag het...binnekort te siene op die Kanaal van Trawl Kampioene...

           "SNEEUBERG" WHEELHOUSE VANDALIZED       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the heavily vandalized "former" wheelhouse of the "Sneeuberg". Having withstand the elements since 1966, the local Hout Bay inhabitants have decided enough is enough, and that it is now time to demolish it for good. 

        

Pictured below is a shattered wheelhouse window laying broken on the jetty - just waiting for someone to step onto.

        

Pictured below is some more pictures of the damage inflicted to the wheelhouse...why people why, exhibit this destructive behaviour?

        

        

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay alongside the Service Jetty is the "Avril W" (left) and "Jacqueline" (right).        

        

                                      "JACQUELINE"
        

                 NEW NAMEPLATE FOR "AVRIL W"       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Avril W", featuring a new "metal" nameplate on the stern.
To be honest, this looks more like a piece of modern art...?

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates a new fold-up shooting tray mounted to the rear of the wheelhouse onboard the "Avril W".

                  

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the Hake longliner "Sea Pride II".

        

   
NEW LIVE BAIT GEAR ONBOARD "GEMISHKIA"       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the Tuna pole vessel "Gemishkia" now featuring a purse seine net, power block and net board, which will enable the vessel to catch live bait.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates a new king post, with a miniature power block hanging from it.

        

Pictured below the purse seine net and net board can be seen alongside the wheelhouse.

        

           QUITE SCENES AT S.A. SEA PRODUCTS
       

Pictured below on 3 November 2018 at Hout Bay is the discharge jetty at S.A. Sea Products standing empty with not a single fishing vessel in sight.

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 November 2018 langs die Yskaai op Houtbaai, vertoef die "Alert III" onaktief.

        

                      MET ONS BEKKE IN DIE WIND...

Afgeneem hieronder staan honger meeue op die boeg van die
"Alert III".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 November 2018 langs die Yskaai op Houtbaai, vertoef die "Oceana Paragon" onaktief.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 November 2018 langs die Yskaai op Houtbaai, vertoef die "Oceana Concorde" onaktief.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die letsels wat die 2018 pelagiese seisoen agter gelaat het, duidelik sigbaar op die houtromp van die "Oceana Concorde". Om te dink, daardie einste Oregon rompplanke is al teenwoordig op daardie skuit sedert 1972, en nogsteeds is daardie planke se einde niet in sig! Aai tog, hoekom het die Duitsers nie destyds nog 'n paar sulke skuite gebou nie?

        

               "RIVIERGANS" PLAYS SUBMARINE
                                IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" is laying at "periscope depth" alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks, after the vessel unexpectedly sunk alongside her berth on 28 October 2018.

        

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 several pumps were connected to the hull of the "Riviergans" in an attempt to salvage the vessel.

        

                "RUWEKUS" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 the purse seiner "Ruwekus" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit and a fresh layer of paint. Trawler Heritage can already spot some additional plating added to the port side...strange that after so many seasons of fishing alterations are constantly made to the vessel. Surely, it must be something to do with the preference of one generation of fishermen passing on the vessel to a next generation of fishermen...just wondering?


        

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 the South Coast lobster vessel "Portia 1" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit and a fresh layer of paint.

        

Pictured below on the port side of the "Portia 1" is a Plimsoll painted on the hull, something not often spotted on the hulls of South African fishing vessels.

              

          
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Impala", "Newlands","Allison", "Comet" and "Kentucky" to mention just a few.

                  "IMPALA" (left) ; "NEWLANDS" (right)
  
         

                 
"ABRAHAM T " (left) ; "COMET" (right)
        

                            
            "ALLISON"
        

                                       
"ARMANDO"
        

                                   
"KENTUCKY "
        

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago" and "Sandile".


                                      "DANTAGO"
        

                                       "SANDILE"
        

Pictured below on 1 November 2018 the "Tina" (left) and "Nicolette" (right) is seen here berthed alongside the Collier Jetty.

        

                 TROTSE NIESWANDT BOUSELS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 November 2018 langs Kaai No.3 in Houtbaai was daar nie minder nie as vier Nieswandt bousels wat langs mekaar gelÍ het, naamlik "South West Gannet", "South West Heron", "Langeberg" en "Elandsberg".


        
        
Photo: Ritco Marine

Afgeneem hieronder van voor na agter lÍ "South West Gannet", "South West Heron", "Langeberg" en "Elandsberg".

        
        
Photo: Ritco Marine

                 
"RIVIERGANS" PLAYS HIDE-AND-SEEK
                                IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" is laying semi-submerged alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks, after the vessel unexpectedly sunk alongside her berth during the previous day.
 

        

        

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 a dive team is preparing to enter the water to inspect the hull of the "Riviergans".

        

                    "RUWEKUS" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the purse seiner "Ruwekus" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit and a fresh layer of paint.


        

               "PORTIA I " AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the South Coast lobster vessel "Portia I" is seen here berthed alongside the West Quay in anticipation for her turn to be lifted onto the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit and a fresh layer of paint.


        

                  "IMPALA " ON QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY


Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the crayfish vessel "Impala" is seen here neatly painted on the Quay 4 slipway. At the some minor maintenance were still in progress on the shaft and line-cutter as posted below.


        

        

       

        
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Compass Challenger", "Lepanto" and "Lee Anne". Also present was the "Beatrice Marine" and "Foxglove, for both vessels were about to enter the Robinson dry dock for their annual
re-fit.
                                  
"BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                                       "FOXGLOVE"
       

                       "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                       "LEPANTO"
       

                                        "LEE ANNE"
       

                 WAIT, WAIT ISN'T THAT....YES IT IS !

Pictured below during April 2018 the port of registry on the stern of the "Lee Anne" was previously indicated as "Cape Town"...not anymore.

                

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the port of registry on the stern of the "Lee Anne" now states "Durban".

           

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the "Sea Pride II" (left) and "Tina" (right) is seen here berthed alongside the Collier Jetty.

         

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" on route to her berth alongside the East Quay, after returning home from the fishing grounds earlier that morning.

       

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 29 October 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Conquistador", "Southern Cross","Armando", "Comet" and "Cape Challenger" to mention just a few.

                             
"CONQUISTADOR"
       

                           
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
       

                                       
"COMET"
       

                                     
"ARMANDO"
       

                            
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2018 in die Elliot Basin in die Kaapse Dokke pryk die "Intrepid" met 'n nuwe wit kleurskema. "Intrepid" heet sy ook nie meer nie, sy heet nou "Cesca".

         

     "RIVIERGANS" TAKES A DIVE IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on 28 October 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" is laying semi-submerged alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks, soon after ice was taken onboard for an upcoming fishing trip. The "Riviergans" was still seen in action during the previous week, fishing off Cape Point.

        

         
"LEAH" ALONGSIDE PORT NOLLOTH JETTY

Pictured below on 24 October 2018 the "Leah" is seen here berthed alongside the Port Nolloth jetty in order to prepare the vessel for the fitment of diamond recovery equipment on the rear deck.

      

             
"LEAH" ON ANCHOR AT PORT NOLLOTH

Pictured below on 23 October 2018 the "Leah", the latest vessel to join the Diamond Coast fleet is seen here resting on anchor at Port Nolloth, after the vessel left Saldanha Bay on Sunday 21 Oktober 2018 on her maiden voyage.

       

  
        A SEAGULL'S VIEW OF THE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 21 October 2018 numerous fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet present were "Tina", "Kariba", "Adelette", "Riviergans", "Staalkop", "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman" and "Mpho".

       
       

                                        "KARIBA"
       

                                    "ADELETTE"
       

        DIS NIE MEER DIE PLEK VIR VISTREILERS NIE?

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2018 val die kollig nie op Tafelberg nie, maar eerder op die kreefskuit genaamd "Newlands" wat langs Kaai 4 skeepshelling se kaaitjie vas gemaak is. 'n Mens wonder as die skuit sou kon praat of sy gelukkig was om juis daar te moes lÍ...in die teenwoordigheid van hordes plesierskuite, toeriste, restaurante en winkelsentrums. Dit alles wat om haar teenwoordig is wat eintlik nooit veronderstel was om in die eerste plek daar te moes gewees het nie.

       

                  

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2018 is die "Newlands" netjies skoon geverf en gereed om die 2018/2019 kreefseisoen te begin.
                                     
        

           A SEAGULL'S VIEW OF THE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on 21 October 2018 numerous fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet present were "Silverfern", "Southern Cross", "Kingklip", "Conquistador", "Abraham T", "RRR", "Oceana Topaz" and "Blue Dolphin".


       

Pictured below on 21 October 2018 alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Conquistador", "Abraham T" and "Blue Dolphin".

       

                                                "RRR"
         

Pictured below on 21 October 2018 the red circle indicates new scuppers added to the port side of the "Blue Dolphin".

         

                                        "ABRAHAM T "
         

                                   "CONQUISTADOR"
         

                                   "OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                    "SANDVELD III"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2018 staan die "Intrepid" op die Kaapse Syncrolift, spierwit geverf in vars onderlaag verf.

        

Aangepakte swartmossels op die propeller...'n indikasie dat die skuit lanklaas uit die water gehaal was...

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 21 October 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine", "Dantago", "Realeka", "Ludwani".

                                  
"ISABELLA MARINE"
        
 
                                       
"DANTAGO"
        

                                      
"REALEKA"
        

                                      
"LUDWANI"
        

      "OCEANA MERCURY" KOM LAAI YS IN DIE KAAP

Pelagiese skuite in die Kaapse Dokke is 'n heel ongewone gesig, maar op 21 Oktober 2018 vaar die "Oceana Mercury" die Kaapse Dokke binne om te gaan ys laai vir 'n Sardyn trip, nadat die skuit vroeŽr daardie oggend vanuit Sandy Point hawe vertrek het.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder het die "Oceana Mercury" vir 'n wyle langs die Oceana sleeptreiler "Realeka" gaan lÍ voordat hulle na die ysbunker langs South Arm oorbeweeg het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Oceana Mercury" by die ysbunker.

        

Pictured below on 21 October 2018 the Hout Bay based tuna pole vessel "Tierkop", is seen here sailing into the Cape Docks.

        

             
"INTREPID" EMIGREER NA BRITTANJE!

Dit wil voorkom asof dit nie net Suid-Afrikaanse burgers is wat emigreer na Brittanje nie, maar nou selfs ook ons skuite! Die Britte is definitief besig om met nuwe oŽ na ons vistreilers te kyk. Jare gelede is die Britte hier weg met twee van ons houtskuite genaamd "Jan Snyman" en "Westerdam". Toe volg die Sachal romp "Amalia" en nou is dit die gewese kreefskuit "Intrepid" wat ook 'n nuwe tuiste in Brittanje gaan kry.

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Oktober 2018 staan die "Intrepid" op die Kaapse Syncrolift. Die rooi sirkel toon aan dat die skuit se naam sowel as "port of registry" van die agterstewe verwyder is.

                          

  SACHAL AND TALLIE CHUKKIES RESTING ON ANCHOR

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Hoedjiesbaai, the "Imbaza" and "Nanja" is seen here resting on anchor, whilst the "Penquin 1" and "Christa" were present at the Slipway Jetty at Saldanha Bay.

                                        "IMBAZA"
          
 

                                       
"NANJA"
        

                                     
"CHRISTA"
        

                                  
"PENQUIN 1"
       

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Jesea" were seen doing several trips between Hoedjiesbaai and the sea farms located in the bay.

       

        

              
"PETRIE HEIN"...SO LÍ ONS MAAR

        

       
LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Saldanha Bay the entire Lusitania crayfish fleet were present alongside the Presidents jetty. Several vessels were neatly painted in their distinctive blue, black and white colour scheme after visiting the Saldanha Bay slipway recently, while progress are well under way to convert the "Steenbok 1" into an Octopus catcher. Also present was the "El Pescador" who had receive a new fiberglass wheelhouse recently.

                                
"GHOERIEMAN"
        

                                         
"JO-ANN"
        

                               
          "TICKEY"
        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty from left to right is "El Pescador", "Silver Leader" and "Tickey".

        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 the "El Pescador" is seen here showing off her brand new fiberglass wheelhouse.

                   

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 this obsolete crayfish winch were standing unattended on the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay...
I dare you guys to attempt this at Hout Bay...it will be gone by lunch time!

                   

      BUSY SCENES AT
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway, is the "Atlantic Enterprise", "Daan Viljoen" as well as a obsolete Chinese fishing vessel being scrapped.

                                   
"DAAN VILJOEN"
         

                     
      "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
                    

                                GOOD-BYE MY CHINA!
         

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty this raft was spotted featuring an seagull's nest with an egg inside of it as indicated by the red circle.               

         

         

           NEW "SEAGULL" RADAR FOR "EMERALD"? 

         

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the Hake longliner "Intini".

                   

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Allison", neatly painted after a recent visit to the Saldanha Bay slipway.

        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Saldanha Bay a large contingency of stern trawlers were present who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Lindiwe", "Harvest Bounty", "Harvest Saldanha", "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Gavina" to mention just a few.


                             
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
        

                           
"HARVEST KROTOA"
        

                          
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
        

   "HARVEST SELINA"
(left);"HARVEST VERONICA"(right)
        

                           
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

                               
"HARVEST GAVINA"
        

   PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is a selection of purse seiners resting in the harbour at the time, most of them set sail south-wards again later that evening.

                             
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                                  
"ANTONIE W II "
        

                          
"SILVER CHALLENGER"
        

                            
"SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                                       
"EBB TIDE"
        

                           
"OCEANA MERCURY"
        

                   "HARRIER"
(left);"ARIZON II "(right)
        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 onboard the "Harrier" is a Gannet nest, situated right on the bow between the bow roller and the whaleback.

        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 is the Hake longliner "Karin 1", receiving attention to her port side shelterdeck at the Tallie Marine jetty.

        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is the tuna pole "Malagas II", receiving attention to her wooden hull.

        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 the fisheries patrol vessel "Sarah Baartman" is seen here sailing into St.Helena Bay.

        

                                
JULLE BLIKSEMS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 het Trawler Heritage op hierdie gru-toneel afgekom in Sandy Point hawe by die "Anna" wat gedurende Augustus 2018 half-lyf langs 'n kaai in die hawe gesink het. Kwaaddoeners het intussen gegaan en die wielhuisventers uitgeslaan, die wielhuisdeur uit die raam geskop en daarmee saam ook die stuurkonsole binne-in die wielhuis sodaning beskadig dat die hele struktuur tesame met die skuit se Furuno video sounder nou onder water, halfpad by die wielhuis uithang...moertoe! Hierdie is maar neteens 'n bewys dat 'n gedeelte van Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing, geen, maar soos geen respek het vir ander se eiendom nie!

        

        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Sandy Point are the crayfish vessels "Jakkie V" (left) and "Marquerite (right).

        

     SOMEONE DROPPED A TRAILER BEARING ON THE
                                   SKI-BOAT SLIPWAY?

        

                     ONS GROET NOG 'n STRYD-OS,
                     TOT SIENS "TRUDY-MARLEEN"!


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 lÍ die laaste splinters en rommel afkomstig van die "Trudy Marleen" wat onlangs op die Sandy Point skeepshelling gesloop is - 'n formidabele houtskuit wat haar oor die jare heen telkens bewys het as beide 'n gedugte pelagiese skuit sowel as kreefskuit. Vaarwel "Trudy Marleen", ons gaan jou mis!

          

      
          KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT....DAAI KANT TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 is die nuwe aanwysingsbord geleŽ in De Villiers, Laaiplek wat die afdraaipad aandui na Keyway Shipwright.

                   

                  
"MIZPAH" WORD GERINNEWEER

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 by Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek word die stuurboordsy van die "Mizpah" afgebreek om plek te maak vir 'n nuwe staalkonstruksie.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 word vars kalfaat ingeslaan op die bakboordsy van die "Mizpah".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 op Laaiplek is konstruksiewerk nogsteeds volstoom aan die gang om vir die "Atlantic Endeavour" 'n nuwe houtdek in te slaan.
 
        

       
               "ELOMI" LAAI GROOTMASNET

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 op Laaiplek staan die netlorrie en kraan van Saldanha Crane Hire gereed om vir "Elomi" 'n grootmasnet af te lewer.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die letsels van oorlog wat gedurende die uitmergelende 2018 pelagiese seisoen opgedoen is, duidelik sigbaar op die bakboordsy van die "Elomi".

        

             PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Laaiplek is a selection of purse seiners resting in the harbour at the time, most of them set sail south-wards again later that evening.

        

                      "ARANOS"
(left);"VEGKOP "(right)
        

                                       "STORMKOP "
        

                                   "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                             "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                      
DANKIE KOSMOS PLANT HIRE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Oktober 2018 by die S.A. Visserye Museum op Laaiplek pryk die "Port Elizabeth" naambord afkomstig van die "Bosbok", tesame met 'n 1:30 skaalmodel van die skuit. Die naambord is goedgunstelik deur Kosmos Plant Hire van Vredenburg behoue laat bly nadat die "Bosbok" onlangs in Sandy Point hawe gesloop is.

        

                              
"MIZPAH" AT NIGHT...

        

Pictured below on 15 October 2018 at Laaiplek is the "Umfana" (left) and the "Towerkop" (right).

        

               
           GOOD-LUCK "ARANOS"!

Pictured below late evening on 15 October 2018, the "Aranos" is seen here sailing down the Berg River, to continue her journey south-wards in search of pelagic fish.

             

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 13 October 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "RRR", "Arizona","Abraham T", "Comet" and "Bella Da Lunar" to mention just a few.

                                               "RRR"   
        

                                          
"ARIZONA"
                    

                                      
"ABRAHAM T "
       

       
"BELLA DA LUNAR" (left); "SANDVELD III" (right)
       

                                          
"COMET"
       

         "CHRISTIE SUE" VISITS CAPE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 13 October 2018 at the Cape Syncrolift is the Hake longliner "Christie Sue", requiring some attention to her wood work on the stern area.


       

       

          "ALASKA" DISAPPEARS ONCE AGAIN...


Pictured below on 13 October 2018 in the Alfred Basin is what is left from the "Alaska" after some more planking were removed from the obsolete hull recently.


       

       

        "SILVER FERN", ONS EIE VERKLEURMANNETJIE!


Die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld het nou offisiŽl sy eie verkleurmannetjie gekry - "Silver Fern". Afgeneem hieronder na afloop van die 2017/2018 kreefseisoen is hoe die romp van die "Sliver Fern" daarna uitgesien het, met 'n verskeidenheid kleure wat die skuit se romp oor die afgelope paar jaar vertoon het. Maar dis niet die einde, want "Silver Fern" pryk alweer met 'n nuwe kleurskema soos te siene hieronder...


       

                             "OU KLEURSKEMA"

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die "Silver Fern" haar "mist-green" kleurskema.

       

                              "NUWE KLEURSKEMA"

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die "Silver Fern" haar nuwe ligblou kleurskema.

       

       
     LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 13 October 2018 alongside South Arm both the "Allin" and "Andromeda" were present, while the "Realeka" once again set sail to the trawling grounds.


                                            "ALLIN"
       

                                     "REALEKA"
       

                                    "ANDROMEDA"
       

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 13 October 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Sailfish", "Abe Shaipiro","Mpho", "Staalkop" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.


          
"ABE SHAPIRO" (inside); "SAILFISH" (outside)     
       

        
"STAALKOP" (inside); "RIVIERGANS" (outside)
       

          
"KENTUCKY" (inside); "ADELETTE" (outside)
       

                                            
"TINA"
       

             
"KARIBA" (inside); "NICOLETTE" (outside)
       

                                   
     "MPHO"
       

                                  LUDERITZ 1958?

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Oktober 2018 op Houtbaai lyk dit weer soos Luderitz 60 jaar gelede gelyk het met nie minder nie as drie Nieswandt bousels wat langs mekaar lÍ teen Jetty No 3. Van links na regs is "Langeberg", "Elandsberg" en "South West Gannet".

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                       BETONKAAI: 1 - "BOLOKO 1": 0


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Oktober 2018 op Houtbaai word 'n nuwe boegplaat ingesweis op die "Boloko 1", nadat die skuit en 'n betonkaai in 'n onderonsie betrokke was. Dit is duidelik wie hierdie rondte gewen het...

                       

             LOOK WHAT IS KEEPING
"KU-ULA" COOL!

Pictured below on 9 October 2018 in the Cape Docks a brand new slurry ice system is being delivered to the tuna pole vessel "Ku-Ula".

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)
     
                     BLESSING OF THE FLEET 2018


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Oktober 2018 is 'n banier by die ingang van Jetty No.2 in die Kaapse Dokke wat die jaarlikse "Blessing of the Fishing Fleet" aandui. Ten tyde toe hierdie foto geneem was, was die plaaslike vloot vistreilers nog nie teenwoordig nie. Ongelukkig het die see en die skuite geroep en Trawler Heritage moes weer aanbeweeg, so jammer manne, volgende jaar probeer ons weer om hierdie skouspel op kamera vas te lÍ.


         


Pictured below on 7 October 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the shark longliner "Ubuntu".

         

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 alongside the East Quay is the "Sandveld III", neatly painted after a visit to the Sandy Point slipway recently.

         

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 alongside the East Quay is the Hake longliner "Arizona".

         

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 alongside South Arm is the Swordfish longliner "Seawin Sapphire".

         

               
        GOOD-LUCK "PORTUNITY"

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Portunity" is seen here leaving the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.

         

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Forest Lily" is seen here leaving the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds followed by the Hake longliner "Nicolette" in close pursuit.

                                     
"FOREST LILY"
         

                                      
"NICOLETTE"
         

         

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 is the crayfish vessel "Newlands" on the Quay 4 slipway for her annual refit.

         

                              
      "FOREST LILY"
         

                                     
"NICOLETTE"
         

Pictured below on 7 October 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Avro Warrior" is seen here steaming past Granger Bay on route from the trawling grounds.

         

    
   "ARMANDO" APPROACHES THE SWING BRIDGE

Pictured below on 26 September 2018 the Hake longliner "Armando" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" on route to her berth alongside the East Quay.

         

         

                       
              "ARMANDO"
         

                   OCEANA KREEFSKUITE OP DIE SLIP


Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Oktober 2018 is twee Oceana kreefskuite op die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling, naamlik "Swartberg" en "Patrysberg" ten einde die skuite gereed te kry vir die opkomende 2018/2019 kreefseisoen.

                                       "SWARTBERG"

         

                                   
"PATRYSBERG"
                            
                        
             
DORINGBAAI SE EIE "STONEHENGE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Oktober 2018 is die laaste oorblyfsels van die oorspronklike aflaaikaai van North Bay Canning op Doringbaai wat al hoe meer na die Britte se "Stonehenge" begin te lyk namate die see die kaai verniel.


                          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Oktober 2018 is die bestaande aflaaikaai op Doringbaai, waar daar lankal nie meer pelagiese vis en kreef afgelaai word nie.

                          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Oktober 2018 op Doringbaai is die pomphuis op die kaai vanwaar vars seewater gepomp word na die nabygeleŽ perlemoenplaas.

      

                       "TUPPENCE"
IN DORINGBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Oktober 2018 lÍ die diamantskuit "Tuppence" op 'n mooring in Doringbaai se hawe.


           

          LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE LÍ VOL KREEFSKUITE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 lyk dit amper weer soos 1983 op Lambertsbaai met die hawe wat vol kreefskuite lÍ.

 

 

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 van links na regs is "Benmar H", "Silver Fish " en "James Archer".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 is die vergete Coaster kaai in Lambertsbaai hawe - terug in die dae toe diesel en visolie nog seelangs aangery is tussen Lambertsbaai en die Kaapse Dokke.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 lÍ selfs die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling vol skuite, waaronder 'n vrek lelike catamaran en twee veel antrekliker Oceana kreefskuite.

         

                    DIAMANTSKUITE IN
LAMBERTSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 is talle diamantskuite teenwoordig gewees in die hawe waaronder "Carin W" (kopdoek antie); "Giga" en "Ocean Heritage".

                                         
"CARIN W "
         

                                
"OCEAN HERITAGE"
         

         
Was dit dan nie hierdie einste skuit wat die ander aand verby Trawler Heritage geloop het sonder enige navigasieligte aan nie? Die idee agter die gebruik van navigasieligte is nie sodat jy in die nag kan sien nie, dis sodat ander skuite jou kan sien loop!
 
                                    
"HIGHLANDER"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 op Lambertsbaai van links na regs is "Conrad", "Boesmanland" en "Boland".

         

                          VOŽLPALE EN MASPALE...

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 op Lambertsbaai belemmer die voŽlpale in die voorgrond so bietjie die uitsig oor "Paulsberg" en "Potberg" wat teen die kaai lÍ.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2018 op Lambertsbaai van links na regs is "Alana", "Penny" en "Hiram"

          

                                         "GERTRUIDA"
          

             DREDGER IN LAMBERTS BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on 5 October 2018 is a dredger moored in Lamberts Bay harbour, as part of an project to make the harbour deeper. But why? Trawler Heritage wants to know, for this harbour is not used by fully laiden purse seiners anymore...


        

     
            "LEAH " DOING SEA-TRIALS

Pictured below on 2 October 2018 the "Leah" is seen here on sea-trials in Saldanha Bay, achieving a top speed of 11.5 knots during trials. 

      

          


                             GOOD-LUCK "LEAH "!


Pictured below on 27 September 2018 is a newly built 47 foot diamond recovery vessel "Leah", being launched at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay, after being transported by road from the Sachal boat yard at Vredenburg. 


                    
                    
(Photo: Sachal)

           
           
(Photo: Sachal)
                  
             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 26 September 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Bella Da Lunar", "Santa Monica","Abraham T", and "Werkendam" to mention just a few.


                            
    "BELLA DA LUNAR"
         

                                  
"SANTA MONICA"
         

                                   
"WERKENDAM"
         

                                      
"ABRAHAM T "
         

         
         "NEWLANDS" (left); "IMPALA" (right)
         

                                      "KINGKLIP"
         

                   NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "COMET"


Previously posted on 15 August 2018 the "Comet" was spotted with only her name being indicated on the stern. The nameplate indicating the port of registry was missing from the vessel at the time.
 

         

Pictured below on 26 September 2018 the red circle indicates the new port of registry nameplates on the stern of the "Comet".

         
 
Pictured below on 26 September 2018 alongside the Collier is the "Nicolette", neatly painted after spending some time recently on the Hout Bay slipway for new wooden frames and a fresh layer of paint.

         

Pictured below on 26 September 2018 alongside South Arm the Hake longliner "Cape Frio" is seen here berthed on the outside of the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Kirstina".

         

Pictured below on 26 September 2018 alongside South Arm is the Hake stern trawler "Allin".

         

           "PARACLETE" RETURNS TO SANDY POINT


Pictured below on 24 September 2018 the mid-water trawler "Paraclete" is seen here maneuvering alongside the Government Jetty at Sandy Point harbour, neatly painted after a recent visit to the Cape Syncrolift.

         

            CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SANDY POINT


Pictured below on 24 September 2018 several cray fish vessels were present at Sandy Point harbour in order to prepare the vessels for the upcoming 2018/2019 season. Amongst the fleet present were "Biskop 1", "Silver Leader", "Trudy Marleen", "Nommer Sewe", "Jakkie V" and "Marquerite".


                                       "BISKOP 1"
         

              
"JAKKIE V" (left); "NOMMER SEWE" (right)
         

                                    
"MARQUERITE"
         

       "TRUDY MARLEEN"...DIT LYK WEER SOOS 1965!


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 is die "Trudy Marleen" op die Sandy Point skeepshelling - sonder 'n whaleback. Nadat die skuit onaktief was gedurende die 2017/2018 kreefseisoen. In kort gestel, die skuit het baie instandhoudingswerk nodig!


         

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n vrot plank of twee of drie of vier met 'n groot gat dwarsdeur die stuurboordsy van die "Trudy Marleen".

         
Trawler Heritage kan aan nog baie byvoeglike naamwoorde dink om die skuit se kondisie te beskryf, maar kom ons los dit maar vir 'n ander dag.

                                   "SILVER LEADER"
         

                        "VIVIAN C"...MOET MOOI MIK


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 is Houtbaaise tunaskuit "Vivian C" stadig oppad na 'n lÍplekkie langs die Tallie Marine kaai, so tussendeur die pelagiese skuite.


         

                                          "VIVIAN C"
         

Pictured below on 24 September 2018 alongside the Tallie Marine jetty is the Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Ocean Dynamo".

         

Pictured below on 24 September 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Colin B", berthed alongside "Oom Arthur".

         

Pictured below on 24 September 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is the Cape Town tuna pole vessel "Sandveld III".

         

Pictured below on 24 September 2018 at Sandy Point is the Cape Town tuna pole vessel "Weskus II".

         

                "ATLANTIC HUNTER" SAILING HOME


Pictured below on 24 September 2018 the Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Atlantic Hunter" is seen here sailing past Vioolsbaai on route to Hout Bay.


         

Pictured below on 24 September 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the diamond recovery vessel "Santa Isabel".

         

                  DREDGER IN SANDY POINT HARBOUR


Pictured below on 24 September 2018 is this dredger moored in Sandy Point harbour, forming part of an project to make the harbour deeper.


         

                 LARGER NET BIN FOR "ANTONIE W II"


Pictured below on 24 September 2018 at Sandy Point harbour the red circle indicates additional steel added to the existing net board onboard the "Antonie W II", to enable the vessel to carry a larger small mesh Anchovy net.


         

                                  "ANTONIE W II "
         

           PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SANDY POINT


Pictured below on 24 September 2018 several purse seiners were present at Sandy Point harbour, most of them were still seen in action during past week. Amongst the fleet present were "Ukuloba", "Duinekus", "Lisa Ann", "Kavalier" and "Gregory Justin".


                                    
"UKULOBA"
         

                                       
"DUINEKUS"
         

                                      
"LISA ANN"
         

        
"EBB TIDE" (left); "SOUTH WEST FALCON" (right)
         

           
"GREGORY JUSTIN" (left); "KAVALIER" (right)
         

             ONS GROET NOG TWEE STRYD-OSSE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling word die "Bosbok" letterlik afgeslag. Die "Bosbok" is die tweede skuit van Noordbaai Vissers wat die afgelope twee maande gesloop is.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die jongste houtskuit wat gesneuwel het. Die "Anna" vertoef alreeds die afgelope sewe jaar onaktief in die hawe. Die kans dat die skuit in die nabye toekoms geberg gaan word lyk op hierdie stadium bitter skraal, en dus kan ons aanneem dat dit ook die einde van die "Anna" is.

         

                 DANKIE KOSMOS PLANT HIRE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling is die laaste oorblywende naambord op die agterstewe van die "Bosbok" nog sigbaar nadat al die ander naamborde spoorloos verdwyn het van die skuit. Kosmos Plant Hire van Saldanhabaai, wie tans die sloopwerk behartig, het egter ingestem om die naambord te verwyder, vanwaar dit voortaan in die S.A. Visserye Museum op Laaiplek uitgestal sal word tesame met 'n 1:30 skaalmodel van die "Bosbok".

         

            
  SKUITE MET MEDIESE KONDISIES....

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 is vier skuite wat tans onderhewig is aan 'n mediese kondisie van die een of ander aard...

           
"OCEANA ROCKET":  GETJIPTE VOORTAND
                   

                 
   "TRUDY MARLEEN":  SELLULIET
                   

          
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR":  KNIEVERVANGING
           

                     
"TERRASAN 1":  GRASS BURN
           

               DIE VIS HET VEREERS OPGEDROOG...

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 is daar geen rook insig afkomstig van die scrubber torings by Amawandle Pelagic op Laaiplek nie.

         

         "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" WORD HERBOU


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 op Laaiplek is hoe die "Atlantic Endeavour" tans daarna uitsien nadat die netbord verwyder is om nuwe dekplanke op die stuurboordsy in te slaan. Benewens al die houtwerk kry die skuit ook 'n nuwe vlekvryestaal dieseltenk wat gereed staan vir installasie.


         

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ metaalplate afkomstig van die netbord op die kaai.

         

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n gedeelte van die dekplanke wat alreeds opgelig is.

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die nuwe vlekvryestaal dieseltenk wat gereed staan vir installasie.

         

                       EIGEVIS VLOOT OP LAAIPLEK


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 op Laaiplek was die hele pelagiese vloot van Eigevis teenwoordig gewees waartonder "Atlantic Leader", "Eigeveld", "Nossob" en "Ankoveld".


                                        "EIGEVELD"
         

         

                                       "ANKOVELD"
         

                                       "NOSSOB"
         

              PELAGIESE VLOOT RUS IN BERGRIVIER


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite teenwoordig op daardie stadium. Die skuite het teen middernag weer vertrek het om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

                              
                                 "LOERIESFONTEIN"
         

                                      "TERRASAN 1"
         

            ANSJOVISSIES GOOI HUL SKADUWEES...


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 op die agterstewe van die "Terrasan 1" hang twee uitgedroogde Ansjovissies.


         

                                        "DOLOREZE"
         

                                      "STORMKOP"
         

                                     "DAGBREEK"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2018 vaar 'n netvisbakkie uit die Bergriviermond oppad see toe.

         

             SACHAL CHUKKIES RESTING ON ANCHOR

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 at Hoedjiesbaai the "Nanja" and "Flying Scott" is seen here resting on anchor whilst the "Penquin 1" was berthed at the Slipway jetty.
 
                                            "NANJA"
         
    

                                    
"FLYING SCOTT"
             

                               
      "PENQUIN 1"
         

                        MOSSELBOERE SE SKUITE


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 September 2018 is 'n seleksie van talle akwakultuur skuite op ander in Hoedjiesbaai en Saldanhabaai. Skuite teenwoordig was onder meer "Karlo", "Jesea", "Blue Ocean", "Southern Cross" en "Albatros" om net 'n paar te noem.

                 
                       "KARLO" 
        

                                        
"IMBAZA"
               

                                         
"JESEA"
         

                                        
"ALBATROS"
         

                                 
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                     
"BLUE OCEAN"
         

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the former tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen".

         

        LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay the entire Lusitania crayfish fleet were present alongside the Presidents jetty. Several vessels were neatly painted after visiting the Saldanha Bay slipway recently, while progress are well under way to convert the "Steenbok 1" into an Octopus catcher. Also present was the "El Pescador" who will receive a new wheelhouse over the next couple of days.

           

                                          
"TICKEY"
         

                                   
"GHOERIEMAN"
         

                                     
"STEENBOK 1"
         

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 all the crayfish handling equipment as well as the derrick has been removed from onboard the "Steenbok 1". In the meantime a stainless steel slide has been mounted onto the starboard bulwarks.

         

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 is the neatly painted "El Pescador", but without a wheelhouse, but not for long anymore.

         

                NUWE WIELHUIS VIR "EL PESCADOR"


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 September 2018 op die perseel van Saldanha Bay Canning staan die nuut vervaardigde glasvesel wielhuis gereed om gemonteer te word aanboord van die kreefskuit "El Pescador".

                   

                       
NOG 'n HOUTPATRYSPOORT

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 September 2018 op Saldanhabaai is nog 'n houtpatryspoort wat opgespoor is, die keer aanboord van die uitgediende wielhuis van die "El Pescador". Houtpatryspoorte is ook onlangs opgemerk aanboord van die "Tomren" sowel as aanboord van die "Emerald".

         


  "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" QUITS 2018 PELAGIC SEASON


Pictured below on 23 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay the purse seiner "Atlantic Enterprise" is seen here without her small mesh Anchovy net as well as her triplex net winch, all to be serviced and repaired for the 2019 pelagic season.


         

         

       
         LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay only three Sea Harvest Hake stern trawlers were present in the harbour namely "Harvest Veronica", "Harvest Georgina" and "Harvest Lindiwe".


                            
"HARVEST VERONICA"
         

                              
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                             
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
         

                  DIE PIENK MEEUW VAN SALDANHABAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 September 2018 op Saldanhabaai is die "pienk" bevlekte meeuw wat onlangs in die hawe opgelet is.

         

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the Hake longliner "Pakamani".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 September 2018 op die Presidentskaai op Saldanhabaai lÍ 'n uitgedroogde haaivin op die kaai, waarskynlik afkomstig van die Japanese/Chinese/Taiwanese vistreiler wat tans gesloop word. Dis maar net een van die redes waarom hierdie skuite so min blootstelling kry op Trawler Heritage - hulle doen immers meer kwaad as goed.

        

                    SACHAL MAKING BIG WAVES!

Pictured below on 23 September 2018 are some of latest vessels currently under construction at the Sachal boat yard in Vredenburg.

Pictured below is yet another Sachal vessel destined for the export market. This vessel was built for an Namibian owner, to be used as a diamond recovery vessel.

        

Pictured below is a new hake longline vessel under construction for an Cape Town owner, to serve as a replacement vessel for an ageing wooden vessel.

        

Pictured below is a new purse seiner under construction for an Gansbaai owner, to serve as a replacement vessel for an ageing wooden vessel.

         

   "OCEANA PEGASUS" AT KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT
         
Pictured below on 22 September 2018 at the Keyway Shipwright facility at Laaiplek is the "Oceana Pegasus" for her annual refit. 

         

                   AMAWANDLE FLEET AT LAAIPLEK
         
Pictured below on 22 September 2018 at Laaiplek only two purse seiners belonging to the Amawandle Pelagic fleet were present namely "Vegkop" and "Umfana". The rest of the fleet was berthed at Hout Bay at the time.

                                         
"VEGKOP"
         

                                         "UMFANA"
         

    TUNA POLE VESSELS PREPARED FOR NEW SEASON
         
Pictured below on 15 September 2018 at Hout Bay the local tuna pole vessels are being prepared as the new tuna pole season draws nearer. Seen below is the "Southern Tiger" painted neatly after a recent visit to the Hout Bay slipway. Work was still in progress onboard the "Sandalene" in order to replace several wooden frames on the port side of the vessel. In the mean time the "Radiant Star" was hauled out of the water at the Hout Bay slipway for general repairs and a fresh layer of paint to her lower hull.

                                    "SOUTHERN TIGER"
         

                                  "FRENCHY MARIA"
         

                                    "SANDALENE"
         

                                    "RADIANT STAR"
            

Pictured below on 15 September 2018 at Hout Bay is the sole remaining Oceana crayfish vessel "Patrysberg", left in the harbour after the rest of the fleet already departed for Lamberts Bay several weeks ago.

        

                    DIE LAASTE HERHINNERING


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 het Trawler Heritage Houtbaai te voet aangepak om hierdie naambord van Atlantic Skipper straat te gaan afneem - waarskynlik nou die laaste herhinnering van 'n gewese pelagiese skuit uit die trotste
vissersvloot ter wÍreld.


        

                PELAGIESE VLOOT IN HOUTBAAI HAWE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 rus talle pelagiese skuite in Houtbaai se hawe nadat daar die vorige nag slegs deur enkele skuite sukses behaal is. Die res van die vloot het egter in Houtbaai kom skuil en sou binnekort weer vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan soek. (Vir meer aksie kyk ook op die Hoofblad na die musiekvideo genaamd "Houtbaai 15 September 2018".)

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 van links na regs lÍ "Terrasan 1", "Silver Galaxy" en "Silver Bounty".

         


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Ruby" langs die Yskaai en wag vir haar aflaaibeurt.                

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" langs die aflaaikaai by S.A. Sea Products en wag dat die laaste bietjie vis uit die agterste visruim gepomp moet word.

         

                                            "MIZPAH"
         

  
        "SOUTHERN BELLE" (links); "MIZPAH" (regs)
         

         
"STAR CREST" (links); "ALERT III" (regs)
        

                                    
"RUWEKUS"
        

                   DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 is 'n seleksie van die pelagiese vloot wat uit Houtbaai hawe vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan soek.  (Vir meer aksie kyk ook op die Hoofblad na die musiekvideo genaamd "Houtbaai 15 September 2018".)

                                    "STARCREST"
        

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

                                      "ALERT III"
        

     
"SILVER GALAXY" (links); "SILVER BOUNTY" (regs)
        

                      
            "SILVER GALAXY"
        

                                    
"RUWEKUS"
        

                             
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                           
"SILVER BOUNTY"
        

                              
     "TOWERKOP"
        

                             
"SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 nader die "Oceana Ruby" die aflaaikaai van S.A. Sea Products.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 verlaat die "Oceana Concorde" die aflaaikaai van S.A. Sea Products, nou weer onderweg om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van die vloot in die omgewing van Kaappunt.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 fynkam "Boetie Akie" die "jungle" vir enige teken van vis.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 is die eerste pyp alreeds laat sak in die agterste visruim van die "Oceana Ruby".

        

                                       MEEUKOS?

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 wandel twee spierwit geringde duiwe op Houtbaai se suidelike breekwater...lig loop, die honger meeue van Houtbaai is nie net visetend nie, maar sal selfs 'n duif vang en verslind as hulle honger raak.

        

                             'n LEKKER HONDELEWE


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 lÍ ons op Houtbaai se langmuur en "smile" vir die kamera. Hoe hierdie hond dit reggekry het om tot bo-op daardie muurtjie te kon spring, sonder om aan die anderkant tussen die dolosse in te val weet nugter alleen.

         


                DIE LAASTE PELAGIESE AKSIE VIR 2018?


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 vaar die pelagiese vloot uit Houtbaai hawe om Ansjovis te gaan soek. Wat dit Trawler Heritage aanbetref was dit die laaste keer dat die pelagiese vloot in aksie sou wees gedurende die 2018 seisoen. Daar is waarskynlik nog talle produksiebestuurders in die hoofkantore met "budgets" voor hulle wat nie gehaal is nie, wat natuurlik nie sal saam stem met Trawler Heritage se stelling nie. "Ja, julle sal weer see toe gaan" sal ons waarskynlik vanuit die hoofkantore hoor. Die antwoord is "nee", eintlik net nee, want sien soos Trawler Heritage al talle kere gesÍ het verstaan 101.9% van die Suid-Afrikaanse populasie in elk geval nie wat daar buite op die see aangaan nie. In kort gestel, die pelagiese visbronne moet nou op die Agulhasbank uitkom om te gaan eiertjies lÍ - los nou die vis dat moeder natuur haar gang kan gaan. Die historiese weerstoestande voorspel alreeds niks goeds vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen nie, maak nou die huidige pelagiese populasie ook seer en die 2020 pelagiese seisoen mag dalk net chaoties uitdraai.

         


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 rus "Mizpah" langs die Yskaai in afwagting vir haar aflaaibeurt wat sou volg nadat die "Oceana Ruby" klaar afgelaai het. Maar, toe die nuus breek op die radio dat die eerste skuit gegooi het, is daar besluit om uit te vaar in 'n poging om iets by te kon byvang.

        

        

        

           "VEGKOP" VOL MOED OPPAD NA HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 buitekant Llandudno is die "Vegkop" oppad na Houtbaai om Ansjovis te kom soek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 buitekant Llandudno is die Stokvis sleeptreiler "Sveinn Jonsson" oppad na die Kaapse Dokke onderweg van die treilgronde.

        

          "KAVALIER" EN "PARAGON" VOL HOOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 buitekant die "Barge" is die "Kavalier" met die "Oceana Paragon" kort op haar hakke, volspoed oppad na Kaappunt om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

                                     "KAVALIER"
        

                               "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

     
              "LISA ANN" MAAK 'n TREK


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 September 2018 net na sononder duskant Kaappunt is die "Lisa Ann" besig om 'n trek te maak - een van die min skuite wat gedurende die nag 'n bietjie sukses behaal het.

       
       
(Foto: "Duinekus" bemanning)

                     OPPAD TERUG AGTERBAAI TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 11 September 2018 buitekant Yzerfontein vaar die "Sette Mari" en "Silver Galaxy " terug na die Agterbaai onderweg van Bokpunt. Hierdie twee skuite het deel gevorm van 'n armada van 30 pelagiese skuite wat gedurende die nag by Bokpunt gewerk het - soos te siene was daar nie genoeg vis om al die skuite se ruime te vul nie.

         

         

             PELAGIESE VLOOT IN HOUTBAAI HAWE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 rus talle pelagiese skuite in Houtbaai se hawe weens ongure weersomstandige wat die afgelope twee dae geheers het. Die weer is egter vandag mooi en die skuite gaan binnekort vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan soek. (Vir meer aksie kyk ook op die Hoofblad na die musiekvideo genaamd "Houtbaai 9 September 2018".)

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Boetie Akie", "Ruwekus" en "Duinekus".

        

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is die Premier Fishing vloot  "Adenia", "Southern Belle" en "Mizpah".

        

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Sette Mari", "Atlantic Leader" en "Towerkop".

        

Afgeneem hieronder langs die Yskaai is "Vegkop" (voor) en "Aranos" (agter).

        

Afgeneem hieronder langs die Yskaai is "Oceana Ruby" (links) en "Oceana Orion" (regs).

        

        

                                 
"SETTE MARI"
        

        

   
              DIE HOUTBAAI ROOILIG DISTRIK?

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 weerkaats die namiddag son op die navigasieligte van "Ruwekus" en "Duinekus" in Houtbaai se hawe. Aai mense, as daardie liggies maar net rÍrig geskyn het!

        

                     "TERRASAN 1" IN DIE "JUNGLE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 fynkam die "Terrasan 1" die waters buitekant Houtbaai vir enige teken van vis, nadat hulle gedurende die vroeŽ oggendure vanuit Laaiplek vertrek het en suid gevaar het na Houtbaai om vis te kom soek.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Terrasan 1" weer uit na dieper water om Slangkop in hul soeke na vis.

        

                             DIE STERRETJIES VAL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 val die Sterretjies net buitekant Houtbaai hawe op 'n verbygaande skool vis.

        

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 nader "Mizpah" Kaai No.3 om varswater in te neem.       

        

                          GOOD-LUCK "SHIVON"
         
Pictured below on 9 September 2018 the Hake longliner "Shivon" is seen here sailing out of the harbour on route to the fishing grounds.

        

        

                   DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 is 'n seleksie van die pelagiese vloot wat uit Houtbaai hawe vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan soek.
              
                                "SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

        

                                          "ADENIA"
        

           "SOUTHERN BELLE"
(links); "ADENIA" (regs)
        

        

        

        

            
          "OCEANA RUBY" SKOP WEG
        

                                 
"OCEANA RUBY"
        

        

                                       
"ADENIA"
        

                            
"OCEANA MERCURY"
        

                              
           "MIZPAH"
        



               

      
         
      
                               


    
             

                                 
   


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 vaar twee houerskepe bymekaar op die horison buitekant Slangkop.

        

                               
           "MIZPAH"
        

                                
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

                                   
 "BOETIE AKIE"
        

                                     
 "VEGKOP"
        

                                 
 "ALERT III"
        

                                        "ARANOS"
        

                                         "MIZPAH"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 van links na regs is "Duinekus", "Alert III", en "Ruwekus".

        

        

                                     "SETTE MARI"
        

                                     "TOWERKOP"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 van links na regs is "Atlantic Leader", "Sette Mari", en "Oceana Pegasus".

        

        

NEW SIMRAD RADAR SENSOR FOR "OCEANA CONCORDE"

Pictured below on 9 September 2018 is a new Simrad radar onboard the "Oceana Concorde", replacing the old Furuno radar.

        

                               "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 buitekant Houtbaai van links na regs is "Mizpah", "Aranos", "Duinekus" ,"Ruwekus", "Boetie Akie" en "Alert III" oppad see toe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 van links na regs is "Sette Mari", "Ruwekus","Oceana Pegasus" en "Aranos".

        

        

                            "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

                                      "SETTE MARI"
        

                                "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

        

  TROUBLES FOR "OCEANA PARAGON" AND "DUINEKUS"

Pictured below on 9 September 2018 at Hout Bay just after sunset both the "Duinekus" and "Oceana Paragon" had to retire from the evening's fishing due to mechanical trouble.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 rus die pelagiese vloot in Sandy Point hawe nadat vangste die afgelope tyd nie na wense was nie. Die ander helfte van die pelagiese vloot was egter nog op daardie stadium in Houtbaai vasgekeer weens stormsterk
suid-ooste wind.
  

     

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 in Sandy Point hawe van links ns regs is "Silver Katonkel", "Silver Dolphin" en "Atlantic Endeavour".   

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 lÍ die drie "Silver" susterskuite links, met die "Arizon II" en die "Harrier" regs voor.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 is twee besoekers van Kaapstad wat tans in Sandy Point hawe lÍ en wag om op die skeepshelling uitgesleep te word naamlik "Blue Dolphin" en die "Sandveld III" after haar.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling van links na regs "Bosbok" (dit wat nog oor is van die skuit), "Ocean Dynamo" van Houtbaai en die kreefskuit "Trudy Marleen".

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai is die weeskind van die Weskus pelagiese vloot, naamlik "Oceana Garnet" wat glad nie aan die 2018 pelagiese seisoen deelgeneem het nie.

        

                      

                       CHOKKA VESSELS IN BATTLE!

Pictured below on 8 September 2018 off St.Francis Bay is a series of photos taken of the chokka fleet encountering awful stormy sea conditions. Having to deal with a gail force wind and heavy swells, causing some serious discomfort for the crews as the vessels lay head-on with the wind, but with the swells hitting the vessels almost 90 degrees side-on.

                      

     

     

    


                       DIE "TOWERKOP" WATERVAL

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is n waterwal besig om te vorm op die voorste dek van die "Towerkop" tydens 'n periode van gietende stort reŽn.

        

     SENTINEL SEA FOODS FACTORY GUTTED BY FIRE
         
Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay harbour extensive damage is visible from the outside of the Sentinel Sea Foods factory, which was gutted by an fire recently.  

        

            CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay only three crayfish vessels were present namely "Plettenberg", "Ocean Harvest" and "Girl Judith".

                                    "PLETTENBERG"
        

                                     "GIRL JUDITH "
        

          HOUTBAAI SE HOEKIE VAN VERLATENES

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van 'n groepie houtskuite wat nie op die oog af meer gesond lyk nie...


                               
"OCEAN HARVEST"
        

                                     
"VULGARIS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Africa Unity", "Monnickendam", "Edelweiss" en "Ocean Blue".

        

                
"KIEWIET" (voor); "MARCON" (agter)  
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Anneliese". Soos te siene is die boegnate onlangs weer waterdig gemaak nadat die skuit 'n hele paar jaar onaktief in die hawe vertoef het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Africa Unity" nog steeds sonder haar enjin...

        

LONGLINE AND TUNA POLE  FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of Hake longline and Tuna pole vessels were present. Amongst the fleet present were "Tigerfish", "Radiant Star", "Aquilla", "Sneeuberg" and "Gypsy Rose" to mention just a few.

                                       
"TIGERFISH"
        

                                 
"RADIANT STAR"
        
        
                                      
"AQUILLA"
        

                                    
"SNEEUBERG"
        

                                    
 "GYPSY ROSE"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "South West Gannet", "South West Heron" and "Langeberg".

        

                                        
"OREGON"
        

                          
"WESTERN EXPLORER"
        

                                
      "TIYALINA"
        

                                     
"SEA HUNTER"
            

                               
"OCEANA CLIPPER"
        

    "SHIVON" GET'S HER LONGLINE GEAR READY


Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay the crew of the Hake longliner "Shivon" is seen here getting their Toplines ready for an upcoming fishing trip.


        

        
   
              CRIPNOTES OP DIE WIELHUISVENSTER?

          

Pictured below on 7 September 2018 a plastic tarpaulin hangs from the shelterdeck of the "Sandalene" in order to prevent rain water from entering the hull as repair work continues on the port side hull of the vessel.

        

                             
     "SANDALENE"
        

               BUSY SCENES ON HOUT BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on 7 September 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway are the Hout Bay based Hake longliners, namely "Southern Tiger" and "Rooiberg".


                               
"SOUTHERN TIGER"
           

                                       
"ROOIBERG"
        
 
                "SILVER HUNTER" VAL UITMEKAAR

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel 'n gat aan in die vrot hout op die bakboordsy van die "Silver Hunter".


        

                                 
"SILVER HUNTER"
        

Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Olivia Marie", a former Dutch Beamer in days gone by.

        

          PELAGIESE VLOOT SKUIL IN HOUTBAAI

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat in Houtbaai hawe geskuil het teen 'n stormsterk suid-ooste wind.


           
"BOLOKO I " (voor); "SETTE MARI " (agter)
        

                            
"OCEANA MERCURY "
        

                             
"ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

        

                 
"VEGKOP " (voor); "ARANOS" (agter)    
        

                             
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

                   "OCEANA ORION" SKOON GEVERF

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 langs die Yskaai op Houtbaai lÍ die skoongeverfde "Oceana Orion", nadat die skuit onlangs die Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek besoek het.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Towerkop" (links) en die "Oceana Ruby" (regs).

        

                                       
"TOWERKOP"
        

                     STEEK WEG DAAI SEE-ANKER!

         
Afgeneem hieronder hang die tregtervormige see-anker van die "Towerkop" se net oor die bakboord reŽlings. Siende dat dit van metaal vervaardig is, is dit maar raadsaam om dit ten alle tye weg te steek. Houtbaai hawe is tog immers een van daardie hawens waar hulle jou skuit rot-en-kaal besteel.


        

                                   
"OCEANA RUBY"
                    

                 HOUTBAAI HAWE...WAAR SELFS DIE  
       SEKURITEITSKAMERAS BEVEILIG MOET WORD!

         

                  "OCEANA PEGASUS" VAT 'n KANS

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 vaar die "Oceana Pegasus" uit Houtbaai om Ansjovis te gaan soek in die omgewing van Kampsbaai. Ongelukkig het die skuit leeg later gedurende die nag weer in Houtbaai aangekom.


        

               "BOETIE AKIE" PATROLEER DIE KUSLYN


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 buitekant Kampsbaai fynkam "Boetie Akie" die area vir enige teken van Ansjovis. Moedeloos sonder enige sukses vir hul moeite, het hul later die aand in Houtbaai gaan lÍ. Soos wat dinge nou gaan, is die hele visvangbesigheid net 'n "gamble".

           

                  
                        GOOD-LUCK "S.A. AGULHAS II "

Pictured below on 7 September 2018 just before sunset the Antarctic ice breaker "S.A. Agulhas II" is seen here heading southwards on yet another voyage towards the South Atlantic islands. 

        

                            "SISTRO" BREEK TOE

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 breek die "Sistro" toe buitekant Kaalgatbaai (julle sal nie 'n plek genaamd Kaalgatbaai op enige landskaart aantref nie, maar dit bestaan wel), oppad na die treilgronde suid van Kaappunt.


        

           NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "ELANDSBERG"

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 on the General Botha slipway is the "Elandsberg" now featuring a grey painted hull from it's previous blue painted hull.

          
          
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        SJUUT, OP HIERDIE SLIP MAG JY NIE RAAS NIE...


Afgeneem op 3 September 2018 op die Generaal Botha skeepshelling in Granger Bay is die "Elandsberg" wat wag vir 'n nuwe laag verf. Gegewe die woonsteleenhede wat reg langs die skuit staan word oormatige lawaai nie op hierdie skeepshelling toegelaat nie...nou waarom bou hulle dan woonstelle juis daarso?
'n Geldgierige ontwikkelaar miskien? Ek spekuleer maar net...


       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)
       
Pictured below on 2 September 2018 on the General Botha slipway is this rather interesting looking Norwegian built workboat. Measuring only 22 feet in length, this Norpower vessel is even equipped with an variable pitch prop as shown below.

          
          
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                    
                     (Photo: Ritco Marine)


   
             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay a large contingency of stern trawlers were present who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Boetie Bert", "Harvest Bounty", "Harvest Saldanha", "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Gavina" to mention just a few.


                               
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                              
  "HARVEST SELINA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 
"HARVEST GAVINA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                            
"HARVEST KROTOA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 
"BOETIE BERT"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the crayfish vessel "Ghoerieman" undergoing repairs after completing the 2017/2018 crayfish season.

        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Jenny Anne", "Jo-Ann" and "Irma".

        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                 
HAKE LONGLINERS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay are the Hake longliners "Intini", "Highland Queen" as well as the "Emerald" which is still in a re-built phase at present.


                                       
"INTINI "  
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                               
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                    
"EMERALD"
            
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
ONWEERSWOLKE PAK SAAM

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 September 2018 lÍ die seiljagte by die Saldanhabaai seiljagklub met hul boegte in 'n suid-westelike rigting namate 'n kouefront die gebied nader.


        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)


                 "ELANDSBERG" RUNNING TRIALS


Pictured below on 1 September 2018 onboard the tuna pole vessel "Elandsberg", are some photos of the vessel running trials in Table Bay for her new owner.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                    
                    
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

         
         
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

 FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Oceana Topaz", "Windhoek", "Maria Louisa", "Sandveld III", "Impala", "Herman S", "Newlands" and "Allison" to mention just a few.   

         

             
"HERMAN S" (left); "NEWLANDS" (right)
       

                                "MARIA LOUISA"
        
       

                                       "ALLISON"
         
         
Pictured below on 30 August 2018 alongside the East Quay is the "Comet" now featuring new enlarge scuppers on the starboard side of the vessel.

         

         


                               "ALGOA" BACK HOME


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 alongside the East Pier in the Cape Docks is the Fisheries Research vessel "Algoa", back home after conducting research off St.Helena Bay recently.

                  


                       
              "OCEANA VIKING" COVERED IN PRIME


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift ship painters are busy applying a layer of prime paint to the hull of the "Oceana Viking".

                   
  

                     "KARIBA" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Kariba", for cleaning of the lower hull.

           

           

                 "PARACLETE" SHINES BRIGHT


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift this photo was taken shortly after the refurbished variable pitch prop of the "Paraclete" arrived on the scene.

        

        
  
Stuur my Mavericks toe, ek dink dit is iewers in Tietiesbaai...

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 is a new steel plate welded into the port side of "Paraclete" after passing the NDT inspection.

          

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 a welder is busy welding a pipe seam on the trawl gantry.

           

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Lepanto", "Allin", "Sistro", "Okombahe" and "Okombahe".

                                      "LEPANTO"

         
        
                  "ALLIN" (outside); "SISTRO" (inside)
           

                        
              "DANTAGO"
          
        
                                     
"OKOMBAHE "
           
        

  
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Riviergans", "Sailfish" and "Elandsberg" to mention just a few.


                                   
"RIVIERGANS"
         

        
                                       
 "SAILFISH "
          

        
                                    
"ELANDSBERG"
               

       "FEROX" SAILING TO THE FISHING GROUNDS

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Ferox" is seen here leaving the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.

       

                 "INDLOVUKAZI " SOEK DIE SKELMS

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Augustus 2018 vaar die SAPS vaartuig "Indlovukazi" verby Granger Bay onderweg na die Kaapse Dokke.

       
  
Soos in niks, niks, niks roepletters op daai skuit sigbaar nie...
       Jislaaik, dit moet darem maklik wees om met 'n
                          "staatsvaartuig" te kan werk!

 
FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Comet", "Abraham T", "Sao Gabriel", "Sandveld III", "Windhoek", "Westerdam", "Ouma", "Santa Monica" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.   

       

 
"SANTA MONICA" (outside); "SOUHTERN CROSS" (inside)
       


                     NEW SCUPPERS FOR "COMET "

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 alongside the East Quay, a shipwright is seen here cutting holes in the port side bulwarks of the "Comet" to accommodate larger scuppers. This effort is due to new legislation enforced by SAMSA. As to how this will improve the seaworthiness of an formidable wooden fishing vessel aged 59, may raise eyebrows. Trawler Heritage recons that behind scenes the idea of new enlarge scuppers may rather be something to do with some internal performance appraisals applied by SAMSA... 

       

       

       

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 is the "Comet" now features enlarge scuppers. One has to agree that it really mess-up the esthetically appearance of this wooden hull vessel. 

       

                           
                "COMET "
       

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Ludwani", "Sveinn Jonsson", "African Queen", "Portunity", "Harvest Kirstina" and "Realeka".

                                      "REALEKA"

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the
"Elke M" from Port Elizabeth, still neatly painted after visiting the Cape Syncrolift recently.


       

                          
          "LUDWANI "
       

 
"AFRICAN QUEEN" (outside); "SVEINN JONSSON" (inside)
       

        
"VIKING RUBY" (outside); "LEPANTO" (inside)
       

                                 
"PORTUNITY"
       

Due to the recent acquisition of Viking Fishing by Sea Harvest, it was perhaps not a surprise to see a Sea Harvest stern trawler dock alongside South Arm... Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake stern trawler, "Harvest Kirstina" from Saldanha Bay is seen here in the Victoria Basin.

       

               "VLUGTELING" IN DIE KAAPSE DOKKE


Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Augustus 2018 lÍ die Houtbaaise skuit "Valhalla" langs Kaai No.6 in die Kaapse Dokke, vanweŽ die ernstige onluste wat die afgelope tyd in Houtbaai plaasgevind het.
 

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 alongside South Arm the Hake longliner "Sea Pride II" is seen here loading provisions onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake longliner "Tina" is seen here resting alongside the Collier Jetty.

       

                   "PARACLETE" SHINES BRIGHT


Pictured below on 28 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift the
mid-water pelagic vessel "Paraclete" is seen here in a fresh layer of paint.


       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 a new steel plate is being welded into the port side hull of the "Paraclete".

       

Pictured below are both the national flags of Belize and South Africa presented on the main mast of the "Paraclete". Interesting to note is that the flag of Belize is apparently the only national flag in the world to depict human figures... 

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Sandile" is seen here covered in anti-fouling paint at the Robinson dry dock.

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake longliner "South West Lapwing" is seen here sailing through "The Cut" at the V&A Waterfront on route to the fishing grounds.
 

       

                NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "PREDATOR"


Pictured below on 28 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Predator", perhaps one of the lesser known fishing vessels in the fleet. However, the "Predator" is seen here featuring new vinyl name stickers on the whaleback as well as on the stern.


       

                "OLD" NAMEPLATE ON WHALEBACK
       

                       "OLD" NAMEPLATES ON STERN
                

                "NEW" NAMEPLATE ON WHALEBACK
        

                      "NEW" NAMEPLATE ON STERN
        
    
      LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay the entire Lusitania crayfish fleet were present for repairs after completing
an enduring 2017/2018 crayfish season. Pictured below alongside the Presidents Jetty is the obsolete crayfish vessel in the fleet, "Deus Te Ajude" with the "Mbambatha" berthed on her outside.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Presidents Jetty is the wheelhouse of the "El Pescador" standing loose. The hull of the "El Pescador" was present on the Saldanha Bay slipway at the time. In the back ground the bows of two more Lusitania crayfish vessels "Jenny Anne" and "Jo-Ann" can also be seen.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway from left to right is "Ghoerieman", "Tickey" and "Steenbok 1".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hull of the "El Pescador".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is a detailed piece of coral spotted on the keel shoe of the "El Pescador".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                          "TICKEY"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          "STEENBOK 1" CONVERTED FOR OCTOPUS

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 is the "Steenbok 1", which is now being withdrawn from the Crayfish sector, and is currently being converted into an octopus catcher, to join the Lusitania Octopus catcher "Derek", currently working out of Mossel Bay.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "HARVEST GEORGINA", JOU SWAAR SKUIT!

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway, the red circle indicates several squeezed wooden cradle blocks, inflicted by the "Harvest Georgina", who had recently visited the slipway.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               

               DIS TWEE SWAAR SKUITE HIERDIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Augustus 2018 op die Syncrolift is beide die "Oceana Viking" (links) en "Paraclete" (regs) staan gemaak langs mekaar.

        
Deur net te kyk na hoeveel staal daar onder die waterlyn is verduidelik waarom die "Paraclete" amper tot by die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point hawe moet "stern", as daar los gegooi word by
Suid-Oranje se kaai.
 


Pictured below on 22 August 2018 the ship painters are applying a fresh layer of primer paint to the hull of the "Paraclete".

        

                                    "PARACLETE"
        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 the Tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica" is being guided on the Syncrolift trolley shortly after the vessel was taken out of the water.

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the hake stern trawler "Realeka".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the "Lepanto" berthed alongside the "Sisters", who has still not sail back to her home port at Mossel Bay after visiting the Syncrolift recently.

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the Hake longliner "Viking Ruby".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the Hake longliner "Tina".

        

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Herman S", "Newlands", "Impala", "Kingklip", "Silverfern", "Comet", "Armando", "Sao Gabriel" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.   

        

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 is the "Sandveld III" berthed alongside the "Bella Da Lunar".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 from left to right is "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Comet".

        

                                  "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

              
DAAR IS 'N PIENK MEEUW OP DIE KAAI...

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 op die Regeringskaai in Saldanhabaai is hierdie pienk bevlekte meeuw wat oŽnskynlik gevlek is deur besoedeling van die een of ander vorm.


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 langs die Regeringskaai is hoe vordering op die "Emerald" tans daarna uitsien wat tans herbou word.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 langs die Regeringskaai is die stokvislanglynskuit "Intini".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              SALDANHA BAY LONGLINERS IN PORT

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the Hake longliners "Highland Queen" and "Pakamani" is seen here berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Looking closely one will notice that the anchor of the "Highland Queen" had been lowered as well.

                               
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                     
"PAKAMANI"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "INTERSEA 22"

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" is seen here with a new wheelhouse colour scheme as well as a freshly painted main deck. Let's have a closer look.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the new turquoise colour scheme added to the wheelhouse.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the freshly painted rear deck of the "Intersea 22".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the neatly painted hake stern trawler "Harvest Georgina".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "NORDERVON" STILL IN ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is Norwegian purse seiner "Nordervon" (front) and the Hake stern trawler "Sandile" behind her.

         

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Christie Sue", "Comet" and "Sandveld III" to mention just a few.

                            "SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                           "COMET"
         

Pictured below is the hard working Hake longliner, "Christie Sue",
the dirty hull is evident of this statement.


         

                                    "SANDVELD III "
         

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Abe Shapiro" and the "Kentucky".

                                      "ABE SHAPIRO"
         

                                      "KENTUCKY"
         

        HAKE SIDE TRAWLERS ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 alongside South Arm are the Hake side trawlers "Ludwani" and "Lincoln". The "Lincoln" is still shining bright after spending time on the Cape Syncrolift recently.

                                         "LUDWANI "
         

                                        "LINCOLN"
         

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the fibre glass stern trawler "Portunity".

         

        "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" SOEK ALLEEN VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" aan die suidweste kant van Robbeneiland in die rigting van Houtbaai in hul soeke na Ansjovis.

          

        FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Southern Cross","Impala", "Bella Da Lunar", "Sandveld III", "Oceana Topaz" and "Blue Dolphin" to mention just a few.

        

                   
               "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                     
"ARMANDO"
        

                                    
"SANDVELD III"
        

            
"NEWLANDS" (outside); "IMPALA" (inside)
        

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 from left to right is "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Comet".

        
   
Mmmh, wag net so bietjie,"Comet", wat gaan nou hier aan?        

Voorheen afgeneem hieronder op 27 Mei 2018 is die agterstewe van die "Comet"...die "Cape" naambord is skoonveld, weg, water toe!

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat al die naamborde behalwe een, verwyder is van "Comet" se agterstewe...


         

                    SKOP, STERN, ROOK EN BORRELS


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 is die "Bella Da Lunar" besig met maneuvers langs die Ooskaai.


         

           AG HELP NET MET SO 'N BIETJIE WIT VERF!


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 is nuwe perspex naamborde wat aangebring is op "Bella Da Lunar" se whaleback, maar soos omkring met die rooi sirkels is die ou letters nooit verwyder nie (hoe werk die mense dan?), so groot asseblief, as daar dalk iemand daar langs die Ooskaai is wat 'n blikkie wit verf het, gooi dit net daar oor die skuit se gunwales vir daai mense om hulle skuit se naam netjies te kan maak. Dankie!


         

            HOUT PORT HOLES...HIER IS NOG EEN!


Net toe Trawler Heritage dink die "Emerald" is uniek met haar nuwe houtpatryspoorte, bewys die "Tomren" toe mos die ander dag net die teenoorgestelde. Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 is 'n houtpatryspoort aan die stuurboordsy van die "Tomren" se wielhuis.


         

        "SILVERFERN" LYK SOOS 'N CONSORTIUM...


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 langs die Ooskaai is die kreefskuit "Silverfern", daardie kombinasie van mist green en windsor green laat mens weer terug dink aan die "Consortium Epsilon" van Walvisbaai...


         

          
    LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine", "Compass Challenger", "Realeka".

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER"

         

                                 
"ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                        
"REALEKA"
         

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 from left to right is "Sisters", "Lepanto" and "Armana".

         

                                    
"CAPE FRIO"
         

                                      
"VIKING RUBY"
         

          
        HAKE TRAWLERS ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted hulls of the "Lincoln" and the "Elke M".


                                         
"ELKE M"
         

                                      
"LINCOLN"
         

                      "SAILFISH" BACK HOME

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Sailfish", neatly painted after a visit to the Hout Bay slipway recently.


         

        "NORDERVON"...DIS EEN M@#&$E SKUIT!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 in die Kaapse Dokke is die 220 voet pelagiese skuit/skip die "Nordervon" afkomstig van NoorweŽ. Die "Nordervon" word tans aangewend vir die vang van Sardinella in Angola. VanweŽ die grootte van die skuit moes sy na Kaapstad vaar vir herstelwerk in die Robinson droogdok. Die "Nordervon" kan beide vir beursnet sowel as vir middelwater treilwerk gebruik word. Die idee van veeldoelige pelagiesebote is deur die Suid-Afrikaners in die vroeŽ 1980's ontwikkel, en eens op 'n tyd was die plaaslike vervaardige staalskuit genaamd "Karibib" die enigste en eerste veeldoelige pelagiese boot ter wÍreld. En alhoewel Suid-Afrika tegnologies die res van die wÍreld ver vooruit was, het ons om watter rede(s) afstand van die idee gedoen. Die res van die wÍreld het ons idees verder gevat en kyk net waarmee sit hulle vandag...

         

         

In die grafika hieronder, word van ons bekende pelagiese skuite op skaal vergelyk met die "Nordervon". Nou ja mense, soos Trawler Heritage al telkemale gesÍ het, ons het miskien nie die grootste en modernste vistreilers in ons vloot nie, ons is net doodgewoon die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld! O'ja en net nog een ding, geen ander vissersnasie ter wÍreld het ook 'n Trawler Heritage nie - net ons!


                     

      SEA PRIDE PROCESSORS RESTORES THEIR PRIDE       

Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 29 January 2018 is a badly worn out  South African flag on display on the main mast of the mid-water trawler "Paraclete" at Sandy Point harbour. Looking closely one will notice that the flag is being displayed upside down as well.

          

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 at the Cape Docks is a brand new South African flag on display on the main mast of the "Paraclete" - well done Sea Pride Processors!
 

          

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 alongside the West Quay is the pelagic mid-water trawler "Paraclete" from Sandy Point.

          

            "LOERIESFONTEIN" VAL VAS OP SANDBANK       

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Augustus 2018 tydens dagbreek op Laaiplek, lÍ die "Loeriesfontein" vasgeval op 'n sandbank by die bek van die Bergrivier se monding.

                

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Loeriesfontein" hoog en droog op haar stuurboordsy namate die gety terug trek...13 Augustus 2018 was een van daardie unieke dae wat net een laagwater en twee hoogwater periodes gehad het.

                

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Augustus 2018 teen laatmiddag is die "Loeriesfontein" weer veilig vasgemaak teen die Regeringskaai nadat die skuit weer vlot geraak het tydens die tweede hoogwater periode van die dag.

          

                         GOOD-LUCK "ESPERANZA"!

LATEST TJOKKA VESSEL LAUNCHED AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 13 August 2018 the 76 foot "Esperanza" is being launched at the Tallie Marine boat yard at Sandy Point harbour.

        

                "ANNA" GAAN LÍ OP HAAR RIB

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Augustus 2018 in Sandy Point hawe hel die "Anna" skerp oor na bakboord nadat 'n lekkasie in die romp ontstaan het. Die "Anna" vertoef alreeds die afgelope 7 jaar onaktief in Sandy Point hawe.

       

                DIE HOUTBAAIERS VLUG KAAP TOE

Na aanleiding van die ernstige onluste op Houtbaai die afgelope paar dae, het booteienaars/skippers geen ander keuse as om Houtbaai te vermy en hul vangste elders te gaan aflaai nie, soos te siene hieronder op 14 Augustus 2018, laai 'n Houtbaai skuit Stokvis af in die Kaapse Dokke. Hierdie einste vrag vis sou op Houtbaai 'n broodnodige inkomste aan plaaslike inwoners verskaf het, wat op hul beurt sou help met die aflaai en verwerking van die vis, maar weens die onmenslike gedrag van oproeriges, is hulle nou daardie inkomste kwyt. Julle sien wat julle saai, sal julle maai. Pasop net dat die ellende julle nie heeltemal verswelg nie!

      


                "HARVEST GEORGINA" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 12 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Harvest Georgina" seen here in a layer of primer paint.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 DIE "GANSE" SKUIL TEEN DIE NOORDWES

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die "ganse" styf teen mekaar, toue uitgespan om die skuite in plek te hou vir nog 'n aankomende noordweste storm, na 3 dae van goeie vangste. Maar dis Gansbaai en daarby saam is dit nog
Augustus-maand, die noordwes moet waai!

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Rietgans II", "Berggans", "Wafra" en "Bella Prima".

        

                
                       "RIETGANS II "
        

                                        
"KOLGANS"
        

              
MAMMA-GANS PAS DIE "GANSE" OP

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai het hierdie wilde gans een oog op Trawler Heritage en die ander oog op die "ganse" wat rus in die hawe op die agtergrond.

               

    
          "VLEIGANS" OPPAD NA DIE AFLAAIKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is daar rook in die lug kort nadat die "Vleigans" se masjien aangeskakel is, om die skuit om te vat na die ouhawe om 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 is reuk van geld nogsteeds sigbaar (en reukbaar), maar kyk nou hoe vinnig kan die weerstoestande langs hierdie deel van die kus verander. Op die stadium is daar net 'n ligte suide briesie teenwoordig...wag en kyk hoe die weer verander soos die dag vorder...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is roeibakkie oppad wal toe nadat daar gewerk is aanboord van die "Amoria" wat intussen op 'n mooring gesit is in die nuwehawe. Hierdie gesig is iets wat vandag nog net op Gansbaai en Saldanhabaai gesien kan word.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai nader die "Vleigans" die bek van die ouhawe.

        

                                         "VLEIGANS"
        

         VISMEEL(GELD)SAKKE OPPAD VISSTOOR TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 en die reduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine is nogsteeds volstoom besig om vismeel te vervaardig, namate die "ganse" die een vrag na die volgende vrag Ansjovis aflaai.

        

                          DAAR KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai en die "Baby Ronald" (voor) en "Umfondini" (agter) lÍ nog rustig op hul moorings, maar kyk mooi na die rook van die fabriek in die agtergrond...daar het die wind nou intussen noord gedraai - die onweer is oppad!

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Umfondini", "Amoria" en "Baby Ronald". SÍ maar net wat julle wil, maar dit bly altyd 'n mooi gesig om die skuite so te sien lÍ op hulle moorings in hierdie hawe.

        

    LATEST EDITIONS ONBOARD "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"


Pictured below on 11 August 2018 at Gansbaai is the hake longliner "South West Condor" who had arrived back home during the early morning hours. However, Trawler Heritage has noticed several changes on this vessel which had occur since her last visit to the Cape Syncrolift during early March this year. Let's have a closer look...
              
  
        

                               NEW COLOUR SCHEME
 

Pictured below the red circles indicate the old colour scheme of the vessel - the white line on the bulwark as well as the anti-fouling paint above the water line as well as on the transom is now gone.

        

              ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF AREA CODES!

Pictured below on 11 August 2018 the red circle indicates an rather messed-up area code. It should read CTA 789, an then of course the vessel has a 25 man tuna pole license...but then again, this is what happens when you appoint painting contractors who have zero understanding of trawler affairs.

        

                NEW PORT OF REGISTRY NAMEPLATE

Pictured below the red circle indicates the old nameplate on the stern of the "South West Condor" - which denotes "Cape Town".

                                "OLD" NAMEPLATE
          

Pictured below the red circle indicates the new nameplate on the stern of the "South West Condor" - which denotes "Kaapstad".

                                "NEW" NAMEPLATE
        

                        
ONS WAG OM AF TE LAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai van links na regs lÍ die "Kolgans", "Silver Snapper" en "Wildegans II" met Ansjovis in hul visruime en wag vir hul onderskeie beurte om af gelaai te word.

        

                                             "I DO"
        
                             
I do think your a bit dirty...

                   
DIE "GANSE" VLUG OUHAWE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai het die "Wildegans II" intussen inbeweeg onder die aflaaipomp, terwyl die "Silver Snapper" en "Kolgans" ook oorbeweeg het na die ouhawe. Deur net te kyk na die water, kan daar gesien word dat die noordwes nou lekker sterk begin te waai.
 
        

                              "SILVER SNAPPER"
        

                                       "KOLGANS"
        

                                    "WILDEGANS II "
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 is die uitsig van Gansbaai hawe soos gesien vanaf die Baai-se-kop.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai word die "Wildegans II" nog afgelaai, terwyl die "Silver Snapper" en "Kolgans" wag vir hul aflaaibeurte.


            

Afgeneem hieronder verlaat die "Wildegans II" die ouhawe onderweg na die nuwehawe in 'n fris noordweste bries...die skuit gaan nou so bietjie spring en val, maar dis Gansbaai die!

        

        

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 lÍ die "Silver Snapper" nou onder die aflaaipomp van Gansbaai Marine.
    
        

                    SAKKIES VOL (GELD) VISMEEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai staan die sleepwa gelaai met vismeelsakkies, gereed om na die store vervoer te word.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 lÍ die "Bella Prima" in Gansbaai se ouhawe, nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend 'n vrag Ansjovis afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 lÍ die "Vleigans" onder die aflaaipomp, besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai.

        

                       "I DO" KEER TERUG HUIS TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is die stokvislanglynboot "I Do" besig om haar vangs af te laai nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend teruggekeer het huis toe.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 is die "Wildegans II" onderweg na die aflaaipomp om 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Vleigans" die nuwehawe binne, kort nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 lÍ die Dyer Eiland Visserye se vloot langlynbote agtermekaar naamlik "Amoria" in die voorgrond en die "I Do" in die agtergrond.

        

                        DIE GANSE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 is 'n seleksie van fotos tydens die Ganse se uitvaart.

        

                                     
 "KOLGANS"
        

                             
 "SILVER SNAPPER"
        

       
 "KOLGANS" (voor);  "SILVER SNAPPER" (agter)
        

                                     
 "VLEIGANS"
        

                                   
 "BERGGANS"
        

                                
 "BELLA PRIMA"
        

          
"BELLA PRIMA" (voor);  "BERGGANS" (agter)
        

                 
                        "WAFRA"
        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 draai die "Wafra" op 'n kolletjie Ansjovis, terwyl die "Bella Prima" in die agtergrond. vaar in die rigting van Stanfordsbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 is die "Rietgans II" onderweg na die aflaaikaai om Ansjovis te gaan aflaai, nadat die "Wildegans II" klaar afgelaai het.

        

                                        
"KOLGANS"
        

          DIE REUK VAN GELD HOU NET AAN EN AAN...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 draai die "Wafra" nogsteeds op 'n kolletjie Ansjovis, terwyl die "Berggans" in die agtergrond dieper in Walkerbaai uitvaar opsoek na vis.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 soek die "Bella Prima" (links) en "Kolgans" (regs) nog na kolletjies Ansjovis.

        

                                      
"VLEIGANS"
        

                             
"SILVER SNAPPER"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 spat die water soos die "Wildegans II" uit die hawe vaar om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van die vloot, kort nadat die aflaaiproses voltooi was.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai rus die kreefskuite "Atlantic Blessing" (links) en "Emily-Mare" (regs) op hul moorings in die nuwehawe.

        

           "BELLA PRIMA" ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is die "Bella Prima" besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai.

         

                            THE SMELL OF MONEY

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is die vismeelreduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine in volle swang.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die "Berggans" met 'n vrag Ansjovis en wag vir haar aflaaibeurt, die laaste skuit in die wagry wat daardie middag nog afgelaai moes word.

         

                          KEEPING GANSBAAI COOL


Pictured below on 9 August 2018 is a new ice bunker under construction at Gansbaai Marine, consisting out of several GEA Geneglace units. The installation work were performed by Everflo.


         

Pictured below on 9 August 2018 an mobile crane is seen here in action at the Dyer Eiland Visserye factory during the installation of an evaporator unit.

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die "Kolgans" met visruime gevul met Ansjovis en wag vir haar aflaaibeurt.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 lÍ die Mosselbaaise lynvisskuit "Sundancer" in Gansbaai se ouhawe.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 word nog 'n pallet vismeelsakkies agterop 'n sleepwa gelaai, gereed om na die store vervoer te word.

         

                                 HOU VAS SHREK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 leun Shrek oor na bakboord, waar hy staande gemaak is in die wielhuisvenster van die stokvislanglynboot "Amoria".

         

                    PERLEMOENPLAAS UITBREIDINGS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018  in die Gansbaai nuwehawe is addisionele strukture tans in aanbou by die Premier Fishing perlemoenplaas by die ingang van die langmuur in die nuwehawe, en die eens oop terrein nou vir altyd onherroeplik verander het.

        

        

                      WHAT'S NEW "UMFONDINI"?


Pictured below on 9 August 2018 is the purse seiner/crayfish vessel "Umfondini" resting on a mooring at Gansbaai. Seen below is the "Umfondini" still painted in a turquoise colour scheme. However, the hull is now being presented in a somewhat darker turquoise tint. Besides that, a greater portion of the hull is now being painted in
anti-fouling paint. Looking closely one will notice that the shield plate on the starboard bulwark has been enlarge as well. O'yes one final comment, the watermarks on the bow is now gone as well...and the orange ringbuoys are now being displayed on the whaleback rails...


                           "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
        

                              "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
         

                        DIE GANSE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is 'n seleksie van fotos tydens die Ganse se uitvaart.

         

                                      
"RIETGANS II"
         

                                 
"SILVER SNAPPER"
         

                               
     "BELLA PRIMA"
         

         

                                   
"WILDEGANS II "
         

                                       
"VLEIGANS"
         

                                            
"WAFRA"
         

         

                       HIER KOM DIE HOUTBAAIERS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Oceana Concorde" en "Oceana Ruby" in aantog na Gansbaai, onderweg vanaf Houtbaai om Ansjovis te kom vang.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Oceana Concorde" (links) en "Wildegans II" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Oceana Ruby" (links) en "Oceana Concorde" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Wafra" (links) en "Wildegans II" (regs) elk besig om kolletjies Ansjovis dop te hou.

         

                    "BERGGANS" KLAAR AFGELAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Berggans" uit Gansbaai hawe kort nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai was, om haar by die res van die vloot aan te sluit wat op daardie stadium voor Gansbaai vis gesoek het.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Silver Snapper" dieper in die Walkerbaai area met Hangklip se berg in die agtergrond.

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Rietgans II" kort op die hakke van die "Silver Snapper" Walkerbaai binne.

         

                             DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die sonsondergang oor Walkerbaai...aansienlik mooier soos gesien vanaf Granger Bay....


         

Kort na sononder, en die "Bella Prima" vaar in die rigting van Stanfordsbaai.

         

Kort na sononder, en die masligte van "Wildegans II" (links) en "Wafra" (regs) is nou duidelik sigbaar namate dit al hoe donker word.

         

                          "BERGGANS" STAAN REG!


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 sleep die bolletjies agter die "Berggans" oomblikke voordat daar gelos word. (Geen fotos verder, die res van die aksie sal ingesluit word in 'n musiekvideo.)

         

               PELAGIESE SKUITE SKUIL IN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 skuil die Saldanhabaaiers "Southern Belle" (links) en "Adenia" (regs) tydens ongure weer in Houtbaai. Ook teenwoordig was die "Mizpah" en die "Oceana Concorde".

        

                             "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

            BOKPUNT NOG STEEDS 'n LEKKER PLEK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Mizpah" besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai tydens 'n periode van gietende reŽn.

        


                  "SAXON" LANGS DIE DIESELKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 op Houtbaai is die langlynboot "Saxon" besig om diesel in te neem langs Kaai No.3

        

      "SAILFISH" BESOEK HOUTBAAI SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 op die Houtbaai skeepshelling is die tunaboot "Sailfish", van Kaapstad.

        

            RITCO MARINE SAVES YET ANOTHER CAT

Pictured below on 31 July 2018 at the workshops of Ritco Marine is refurbished CAT 3408 main engine of the "Africa Unity" which was transformed by their skillful hands from nothing more than a piece of scrap metal, back into immaculate working condition.

            

                      BOKPUNT, JOU LEKKER PLEK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" in Houtbaai met visruime oorlopens toe gelaai met Ansjovis wat by Bokpunt gevang was.

              

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Herman S","Impala", "Newlands", "Sandveld III", "Werkendam" and "Armando" to mention just a few.

Pictured below the "Abraham T" is safely back home after spending a few days on the Sandy Point slipway for a new prop and a fresh layer of paint.

         

                                      
"HERMAN S"
         

                                    
"SANDVELD III"
         

Pictured below maintenance work are being performed on the hull of the "Werkendam" in order to prepare the vessel for the upcoming tuna pole season.
                             
         

                                        "ARMANDO"
         

                   "IMPALA" (left); "NEWLANDS" (right)
         

                   HAKE TRAWLERS ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the sand blasted hulls of the "Lincoln" (left) and "Elke M" (right).

                    

                                              "ELKE M"
         

                                         "LINCOLN"
                    

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 is the distinctive steel hull of the "Lincoln", held together by a combination of rivets and welded seams.

         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine", "Andromeda", "Lepanto","Allin" and "Umzabalazo" to mention just a few.

                                 "ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                      "ANDROMEDA"
         

                                       "LEPANTO"
         

                                               "ALLIN"
         

                                      "UMZABALAZO"
         

                     "GOELETTE" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is the neatly painted hake stern trawler "Goelette" from Luderitz.

         

     FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Abe Shapiro", "Staalkop", "Kentucky", "Sea Pride II", "Kariba" and "Chris Trautman" to mention just a few.

                                        "ABE SHAPIRO"
         

                                       "STAALKOP"
         

                                      "KENTUCKY"
         

                                      "SEA PRIDE II"
         

                                           "KARIBA"
         

                                   "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
         

                     WAAR STAAN JULLE DAN NOU?

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 op Kaai No.7 in die Kaapse Dokke staan twee kommersiŽle kreef ski-bote op sleepwaens.

         

         "NORDERVON" ARRIVES IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 in the Cape Docks the bridge of the Norwegian purse seiner "Nordervon" towers amongst the harbour buildings, having arrived in the Cape Docks during the early morning hours on route from Walvis Bay. The "Nordervon" is due to pay visit to the Robinson dry dock.

         

    GANSBAAI? AIKONA, DIS GRANGER BAY SE DOLOSSE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 tydens sonsondergang vaar die "Oceana Concorde" verby Granger Bay oppad na Bokpunt om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van die Weskus pelagiese vloot om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

         

                            "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

                              DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 is die sonsondergang soos gesien vanaf Granger Bay.

         

    "SOUTHERN CROSS" STERN GEAR ALTERATIONS

Pictured below on 28 July 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the aquaculture catamaran "Southern Cross".

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates the former position of three rods connecting the hull with the kort nozzle, which has now been removed.

         

                                
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

Pictured below the red circle indicates the heavily chafed starboard side of the "Southern Cross", even the name has partially chafed away.

         

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 one will notice that a fourth rod has been welded into position on either side of the kort nozzle.

         

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 the red circles indicate the modification made on either side of the catamaran hull - hopefully, the aquaculture gear will now find it harder to foul the props of the "Southern Cross".

         

         TUNA POLE  AND HAKE LONGLINE VESSELS
                       TAKING A REST AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay several tuna pole and hake longline vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Jacqueline", "Endurance"," Tiyalina", "Common Wealth"; "Gypsy Rose", "Sneeuberg", "Captain De Sousa", "Radiant Star"; "Covi II"; "Juliette" and "South West Heron" just mention just a few.

                      
             "SEA HUNTER"
        

                                    "PENKOP II"
        

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 from left to right is
"Penkop II","Oceana Amethyst" and "Aquilla". 


        

                                   "TIYALINA"
        

                                 "JACQUELINE"
        

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Radiant Star", "Southern Tiger" and "Frenchy Maria". 

        

                                    "KINGFISHER"
        

                                 "LANGEBERG"
        

                            "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
          

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Gemishkia" back in the water after spending some time at the Hout Bay boat yard.

        

                             "COMMON WEALTH"
         

                                   "SWELLENDAM"
         

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Plettenberg" berthed alongside the Northern Mole.

         

Pictured below on 27July 2018 is the sole remaining Oceana crayfish vessel in Hout Bay, after the rest of the fleet left for Lamberts Bay a few days earlier.

        

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates scratch marks on the hull and a damaged rubbing band on the port side of the purse seiner "Ocean Blue", due to the absence of fenders positioned in the correct areas.

         

           
"NICOLETTE" STILL ON HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Nicolette" taking shape.

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the tuna pole vessel "Oceana Clipper".

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Sandalene".

         

                                   
"SANDALENE"
         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Ocean Dynamo".

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Equinox".
 
         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay is perhaps one of the less well known tuna pole vessels in the fleet, "Django".

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at the Hout Bay boat yard the tuna pole vessel "Gypsy Rose" is seen sere hauled onto dry ground, revealing her distinctive Lavranos hull.

         

                 OCEANA PURSE SEINERS AT HOUT BAY


Pictured below on 27 July 2018 three Oceana purse seiners were present at Hout Bay harbour, namely "Oceana Ruby", "Oceana Concorde" and "Oceana Orion".

         

                              "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

                                    "OCEANA ORION"
         

                                  "OCEANA RUBY"
         

                    "OCEAN WANDERER" SET SAIL


Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay the longliner "Ocean Wanderer" is seen here sailing out of the harbour on route to the fishing grounds.


         

         

         

          "VUNA IMBONGI" ECLIPSE AT DIAS BEACH
    
At 17h44, Friday, 27th July 2018, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the 13 meter inshore stern trawler "Vuna Imbongi" reporting to be grounded at Dias Beach with 7 crew onboard. To prevent the trawler from tipping over a tow-line was rigged to held the trawler in the surf, preventing her from drifting closer to the beach, pending the arrival of a Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) tug boat activated to try to pull the casualty trawler off the shallow sand. Prior to the arrival of the tug, in a rising spring tide, the NSRI sea rescue craft was able to pull the trawler out to sea to deeper water and once in deep water the towline was released and the trawler continued on her way and no further assistance was required. SAMSA are investigating the cause of the fishing trawler running aground.

    
    
(Photo: N.S.R.I)

                                "HOLD" VOL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 vertrek die "Ebb Tide" vanuit Sandy Point hawe na West Point om 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.

              

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 vertoef die "Eigeveld" in Sandy Point hawe in afwagting vir haar aflaaibeurt by West Point.

              

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" Sandy Point hawe binne onderweg na Suid-Oranje met Ansjovis in haar visruime.

              

      
SANDY POINT SKEEPSHELLING SE TURBO
                         KABELS DISINTEGREER!


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 is daar eers weer so bietjie drama op die Sandy Point skeepshelling gewees nadat die turbo kabels begin het om te disintegreer tydens die oorlaai van die "Abraham T".

                       

                

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 is die "Abraham T" weer veilig terug in die water en gereed om die tog terug huis toe na die Kaapse Dokke aan te pak.

                

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 net na sononder arriveer "Vegkop" in Stompneusbaai, volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat by Gansbaai gevang was.

                

                PELAGIESE HOUTSKUITE IN 'n RY

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point van links na regs is "Kavalier", "Boetie Akie" en "Gregory Justin".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 is net 'n paar van die formidabele pelagiese houtskuite wat in Sandy Point hawe teenwoordig was.

         

 
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" (links); "SILVER DOLPHIN " (regs)
                 

                  BARLOWS CAT VÍN OP DIE KAAI


Wanneer daarso 'n Barlows Cat voertuig op daardie kaai staan in Sandy Point hawe, weet mens sommer dat daar gewerk word aan "Sette Mari"...


        
 
  "BOSBOK" NAMEPLATE AND ACCESSORIES DISAPPEAR


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is the remains of the "Bosbok", waiting to be scrapped. Despite the fact that the S.A. Fisheries requested to took ownership of the nameplates of the vessel, somebody else took the initiative to remove not only the nameplates, but also the registration plate and ringbuoy holders as well...


        

Pictured below the red circle indicates that the nameplate on the stern is now gone missing.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates that the nameplates on the rails, the front of the wheelhouse as well as the ringbouy holders were removed.

        
En so sal daardie naamborde doelloos in iemand se kroeg vertoon word, nikotien dampe en stof opgaar, en eendag wanneer die eienaar van die huis oorlede is, sal dit weggesmyt word deur die kinders. Vra maar vir Trawler Heritage, hierdie scenario is al honderde kere oor en oor bewys.

               DIE TOONBEELD VAN 'n HOUTSKUIT!

Wanneer 'n houtskuit so mooi vertoon soos in die fotos hieronder kan mens nie anders as om vir 'n oomblik stil te staan langs die skuit en dit te bewonder nie. Dis oomblikke soos hierdie dat jy moet erken dat nie geen glasvesel of staalromp skuit met 'n houtskuit vergelyk kan word nie. Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie staan die "Abraham T" op die Sandy Point skeepshelling, gereed om weer ter water gelaat word.

        


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 is die nuwe 4-blad propeller wat onlangs toegevoeg is tot die "Abraham T". Toevallig was hierdie einste propeller afkomstig gewees van die "Bosbok".

        

                      "WILDEKUS" BLINK IN DIE SON


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is die skoongeverfde "Wildekus", wat tans gereed gemaak word om haar tweede pelagiese seisoen in Angola aan te pak.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is "Oceana Pegasus" (buitekant) met die "Oceana Paragon" aan haar binnekant.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point van links na regs is "Arizon II", "Harrier", "Sette Mari", "Silver Bounty" en "Silver Galaxy".

        

                            
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                           WAAR WIL JY NES MAAK?

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 sit 'n kransduif en rus onder die anker van die "South West Falcon".

        

      NEW SIGNAGE ONBOARD "SOUTH WEST FALCON"


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the red circles indicate new vinyl signage added to the wheelhouse of the "South West Falcon" recently.

        

                DIE SANDY POINT VLOOI-PATROLLIE

Sekuriteit by Sandy Point hawe is definitief verskerp! So word jou voertuig deesdae opgepas in die hawe. En anders as gewone karwagte, hoef jy nie 'n R5 muntstuk uit jou beursie te haal nie. Nee, vir hierdie "karwagte" hoef jy vir net elkeen 'n Ansjovissie te gee, en hulle is dood gelukkig.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Tallie Marine kaai is die "Ebb Tide". Ons sal haar weer bietjie later in aksie sien tydens die uitvaart later in die middag.


        

                 RUBBISH ON TALLIE MARINE JETTY


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 is unacceptable scenes on the Tallie Marine jetty at Sandy Point harbour. Seen below is plastic tins, bags, rope and rotten food laying scattered on the jetty due to the absence of waste disposal bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!


        
Please note: Sandy Point Harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour,  which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

           "BOETIE BERT" ARRIVES AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Boetie Bert" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from the fishing grounds in order to load stores onboard.


        

                                    "BOETIE BERT"
        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty from left to right is "Paraclete", "Lisa Ann" and "Dagbreek".

        

                       DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is tydens die uitvaart van die pelagiese vloot.


                                        "VIVA "
        

        

                 DIE LAAIPLEK SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 aan die ankerkant van die baai, vaar die "Loeriesfontein" vanuit Laaiplek, noordwaarts.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 aan die ankerkant van die baai, vaar die "Terrasan 1" vanuit Laaiplek, noordwaarts.


        

                           "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                      "ANTONIE W II" GOOI LOS
        

        

                              "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                                        "LISA ANN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 aan die ankerkant van die baai, vaar die "Ankoveld" (links) en "Umfana" (regs) vanuit Laaiplek.

        

                               "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                  "SETTE MARI" GOOI 'n ROOKSEIN...
        

                           "BOETIE AKIE" GOOI LOS
        

        

        

   "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" EN "KAVALIER" GOOI LOS
        

       "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" GOOI 'n ROOKSKERM
        

                                "SILVER GALAXY"
        

                                       "EBB TIDE"
        

                                 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                             "SILVER KATONKEL"
        

        

        

                              "SILVER KATONKEL"
                    

                                         "KAVALIER"
         

                       "OCEANA MERCURY" GOOI LOS
              

                                      "DAGBREEK"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point is die "Trudy Marleen" (links) en "Mpho" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point is die
"Biskop 1" (links) en "Oom Arthur" (regs).


         

                "DABULAMANZI" TERUG IN ROOIBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 rus die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" langs haar houtkaai in Rooibaai.


         

          AMAWANDLE PELAGIC KAAI STAAN OOP


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Laaiplek is daar geen skuite kangs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic nie.


         

           "SECHABA" VISITS KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Laaiplek is the "Sechaba" on the slip at Keyway Shipwright.


         

    LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY RENAMED KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Laaiplek is the new signage of Keyway Shipwright, formerly known as Laaiplek Slipway.


         

Pictured below is a close-up view of the emblem of Keyway Shipwright (Pty) Ltd.

         

               
AQUACULTURE VESSELS IN ACTION

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Ferdie" is seen here sailing towards the Pepper Bay jetty on route from the sea farms in the bay.

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" is seen here sailing out of Saldanha Bay harbour.

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Aquatic V" is seen here resting on anchor in Saldanha Bay harbour.

        

  CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK AT SALDANHA BAY

With the 2017/2018 West Coast crayfish season now being something of the past, all the crayfish vessels has since returned to their respective home ports. Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of various crayfish vessels berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet present were "Jenny Anne", "Jo-Ann", "Silver Leader", "Boesmanland", "Boland", "Irma", "El Pescador"  and "Mbambatha" to mention just a few.

                                    
"JENNY ANNE"
        

                                 
"EL PESCADOR"
        

Pictured below the signs of an enduring season on the "El Pescador" is evident, with most of the grey paint on the whaleback being washed off.

        

                         "JO-ANN"
(left); "IRMA" (right)

        

              "BOESMANLAND"
(left); "BOLAND" (right)

        

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 from left to right is "Steenbok 1", "Irma" and "Jo-Ann".

        

        "SILVER LEADER"
(left); "JENNY ANNE" (right)

        

      ROTTEN RUBBING BAND ON "BENGUELLA PRIDE"

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a portion of a rotten rubbing of the "Benguella Pride" which was ripped from the vessel recently, even though is was being attempted to cover it up by means of a thick layer of fiber glass.

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the former tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen".

        

       LATEST SEA HARVEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty at Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Georgina", "Harvest Nandi" and "Harvest Gavina".

        

                                 
"HARVEST NANDI"
        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the neatly painted  "Harvest Gavina", who had recently visited the Saldanha Bay slipway.

        

          PRESIDENTS JETTY DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 is unacceptable scenes on the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay due to the absence of the waste bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!

        

        GEEN VORDERING MEER OP "DRAKENSKOP"

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Presidentskaai lÍ die "Drakenskop" verlate. Of die geld het opgeraak, of die tyd, of die entoesiasme, of geduld, maar hier het iets opgeraak wat dit ookal mag wees...

        
       
Dit wat wel toegeneem het is die roes op die staalwerk.

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the purse seiner "Atlantic Enterprise". She was to be seen back in action later during the that evening, having sailed from Saldanha Bay to Elandsbaai in search of Anchovy.

        

        

     "HARVEST NANDI" HEADS FOR TRAWLING GROUNDS

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Nandi" is seen here leaving the Sea Harvest jetty on route to the fishing grounds in a stiff North-Westerly breeze.

        

     ONWA RADAR SENSOR REPLACEMENT FOR "INTINI"

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the "Intini" is seen here off-loading her catch. Indicated by the red circle is a new Onwa radome radar fitted to the vessel recently, replacing an older Onwa open radar model.

                  
     
               "NEW" ONWA RADOME RADAR SENSOR
          

                    "OLD" ONWA OPEN RADAR SENSOR
          

                 "ADENIA" VARIABLE PITCH PROP CAUSES
                                     TROUBLES...AGAIN!

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the "Adenia" is being prepared to be lifted onto the Saldanha Bay slipway yet again, after her variable pitch prop required attention.

          

          

          
                       
  "Gooi weg my prop asseblief!"

 
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay the Sea Harvest stern trawlers "Harvest Selina" (left) and "Harvest Kirstina" are seen here berthed alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty.
 

        

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha is the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Gavina" with scaffolding mounted on the outboard stern area in order to conduct maintenance work on the trawl gantry.

        

Pictured below the red circles indicate fixed rubber fenders on the port side of the "Harvest Gavina", a unique feature of this vessel as well as that of her sister vessel "Harvest Georgina".

        

       
LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the "Emerald" in order to re-built the vessel into an formidable Hake longliner. Let's have a closer look at the latest developments.


        

Pictured below the red circles indicate new wooden port hole skirtings, replacing the original square windows - a unique feature Trawler Heritage has not spotted on any other South African fishing vessel to date.

        

                  

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 the working deck of the "Emerald" has been completed.

          

          

     DIE GESIG VAN 'N SUKSESVOLLE PELAGIESE SKUIT


Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Julie 2018 op Saldanhabaai is die gesig van 'n suksesvolle pelagiese skuit, die "Atlantic Enterprise", kompleet met 'n paar vetlyne wat op die boeg vertoon word, net om te wys dat sy gereeld volgelaai huis toe kom.


          

           SALDANHA BAY PORT TENDERS IN ACTION

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of photos taken during the course of the day of the port tender vessels "Nanja" and "Lappop" doing work within the bay.

                
    

Pictured below from onboard the "Nanja" whilst towing an barge past the Iron Ore terminal.

                

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 the "Lappop" is seen here towing a barge.

         

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 the "Nanja" is seen here berthed alongside "Lappop" at the Saldanha Bay Yachtport facility.
                
                

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 as the sun goes down, the "Lappop" is seen here berthed alongside "Nanja" at the Saldanha Bay Yachtport facility.

                

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "PENQUIN 1" RE-BUILT


Pictured below are several photos received from the new owner of the "Penquin 1" regarding some of the latest features onboard his vessel. The "Penquin 1", a former Lamberts Bay crayfish vessel was berthed inactive at Hout Bay for several years before the vessel was taken over and brought to Saldanha Bay earlier during 2018.

Pictured below are new rails fitted to the gunwales on either side of the "Penquin 1".


     

Pictured below a fresh layer op paint is added to the main deck and wheelhouse. It's good to see that the "Penquin 1" will retain her original Lamberts Bay colour scheme.

             

Previously posted on 23 March 2018, Trawler Heritage reported that the main mast, stays and derrick were absent from the vessel. Pictured below is the new main mast erected on the wheelhouse roof of the "Penquin 1".

                    

                       KYK WAAR LÍ JULLE NOU!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 is die ongewone gesig om die hele Oceana kreefvloot langs die Noordelike kaai op Houtbaai te sien lÍ. Volgens Trawler Heritage se rekords is dit die heel eerste keer ooit sedert die aanbreek van die nuwe millenium dat enige Oceana kreefskuit langs hierdie kaai teenwoordig was.

         "SILVER FISH" (links); "JAMES ARCHER" (regs)  
        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 van links na regs is "Benyami", "Swartberg" en "Grysbok".

        

                       "OLIVIA MARIE" SET SAIL

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 the longliner "Olivia Marie" sails out of Hout Bay harbour on route to the fishing grounds.


        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Aquilla" on the far left-hand side, with the "Atlantic Hunter" and "Sea Hunter" behing her. In the far background is the "Baluguru" and the "Common Wealth".

        

                       DIE HOEKIE VAN EENSAMES

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ drie onaktiewe houtskuite langs mekaar naamlik "Constantiaberg", "John Barbery" en "Hangberg".


        

              TUNA POLE VESSELS TAKING A BREAK 

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is a selection of tuna pole vessels present in the harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Juliette", "Sneeuberg", "Covi II", "Gypsy Rose", "Frenchy Maria", "Southern Tiger", "Puffin", "Western Explorer", and "Colin B" to mention just a few.

                                     "JULIETTE"
        

                                  "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                        "COVI II"
        

                                    "GYPSY ROSE"
        

     "SOUTHERN TIGER" (left); "FRENCHY MARIA" (right)
        
   
                                         "PUFFIN"
        

                          "WESTERN EXPLORER"
        

                                          "COLIN B"
        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Tigerfish".

        

     "SOUTH WEST HERON" BACK IN THE WATER 

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "South West Heron", neatly painted after a visit at the Hout Bay slipway recently. Besides new hull planks fitted, the vessel also received a new wooden transom.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 is the new wooden transom fitted to the "South West Heron" recently.

        

                    VISMEELROOK VIR DIE DUIWEL(S)

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai en 'n vismeelwolkie vat die pad na die suidwestelike hange van die berg, daar waar die duiwel(s) woon...


        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Maine", "Kingfisher" and "Zanemali".

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Ocean Dynamo", which was also frequently spotted along the West Coast during the winter Snoek run.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the commercial handline ski-boat "Y-Point", waiting for it's trailer to arrive at the slipway.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 the "Gemishkia" is standing on the lift at the Hout Bay boat yard, for some general maintenance after completing an enduring Snoek season off the West Coast.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the "Rooiberg" (left) and "Nicolette" (right).

        

                                    "ROOIBERG"
        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Nicolette".

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Sandalene".

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 these shipwrights and their dog paddles back to the Service Jetty after working the entire day alongside the "South West Heron", berthed alongside Jetty No.3. 

        

            "OCEANA RUBY" ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Oceana Ruby" besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai by S.A. Sea Products.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Mizpah" (links) en "Gregory Justin" (regs).

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die Ansjovisnet van die "Oceana Orion" afgetrek op die Yskaai vir herstelwerk.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Ruwekus" in afwagting vir die laatmiddag voordat daar weer vertrek sou word om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai langs die Yskaai is die "Towerkop", "Alert III", "Oceana Orion" en "Oceana Concorde" teenwoordig.

        

                       "OCEANA RUBY" LAAI NOG AF

        

                         "RUWEKUS" VAT DIE PAD

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 vaar "Mizpah" uit Houtbaai hawe om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

        

                          "DAGBREEK" GOOI LOS

        

                                       "DAGBREEK"
        

                              "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

                                        "ALERT III"
                   

                  "OCEANA RUBY" KLAAR AFGELAAI

          

           "OCEANA RUBY" OPPAD NA DIE DIESELPOMP

          

                             HIER KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 en die wind het nou skielik van Suid na Noord gedraai soos te siene in die rigting waarin die rook nou waai.

          

                               "ALERT III" GOOI LOS

                    

                                          "ALERT III"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 van links na regs vaar die "Alert III", "Towerkop" en "Oceana Concorde" uit Houtbaai hawe om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

         

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 is die "Oceana Orion" die enigste pelagiese skuit wat nie vanaand see toe kan gaan nie weens 'n geskeurde net.

         

                        "OCEANA RUBY" VAT DIE PAD

         

                     "JOE DOE" RETURNS BACK HOME

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Joe Doe" steams into Hout Bay harbour just after sunset on route from the fishing grounds.

         

                                    END OF THE DAY

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay with the sun behind the mountain, the fishing fleet rest peacefully alongside Jetty No.3.

         

                      'n NERF-AF LANGNEUS SKUIT

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Julie 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling word herstelwerk aan die neus van die "Ukuloba" gedoen nadat die skuit skade opgedoen het tydens die onlangse springgety langs die Tallie Marine kaai...nou ja, dis nou seker wat gebeur wanneer 'n Sachal romp langs 'n Tallie kaai vasmaak. 'n Tallie romp sal tog nie daar op die grond stamp nie. Dit bewys net weereens hoe twee verskillende romp ontwerpe, elkeen suksesvol in sy eie reg, die dinamika van 'n skuit kan bepaal.

               

        'n KLEIN STUKKIE VAN"BELLA DA LUNAR
                          KOM WEER LAAIPLEK TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Julie 2018 is die gerestaureerde galley stoof wat afkomstig is van die voormalige pelagiese skuit "Bella Da Lunar". Die stoof is weer in 100% werkende toestand en restaurasiewerk is behartig deur Ritco Marine. Die stoof word tans uitgestal by die S.A. Visserye Museum op Laaiplek.

Baie dankie aan die span van Ritco Marine vir die voltooing van nog 'n meesterstuk, asook die span van Eigevis wat gehelp het met die aflaai van die stoof. Ook 'n spesiale dankie aan "Long" John vir die vervoer van die stoof, wat uiteindelik met sy Ford Ranger bakkie, die vurkhyser uit die sand moes uitsleep...

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      "GOELETTE" VISITS ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is the Namibian hake stern trawler, the "Goelette" which is due to receive a fresh layer of paint of the next couple of days as well as some general maintenance.

        

                         "GOELETTE" SHIPS BELL


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the red circle indicates the unusual position of the ships bell, positioned on a hatch on the fore deck of the vessel.


        

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the excessive growth of black mussels on the stern ramp of the "Goelette" is evident of a fishing vessel which have been berthed inactive for some time.

                   

                           GOOD-LUCK "STAALKOP"
!

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the hake longliner "Staalkop" is seen here leaving the Collier Jetty on route to the fishing grounds.


        

        

            VIKING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 is a selection of the Viking Fishing fleet berthed alongside each other at South Arm. From left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Sisters", "African Queen" and "Armana".


        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Sea Pride II", "Tina" and "Kariba".

        

            "ELKE M" AND "RIGEL 4" ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the "Elke M" and "Rigel 4" was the only South African fishing vessels present on the Cape Syncrolift. Let's go a have a closer look.


        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 a mobile crane is being used to load heavy equipment onboard the "Rigel 4".

        

                                             "RIGEL 4"
        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 this chute positioned on-top of the wheelhouse of the "Rigel 4" is being used to transfer the lobster pots from starboard to port side.

        

                                          "ELKE M"
        

         HOW MUST ONE READ THIS HOT WORK PERMIT?


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the red circle indicates the position of the Hot Work permits as being displayed in the wheelhouse window of the "Elke M"...without proper scaffolding it is almost impossible to read...why even bother to waste paper if nobody can actually read it?

        

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the red circle indicates a new steel plate welded into the starboard bow area of the "Elke M".

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 is the rather tiny bow thruster position on the bow area of the "Elke M".

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 is a mountain of scaffolding erected all around the stern gantry of the "Elke M".

        

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Allison", "Oceana Rocket","Christie Sue", "Werkendam", "Southern Cross", "Comet", "South West Petrel" and "Ouma" to mention just a few.


           
"ALLISON" (left); "OCEANA ROCKET" (right)
        

                                    "WERKENDAM"
        

                                "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                                    "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 from left to right is "Oceana Topaz", "Sandveld III" and "Windhoek".
          
        

                                            "COMET"

         


                               "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
           
Looking at the background scenery in the photo above, one has to agree that the surroundings does not suite that of a fishing harbour...tourists attractions, restaurants, trees...things look rather suspicious...
                  

                THE END OF THE "SEAN PAQUITO"?

Pictured below on 13 July 2018 at Hout Bay the Ritco Marine crane truck was seen in action removing the CAT 3406 main engine of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Sean Paquito". Besides an heavily vandalized vessel on the outside, the wheelhouse of the vessel was gutted recently by an onboard fire.

                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       "AOGATOA" ARRIVES AT PORT NOLLOTH

Pictured below on 13 July 2018 the De Beers supply vessel "Aogatoa" maneuvers into position alongside the concrete jetty at Port Nolloth.

        

                                      
"AOGATOA"
        

                           DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe, kort na sonsondergang lÍ die diamantskuite rustig op anker tesame met twee sleepbote van De Beers langs die betonkaai.
 
   

                      
DIAMANTSKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem gedurende vroegoggend op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe vaar verskeie diamantskuite uit die hawe om diamante te gaan delf.

                                  "SEEDELWER V"
  
         

                                   
"BAREND V"
         

                                 
"SEEDELWER V"
         

         

         

                    DIE PORT NOLLOTH KLOKBOEI


Afgeneem gedurende die vroegoggend op 12 Julie 2018 vaar die "Seedelwer V" verby die klokboei (3 meter hoog) wat geleŽ is by die ingang van die verraadelike bar by Port Nolloth. Op 'n kalm seedag soos vandag lyk dit nie of daar engsins gevaar bestaan by die bar nie....


         

Afgeneem hieronder is die einste klokboei afgeneem tydens stormagtige seetoestande...en dit skets 'n heel ander prentjie van hoe gevaarlik die bar by Port Nolloth werklik is...

                   

                           DIAMANTSKUITE IN AKSIE


Afgeneem op 12 Julie 2018 buitekant Port Nolloth is die "Western Wave" (links) en "Barend V" (regs) besig om diamante te delf. Beide skuite word in posisie gehou deur verskeie ankers wat voor en agter die skuite gemonteer is.


         

              
                DIE GESIG IN DIE WIELHUISVENSTER...


Afgeneem op 12 Julie 2018 op Port Nolloth vaar die diamantskuit "Alabama" die hawe binne na haar anker plek...

         

Somtyds kry Trawler Heritage die gevoel dat iets of iemand terugstaar...en gevolglik fokus ons, ons aandag na die wielhuisvenster soos omkring in die rooi sirkel hieronder...


         

So tussendeur 'n toegemiste/toegewasemde/soutaangepakte wielhuisvenster staar daar 'n gesig terug na die Trawler Heritage kamera...

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 op Port Nolloth is twee bakkies wat bystand verleen het om die "Aqua-Gem" veilig op haar sleepwa te kry.

         

         

                       "AQUA-GEM" GAAN WAL TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 op Port Nolloth is 'n reeks fotos van die diamantskuit genaamd "Aqua-Gem" wat in posisie gebring word om op 'n sleepwa gelaai te word.

                                
REV DAAI YAMMIES!

         

         

fgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 fokus die rooi sirkel op die stuurkonsole van die "Aqua-Gem"...

         

            IS DIT 'N STUURKONSOLE OF 'N PREEKSTOEL?

                         

                'n TREKKER WAT NIE KAN ROES NIE....?

        

        

                      "AQUA-GEM" VEILIG AAN WAL

        

                   NAMAKWALANDSE STRANDDRAG?

Slegs oomblikke nadat die "Aqua-Gem" aan wal gebring is, het die persoon hieronder sy opwagting op die strand gemaak...uitgevat in pajamas en regte vellies...

                       

Nou ja mense, vir die van julle wat al groot skuite padlangs gesleep het sal weet dat 'n telefoonlyn is nie jou vriend nie! Afgeneem op 12 Julie 2018 word die "Aqua-Gem" gesleep deur die strate van Port Nolloth en soos te siene hieronder was die manne goed voorbereid gewees vir die taak op hande om seker te maak dat hulle nie lyne gaan saamsleep nie...

Afgeneem hieronder word 'n stok omhoog gehou om die lyn op te tel...


      

Afgeneem hieronder word 'n stok omhoog gehou om die lyn op te tel...maar kyk mooi, daar is nou selfs 'n gumboot aan die punt van die stok....

     

                    "SLIMVIS" SKUIF MERKER BOEIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe is die bakkie genaamd "Slimvis" besig om bystand aan 'n duiker te verleen om die merker boeie se ankers te skuif - elk van die betonblokke (ankers) weeg sowat 3 ton en word verskuif deur middel van lugsakke gebruik te maak. Dis maar neteens 'n bewys van hoe sterk die seewater hier kan raak.


         

                          
"NAMATSI" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe staan die diamantskuit "Namatsi" op die enigste skeepshelling in die hawe. Dis eintlik niks meer as 'n staalkonstruksie met 4 trekkerbande wat deur middel van 2 trekkers aangedryf word nie. Primitief, maar tenminste val die skuite nie van die slip af soos elders langs ons kus nie.

   

                        DIAMONDS FROM THE SEA


Pictured below on 11 July 2018 at Port Nolloth just after sunset, the diamond recovery vessels "Western Wave" and "Seedelwer XV" is seen crossing the bar on route the harbour after a days work at sea.

                              "WESTERN WAVE
        


                              "SEEDELWER XV"
        

Pictured below on 11 July 2018 at Port Nolloth one will notice that the marker buoys indicating the channel to the entrance of the harbour is out of position, laying clustered towards the right-hand side of the photo below. The marker buoys shifted out of position during a recent storm which had passed over the area.

        

        

        

Pictured below the "Seedelwer XV" safely steams into Port Nolloth harbour, the fading light resulting in some difficulty taking photos.
                      
        

Pictured below the "Western Wave" safely steams into Port Nolloth harbour.
                  
        

                           HONDEKLIPBAAI SE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Julie 2018 op Hondeklipbaai staan die laaste oorblyselfs van die voormalige kaai van Namaqua Canning verlate en verinneweer deur die aanslag van die see.

        

                             DIAMANTVLOT OP WIELE


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Julie 2018 op Hondeklipbaai staan die diamantvlot "Paveway" agterop 'n sleepwa.


    

                       HOP-SKUITE...SO LÍ ONS MAAR...


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Julie 2018 op Hondeklipbaai lÍ die sogenaamde HOP-skuite wat deel gevorm het van 'n projek wat geloods was deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering om opkomende vissermanne te help. Hierdie nuutgeboude skuite, was eens kompleet met buiteboordmasjiene sowel as toerusting aan die vissermanne oorhandig maar...gedurende die laaste besoek aan Hondeklipbaai in 2016 het Trawler Heritage hierdie einste skuite netso sien lÍ...2 jaar later en hulle lÍ nog steeds onaangeraak.

Dit laat nou die vraag ontstaan: Aan hierdie opkomende vissermanne is daar visvang regte toegeken....visvangregte wat destyds van die sogenaamde "A-lisensie" vissermanne afgevat is! Maar vir wat sal 'n man dan nou op die see gaan moet sukkel om iets in die skuit te kry, as jy eerder met 'n SASSA-kaartjie handegevou in 'n ry kan gaan staan om 'n welsynstoelaag mee te verdien?! Dit is nie hoe mens 'n sukkelende Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie aan die gang gaan kry nie! Daar is immers baie lynvissers wat nie op hulle agterente sou sit nie, nee, hulle sou woeker met 'n visvangreg, onder andere, nuwe bote laat bou, brandstof, aas en verblyfkoste, kos en buiteboord parte koop en nog meer belangrik, 'n "site" kon aanbied vir nog ander vissermanne op hul skuite! Dis hoe mens 'n ekonomie bou!  


  

              DIE "STRIPPERS" VAN HONDEKLIPBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 10 Julie 2018 het Trawler Heritage hierdie twee diamantskuite aangetref in die agterstrate van Hondeklipbaai. Lesers sal nog vir "Double D" onthou toe sy so twee jaar gelede afgeneem was buitekant Velddrif agterop 'n vragmotor se bak oppad wie weet waarheen...dit blyk nou dat sy ook 'n suster het genaamd "Topless"...

                                          "DOUBLE D"
     

                                            "TOPLESS"
    

 
                         SAMSA, WHAT'S YOUR NEXT?

After a century of commercial fishing and ground braking fishing vessel inventions and construction in South Africa, SAMSA has ruled that the freeing ports on our fishing vessels are way too small... Let's have a look at the latest brainwave to have swamped the minds at SAMSA.

Pictured below is the starboard side of the hake longliner "Armando". The focus fall on the size of the freeing ports...

     

Pictured below on 10 July 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is the enlarge freeing ports on the starboard side of the "Armando" as indicated by the red circles.

                   

Comparing the original freeing ports with the new enlarge layouts, one has to agree that it looks terrible on a fishing vessel.

                    

Pictured below on 10 July 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is one of several stainless steel scuppers handmade by the owner/skipper of the "Abraham T" to be fitted into the wooden bulwarks of his vessel. So SAMSA, what's your next? Or, in maritime terminology, shall we rather say "Watch your next?"

                          DORINGBAAI IN OŽNSKOU

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Julie 2018 op Doringbaai staan die ou kaai van North Bay Canning verlate, met slegs een diamantskuit teenwoordig, naamlik die "Tuppence" wat op anker lÍ. Die blou plastiekpyp in die voorgrond word gebruik om vars seewater te sirkuleer na die perlemoen plaas - ongelukkig die enigste vorm van kommersiŽle visbedrywe wat nog bedryf word vanuit Doringbaai.

      

            "TOWERKOP" EN "MIZPAH" SOEK VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Julie 2018 buitekant Doringbaai fynkam "Towerkop" en "Mizpah" die area vir enige teken van pelagiese vis, sonder veel sukses vir al die moeite om so ver te moes loop.
 
                                     "TOWERKOP
"
       

       
 
       

                                      
"MIZPAH"
       

               'n BESOEK AAN LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE

Sedert die laaste besoek aan Lambertsbaai hawe gedurende Maart 2018 is dit duidelik dat die algehele kondisie van talle skuite
nou selfs nog verder agteruit gegaan het. Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling lÍ die "Atlantic Skipper" (al vir meer as 2 jaar onaktief) verlate met planke wat uit beide sye van die romp verwyder is.                   

       

       

                NUWE BAGGERBOOT OP SKEEPSHELLING


 Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling staan 'n splinternuwe baggerboot wat gebruik gaan word om Lambertsbaai hawe dieper te maak. Dieper te maak? Die hawe word dan nie meer gebruik deur pelagiese skuite wat diep gelaai die hawe moet binne kom nie. Dit laat talle vrae onbeantwoord waarom daar besluit is om juis geld te spandeer om Lambertsbaai  hawe dieper te maak. Die nuwe baggerboot vorm deel van 'n projek wat geloods is deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering om die geproklameerde vissershawens op te knap.


       

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 is die suierkop wat die nuwe baggerboot gaan gebruik.

       

           'n KOPDOEK ANTIE VAN LAMBERTSBAAI


 Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die diamantskuit "Carin W".


                 

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuit "Eland II".

       

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel dat die bamboeste alreeds begin groei om die skuit se roer.

              

Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die "Almar" met die "Oom Maans" aan haar buitekant. Ook hier is nog twee voorbeelde van vervalle skuite.

        

Pictured below one will notice that the bulwark extensions of the "Almar" is laying broken on the main deck. One will also notice that there is not a single fender between these two vessels. Bumping each other further into pieces!

                 
Was een van hierdie skuite nie destyds deur 'n bekende vismaatskappy geskenk aan 'n swart bemagtings maatskappy nie? En ek beklemtoon die woord "geskenk". Kyk hoe lyk die skuit dan nou...alles behalwe seevaardig! Dis presies wat gebeur as jy net "kry" en nie daarvoor gewerk het nie...

fgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Penny" (links) en die "Hiram" (regs).

       

Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Conrad" (links) en die "Alana" (regs).

       

Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai van links na regs is "Askala", "Benmar H" en "Highlander".

       

Mense julle moet maar verskoon dat hier nie veel meer kommentaar by hierdie fotos geskryf is nie, maar soos julle kan sien is daar nie veel om oor te skryf nie, dis net blote ongeloof om hierdie skuite te sien agteruitgaan.


       

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die voormalige kreefskuit "Danielle" verlate.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 is die "Askala", die mees versorgde skuit teenwoordig in Lambertsbaai op die stadium.

                      

            "ATLANTIC LEADER" SE CREW WERK NET


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Laaiplek is die hele net van die "Atlantic Leader" oopgetrek om herstelwerk te doen.


          

                                    "ATLANTIC LEADER"
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Laaiplek is die "Eigeveld" langs die houtkaai. Benewens die "Atlantic Leader" en "Eigeveld" wat teenwoordig was, was daar geen ander pelagiese skuite in die Bergrivier gewees op daardie stadium nie. Die res van die vloot was op daardie stadium of oppad Houtbaai toe, of alreeds teenwoordig in Houtbaai. Moenie bekommerd wees nie, Trawler Heritage is nou oppad Houtbaai toe!

                                  

           NET TE LAAT VIR DIE SATERDAG MIDDAG BRAAI...

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai, en Trawler Heritage was net te laat gewees vir die braai...

         

         MAKING THE "AFRICA UNITY" BOW WATERTIGHT

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates a large surface area on the bow of the "Africa Unity", free from paint, in order to make the seams watertight again.


         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Southern Tiger", who had returned back to port during the early morning hours with a load of Snoek onboard, caught off the Namaqualand Coastline.

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Flamingo", also one of the oldest fishing vessels in the South African fishing fleet.

         

   LATEST PROGRESS ON "NORTHERN STAR" RE-BUILT       

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the latest progress in order to re-built the former crayfish vessel "Northern Star".

         

                           JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels. Some of the vessels present included "Kingfisher", "Maine", "Captain De Sousa", "Langeberg", "Repulse", "South West Gannet" and "Oceana Clipper" to mention just a few.


         

         

               NEW FURUNO RADAR FOR "ZANEMALI"

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay, the red circle indicates a new Furuno radar fitted onboard the "Zanemali", replacing the older Furuno radar model onboard the vessel.

         

                             "OLD" FURUNO RADAR
                 

                             "NEW" FURUNO RADAR
         

      OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet present was "Grysbok", "Rooigoud", "Potberg", "Benyami" and "Swartberg

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Paulsberg", "Rooigoud", "Swartberg" and "Benyami".

         

        DIE SNOEKVANGERS KEER TERUG HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai keer twee Snoek ski-bote terug na Houtbaai hawe.

                                   "OCEAN RUNNER"
         

            "SKUIT SONDER NAAM"...RÍRIG, DIE SKUIT
                      VERTOON GLAD NIE 'n NAAM NIE...
         

                                  
 VROT RIBBES

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op die Houtbaai Skeepshelling is hoe die ribbes van die "Nicolette" tans daarna uitsien nadat die rompplanke verwyder is. Eina!

         

                                       "NICOLETTE"
         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 the red circle indicates the shield plate on the starboard side of the "Nicolette" which was removed recently.       

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the latest progress made in order to fit new hull planks as well as a new wooden transom on the "South West Heron".

         

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay a section of the bottom rubbing band on the port side of the "Sandalene" has been removed for repairs.

         

                               
       "SANDALENE"
         

                                       
"AVRIL W"
         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete fishing vessel "John Barbery".

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Tickey" with the "Ghoerieman" berthed on her outside. Just two weeks earlier both vessels were also spotted at Kalk Bay.

             

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessels "Atlantic Hunter" (inside) and "Sea Hunter" (outside).

              

       BRINK DIESEL WORKING ON "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay a bakkie from Brink Diesel is standing on the jetty, working on the main engine of the "Oceana Neptune", which had to be towed back to Hout Bay harbour, two days earlier due to mechanical problems.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai van links na regs
is "Boetie Akie", "Terrasan 1", "Sechaba" en "Duinekus".


          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai word die Yskaai omring deur pelagiese skuite.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai van links na regs
is "Oceana Pegasus", "Southern Belle" en "Oceana Concorde".


          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai word die laaste bietjie vis uit die visruime van die "Oceana Orion" gesuig.

          

          

Afgeneem hieronder verlaat die "Oceana Orion" die aflaaikaai en is nou opsoek na 'n lÍ plekkie iewers langs die Yskaai.

          

Die volgende skuit wat afgelaai moet word is die "Oceana Paragon".

          

Afgeneem hieronder maak die "Oceana Paragon" vas langs die aflaaikaai.

              

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Ankoveld" langs die "Oceana Neptune" en wag vir haar beurt om af te laai.

          

                               LEKERRR SOUSERIG!   
          
  
                PELAGIESE VLOOT GEREED VIR AKSIE


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van fotos van die pelagiese skuite wat langs die Noordekaai gelÍ het.


                               
       "BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                       
"SECHABA"
          

                           
"SECHABA" DECK LAYOUT
          

   SATERDAGMIDDAG TAKIES...WIELHUISVENSTERS WAS!

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai dui die rooi sirkel die onmiskenbare "swart skuitklok" aan van die "Duinekus".

          

                                        
"RUWEKUS"
          

                         
"RUWEKUS" DECK LAYOUT
                  

                     DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS!


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 volg 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat vanuit Houtbaai hawe vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan vang. Vir meer aksie rakende hierdie uitvaart, kyk ook op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad na die video genaamd "Houtbaai 7 Julie 2018"


                                      
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

                
"SECHABA" (links); "TERRASAN 1" (regs)
          

                                    
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                    
"DUINEKUS"
          

                                      
"TERRASAN 1"
          
          
                                     
"RUWEKUS"
          

                                
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
          

                                  
"OCEANA RUBY"
          

                                    
"SECHABA"
             

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 trek die rook afkomstig van die vismeelaanleg van S.A. Sea Products nie na duiwel(s) teen die hange van berg nie, maar reguit op, hemel toe.

          

 
"OCEANA CONCORDE" (links); "SOUTHERN BELLE" (regs)
          

                                 
"SOUTHERN BELLE"
          

                                 
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
          
 
                                   "OCEANA ORION
"

               

   
"OCEANA CONCORDE" (links); "OCEANA ORION" (regs)
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai word die laaste bietjie vis uit die visruime van die "Oceana Paragon" gesuig.
                     
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai nader die "Ankoveld" die aflaaipomp van S.A. Sea Products, vir haar aflaaibeurt.

          

                                        
"ANKOVELD"
                         

                             "PUFFIN" RETURNS HOME
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay the tuna pole vessel "Puffin" is seen here steaming back to Hout Bay harbour on route from the fishing grounds, with Slangkop lighthouse in the background.

          

                                              "PUFFIN"
          

                                   
"OCEANA PARAGON"
          

                                  KLAAR AFGELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai verlaat die "Ankoveld" die aflaaikaai, nou weer oppad om diesel te gaan inneem by Jetty No.3.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Oceana Pegasus" onderweg na die aflaaipomp van S.A. Sea Products, vir haar aflaaibeurt.

          

                         DIE EINDE VAN DAG IS NABY...

                 

         "ANKOVELD" (links); "OCEANA PEGASUS" (regs)
          

      
             "SILVER DOLPHIN" GAAN AFLAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 vetrek die "Silver Dolphin" uit Sandy Point hawe oppad na West Point volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat die vorige nag by Houtbaai gevang is.


       
       
(Photo: J.de Faria)

                  "SOUTHERN BELLE" GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Saldanhabaai maak die bemanning van die "Southern Belle" gereed om te vertrek na Houtbaai om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
              NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "ELBE"

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay, the red circle indicates a new Onwa radar fitted onboard the "Elbe". Previously the "Elbe" was equipped with an Furuno radar.

         

         

                            
"ROOIGOUD" SKOP WEG

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai skop die "Rooigoud" weg van die kaai kort nadat die vrag kreef aanboord afgelaai was.


         

  
"PAULSBERG" KOM HUIS TOE MET 'n DEKVRAG KREEF

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Paulsberg" dieper in die water as gewoonlik, nadat die skuit teruggekeer het met 'n dekvrag kreef wat in die diep water buitekant Hangklip gevang was.


         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 word die kratte kreef wat die hele dek volstaan deur die bemanning afgelaai. In hededaagse tye het ons al gewoond geraak daaraan dat daar net 'n paar kratte kreef afgelaai word, maar vandag aanskou ons 'n buitegewone groot vangs...wag en kyk maar.

         

                                            
Kreef!
     
         

                                      
Nog baie kreef!

         

                        
           Nog 'n krat kreef!

         

                             
Vat aan, hier kom nog baie!

         

                                       
Nog enetjie!

         

En so mense, het die aflaai van kratte kreef net aangehou en aangehou....

         

Tot almal se verbasing, was selfs die aas-boks op die dek ook gevul met kreef! Soos te siene hieronder het die krewe letterlik uitgeval tot op die dek toe die deksel opgelig word!

         

           
                   En daar was kreef!

         

Afgeneem hieronder word die kreef uit die aas-boks gelaai terwyl die res van die bemanning nogsteeds besig is om kratte kreef wat op bakpoort staan af te laai.