SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

           SPANJAARD OP SYNCRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Mei 2019 is die Spaans-geregistreerde langlynboot "Tronio" op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, nadat die romp vroeŽr gedurende die dag met hoŽdrukspuite skoon gespuit was. En nou, nadat al die Japanese-rysbakke wat voorheen ons uitsig belemmer het ook gee pad het van die syncroniseerhyser, kan mens jouself verkyk na hierdie formidabele skuit.       

        

                                  GANSBAAI
SKUITE
                          OP SYNCHRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Mei 2019 lÍ twee van Dyer Eiland Visserye se skuite reg agter mekaar op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, naamlik "Boetie Bert" en "South West Condor". Beide skuite se rompe was vroeŽr gedurende die dag met hoŽdrukspuite skoon gespuit.

        

Siende dat dit Gansbaai skuite is, gaan die Trawler Heritage crew dalk so 'n bietjie tot vervelens toe blootgestel word aan hierdie twee skuite met verloop van die volgende paar opdaterings...
(Trawler Heritage weet dat die crew nie rÍrig omgee nie, solank hulle net kan skuite sien.)


                            
"SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
        

                         DRIE VAN DIE GROOTSTES


Dis nie aldag dat mens die drie grootste Suid-Afrikaanse glasvesel sleeptreilers op dieselfde dag te siene kry nie, maar op 2 Mei 2019 was dit egter die geval gewees met "Boetie Bert" op die syncroniseerhyser, en "Portunity" asook "Allin" wat teenwoordig was langs South Arm.


                                     
"BOETIE BERT"
        

          
"PORTUNITY" (buitekant); "ALLIN" (binnekant)
        


Pictured below on 2 May 2019 alongside South Arm is the hake side trawler "African Queen".


        

   
     "ISABELLA MARINE" AWAITS THE DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 alongside the Elbow the hake stern trawler "Isabella Marine" is berthed idle, awaiting her turn to be facilitated at the Robinson dry dock.

        

  
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built on the starboard wooden bulwarks and port side shelterdeck onboard the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro".


        

        

        

                        COLLIER JETTY EVACUATED     

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 the "Riviergans" was the only vessel present alongside the Collier Jetty as demolishing work continues on the jetty.  The rest of the Collier Jetty fleet was accommodated at the East Quay and Jetty No.2 at the time.

        

        COLLIER JETTY FLEET ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.2

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 alongside Jetty No.2 several vessel
of the Collier Jetty fleet were present namely "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman", "Nicolette", "Malagas II" and "Tina".


                                        
"SAILFISH"
        
 
             
"MALAGAS II" (left); "NICOLETTE" (right)
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Mei 2019 langs Jetty No.2 is "Tina", die ousus van "Wildegans II" en "Vleigans".

        

        
As julle dalk eendag op Gansbaai wil kom kuier, onthou net om dikker vasmaaktoue saam te bring, en moet ook nie vergeet om 'n stukkie ketting in te splice op elke tou nie, julle sal nie spyt wees nie...

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 alongside Jetty No.7 is the obsolete South Coast lobster catcher "Southern Patriot", rusting away peacefully.

        

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 alongside the Fish Quay from left to right is "Fiskorn", "Vlaeberg" and "Kentucky".

        

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Werkendam", "Windhoek", "Adelette", "Oceana Rocket", "Weskus II" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.

        

                                        "WINDHOEK"       
        

                                  "CONQUISTADOR"
        

                               "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                                     "WESKUS II"
        

                                       "ADELETTE"
        

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

            "OCEANA TOPAZ" LOADED WITH SNOEK

Pictured below on 2 May 2019 the "Oceana Topaz" is seen here entering the Cape Docks with her bow laying deeper in the water than usual due to an load of Snoek in her holds caught off Lamberts Bay.

        

        

        

            "BELLA PRIMA" WORD WEER HERBOU

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2019 op Laaiplek is die voormalige pelagiese skuit van Gansbaai die "Bella Prima" wat tot onlangs toe nog geadverteer was op Trawler Heritage. Die skuit het egter 'n nuwe eienaar gekry en word tans herbou om weereens te dien as 'n pelagiese skuit nadat al haar dektoerusting verwyder was, en tans gebruik word op die nuwe glasveselskuit "Stormgans". Dektoerusting wat afkomstig is van die gesloopte skuit "Atlantic Skipper", sal voortaan gebruik word op die "Bella Prima".

         

         

                     DYER EILAND VISSERYE SKUITE
                          OP SYNCHRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2019 lÍ twee van Dyer Eiland Visserye se skuite reg agter mekaar op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, naamlik "Boetie Bert" en "South West Condor".

         

                                      "BOETIE BERT"
        

                              "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
        

                   'n FORMIDABELE SPAANJAARD OP         
                            SYNCHRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2019 was die Spaans-geregistreerde langlynboot "Tronio", ook teenwoordig op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, en alhoewel hierdie skuit nie deel vorm van die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld nie, kan mens nie anders as om 'n oomblik stil te staan en hierdie kaliber skuite te bewonder nie.

          

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi 'n sirkel 'n Seilvis aan wat dien as dekorasie op die voorste maspaal van die "Tronio".

          


                    LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Atlantic Peace", "Isabella Marine", "Realeka", "Portunity", "African Queen", "Fuchia" and "Foxglove" to mention just a few.

                          "HARVEST ATLANTIC PEACE"
         

                                  "AFRICAN QUEEN"
         

                                       "FOXGLOVE"
       

                                          "FUCHSIA"
        

                                       "PORTUNITY"
        

                                         "REALEKA"
        

                                  "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Werkendam", "Christie Sue", "Adelette", "Oceana Rocket", "Weskus II" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.

        

                                 "CAPE CHALLENGER"
        
          
                                      "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                       "WERKENDAM"
         

                                            "WESKUS II"
         

                                   "SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                         "ADELETTE"
         

       "ANDROMEDA" AWAITS THE ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 the Hake stern trawler "Andromeda" with her distinctive Macduff hull design from the U.K. is seen here berthed alongside the West Quay in the Alfred Basin, as the vessel awaits it's turn to enter the Robinson dry dock.

           

           NO QUESTION WHERE IN THE WORLD WE ARE!
            


       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built on the starboard wooden bulwarks and port side shelterdeck onboard the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro".

            

            

   COLLIER JETTY FLEET SEEKS ALTERNATIVE BERTHS

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 several fishing vessels who usually berth alongside the Collier Jetty was spotted alongside Jetty No.7 as well as the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin, as demolishing work on the Collier Jetty has once again resume. Among the vessels berthed at Jetty No.7 were "Tina", "Nicolette", "Chris Trautman" and "Sailfish".

                                                 "TINA"
         
         
                                 "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
       

                                         "NICOLETTE"
       

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 alongside the Fish Quay is "Fiskorn", "Vlaeberg" and "Kentucky".

        

                                          "FISKORN"
        

Pictured below on 1 May 2019 is some obsolete infrastructure standing on the Collier Jetty which is currently being disassembled.

        

                     DIE "GANSE" GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 April 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is tydens die "Ganse" se uitvaart om pelagiese vis te gaan soek het in die omgewing van Skipskop tydens 'n periode van digte mis. Sien ook die musiekvideo genaamd "Die Ganse gaan see toe! - 28 April 2019" vir meer aksie.

Afgeneem hieronder skuins voor 8-uur die oggend wil-wil die son sy kop uitsteek bokant die Duineveldberge.

         

Afgeneem hieronder gooi "Wafra" eerste los om diesel te gaan inneem in die Gansbaai Ou-Hawe.

         

                                             "WAFRA"
         

         

                                            "KOLGANS"
         

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Vleigans" uit die hawe. In die agtergrond loop "Kolgans" nog vir oulaas 'n draai in Walkerbaai net om seker te maak dat hier nie 'n vissie rondswem nie, maar het kort daarna omgedraai en die langpad suidwaarts aangedurf deur die digte mis.

       

                                    "BERGGANS"
       

                                         "STORMGANS"
        

                                        "WILDEGANS II"
        

                                     "RIETGANS II"
        

           LATEST MODIFICATIONS ON "RIETGANS II"

Pictured below on 28 April 2019 the red circle indicates a new modification on the starboard side of the "Rietgans II" in order to prevent the purse seine net from hooking around the corners of the rear deck.

        

                         "RIETGANS II" 2018 LAYOUT

Pictured below during the 2018 pelagic season, the red circle indicates that no plate was present on the starboard side of the "Rietgans II".

             

                           "RIETGANS II" 2017 LAYOUT

Pictured below during the 2017 pelagic season, the red circle indicates that a plate was present on the starboard side, which seemingly was removed again from the vessel...

                       

Pictured below the crayfish vessel "Emily-Marie" sails out of the harbour.

         

Pictured below the "Rietgans II" and "Silver Snapper" sails out of the Gansbaai Old Harbour to join the rest the fleet.

                                        "RIETGANS II"
       

                                   "SILVER SNAPPER"
        

                      DREDGING PROJECT COMPLETE

Pictured below on 28 April 2019 their is no more sign of the sandbank in the Gansbaai New Harbour, which was dredged from the harbour area by Guerrini Marine over the past few months.

         

Pictured below on 28 April 2019 at Gansbaai the obsolete crayfish vessel "Baby Ronald" is seen here resting on her mooring.

          

              "ALCESTIS", WHERE IS YOUR MAIN MAST?

Pictured below on 27 April 2019 at Gansbaai the chokka vessel "Alcestis" is seen here without her A-frame main mast, a similar constructed mast as that of the "Borderer".

         

Pictured below from the archives is the A-frame main mast of the "Alcestis" which is now absent from the vessel.

                           

Pictured below on 27 April 2019 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Borderer", "Alcestis" and "Umfondini".

         

Pictured 27 April 2019 at Gansbaai the crayfish vessel "Emily-Marie" is seen here resting on her mooring.

          

                 GANSBAAI SLIPWAY IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on 27 April 2019 Guerrini Marine is performing maintenance work on the slip cradle at Gansbaai.

         

         

         

    GANSBAAI MARINE CANNING DIVISION STANDING IDLE

Pictured below on 27 April 2019 the modern canning facility at Gansbaai Marine is standing idle just like the rest of all the canneries around the coast, due to the absence of Pilchards.

          

Pictured below on 27 April 2019 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Kolgans", "Berggans", "Stormgans" and "Wildegans II".

          

                    "KOLGANS"
(left); "BERGGANS" (right)
           

Pictured below from left to right is "Berggans", "Stormgans" and "Wildegans II".

           

               "STORMGANS"
(left); "WILDEGANS II" (right)
           

Pictured 27 April 2019 at Gansbaai the crayfish vessel "Atlantic Blessing" is seen here berthed in the old harbour.

           

    LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE...HIER GAAN DAREM IETS AAN...
                              (OOK MAAR NET-NET)

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 rus die diamantskuite
"Carin W" en "Ocean Explorer" op hul moorings in Lambertsbaai hawe.

                                        "CARIN W"
        

                              "OCEAN EXPLORER"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 is daar geen aktiwiteite op die Lambertsbaai Skeepshelling nie.

        

                     KREEFSKUITE IN LAMBERTSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 is 'n seleksie van talle kreefskuite in Lambertsbaai hawe. Van die skuite teenwoordig was "Penny", "Hiram", "James Archer", "Silverfish", "Ben Mar H", "Oom Maans" en "Benyami".

         

         

                                 "JAMES ARCHER"
         

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Penny", "Benyami" en "Silverfish".

         

               DUN EN DEURGESKUURDE SKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 vertoef die onaktiewe kreefskuite "Almar" (links) en "Oom Maans" (regs) in Lambertsbaai hawe. En so lÍ en verbrand die skuite maar in die warm Weskus son. Vir hoe lank nog, kan mens vra? Miskien nie meer solank nie, dan gaan hierdie skuite of onder die water lÍ of uitgespoel lÍ op die dolosse iewers in die hawe - want sien, daar is geen buitebande teenwoordig tussen die "Almar" en "Oom Maans" nie, maar kom ons bekyk hierdie situasie van naderby...

         

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel sal mens dadelik oplet dat die "Almar" slegs met een vasmaaktou in posisie gehou word aan haar agterstewe, een wat al lankal deurgeskuur het...Nevermind die bollard op die kaai (die tou is lankal te kort om daar by te kom), die tou is sommer aan die ring vasgeknoop...help my!

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 in Lambertsbaai staan die skoongeverfde lynvisskuit "Maria J".

          

                 EN NOU, HET JY ALREEDS GEBREEK?

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 dryf hierdie baggerboot verlate in Lambertsbaai hawe (wat gedurende 2018 ter water gelaat is). Of al die doelwitte wel behaal is om Lambertsbaai se hawe dieper te kon bagger die sal ons nie weet nie, maar dis duidelik dat hierdie baggerboot se dae skynbaar getel is...

          

              "GIGA" OPPAD NA DIAMANTGRONDE

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 vaar die diamantskuit "Giga" (sonder haar kopdoekie oor die wielhuis) verby Doringbaai om diamante te gaan pomp.

        

        

                         JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay was as usual fully occupied by crayfish, longline, and tuna pole vessels. Among the fleet home were "Balance", "Oceana Cliper", "Elandsberg", "Captain De Sousa", "Western Explorer", "Gary", "Tierkop". "Rooiberg", "Maine", "Kingfisher", "South West Heron" and "Elbe" to mention just a few.

                                             "MAINE"
                

                                            "GARY"
        

                             "WESTERN EXPLORER"
        

                                  "OCEANA CLIPPER"
        

                               "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
        

                                         "EQUINOX"
        

                                         "TIERKOP"
        

                                         "BALANCE"
         

                                          "VIVIAN C"
         

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 from left to right is "Elbe", "Elandsberg" and "Langeberg".

         

                "MALACHITE" ARRIVES AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 is the newly build "Malachite", the latest tuna pole vessel to join the Hout Bay fishing fleet after the vessel was launched by Tallie Marine earlier during 2019.

           

Pictured below is the netbin complete with purse seine net situated on the port side of the vessel for the catching of live bait.

           

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 alongside the Northern Mole at Hout Bay are the Hake longliners "Boloko I", "Augusta I" and "Olivia Marie".

                                       "BOLOKO I "
       

                                 "OLIVIA MARIE"
        

Pictured below is the distinctive concrete main deck of the former Dutch beamer, "Augusta I".

         

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 at Hout Bay are some more Hake longliners which were present namely, "Estrela Do Mar", "Valhalla", "Aquilla", "Penkop II", "Cristo Rei" and "Shivon".

                                "ESTRELA DO MAR"
          

                                         "VALHALLA"
          

                                           "SHIVON"
          

                                       "CRISTO REI"
        
                           
                                       "PENKOP II"
         

                                        "AQUILLA"
         

                                         "AVRIL W"
          

Pictured below the mascot of the "Shivon", a teddy bear, is seen here hanging onto the burglar bars in the wheelhouse.

           

OBSOLETE FISHING VESSELS LOITERING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 at Hout Bay is a selection of various obsolete and inactive fishing vessel present at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the loiters are "Nico S", "Vulgaris", "Constaniaberg", "Silver Hunter", "Marcon", "Edelweiss", "Africa Unity", "Martin J"...the list just go on and on...

                                          "MARTIN J "
         

                                     "SILVER HUNTER"
          

          TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 at Hout Bay is a selection of various tuna pole vessels present in the harbour at the time. Amongst the fleet home were "Sneeuberg", "Baluguru", "Endurance", "Frenchy Maria", "Common Wealth"and "Abdul Latief".

                             "COMMON WEALTH"
        

                                 "ABDUL LATIEF"
        

                                   "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                    "BALUGURU"
        

                                   "ENDURANCE"
        

                               "FRENCHY MARIA"
        

        VANDALIZED FISHING VESSELS AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 at Hout Bay are a selection of vandalized fishing vessels. Amongst them are "Sean Paquito III", "Africa Unity", "Marcon" and "Nico S".

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 is the heavily vandalized wheelhouse of the "Marcon".

          

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 is the last remains of the "Sean Paquito III", now berthed alongside the Service Jetty.

          

The pictures below depicts the overall condition of the
"Sean Paquito III" tells a sad story indeed.

          

          

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 is the "Nico S" berthed alongside the Northern Mole. Her rails and stanchions on the bulwarks are steadily beginning to disappear...

          

Pictured below the red circle indicates a snapped mooring rope hanging from the fairlead of the "Africa Unity"...

          

Pictured below is the remains of a spotlight which was once mounted on top of the kingpost on the powerblock...seemingly somebody had a use for it elsewhere...

                        SPOTLIGHT STAND AT PRESENT
           

             SPOTLIGHT AND STAND BACK IN THE DAYS...
                      
Ag nee wat "Merlene-tjie", nou word jy darem lelik deur die gat getrek! Trawler Heritage kan aan geen mooier woorde dink nie, en daarby stem die hele Gansbaai ook saam...

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Anneliese", "Monnickendam" and "Ocean Harvest".

           

                                 NEW NAMEPLATE FOR
                                   "OCEAN HARVEST"

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 at Hout Bay the crayfish vessel "Ocean Harvest" is now displaying a new nameplate, replacing the former damaged nameplate on her whaleback.

                                 "OLD" NAMEPLATE"
           

                                  "NEW" NAMEPLATE
           

                DIE EINDE VAN S.A. SEA PRODUCTS? 
           (TERWYL DIE DUIWEL INSKIKLIK VIR ONS
                           VISSERMANNE SIT EN LAG)

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 staan die vismeelfabriek van S.A. Sea Products op Houtbaai nog onaktief sonder dat 'n enkele ton vis of kreef hier afgelaai is sedert die begin van 2019. En die rede hiervoor, mag u dalk vra? Ek slaan my oŽ op na die berge, en sien die duiwel(s) wat daarbo teen die hange woon, en hulle verlekker vir wat nou hieronder in die hawe gebeur het - ongeag vir die van ons wat nou sonder werk sit.

         
Maar die geskiedenis sal homself weer eendag herhaal as die dag gaan kom wanneer die veldbrande onbeheers gaan woed teen die hange van Houtbaai se berge, en hulle wat daar woon sal verdryf word deur die vlamme en rook, en verslae staan en toekyk na die  treurmare wat voor hul afspeel - net soos wat hulle ook in 2019 die vissermanne en visbedryf uit Houtbaai verdryf het...

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 langs die Yskaai op Houtbaai was die "Oceana Pegasus" die enigste pelagiese skuit teenwoordig.

        

     
                   DIE WRAKKE VAN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 lÍ die oorblyselfs van twee houtskuite wat al maande gelede gesink het duidelik sigbaar in die springgety - ongemerk daarby, terwyl Saamslaap (SAMSA) nog 'n uiltjie knip en hul pligte versuim om ons visserhawens te beveilig teen gevare soos hieronder.

         

       FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Conquistador", "South West Petrel", "Blue Dolphin", "Comet", "Cape Challenger", "Armando" and "Werkendam"to mention just a few.

       

                                "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

                                "CONQUISTADOR"
       

                                      "BLUE DOLPHIN"
       

                                           "COMET"
       

                                   "SANDVELD III "
       

                              "CAPE CHALLENGER"
       

                  "ARMANDO"
(left); "WERKENDAM" (right)
       

                                      "ARMANDO"
       

                               "SANTA MONICA"
       


                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Avro Warrior", "Dantago", "Andromeda", "Okombahe", "Lee Anne" and "Laverne" to mention just a few.

                                       "DANTAGO"
        
        
                                   "ANDROMEDA"
        

                                     "OKOMBAHE"
        

                               "AVRO WARRIOR"
        


Pictured below on 22 April 2019 alongside South Arm from left to right is "Andromeda", "Sistro", "Lee Anne" and "Laverne".

        

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 are the longline vessels "Cape Frio" (left) and "Viking Ruby" berthed alongside each other.

        

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built on the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". Seen below the shipwrights are busy erecting the shelterdeck and steel frame on the port side of the vessel.

         

         

                 "KARIN 1" OFF-LOADING AT FISH QUAY

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 the hake longliner "Karin 1" is seen here off-loading blocks of frozen fish at the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin. Also present alongside the Fish Quay at the time was the "Oceana Rocket".

       

       

       

       

                            "OCEANA ROCKET"
      


  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 22 April 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Sea Pride II", "Riviergans", "Kariba" and "Tina" to mention just a few.

       

       CRAYFISH FLEET GATHERS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 various West Coast crayfish vessels were present at Saldanha Bay. Vessels present at time included "Swartberg", "Debnal", "Jenny Anne", "Ghoerieman", "Biskop I", "Irma", "Boesmanland" and "Boland", to mention just a few.

       

                                    "SWARTBERG"
       
        
                                     "DEBNAL"
       

                                  "GHOERIEMAN"
       

                                       "BISKOP I "
       

                                  "JENNY ANNE"
       

                                          "TICKEY"
       

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 from left to right is "Debnal", "Irma" and "Jenny Anne".

       

      NEW STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST FOR "IRMA"

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay the red circle indicates a brand new stainless steel exhaust fitted onboard the "Irma" recently.

        

               "SETTE MARI" READY TO GO FISHING!

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay is the purse seiner "Sette Mari", neatly painted and ready to join the rest of the West Coast purse seiner fleet.

         

                   PORT TENDERS AT YACHTPORT

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay are the port tenders "Nanja" (left) and "Lappop" (right).

          

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay is the Hake longliner "Intini".

          

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay three stern trawlers representing the Sea Harvest fleet were present namely "Harvest Kirstina","Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Georgina". The "Harvest Selina" however was towed back to Saldanha Bay harbour from the fishing grounds earlier that morning by one of her sister vessels.

         

                                 "HARVEST SELINA"
         

                               "HARVEST KIRSTINA"
         

                              "HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                     "EMERALD" READY TO SET SAIL

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the Hake longliner "Emerald" is seen here with longline gear loaded in her top line box as the vessel is once again ready to resume fishing for the first time since 2016.

        

                   THE PINK SEAGULLS ARE BACK!

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 on the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay, these "pink-headed" seagulls were spotted by Trawler Heritage. Trawler Heritage readers will still recall the pictures posted during 2018 of the "pink stained" seagull spotted in the harbour area. The source and location of this pollutant, causing to stain the seagulls pink, are still unknown at present.

         

         

         

         BUSY SCENES ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 two fishing vessels were present on the Saldanha Bay Slipway namely "Highland", who currently receives new planks, and the purse seiner "Duinekus" who had to be slipped due to an troublesome propeller.

                              "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
      

      
One has to stand still for a moment and adore the beautiful craftsmanship performed by shipwright Colin Benjamin...

                                     "DUINEKUS"
       

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 is the bare prop shaft of the "Duinekus".

       

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE
                        THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay harbour are clear evidence of poor service delivery by the Department of Public Works as they continue to disregard the needs of the fishing industry. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go! Let's have a closer look at the poor service delivery at Saldanha Bay harbour.

Pictured below is hessian bags filled with used fishing gear laying abandoned on the Presidents Jetty, ready to be blown into the sea.

           

Pictured below is metal drums and a plastic container filled with used engine oil standing abandoned on the Presidents Jetty.

       

Pictured below is general rubbish laying scattered all over the Saldanha Bay harbour area.

        


        


        


        


        


        

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.

                                  DIS SNOEKTYD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos van snoekskuite wat terugkeer na Sandy Point hawe met Snoek aanboord terwyl ander weer besig is om hul vangste vir die dag af te laai.
                                          "LOLITA"
        
        
                                          "ELCANO"
         

                                          "BLINKLYF"
         

         

         

                                         "WORSIE"
         

         HOUTBAAISE SNOEKSKUITE IN SANDY POINT

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 is 'n seleksie van talle dekskuite afkomstig van Houtbaai wat tans vanuit Sandy Point werk op die skole snoek in die St.Helenbaai omgewing.

                                       "IINGWANE"
          

                                    "JACQUELINE"
        

               "GEMISHKIA"
(links); "FREEDOM" (regs)
           

                                     "GEMISHKIA"
        

        
En die vuil skuit? Lyk eerder of julle tjokka kom vang het, eerder as snoek?

           "OCEAN DYNAMO"
(links); "PUFFIN" (regs)
       

                                 "OCEAN DYNAMO"
        

                                           "PUFFIN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 langs die Regeringskaai word die "Ocean Dynamo" en "Puffin" verdwerg in die teenwoordigheid van die "Emerald Isle" en "Wildekus".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 lÍ die snoeke op die houtkaai in Sandy Point hawe wat deur die ski-boot "Geelstert" afgelaai was.

        

       DIE SANDY POINT VLEKHUIS IN VOLLE SWANG

        

                   

       

       

       

       

       

                 WHAT'S NEW "SILVER KATONKEL"?

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 the red circles indicate new LED navigational lights fitted to the main mast of the "Silver Katonkel" recently.

        

     "SILVER DOLPHIN"
(left); "SILVER KATONKEL" (right)

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 the purse seine net of the "Atlantic Endeavour" is seen here on the jetty. To date the "Atlantic Endeavour" has not started her 2019 pelagic season, due to a lengthy maintenance schedule.

         

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 at Sandy Point harbour from left to right is "Silver Bounty", "Silver Galaxy" and "Silver Challenger".

          

                 PURSE SEINERS AT SUID-ORANJE

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty is the "Atlantic Enterprise", "Ruwekus" and "Lisa Ann".

                        "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

                                     "LISA ANN"
        

                                    "RUWEKUS"
        

            "OOM ARTHUR"
(left); "ANTONIE W II" (right)
        

     PURSE SEINERS AT HOME FOR EASTER WEEKEND

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 is a selection of purse seiners present as the entire fleet enjoyed a few days at home during Easter Weekend.

         

                      "GONDO"
(left); "EBB TIDE" (right)
          

Pictured below from left to right is "Boetie Akie", "South West Falcon" and "Kavalier".

          

                                        "KAVALIER"
          

Pictured below from left to right is "Ukuloba", "Atlantic Endeavour", "Gregory Justin" and "Kavalier".

          

          OCEANA PURSE SEINERS AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty from left to right is "Oceana Garnet", "Oceana Mercury", "Oceana Neptune" and "Oceana Concorde".

         

"OCEANA CONCORDE" WYS HAAR LETSELS VAN OORLOG

Ten spyte van die feit dat "Oceana Concorde" lank na die res van die vloot met haar 2019 pelagiese seisoen begin het, wys die skuit alreeds haar eerste letsels van oorlog van die nuwe seisoen op haar houtplanke soos aangetoon word deur die rooi sirkel.

          

         
BULBOUS BOW MODIFICATION ON "UKULOBA"

Pictured below on 20 April 2019 at Sandy Point harbour Trawler Heritage stumbled across this scene of the "Ukuloba" now featuring an rather unusual "gusset" modification to her bulbous bow, in order to prevent the purse seine net from getting entangled around the bow. Going back in time (not so long ago), a similar modification was done on the bulbous bow of the "Oceana Garnet" after completing her first pelagic season at Hout Bay during 1996. And for some reason or another, that plate was removed again from the bow after a few seasons.

                                

Pictured below the stern of the "Ukuloba" is trimmed low in the water in order to provide the new modification enough time to cure.

            
Trawler Heritage kan aan baie byvoeglike naamwoorde dink om hierdie gedoente te beskryf...kom ons sÍ maar net dit lyk lelik! Nee o'jislaaik mense, waarheen is ons dan nou oppad met die glasvesels? Los net asseblief vir "Rietgans II" en "Stormgans" net soos wat hulle is.

                           NIKS SKUITE IN DORINGBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 is die eens woelige hawe van Doringbaai waar daar in dae vergete 'n vismeelfabriek sowel as 'n kreefinmaakfabriek was. Vandag staan die hawe leeg met slegs enkele diamantskuite wat af en toe van die hawe gebruik maak.

       

                 DORINGBAAI KREEFBAKKIE IN AKSIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 op Doringbaai is twee kreefvissers doenig in die bamboeswoude met hul kreefnette.

            

                      "BLACK GEM" POMP DIAMANTE

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 April 2019 is die diamantskuit "Black Gem" besig om diamante te pomp buitekant Doringbaai.

           

           CRAYFISH FLEET GATHERS AT KALK BAY

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 various West Coast crayfish vessels were present at Kalk Bay harbour, who currently works on the crayfish grounds around Cape Hangklip. Vessels present at time were "Patrysberg", "Potberg", "Sud West", "Grysbok", "Maria Louisa", "Aswan", "Rooigoud", "Impala", "Silver Leader", "Steenbrasdam", "Marion Dawn", "Star of the sea" and "Southern Horizon", to mention just a few.

         

                                         "ASWAN"
         

                                        "SUD WEST"
         

                                         "ZAY YAAN"
         

                                       "PAULSBERG"
         

                                  "EL PESCADOR"
         

                                          "TOMREN"
         

                  "POTBERG"
(left); "PAULSBERG" (right)
         

                                   "MARIA LOUISA"
         

                                    "PATRYSBERG"
         

                                      "IVY DOREEN"
          

                                  "SILVER LEADER"
          

                                             "IMPALA"
          

                                  "STEENBRASDAM"
          

Pictured below from left to right is "Patrysberg", "Grysbok", "Rooigoud" and "Southern Horizon".

          

                                       "ST.ANNE"
          
                       
                                 "STAR OF THE SEA"
          

                                        "VICKY ROSE"
          

                                      "MARION DAWN"
          

              NEW NAMEPLATE FOR "MARION DAWN"

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay the "Marion Dawn" was spotted with new nameplates.

                                   "OLD" NAMEPLATE
          

                                  "NEW" NAMEPLATE
          

                       TALLIE MARINE SISTER VESSELS

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 are two identical sisters vessels build by Tallie Marine berthed alongside each other namely "Southern Horizon" (left) and "Rooigoud" (right).

           

        NEW AREA CODE NAMEPLATE FOR "POTBERG"

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 the "Potberg" is now featuring a new area code nameplate on her starboard bow.

                                    "OLD" NAMEPLATE
      
            
                                   "NEW" NAMEPLATE
          

                                     MESSY PAINTWORK

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 this life raft canister onboard the "South Horizon" seemingly was the victim of nonchalant painter?

         

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 in the background from left to right is "Southern Horizon", "Rooigoud", "Grysbok" and "Patrysberg" while the linefish boat "Bennie 1" is berthed in the foreground.

         

                   NEW NAMEPLATE FOR "ROOIGOUD"

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay the "Rooigoud" was spotted with new vinyl nameplates on her whaleback.

                               "OLD" NAMEPLATES
       
     

                              "NEW" NAMEPLATES
        

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 from left to right is "St.Anne", "Amla Lucie" and "Ivy Doreen".

        

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Albatros".

        

              LINEFISH BOATS RESTING AT KALK BAY

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 is a selection of linefish boats berthed at Kalk Bay harbour, some still active, some inactive and some simply falling apart...Amongst the fleet present were "Kalky's 5", "Star Life", "Amber D", "Alma Lucie", "SuiderstÍr", "Little Pearl", "St.Anne", "Katsberg", "Bennie 1" and "Valmar" to mention just a few.

                                "SUIDERSTÍR"
       
    
       

                                   "KATSBERG"
       

                                          "STAR LIFE"
        

                                          "KALKY'S 5"
         

                                      "GWENDOLINE"
         

                                       "TIME BANDIT"
         

                                             "ZORBA"
         

                                         "VIOLET GLEN"
          

                                     "ALMA LUCIE"
          

                  NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "VALMAR"

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay the "Valmar" was spotted with new nameplates on her bulwarks, where previously her nameplates were only to be seen on the sidewalls of her wheelhouse.

                                 "OLD" NAMEPLATE
           

  "VALMAR" WITH NEW NAMEPLATES ON HER BULWARKS
          

                   "VALRENE" ON HER LAST LEGS?

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay is the wooden hull linefish boat "Valrene", currently in a very poor condition.

         

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay is the purse seiner "Melissa Kelly".

         

         

                OLD SACHAL BOATS AT KALK BAY

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay are two of the oldest Sachal vessels still around today namely "Little Pearl" and "Amber D", launched during the mid-1960's, and still going strong after all these years at sea.

                                    "LITTLE PEARL"
        

                                     "AMBER D"
        

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay is the chokka vessel "Cape Fish I".

        

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay from left to right is "Cape Fish I", "Silverfern", "Tomren" and "El Pescador".

        

                              CATCH OF THE DAY!

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay is a wide selection of fresh fish for sale from the various fish sellers at the Kalk Bay fish market situated in the harbour area. Fish species available at the time included Snapper, Snoek, Skipjack and Yellowtail.

      

      

      

      

      

Pictured below on 17 April 2019 at Kalk Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Taj Mahal".

       

             "NUWELAND" KRY 'n PLAKKERSHUT!

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 April 2019 in Kalkbaai is hoe die voormalige kreefskuit "Nuweland" tans daarna uitsien nadat daar oŽnskynlik probeer word om die wielhuis te vergroot, maar gegewe die kwaliteit van die fcukmanskap, ekskuus mense, ek bedoel vakmanskap, lyk dit eerder of daar gepoog word om 'n plakkershut op die skuit se kop op te rig. Hieronder is die bewyse daarvan, besluit maar self, Trawler Heritage gaan maar eerder stil bly voordat hier nog enige byvoeglike woorde gaan uitglip...

         

         

                 

               
DIE TOPPUNT VAN WAANSINNIGHEID!

Oor die afgelope nege jaar het ons al na talle eienaardighede gekyk aanboord van die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld. Partykeer was daar spelfoute betrokke, nuwe toerusting, modifikasies ensovoorts. Maar nooit ooit het Trawler Heritage gedink dat hy sou aanskou wat hy die ander dag in Kalkbaai op afgekom het nie. Kyk mense, hulle sÍ mos net voordat jy kwaad word, tel tot by twintig en dit sal help om gemoedere te laat bedaar, maar dit het nie op daardie stadium gewerk nie, veral nie as mens sulke blatante foute moet aanskou, wat in praktyk eintlik lewensgevaarlik is nie.

Nou gegewe die foto hieronder, wat kon tog vir Trawler Heritage so ontstel het mag u vra? Kyk mooi na die foto hieronder, sien u dit miskien raak?

          

                        
                  WTF!
          


Indien u dit nog nie raak gesien het nie, hierdie skuit het 'n "groen", ek herhaal 'n "groen" navigasielig op bakboord - instede van 'n rooi lig! Nou vra ek myself af, hoe op dees aarde het hierdie skuit haar SAMSA survey geslaag? Wie ookal hiervoor verantwoordelik was het geen, maar soos geen idee van navigasieregulasies nie. Trawler Heritage gaan doelbewus nie die naam van die betrokke skuit uitlap nie, maar glo dat elkeen wat betrokke is in die kreefbedryf dadelik sal weet wie sy is en hopelik op kanaal 8 hierdie manne so bietjie gas sal gee!

 FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 several fishing vessels were once again berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst them were "Adelette", "Riviergans", "Tina", "Vlaeberg" and "Sailfish".
     
                                             "TINA"
        

                                       "VLAEBERG"
        
                                         
                                        "SAILFISH"
        

               "ADELETTE"
(left); "RIVIERGANS" (right)
        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Ferox", "Foxglove", "Svein Jonsson", "Sistro", "Okombahe" and "Beatrice Marine" to mention just a few.

                                        "DANTAGO"
       

                              "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
        

                                       "FOXGLOVE"
        

                                            "FEROX"
        

                               "SVEINN JONSSON"
      
                                         
                                        "SISTRO"
      

            "CASABLANCA"
(left); "LEPANTO" (right)
       

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Windhhoek", "Oceana Topaz", "Abraham T", "Conquistador", "Oceana Rocket", "Chris Trautman" and "Kariba" to mention just a few.

                                 "CONQUISTADOR"
        

                                    "ABRAHAM T "
        

           "WINDHOEK"
(left); "OCEANA TOPAZ" (right)
        

                                           "KU-ULA"
         

                  "KARIBA" LOADED WITH SNOEK

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 alongside the East Quay the "Kariba" is seen with her bow hanging low in the water due an big catch of Snoek onboard caught off Lamberts Bay.

       

       MAAK "ALLISON" SE CREW ALMAL STORMERS ! 

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 April 2019 is die "Allison" langs die Viskaai in die Kaapse Dokke besig om 'n vrag Snoek af te laai wat hulle oor die afgelope twee weke in die omgewing van Lambertsbaai gevang het. Alhoewel "Allison" miskien ongewoon groot voorkom om vir Snoekvangste aangewend te word, was daar dekades gelede heelparty "schooners", seilaangedrewe daarby, wat selfs nog langer was as die "Allison". Een van die bekendste "snoek schooners" uit dae vergete was 'n seilskuit genaamd "Kernwood" wat die Weskus letterlik plat geseil het, tot sover as Walvisbaai om Snoek te gevang het. Terug by die "Allison", met haar bemanning wat mooi opgelyn staan en die snoeke een vir een aangee vanuit die blaasvrieskamer tot binne-in die koeltrok, het dit Trawler Heritage laat dink aan die Stormers se agterlyn wat maar net kan droom daarvan om ook soos die "Allison" se crew te kan funksioneer, sonder om 'n enkele snoek (bal) te laat val of aan te slaan...

       
Somtyds lyk dit eerder of die Stormers vir mekaar pap-snoeke probeer aangee...

       

       

       

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the gate of the Robinson dry dock for maintenance work to be performed.

       

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built on the wooden bulwarks on the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". Seen below the vessel is now berthed on her port side to enable the shipwrights to fit new planks to the starboard side of the vessel. Also to be seen is the newly erected frame work on the port side of the vessel which will accomodate the shelterdeck.

        

        

        

        

        
Maak ook nie saak teen watter hoek mens probeer om 'n foto te neem nie, daar bly net alewig 'n blerrie seiljag in die agtergrond...

         NEW REAR WORKING DECK FOR "UBUNTU"

Pictured below on 16 April 2019 alongside the East Quay the Shark longliner "Ubuntu" is seen here with a brand new rear working deck complete will all her longline gear loaded upon it. 

          

                        EN WAARHEEN IS JY OPPAD?

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 April 2019 oppad uit Saldanhabaai het hierdie parmantige meeu homself tuis gemaak op die agterdek van die "Nanja" om saam skuit te ry...

                  

                              "NANJA" ON DUTY

Pictured below on 9 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay the working deck of the port tender "Nanja" is stacked with crates of MAN engine parts to be delivered to a waiting ship in the bay.

                   

              "OCEANA CONCORDE" SJOR IN DIE VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 April 2019 naby Bobbejaansberg bol die "Oceana Concorde" se kuil met 'n vrag Ansjovis daarin.

          

            LAAIPLEK PURSE SEINERS SET SAIL

Pictured below just after sunrise on 7 April 2019 several purse seiners are seen here sailing from Laaiplek in a northerly direction in search of Anchovy. Amongst them were "Atlantic Leader", "Aranos", "Umfana" and "Vegkop". It seems like it's going to be another busy day for Trawler Heritage as Saldanha Bay and Sandy Point still awaits us, and then offcourse we have to be back in time later during the afternoon at Laaiplek to welcome the purse seiners back home. Let's run!

                               "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        


                                   
"TOWERKOP"
        

                                
"UMFANA"
        

                                       
"VEGKOP"
        

        

        

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 is the last remains of the former Marine Products jetty standing in the calm waters at Laaiplek.

        

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 in the distance is the remains of the old beacon, indicating the entrance to old river mouth of the Berg River, back in the days before the new harbour mouth was constructed.

         

                            "ELOMI" GOES ANONYMOUS

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 the red circles indicate that both the nameplate on the whaleback as well as the vinyl stickers on the front face of "Elomi" wheelhouse is now been covered in paint, as the vessel is currently berthed alongside the Keyway Shipwright jetty for some much needed maintenance work.

         

         

                 CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 several crayfish vessels were present at Saldanha Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet present were "Silver Leader", "Debnal", "Biskop I", "Irma", "Mbambatha", "Jenny Anne","Ghoerieman", "Boesmanland", "Tickey" and "Boland".

Pictured below from outside to inside is "Debnal", "Irma" and "Jenny Anne".

          

                                   "SILVER LEADER"
          

                                       "GHOERIEMAN"
          

Pictured below is "Ghoerieman" (left) and "Mbambatha" (right).

          

Pictured below maintenance work is being performed on the rear deck of the "Irma".

          

           NEW LUSITANIA CRAYFISH CRATE MARKINGS

Pictured below the crayfish crates of the Lusitania crayfish vessels are now clearly indicated by newly fitted number plates indicating the number of each vessel's area code. Like in the case below "1295" denotes "SBH 1295", the area code of the "Ghoerieman", and "251" denotes "HTB 251", the area code of the "Mbambatha".

          

          

Pictured below is "Boesmanland" (left) and "Boland" (right).

          

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Bloudam".

          

           SACHAL SISTER VESSELS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 alongside the Presidents jetty at Saldanha Bay two identical constructed Sachal vessels namely "Silver Leader" (left) and "Steenbok 1" (right) was seen berthed behind each other.

          

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 alongside the Slipway jetty is "Penquin 1" (front) alongside the "Daan Viljoen" (back).

          

           AQUACULTURE VESSELS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 three aquaculture vessels were present in the harbour area namely "Southern Cross", "Albatros" and "Blue Ocean".

                                 "SOUTHERN CROSS"
           

                                          "ALBATROS"
           

                                        "BLUE OCEAN"
           

              "CRISTO REI" FISH CRATE FAR FROM HOME

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at the Saldanha Bay Slipway is a "lost" fish crate laying abandoned in the slipway area which belongs to the Hout Bay based longliner "Cristo Rei". Last time around the "Cristo Rei" was seen at Saldanha Bay was during February 2017 - yes, besides all other trawler related issues, Trawler Heritage also keeps record of all the trawler movements up and down the West Coast, you can run, but you can't hide from Trawler Heritage.

           

     HAKE LONGLINERS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at the Saldanha Bay Slipway the Hake longliners "Highland Queen" and "Sea Pride II" were present. Shipwright Colin Benjamin is currently fitting new frames and planks on the port side of the "Highland Queen", whilst the "Sea Pride II" had some repair work done to her stern gear. At the time this photo was taken the hull of the "Sea Pride II" was cleaned by means of a high pressure hose.

          

                                      "SEA PRIDE II "
          

    "SEA PRIDE II " SE NAAMBORD HANG AAN 'n TOUTJIE...
        
         

                                   "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
         

Pictured below is some quality workmanship being performed on the wooden hull of the "Highland Queen".

          

          

         PURSE SEINERS AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at the Saldanha Bay several purse seiners were present. Amongst the fleet present were "Ebb Tide", "Sette Mari", "Boetie Akie" and "Atlantic Enterprise".

Pictured below alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay is one of the unlucky purse seiners, "Sette Mari" which to date has not landed a single ton of pelagic fish during the 2019 pelagic season due to maintenance issues. Seen below a mountain of scaffolding was still present around the main mast, while there was still no sign of the triplex nor purse seine net.

         

                    

         

                  "EBB TIDE" ARRIVES IN SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below the "Ebb Tide" arrives at the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway the following day, having sailed from Sandy Point harbour earlier that morning.

         

      Pictured below is "Ebb Tide" (left) and "Sette Mari" (right).

         

              A CLOSER LOOK AT "BOETIE AKIE " NEW
                                WHEELHOUSE WINDOW


Pictured below on 7 April 2019 let's have closer look at the new wheelhouse window on the starboard side of the "Boetie Akie", if only we can get a less obscured view off course!

          

          

That looks better! Pictured below the red circle indicates the new sliding window on the starboard side of the wheelhouse.

          

      WATCH OUT, "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" NOW HAS
                                   ARMED RESPONSE!

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay this armed response notification is the latest edition onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise"...

            

                    
Daar buite op die see kan julle maar skree, roep en raas nes julle wil! Niemand gaan julle te hulp snel as die 11de plaag julle visnet binneval nie...
 
         "CAPE CHALLENGER"
READY TO SET SAIL

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay the Shark longliner "Cape Challenger" is seen here neatly painted and ready to set sail back to her home port in the Cape Docks.

          

               "EMERALD" RE-BUILT PROJECT COMPLETE

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the newly re-built Hake longliner "Emerald", now ready to set sail once again after the vessel was extensively re-built by shipwright Colin Benjamin since February 2016. Looking at the final product one has to agree that this former Hout Bay purse seiner is now in tip-top condition once again.

                                     STARBOARD VIEW
           


                                          AERIAL STAND
           


                                WORKING DECK LAYOUT
           


                                       WHEELHOUSE
           


             NEW SIMRAD SCANNER FOR "EMERALD"

Pictured below is a new Simrad scanner fitted to the "Emerald", previously the "Emerald" was equipped with an Anritsu radar.

           

Pictured below the red circle indicates a custom made stainless tube fitted to the rear of the vessel in order to guide the topline.

       

                   "BENGUELLA PRIDE" FALLING APART

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay we have noticed a lot of effort, time and money being spent in order transform the "Benguella Pride" into an formidable tuna pole vessel over the past few months. However, it seems that the vessel is busy starting to fall apart once again...

        

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 9 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay three stern trawlers representing the Sea Harvest fleet were present namely "Harvest Veronica", "Harvest Gavina", "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Georgina".

       

                              "HARVEST GAVINA"
       


                               "HARVEST SELINA"
       


Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the Hake longliner "Pakamani".

        

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 the Premier Fishing jetty is standing empty as the entire purse seiner fleet were out at sea at the time.

        

                 NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "CHRISTA"

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the port tender "Christa" now featuring an new white and red colour scheme. Previously the "Christa" had an blue and red colour scheme.

                           "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       

                          "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at the Yachtport facilty at Saldanha Bay is the port tender "Nanja".

       

                   "DR.FISH " BERTHED AT YACHTPORT

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at the Yachtport facilty at Saldanha Bay is the newly launched tuna pole vessel "Dr.Fish".

        

   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS...THE WHEELS ARE
                            COMING OFF, LITERALLY!

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay harbour are clear signs that the wheels at Department of Public Works are coming off at an alarming rate. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go! Let's have a look at the mess at Saldanha Bay fishing harbour.

      LACK OF WASTE REMOVAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Pictured below boat owners have no option but to dump rubbish on the jetties due to the absence of waste disposal equipment. Most of this plastic bags and cans will from here on simply be blown into the sea by the wind, long before this rubbish will be colleted.

        

        

        

        
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.  
       
        "OOM ARTHUR" LAYING IDLE AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 at Sandy Point is the purse seiner "Oom Arthur" laying idle due to the ban on Pilchard catches. Seen below the vinyl stickers are busy peeling from the hull, and with the presence of some pigeons onboard the vessel, it is starting to tell a sad story indeed. But then again representatives from the Pelagic Industry are frustrated for they have to deal with arrogant officials from the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries,
unwilling to co-operate and to provide assistance to the South African pelagic industry - despite the fact that the South African Government assures the South African population that we are going forward and that job creation and boosting the economy are one of their key focus points, but as you can see for yourself we are going backwards with pelagic fishing vessels berthed idle not only at Sandy Point harbour but also at Mossel Bay and Port Elizabeth. A direct result due to incompetence of the South African Government!

          

          

          
As die Kransduiwe eers so op 'n skuit kom sit, dan weet mens sommer dat daar nie veel beweging op 'n skuit is nie...

     
"OCEANA GARNET" LAYING IDLE AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty is the obsolete purse seiner "Oceana Garnet".

         

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty is "Sechaba" and "Lisa Ann".

                                           "SECHABA"
         

                                           "LISA ANN "
         


           "ATLANTIC LEADER" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 the "Atlantic Leader" is seen here sailing up the Berg River to her berth at Eigevis, empty handed having spent the entire day at sea without any success.

         

         

Pictured below the presence of the "Atlantic Leader" has draw quit a big crowd, for just a few minutes before this photo was taken, Trawler Heritage was the only living thing present in the harbour area...

         

         

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 are some purse seiners who had not taken part in any fishing activities during the course of the day.

                                         "NOSSOB"
          

                                       "EIGEVELD"
          

                                           "STORMKOP"
           


Pictured below on 7 April 2019 is a rare sight to see no purse seiners alongside the Amawandle Pelagic jetty, for the entire fleet was out at sea.

            

          "ARANOS" AND "VEGKOP" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 the "Aranos" and "Vegkop" is seen here sailing up the Berg River to their berths at Amawandle Pelagic during an period of thick fog.

                                            "ARANOS"
         

                                           "VEGKOP"
         

         


                               THE END OF THE DAY

Pictured below on 7 April 2019 the sun sets over the Berg River in the fig fog with "Elomi" in the foreground.

         

   "UKULOBA" WYS HAAR LETSELS VAN OORLOG

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 by Sandy Point is diep skrape sigbaar op die stuurboordromp van die "Ukuloba" wat veroorsaak word deur die voorvlerk en kapdraad.

    

                               "UKULOBA"
    

  AS DIE STAALSKUITE WEG IS, IS DIE HOUTSKUITE BAAS!

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 by Sandy Point het die "Kavalier" en "Gregory Justin" die lÍplekke ingeneem van die Terrasan pelagiese staalskuite, nadat hulle hulself op daardie stadium in Houtbaai bevind het.

    

    "EMERALD ISLE" WYS TEKENS VAN AGTERUITGANG

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 by Sandy Point lÍ die "Emerald Isle" (links) en "Wildekus" (regs) langs die Regeringskaai. Tans lÍ beide skuite onaktief in Sandy Point sedert hul terugkoms vanuit Angola gedurende Oktober 2018. Van naderby kan mens sien hoe die kondisie van die "Emerald Isle" stadig maar seker besig is om agteruit te gaan.

    

Afgeneem hieronder begin daar 'n laag swartmossels en seegras hulself tot die romp toevoeg al langs die waterlyn.

    

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n erg geroeste handreŽling bo-op die wielhuis se dak. Trawler Heritage kan egter aan geen ander periode dink sedert haar aankoms in Suid-Afrika dat hierdie skuit in so 'n slegte kondisie was nie.

    

Afgeneem hieronder is die Angolese visvangregistrasieborde aanboord van beide die "Emerald Isle" en "Wildekus" wat intussen toegeverf is met wit verf...

     

    

     A CLOSER LOOK AT "MALACHITE" DECK LAYOUT

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 at the Tallie Marine jetty the final touches are being performed onboard the new tuna pole vessel "Malachite".

    

Pictured below is the rather unusual design of the wheelhouse and accommodation area positioned over the main deck. The "Malachite" is new breed of vessel - a combination of the "I Do" and "Santa Monica" previously constructed by Tallie Marine over the past few years.

    

                          WORKING DECK AREA
    

     LARGE FREEING PORTS AND LOTS OF THEM TOO...
                             YOU LIKE IT SAMSA?
    

 A 316 STAINLESS STEEL LADDER ON THE REAR DECK
 YOU GUYS ARE NOT GOING TO HOUT BAY, ARE YOU?
            

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty is "Oceana Neptune" and "Oceana Pegasus".

                         "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
    

                           "OCEANA PEGASUS"
    

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 the 2019 pelagic season is already taking it's toll on the bow of the "Oceana Pegasus". Seemingly the shipwrights are never going to perfect the art of constructing an durable weather board - if only they want to observe and listen! But why should they? There will always be an boat owner somewhere looking to spent money in order to repair his weather boards season after season...

    

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 the 2019 at Sandy Point is one of the big losers thus far during the 2019 pelagic season, namely "Atlantic Endeavour" who at the time was still not seaworthy after a massive re-built was undertaken during October 2018. To date the "Atlantic Endeavour" has not landed a single fish during the course of the 2019 pelagic season. Another West Coast purse seiner, "Sette Mari" falls under the same category, but we will deal with her situation a little later...

    

              WHAT'S NEW "SILVER DOLPHIN"?

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 at Sandy Point is the "Silver Dolphin" with some interesting new features onboard. Let's have a closer look.

    

Pictured below is a brand new Furuna NXT radar radome together with a new stainless steel radar stand. Previously the "Silver Dolphin" was equipped with an Garmin radar.

    

Pictured below is a brand new stainless steel aerial stand fitted on top of the wheelhouse roof. 

    

Pictured below is just one of several new orange ring buoys on display on the rails.

    

Pictured below is the former radar stand and loose aerial stands previously mounted on the "Silver Dolphin" wheelhouse.

    

         NO MORE SKEW AERIALS FOR "EBB TIDE"

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 at Sandy Point no skew aerials are present on the aerial stand onboard the "Ebb Tide". Let's have a closer look as to what was done in the mean time in order to resolve the problem...

    

Previously posted on 5 January 2019, Trawler Heritage readers will recall the photo posted of the skew aerial, fitted a hour of two before this photo was taken, depicting that the pole was held in position with only one clamp and two cable ties...

    

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 one will notice a more sturdy construction, now the pole is being held in place by three clamps - no more cable ties!

    

                                   "EBB TIDE"
    

                       "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
    

                            "ANTONIE W II "
    

                             "OOM ARTHUR"
    

                 "ARIZON II " GAAN AGTERUIT

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 by Sandy Point lÍ die "Harrier" (links) en "Arizon II" (regs). Tans lÍ beide skuite onaktief in Sandy Point. Die klem val egter op die "Arizon II" wie se algehele kondisie tans baie vinnig agteruitgaan.

    

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die "Arizon II" tans daarna uitsien - en met die enjinkamer se deur wat ook nog wa-wyd oopstaan, is dit die perfekte uitnodiging vir nog selfs groter rampspoed!

    

In skerp kontras met die "Arizon II", word voortdurende instandhoudingswerk nog op 'n gereelde basis op die "Harrier" gedoen, gegewe die feit dat die skuit op die oomblik onaktief vertoef in die hawe. Onlangs is 'n reeks nuwe toevoegings op die skuit opgemerk, kom ons gaan kyk van naderby.

    

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die rooi sirkel dat die skuit se roepletters onlangs tot die netbord toegevoeg is. Vry-hand of te nie, mens kan tenminste die gevoel kry dat iemand sy hand op die skuit hou.

    

Afgeneem hieronder is een van talle nuwe LED navigasieligte wat onlangs gemonteer is aanboord van die "Harrier". En hulle werk,
selfs helder oordag!

    

                     STERN-LIGGIE BRAND OOK    
    

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die rooi sirkels talle nuwe toevoegsels tot die skuit, waaronder 'n splinternuwe Simrad 4G (nogal) radar. Voorheen het "Harrier" 'n Koden radar gehad. Ander nuwighede op die skuit sluit in GPS antennas en LED beligting.

    

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 by Sandy Point is die diamantskuit "Santa Isabel".

    

                 SNOEKSKUITE IN SANDY POINT

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 by Sandy Point lÍ talle besoekende Snoekskuite van Houtbaai in Sandy Point, vanwaar hulle tans opereer en vis aflaai. Van die Snoekskuite teenwoordig was "Southern Tiger", "Radiant Star", "Jacqueline", "Colin B" en "Freedom".

    
    
                          "SOUTHERN TIGER"
    

    

                                "RADIANT STAR"
    

    

                               "JACQUELINE"
    

                              "FREEDOM"
    

                                 "COLIN B"
    

Afgeneem hieronder op  6 April 2019 lÍ 'n hoop gevlekte Snoeke in die vlekhuis in Sandy Point hawe.
   
    

        AMAWANDLE PELAGIC FLEET AT HOME

Pictured below on  6 April 2019 the entire Amanwandle Pelagic fleet was present at Laaiplek. From left to right is "Aranos", "Vegkop", "Towerkop" and "Umfana".

    

                                   "ARANOS"
    

            VELDDRIF NETVIS BAKKIES IN AKSIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 April 2019 vaar die netvis bakkie "King Kong" stroom-op onderweg na Velddrif terwyl nog 'n bakkie weer stroom-af vaar oppad see toe om hulle nette te gaan trek.

    

    

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 April 2019 is 'n ongewone gesig om geen skuite te sien op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling nie, namate instandhoudingswerk tans gedoen word op die spore. In die agtergrond kan die S.A. Visserye Museum gesien word langs die Laaiplek Hotel (wit gebou met die groen dak).

    

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 April 2019 lÍ die "Elomi" langs die houtkaai van Keyway Shipwright in die Bergrivier.

    

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 April 2019 op Laaiplek word daar nog steeds 'n opening gehandhaaf langs die houtkaai waar "Ankoveld" altyd gelÍ het...

    

                            "ATLANTIC LEADER"
    

                                     "NOSSOB"
    

                                   "EIGEVELD"
    

   "LOERIESFONTEIN" SE KENNISGEWINGSBORDE...
    

   WHEELHOUSE?...SEKER NET IN GEVAL DIE SKIPPER NIE 
            WEET WAAR HY HOMSELF BEVIND NIE?
    

     "LOERIESFONTEIN"...GEINSPIREER DEUR ESKOM
        

                                 "TERRASAN 1"
        

WAT HET "STORMKOP" SE TRIPLEX EN "TRIXIE" SE SPENE IN GEMEEN? EINTLIK NOGAL BAIE SOU MENS KON SÍ...

        


                       

Benewens die pienk geverfde hidrouliese motors op die Triplex het "Stormkop" ook onlangs 'n nuwe wielhuisvenster op stuurboord gekry, amper iets soortgelyks soos "Boetie Akie" s'n, maar nie heeltemal dieselfde nie...

                     "NUWE" WIELHUISVENSTER
    

                      "OU" WIELHUISVENSTER
    

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 April 2019 spog "Stormkop" ook nou met 'n CCTV kamera wat gemonteer is bo-op die wielhuis en 'n ogie hou oor die werksdek area.

    

   HIERDIE PAALTJIE IN LAAIPLEK HAWE - 'n BELANGRIKE
          BAKEN VIR SOMMIGE SKIPPERS, MAAR....

    

     ...'n MOERSE OBSTRUKSIE VIR DRONKGAT   
    BESTUURDERS WAT DINK DIE HAWEPAD IS
                               'n RESIESBAAN!

    

                   SKUIT-TOILET VIR OOPSKUIT...

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 April 2019 (destyds ook genoem Van Riebeeck Dag) in Sandy Point hawe is die chukkie genaamd "Catchmore III". Nou op die oog af lyk alles normaal vir 'n oopskuit van hierdie grootte, maar kom ons gee drie treŽ na links, en dan sal ons iets baie ongehoords opmerk aanboord van die skuit...

         

Die presiese doel van die boks soos aangetoon met 'n rooi sirkel hieronder het Trawler Heritage vir 'n oomblik laat kopkrap...By nadere ondersoek het Trawler Heritage opgemerk dat hier loodgieter pype betrokke is...ja mense, glo dit of nie, dis
'n skuit-toilet wat in daardie boks ingebou is! Trawler Heritage wonder nou of dit nie raadsaam sal wees vir die skipper om daardie klaustofobiese boks met 'n port hole te vergesel nie, want hoe anders gaan 'n mens weet of die "insittende" nie dalk besig is om te versmoor in sy eie walms nie? Tot 'n volgende keer, trek daai ketting. Nee nee, nie daai ketting nie, die ankerketting!

          

THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF
PUBLIC WORKS ARE LETTING DOWN THE SOUTH
AFRICAN FISHING INDUSTRY AND WEST COAST FISHING COMMUNITIES

Pictured below on 6 April 2019 at Sandy Point harbour are clear signs that the wheels at Department of Public Works are coming off at an alarming rate. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go! Let's have a look at the mess at Sandy Point fishing harbour. Looking at the pictures below one has to agree that the South African Government and it' departments has no sense of providing food security for the nation, nor maintaining infrastructure for the industry to continue function properly, safely, effectively but more important - to provide the fishing industry the edge to be competitive on world markets!

Pictured below 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.

        

        LACK OF WASTE REMOVAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Pictured below boat owners have no option but to dump rubbish on the jetties due to the absence of waste disposal equipment. Most of this plastic bags and cans will from here on simply be blown into the sea by the wind, long before this rubbish will be colleted.

        

        

        

        

        

                       FAULTY INFRASTRUCTURE

Pictured below is a security fence, toppled over due to a direct result of rusted hinges.

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

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 4 April 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro" bulwarks. Seen below the planking on the port side bulwarks is just about 99.9% complete.

        
 
The main question remains, if "Abe Shapiro" will retain her unique
           hull shape after this re-built has been completed?


        

        

Pictured below the bow stem has been lengthened in order to compensate for an whaleback which yet to be constructed. 

        

Pictured below is some quality workmanship performed on the port side bulwarks.

        

Pictured below on 4 April 2019 alongside the East Quay the water pump situated on the jetty were running at full revs at the time in order to pump the bilges of the "Alaska" dry.

        

        
  FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 4 April 2019 alongside the East Quay, several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "Ku-Ula", "Werkendam", "Oceana Rocket", "Chris Trautman", "Weskus II", "Christie Sue", "Chris Trautman" and "Sandveld III" to mention just a few.


        

     
"CHRISTIE SUE" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS
        

                                         
"KU-ULA"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Ouma", "Conquistador" and "Christie Sue".

        

                               
"OCEANA ROCKET"
        

         Pictured below is "Wilmag" (left) and "Grant" (right).

        

                                
"BELLA DA LUNAR"
        

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 4 April 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Allin", "Sistro", "Portunity" and "Ludwani" to mention just a few.

Pictured below alongside South Arm from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Allin" and "Sistro".                                 


        

Pictured below alongside South Arm from is "Portunity" (left) and "Ludwani" (right).

        

                                          
"FEROX"
        

                             
"ISABELLA MARINE"
        

          
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 4 April 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Adelette", "Riviergans", "Sailfish", "Malagas II" and "Nicolette".


                                       
"KENTUCKY"  
        

                                      
"ADELETTE"
        

                                      
"SAILFISH"
        

Pictured below alongside the Collier Jetty from is "Vlaeberg" (left) and "Fiskorn" (right).
     

           

                                                
"TINA"
        


                    "NANJA" IN AID OF STRICKEN SHIP

Pictured below on 2 April 2019 at Saldanha Bay a crankshaft and ring gear is being loaded onto the deck of the port tender "Nanja", to be taken out to sea to a stricken ship waiting in the bay.

                 

                 

                
"CHRISTIE SUE" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 the "Christie Sue" sails into the
Alfred Basin after her catch was off-loaded at the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin earlier that morning.

       

      
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro" bulwarks. Seen below the stanchions on the port side of the vessel is already in place together with planking work about 50% complete.


       

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 is 6mm marine ply sheeting nailed into place on the bow of the "Abe Shapiro". This is to be followed by a layer of dampening material, before the marine ply will be covered by yet another layer of planking, ensuring it will be complete watertight once the sleeping quarters underneath the whaleback is constructed.

       

          

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 is brand new deck planks fitted onboard the "Abe Shapiro".

       

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 a mere 50 metres away from the "Abe Shapiro" construction site is the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Alaska", now connected with a suction hose and water pump stationary on the jetty in order to keep the bilges of this wreck dry.

       

      RITCO MARINE SERVES THE FISHING INDUSTRY


Pictured below on 1 April 2019 alongside the East Quay a Ritco Marine crane truck is standing by to deliver a longline spool for "Ubuntu".


       

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 the longline spool is lowered on the new refurbished upper deck of the "Ubuntu".

       

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 the longline spool is standing safely on it's position.

       

                      NEW SCUPPERS FOR "UBUNTU"


Pictured below on 1 April 2019 alongside the East Quay shipwrights were busy fitting new enlarge scuppers to the starboard side of the "Ubuntu" as indicated with red circles.


       

       
        
              You like it SAMSA? Just asking...

            
"ESTRELA DO MAR" BUSY OFF-LOADING

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 alongside the Fish Quay in the Cape Docks, the crew of Hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar" is seen here offloading an excellent catch of Hake, Kingklip and Angelfish.

       

       

       

       

       

       

Pictured below on 1 April 2019  is a school of Dolphins swimming inside the Victoria Basin close to the Collier Jetty.

       

               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Boronia", "Forest Lily" and "Realeka" to mention just a few.

                                   "BORONIA"
       

                                     "FOREST LILY"
       

                                      "REALEKA"
       

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 alongside South Arm, the Hake longliner "Cape Frio" is being dwarfed by the presence of the Hake stern trawler "Andromeda" right in front of her.

       

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 1 April 2019 alongside the East Quay, several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "South West Petrel", "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Chris Trautman", "Weskus II", "Christie Sue", "Chris Trautman" and "Sandveld III" to mention just a few.

       
 
                                       "ABRAHAM T "
       


                         
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

                                
"WERKENDAM"
       

                              
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
       

                                  
"CHRISTIE SUE"
       

    "RIETGANS II" SUFFERS FROM UNKNOWN ILLNESS

Pictured below on 31 March 2019 the "Rietgans II" is seen here standing on the Gansbaai slipway, yet again. Just 3 weeks ago the "Rietgans II" had to be hauled out of the water due to an suspected bent shaft - but for some unknown reason, those reparation work did not solve "Rietgans II" problems at all....

         

Pictured below on 31 March 2019 the "Rietgans II" is seen here stripped from her rudder, shaft, and prop.

         

   "SEA PRIDE II" AWAITS THE SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 30 March 2019 at Saldanha Bay the Hake longliner, "Sea Pride II" is seen berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty, awaiting her turn to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway.

          

       "SEA PRIDE II" LIMPS INTO SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 29 March 2019 the Cape Town based Hake longliner, "Sea Pride II" is seen here limping into Saldanha Bay harbour, suffering from stern gear troubles.

        

        

Pictured below on 29 March 2019 at Saldanha Bay the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" is seen here sailing to the sea farms.

        

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 23 March 2019 just before sunset alongside the East Quay, several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "Bella da Lunar", "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Chris Trautman", "Weskus II", "Christie Sue", "Oceana Topaz" and "Windhoek" to mention just a few.

       

                             
"BELLA DA LUNAR"
       

                             
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
       

Pictured below from left to right is "Christie Sue", "Conquistador" and "Ouma".

       
 
                                         
"COMET"
       

Pictured below from left to right is "Sandveld III", "Windhoek" and "Oceana Topaz".

       

                                    
"WESKUS II "
       

                                      
"UBUNTU"
       

Pictured below on 23 March 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is "Vlaeberg" (left) and "Fiskorn" (right).

       

Pictured below on 23 March 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is "Sea Pride II".

       

           
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 March 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Forest Lily", "Avro Warrior", "Dantago", "Compass Challenger", "Armana" and "Flame Thorn" to mention just a few.

                                   "FOREST LILY"

        

                              
 "AVRO WARRIOR"
        

                         
         "FLAME THORN"
        

                                     
 "DANTAGO"
        

                           
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
        

                                       
 "ARMANA"
        
                      
           Verf my asseblief!...

   
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 23 March alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro" bulwarks. Seen below the stanchions on the port side of the vessel is already in place together with inner rails and capping. 


        

Pictured below on 23 March 2019 alongside the Fish Quay is the Hake longliner "Tina".

        

      "DUINEKUS" PLOEG TERUG NA DIE AGTERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Maart 2019 is die "Duinekus" oppad terug na Suid-Oranje met visruime gevul met Rooi-oog.
    

      

                   GOOD-LUCK "DR. FISH" (II)!

Pictured below on 20 March 2019 at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay is the latest tuna pole vessel to emerge from the Sachal boat yard. We can only wish the "Dr. Fish" all the best of luck, who's predecessor  has already survived an arson attack one day prior to it's launch back in March 2018.

      

      

      PELAGIESE SKUITE VOOR ANKER IN PRINGLEBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Maart 2019 rus vier pelagiese skuite op anker buitekant Pringlebaai, in afwagting vir die sonsak om Rooi-oog te gaan vang. Van links na regs is "Nossob", "Silver Dolphin", "Silver Katonkel" en "Gregory Justin".

     

LATEST PROGRESS ON "SANTA CRUZ" SONAR TANK

Pictured below on 12 March 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the latest progress made in order to fit a new sonar tank onto the hull of the Swordfish longliner "Santa Cruz".

          
  

         

         

                       NEW REAR DECK FOR
"UBUNTU"

Pictured below on 12 March 2019 alongside the East Quay the framework for a new rear deck onboard the shark longliner "Ubuntu" is busy taking shape.


         

Pictured below on 12 March 2019 alongside the East Quay is "Herman S" (outside) and "Kingklip" (inside).

         

   
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 12 March alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro" upper woodwork. Seen below the stanchions on the port side of the vessel is already in place together with sections of inner rails. 


         

  
  FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 12 March 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Adelette", "Riviergans", "Sailfish", "Malagas II" and "Nicolette".


         

                          
                "SAILFISH"
         

                                       
"NICOLETTE"
             

Pictured below on 12 March 2019 in the Victoria Basin is the Hake stern trawler "Isabella Marine".

        

   "SEA PRIDE II " PREPARES FOR LONGLINE TRIP


Pictured below on 12 March 2019 alongside the Fish Quay the crew of the Hake longliner "Sea Pride II" is doing final preparations only minutes before the vessel headed for the fishing grounds.


       

       

       PREFERRED BAIT...IMPORTED PIKE FROM ASIA

       

     THE SKIPPER LOOKS ON AT THE PROCEEDINGS...

       

    "SEA PRIDE II" MANEUVERS AWAY FROM THE JETTY...

       

       

        

Pictured below on 12 March 2019 the Hake longliner "South West Lapwing" is seen here sailing towards the fuel bunker on route from the ice bunker situated at South Arm.

        

        

                        GOOD-LUCK "SEA PRIDE II" !

        

Pictured below in the background on 12 March 2019, the Hake longliner "Arizona" is seen here sailing out of Table Bay harbour to the fishing grounds on route from her berth in the Elliot Basin.

        

                                           "ARIZONA"
        

"OCEANA CONCORDE" BEGIN 2019 PELAGIESE SEISOEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Maart 2019 buitekant Columbine was die "Oceana Concorde" deel van 'n flotilla pelagiese skuite wat suidwaarts gevaar het vanaf Sandy Point hawe om Rooi-oog in die Hangklip area te gaan vang. Hierdie was ook die eerste trip vir die "Oceana Concorde" vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.


        

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 alongside the East Quay several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Kariba", "Maria Louisa", "Chris Trautman", "Allison", "Christie Sue", "South West Petrel" and "Oceana Rocket" to mention just a few.

        

                                        "ALLISON"
        

                                      "ABRAHAM T"
        

                     "OCEANA TOPAZ" BACK HOME

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 is the "Oceana Topaz", neatly painted after a recent visit to the Hout Bay slipway.

        

                                     "ARMANDO"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Allison", "Blue Dolphin" and "Oceana Rocket".

        

                                   "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                        "KARIBA"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Christie Sue", "Conquistador"
and "Ouma".

        

                                "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                   "SILVERFERN"
        

                                   "NEWLANDS"
        

                                   "MARIA LOUISA"
      

Pictured below the red circle indicates a fresh layer of primer paint coated on the starboard side of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Luderitz Star".

      

                           "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 7 March alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro" upper woodwork. Seen below the stanchions on the port side of the vessel is already in place together with sections of inner rails. 

        

        

                                             
                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Flame Thorn" and "Fuchia" to mention just a few.

                                   "FLAME THORN"
          

                                       "DANTAGO"
         

                                       "FUCHIA"
        

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 alongside the Cross Berth in the Victoria Basin is the obsolete stern trawler "Lobelia".

        

                NEW SONAR TANK FOR "SANTA CRUZ"

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Swordfish longliner "Santa Cruz", with a new sonar tank being installed on the port side area of the vessel as indicated by the red circle.

           

           
   
Pictured below the red circle indicates the power block, unconventionally positioned on the port side of the vessel, to be used for catching live bait.

        

Some rather interesting features onboard the "Santa Cruz" is the antelope horns and shark jaw as being displayed on the front mast stay and wheelhouse roof as shown below...

         


         


SOUTH COAST LOBSTER CATCHERS FROM DAYS GONE BY

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 alongside Quay 7 are two former South Coast lobster catchers "Southern Victor" and "Southern Raider", still depicting the official green hull colour scheme of Atlantic Fishing Enterprises in days gone by. Today however, these formidable vessels are obsolete and heavily covered in a thick layer of rust.

                                 "SOUTHERN VICTOR"
         

                            "SOUTHERN RAIDER"
         

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Sailfish", "Kentucky", "Malagas II", "Nicolette" and "Adelette" to mention just a few.

         

                                        "NICOLETTE"
         

Pictured below on 7 March 2019 the "Mpho" is seen here berthed alongside the Fish Quay.
 
         

             SPITSVERKEER IN GANSBAAI NUWEHAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 maneuver verskeie pelagiese skuite in Gansbaai se nuwehawe, in soeke na 'n lÍplekkie, deurdat hulle nie daarin kon slaag om met verloop van die nag genoeg vis te kon gevang het, om dit lonend te maak om weer die lang pad aan te durf na hul verskeie Weskus fabrieke nie.   

Afgeneem hieronder wag "Dagbreek" dat "Boetie Akie" moet uitskuif. Die baggerwerk wat tans in die hawe gedoen word plaas 'n beperking op die aantal skuite wat langs die Langmuur kan vasmaak, deurdat die bagger se ankerboeie 'n groot gedeelte van die hawegebied versper.

       

Afgeneem hieronder moet die "Boetie Akie" weg beweeg van haar lÍ-plek langs "Atlantic Enterprise" om genoegsame spasie te verseker waardeur die "Dagbreek" kan vaar tot by haar vasmaakplek. Net agter die "Boetie Akie" kan een van die bagger se ankerboeie gesien word wat baie naby die kaai geanker is.

       

Afgeneem hieronder maneuver die "Loeriesfontein" in die nuwehawe in afwagting vir die "Wafra" om uit te beweeg na die aflaaikaai, ten einde 'n lÍplek te verseker.

       

       

                          
"LOERIESFONTEIN"
       


Afgeneem hieronder maak die "Boetie Akie" weer vas teen-aan "Atlantic Enterprise", nadat "Dagbreek" verby gevaar het.

       

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Gregory Justin", half-vol gevang, vanuit die baai, ook opsoek na 'n lÍplek in die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Gregory Justin" die nuwehawe
binne - daar is nog plek oop langs "Boetie Akie", maar o'wee, iemand by West Point se fabriek daar vÍr in Slippersbaai, het sopas opdrag gegee!

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Gregory Justin" weer uit die nuwehawe ten einde spasie te maak sodat "Dagbreek" kan uitbeweeg om sodoende weer plek te kan maak dat die "Terrasan 1" kan uitbeweeg...

       

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ en hou "Loeriesfontein" die hele petalje dop...

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Terrasan 1" uit die nuwehawe, met visruime wat slegs half gelaai is, oppad terug na West Point nadat daar opdrag gegee is dat die skuit MOET kom aflaai.

       

       

Slegs oomblikke later vaar die "Silver Challenger", wat op daardie stadium op anker gelÍ het in Romansbaai, ook volstoom terug na West Point se fabriek met feitlik niks vis in haar ruime nie. En nou verstaan Trawler Heritage glad nie, maar soos in glad nie die logika agter hierdie opdrag nie - die absoluut belaglik!

       

Nadat almal uiteindelik tot ruste gekom gekom het, lÍ die drie Saldanbaaiers "Gregory Justin", "Boetie Akie" en "Atlantic Enterprise" langs mekaar en rus.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ "Berggans" onder die aflaaipomp by Gansbaai Marine, om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwigheid aanboord van die "Berggans". Die skuit se naam word nou ook voor-op die wielhuis se dak aangetoon.

       

Terwyl die pelagiese vloot tans goeie vangste maak is daar egter 'n paar Gansbaai skuite wat tans tegniese probleme ondervind. Een van hulle, "Rietgans II" lÍ tans op die skeepshelling met 'n gebuigde "shaft". Die skuit se propeller en "shaft" sal egter weer met die verloop van die dag weer gemonteer word, maar die skuit sal egter nog vir die volgende 2 dae nie see toe kan gaan nie, ten einde te verseker dat ook die ratkas en koppeling 100% ongeskonde is.

       
 
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ en wag die "Wafra" (met 'n klein bietjie vis in haar ruime) vir haar aflaaibeurt, alvorens die "Berggans" klaar afgelaai word.

                 

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ en wag die "Wildegans II" vir haar aflaaibeurt, alvorens die "Vleigans" klaar afgelaai word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 word nog 'n vrag vismeelsakkies verskeep na die fabriekstore.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 verlaat "Berggans" die aflaaikaai van Gansbaai Marine. Die volgende skuit wat afgelaai moet word is "Wafra".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ "Wafra" onder die aflaaipomp.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 maneuver die "Vleigans" in
tot onder die aflaaipomp.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ en wag "Dagbreek" vir haar aflaaibeurt, alvorens die "Wildegans II" klaar afgelaai word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ en wag "Kolgans" vir haar aflaaibeurt, alvorens die "Dagbreek" klaar afgelaai word.

             

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 in die Gansbaai nuwehawe rus die Stokvislanglynboot "Sout West Condor" op haar mooring.

       

           "NIKKI " WORD HERDOOP TOT "OU FAGGIE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 in die Gansbaai nuwehawe rus die Kalkbaai skuit "Ou Faggie" op anker, ook voorheen bekend as "Nikki". Gedurende 2018 was die "Nikki" as te koop aangebied op Trawler Heritage, en gevolglik het die skuit se nuwe eienaar daartoe aanleiding gegee dat die skuit se naam verander moes word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 in die Gansbaai nuwehawe rus die kreefskuit "Emily-Marie" op haar mooring.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Loeriesfontein", "Bella Prima" en "Silver Snapper".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 op Gansbaai is twee voormalige susterskuite van Suid-Oranje Visserye, uit dae lank vergete, wat weer langs mekaar lÍ naamlik "Loeriesfontein" en "Bella Prima".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 op Gansbaai is "Wafra" (links) en "Berggans" (regs).

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 op Gansbaai is 'n indrukwekkende gesig om van Suid-Afrika se grootste pelagiese houtskuite so langs mekaar te sien lÍ. Van links na regs is "Gregory Justin", "Boetie Akie" en "Atlantic Enterprise".

        

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

        

                              DIS HOE ONS TRAWL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 is verskeie fotos aanboord van "Wildegans II" wat afgelaai word, weer vertrek see toe, gooi, vol-vang, en weer terugkeer na Gansbaai. Vir al die aksie kyk ook na die videos op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad genaamd "Dis hoe ons Trawl!" volumes 1 tot 4.

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 lÍ "Wildegans II" onder die aflaaipomp by Gansbaai Marine.

        

                   

Afgeneem hieronder is die aflaaiers nog druk besig met die aflaaiproses.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 wag "Kolgans" en "Dagbreek" vir hul aflaaibeurte.

        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die suigpyp tussen die vis in visruim.

        

Afgeneem hieronder poseer die aflaaiers vir die kamera...julle moet klaar maak, die skuit moet weer terug see toe gaan!

        

Afgeneem hieronder en die aflaaiproses hou onophoudelik aan...

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" uit Gansbaai nuwehawe met die "Wildegans II" kort op haar hakke, slegs oomblikke nadat die skuit klaar af gelaai het.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder kom die "Berggans" te voorskyn uit die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

                            "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

So tussendeur die toue en Triplek pype vaar die "Gregory Justin" (links) en "Boetie Akie" (regs).

        

                                       "BOETIE AKIE"
        

                                  "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

        

                                     "BERGGANS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder kom die "Loeriesfontein" te voorskyn uit die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder soos te siene op die AIS skerm vaar die vloot in die rigting van die Plaat om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

    

                                       "VLEIGANS"
        

                                      "BERGGANS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Maart 2019 was die "Vleigans" die eerste skuit gewees wat gegooi het. Die vis was egter verkeerd om gegooi, onderdeur die skuit geswem, wat uiteindelik tot 'n waterskyf gely het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die nette van "Vleigans" sowel as "Berggans" in die water. Heel links beweeg die "Boetie Akie" nader om te kyk of daar nie nog vis in die omgewing is nie.

        

Afgeneem hieronder beweeg ook die "Atlantic Enterprise" en "Gregory Justin" nader om te kyk of hulle nie ook iets gewaar nie.

        

        

        

        

                                     "VLEIGANS"
        

                     "GREGORY JUSTIN" STAAN REG

Afgeneem hieronder is die teken gegee aanboord van "Gregory Justin" en die bemanning staan reg om te gooi.

        

        

                                 "BERGGANS"
        

                     "WILDEGANS II " MAAK 'n GOOI!

Afgeneem hieronder gly die skuit se net oor die netbord oorboord, oppad water toe.

        

        

        

        

                               "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

        

        

        

        

                   

        

                                 "BERGGANS"
        

                                 "BOETIE AKIE"
        

      "BOETIE AKIE" KRY 'n NUWE WIELHUISVENSTER

Dis op daai oomblik toe Trawler Heritage weer vir "Boetie Akie" sien op stuurboord, sommer hier langs "Wildegans II", dat ek weer terugdink aan die foto hieronder wat op 28 Januarie 2019 geneem is in Saldanhabaai, waar daar uitgewys word dat "Boetie Akie" heel moontlik 'n nuwe vierkantige wielhuisvenster te wagte kon wees in die nabye toekoms...

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan waar ons heel moontlik 'n nuwe wielhuisvenster sal kan sien op "Boetie Akie" se wielhuis...kom laat ons so bietjie in-zoom en kyk of ons iets gewaar tussen die net wat opgetrek word en 'n crew man wat dalk ons uitsig mag belemmer...

        

Ja wragtag! Kyk net daarso, 'n splinternuwe vierkantige wielhuisvenster in pleks van die vorige trapesium-vormige venster is sigbaar. (As dit net 'n bietjie donkerder was, sou ons selfs die presiese koers op die kompas kon gelees het..)

     

      

                       DIE 11DE PLAAG MAAK AMOK!

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

               NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "VLEIGANS"

So tussendeur al die trawl-aktiwiteite is daar nog kans om te kyk na "Vleigans" se nuwe kleurskema, en mens moet erken dat die skuit nou selfs mooier lyk as tevore. Genoeg van skuite kyk, dis terug dek toe!

                                "OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

                             "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Vleigans" die sonsak binne opsoek na Ansjovis nadat hulle so bietjie onlukkigheid aan hulle kant gehad het met 'n waterskyf tydens hulle eerste gooi vir die aand.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder stroom Ansjovis na die visruime van
Wildegans II.

        

        

                                VISRUIM # 3 IS VOL!
        

                            VISRUIME #3 & #4 IS VOL!

Afgeneem hieronder word die vis gepomp in visruime #5 & #6.

        

        

           "GREGORY JUSTIN" BESIG OM VIS TE POMP
        

        

        
                          
                 "BERGGANS" SOEK WEER VOORT
        

                                  OES VAN DIE SEE
        

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die vis klaar gepomp aanboord van "Gregory Justin", en word die skep nou deur die Triplex getrek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder word "Wildegans II" se vispomp weer aanboord gelig.

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder wemel dit van robbe langs die "Atlantic Enterprise".

    

        

                 DIE UITSIG VANAF AGTER DIE WINCH
        
  
                 "WILDEGANS II" OPSOEK NA NOG VIS
        

       

                         DIE SONAR FYNKAM DIE SEE

Afgeneem hieronder fynkam die sonar die see rondom Wildegans II op 'n radius van 800 meter vir enige teken van Ansjovis.

    


       
         
     DIE VIS BEGIN TE SKRYF OP DIE VIDEO SOUNDER
        

                                         REGSTAAN!!!
        

                     
                  
       
       DIE BINNE-ROMP SONAR LOER NA WAT IN DIE
                                   NET AANGAAN...

         

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die Triplex besig om te doen waarvoor dit gemaak is...om daai swaar net in te trek!

        

             DIE 11DE PLAAG SLAAP OOK NOOIT NIE...

         

         

                     DIE VER-ETTERING DUUR VOORT!

Afgeneem hieronder hardloop 'n trop robbe die bo-lyn van die net letterlik plat! As visserman, mag jy geen poging aanwend om die robbe uit die net te verwilder nie, eintlik het die robbe (net soos die "robbers" op land) deesdae meer regte as die vissermanne, jy mag nie skiet, skop of donner nie, jy mag net mooi f&kk$l doen, en kan maar net met jou hande in jou "oilskins" staan en kyk hoe die hierdie gediertes die waardevolle visnet ter waarde van miljoene rande in flardes skeur! In skerp kontras met wanneer 'n roofdier sy verskyning maak op 'n kuddeplaas, sal 'n boer alles in sy vermoŽ doen om daardie roofdier te elimineer ten einde sy kosbare kudde te beskerm, maar as visserman mag jy nie 'n hand lig om jou visnet met vangs daarin te beskerm nie. Hoe werk dit dan?

     

   

Afgeneem hieronder stroom Ansjovis na die voorste visruime van "Wildegans II".

                   

        

                                LEKKER SOUSERIG!
        

Afgeneem hieronder is daar 2 of 3 verdwaalde Maasbankers tussen die Ansjovis.

        
                       
               "GREGORY JUSTIN" MAAK WEER 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder is "Gregory Justin" besig met haar tweede trek van die aand.

        

                                      "VLEIGANS"
        

        

        "LOERIESFONTEIN", DIE ANDER LOERIESFONTEIN...
   

        

        

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder stroom Ansjovis na die voorste visruime van "Wildegans II".

                   

       

Afgeneem hieronder in die vroeŽ oggendure van 3 Maart 2019 arriveer "Wildegans II" in Gansbaai met haar vangs.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 lÍ "Berggans" onder die aflaaipomp by Gansbaai Marine, om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai. In die voorgrond lÍ en wag "Vleigans" vir haar aflaaibeurt, alvorens die "Berggans" klaar afgelaai word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 lÍ en wag "Wildegans II" vir haar aflaaibeurt, alvorens die "Vleigans" klaar afgelaai word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Maart 2019 geskied produksie nog ononderbroke by die vismeelreduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 verlaat "Berggans" die Gansbaai ou-hawe, slegs oomblikke nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai was.

       

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 beweeg "Vleigans" in onder aflaaipomp van Gansbaai Marine.

                  

        

BESOEKERS UIT DIE WESKUS ARRIVEER IN GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 arriveer talle besoekende skuite in die Gansbaai area, afkomstig vanaf die Weskus, waaronder "Atlantic Leader", "Adenia", "Oceana Neptune", "Nossob", "Eigeveld", "Towerkop", "Mizpah" en "Alert III", terwyl daar nog talle op daardie stadium oppad was.

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer "Atlantic Leader" in Gansbaai, al die pad geloop van Laaiplek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder in die Gansbaai nuwehawe is "Alert III" (links) en "Mizpah" (regs).

        

                       "TOWERKOP" MAAK 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 maak "Towerkop" 'n gooi net buitekant Gansbaai se hawe. Sien ook die video op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad genaam "Towerkop 3 Maart 2019" vir meer aksie.

        

                                         "ADENIA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 word kos en aas aanboord geneem van die kreefskuit "Emily-Marie", voordat die skuit vertrek het na die kreefgronde by Kaap Hangklip.

        

        

Met die nuus dat "Towerkop" gegooi het, het nog drie skuite naamlik "Oceana Neptune", "Nossob" en "Atlantic Leader" hul ankers gelig vanwaar hulle geskuil het in Romansbaai, en gaan soek vir Ansjovis teenwoordig in die baai.

                              "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        
  
                                       "NOSSOB"
        
                      
                                "ATLANTIC LEADER"

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 in Romansbaai is "Atlantic Leader" besig om haar anker te lig om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

        

        


                           
         
     

                           
                                

              
       
       

                                 


               

      
         
      
                               


    
             

                                 
   


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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 Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 van links na regs is "Dagbreek", "Mizpah" en "Alert III".

        

                    "ALERT III "
(links); "MIZPAH " (regs)
        
          
                                           "AMORIA"
        

                      "DAGBREEK"
(links); "I DO" (regs)
        

                "OCEANA NEPTUNE" MAAK 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 maak "Oceana Neptune" 'n gooi op 'n skool Ansjovis buitekant Gansbaai.

        

                               "ADENIA" MAAK 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 maak "Adenia" 'n gooi op 'n skool Ansjovis buitekant Stanfordsbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 wag die "Wildegans II" vir haar aflaaibeurt wat sou volg nadat "Vleigans" klaar afgelaai het.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 van links na regs is "Alert III","Mizpah" en "Amoria".

        

                         "ADENIA" MAAK 'n TREK

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 buitekant Stanfordsbaai is die "Adenia" besig om haar net in te trek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 buitekant Gansbaai is beide "Towerkop" en "Oceana Neptune" besig om hulle net in te trek.

                                       "TOWERKOP"
        

                              "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Towerkop" onderweg na Gansbaai nuwehawe kort nadat die skuit klaar vis gepomp het.
                               
        

                 "ATLANTIC LEADER" MAAK 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 is "Atlantic Leader" besig om die voorvlerk in trek, kort nadat die skuit gegooi het.

        

        

                                 "NOSSOB" MAAK 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 maak "Nossob" 'n gooi op 'n skool Ansjovis.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 vaar "Towerkop" Gansbaai
se nuwehawe binne.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 vaar "Adenia" na Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

                   

         

Afgeneem hieronder verlaat "Wildegans II" die Gansbaai nuwehawe vir haar beurt om te gaan aflaai, terwyl "Adenia" bystaan om op haar plek te gaan lÍ.

         

         

         

                GANSBAAI NUWEHAWE SE SANDBANK

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 kan die sandbank binne-in Gansbaai se nuwehawe nog duidelik gesien word wat op die oomblik gebagger word deur Guerrini Marine.

         

                                      "DAGBREEK"
         

                          DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 is die skuite weer oppad vanuit Gansbaai om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

                                  "TOWERKOP"
         

                              "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
         

                                            "MIZPAH"
         

                                         "ALERT III "
         

              "WILDEGANS II" AMPER KLAAR AFGELAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 is die aflaaiproses aanboord van die "Wildegans II" feitlik voltooi, terwyl die "Kolgans" alreeds bystaan vir haar aflaaibeurt.

         

       VISMEEL(GELD)SAKKIES OPPAD NA DIE VISSTORE

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 word nog 'n vrag vismeelsakkies aangery na die store van Gansbaai Marine.

         

                                          "KOLGANS"
         

         

               DIE SKUITE GOOI ONDER IN DIE PLAAT!

Afgeneem hieronder volg talle fotos van al die aksie van die pelagiese vloot werksaam in die Plaat. Sien ook die video
genaamd "Gansbaai 3 Maart Deel 2" vir meer aksie.

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Berggans", "Stormkop" en "Nossob".

         

                            DIE NETTE VAL ORALS!

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Vleigans", "Towerkop", "Wildegans II", "Adenia", "Oceana Neptune" en "Eigeveld".

         

                         "OU FAGGIE " OPPAD HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 by De Kelders vaar die "Ou Faggie" verby, oppad na haar mooring in Gansbaai se nuwehawe.

         

          "TOWERKOP"
(links); "WILDEGANS II" (regs)
         

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Stormkop", "Nossob"
en "Vleigans".

         

                          "MIZPAH" IS VOL GELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder ploeg die "Mizpah" met visruime gevul met Ansjovis, terug na Agterbaai om te gaan aflaai.

         

                    "TOWERKOP" GEE BO-LYNE WEG

Afgeneem hieronder is "Adenia" besig om bo-lyn te vat uit "Towerkop" se net.

         

       "OCEANA MERCURY" ARRIVEER IN DIE PLATO

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Oceana Mercury", wat al die pad van Sandy Point geloop het om Ansjovis te kom vang.

         

                "STORMKOP"
(voor); "NOSSOB" (agter)
         

          "OCEANA MERCURY"
(voor); "EIGEVELD" (agter)
         

                              "OCEANA MERCURY"
         

      "WILDEGANS II " MET 'n 300 TON SKEP ANSJOVIS
       

                   "OCEANA MERCURY" STAAN REG!
         

        "OCEANA NEPTUNE" BESIG OM VOL TE MAAK

         

           "OCEANA MERCURY" BESIG OM VIS TE POMP
         

                     "EIGEVELD" GEE BO-LYNE WEG

Afgeneem hieronder is "Aranos" besig om bo-lyn te vat uit "Eigeveld" se net, nadat "Eigeveld" se vispomp pyp "te kort" was om by die skep te kon uitkom.

         

     NOU GEE DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE NET BO-LYNE WEG!

         

       "SILVER CHALLENGER" ARRIVEER IN DIE PLAAT

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Silver Challenger", wat al die pad van Sandy Point geloop het om Ansjovis te kom vang.

         

                           "BERGGANS" SOEK WEER

         

         

                       "ADENIA" IS VOL GELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder ploeg die "Adenia" met visruime gevul met Ansjovis, terug na Agterbaai om te gaan aflaai.

         

                                "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
         

         

                  "OCEANA NEPTUNE" IS VOL GELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder ploeg die "Oceana Neptune" met visruime gevul met Ansjovis, terug na Agterbaai om te gaan aflaai.

         

         "SILVER DOLPHIN" ARRIVEER IN DIE PLAAT

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Silver Dolphin", wat al die pad
van Sandy Point geloop het om Ansjovis te kom vang.

         
      
                     "VIVA" ARRIVEER IN DIE PLAAT

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Viva", wat al die pad van Sandy Point geloop het om Ansjovis te kom vang.

         

          "ARANOS"
(voor); "SILVER DOLPHIN" (agter)
         

       "WAFRA"
(voor); "SILVER CHALLENGER" (agter)
         

               "BERGGANS"
(links); "KOLGANS" (regs)
         

      EN DIE "WATERSKYF-TOEKENNING" GAAN AAN :  
                                        "EIGEVELD"!

As Trawler Heritage nog nooit 'n "waterskyf-toekenning" uitgedeel het nie, dan is dit nou tyd om enetjie uit te deel na aanleiding van 'n insident wat op 3 Maart 2019 hom afgespeel het net so buitekant die Plaat. So loop die skuit mos al die pad van Laaiplek na Gansbaai, en met die eerste gooi ontdek hulle dat die vispomp se pyp te kort is om by die net se kuil uit te kom...Size does matter after all...

         
 
"Eigeveld" oppad na Gansbaai hawe om 'n langer vispomp pyp aanboord te neem...

         "BELLA PRIMA" OPSOEK NA 'n NUWE TUISTE

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Maart 2019 op Gansbaai lÍ die voormalige pelagiese skuit "Bella Prima". Die skuit wat tans te koop aangebied word, word intussen gereeld rondgeskuif om plek te maak vir die bewegings van die res van die vloot.

         

           "EIGEVELD" WAG VIR LANGER VISPOMP PYP

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Maart 2019 vertoef die "Eigeveld" kosbare tyd in Gansbaai se nuwehawe, nadat die skuit Gansbaai moes aandoen om 'n langer vispomp pyp aanboord te kon neem.

                    

          DYER EILAND VISSERYE SE SKUITE BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Maart 2019 is twee Stokvislangskuite "I Do" en "Amoria" wat deel vorm van die Dyer Eiland Visserye vloot.

                                           "I DO"
        

                                    "AMORIA"
        

              GANSBBAAI MARINE IN VOLLE WERKING

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Maart 2019 is die vismeelreduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine nog in volle swang. Daar gaan nog 'n R200-noot die lug in op, ons sal hom weer aan die einde van die maand vang...

        

                           "VLEIGANS" IS GELAAI

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Maart 2019 arriveer die "Vleigans" in Gansbaai se nuwehawe, volgelaai met Ansjovis, nadat hulle vroeŽr bo-lyn kon gevat het by "Stormkop", via "Towerkop".

        

        

                           DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 sak die son in die Gansbaai nuwehawe met "Ou Faggie" in die voorgrond.

        

                           DIE SKUITE GAAN RUS

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Maart 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is waar talle skuit skuit invaar na Gansbaai hawe, sowel as Romansbaai om te gaan skuil, totdat daar weer later die middag uitgevaar sal word om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Wildegans II" die Gansbaai nuwehawe binne.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Vegkop" (links) en "Starcrest" (regs) verby Gansbaai om te gaan skuil in Romansbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Sechaba" na die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Dagbreek" onder die aflaaipomp by Gansbaai Marine.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Eigeveld" na die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Oceana Ruby" (voor) en "Silver Galaxy" (agter) om te gaan skuil in Romansbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Doloreze" om te gaan skuil in Romansbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Oceana Paragon" om te gaan skuil in Romansbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Oceana Ruby" (links) en "Oceana Paragon" (regs) om te gaan skuil in Romansbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Silver Galaxy" (links) en "Doloreze" (regs) om te gaan skuil in Romansbaai.

           

     
      SPLINTERNUWE TIMBELS VIR "KAVALIER"

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Maart 2019 in Saldanhabaai is splinternuwe nuwe timbels wat toegevoeg is aan die beursnet van die "Kavalier" soos aangetoon word deur die rooi sirkels.

    

Pictured below on 3 March 2019 alongside the Sea Harvest jetty at Saldanha Bay is the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Selina".

    

        
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on 3 March 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway is seen here fully occupied. From left to right is "Highland Queen", "Harvest Veronica" and "Sette Mari".

    

                           
"HARVEST VERONICA"
    

          "DRAKENSKOP" RE-BUILT GOING NOWHERE

Pictured below on 3 March 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty no further progress had been made in recent times in order to convert the former purse seiner "Drakenskop", into an pleasure craft.

    

      
       NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "UMADALA"

The following set of photos was received by Trawler Heritage, taken at Mossel Bay during January 2019 of the purse seiner "Umadala", now featuring a new dark green hull colour sceme from it's previous turquoise colour scheme. When the vessel was launched in 2003, the "Umadala" had an dark-turquoise colour scheme.

                             
"OLD COLOUR SCHEME"
         

                                  "NEW COLOUR SCHEME"
        

         

        THE PROUDEST FISHING FLEET IN THE WORLD
                 WELCOMES IT'S NEWEST EDITIONS:
                "MALACHITE" AND "ABDUL LATIEF "

    
                    GOOD-LUCK "MALACHITE"!

Pictured below on 6 March 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest Tuna pole vessel, "Malachite", to emerge from the Tallie Marine boat yard.

        

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is the latest Tuna pole vessel, "Abdul Latief", to emerge from the C-Craft boat yard.

                        
GOOD-LUCK "ABDUL LATIEF"!
            

               "BOLOKO I " SKEW TV AERIAL FIXED

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift, the red circle indicates that the skew T.V. aerial onboard "Boloko I", previously posted on 21 February 2019 has since been rectified. Seen below the red circle indicates an "upright" T.V. aerial onboard the "Boloko I".

       

       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Boronia", "Okombahe", "Khulisa Eyethu", "African Queen", "Lepanto" and "Allin" to mention just a few.

                                   "OKOMBAHE"
       

                              "KHULISA EYETHU "
       

                                     "LUCERNE"
       

                                    "AFRICAN QUEEN"
        

                                        "BORONIA"
        

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 alongside South Arm from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Allin" and "Lee Ann".

        

                         "FUCHIA" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 the Hake stern trawler "Fuchia" is seen here sailing into the Cape Docks to dock at the I&J factory at South Arm, on route from the fishing grounds.

        

        

        

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 the purse seiner "Mpho" is seen here berthed alongside the Fish Quay.

        

Pictured below this air filter was spotted standing on a fishing hold hatch...

        

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built on the wooden bulwarks on the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". Seen below the shipwrights are busy installing new wooden stanchions on the port side of the vessel.

        

        

        

        

        
Trawler Heritage wou nog melding maak dat die toneel hierbo weer lyk soos 1958, maar skielik kom daar toe 'n selfoon te voorskyn, dammit!

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Christie Sue", "Allison", "Abraham T", "Kariba", "Ubuntu", "Chris Trautman" and "Windhoek"to mention just a few.

        

                                 "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

                                     "ABRAHAM T "
        

                                   "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                        "KU-ULA"
        

                                     "WINDHOEK"
        
                                         "KARIBA"
        

        "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
(front); "UBUNTU" (back)
        
                                         "KINGKLIP"
        
        
Nou kan ons mooi haar nuwe blou kleurskema sien.

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 from left to right is "Blue Dolphin", "Allison" and "Oceana Rocket".

         

              NEW SPOTLIGHT FOR "WERKENDAM"

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 alongside the East Quay the red circle indicates a new spotlight together with stand, mounted onto the front mast of the "Werkendam" recently.

                   

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 several fishing vessels were once again berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst them were "Adelette", "Riviergans", "Sea Pride II" and "Sailfish".

                                    "SEA PRIDE II "
        

                                        "SAILFISH "
        

               "SAXON" TAKING DIESEL ONBOARD

Pictured below on 26 February 2019 at the diesel depot situated on the outside of the Elbow at the Cape Docks, the Swordfish longliner "Saxon" is seen here taking diesel onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.
        

               "SHIVON" TAKING DIESEL ONBOARD

Pictured below in 23 February 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay the Hake longliner "Shivon" is seen here taking diesel onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.

        

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay are the Tuna pole vessels "Common Wealth" (left) and "Frenchy Maria" (right). But, that row of vessels behind them...let's rather move on.

         

                        WHAT'S NEW "JULIETTE "?


Pictured below in 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the Tuna pole vessel "Juliette" is now featuring new signage on the stern, some colourfull painted chokkas on the lower hull as well as a new aerial stand ontop of the wheelhouse. Let's have a closer look.

                             "OLD STERN SIGNAGE"
           

                            "NEW STERN SIGNAGE"
         


            "FORMER WHEELHOUSE ROOF LAYOUT"
         

            "WHEELHOUSE ROOF LAYOUT FEATURING
                                  NEW AERIAL STAND"
         


        "OLD CHOKKA SIGNAGE ON THE LOWER HULL"
         

         "NEW COLOURFUL CHOKKA SIGNAGE ON
                                  THE LOWER HULL"
         

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is one of the latest vessels to have join the fleet towards the end of 2018, namely "Iingwane".

         

                        "NICO S" HANDRAILS DISAPPEAR

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates that basically the entire handrail assembly situated on the bow area of the obsolete crayfish vessel "Nico S" has now finally disappear due to vandalism.

          

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Sulaiman", from Kalk Bay.

          

             TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is a selection of Tuna pole vessels present in the harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Sneeuberg", "Radiant Star", "Frenchy Maria", "Endurance", "Jacqueline" and "Elandsberg", to mention just a few.

                                     "JACQUELINE"
        

                                      "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                    "ELANDSBERG"
        

                               "FRENCHY MARIA"
         

                                "SOUTHERN TIGER"
         

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Endurance", "Radiant Star" and "Southern Tiger".

         

 Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the Hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar" is seen here off-loading her catch after the vessel had return to port during the early hours of the morning.

         

   "ESTRELA DO MAR" NAMEPLATE GONE MISSING

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates that the area code nameplate of the "Estrela Do Mar" is gone missing from the vessel.

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates the the former area code nameplate on the whaleback rails.

          
Now, why did Trawler Heritage took a photo of this specific nameplate back in time?...Absolutely no idea!

     "EDELWEISS" SERVING AS A "NET CARRIER VESSEL"

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the obsolete purse seiner "Edelweiss" is seen here carrying a purse seine net on her main deck as indicated by the red circle.

          

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 the "Edelweiss" is now featuring a blue painted whaleback from it's previous white painted colour scheme.

         

                          ONS WIL OOK SKUITE WEES!

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2019 op Houtbaai is 'n hele ry skuite langs mekaar vasgemaak wat maar net kan wens om weer see toe te mag gaan. Van die meer bekende skuite in hierdie ry van onaktiewe skuite is "Marcon", "Anneliese", "Monnickendam", "Ocean Blue", "Kiewiet" en "Vulgaris", om maar net 'n paar op te noem.

          

                  PROBLEEMKINDERS VAN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2019 op Houtbaai is twee skuite wie se huidige kondisie 'n rede tot kommer is naamlik "Silver Hunter" en "Hangberg". Kort voor lank gaan hier groot probleme opduik...wag en kyk maar, Trawler Heritage het julle gewaarsku.

                                        
"HANGBERG"
           

                                      
"SILVER HUNTER"
            

                               GOOD-LUCK "SHIVON"!

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the Hake longliner "Shivon" is seen here sailing from Jetty No.3 to the fishing grounds during a period of thick mist.

          

          

              HOUT BAY HARBOUR CRANE DISAPPEARS

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 on the Service Jetty at Hout Bay, the red circle indicates that the obsolete overhead crane has disappear all together from the jetty...

          

Pictured below from the Trawler Heritage archive, this photo depicts the former overhead crane back in the days when it was still present on the Service Jetty.

          

                  "AFRICA UNITY" STARTS TO FALL APART

Pictured below on 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is the current state of the former Gansbaai purse seiner,  "Merlene" (a flagship in her own right), of which the overall condition of the vessel since arriving in Hout Bay, deteriorated at an alarming rate. Let's have a closer look.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates that a VHF aerial has toppled over on the roof of the vessel.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates several planks missing from the starboard bulwark.

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates a rotten wooden window frame situated in the wheelhouse.

         
 
Pictured below the once shiny stainless steel netboard is now covered in a layer of rust.

          

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is the Tuna pole vessel "Baluguru", featuring an old fashioned bulbous bow as used by Sachal during the early 1990's.

          

                                     
"BALUGURU"
          

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Aswan", "Tierkop", "Tigerfish" and "Ocean Dynamo".

          

                                            "ASWAN"
          


                                           "TAMARA"
          

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is "Rooiberg" (front) alongside the "Ocean Wanderer" (back).

          

           NEW COLOUR SCHEME AND NAMEPLATES
                                     FOR "SUD WEST"

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the crayfish vessel "Sud West" is seen here featuring a new plain grey bulwark colour scheme as well as new perspex nameplates.

         

   "OLD BULWARK COLOUR SCHEME AND NAMEPLATE"
         

   "NEW BULWARK COLOUR SCHEME AND NAMEPLATE"
         


                   NEW LOOKS FOR "NORTHERN STAR"

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay is the "Northern Star", a former crayfish vessel, which was extensively rebuilt at Hout Bay over the past few months.
 
          
           
                     HOUT BAY WRECKS AT LOW TIDE

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay during the prevailing low tide, the hulls of two sunken fishing vessels namely "Spes Nova" and "Cyril Burrell" can clearly been seen. But not so during the night, for their positions are unmarked and they are lurking just below the waterline, waiting for an unexpected skipper to collide his vessel against these wrecks...One wonders what has happened to SAMSA, in potential dangerous situation like this one? Surely they are the ones who have to step forward, and place some marker buoys around these wrecks...one would think?

           

              NEW FREEING PORTS FOR "LANGEBERG"

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates new freeing port on the port side of the Tuna pole vessel "Langeberg" as enforced by SAMSA...

         

         

                         WHAT'S NEW "ZANEMALI "?

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the red circleS indicate the newest features onboard the crayfish vessel "Zanemali", namely a new LED spotlight on the front mast as well as water lines now being painted on the bow of the vessel.

                                         "ZANEMALI "
          


                             "NEW LED SPOTLIGHT"
          

                                "NEW WATER LINES"
          

               "GYPSY ROSE" EQUIPPED FOR LIFE BAIT

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates a new built netboard onboard the Tuna pole vessel "Gypsy Rose", which will enable the vessel to catch live bait.

           

         FORMER DA GAMA VISBEDRYF PURSE SEINERS
                                          AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay, two former purse seiners which have formed part of the formidable fleet of Da Gama Visbedryf situated at Hout Bay in days gone by, was once again present in the harbour. Pictured below on the Hout Bay slipway is the "Oceana Topaz", while one of her sister vessels, "Oceana Amethyst" was also present in the harbour at the time. 

                                     "OCEANA TOPAZ"
            

                                  "OCEANA AMETHYST "
            

              DISCHARGE JETTY AT S.A. SEA PRODUCTS
                                    STANDING EMPTY

Pictured below 23 February 2019 at Hout Bay the discharge jetty at S.A. Sea Products is standing empty. To date not a single pelagic catch had been landed at Hout Bay since the start of the 2019 pelagic season.

         

  "ADENIA" SE BLOU WIELHUISDEUR WORD VERVANG

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe wielhuisdeur aan, aanboord van die "Adenia". Voorheen het die "Adenia" 'n blou geverfde wielhuisdeur vertoon.

         

                           "OU BLOU WIELHUISDEUR"
                               


                             "NUWE WIELHUISDEUR"
                            


                                  "ADENIA" GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2019 maak die bemanning gereed om los te gooi, slegs oomblikke voordat "Adenia" na die Hangklip omgewing sou vaar om Rooi-oog te gaan vang het.

         


                                GOOD-LUCK "ADENIA"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2019 verdwyn "Adenia" in die digte mis net buitekant die hawe se bek.

         

         

                          DIE "GANSE" GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Februarie 2019 is 'n seleksie van die "ganse" van Gansbaai wat uitvaar om Ansjovis te gaan vang. Ook teenwoordig daardie aand was die "Boetie Akie" van Saldanhabaai en "Ukuloba" van St.Helenabaai.

                                  "BOETIE AKIE"
        
         

                           "RIETGANS II " GOOI LOS
        

        

                                  "BERGGANS"
        

                             "KOLGANS" GOOI LOS
        

                                "WAFRA" GOOI LOS
         

         

                                 "SILVER SNAPPER"
         

         

                                  "WILDEGANS II "
         

               "WILDEGANS II "
(links); "WAFRA" (regs)
         

                   GANSBAAI MARINE SE NUWE DAK

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Februarie 2019 op Gansbaai is hoe vismeelaanleg van Gansbaai Marine tans daarna uitsien nadat die fabriek onlangs 'n nuwe dak en sypanele gekry het.  

         

          "MPHO" SE VISPOMP PYP WORD AFGEHAAL

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 February 2019 sukkel twee van "Mpho" se crewmanne om die vispomp se kop los te maak. Gaan hulle suksesvol wees met hierdie taak? Kom ons gaan stap eers tussen die skuite en kyk wat elders gebeur, voordat ons later weer terugkeer na "Mpho" toe. 

        

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Bella Da Lunar", "Tomren", "Abraham T", "Kariba", "Oceana Rocket", "Chris Trautman" and "Armando"to mention just a few.

        

                               "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                          "KARIBA"
        

                               "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

                                          "COMET "
        

                                        "ARMANDO"
        

                                  "SANDVELD III "
        
Iemand het die anderdag op Facebook 'n opmerking gemaak dat "Ankoveld" die laaste was, wat ons oorgehad het van oom Johnnie Eigelaar...verkeerd! Indien 101.9% van die Suid-Afrikaanse populasie nie verstaan wat op die see aangaan nie, beteken dit dat daar 'n 101.9% kans is dat enige stelling wat die publiek maak ook inkorrek gaan wees. Want, hier lÍ "Sandveld III", nog een van oom Johnnie Eigelaar se gewese skuite, en sedert 1958 heet sy nogsteeds "Sandveld III". En dit eindig nie daar nie, want nog een van oom Johnnie Eigelaar se ander skuite genaamd "Swaneveld" lewe ook nog! Nou verstaan julle hoekom Trawler Heritage en Facebook nie saam in dieselfde see trawl nie.

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Chris Trautman" and "Sailfish".

        

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the East Quay from left to right is the Impala fishing fleet namely "Herman S","Newlands" and "Impala".

         

"TOMREN" AND "SILVERFERN" RIGGED FOR CRAYFISHING

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the East Quay both the decks of the "Tomren" and "Silverfern were stacked with crayfish traps.

                                            "TOMREN"
         

         

                                        "SILVERFERN"
         

         


                       NEW BAIT BOX FOR "KU-ULA"

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the East Quay is the "Ku-Ula" featuring a new bait box on her working deck area.

                                       "OLD BAIT BOX"
          

                                    "NEW BAIT BOX"
          

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the wooden bulwarks on the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". Pictured below on the far left hand side of the photo...o' dear, now it appears that a pleasure craft as well as a yacht is visible in the back ground...not acceptable! Let's try again.

         

Pictured below some planking on the outer edges of the main deck of the "Abe Shapiro" had been removed in order for the new wooden stanchions to be mounted into.

          

Pictured below is an enormous stern post erected on the stern of the "Abe Shapiro"...are you guys going to discard the rear bollard as well? Just asking...

                    

          NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "KINGKLIP"

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the East Quay the tuna pole vessel "Kingklip" is seen here featuring a new navy blue colour scheme from it's previous red colour scheme. The anti-fouling paint on the lower hull of the vessel has also been changed from it's previous green colour scheme, to the traditional red-led colour scheme.

                             "OLD COLOUR SCHEME"
        

                           "NEW COLOUR SCHEME"
        

                                    DOUBLE VISION?

Besides the new colour schemes, new nameplates have also been added to the stern of the "Kingklip". Indicated by the red circles one will notice that the "Kingklip" now features two nameplates on her stern indicating "Cape Town"...why?  

         

         LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Beatrice Marine", "Fuchia", "Foxglove", "Freesia", "Andromeda"; and "Armana" to mention just a few.

                              "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

                                         "LUCERNE"
         

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside South Arm from left to right is "Andromeda", "Armana" and "Lucerne".

         

Pictured below in 21 February 2019 the three "Spanish-sisters" from I&J was also present alongside South Arm namely, "Freesia", "Fuchia" and "Foxglove".

                                          "FUCHIA"
          

                                          "FREESIA"
          

                                         "FOXGLOVE"
          

             "DANTAGO", ONE OF A KIND DESIGN?

Pictured below in 21 February 2019 alongside the West Quay the Hake stern trawler "Dantago" is seen here waiting to be lifted onboard the Cape Syncrolift, but wait...let's have a closer look at the main exhaust configuration onboard this vessel...

          

Pictured below the red circle indicates the position of the main exhaust protruding through the main mast on the bridge situated forward on the bow of the vessel. Trawler Heritage wonders how many other South African stern trawlers also have this unique feature, other than the traditional route where the main exhaust protrudes through the stern gantry? Makes one think, doesn't it. To the best of Trawler Heritage knowledge, "Dantago" is the only stern trawler with this unique feature, unless the Trawler Heritage "crew" can prove the skipper wrong regarding this statement.

                                 
Pictured below on 21 February 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is the Hake longliner "Kentucky".

          

                        DIE VISPOMP SE PYP IS LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Februarie 2019 het "Mpho" se crewmanne daarin geslaag om die vispomp se pyp suksesvol te kon ontkoppel.

          

                  "MPHO" SE VLAGGIE IN FLARDES

Nou mense, julle sal onthou dat "Mpho" gedurende 2018 tot die aanloop van die WÍreldbeker sokker toernooi die vlaggie hieronder op haar whaleback vertoon het. Wel, die vlaggie wapper nog steeds, alhoewel mens dit seker nie meer 'n vlaggie kan noem nie.

                       

              "MPHO" SE VLAGGIE GEDURENDE 2018
       
                 

        "MPHO" SE VLAGGIE OP 21 FEBRUARIE 2019
       

                                            
              FISHING VESSELS ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift two fishing vessels "Helena Marie" and "Boloko I" were present. Also present was the fisheries research vessel "Algoa".

                                   "HELENA MARIE"
           


                                             "ALGOA"
           

                "BOLOKO I"
TV ARIAL SITTING SKEW

Pictured below on 21 February 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift the red circle indicates that a bracket holding the TV aerial in place on the main mast has become undone.
                                 
          

                                         "BOLOKO I "
          


               TALLIE MARINE BOU 'n "LUGKASTEEL"

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2019 het Tallie Marine vir 'n oomblik hul nuutste bousel uit die skuur getrek, maar nie sonder dat 'n Trawler Heritage kamera dit kon vaslÍ nie. Hierdie tunapaal skuit lyk eerder of dit toegerus is met 'n wielhuis op pale...

         

           
"BORDERER" EXPANDING HER BORDERS

Pictured below on 18 February 2019 at Sandy Point harbour, extensive damage is visible on the port side of the purse seiner "Borderer" after an collision with another purse seiner during a period of thick fog.

              

                  CRAYFISH VESSELS GOING TO SEA

Pictured below on 17 February 2019 at Saldanha Bay from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Paulsberg", "Potberg" and "Biskop 1", just moments before they headed off to Dassen Island.

           

Pictured below the "Potberg" is seen here full astern, to be followed by the "Paulsberg" in close pursuit.    

        

Pictured below the "Paulsberg" (left) and "Potberg" (right) is seen here sailing out to sea.
     
        

                           
DIE SKUITE IS GELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Februarie 2019 op Laaiplek wag die "Oceana Paragon" en "Umfana" vir hul onderskeie aflaaibeurte by die fabriek van Amawandle Pelagic.

                               "OCEANA PARAGON"
               
       
                  
                  "UMFANA"
               
           

                         "ADELETTE" FEATURES
                     REFURBISHED NAMEPLATE

Previously spotted by Trawler Heritage on 24 January 2019 the red circle indicates a badly damaged nameplate on the whaleback of the tuna pole vessel "Adelette".

          

Pictured below on 9 February 2019 the red circle indicates that "Adelette" has once again been re-painted by means of brown paint on the damaged nameplate - perhaps not as elegant, but at least an attempt has been made...

           

            
Soos Trawler Heritage al voorheen geskryf het.'n Skuit se naam is haar alles!

Pictured below on 9 February 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster vessel "Helena Marie".

            

  COLLIER JETTY OBSOLETE STEELWORK DEMOLISHED

Pictured below on 9 February 2019 is some of the redundant steelstructures present on the Collier Jetty which currently being demolised, once used to connect the Collier Jetty with the former grain silos, which serves as an modern art exhibition at present.

         

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 9 February 2019 alongside the East Quay several fishing vessels were present Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Kariba", "Staalkop", "Chris Trautman" and "Oceana Rocket" to mention just a few.

          

                                  "BELLA DA LUNAR"
           

                            "KARIBA"
(left); "STAALKOP" (right)
          

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 9 February 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro" after the vessel recently got moved from Jetty 2 in the Victoria basin, to her present location.

           

Pictured below on 9 February 2019 new planks is being held in place with clamps on the port side stern of the "Abe Shapiro".

              

                  KREEFSKUITE SKUIL BY DASSEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Februarie 2019 is 'n seleksie van talle kreefskuite wat skuil by Dasseneiland vir die nag wat voorlÍ, na 'n harde se dag se werk op die see.

       

       

       

     "ATLANTIC BLESSING"
(links); "SWORDFISH" (regs)
        

      "SOUTHERN HORIZON"
(links); "ZAY-YAAN" (regs)
       

                                         "SWORDFISH"
       

                "JENNY ANNE"
(links); "ZANEMALI" (regs)
       

                                             "POTBERG"
       

                  "ZANEMALI"
(links); "TICKEY" (regs)
      
      
                  LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Flame Thorn", "Portunity", "Okombahe", "Portunity", "Lepanto"; and "African Queen" to mention just a few.

                                   "FLAME THORN"
             

                                        "OKOMBAHE"
         

                                        "PORTUNITY"
         

                                     "AFRICAN QUEEN"
          
 
                                                "FEROX"
          

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 alongside Side Arm from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Allin", "Cape Frio" and "Lepanto".

         

                   FISHING VESSELS ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 three fishing vessels as well as a fisheries research vessel were present on the Cape syncrolift, receiving some much needed attention to hull and equipment. Fishing vessels present were "Christie Sue", "Boloko I" and "Helena Marie".

                                    "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                            "BOLOKO I"
        

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 is the South Coast lobster vessel "Helena Marie".

        

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 is the fisheries research vessel "Algoa".

         

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 alongside South Arm is the Swordfish longliner "Seawin Sapphire"

         

     FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 alongside the East Quay a large portion of the local Hake and Tuna pole fleet were present.

         

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 alongside the East Quay is the Shark longliner "Ubuntu".

                     

         FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE FISH QUAY

Pictured below on 7 February 2019 alongside the Fish Quay several fishing vessels were present due to the temporally closure of the Collier Jetty due to demolition work currently in progress on that particular jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Adelette", "Mpho", "Fiskorn", "Malagas II" and "Kentucky".

                                        "VLAEBERG"
          

                 "MALAGAS II"
(left); "KENTUCKY" (right)
          


  "SOUTHERN HORIZON" ON ROUTE TO DASSEN ISLAND

Pictured below on 3 February 2019 the crayfish vessel "Southern Horizon" is seen here sailing out of Saldanha Bay harbour on route to the crayfish grounds off Dassen Island.

       


           OCEANA CRAYFISH VESSELS AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on 3 February 2019 at Saldanha Bay are the crayfish vessels "Swartberg" (front) and "Patrysberg" (back).

        

                         "BOLOKO I " ATTEMPTS AWOL

At 06h13 on 1 February 2019 at Hout Bay, the Hake longliner "Boloko I" broke away from her berth alongside the North Mole. On arrival at the scene, the N.S.R.I. found the fishing trawler still attached to her mooring by the stern line but the bow line had broken free. The "Boloko I", with the assistance of an N.S.R.I. vessel and tractor, was once again secured alongside the jetty.

           

             "CHRISTA" OPPAD NA SLIPWAY KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 in Saldanhabaai is die "Christa" oppad na die Slipway kaai.

                

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 in Saldanhabaai langs die Slipway kaai is "Penquin" (voor) en "Daan Viljoen" (agter).

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 in Saldanhabaai langs die Slipway kaai van links na regs is "Christa", "Penquin" en "Daan Viljoen".

       

        PURSE SEINERS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at the Saldanha Bay slipway two purse seieners were present namely "Southern Belle" and "Kavalier".

                                  "SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

                                           "KAVALIER"
                    

   
SEKURITEITSHOKKIE OP "SOUTHERN BELLE" DEK

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel 'n sekuriteitshokkie aan wat bo-op die "Southern Belle" se dek staande gemaak is onlangs om sodiende beter 'n wakende ogie te hou terwyl die skuit op die skeepshelling vertoef. Daardie dekkraan kom sommer handig te pas met die oplaai en aflaai van enige tipe toerusting...

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 is 'n skuitverwer besig om die "Southern Belle" se naam op die agterstewe te skilder.

         
'n Mens verf nie 'n skuit se naam nie, 'n mens skilder 'n skuit se naam, want elke skuit se naam is uniek, en daarby saam die skuit se alles!
      
 "MERCURY" GAAN SLIP TOE VIR DIE HEEL LAASTE KEER

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling word die romp van eertydse pelagiese skuit "Mercury" afgetakel deur Guerrini Marine, nadat hulle suksesvol daarin geslaag het om die gesinkte skuit te kon berg, nadat dit in 2016 op anker in die hawegebied gesink het.

        
        
Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 word die skotte binne-in die skuit meer sigbaar namate die bakboordsy gesloop word. Gegewe die feit dat die skuit vir twee jaar onder die water gelÍ het wil dit voorkom asof die skuit se houtwerk op die oog af ongeskonde is. Wat ander kan mens verwag van 'n Fritz Nieswandt bousel...En so mense, groet ons nog 'n formidabele houtskuit, ons gaan jou mis "Mercury", jou naambord wat in die S.A. Visserye Museum staan, sal verseker dat jou naam deur toekomstige generasies onthou sal word.

        

        

              HAKE LONGLINERS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at the Saldanha Bay three Hake longliners were present namely "Highland Queen", "Pakamani" and "Emerald".

                                 "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
                 

                                        "PAKAMANI"
        

                                         "EMERALD"
         

  CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at the Saldanha Bay several crayfish vessel were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Swartberg", "Silver Leader", "Patrysberg", "Tickey", "Rooigoud", Jenny Anne, "Jo-Ann", "Ghoerieman", "Boesmanland","Alra" and "Boland" to mention just a few.

        

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 from left to right is "Mbambatha", "Alra" and "Irma".

       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 from left to right is "Jenny Anne", "Ghoerieman", "Steenbok 1" and "Jo-Ann".

       

          "BOLAND"
(front); "BOESMANLAND" (back)
       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 from left to right is "Silver Leader", "Tickey", "Rooigoud, "Patrysberg"" and "Swartberg".

        

             NEW FISHING CODE FOR
"STEENBOK 1"

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 the red circle indicates a new fishing code "OCT" (Octopus) which was added to the wheelhouse recently.

         

         
       NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "ALRA"

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the crayfish vessel "Alra", featuring a new navy blue colour scheme from it's previous light blue colour scheme. Also differently is the rubbing bands. Previously painted red, it's now being displayed in black.

                             
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
         

                             
"NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
                   

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay four stern trawlers representing the Sea Harvest fleet were present namely "Harvest Lindiwe", "Harvest Nandi", "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Georgina".

       

                               "HARVEST LINDIWE"
       

                                "HARVEST SELINA"
                 

                                  "HARVEST NANDI"
        

                              "HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                 KYK HOE SWEM DIE MAASBANKERS!

Na aanleiding van 'n WhatsApp video wat onlangs in 'n getypoel in Namibie geneem is, wys hierdie foto wat op 28 Januarie 2019 in Saldanhabaai hawe geneem is, dat die Maasbankers ook hier plaaslik aan die aanteel is.

       

             "GREGORY JUSTIN" READY TO SET SAIL

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay the purse seiner "Gregory Justin" is seen here neatly painted, complete with fishing net and all deck equipment onboard.

        

        

      "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" BESIG OM KAAI TE WAS!
        


        NEW SLIDING WINDOW FOR "BOETIE AKIE"?

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay the starboard window onboard the "Boetie Akie is being plugged. Looking closely one will also notice pencil markings on the sidewall - perhaps a vertical slide window to be fitted in the near future? Time will tell.

        

                                     "BOETIE AKIE"
        

                WAT IS FOUT IN HIERDIE FOTO?

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 is die "K" omkring met 'n rooi sirkel. Mense, jy kry nie 'n kategorie "K" skuit nie, julle is 'n kategorie "C" skuit, soos korrek vertoon word op die skuit se whaledeck. Julle vang kreef, dus moet julle die visvangkode "K" vertoon, maar nie daarso nie, tradisioneel agter die skuit se areakode word dit aangetoon. Dit wat daar voorop die skuit se wielhuis staan beteken net mooi &@kk#l! (met 'n lang "F" vooraan)

                 

       

     NEW FREEING PORTS FOR OCEANA PURSE SEINERS

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty, the red circle indicates new freeing ports currently added to the bulwarks of the "Oceana Pegasus".

       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty, the red circle indicates where planks had been removed from the lower bulwarks onboard the "Oceana Orion" in order to accommodate new freeing ports.

       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Sandy Point harbour the "Oceana Ruby" is still being prepared for the new pelagic season.

       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Sandy Point harbour alongside the Government jetty from left to right is "Paraclete", "Emerald Isle" and "Wildekus".

       

          PURSE SEINERS AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Sandy Point harbour several purse seiners were present, most them being prepared for the new season. Amongst the fleet present were "Silver Dolphin", "Ebb Tide", "Silver Galaxy", "Duinekus", "Lisa Ann", and "Antonie W II" to mention just a few.

                                "SILVER DOLPHIN"
       

                                 "SILVER GALAXY"
       

                                      "DUINEKUS"
       

                                      "LISA ANN"
       

                               "OCEANA GARNET"
       

         "OOM ARTHUR"
(left); "ANTONIE W II" (right)
       

         NEW ONWA EQUIPMENT ONBOARD "DEBNAL"

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Sandy Point harbour the red circles indicate the latest equipment fitted onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal". New equipment includes LED lights as well as a Onwa radar scanner and AIS. Previously the "Debnal" was equipped with Furuno radar scanner and AIS antenna.

       

                         NEW ONWA AIS ANTENNA
       

          NEW LED SPOTLIGHT ON FRONT MAST STAY
       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 the red circle indicates a steel rubbing strake situated on the transom which has become undone recently.

       

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the crayfish vessel "Jakkie V".

       

    
            GOOD-LUCK "OCEAN HERCULES"!

Pictured below is the latest vessel to emerge from the Tallie Marine boat yard at Sandy Point, the Hake longliner "Ocean Hercules", which was launched on 21 January 2019.

        

           
DAARSY, SO MOET 'n BOLLARD MOS LYK!

Dit wil tog voorkom asof die glasvesel skuitbouers dit kop toe gevat het, toe Trawler Heritage onlangs uitgevaar het teen die tingerige bollards waarmee die nuwewetse glasveselskuite deesdae mee toegerus word. Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 aanboord van die nuwe glasveselskuit "Ocean Hercules", is die skuit met tradisionele bollards toegerus wat uit stoompyp vervaardig is. Hou net voortaan so aan, en los maar eerder daardie 316 vlekvrye staal bollards (pypies) vir die seiljagmanne.

        

    NEW RUBBING STRAKES FOR "OCEANA CONCORDE"

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at the Keyway Shipwright slipway at Laaiplek, the shipwrights are busy fitting new rubbing strakes to the starboard bow of the vessel.

        

                   
Somtyds moet die skipper maar self opklim om die perfekte    
                 instellings en afwerkings te verseker...

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling op Laaiplek is die swart geverfde naamborde van die "Oceana Concorde". Die "Oceana Concorde" word tans voorberei vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.

         

                                 "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

      NUUTSTE VORDERING OP "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 langs die Keyway Shipwright kaai op Laaiplek word instandshoudingswerk nog volstoom gedoen aanboord van die "Atlantic Endeavour" wat al sedert November 2018 by die skeepshelling vertoef.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die nuwe stuurboordsy van "Atlantic Endeavour" nou daarna uitsien nadat die bulwarkstruktuur onlangs met staal vervang is, instede van hout.

         

               DIE "R" IN ENDEAVOUR IS TERUG!

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 is 'n gemodifiseerde naambord op die agterstewe van die "Atlantic Endeavour" aangebring, nadat die "R" op die naambord so effens in die slag gebly het tydens herbouwerk. Die bestaande naambord is na bakboord verskuif, en as julle mooi kyk is 'n plank met die letter "R" bygevoeg om die beskadigde naambord af te rond. Mooi so manne, tenminste is daar nog mense wat aandag aan die fyner details gee aanboord van ons skuite.

        

                         "BESKADIGDE" NAAMBORD
        


                "GEMODIFISEERDE" NAAMBORD
        

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek vertoef die kreefskuit "Biskop 1" nog steeds tussen die pelagiese skuite.
 
       

                     PURSE SEINERS AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on 28 January 2019 at Laaiplek several purse seiners were present, most them being prepared for the new season. Amongst the fleet present were "Aranos", "Vegkop", "Loeriesfontein", "South West Falcon", "Stormkop", and "Eigeveld" to mention just a few.

                                "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

                                        "EIGEVELD"
        

                                  "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                             "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                                         "STORMKOP"
        

                                           "VEGKOP"
        

                                          "ARANOS"
        

                                       "UMFANA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek lÍ die vasmaakplekke van "Terrasan 1" en "Doloreze" oop nadat beide skuite vroeŽr die oggend noordwaarts vertrek het om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

         

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek lÍ 'n kleinmasnet gereed om opgetrek te word.

        

     "LOERIESFONTEIN" RADAR WORD ONTMASKER

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die Koden radar aanboord van die "Loeriesfontein" nou sonder die gebruiklike swartsak bedekking soos wat ons nou al daaraan gewoond geraak het.

        

                  DIE VURKHYSER OP DIE HOUTKAAI...

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek staan 'n vurkhyser op die houtkaai...nie presies seker hoe hulle hom tot daar gekry (gery) het nie, want die hele kaai word omring deur betonkeerwalle...seker maar 'n kraantrok ingespan? Ek weet nie.

        

        
                   SO JA, DIT LYK MOS BETER!

Onlangs op Trawler Heritage is daar talle Romeinse watermerknommers aangetoon wat op houtskuite verkeerd vertoon word. Daar is egter hoop! Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Januarie 2019 vertoon "Ebb Tide" en "South West Falcon" trots hoe Romeinse watermerknommers korrek vertoon moet word.

                                    
"EBB TIDE"
                 

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
                  

                             DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder 28 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die sonsondergang oor die rivier met "Atlantic Endeavour" in die voorgrond.

        

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Staalkop", "South West Petrel", "Oceana Rocket", "Abraham T", "Wilmag", "Herman S", "Werkendam" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.

        

                                    "OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                           "KARIBA"
        

                                      "ABRAHAM T"
         

                                          "WILMAG"
          

                                        "HERMAN S"
          

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Armando", "Ku-Ula" and "Werkendam".

           

                      "ALASKA" BEGIN TO DISAPPEAR

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 alongside the East Quay is the last remains of the former tuna pole vessel "Alaska", which is currently still being scrapped at a rate of approximately one plank per week at the current rate...

           

                   "STAALKOP" GROEI 'n SNORBAARD

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Januarie 2019 in die Kaapse Dokke toon die rooi sirkel 'n snorbaard aan op die boeg van die "Staalkop". Die "Staalkop" het voorheen nie 'n snorbaard vertoon nie. Die nuwe snorbaard pas die skuit nogal heel goed.

           

               NUWE (ADDISIONELE) NAAMBORDE
                            VIR "OCEANA ROCKET"

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Januarie 2019 in die Kaapse Dokke toon die rooi sirkels nuwe naamborde aan wat onlangs tot die skuit toegevoeg is op die agterstewe en voorkasteel. Voorheen het die "Oceana Rocket" nie naamborde op die agterstewe vertoon nie. Daarby saam vertoon die visvangkodes nou dat die skuit lisensies het vir Tunapaal, Swaardvis sowel as vriestoerusting.

           

           

           

        "LUCERNE" AND "ACTIVE" VISITS SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Hake side trawler "Lucerne", neatly painted, and the Swordfish longliner "Active", also receiving a fresh layer of paint.

                                         "LUCERNE"
           

                                           "ACTIVE"
           

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Beatrice Marine", "Realeka", "Okombahe", "Portunity", "Avro Warrior"; and "Ludwani" to mention just a few.

           
           
                             "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                                      "REALEKA"
        

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
        

                                     "PORTUNITY"
         

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                        "LUDWANI"
         

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 alongside South Arm are the Swordfish longliners "Viking Ruby" and one of her sister vessels "Seawin Sapphire"
                                       "VIKING RUBY"
        
           
                                "SEAWIN SAPPHIRE"
         

     LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 alongside Jetty 2 in the Victoria basin, the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro" wooden bulwarks is seen here demolised to just below her deck line, as the shipwrights continue with maintenance work.

         

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 alongside Jetty 2 in the Victoria basin is the tuna pole vessel "Tina".

          

Pictured below on 24 January 2019 the Tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" was the only vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty.

                     

                    KREEFSKUITE SKUIL BY DASSEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2019 skuil talle kreefskuite vir die nag wat voorlÍ in Huisbaai na 'n harde se dag se werk op die see. Van links na regs is "Steenbrasdam", "Ghoerieman", "Southern Horizon", "Patrysberg" en "Potberg".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2019 soos gesien vanaf Dasseneiland van links na regs is "Southern Horizon", "Patrysberg", "Potberg" "Benyami" en "Swordfish".

        


            EN VAN DIE SEE AF IS HOE DIT GELYK HET...

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2019 in Huisbaai van links na regs is "Potberg", "Benyami", "Southern Horizon" en "Swordfish".

        

        
(Foto:"Steenbrasdam" bemanning)

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2019 in Huisbaai van links na regs is "Southern Horizon", "Swordfish" en "Patrysberg".

          
          
(Foto:"Steenbrasdam" bemanning)

                         PIKKEWYNTJIE OP 'n WANDELING

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2019 in Huisbaai toon die rooi sirkel iets aan wat meer lyk soos 'n paaltjie, maar van nader se bekyk is dit 'n pikkewyntjie wat oppad water toe stap.

        


                    

Wonder of daai pikkewyn nie weet waar die Sardyne rondswem nie...wens ek kon hom ondervra het.

                "LUCERNE" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 the Hake stern trawler "Lucerne" is here on the Cape Syncrolift for general repairs and hull cleaning.

         

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Tomren", "South West Petrel", "Luderitz Star", "Kingklip", "Wilmag", "Newlands", "Impala" and "Herman S" to mention just a few. 
                                           "KARIBA"
                 

    "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
(outside); "TOMREN" (inside)
        

             "WILMAG"
(outside); "NEWLANDS" (inside)
        

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

                                   "LUDERITZ STAR"
         

                                        "KINGKLIP"
         

                                       "HERMAN S"
         

                     "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 alongside Jetty 2 in the Victoria basin, the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro" wooden bulwarks is seen here demolished to just below her deck line for maintenance work. Will "Abe Shapiro" retain her unique bulwark profile after this re-built? Only time will tell. During June 2017 the "Abe Shapiro" was extensively re-built, complete with new wheelhouse.

         

         

                        COLLIER JETTY EVACUATED

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 alongside Jetty 2 in the Victoria basin are tuna pole vessels "Sailfish" and "Chris Trautman", who normally berth alongside the Collier Jetty. Above these two vessels, another four tuna pole vessels, who normally also berth alongside the Collier Jetty namely "Adelette", "Fiskorn", "Mpho" and "Vlaeberg" was berthed alongside the Fish Quay at the time.

        

   "MPHO"
(outside); "FISKORN" (centre); "VLAEBERG" (inside)
        

                                      "ADELETTE"
           

                              DENTED EXHAUST PIPE

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 is a heavily dented exhaust pipe onboard the "Adelette". 

         

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 the Tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" was the only vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty.

        

                         GOOD-LUCK "CAPE FRIO"

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 the Hake longliner "Cape Frio"
is seen here sailing from South Arm on route to the fishing grounds.

         

           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 22 January 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Portunity", "Isabella Marine", "Andromeda", "Foxglove", "Freesia"; "Lincoln", "Laverne" and "Allin" to mention just a few.

        

                                  "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

                                       "FOXGLOVE"
        

                                         "FREESIA"
        
          
             "PORTUNITY"
(left); "ANDROMEDA" (right)
        
       
                              
OP DIE BAAI-SE-KOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Januarie 2019 is die uitsig van Gansbaai nuwehawe soos gesien vanaf die Baai-se-Kop. Op die horison is nog noordeweer in aantog.

        

                 
"SARAH BAARTMAN" OP PATROLLIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Januarie 2019 vaar die patrollievaartuig "Sarah Baartman" in die rigting van Romansbaai.

        

            
HAAI-KYK BESOEKERS VAN KLEINBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Januarie 2019 in Gansbaai ouhawe is 'n ongewone gesig om twee haai-kyk skuite afkomstig van Kleinbaai in die hawe te sien lÍ.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Januarie 2019 in Gansbaai ouhawe lÍ die Wafra.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Januarie 2019 op Gansbaai  lÍ "Kolgans" teen die buitemuur in die nuwehawe.

        


          "QUEEN ELIZABETH II" OP DIE HORISON

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 vaar die passasiersskip "Queen Elizabeth II" op die horison buitekant Danger Point onderweg na Durban.

        

             "EMILY-MARIE" OPPAD NA VALSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 vaar die kreefskuit "Emily-Marie" vanuit Gansbaai om kreef te gaan vang in die Valsbaai omgewing.

         

                  DIE WILDE-EENDE GAAN SLIP TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 is tientalle van die plaaslike wilde-eende wat uitspan op die Gansbaai skeepshelling.

                  

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 van links na regs is "Kolgans", "Rietgans II" en "Silver Snapper".

       

          

        

                                "BELLA PRIMA"
       

       "SILVER SNAPPER"
(links); "WILDEGANS II " (regs)
        

              "KOLGANS" RAAK (TYDELIK) ANONIEM

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 op Gansbaai is die naamborde van die "Kolgans" nog pikswart geverf alvorens die wit naamletters weer geskilder sal word.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 lÍ die "Rietgans II" se kleinmasnet oopgetrek in die hawegebied vir nodige herstelwerk.

         

             GANSBAAI SE AFLAAIKAAI STAAN LEEG

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 staan die aflaaikaai in die Gansbaai ouhawe nog heeltemal oop, maar nie meer vir lank nie.

                 

    IEWERSTE IN CHILLI?, NAHH, DIS GANSBAAI MARINE

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Januarie 2019 is hoe die vismeelaanleg van Gansbaai Marine tans daarna uitsien met die fabriek wat se sypanle en dakplate wat afwesig is, ten einde nuwe toerusting te installeer. In Chilli en Peru is dit algemene gebruik dat vismeelfabrieke geen dakke het nie, weens die lae reŽnval wat in daardie woestynagtige gebiede ondervind word.

         

         

                       "FLAME THORN" AT NIGHT

Pictured below on 20 January 2019 off Danger Point the deck lights of the hake stern trawler "Flamethorn" can be seen in the distance, as the vessel was making way from the Cape Docks to the trawling grounds off Port Elizabeth.

       
Ook maar goed die foto is op die see geneem en nie iewers in die bos nie - sÍ nou maar net dis twee blink ogies in die donkerte wat na jou staar...tyd om te hardloop!

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2019 by die Gansbaai skeepshelling word die "Berggans" (voor) en "Vleigans" (agter) voorberei vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.

       

                                      "BERGGANS"
                  

                                         "VLEIGANS"
       

 NEW FRONT MAST AND RADAR STAND FOR "BERGGANS"

Pictured below on 19 January 2019 the red circle indicates a brand new radar stand and front mast (still to be mounted) on top of the wheelhouse roof.

        

    "NEW" FRONT MAST AND RADAR STAND ASSEMBLY.
        

      "OLD" FRONT MAST AND RADAR STAND ASSEMBLY.
                           

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2019 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Rietgans II", "Silver Snapper" en "Wildegans II".

         

           NUUTSTE TOEVOEGSEL OP "WILDEGANS II"

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe toevoegsel aan op die "Wildegans II", 'n vlekvryestaal paaltjie, wat hopelik gaan help keer om die voorvlerk van die whaleback af weg te hou.

        
Is darem eienaardig deesdae, al die abstrakte toevoegsels wat ons nuwewetse glasvesel purse seiners moet gebruik om die beursnette teen te werk...en tog het die houtskuite nooit ooit sulke toevoegsels nodig gehad nie...en alhoewel die DNA van ons houtskuite diep ingeweef is in die nuwewetse glasvesels, wil dit tog voorkom asof daar tog iets skort met hulle...

      
   "CAPE CHALLENGER" SKOP 2019 AF OP 
                                  HARTSEER NOOT

 
Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Januarie 2019 is die "Cape Challenger" besig om af te laai in Gansbaai. Die "Cape Challenger", 'n langlynboot van Kaapstad, moes gedurende die vroeŽ oggendure van 15 Januarie 2019 noodgedwonge na Gansbaai vaar, nadat 'n bemanningslid aanboord vermoedelik aan 'n hartaanval ter see beswyk het. Ons innige meegevoel met die bemanning en familie van die afgesterwe visserman.

       

       "CAPE CHALLENGER" WEER OPPAD SEE TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Januarie 2019 vaar die "Cape Challenger" uit Gansbaai hawe oppad terug see toe.

         

                          
NET MAAK OP LAAIPLEK
 
Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is 'n span
netmakers besig om die pelagiese net van die "Atlantic Leader" op
die gronde van die S.A. Visserye Museum te herstel.

    

                    RITCO MARINE TAKING CARE OF
                         "SANTA MONICA" GENSET

Pictured below on 12 January 2019 at the Cape Docks, Ritco Marine is busy rigging out the CAT genset from onboard the tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica", for maintenance work required.

               
               
Photo: Ritco Marine

                     STERKWATER OP GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2019 waai die sproei oor die breekwater tydens die gepaardgaande stormweer.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2019 skuil die "Baby Ronald" (voor) en "I Do" (agter) op hul moorings in die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

           "RIETGANS II" MASKED-UP FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on 12 January 2019 the hull of the "Rietgans II" is being carefully masked-up on her bow, transom and starboard side in order to repair the chafed hull with fibreglass putty.

                  

       

                  

       

Pictured below on 12 January 2019 the painting work on the upper hull of the "Kolgans" has been completed.

       

                             GOOD-LUCK "ALGOA"

Pictured below on 12 January 2019 the fisheries research vessel "Algoa" is seen here sailing past Danger Point on route to the South Coast to conduct survey work.

       

                  NOORDWES WAAI OP GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Januarie 2019 op Gansbaai beweeg die eerste noordweste storm oor die Walkerbaaiarea. Die enigste ligte wat op daardie stadium op Gansbaai gebrand het was afkomstig van "Amoria" gewees. Die res van die dorp het gebuk gegaan onder'n kragonderbreking wat deur erge veldbrande veroorsaak was.

         

                   "VUNA LIESA" STRAND IN VLEESBAAI
 
Afgeneem hieronder in die vroeŽ oggendure van 11 Januarie 2019 word die Mosselbaaise sleeptreiler, "Vuna Liesa" bygestaan deur die N.S.R.I. nadat die skuit in Vleesbaai gestrand het. Die "Vuna Liesa" is gedurende die dag weer vlot gemaak, van die sandbank afgesleep, en kon na Mosselbaai terugkeer.

       

      OCEANA KREEFSKUITE ARRIVEER IN SALDANHA

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 arriveer drie Oceana kreefskuite in Saldanhabaai naamlik "Grysbok", "Swartberg" en "Rooigoud".
                                          "GRYSBOK"
          

                                    "SWARTBERG"
         

                                         "ROOIGOUD"
            

                            MOSSELBOERE IN AKSIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 in Noordbaai is die akwakultuurskuite, "Southern Cross" en "Albatros" besig om te oes op die mosselplase.

  

      

   

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 arriveer die "Albatros" in Saldanhabaai.

  

                       "AMORIA" TERUG BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 is die "Amoria" terug by die huis na voltooiing van haar eerste langlyntrip vir 2019. In afwagting vir die aankoms van die "Amoria" is die "I Do" intussen oorgeskyf na 'n mooring in die hawe om lÍplek te maak vir die "Amoria".

                                         "AMORIA"
         

                                                 "I DO"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 lÍ die "Rietgans II" se kleinmasnet oopgetrek in die hawegebied vir nodige herstelwerk.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 lÍ die "Wildegans II" (links) en "Wafra" in Gansbaai nuwehawe.

          

                                 HIER KOM DIE ONWEER

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Januarie 2019 is die noordeweer duidelik in aantog oor die horison tydens sonsondergang.

                   

         

         

         "WILDEGANS II" SE STACKER WORD GELIG

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Januarie 2019 is 'n mobiele hyskraan besig om die stacker aanboord van die "Wildegans II" te verwyder ten einde modifikasies daarop uit te voer.

       

       

        

                 GANSBAAI MARINE WORD DAKLOOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Januarie 2019 is hoe Gansbaai Marine se vismeelaanleg tans daarna uisien nadat die fabriek se dakplate verwyder is ten einde nuwe en uitgediende vismeeltoerusting deur die dakarea te lig.

        

                      GUERRINI MARINE IN ACTION

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 at the Gansbaai new harbour is a Guerrini Marine dredger in operation.

          

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 at the Gansbaai the Hake longliner "South West Condor" is seen here resting on her mooring.

            

             SMALL VESSEL JETTY ABOUT TO COLLAPSE

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 at the Gansbaai structural damage is evident on the small vessel jetty situated in the Gansbaai new harbour.

          

          
 
               Nie heeltemal in sy moer nie, maar darem.

                         DIE GANSE RUS IN DIE HAWE.

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Januarie 2019 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite in Gansbaai hawe.

          

                                      "BELLA PRIMA"
          

                                             "WAFRA"
          
 
                                        "BORDERER"
            

                 "BELLA PRIMA"
(links); "VLEIGANS" (regs)
            

                             DIE ANDER KOLGANS(E)

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Januarie 2019 swem twee Kolganse in
die Gansbaai hawe.

            

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 at the Gansbaai the crayfish vessel "Emily-Marie" is seen here resting on her mooring.

                       

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 at the Gansbaai the Hake longliner "I Do" is seen here berthed inside the new harbour area.

            

           NEW LED LIGHT ON GANSBAAI BREAKWATER

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 at the Gansbaai the red circle indicates a new LED light mounted on the breakwater lighthouse.

                      

                             PETEC VÍNS OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Januarie 2019 staan twee Petec paneelwaens op die kaai, ten einde die hidrouliese installasiewerk aanboord van die nuutgeboude "Stormgans" te voltooi.

           

                 "SARAH BAARTMAN" TAKING GUARD

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 the fisheries patrol vessel "Sarah Baartman" is seen here on anchor off Franskraal.

            

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 one of the "Sarah Baartman" high speed semi-rigid inflatable boats is seen here approaching the vessel on their way back from Gansbaai.

           

                         GOOD-LUCK "UMZABALAZO"

Pictured below on 9 January 2019 the Hake stern trawler "Umzabalazo" is seen here sailing past Danger Point on route to the trawling grounds off the Eastern Cape coast.

           
 
                     "LETAP " SE BOEI WORD ONDERSKEP

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Januarie 2019 hang een van "Letap" ('n chokkaskuit van Port Elizabeth) se boeie aan 'n Gansbaaiskuit. Dis seker maar wat gebeur as jy jou speelgoed op die see laat rondlÍ...
         
                    

                             DIE GANSE WERK NET

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Januarie 2019 is "Vleigans" se kleinmasnet oopgetrek op die kaai in die ouhawe.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Januarie 2019 word die "Stormgans" en "Wildegans II" se kleinmasnette herstel op die grasperke van Laerskool Gansbaai.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Januarie 2019 by die Gansbaai skeepshelling word die "Kolgans" (voor) en "Rietgans II" (agter) voorberei vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.

         

                                       "KOLGANS"
                    

                                       "RIETGANS II "
         

Pictured below on 8 January 2019 the red circle indicates a new stainless steel plate added to the transom on the starboard side of the "Rietgans II" in order to deal with chafing problems inflicted by the mooring ropes...only at Gansbaai will one encounter this unique problem. Despite the fact that Gansbaai houses 7 large fibre glass fishing vessel exceeding 150GRT, the boat builders seemingly keep ignoring the fact the Gansbaai fishing vessels require additional protection on their hulls.

          

                               DREDGING IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on 8 January 2019 is a Guerrini Marine notice baord in the Gansbaai old harbour informing boaters about the dredging operations currently in progress in the Gansbaai new harbour area.

          

          ROBBE RAAK 'n OORLAS VIR DIE TORNYNE

Die robbe is nie net 'n oorlas vir die visbedryf nie, hulle raak skynbaar nou ook 'n bron van irritasie vir die tornyn bevolking van Walkerbaai. Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Januarie 2019 swem 'n skool van ongeveer 50 tornyne verby in die rigting van Romansbaai om te gaan jag, maar kyk mooi, die tornyne word vergesel van 'n trop robbe wat tussen hulle swem. Bliksems!

         

                            

                                 "I DO" IN DIE OUHAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2019 is 'n rare gesig om die Stokvislanglynskuit "I Do" te sien langs die kaai in die ouhawe.

        


                    "VLEIGANS" TREK NET AF

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2019 is die "Vleigans" besig om net af te trek in die ouhawe ten einde die Ansjovisnet te herstel.

        


       "RIETGANS II" EN "KOLGANS" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2019 word die "Rietgans II" (voor) en "Kolgans) (agter) voorberei vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen.      
  

       

                SUID-ORANJE PELAGIESE VLOOT

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 aan die noordekant van Suid-Oranje se kaai lÍ "Lisa Ann", "Ruwekus" en "Duinekus" van links na regs.

         

                                       "RUWEKUS"
        

                                          "LISA ANN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 aan die suidekant van Suid-Oranje se kaai lÍ "Sechaba", "Viva" en "Paraclete".

                                         "SECHABA"
         

                   "VIVA"
(voor); "PARACLETE" (agter)
         

              NEW ABAS LAYOUT FOR "WILDEKUS"
         
Pictured below on 5 January 2019 is the "Wildekus" moored on the outside of the "Emerald Isle", now featuring a new Abas net roller layout which was fitted onboard the vessel during mid-2018. Since the vessel shortly after set sail to Angola, Trawler Heritage never got the opportunity to photograph the new layout. Well, here it is now, rather late than never...

       


Pictured below the red circle indicates the new Abas net roller onboard the "Wildekus", meaning that they moved away from the traditional method of mounting a chute between the Triplex and the Stacker.

      

      

                                               EINA!

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 is die verweerde stuurboord boegarea van die "Ukuloba" wat erg verniel is deur die voorvlerk. Of ons ooit 'n werkbare oplossing vir hierdie probleem vir die pelagieseglasveselskuite gaan kry is debateerbaar, maar vir die oomblik is glasvesel plak en die montering van staalplaatjies die enigste korttermynoplossing.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 aanboord van die "Ukuloba" is die nuwe Petrel windas, wat intussen met wit en rooi verf versier is.

        


               "SILVER GALAXY" TERUG BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point is die skoongeverfde romp van die "Siler Galaxy", nadat die skuit op 3 Januarie vanuit die Kaapse Dokke teruggevaar het na Sandy Point
hawe, ter voorbereiding vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen op die Kaapse sinchrohyser.

        

          MOSSELSKUITE, VLOTTE EN CHUKKIES IN 
                                   HOEDJIESBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Hoedjiesbaai is 'n seleksie van chuckies en mosselboere se skuite wat voor anker lÍ. Skuite teenwoordig was "Flying Scott", "Nanja", "Karlo", "Jesea","Imbaza" en 'n vlot met 'n lende-lam afdakkie.

                                 "FLYING SCOTT"
     

                                          "NANJA"
     

                                          ''JESEA"
      

                                         "KARLO"
       

                                         "IMBAZA"
       

                       AG, HELP TOG NET SO BIETJIE!
       

     SALDANHA BAY CANNING STRUKTUUR GESLOOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel aan waar 'n gedeelte van die Saldanha Bay Canning fabriek onlangs gesloop is. Die Saldanha Bay Canning perseel is een van die oudste
visfabriekpersele in Suid-Afrika, waar die Silverman familie alreeds in 1905 begin het om kreef te verwerk.

     

Uit die argiewe het Trawler Heritage hierdie foto uitgehaal van hoe die gesloopte struktuur by Saldanha Bay Canning eens op 'n tyd daarna uitgesien het.

      
Nugter alleen weet wat Trawler Heritage laat besiel het om terug in tyd hierdie foto te neem...

       NUWE EN (BAIE SKEWE) ANTENNA OP "EBB TIDE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point word die "Ebb Tide" voorberei vir die nuwe pelagiese seisoen. Baie opmerklik is die nuwe antenna (laat ons raai, dis 'n Stanley) wat
vroeŽr daardie dag op die wielhuis se dak gemonteer is. 

         

Let mooi op, die antenna was nog mooi regop gewees...voordat die suid-ooste wind opgekom het..

                     

Van naderby beskou, keur Trawler Heritage sommer dadelik hierdie vakmanskap af...wie de hel gebruik net een klampie en drie cable ties om 'n antenna mee te monteer. Daardie cable ties sal
voor die einde van 2019 deur die son afgebrand wees! Nou ja mense, en daar steek die wind mos toe op...

          

Kort daarna begin die suid-ooste wind te waai dat die water oor die kaai spat...en kyk net hoe skeef staan die nuwe antenna alreeds gewaai, net 'n paar ure na installasie...dis vakmanskap met 'n lang
" F " vooraan. Ek sÍ maar niks verder nie...

                   


                 DIE OK FOODS TROLLIE OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point het hierdie trollie afkomstig van OK Foods op kaai gelÍ...en dit het Trawler Heritage laat kopkrap presies waar hierdie winkel geleŽ
is, want in die groter St.Helenabaai omgewing is daar nie 'n OK Foods nie, wat dus beteken dat hierdie winkeltrollie afkomstig moet wees van die OK Foods op Velddrif?

         
 
                   "OOM ARTHUR" TERUG BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point is die Sardynskuit "Oom Arthur" wat teen einde 2018 Sardyn gevang het vanuit Hermanus.
    
                   

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point is die kreefskuite "Jakkie V" en "Nommer Sewe".

                                  "NOMMER SEWE"
         


                                        "JAKKIE V"
         


Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point is die diamantskuit "Santa Isabel" (voor) en die "Antonie W II" aan haar buitekant vasgemaak.

          

Afgeneem hieronder is die navigasielig uitleg soos vertoon deur die "Santa Isabel", interessant om te sien dat hierdie diamantskuit nogsteeds na al die jae haar eertydse sleeptreil navigasieligte vertoon.

                   


                        WAT GAAN VAN JOU WORD?

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Sandy Point is nog 'n skuit wat Trawler Heritage so bietjie, nee, eintlik baie bekommerd maak...die Sardynskuit "Arizon II". Met 'n algehele verbod op Sardynvangste wat vir die 2019 pelagiese seisoen ter tafel gelÍ is, kan mens maar net bid dat die Sardyne in hulle honderde duisende tonne iewerste moet uitdop, anders gaan ons groot probleme hÍ!

        

          
           MOSSELSKUITE VOOR ANKER IN PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 in Peperbaai is 'n seleksie van die akwakultuurvloot wat voor anker lÍ. Skuite teenwoordig was "Pearl O'Bay", "Ferdie", "Oester", "St.Ann", "Mokooli", "Inkala" en "Mossel".

       

                                        "PEARL O'BAY"
        

                                              "FERDIE"
        

                                            "OESTER"
        
 
                                             "ST.ANN"
        

                                          "MOKOOLI"
        
        
                                             "INKALA"
        

                                             "MOSSEL"
        

        DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS...THE WHEELS ARE
                            COMING OFF, LITERALLY!

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay harbour are clear signs that the wheels at Department of Public Works are coming off at an alarming rate. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go! Let's have a look at the mess at Saldanha Bay fishing harbour.

      LACK OF WASTE REMOVAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Pictured below boat owners have no option but to dump rubbish on the jetties due to the absence of waste disposal equipment. Most of this plastic bags and cans will from here on simply be blown into the sea by the wind, long before this rubbish will be colleted.

        

        

                  UNUSED MOBILE CONTROL ROOMS

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay harbour is two mobile control rooms in terrible condition and currently not road worthy at all, and a definite waste of taxpayers money, since they are not being used for their intended roles namely: harbour patrols, harbour access control, harbour maintenance and harbour cleaning.

         

         

         

         

         

          FIRE HAZARD AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay harbour is a faulty fire hose laying unwind on the ground. However, should Department of Labour and the local fire brigade conduct
an inspection at any factory or business, coming across such unlawful scenes, they will immediately force that particular business/plant to immediately stop operations and to conform to regulations before they will even be allowed to re-open their doors. Somehow, it seems that all the regulations as enforced on the industry and trade is not applicable to Department of Public Works at all?

        

        SHOCK HAZARD AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay harbour is a damaged lamppost with exposed electrical wires. This lamppost is situated only 50 meters away from a restaurant situated in
the harbour area, posing a shock hazard to anybody who might touch these wires by accident.

         

Pictured below is the barcode on the lamppost - come on Department of Public Works, now you can't deny that this lamppost is not your responsibility!

                      

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.

                          "MERCURY" SUNK AGAIN

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay the red and white marker buoys indicate the spot where the "Mercury" has sunk back in 2016. Just recently Trawler Heritage posted photos of the "Mercury" laying semi-submerged after salvage work commenced in order to raise the vessel from the seabed.

       

                    "ADENIA" IN A SANDSTORM

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty the deck area "Adenia" is covered in a plume of dust as the vessel is being sandblasted in order to prepare the vessel for the 2019 pelagic season.

        

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty is the crayfish vessel "Southern Horizon" (left) and the obsolete crayfish vessel "Bloudam" (right).

         

        PURSE SEINERS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at the Saldanha Bay slipway three purse seieners were present namely "Southern Belle" ,"Silver Dolphin" and "Boetie Akie".

                               "SOUTHERN BELLE"
                  

                                   "BOETIE AKIE"
      

                                 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
      

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" is seen here resting on her mooring.

       

           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay three stern trawlers representing the Sea Harvest fleet were present namely "Harvest Georgina", "Harvest Nandi" and "Harvest Kirstina".

                           "HARVEST GEORGINA"
       

                                 "HARVEST NANDI"
       

                              "HARVEST KIRSTINA"
        
    
              "INTERSEA 22" IDLES THE TIME AWAY

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" is still berthed inactive alongside the Presidents Jetty.

       


Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the beautiful wooden window frames as displayed on the wheelhouse of the "Emerald".

       

       CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay several crayfish vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Jo-Ann", "Tickey", "Mbambatha", "Silver Leader" and "El Pescador" to
mention just a few.

      

                "STEENBOK 1"
(left); "JO-ANN" (right)
       

                    STAY AWAY FROM THIS VESSEL!

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 onboard the Hake longliner "Intini", Trawler Heritage has spotted a new notice board on the wheelhouse as indicated by the red circle.

                   

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 this notice board (with a different font than the one displayed on the wheelhouse) was spotted laying in one of the sorting boxes on the deck of the "Intini"...perhaps the skipper didn't like the font style or the layout of this particular notice board?

       

 
CHUKKIES ON ANCHOR AT SALDANHA BAY YACHT CLUB

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 both the "Christa" and "Penquin" is seen here resting on anchor at the Saldanha Bay Yacht Club.

                                      "CHRISTA"
       

                                        "PENQUIN"
       

                   "MIZPAH " SHINING IN THE SUN

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty the "Mizpah" is seen here neatly painted and ready to start the 2019 pelagic season.

      

Pictured below is the new steel bulwarks fitted to the starboard side of the "Mizpah" recently at Laaiplek.

      


        HET JOU KOMPAS VOLDOENDE BELIGTING?

Reg mense, vir diegene wat nog nie onlangs 'n SAMSA survey gedoen het nie, hier is nou nog 'n slaggat (deficiency) waarvoor die surveyor(s) nou voor uitkyk - het die skuit se kompas voldoende beligting?! Indien die kompas nie interne beligting het nie, mag 'n eksterne lampie aangebring word, soos aangetoon word deur die rooi sirkel in die foto hieronder. So nie, maak jouself maar reg vir nog 'n deficiency tydens inspeksie.

      

          "SOUTH WEST FALCON" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 at the Keyway Shipwright Slipway the "South West Falcon" is seen here neatly painted on her port side.

      

  "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" BULWARKS TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on 5 January 2019 alongside the Keyway Shipwright Jetty at Laaiplek the outer frame of the new steelbulwarks onboard the "Atlantic Endeavour" is starting to take shape.

      

                          DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 is die sonsondergang oor die Bergrivier met "Atlantic Leader" (links) en "Biskop 1" (regs) op die voorgrond.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Januarie 2019 is die sonsondergang oor die bulwarks van die "Ankoveld".

      

    "FLYING SCOTT" MAKING WAY TO HOEDJIESBAAI

Pictured below on 4 January 2019 the "Flying Scott" is seen here sailing past Saldanha Bay Yacht Club to her mooring situated at Hoedjiesbaai.

      


   
PURSE SEINERS OCCUPY SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 4 January 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway is seen here fully utilized by three purse seiners namely "Southern Belle", "Boetie Akie" and "Silver Dolphin".

      


                  
"SETTE MARI" AWAITS THE SLIP

Pictured below on 4 January 2019 the "Sette Mari" is seen here berthed alongside the obsolete longliner "Viola" in anticipation for her turn to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway.

      


Pictured below on 4 January 2019 at Saldanha Bay the "Daan Viljoen" is berthed alongside her jetty near the Slipway Restaurant.

      

            "SOUTH WEST FALCON" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright staan die "South West Falcon" op die skeepshelling met haar romp wat bykans heeltemal in grys onderlaagverf bedek is.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 is 'n skuitverwer besig om die skuit naam op die naambord te skilder.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright neem die nuwe staal bulwarks vorm aan aanboord van die "Atlantic Endeavour".

        

                           "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek lÍ die pelagiese vloot langs die Regeringskaai. Kom aan gaan kyk van naderby na die nuutste verwikkelinge.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek het die "Biskop I" nou na Laaiplek gevaar en lÍ vasgemaak langs die "Eigeveld".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die witperde op die rivier sigbaar namate die suid-ooste wind sterker en sterker begin waai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel die  rooi gooi-lig aan teen die voorste maspaal van die "Atlantic Leader", wat tans aandag geniet.

        

               NUWE FURUNO RADAR VIR
"NOSSOB"

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 is 'n nuwe Furuno radar aanboord van die "Nossob". Voorheen was die "Nossob" ook toe gerus gewees met 'n Furuno radar.

        

                                        
"NOSSOB"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel 'n gekraakte naambord aan op die stuurboordsy van die "Eigeveld". Alhoewel hierdie einste kraak al etlike seisoene terug opgemerk is, is die opening van die kraak nou opmerklik groter. Gaan hierdie naambord die 2019 pelagiese seisoen oorleef? Net tyd sal leer.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel nuwe vlekvrye staal uitlaatpype aan aanboord van die "Eigeveld".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die witperde op die rivier sigbaar namate die suid-ooste wind en inkomende gety met gepaardgaande stroom sterker en sterker word.

        

                            
 "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die besonderse handelsmerk illustrasie soos gebruik op Hempel skuitverwe.

        

Pictured below on 4 January 2019, 4-off new freeing ports can be observed on the starboard bulwarks of the "Stormkop", in order to comply with the latest maritime safety regulations.      

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai van links na regs is "Vegkop", "Oceana Mercury", "Oceana Neptune" en "Towerkop" in die agtergrond.

        

Aan die einde van 'n harde dag se werk in die warm Weskus son op 4 Januarie 2019, is hoe die vordering op "Atlantic Endeavour" tans daarna uitsien. 

        

Aan die einde van 'n harde dag se werk op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling op 4 Januarie 2019, is die verfwerk op die bakboordsy van die "South West Falcon" feitlik voltooi, terwyl die skuitverwer op daardie stadium nog steeds besig was om die skuit se naambord te skilder soos hieronder te siene...

        

        

   TRAWLER HERITAGE EN "GIRL RUNTU " OP DIE RIVIER
         
Interessant om die vakansiegangers en hul blink ski-bote, semi-rigids en feitlik alles wat kan dryf dop te hou terwyl hulle op en af vaar in die Bergrivier. Trawler Heritage kon op geen oomblik 'n flitsende kamera gewaar op enige van die vakansiegangers se bote terwyl hulle verby die pelagiese skuite in die Bergrivier vaar nie. Vandaar dat Trawler Heritage toe mos besluit genoeg is genoeg en tesame met 'n rubberduck genaamd "Girl Runtu" (julle weet natuurlik waar daai naam vandaan kom) die Bergrivier aandurf om so bietjie van 'n ander hoek af die skuite te gaan afneem. Hieronder is 'n seleksie van skuite wat Trawler Heritage aangetref het tydens die trip.

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 langs die AIF kaai in Velddrif lÍ die gesinkte romp van die eertydse kreefskuit "Cederberg".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 langs die AIF kaai in Velddrif lÍ die erg verwaarloosde romp van die eertydse kreefskuit genaamd "Swartland". Hierdie skuit was meer as 15 jaar gelede laas in die see gewees, en is feitlik nog in 'n meer gehawende toestand as die "Nico S" wat tans in Houtbaai lÍ en vergaan. (Maar moenie dink die eienaar stel belang om te verkoop nie...ek sÍ maar net)

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 vergaan 'n onbekende Sachal romp op die oewer van die Bergrivier.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 lÍ die kreefskuit "Eddie van Dyk" op die skeepshelling van Paternoster Visserye.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 lÍ die kreefskuit "Biskop I" netjies skoon geverf langs die kaai van Paternoster Visserye in die Bergrivier.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 lÍ die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" langs haar houtkaai in Rooibaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Towerkop" langs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic.

       

                                     "TOWERKOP"
       

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

                                         
"ARANOS"  
       

                                         
"VEGKOP"
       

                          
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek van links na regs is "Kavalier", "Nossob", "Eigeveld" en "Atlantic Leader".

       

       

                                       
"EIGEVELD"
       

                                    
"KAVALIER"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright staan die "South West Falcon" op die skeepshelling.

       

                                   
"EIGEVELD"
       

                                
"TERRASAN 1"
       

Pictured below on 3 January 2019 black burns marks inflicted by an Acetylene cutting torch can be observed on the bulwarks of the "Elomi", in order to fabricate more freeing ports to comply with the latest maritime safety regulations.

       

                           
"ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                                    
"STORMKOP"
       

                                     
"DOLOREZE"
       

                                   
"ANKOVELD"
       

                         
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
       

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

                            
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
       

                "SOUTH WEST FALCON" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright staan die "South West Falcon" op die skeepshelling vir algemene herstelwerk en vir 'n nuwe laag verf.    

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die kleurvolle pienk hidrouliese lyne aanboord van die "South West Falcon", met die Triplex se rollers wat verwyder is vir nuwe rubberoortreksels.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op die stuurboordsy van die "South West Falcon" is die Oregon planke taamlik verweer, maar daardie 3-duim dik planke sal nog lank nie vervang hoef te word nie.

        

                  BARLOWS CAT VÍN OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Januarie 2019 op die Amawandle Pelagic kaai staan 'n Barlows CAT minibus, terwyl herstelwerk aanboord van een van die Amawandle Pelagic skuite gedoen word.   

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Januarie 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai is "Umfana" en "Vegkop".

                                          "UMFANA"
        

                                        "VEGKOP"
        

          NEW NETBIN FOR "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
         
Pictured below on 2 January 2019 alongside the Keyway Shipwright jetty at Laaiplek is the latest progress onboard the "Atlantic Endeavour" in order to construct new steel bulwarks and netbin onboard the vessel.

        

                                 GONE IS THE "R"

Pictured below on 2 January 2019 the red circle indicates that the letter "R" is now gone missing on the nameplate as a result of the new steel netbin being erected on the transom.

        

                    LAAIPLEK OP NUWEJAARSDAG
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Januarie 2019 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite in die Bergivier waaronder "Ankoveld", "Nossob", "Doloreze" en "Terrasan 1".

                                      
"ANKOVELD
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Januarie 2019 aanboord van die "Ankoveld" is die loodverf en die afwesigheid van 'n kapdraad op die Mannetjie-winch, 'n duidelike teken van onderhoudswerk wat tans op die winch verrig word.

        

                                          "NOSSOB"
        

                                        "DOLOREZE"
        

                                 "TERRASAN 1"
        

                       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"
      

          WESKUS SKUITVERWERS HERONTWERP
                                DIE LANDSVLAG!
 

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Desember 2018 in Saldanhabaai is die "Gregory Justin", wat haar tweede seisoen gaan aandurf in haar nuwe liggroen kleurskema instede van haar tradisonele Edwards Green kleurskema. Die klem val egter op die kleurskema van die landsvlag wat op die skuit se boeg vertoon word.

          

Hieronder is hoe die landsvlag se kleurskema korrek vertoon moet word, vergelyk dit egter met die Weskus skuitverwers se weergawe van die landsvlag in die foto verder af...

                                       

           
Manne, dalk sal dit eerder raadsaam om julle selfone byderhand te hÍ en die Trawler Heritage webwerf te besoek in die toekoms wanneer julle weer probeer om die landsvlag te skilder...

                                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...

        

                            AG NEE, GANSBAAI!  

Na aanleiding van die nuut ontwerpte waterlyn merke aanboord van die "Stormkop", dog Trawler Heritage toe mos hy kan spog dat Gansbaai se skuitverwers hulle storie ken in vergeleke met die Weskus skuitverwers, maar dis toe ook nie die geval nie. Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Desember 2018 is die stuurboord boeg van die "Silver Snapper", die Romeinse numeriese skrif word korrek vertoon, maar toe Trawler Heritage omloop na die bakboordsy toe is dit 'n heel ander storie..

               

Afgeneem hieronder is die bakboord boeg van die "Silver Snapper". VII (7) word gevolg deur IX (9) en X (10). Wat van VIII (8) geword het weet niemand nie...dammit Gansbaai.

                


                  "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.

      

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.

      


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

      


    
    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"
      


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"
      


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"
      


   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.