SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

                "NANJA" ON A DIVING MISSION

Pictured below on 8 July 2019 at Sandy Point harbour the main deck of the port tender "Nanja" is loaded with commercial diving equipment, to be used for an diving inspection on a bulk carrier on anchor off Dwarskersbos.

        


        

        

                            
GOOD-LUCK "NANJA"!
        

Pictured below on 8 July 2019 the "Nanja" is sailing out of Sandy Point harbour in choppy sea conditions.

                  

                  


                             GOOD-LUCK "DUINEKUS"!

Pictured below on 8 July 2019 just outside Sandy Point harbour, the "Duinekus" was one of several purse seiners sailing out to sea in search of Anchovy off Yzerfontein.

        


Pictured below on 7 July 2019 the port tender "Nanja" is sailing towards Sandy Point harbour on yet another mission. The large white structure visible on land is that of the Tallie Marine boat building yard.

                  

            RITCO MARINE IN ACTION AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 5 July 2019 the Ritco Marine team were seen in action onboard the "Staalkop" and "Africa Unity".

Pictured below "Wildcat" the Ritco Marine crane truck is seen here standing on the Northern Mole at Hout Bay, ready to deliver a new CAT 3406 main engine for the "Staalkop", as well as the removal of the old CAT 3408 from the vessel.

        

Pictured below the old CAT 3408 emerges from out of the fish hold.

      

               OLD AND NEW ENGINES ON THE JETTY
       

Pictured below the new CAT 3406 is being positioned over the
hold coaming.

        

        

                              DOWN SHE GOES!
        


              RETRIEVING "AFRICA UNITY" GEARBOX

Pictured below on 5 July 2019 the gearbox of the "Africa Unity" are being lifted out of the engine room. This gearbox which has sustained serious rust damage, after the vessel sunk alongside the jetty during 2018, was handed over to the skillful hands of Ritco Marine to solve the matter.

               

Pictured below on 5 July 2019 at Hout Bay the hake longliner "Aquilla" maneuvers alongside the Northern Mole.

                 

        FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Comet", "Ouma", "Armando", "Abraham T", "Santa Monica" and "Oceana Rocket" to mention just a few.

            

                                 "CONQUISTADOR"
        


                                    "SANTA MONICA"
        


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


                                 "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        


    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT


Pictured below on 4 July 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro".

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates an shieldplate added onto bulwarks aft.

         
30 jaar gelede sou mens nog kon dink die skuit gaan sleep-trawl
in Mosselbaai met daai plaat op die agterstewe...


Pictured below the shipwrights are busy securing planks on the starboard bulwarks of the "Abe Shapiro" in order to fit another shield plate onto it. 

          

Pictured below are brand new fish ponds on the working deck of the "Abe Shapiro".

          

          

FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Riviergans", "Kentucky", "Kariba", "Malagas II" and "Sailfish" to mention just a few.

                                        "VLAEBERG"
          


                "SAILFISH"
(left); "CHRIS TRAUTMAN" (right)
          

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 from left to right is "Tina", "Kentucky" and "Adelette".

         

                  SWARTMOSSELS VERSOT OP "KARIN 1"

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Julie 2019 op die Synchroniseerhyser is nog een van Trawler Heritage se gunsteling skuite, die stokvis-langlyn skuit "Karin 1". Die laaste keer dat Trawler Heritage vir
"Karin 1" op 'n skeepshelling aangetref het was gedurende September 2017 in Sandy Point. Na gelang van die hoeveelheid swartmossels wat van die "Karin 1" se romp "geoes" was,
wat natuurlik enige mosselboer van Saldanhabaai se hart warm sal laat klop, was dit ook sekerlik die laaste keer gewees dat haar romp afgespuit was tydens haar besoek aan Sandy Point.

                                             "KARIN 1"
          


Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Julie 2019 word trosse swartmossels met 'n graaf van die romp afgesteek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is nie 'n Galjoenvisbank onder in die Plaat tydens laagwater nie - dis die "Karin 1" se agterstewe wat aangepak is van swartmossels. Mens kan net spekuleer hoeveel duisende seemyle hierdie swartmossels saam met die skuit afgelÍ het.

        

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai hake longliner "Amoria".

        

                         "CAPE FRIO" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 the hake longliner "Cape Frio" is seen here sailing into the Victoria Basin on route from Hout Bay where the vessel has off-loaded her catch.

        

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                            "DANTAGO"
         


                          "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         


                                      "FLAME THORN"
         


                                           "FUCHIA"
        
         

                                     "FOREST LILY"
        
   

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 from left to right is "Portunity", "African Queen" and "Allin".

         

              "OLIVIA MARIE" ALONGSIDE JETTY 2

Pictured below on 4 July 2019 alongside Jetty 2 in the Victoria Basin is the Hout Bay based longliner "Olivia Marie".

          

                                 "KARIN 1" AT NIGHT
          

Trawler Heritage kan die crew die versekering gee dat "Karin 1" binnekort weer gaan blink van bo tot onder, die manne van Balobi mors nie met hulle skuite nie.

                        DIE SKUIT-TOILET UPDATE

Wie sou ooit kon dink dat 'n skuit-toilette soveel aandag kan geniet? Hieronder is nuutste nuus aangaande die skuit-toilette van "South West Petrel" en "Abe Shapiro" sedert die laaste opdatering.

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Julie 2019 vertoon die rooi sirkel dat die skuit-toilet deur van die "South West Petrel" wat by 'n vorige besoek afwesig was, weer terug op sy plek is!

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Julie 2019 aanboord van die "Abe Shapiro" is die nuwe skuit-toilet wat onlangs gebou is. Die rooi sirkel toon 'n nuwe toiletdeur aan wat toegevoeg is sedert die laaste opdatering.
      
         

                           BESOEK AAN HONDEKLIPBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Julie 2019 is die laaste murasies van die eertydse aflaaikaai van Namaqua Canning wat nog staande bly teen die aanslag van die natuur se elemente...

        


                      WAAR'S ONS DAN NOU, EGIPTE?
                            NEE, DIS HONDEKLIPBAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Julie 2019 is murasies van voormalige
kreef-infrakstruktuur wat mens meer herhinner aan antieke murasies iewerste in Egipte...

                   


    WAAR'S DIE HONDEKLIPBAAI OESTERPLAAS HEEN?

Afgeneem hieronder 3 Julie 2019 op Hondeklipbaai was daar by die laaste besoek nog 'n florerende oesterplaas teenwoordig gewees op hierdie stuk grond. Vandag staan daar niks meer nie, alle infrastruktuur het spoorloos verdwyn...By nadere ondersoek het Trawler Heritage verneem dat sake hier tot niet gegaan het kort nadat die plaaslike gemeenskap eienaarskap van die oesterplaas oorgeneem het. Klink dit nie baie soos wat in die res van Suid-Afrika gebeur het en wat tans aan die gebeur is nie? "Ons wil hÍ, ons wil alles hÍ, ons wil dit nou hÍ, maar ons kan niks volhoubaar, verantwoordelik bestuur nie!" (Soos gesien vanuit die oogpunt van die jeug van die Suid-Afrikaanse Visbedryf).

       


                    DIE SON SAK OOR (SUID)-AFRIKA

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Julie 2019 is die sonsondergang soos gesien oor die eertydse florerende kreefhawe van Hondeklipbaai...

      

      

         HOW LOW CAN YOUR DRAFT REALLY GO?

Pictured below on 2 July 2019 at Port Nolloth the Smit Amandla marine diamond support tugs "Aogatoa" and "Aukwatoa" is seen here resting in almost no water alongside the Coaster Jetty.

        

               

      "ALANA" LAAT DIE KREEFBEDRYF AGTERWEŽ

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Julie 2019 in Port Nolloth lÍ die voormalige kreefskuit van Lambertsbaai, die "Alana" op anker wat intussen omskep is in 'n diamantskuit. Die "Alana" is die jongste skuit wat uit die kreefbedryf onttrek is weens die benarde situasie waarin hierdie sektor homself in bevind.

           

    DIAMOND RECOVERY VESSELS AT PORT NOLLOTH

Pictured below on 2 July 2019 at Port Nolloth various diamond recovery vessels were present on their moorings. Amongst the fleet home were "Ariel", "Albatross", "Ocean Heritage",
"Seedelwer V", "Barend V" and "Western Wave".

        

                                             "ARIEL"
        
        
                                     "ALBATROSS"
        
        
                                "OCEAN HERITAGE"
        
        
                                   "SEEDELWER V"
        
        
                                 "WESTERN WAVE"
        
        

                     "BLAINE" IN THE DUMP YARD

Pictured below on 2 July 2019 at Port Nolloth is the current state of the former crayfish vessel "Blaine", yet another victim of the unforgiving harbour of Port Nolloth.    

        

           SKUIT FOTOS TEEN DIE WINKELMURE, DIS MOS
           TRAWLER HERITAGE SE TIPE WINKEL HIERDIE!

Die Port Nolloth Spar, nes die Lambertsbaai Spar, Yzerfontein Spar en St.Helenabaai Spar is die plek waar Trawler Heritage normaalweg in mense en goedters vasloop van staar na al die mooi skuit fotos wat teen die mure bokant die kosrakke hang, wat
mens se aandag aftrek...
      
       

           
     
                  PORT NOLLOTH, HIER STAAN TYD STIL!

Dit is vandag Dinsdag 2 Julie 2019 op Port Nolloth, maar verlede week se koerant van Donderdag 27 Junie 2019 word nog verkoop op die plaaslike supermark se rakke...

                          

           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Fuchsia", "Forest Lily", "Lepanto" and "Dantago" to mention just a few.

                                            "FUCHIA"
               

                                     "FOREST LILY"
        

                                        "DANTAGO"
        

                                        "LEPANTO"
        


Pictured below on 27 June 2019 the hake side trawler "Lee Anne" is seen here entering the Cape Docks on her way back from the trawling grounds, assisted by the Portnet tug "Kestrel" during a period of gail force north-westerly wind.

         

         

         

         


         NEW SHELTERDECK COLOUR SCHEME FOR
                                "CHRISTIE SUE"

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 alongside the East Quay the "Christie Sue" was spotted with a new dark blue colour scheme on her shelterdeck after the vessel recently visited the Cape Syncrolift. Previously the "Christie Sue" had an light blue painted shelterdeck. Also the dual Namibian area code is not being displayed on the shelterdeck anymore.

           "OLD" SHELTERDECK COLOUR SCHEME
         

          "NEW" SHELTERDECK COLOUR SCHEME
         

            NEW TOPLINE HAULER FOR "SEA PRIDE II"

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 at the Fish Market is the hake longliner "Sea Pride II" now featuring a brand new topline hauler as indicated by the red circle.

         

                           "OLD" TOPLINE HAULER
                   

                          "NEW" TOPLINE HAULER
                      

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 alongside South Arm is the South Coast lobster catcher, "Rigel 4".

        

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 alongside the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin is the swordfish longliner "Seawin Emerald", one of the neatest fishing vessel working out of the Cape Docks.

        


     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Armando", "Comet", "Werkendam", "Ku-Ula", "Blue Dolphin", "Allison" and "Santa Monica" to mention just a few.

         

                                         "ARMANDO"
         

                               "BLUE DOLPHIN"
          

                                   "SANTA MONICA"
          

                                      "SANDVELD III"
           

                                             "COMET"
           


    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". At the time attention were given to the forward accommodation areas underneath the whaleback.

         

         

         


                              WHAT A TINY BOLLARD!

Pictured below on 27 June 2019 is a tiny bollard welded onto of the capping. If this bollard will survive the test of time is still to be seen - just wait for the day you guys have to tow somebody back home...it won't last!

         
Die dae van trawlbakkie agter die skuit aansleep is lankal verby, dis al waarvoor daardie "bollard" goed voor sou wees.


Pictured below on 27 June 2019 the rudder of the "Amoria" is seen here hanging from a chain block at the Cape Syncrolift.  

         

                   GOOD-BYE "SEAN PAQUITO III "!

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay is the last remains of the former tuna pole vessel "Sean Paquito III", the prop and stern tube laying abandoned on the jetty.

        
Wonder bo wonder is die brass propeller nog nie weggedra nie, Houtbaai van alle plekke!

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay alongside the Ice Bunker jetty is the Cape Town based hake longliner "Cape Frio".

          

  LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 at Hout Bay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the wheelhouse onboard the hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar".

          

          

         HIERT JULLE DUIWELS DAAR TEEN DIE HANGE...
                                  LEWE JULLE NOG?
          
      
En so staan die fabriek van S.A. Sea Products doodstil...

                             "AVRIL W" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Avril W" making use of the sole remaining slip available at Hout Bay.

          

  HOUTBAAI HAWE BENODIG RADIKALE TRANSFORMASIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Junie 2019 is hoe Houtbaai hawe se eens statige hawekantoor tans daarna uitsien. Tydens betogings wat gedurende Augustus 2018 in die hawe plaasgevind het, het net die murasies oorgebly, wat die aanliggende omgewing meer soos 'n oorloggeteisterde gebied iewerste in Noord-Afrika laat lyk.

         
Terwyl die president droom van nuwe moderne stede en maanlandings, droom Trawler Heritage oor netjiese, skoon en funksionele vissershawens.

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Alpha".

          

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay are three Oceana crayfish vessels namely "Grysbok", "Swartberg" and "Paulsberg".

           

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside Jetty No.3. Amongst the fleet home were "Northern Star", "Maine", "Cape Fish 1", "Zanemali", "South West Gannet", "Repulse", "Gary", "Elandsberg" and "Tamara" to mention just a few.

                                  "NORTHERN STAR"
         
          
                                                "GARY"
         

Pictured below from left to right is "Elbe", "Langeberg" and "Elandsberg".

        

                                              "ELBE"
        


                                    "ELANDSBERG"
        


                                     "KINGFISHER"
        


                                     "CAPE FISH 1"
         


                              "SOUTH WEST HERON"
         


                                          "TAMARA"
         


                                          "VIVIAN C"
         


                             "WESTERN EXPLORER"
         


                  TUNA POLE VESSELS AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 several tuna pole vessel were present at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Frenchy Maria", "Atlantic Hunter", "Sea Hunter", "Covi II" and "Endurance" to menstion just a few.

                                     "FRENCHY MARIA"
         


                                        "ENDURANCE"
         
         
                                         "SEA HUNTER"
       

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

                                    "GEMISHKIA"
        

                                  "COMMON WEALTH"
        


Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay several hake longliners were present namely "Penkop II", "Boloko I", "Olivia Marie" and "Aquilla".

                                            "PENKOP II"
         

                                             "AQUILLA"
         

                                        "BOLOKO I"
         

                                    "OLIVIA MARIE"
         


        "IINGWANE" FEATURES HERMANUS AREA CODE

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay the tuna pole vessel "Iingwane" is seen here with an Hermanus area code (C 492) as displayed on her whaleback.

          

Pictured below the red circles indicate spray-proof loudspeakers mounted to the front of the wheelhouse of the "Iingwane".

           

                "IINGWANE", HIER GELD BAIE REŽLS...
              
Laat ons gou kyk hoe ons vandag op die skipper se senuwees kan werk...uhhh, No Smoking, No Drinking, No Drugs...daarsy manne, ek sien 'n skuiwergat, kom laat ons eet!

                                         
"IINGWANE"
         


                         "ZOLANI" FAR FROM HOME

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay the Port Elizabeth purse seiner "Zolani" are seen here stuck at Hout Bay due to an
faulty pump system.

        

            MAKING "MONNICKENDAM" WATERTIGHT

Pictured below on 23 June 2019 at Hout Bay paint was removed from the bow of "Monnickendam" in order to reach the caulking.

         

"AFRICA UNITY"...DAAR IS WEER 'N EKSTRA VASMAAKTOU!

Op 18 Mei 2019 het Trawler Heritage 'n foto geplaas wat aantoon dat die "Africa Unity" met slegs een tou vasgemaak is langs die kaai nadat twee ander vasmaaktoue morsaf gebreek het. Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Junie 2019 op Houtbaai kan daar gesien word dat 'n ekstra tou intussen toegevoeg is...

        

   LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the "Abe Shapiro". At the time the netting for the new topline box were being fitted as well as a VHF antenna.

       

       

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 a ship painter is busy painting the top of whaleback in a layer of bright orange paint.

        

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 the "Amoria" is standing on the Cape Syncrolift.

        


      THE NEW SWING BRIDGE SWINGS INTO ACTION!

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 the new swing bridge at the V&A Waterfront was opened to the public earlier during the day.

        

Pictured below on 21 June 2019 is the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag" (outside) who had returned from the fishing grounds during the course of the previous night. 

        

          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Boronia", "Umlobi", "Compass Challenger", "Portunity", "Armana", "African Queen", "Sveinn Jonson" and "Isabella Marine" to mention just a few.

                                 "SVEINN JONSON"
         

                                       "BORONIA"
         

TWO OF THE LARGEST STERN TRAWLERS IN THE FLEET...
         

                            "ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                       "UMLOBI"
         

                         "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. From lef to right is Nicolette", "Kentucky" and "Adelette''.

         

                   "VLAEBERG"
(left); "FISKORN" (right)
         

           MODIFIED PORT SIDE SHELTERDECK FOR
                             "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty the "Chris Trautman" was spotted without a large section of her shelterdeck absent on the port side due to repairs made to her bulwarks and capping recently.

                      "OLD" SHELTERDECK LAYOUT
           

                    "NEW" SHELTERDECK LAYOUT
         

                                 "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 at the Fish Market is the hake longliner "Sea Pride II".

         

        FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Comet", "Werkendam", "Ku-Ula", "Luderitz Star", "Allison" and "Bella Da Lunar" to mention just a few.

                                          "KU-ULA"
         

                                   "WERKENDAM"
         

                                          "COMET"
          

                                "LUDERITZ STAR"
          

    "BELLA DA LUNAR"
(left); "CAPE CHALLENGER" (right)
          

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 20 June 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". At the time a brand new topline box as well as new line hauler was to be seen on the starboard side.

          

          

          

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster catcher "Louisa Claire".

           

                                   DIE KOS VERBRAND!

Afgeneem hieronder peul swart rook vanuit die galley skoorsteen van 'n Taiwanese/Japanese/Vietnamese (waar hulle ookal vandaan mag kom) vistreiler op die synchroniseerhyser.

         

                              "AMORIA" ON THE LIFT

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 just before sunset the hake longliner "Amoria" is seen here on the lift at the Cape Syncrolift, while a diving squad from Guerrini Marine was under water in order to position the cradle blocks underneath the hull.

        

Pictured below the South African flag onboard the "Amoria" is being lowered however, the rope got stuck in one of the trawl blocks situated on the rear mast in the process...
 
        

Pictured below is a diver from Guerinni Marine standing on the syncrolift with his diving gear.

        

Finally, as darkness sets, the "Amoria" begun to emerge from the water.

         


         


                            "ARMANDO" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 20 June 2019 the hake longliner "Armando" is seen here sailing into the Cape Docks on route from the fishing grounds to berth at the Fish Market.

         

         

         

         

                                  "AMORIA" AT NIGHT 
         
 

                           "AMORIA" OPPAD KAAP TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Junie 2019 net na sononder vaar "Amoria" verby die pelagiese vloot buitekant Gansbaai oppad na Kaapse Dokke vir 'n geskeduleerde besoek aan die synchroniseerhyser. In die komende dae sal ons besoek gaan aflÍ aan die "Amoria" tydens haar besoek in die Kaap, net soos Trawler Heritage ook gedurende Mei-maand gereeld aandag geskenk het aan twee ander Dyer Eiland Visserye skuite genaamd "Boetie Bert" en "South West Condor". "I Do", waar is "I do"? O'ja sy lÍ tans op 'n mooring in Gansbaai nuwehawe, die beste plek om te wees in daardie hawe gedurende hierdie tyd van die jaar.

          

                  GORDONSBAAI KREEF CHUKKIES

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Junie 2019 was slegs twee kreef chukkies van die Gordonsbaai kreefvloot teenwoordig gewees naamlik "Abraham K II" en "Marlina".

                                      "ABRAHAM K II "
       

                                         "MARLINA"
                   

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Junie 2019 in Gordonsbaai hawe is die kommersiŽle ski-boot "Aimee".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Junie 2019 is die bek van die
Gansbaai ouhawe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Junie 2019 rus die stokvislanglyn skuit
"I Do" op haar mooring in die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

        

       PROJEK STAALSKUIT BEREIK 'n OMMESWAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 op Yzerfontein volg 'n reeks fotos van 'n nuwe staalrompskuit wat deur 'n oorhoofse hyskraan regop gedraai word. Die skuit wat bekend staan as Projek-Renja, is maar slegs die tweede staalvistreiler wat sedert 2000 in die Weskaap gebou word. Projek-Renja word beskou as 'n loodsprojek om 'n bekostigbare staalrompvaartuig te vervaardig wat geskik sal wees vir 'n verskeidenheid applikasies waaronder kreef, diamante sowel as vragboot. Met 'n algehele lengte van 48 voet en 'n bruto tonnemaat van <25 sal dit moontlik wees om soortgelyke staalrompskuite op aanvraag te vervaardig wat kostegewys heelwat goedkoper sal wees as 'n glasveselromp van ooreenstemmende grootte. Die ontwerp van Projek-Renja is geskoei op die lyne van 'n eerstydse 48 voet Misplon houtskuit, alhoewel die lyne van die veelsydige Lavranos 45 voet glasvesels ook plek-plek die oog vang in die nuwe staalskuit. Meer fotos rakende die vordering
van Projek-Renja sal in die komende maande te siene wees hier op die Kanaal van Trawlkampioene.
  
        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

             PURSE SEINER FLEET RESTING AT
                             SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on 15 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed at Sandy Point harbour due to unfavorable sea conditions. Amongst the fleet home were "Viva", "Ruwekus", "Umadala", "Atlantic Enterprise", "Doloreze", "Gregory Justin", "Silver Dolphin", "Southern Belle" and "Gondo" to mention just a few.

        

                           "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                                      "WILDEKUS"
        

               "EIGEVELD"
(left); "MALACHITE" (right)
        

                             "SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                        "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

Pictured below on 15 June 2019 from left to right is "Silver Dolphin", "Ukuloba" and "Doloreze".

        

                                    "DOLOREZE"
        

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

Pictured below on 15 June 2019 alongside the Government jetty is "Southern Belle" (left) and "Atlantic Enterprise (right).

        

                                  "GONDO"
        

Pictured below on 15 June 2019 from left to right is "Umadala", "Antonie W II" and "Oom Arthur".

        

                                      "RUWEKUS"
        

             WAG-WAG NET SO BIETJIE...IS DIT NIE...?

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 vertoon "Ruwekus" nuwe roepletters ZR9648 soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel. Voorheen was die skuit se roepletters ZR6021 gewees.

        

                               "OU" ROEPLETTERS
         

                           "NUWE" ROEPLETTERS
         

                                            "VIVA"
        

                          "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

                                     "UMADALA"
        

                NEW OVA RADAR FOR "UMADALA"

Pictured below on 15 June 2019 the "Umadala" was spotted with a new Chinese manufactured Ova radar. Previously the "Umadala" was equipped with an Furuno radar.

                                   "NEW" RADAR
        

                                 "OLD" RADAR
        

       "ADENIA" ARRIVEER IN SANDY POINT HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 arrivieer die "Adenia" in Sandy Point hawe, weens 'n gebrek aan voldoende vasmaakplek in die hawe het die skuit kort daarna pad gegee en beter lÍplek gaan opsoek in Laaiplek.

       

        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Adenia" aan die buitekant van die veel kleiner tunaskuit "Malachite".

        

     "SANTA ISABEL" EN "NOMMER SEWE" BESMEER
                                          IN VISVET

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 is beide die "Santa Isabel" en "Nommer Sewe" se rompe swart besmeer as gevolg van 'n kombinasie van visvet en rubberaanpaksels van die buitebande.

                                   "SANTA ISABEL"
        

                                  "NOMMER SEWE"
        

        
                                                 Sies!

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n wit kors visvet wat aangepak het op die waterlyn van die "Nommer Sewe".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 is "Eigeveld" onderweg na West Point om 'n bietjie Ansjovis wat aanboord was te gaan aflaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 lÍ en wag "Sette Mari" in Sandy Point hawe vir haar aflaaibeurt by West Point.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vertrek "Adenia" uit Sandy Point onderweg na Laaiplek, Trawler Heritage sal vir "Adenia" by die Bergrivier se bek inwag...

        

                       "GYS B" OP DROEŽ GROND

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 staan die erg verwaarloosde kreefskuit "Gys B" op 'n sleepwa in Sandy Ppoint hawe. Die "Gys B" het vir maande lank op die Sandy Point skeepshelling vertoef nadat die skuit in die hawe gesink het voordat dit weer vlot gemaak was.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 is die "Adenia" in aantog na die bek van die Bergrivier.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Adenia" die Bergrivier binne om te gaan lÍ langs die "Atlantic Leader". Aai, maar dis lekker om weer so baie skuite in Laaiplek te sien lÍ.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 in Laaiplek is "Dagbreek" wat vir die volgende paar dae hierso sou lÍ weens ongure seetoestande.

        

                       LAASTE OORBLYFSELS VAN
                          EERSTYDSE HOUTSKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Junie 2019 op Laaiplek het die oorblyfsels van drie voormalige houtskuite weer oor Trawler Heritage se pad geloop naamlik "Martinho", "Kranzberg" en "Elze Jeanne".

Oorblyfsels van "Martinho" en "Kranzberg" lÍ op die kleinboot skeepshelling op Laaiplek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Laaiplek is die "skeg" van die "Elze Jeanne" wat nog sigbaar is tydens laagwater.

        

Afgeneem hieronder 15 Junie 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling in Laaiplek is die "Oceana Mercury".

        

Afgeneem hieronder 15 Junie 2019 langs die Keyway Shipwright jetty in Laaiplek is "Mizpah".

        

      "OCEANA GARNET" WYS HAAR NUWE KLEURSKEMA

Afgeneem hieronder 15 Junie 2019 op Laaiplek is die "Oceana Garnet" geverf in die kenmerkende grys,wit en swart kleurskema van die Eigevis Groep.

        

        
                             
Noem my "Swaneveld"!

Trawler Heritage wou nog 'n paar fotos neem in die sterk skemer van Laaiplek se skuite, maar word toe voorgekeer deur 'n sekuriteitswag wat daarop aangedring het om my selfoon se geheuekaart te ondersoek om seker te maak dat ek nie fotos van 'n "sekere maatskappy" se skuite geneem het nie. Laaiplek? Nou van wanneer af is Laaiplek nou kamstig 'n Nasionale Sleutelpunt waar mens nie mag fotos neem nie? As mens dan nie in Laaiplek se hawe mag fotos neem nie, is daar dan ook sekuriteitswagte geplaas in Velddrif sowel as Port Owen wat almal wat daarso aan wal gaan se selfone na gaan, net om seker te maak dat hulle nie per ongeluk ook die "sekere maatskappy" se skuite afgeneem het nie? En vir hierdie "sekere maatskappy" wil Trawler Heritage net een ding mooi laat verstaan...julle betaal nie 'n sent hawegelde, nie so moenie julle eie reŽls begin te maak na willekeur nie!

        "ESTRELA DO MAR" WHEELHOUSE DEMOLISHED

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 at Hout Bay the wheelhouse of the "Estrela Do Mar" is being demolished in order to make place for a new one.   

       

         

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Realeka", "Okombahe", "Boronia", and "Fuchsia" to mention just a few.
                                          "FUCHIA"
        
                                       
                                        "BORONIA"
        

                             "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

                                        "LINCOLN"
         

               "OKOHAMBE"
(front); "REALEKA" (back)
         

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 from left to right is "Portunity", "Allin", "African Queen" and "Ludwani".

         

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Comet", "Ouma", "Armando", "Abraham T", "Santa Monica" and "Oceana Rocket" to mention just a few.

        

                           "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                                  "SANTA MONICA"
         

                   "GRANT"
(left); "WILMAG" (right)
        

                                       "ARMANDO"
        

                                            "OUMA"
        

                                         "COMET"
        

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 13 June 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".

        

Pictured below marine ply bulkheads are being put in place to provide additional accommodation space underneath the whaleback.

        

Pictured below several new deck planks have been added on the rear deck of the "Abe Shapiro". However, the rear-bollard was still absent from the vessel at the time.

        

En daai pypies en stroppies? Nee gits mense, bly maar eerder ver weg van Gansbaai af met daai tingerige fearlead en vasmaaktoue...

        

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Staalkop", "Kariba", "Malagas II" and "Adelette".

         

                                       "STAALKOP"
         

         MAKING "CHRISTIE SUE" WATERTIGHT AGAIN

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift reparation work was in progress in order to make the stern of the "Christie Sue" watertight. Indicated by the red circle, paint were scrapped from a large area on the stern of the vessel in order to deal with the problem.

         

         

                                  P.E. KOM KAAP TOE

Nou ja mense, as Trawler Heritage nie in P.E. kan uitkom nie, dan kom P.E. se skuite Kaap toe! Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Junie 2019 lÍ die "Marretje" sowel as "Louisa Claire" langs mekaar op die synchroniseerhyser vir herstelwerk.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is splinternuwe anodes wat om "Marretjie" se boegskroef gemonteer was.

        

                                  "LOUISA CLAIRE"
         

                                        "MARRETJE"
         

            NEW TOPLINE HAULER FOR "SEA PRIDE II"?

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 the topline hauler belonging to the "Sea Pride II" is seen here standing on the Fish Market jetty.

         

                                          "SEA PRIDE II"
         

                         PROBLEME VAN 'n ANDER AARD

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Junie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat die maslig se deksel wa-wyd oopstaan op die voorste maspaal van die "Sea Pride II"...hou maar solank 'n blikkie Q20 byderhand, julle gaan dit binnekort nodig hÍ as die gloeilampie se kontakpunt begin aanpak (of oppak) van die seeklimaat...

         

Pictured below on 13 June 2019 the prop and shaft assembly of the "Nomzamo 1" is standing wrapped at the Robinson dry dock, ready for fitment.

         

                                 "MARRETJE" AT NIGHT
         

     AKWAKULTUUR BEDRYWIGHEDE IN PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is in Peperbaai rakende die akwakultuurbedryf met skuite wat kom en gaan met oesters en swartmossels aanboord.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is die akwakultuurskuit "Jesea" werksaam op die mosselplase.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 vaar die "Mossel" Peperbaai binne onderweg vanaf die mosselplase.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 lÍ die akwakultuurskuit "Inkala" voor anker in Peperbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is hoe die Skaalhuisie en kaai nogsteeds daarna uitsien nadat dit gedurende die groot storm van 2017 gedeeltelik verwoes is, maar tot op hede nog geen herstelwerk aan gedoen is nie.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is die "Nanja" besig om 'n vrag swartmossels af te laai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is die onaktiewe pelagiese fabriek van Premier Fishing soos gesien vanaf Peperbaai.

       

            "NANJA" VERTREK NA SALDANHABAAI HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 verlaat "Nanja" Peperbaai nadat werksaamhede op die mosselplase vir die dag afgehandel was.

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is "Southern Horizon" (links) en "Bloudam" (regs) langs die Premier Fishing kaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 op Saldanhabaai was beide die "Aquatic V" en "Biskop I" teenwoordig gewees langs die Dienskaai.

                                           "AQUATIC V"
        

                                             "BISKOP I"
        

                                       "DAAN VILJOEN"
        


               "HARVEST GEORGINA" GOING TO THE SLIP


Pictured below on 10 June 2019 the hake stern trawler "Harvest Georgina" is being hauled out of the water at the Saldanha Bay slipway.

        

     CRAYFISH VESSELS ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 in total four crayfish vessels were present aroud the Presidents Jetty namely "Irma", "Debnal", "Boland" and "Boesmanland".
                                              "IRMA"
         


                                              "BOLAND"
         

                                              "DEBNAL"
         


                       NEW WHALEBACK FOR "DEBNAL"

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 at Saldanha Bay a new mild steel frame intended to support a whaleback was spotted onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal".

          

          ONWA...OOK HEEL ONWA(ARSKYNLIK) DAT DIE
             MEEU NIE OP DIE SKUIT GAAN TJORTS NIE?

          

                 "CHRISTA" GAAN HAAL VIR "PENQUIN 1".

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 vaar die "Christa" uit na die Saldanhabaai Seiljagklub om bemanning te gaan aflaai aanboord van die "Penquin 1".

       

       


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 vaar die "Penquin 1" na die Slipway Jetty kort nadat die skuit van die mooring afgehaal was.

        

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 at Saldanha Bay the obsolete vessels "Drakenskop" and "Benguella Pride" is seen here berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty.

                                "BENGUELLA PRIDE"
        

                                     "DRAKENSKOP"
        

                  LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Selina", "Harvest Krotoa", "Harvest Kirstina", and "Harvest Bounty".

        

                                 "HARVEST KIRSTINA"
        


                                  "HARVEST SELINA"
        


                                   "HARVEST KROTOA"
         


  "HARVEST SELINA"
(outside); "HARVEST BOUNTY" (inside)
         

                "UMADALA" IN SEARCH OF ANCHOVY

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 the "Umadala" is seen here just outside Vioolsbaai in search of Anchovy.

          

                   PURSE SEINER FLEET RESTING AT
                            SANDY POINT HARBOUR


Pictured below on 10 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed at Sandy Point harbour due to unfavorable sea conditions. Amongst the fleet home were "Ukuloba", "Oceana Ruby", "Oceana Viking", "Kavalier", "Boetie Akie", "South West Falcon", "Ebb Tide", "Alert III" and "Doloreze" to mention just a few.

        

        

                                       "UKULOBA"
        


                               "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        


                                           "KAVALIER"
        


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

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 from left to right is "Silver Galaxy", "Sette Mari" and "Silver Challenger".

         

         

                                         "DOLOREZE"
         


                                      "OCEANA RUBY"
         


Pictured below on 10 June 2019 from left to right is "Alert III", "Oceana Viking" and "Starcrest".

         

                             "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
         


                                   "SILVER KATONKEL"
         


Pictured below on 10 June 2019 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty from left to right is "Lisa Ann", "Ruwekus" and "Sechaba".

        

                                        "BOETIE AKIE"
        


                                          "WILDEKUS"
        


                                   "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        


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

                                        "ALERT III"
        

               POWER BLOCK TROUBLES FOR "GONDO"

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 the purse seiner "Gondo" is seen here with a faulty power block laying on the jetty. A replacement power block was already fitted at the time.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 lÍ "Silver Katonkel" se net afgetrek op die kaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 lÍ "Doloreze" se net oopgetrek op die Regeringskaai vir herstelwerk.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is vetmerke duidelik sigbaar op die romp van die "Atlantic Endeavour". Dankbaarheid, nadat die skuit baie laat in die seisoen eers begin visvang het a.g.v intensiewe instandhoudingswerk.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 lÍ "Emerald" aan die buitekant van "Doloreze", nadat eersgenoemde 'n week van tevore vanaf die see ingesleep moes word deur die "Boetie Akie" weens enjinprobleme.

         

                  "EMERALD"
(links); "DOLOREZE" (regs)
         

         WAAR DAAR 'n ROKIE TREK, MAAK ONS VISMEEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is die reduksieaanleg van St.Helena Bay Fishing in volle swang om Ansjovis te verwerk wat die vorige dag afgelaai was.

        

                  SANDY POINT HAWE IS BITTERLIK VUIL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is nog talle voorbeelde van die haaglike toestand waarin Sandy Point hawe homself tans bevind a.g.v swak tot geen dienslewering wat uitgevoer word deur Departement Publieke Werke nie. In die fotos hieronder kan ons sien hoe rommel en afvalkos besaai lÍ in die hawegebied - geen wonder ons voer besmette Snoek uit nie...dis hier waar die kern van die probleem lÍ!

          

        

                              'n SNOEKSTRANDING?!

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 lÍ hordes snoeke die kaai vol by die visvlekhuis in Sandy Point hawe wat wag om gevlek te word.

         

         

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 is the "Freedom", a snoek handline vessel from Hout Bay.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 in Sandy Point hawe vertoef die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Nommer Sewe" die tyd verby.

        

                        "SUNDANCER" FAR FROM HOME

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the handline fishing vessel "Sundancer" all the way from Mossel Bay, who had sail to the St.Helena Bay area to join in the good snoek catches made recently.

        

                       "OCEANA MERCURY" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 the "Oceana Mercury" is seen here at the Keyway Shipwright slipway at Laaiplek for an quick inspection to her shaft.

         

                         AMAWANDLE FLEET AT HOME

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 the entire Amawandle Pelagic fleet were at home due to unfavourable sea conditions. From front to back is "Aranos", "Towerkop" and "Vegkop". Also present but not visible was "Umfana" and "Oceana Paragon".

          

    GOVERNMENT JETTY REQUIRES URGENT ATTENTION!

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 at Laaiplek is bollard which was ripped out of the Government Jetty due to rotten planks. The Government Jetty which was constructed 51 years ago requires immediate attention in order to replace several rotten planks and holes on top of the jetty.

          


                     "BELLA PRIMA" BACK IN ACTION

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 at Laaiplek the former Gansbaai purse seiner "Bella Prima" is once again fitted out for purse seining. Seen below the deck winch of the former purse seiner "Atlantic Skipper" was fitted onboard the "Bella Prima".

           

           

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is 'n baie klein Ansjovisnet aanboord van die "Bella Prima" wat skaars die helfte van die netbin volmaak...

        

         PURSE SEINER FLEET RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed at Laaiplek due to unfavourable sea conditions. Amongst the fleet home were "Loeriesfontein", "Elomi", "Terassan 1", "Adenia", "Atlantic Leader", "Eigeveld", "Nossob", "Mizpah" and "Dagbreek" to mention just a few.

                                         "TERRASAN 1"
          

                                            "ELOMI"
        

                                  "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

          "ATLANTIC LEADER"
(left); "ADENIA" (right)
        

                                             "NOSSOB"
        


Hello "Mizpah", ons kan net haar agterstewe sien uitsteek, maar geen Trawler Heritage opdatering sal volledig wees sonder 'n "Mizpah" nie.

        

              NEW FURUNO RADAR FOR "DAGBREEK"

Pictured below on 10 June 2019 onboard "Dagbreek" this new additional Furuno radar was spotted on the wheelhouse roof to accompany the existing Furuno radar.

         

                                          "DAGBREEK"
         


 "OCEANA GARNET" NOU AMPTELIK 'n BERGRIVIERSKUIT

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Junie 2019 is die voormalige Oceana skuit "Oceana Garnet" hierso te sien in die Bergrivier kort nadat haar naamletters afgebrand is. Die "Oceana Garnet" wat onlangs deur Eigevis oorgekoop is sal binnekort herdoop word - mag dit net "Swaneveld" wees, dankie.

         

      LAMBERTSBAAI...WAAR BAMBOES AAN SKUITE
                              GROEI SOOS ONKRUID

Elders langs die Weskus het ons al telkemale gesien hoe daar verwag word van onaktiewe skuite om letterlik 2 ton swartmossels te laat kweek aan hul rompe voordat die skuite uiteindelik gesloop af langs die kaai gelos word om te sink. Op Lambertsbaai blyk dit te wees dat 'n skuit letterlik verswelg moet word deur bamboeste voordat daar oorgegaan word tot aksie soos te siene in die fotos hieronder, wat 'n aanduiding is dat sake in die kreefbedryf alles behalwe rooskleurig is.

        


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 van links na regs is "Penny", "Benyami" en "Silver Fish".

        


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 is die kreef chukkies "Eland II" (links) en "Conrad" (regs).

         


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 is "James Archer" (links) en "Askala" (regs).

          


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 van links na regs is "Askala", "Benyami" en "Penny".

          


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 is die diamantskuit "Highlander".

       


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 van links na regs is "Conrad", "Eland II" en "Hiram".

        


        


Afgeneem hieronder val die klem op die boeg van die "Hiram", met bamboeste wat welig groei aan die romp net onder die oppervlakte.

        


Afgeneem hieronder is nog voorbeelde van rompe wat oortrek is met bamboeste waaronder "Three Coins", "Almar", "Ben Mar H", "Gertruida" en "James Archer".

                                     "THREE COINS"
        


        


                                 "JAMES ARCHER"
         


                                           "ALMAR"
         


         

"Almar" lyk tans meer gehawend as die "Nico S" wat in Houtbaai lÍ en vergaan...

                                       "BEN MAR H"
        


                                        "GERTRUIDA"
        

Gedog die Lambertsbaai hawe is dieper gemaak, dis dan net moddergrond wat daaronder die skuit lÍ? Kom maak klaar julle brouwerk!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 is die kreef chukkie "Maria J" van die min skuite teenwoordig wat 'n seewaardigheidsinspeksie sou kon slaag...

        


REPAIR WORK IN PROGRESS ON LAMBERTS BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 9 June 2019 the cradle of the Lamberts Bay slipway was found to be sitting on wooden blocks since the cradle wheels were not present at the time, as indicated by the red circles.

         

         

           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Foxglove", "Bluebell", "Avro Warrior", "Portunity", "Armana", "African Queen", "Allin" and "Zamani 1" to mention just a few.

                                      "FOXGLOVE"
       

                                "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

Pictured below left to right is "Portunity", "Allin" and "African Queen".

       

                            "ISABELLA MARINE"
       

                                  "BLUEBELL"
       

                                   "ARMANA"
      

                                       "ZAMANI 1"
      

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Sailfish","Tina", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

       

                                              "TINA"
       

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 at the Fish Market is the tuna pole vessel "Windhoek".

       

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 alongside South Arm is the hake longliner "Cape Frio".

       

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Comet", "Oceana Topaz", "Abraham T", "Conquistador", "Allison" and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.
                                         "KU-ULA"
        

                                        "ALLISON"
       

              "COMET"
(outside); "ABRAHAM T" (inside)
        

                                "CONQUISTADOR"
        

                           "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 7 June 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". At the time several new planks on the starboard bulwarks were fitted, while the shipwrights was already busy painting the shelterdeck on the port side of the vessel.

       

       

       

       

       
Seiljagte is uitgekrap...hoe dan anders, dit ontsier die agtergrond en uitsig oor Tafelberg.

        NEW SWING BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 is new swing under construction at the V&A Waterfront. The longer one stares at this construction the more it resembles the bow and keel construction of a wooden fishing vessel...perhaps it's just Trawler Heritage imagination...

         

          "UBUNTU" ON ROUTE TO THE ICE BUNKER

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 the shark longliner "Ubuntu" is seen here entering the Victoria Basin on route to the South Arm ice bunker.

          

                 LATEST PROGRESS ON "MARRETJE"

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 is the "Marretje", a hake side trawler from Port Elizabeth currently on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance and a fresh layer a paint. At the time the forward mast was surrounded by a tower of scaffolding.

         

         

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 is the "Christie Sue" on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance, a fresh layer of paint and some much needed attention to the planks on her stern due to leaking problems.

         

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 inside the Robinson dry dock is the hake stern trawler "Nomzamo I" undergoing general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

                  

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 at the Quay Four slipway is the "Chris Trautman" undergoing repairs to her port side after an encounter with a Louw & Halvorsen hull recently...

        

                         "SWEEPER 2" IN ACTION

Pictured below on 7 June 2019 in the Victoria Basin is the anti-pollution craft "Sweeper 2", busy removing floating rubbish from the harbour area.

        

    GORDONSBAAI KREEF CHUKKIES OPPAD SEE TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Junie 2019 in Gordonsbaai hawe is talle van die plaaslike kreefskuite wat gereed maak om kreef te gaan vang in die diepwater om Hangklip.

                                   "WESTERN DEBBIE"
        

                                         "LAYLA S"
        
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Junie 2019 staan 'n vrag kreeffuike gereed om aanboord van die "Abraham K II" gelaai te word.

        

Afgeneem hieronder hang die matrasse oor die handreŽlings van die "Marlina"...nie seker of die gebreekte venster in die focsle-deur iets daarmee te make het nie?...

         

                   


Afgeneem hieronder beweeg die "Abraham K II" nader om kreeffuike en aas aanboord te laai.

        

                              GOOD-LUCK "LAYLA S"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Junie 2019 vertrek "Layla S" vanuit Gordonsbaai hawe oppad na Hangklip.

         

         

         

                       GOOD-LUCK "ABRAHAM K II "!

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Junie 2019 vertrek "Abraham K II" vanuit Gordonsbaai hawe oppad na Hangklip.

         

Met die reuse woonstelkomplekse in die agtergrond geleŽ in die Strand, lyk die horison heeltemal onvanpas met 'n Weskus chukkie wat in voorgrond verby vaar oppad see toe om kreef te gaan vang...   

           

                BIBLIA EVANGELIE AAN VISSERS

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 in Kalkbaai is die baie netjiese gebou van die tak van Biblia Evangelie aan Vissers wat geleŽ is by die ingang van die hawe. Anders as Houtbaai hawe se tak wat feitlik vernietig is tot op die grond deur vandale.

        


     "STEENBOK 1" GAAN SEEKAT VANG... AIKONA, DIS
                                    "FAKE" NUUS!

Sedert 2018 het Trawler Heritage gereeld verslag gedoen rakende werksaamhede aanboord van die "Steenbok 1", om die kreefskuit in 'n gedugte seekatvanger te omskep in Saldanhabaai hawe. Dit blyk toe egter "fake" nuus te wees want afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 in Kalkbaai, lÍ die skuit met kreeffuike opgestapel tot bo teen die wielhuis se dak, vanwaar sy nou weer saam met die vloot kreef vang in die Hangklip omgewing.

        


         "NUWELAND" SE PLAKKERSHUT VOLTOOID

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 in Kalkbaai is hoe die voormalige kreefskuit "Nuweland" tans daarna uitsien nadat daar oŽnskynlik probeer was om die akkomodasie op die boeg te vergroot het. Gegewe die feit dat daar nog nie vuil skoen merke bo-op die plakkershut sigbaar is nie is alreeds 'n goeie indikasie dat die skuit ook nog nie intussen weer op die see was nie, want hoe anders sou hulle dan by die bollard op die skuit se kop uitgekom het?

        


           CRAYFISH FLEET GATHERS AT KALK BAY

Pictured below on 1 June 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 included "Mbambatha", "Ghoerieman", "Sud West", "Tickey", "Maria Louisa", "Aswan", "El Pescador", "Silverfern", "Steenbok 1","Steenbrasdam", "Marion Dawn", "Star of the sea" and "Jacob V", to mention just a few.

        

        
                                        "ASWAN"
        


                                    "SUD WEST"
         


                                     "ZAY YAAN"
        


                                "EL PESCADOR"
        


                                      "TOMREN"
         


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 from left to right is "Tickey", "Mbambatha", "Jenny Anne" and "Ghoerieman".

         


                                      "MARIA LOUISA"
         


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 is a broken inner rail on the inside of the bulwarks of the "Maria Louisa".

         


                                "STEENBRASDAM"
        


                                    "IVY DOREEN"
        


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 from left to right is "Silverfern", "Tomren" and "Bressa".

        


                                  "SILVERFERN"
        


                                       "JACOB V"
        


                                 "MARION DAWN"
        


                              "STAR OF THE SEA"
        


                                  "GHOERIEMAN"
        


                                    
"ANG-JERRY"
         

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 from left to right is "Marion Dawn", "Star of the Sea" and "Boy Johan".

        


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 from left to right is "St.Anne" (left) and "Alma Lucie" (right).

        


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 at Kalk Bay is the octopus catcher "Albatros".

        


               LINEFISH BOATS RESTING AT KALK BAY

Pictured below on 1 June 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", "Gosling", "Little Pearl", "St.Anne", "Katsberg", "Bennie 1" and "Violet Glen" to mention just a few.

                                    "VIOLET GLEN"
        


                                        "GOSLING"
        


                                        "KALKY'S 5"
        


                                    "SEA BREEZE"
        


                                      "BOY JOHAN"
         


                                            "ZORBA"
         


                                         "ST.ANNE"
        


              NEW FURUNO RADAR FOR "ZAY YAAN"

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 at Kalk Bay the "Zay Yaan" was spotted with a new Furuno radar, replacing an older Furuno model.

         


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 at Kalk Bay is the hake longliner "Sulaiman".

         


                      "VALRENE" ON HER LAST LEGS?

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 at Kalk Bay is the wooden hull linefish boat "Valrene", currently in a poor overall condition.

         


                      "ALMA LUCIE" SE STOMP BOEG

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 is die lynvisskuit "Alma Lucie", met haar kenmerkende boeg wat feitlik loodreg afloop tot op die waterlyn.

                      


           JA "MELLISSA KELLY", SO GAAN DIT MAAR...

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 in Kalkbaai lÍ die pelagiese skuit "Mellissa Kelly"...wat meer kan 'n mens sÍ as 'n skuit se naam verkeerd gespel is sowel as die registrasienommer wat eintlik 2654 moet lees...

        


                            THAT SINKING FEELING...

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 in Kalkbaai lÍ 'n oopskuit half-gesink langs een van die jetties, wat net-net kop bo water hou as gevolg van plastiekkanne wat binne-in die skuit vasgemaak is.

        


                               CATCH OF THE DAY!

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 at Kalk Bay is a selection of fresh fish for sale from a fish seller in the harbour area. Fish species available at the time included Snoek, Bloukoppies, Hottentot and Yellowtail.

         

Wie eet dan Bloukoppies? Dis ook net goed vir Geelbek en
kreef aas...


       'n SEEVOŽLVERSKRIKKER WAT NIE WERK NIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 in Kalkbaai op een van die lynvisskuite is daar nylon lyne gespan, sowel as 'n metaalplaaitjie wat waai in die wind in 'n poging om die seevoŽls te verjaag, maar net te kyk na die hoeveelheid guano op die dak, wil dit voorkom asof hierdie tegnieke ook nie werk nie.

         


Pictured below on 1 June 2019 at Kalk Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Taj Mahal".

         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Ludwani" and "Isabella Marine" to mention just a few.

                                        "DANTAGO"
         

                                      "AFRICAN QUEEN"
                 

                                "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

                               GOOD-LUCK "ALLIN"!

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 the hake stern trawler "Allin" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.

         

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 alongside South Arm is the tuna longliner "Viking Ruby".

         

       "NOMZAMO 1" TO VISIT ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 alongside the West Quay in the Alfred Basin is the hake stern trawler "Nomzamo 1", who is about to visit the Robinson dry dock for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.
 
        

Pictured below is an forgotten emblem from an former owner, situated on the side wall of the bridge onboard the "Nomzamo 1".

       

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 both the "Malagas II" and "Adelette" was spotted alongside the Collier Jetty.

                                     "KENTUCKY"
        

                                      "ADELETTE"
        

       FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 May 2019 several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Sandveld III", "Blue Dolphin", "Christie Sue" and "Sao Gabriel" to mention just a few.

                                   "SAO GABRIEL"
       

                                   "SANDVELD III"
        

                                 "BLUE DOLPHIN"
         

                                 "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                     "IMPALA"
        

                                 LEK DIE SKUIT?

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Junie 2019 stroom die water uit 'n pyp op die skuit se agterstewe...nie seker of sy lek of die deck wash per ongeluk oorboord geval het nie...ek vra maar net.

         

                 LATEST PROGRESS ON "ARMANA"

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 are the latest progress made in order to repair the front face of the wheelhouse as well a the bow section of the vessel.

        

Pictured below one will notice that the steelwork on the wheelhouse front face is now completed and even the windows are now back in place.

         

   
Pictured below is the repaired bow section of the "Armana".

         

Pictured below is yet another interesting feature onboard the "Armana" as indicated by the red circle - the ship's bell is situated on-top of the wheelhouse roof. To the best of Trawler Heritage knowledge this is the only trawler in the proudest fishing fleet in the world, with this unique feature.

         

Pictured below on 1 June 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler from Port Elizabeth, the "Marretje".

         

With the sun now under it is time again to head for the bunks, as we greed "Armana" and "Marretje" standing on the syncrolift.

          

    DEMOLISHING WORK ON COLLIER JETTY COMPLETE

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 is the open view over the entire length of the Collier Jetty after all obsolete structures have been demolished recently.

         

                  THE COLLIER JETTY FLEET ARE BACK

Due to the demolishing work on the Collier Jetty that is now completed, most of the fishing vessels making use of this jetty has once again returned. Amongst the fleet present on 28 May 2019 were "Chris Trautman", "Sea Pride II", "Staalkop", "Malagas II" and "Sailfish" to mention just a few.

        

Pictured below from left to right is "Sea Pride II", "Nicolette" and "Kentucky".

         

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Avro Warrior", "Andromeda", and "Forest Lily" to mention just a few.

                                        "DANTAGO"
       
       
                                  "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

                               "ISABELLA MARINE"
       

                                   "FOREST LILY"
       

                                   "OKOHAMBE"
       

         "SPANISH-SISTERS" ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 alongside South Arm, three of the four "Spanish-Sisters" owned by Irvin & Johnson is seen here in a row namely, "Forest Lily", "Fuchia" and "Ferox".

       

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 from left to right is "Portunity", "Casablanca" and "Laverne".

        

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Oceana Rocket", "Oceana Topaz", "Abraham T", "Conquistador", "Sao Gabriel" and "Werkendam" to mention just a few.

                                "OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

     "WERKENDAM"
(left); "OCEANA ROCKET" (right)
        

                                    "ARMANDO"
        

      "CONQUISTADOR"
(outside); "ABRAHAM T" (inside)
        

                            "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

    "I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE A MESSED-UP VESSEL"...

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 this fisherman was spotted staring at the damage sustained to the port side on one of the wooden fishing vessels in the fleet...

                  

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 28 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". Also at the time several planks on the starboard side were removed to be replaced with new ones.

        

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates yet another special feature on the wheelhouse door of the "Abe Shapiro". Besides the fact that the door consist out of an upper and lower door it is also hinged in the middle...

         

           NEW SWING BRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 the red circle indicates the new swing under construction at the V&A Waterfront. One has to agree that it resembles the bow and keel construction of a wooden fishing vessel...perhaps it is just coincidence?

        

                             THAT SINKING FEELING

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 several life raft canisters are on display outside the stores at the Irvin & Johnson factory situated at South Arm.

        

                  LATEST PROGRESS ON "ARMANA"

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 are some interesting reparation work conducted on the bow and wheelhouse of the "Armana". At present new steel plates are being welded into the front face of the wheelhouse.

        

Pictured below is rolled plate on the back of a trailer, shortly after arriving at the syncrolift, to be welded into the bow section of the "Armana".

        

        

Pictured below on 28 May 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Marretje".

         

                  NEW NOSE JOB FOR "ARMANA"

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift sparks fly as cutting torches are being used to remove dented plates on the bow
of the "Armana".

         

         "MARRETJE" AWAITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 the "Marretje", a hake side trawler from Port Elizabeth is seen here berthed alongside the West Quay, scheduled to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift during the following day.

        

Pictured below are two stainless steel fish bins located on the starboard side of the "Marretje" for dumping the catch into.

        

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 23 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". Seen below the fitting of new wooden rails and stanchions on the starboard side had been completed.

          

          

          

           THE ALFRED BASIN FLEET ARE OUT AT SEA!

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 only two fishing vessels namely "Ouma" (left) and "Sao Gabriel" (right) were present alongside the East Quay. The rest of the fleet at the time was enjoying a bonanza of tuna and snoek to be caught off Saldanha Bay and Lamberts Bay at the time.

          

                    THE SWING BRIDGE ARE GONE!

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 the swing bridge situated at
"The-Cut" in the V&A Waterfront was missing for the first time in many years, due to the construction work of a new swing bridge to be situated in the same position.

            

           HAKE STERN TRAWLERS NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 both the "Andromeda" and "Isabella Marine" is seen here painted neatly inside the Robinson dry dock. However, the "Isabella Marine" was still without her prop and shaft at the time.

                                    "ISABELLA MARINE"
            

                                        "ANDROMEDA"
            

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 in the Alfred Basin from left to right is "Kingklip", "Grant" and "Herman S".

            

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Compass Challenger", "Realeka", "Lepanto", "Ludwani" and "Lucerne" to mention just a few.

                        "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
           

                                     "REALEKA"
           

                                       "LEPANTO"
           

                                        "LUCERNE"
           

  FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty again after the demolishing work had been completed. Amongst the fleet home were "Malagas II", "Nicolette", "Riviergans" and "Tina" to mention just a few.

                                    "MALAGAS II"
        

                                            "TINA"
        

                                     "NICOLETTE"
        

                "ADMIRAAL DE RUITER" FULL ASTERN

Pictured below on 23 May 2019 the swordfish longliner "Admiraal De Ruiter" is seen here leaving the Fish Market on route to her berth in the Elliot Basin.

          

          

                                 "ARMANA" AT NIGHT
          

        WESKUS PELAGIESE VLOOT BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Mei 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is in Sandy Point hawe nadat gerugte van 'n aankomende noordweste storm die skippers laat besluit het om maar eerder by die huis te bly tot tyd en wyl die storm gewyk het.

              


              

              


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


                          "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
               


Afgeneem hieronder staan die Sandy Point skeepshelling leeg, terwyl die snoekskuit "Jacqueline" van Houtbaai teen die kaai lÍ.

               


Afgeneem hieronder langs die Regeringskaai lÍ die snoekskuit "Southern Tiger" van Houtbaai.

                


Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Umadala" (agter) wat vroeŽr die oggend vanaf Port Elizabeth in Sandy Point hawe aangekom het om hierso Ansjovis te kom vang, langs die "Oom Arthur".

                


Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Boetie Akie", "Gregory Justin"," Kavalier", "South West Falcon" en "Ukuloba".

                


Afgeneem hieronder oppad uit see toe is 'n misbank in aantog buitekant St.Helenabaai - die eerste aanduiding van die aankomende storm.

                


                             "UMADALA" IN DIE MIS
                


Afgeneem hieronder is die skuite langs die Suid-Oranje kaai feitlik onherkenbaar in die digte mis.

                


Afgeneem hieronder is die snoekskuit "Puffin" van Houtbaai.

                 


               "EMERALD ISLE" TAKEN TO HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 the obsolete purse seiner "Emerald Isle" is seen here berthed at Hout Bay after the vessel recently sailed from Sandy Point harbour in order to free-up more berths at Sandy Point harbour.      

                            

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside Jetty No.3. Amongst the fleet home were "Captain De Sousa", "Maine", "Kingfisher", "Zanemali", "South West Gannet", "Repulse", "Girl Judith", "Rooiberg" and "Tamara" to mention just a few.

                                          "TAMARA"
           

                            "SOUTH WEST GANNET"
           

Pictured below from left to right is "Kingfisher", "Maine" and "Zanemali".
 
           

                                      "SANDALENE"
            

                                 "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
            

                                      "ROOIBERG"
            

                                        "EQUINOX"
            

                                      "SWORDFISH"
            

Pictured below from left to right is "Repulse", "Girl Judith" and "Captain De Sousa".

            

      CRAYFISH VESSELS ALONGSIDE NORTHERN MOLE

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay three crayfish vessels were berthed alongside the Northern Mole namely "Plettenberg", "Silver Leader" and "Dabulamanzi".

                                    "PLETTENBERG"
       

                                    "DABULAMANZI"
       

                                  "SILVER LEADER"
       

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Juliette".

        

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay from left to right are three obsolete purse seiners namely "Africa Unity", "Marcon" and "Edelweiss".

        

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay a large section of the steel netboard onboard "Marcon" was absent from the vessel.

         

      "AFRICA UNITY"...DAAR BREEK DIE SPRINGTOU!

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Mei 2019 op Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel aan dat die "Africa Unity" se springtou ook intussen afgebreek het, nadat Trawler Heritage op 22 April 2019 aangetoon het dat een van die ander vasmaaktoue morsaf gebreek het. Daar hang nou letterlik drie skuite aan genade aan 'n enkele tou - as die oorblywende vasmaaktou van die "Africa Unity" ook breek, gaan al drie skuite omswaai en saam opeindig iewerste tussen die seiljagte in die seiljagklub...wag en kyk maar!

                    

              DIE VERGETE WALSKIPPERSHUISIE VAN
                                DA GAMA VISBEDRYF


Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Mei 2019 op Houtbaai is iets wat al eintlik lankal uitgesterf het in die Suid-Afrikaanse pelagiese bedryf - 'n Walskippershuisie. Hierdie einste walskippershuisie was eens die bymekaarkom plek gewees van die Houtbaai se pelagiese skippers, elke middag voordat hulle see toe is. Daarby saam was dit ook die plek gewees waar jy uitge$@$ (trap) was, sowel as die plek waar jy jou "pay-cheque" moes gaan afhaal het. Vandag staan die walskippershuisie vergete en verlate, maar ek sÍ vir julle as daardie mure moes kon gepraat het...

         

               CATCH OF THE DAY - LONGFIN TUNA

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay a load of longfin tuna are on their way to the cold storage, caught by the "Baluguru", south west off Cape Columbine.

          

Pictured below another rack of longfin tuna are being packed, coming from the fish holds of the "Baluguru".

          

      "BALUGURU" CREW ENJOY LUNCH ON THE STERN
          

                    NEW STEEL MAST FOR "BALUGURU"


Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay is a brand new steel mast onboard the "Baluguru", intended to replace the old main mast situated on the wheelhouse roof. Looking closely, one will notice that the new mast is still to be fitted out with navigational lights...blame it on the abundance of tuna at the moment...

                     


                     GOOD-BYE "SEAN PAQUITO III "!

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the last remains of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Sean Paquito III" which is currently being scrapped.

           

Pictured below is a mountain of steel tanks, bulkheads and remains of the upper deck and wheelhouse. Unfortunately this vessel was vandalized to such an extent that it became an impossible task to even find a single piece which could serve as an artifact for the S.A. Fisheries Museum.

           

In strong contrast with the outside condition of the vessel, the hull inside was still in pristine condition, with almost no rust present as seen in the picture below.

            

               "VALHALLA" ON HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Valhalla" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

           

Pictured below the red circle reveals some secrets from the past...The markings on the keel of the "Valhalla", dates back to the early 1960's when Louw & Halvorsen "jumboized" the vessel, back in the days when she was still a Walvis Bay purse seiner...

           

        BULWARK RE-BUILT FOR "MONNICKENDAM"

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at the Hout Bay the starboard bulwarks of the obsolete hake longliner "Monnickendam" is seen here demolished.

           

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay is the purse seiner "Ocean Blue".

           

           OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at the Hout Bay several Oceana crayfish vessels are berthed alongside the Ice Tower jetty. Among the fleet present were "Grysbok", "Paulsberg", "Potberg", "Swartberg" and "Patrysberg".

            

                                       "SWARTBERG"
           

"PAULSBERG"...DIT MOES 'n MOERSE SLAG GEWEES HET?

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Mei 2019 in Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe plank aan op die stuurboordsy van die "Paulsberg". Kyk mense, daar is talle Swafil skuite wat al bykans vir 50 jaar lank werk met hul oorspronklike Oregon Pine planke, want daardie hout vrot en breek eenvoudig net nie, so hoe julle ouens dit reggekry het om 'n plank te kon breek sal net julle self weet!

          

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Malachite".

          

          TODAY IS LAUNDRY DAY ONBOARD "SHIVON"

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay laundry is everywhere to be seen onboard the "Shivon".

          

                                              "SHIVON"
        

Pictured below are several salt bags on the jetty to be taken onboard the "Shivon".

         

                     "SILVER HUNTER" FALLING APART

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 at Hout Bay is the current state of the rubbingbands on the portside of the obsolete hake longliner "Silver Hunter". Indicated by the yellow circle one will notice a big hole in the hull inflicted by the fender tyres mounted on the jetty.

           

        DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ARE LETTING
                       DOWN HOUT BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 are more examples of poor service delivery and a lack of harbour maintenance executed by the Department of Public Works.

            RUBBISH FLOATING IN THE HARBOUR AREA
         

                      DAMAGED SECURITY FENCES
         

                             LITTER ON THE JETTIES
         

  LEAKING FRESH WATER PIPES ON THE SOUTHERN MOLE
         
Please note
: Hout Bay Fishing Harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour,  which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

        STERN TRAWLERS VISIT ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 the Robinson dry dock was fully occupied by two hake stern trawlers namely "Andromeda" and "Isabella Marine", for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

                                    "ANDROMEDA"
 
        

                                
"ISABELLA MARINE"
        

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 18 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". Also at the time several planks on the starboard side were removed to be replaced with new ones.

         

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 are several fishing vessels berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Oceana Rocket", "Weskus II", "Abraham T", "Ouma", "Sao Gabriel" and "Comet" to mention just a few.

         

             "WESKUS II"
(left);"OCEANA ROCKET" (right)
          
                                           
                                           "OUMA"
          

                                      "ADELETTE"
          

                                       "SANDVELD III"
           

                                            "COMET"
           

           "SOUTH WEST CONDOR" BACK IN THE WATER

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 alongside the West Quay the "South West Condor" is seen here neatly painted and ready to set sail back to Gansbaai.

          

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 alongside South Arm is the Hake side trawler "Lincoln".

          

Pictured below on 18 May 2019 alongside the Elbow is the Hake stern trawler "Okohambe".

          

       LATEST PROGRESS ON DEMOLISHING WORK ON
                                    COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on 18 May 2019 is the latest progress made in order to demolish obsolete infrastructure on the Collier Jetty.

           

            "BORONIA" PREPARES FOR FISHING TRIP...
            WHILE TRAWLER HERITAGE WATCHES
                      STORMERS vs CRUSADERS!


Pictured below on 18 May 2019 alongside South Arm the crew of the hake stern trawler "Boronia" are making final preparations as the vessel was about to set sail to the trawling grounds. Luckily the television set inside the wheelhouse (as indicated by red circle) was switched on at the time, and tuned onto the Supersport 1 channel, screening the Stormers vs Crusaders rugby match. So while the "Boronia" crew make some final preparations, the Trawler Heritage crew can watch some rugby until the "Boronia" set sail...

          

          

          

          

Pictured below the "Boronia" crew are on the fore deck busy hauling in the mooring lines.

          

                            GOOD-LUCK "BORONIA"!
          

          

                                  DIE VIS IS DIEP!

Nee kyk mense, vanaand is die vis diep, as die manne eers met duikbote begin see toe gaan, soos afgeneem hieronder op 16 Mei 2019 buitekant Granger Bay.

         

               GOOD-LUCK "RRR" EN "PREDATOR"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Mei 2019 vaar die tunaskuit "RRR" noordwaarts vanuit die Kaapse Dokke in die rigting van Kaap Columbine om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van tunavloot wat op daardie stadium gebaljaar het onder die langvin-tuna.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Mei 2019 vaar die snoekskuit "Predator" noordwaarts vanuit die Kaapse Dokke deur die kanaal tussen Robbeneiland en Big Bay om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van snoekvloot wat op daardie stadium werksaam was in die Lambertsbaai omgewing.

          

             NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "BOETIE BERT"

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Mei 2019 op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser pryk die "Boetie Bert" in 'n nuwe kleurskema. Die skuit vertoon ook 'n heelwat ligter bloukleurskema vanweŽ die nuwe International verf handelsmerk wat gebruik was.

                              "OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

                              "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Mei 2019 vertoon die "South West Condor" nou haar enigste watermerk in swart, instede van die vorige blou kleurskema soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel.

                     "OU" WATERMERK KLEURSKEMA
                
    
                 "NUWE" WATERMERK KLEURSKEMA
         
Klein veranderinge aan 'n skuit, waaroor die res van die wÍreld in elkgeval nie omgee nie, maar vir Trawler Heritage is dit belangrik om al die veranderinge aan te teken...

                  "CONQUISTADOR" LOADING ICE

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 the tuna pole vessel "Conquistador" is seen here taking ice onboard at the South Arm ice bunker for an upcoming fishing trip.

          

            "ARMANA" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 the hake side trawler "Armana" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance, repairs to her wheelhouse front face, new steel plating on her bow, and a fresh layer of paint.

          

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 is the distinctive hull of the "Armana", held together with rivets to the frames and welded seams in between.

          

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 alongside the Fish Quay from inside to outside is "Kentucky", "Vlaeberg" and "Fiskorn".

         

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Flame Thorn", "Boronia" and "Fuchia" to mention just a few.

                                        "DANTAGO"
       

                                  "FLAME THORN"
       

                                       "BORONIA"
       

                                          "FUCHIA"
       

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 only a handful fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Armando", "Werkendam", "Sao Gabriel" and "Allison".

         

             "HERMAN S"
(outside); "KINGKLIP" (inside)
         

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built on the starboard wooden bulwarks, port side shelterdeck and whaleback onboard the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro".

         

         

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 is the tuna longliner "Atlantic Tuna" with a mountain of containers stacked onboard an cargo ship in the background.

         

                    GOOD-LUCK "CONQUISTADOR"!

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 just after sunset the "Conquistador" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks to join the tuna fleet south west off Saldanha Bay.

          

Pictured below the "Conquistador" crew already queue at the galley door for supper...

          

                     GOOD-LUCK "FLAME THORN"

Pictured below on 16 May 2019 the hake stern trawler "Flame Thorn" is seen here sailing out of the Victoria Basin on route to the trawling grounds.

         

                                "FEROX" AT NIGHT
         

            JONGSTE VORDERING MET DYER EILAND
                                   VISSERYE SKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Mei 2019 lÍ twee van Dyer Eiland Visserye se skuite reg agter mekaar op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, naamlik "Boetie Bert" (voor) en "South West Condor" (agter), terwyl die laaste afrondingswerk gedoen word voordat die skuite weer sou terugkeer na die water toe.

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die vlekvrye staal beskermingsplaat op die stuurboordsy van die "South West Condor" wat intussen nou ook blou geverf is...uhh, miskien nie so 'n goeie idee nie, weet julle hoe lelik gaan dit nou lyk na so 2 of 3 trippe as die verf plek-plek begin afskaaf?

         

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel hieronder is hoe die vlekvrye staal beskermingsplaat voorheen vertoon het, voordat daar nou besluit was om dit te bedek met blou verf.

         

                             "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
         

Afgeneem hieronder hang "South West Condor" se stuur aan 'n kettingblok, gereed om weer gemonteer te word.

         

                        GAAN HULLE DIT OOIT REGKRY?

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon "South West Condor" alweer "CTA 78925" op haar whaleback. Aai tog, hoe moeilik kan dit tog wees om net 'n spasie tussen 789 en 25 oop te gelos het.

         
"Starcrest" se ou areakode letters van Peterhead in Skotland (PD) wat jaar in en jaar uit geverf word is die ander geval wat ons waarskynlik nooit van ontslae gaan raak nie.

         

                                UNIEK SUID-AFRIKAANS!

Afgeneem hieronder aanboord van die "Boetie Bert" vertoon die rooi sirkel 'n unieke voorwerp wat mens nÍrens anders ter wÍreld op vistreilers aantref nie - 'n braaidrom natuurlik!

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die skuitverwers besig om die laaste verfwerk op die skuit te voltooi.

         

                                  "BOETIE BERT"
         

       FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Werkendam", "Christie Sue", "Abraham T", "South West Petrel", "Sao Gabriel" and "Allison" to mention just a few.

         

                                       "ABRAHAM T"   
         

                          "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                                     "ARMANDO"
         

                                   "WERKENDAM"
         

                                        "ALLISON"
         

                                     "CHRISTIE SUE"
         

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 15 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". Also at the time several planks on the starboard side were removed to be replaced with new ones.

         

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 the hake stern trawler "Allin" is seen here maneuvering inside the Victoria Basin during trials in order to prepare the vessel for an upcoming fishing trip.

         

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 the hake longliner "Staalkop" is seen here entering the Alfred Basin to berth alongside the East Quay shortly after off-loading her catch at the Fish Quay.

         

               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Portunity", "Armana", "Sistro", "Allin" and "Beatrice Marine" to mention just a few.

                                          "SISTRO"
         

                                          "ARMANA"
         

                                     "PORTUNITY"
         

                              "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

                    "FLAME THORN" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 the hake stern trawler "Flame Thorn" is seen here sailing past Granger Bay on route from the fish grounds to berth at Irvin & Johnson alongside South Arm.

         

                                IS DIT SOWAAR...?

Afgeneem hieronder word die perfekte foto en video oomblik opgemors deur 'n seiljag wat die "Flame Thorn" in die agtergrond verbysteek...bliksem.

         

                                           O'NEE!

Afgeneem hieronder word die "Flame Thorn" omring deur seiljagte wat nou alles geheel en alles opmors.

         
         
                                     "FLAME THORN"
         

                     "CHRISTIE SUE" GAAN YS LAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Mei 2019 vaar "Christie Sue" vanuit die Alfred Basin om ys te gaan laai by South Arm.

         

                 "ARMANA" GOING TO THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 the hake side trawler "Armana" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" on route to the Syncrolift for her annual refit.

         

Pictured below the "Armana" crew waves for the camera.

                     

                           "DANTAGO" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 15 May 2019 the hake stern trawler "Dantago" is seen here sailing past Granger Bay on route from the fish grounds to berth alongside South Arm.

         

                         DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Mei 2019 is 'n seleksie van skuite oppad see toe wat vanuit die Kaapse Dokke vaar. Onder die skuite wat uitgevaar het was "Tina", "Khulisa Eyethu", "Allin", "Zamani 1" en "Fuchsia".

                                              "ALLIN"
         

         

                                 "KHULISA EYETHU"
         

                "TINA"
(voor); "KHULISA EYETHU" (agter)
         

                                             "TINA"
         

                                           "ALLIN"
         

              "ALLIN"
(voor); "KHULISA EYETHU" (agter)
         
         
                                         "ZAMANI 1"
         

                                     "FUCHSIA"
         

         

                 SUID-ORANJE SE VISPUTTE IS VOL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Mei 2019 lÍ en wag "Ruwekus" en "Dagbreek" vir aflaaibeurte by Suid-Oranje nadat aflaaiwerk vir 'n
tyd lank gestaak was namate die reduksieaanleg nie kon voorbly
om al die vis weg te kon werk nie.

      


                                
   "RUWEKUS"
      
 
                                  
"DAGBREEK"  
      

                                    "LISA ANN"
      

      OPSKUD-OPSKUD HIER KOM "GREGORY JUSTIN"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Mei 2019 vaar "Gregory Justin" volgelaai, Sandy Point hawe binne onderweg na die aflaaikaai by Suid-Oranje.

         

                   "DUINEKUS" MAAK NOG 'n GOOI

Afgeneem hieronder buitekant Lambertsbaai maak "Duinekus" nog 'n gooi net om seker te maak die visruime is heeltemal vol, alvorens hulle weer die langpad aandurf terug na die fabriek van Suid-Oranje.

            

         "OCEANA GARNET" EN "WILDEKUS" ONAKTIEF

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Mei 2019 is twee onaktiewe pelagiese skuite wat tans lÍ in Sandy Point hawe naamlik "Oceana Garnet" en "Wildekus". Die "Emerald Isle" wat tot onlangs ook onaktief tyd vertoef het in Sandy Point hawe is oorgeplaas na Houtbaai ten einde meer spasie te kon skep langs die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point hawe.

                                          "WILDEKUS"
       

                                  "OCEANA GARNET"
       

             "BLOUDAM" LISTING AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing Jetty is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Bloudam", seen here listing over to starboard side.

       
 
"Bloudam", nie "lis" om meer te werk nie, nie "lis" om weer see
              toe te gaan nie, en so "list" sy die tyd verby...

     NUUTSTE VORDERING MET DYER EILAND SKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Mei 2019 is die nuutste vordering met  Dyer Eiland Visserye se skuite wat tans op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser is, naamlik "Boetie Bert" en "South West Condor". VroeŽr gedurende die dag was die romp van die "South West Condor" afgeskuur, en te siene in die foto hieronder het selfs die ou witlyn bokant die onderste rubbingband weer sy verskyning gemaak.    

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Mei 2019 is die romp van "Boetie Bert" bedek in 'n onderlaagverf.

        

    
FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 9 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Newlands", "South West Petrel", "Kariba", "Comet", "Cape Challenger", "Armando", "Luderitz Star" and "Werkendam"to mention just a few.

        

                                      
"ARMANDO"
        

                               
      "NEWLANDS"
        

                             
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                               
"CONQUISTADOR"
        

                                   
"ABRAHAM T"
        

                                         
"KARIBA"
        

                                   
"WERKENDAM"
        

                                
"LUDERITZ STAR"
        

Pictured below on 9 May 2019 alongside the East Quay is the last remains of the former tuna pole vessel "Alaska".

        

            "GRANT" VISITS THE QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY


Pictured below on 9 May 2019 on the Quay Four slipway at the V&A Waterfront is the tuna pole vessel "Grant".


        

                       "SEA PRIDE II" COMING HOME


Pictured below on 9 May 2019 the hake longliner "Sea Pride II" is seen here sailing through the Victoria Basin on her way back from the fishing grounds, to a berth alongside the East Quay.


        

                                  "SEA PRIDE II"
      

Pictured below on 9 May 2019 the snoek catcher "South West Lapwing" is seen here berthed at the Fish Market in the Victoria Basin, having off-loaded snoek earlier during the day caught off Lamberts Bay.

       

      
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 9 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".


       

       

                                          TIGHT FIT?


Pictured below the wheelhouse door is squeezed in a small opening left in the shelterdeck. Interesting to note that the wheelhouse door consists out of an upper and lower door, something which was commonly seen on Cape wooden fishing vessels during the 1940's and 1950's.


       

Pictured below the port side shelterdeck is seen here covered in a layer of fibreglass, adding some strength to the plywood construction.

       


                            PROUD WORKMANSHIP


Pictured below is some neat workmanship executed by the shipwrights on the port side of the "Abe Shapiro", having nailed plastic sheets temporally to the port side of the vessel, ensuring that the woodwork is not contaminated by drops of fibreglass resin. This is just to show that there are still people out there who is proud of their workmanship, a special characteristic not to be found often these days.


       

       

    
        LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 9 May 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Boronia", "Sandile", "Allin", "Portunity", "African Queen", "Lepanto", "Sistro" and "Forest Lily" to mention just a few.

                                       "BORONIA"

      


                                       "SANDILE"

      

Pictured below alongside South Arm from left to right is "Portunity", "Allin", "African Queen" and "Sistro".

      

                               
 "FOREST LILY"
      

                                   
 "LEPANTO"
      

                        GOOD-LUCK "LEPANTO"!


Pictured below on 9 May 2019 the crew of the "Lepanto" are standing on the bow of their vessel in order to retrieve the mooring ropes, as the vessel was about to set sail to the fishing grounds.


      

      

      

                     "NANJA" GOES BACK TO SEA

Pictured below on 6 May 2019 the port tender "Nanja" is seen here on her way back to sea after a brief visit to the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay.   

                 

Pictured below the "Nanja" is safely lowered back into the water. From here onwards the race was on to sail to Sandy Point harbour in order to serve an waiting ore carrier on anchor off St.Helena Bay.

                 

Pictured below on 6 May 2019 on route to Sandy Point harbour is the lighthouse at Shelley Point in the distance.
           
         

Pictured below on 6 May 2019 at Sandy Point harbour the "Nanja" is ready to start daily operations. In the background alongside the
Suid-Oranje jetty is the "Lisa Ann" (left) and "Paraclete" (right).


    

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2019 op Laaiplek langs die Regeringskaai is "Nossob".

         

             
"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".

         

         

                      A CLOSER LOOK AT "DR.FISH"

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 the tuna pole vessel "Dr.Fish", the latest vessel to emerge from the Sachal boat yard, is seen here berthed alongside a jetty at Yachtport in Saldanha.

         

               
"DR.FISH" REAR WHEELHOUSE VIEW
         

                   
"DR.FISH" WORKING DECK AREA
         

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 at the Yachtport facility the port tender "Nanja" is seen here with her lower hull painted in a fresh layer of anti-fauling paint, scheduled to be lowered back into the water the next morning.

         

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 on the grounds at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Barend See", standing idle now for some years already.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai is 'n nuwe skuit-toilet soos aangedui met die rooi sirkel in aanbou op die akwakultuur dubbelrompskuit genaamd "Mokooli".

         
"Mokooli"... dubbelromp, twee masjiene, twee roere, twee propellers...wonder of hulle ook net "two-ply" toiletpapier gaan gebruik?     

     "ATLANTIC OCEAN"? NOU-NOU, NOU WAT NOU?

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai is hoe die voormalige kreefskuit "Atlantic Ocean" tans daarna uitsien in 'n poging om die skuit in 'n vragskuit te omskep. Nou gegewe die algehele kondisie van die skuit, wil Trawler Heritage byvoorbaat solank 'n snoek in die laai gooi en voorspraak maak vir hierdie skuitjie, dat wanneer die dag en uur gaan aanbreek dat die eienaar moed gaan opgee en besluit om die skuit te sloop, hy maar eerder die skuit op 'n platbed vragmotor moet laai, en haar deurbring Laaiplek toe na die S.A. Visserye Museum. Maar voor dit gebeur, sal die diegene wat destyds verantwoordelik was vir die plasing van die Dias karveel in die Dias Museum op Mosselbaai, 'n draai moet kom maak op Laaiplek, sodat die nodige kennis ingewin kan word rakende die fondasies en strukture wat vooraf in plek gestel moet word om hierdie "schooner" wat deur Fritz Nieswandt homself gebou was, te laat voortleef. Sy is immers tog vernoem na 'n ander houtskuit wat die Tallie familie destyds op die oewer van die Bergrivier in Velddrif gebou het...

         
Trawler Heritage wil nie weer aanskou hoe 'n houtskuit wat uitgestal word, soos in die geval van die "Albatros" wat destyds voor Mariners Wharf in Houtbaai gestaan het, uitmekaar getrek word deur gravitasiekrag nie.

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 the port tender "Penquin 1" is seen here resting on anchor amongst the yachts at the Saldanha Bay Yacht Club.


         

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 at Saldanha Bay the crayfish vessel "Jacob V" is seen here berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty after returning back from Lamberts Bay recently.

         

                 "LOST" FISH CRATES GATHER AT
                             SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 at the Saldanha Bay slipway are an collection of lost fish crates originating from various boats and companies including "Cristo Rei", "Barracuda Fishing", "Pescalamar" and "Highland Queen".


         

Pictured below on 5 May 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the latest progress made in order to re-plank the hake longliner "Highland Queen".

         

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

         

                    NUWE ROMPPLAAT VIR "ARANOS"


Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die pelagiese skuit "Aranos" wat op die oomblik 'n vars laag verf ontvang terwyl 'n nuwe staalplaat ingesweis word op die stuurboordsy net agter die boegskroef, dit ten spyte van die feit dat die 2019 pelagiese seisoen op die oomblik in volle swang is.


         

         

                        "NANJA" VISITS YACHTPORT

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 the port tender "Nanja" is seen here at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay, for some much needed lower hull cleaning.

       

       

     NUUTSTE VORDERING MET DYER EILAND SKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Mei 2019 lÍ twee van Dyer Eiland Visserye se skuite reg agter mekaar op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, naamlik "Boetie Bert" en "South West Condor". VroeŽr gedurende die dag was die romp van die "Boetie Bert" afgeskuur.

       

                                     "BOETIE BERT"
       

                          "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
       

         BLINK-SPANJAARD OP SYNCRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Mei 2019 is die Spaans-geregistreerde langlynboot "Tronio" op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser, nadat die verfwerk van die romp vroeŽr gedurende die dag voltooi is.

       

        STERN TRAWLERS AT ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 at the Robinson dry dock are the hake stern trawlers "Isabella Marine" (front) and "Andromeda (back) for general maintenance and hull cleaning.

       

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Challenger", "Werkendam", "Bella Da Lunar", "Staalkop" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.

                                       "STAALKOP"
       

     "WERKENDAM"
(front); "BELLA DA LUNAR" (back)
       

                                "OCEANA TOPAZ"
       

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 alongside Jetty No.2 several vessel
of the Collier Jetty fleet were present namely "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman", "Nicolette", "Malagas II" and "Tina".

       

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 alongside the Fish Quay from outside to inside is "Fiskorn", "Vlaeberg" and "Kentucky".

       

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 alongside the Fish Quay is the Hake longliner "Sea Pride II".

       

Pictured below on 4 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".

       

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 alongside South Arm are two hake side trawlers namely "Casablanca" (left) and "Lepanto" (right).

       

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 alongside South Arm is the factory stern trawler "Umlobi".

       

                  "ARMANDO" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 4 May 2019 the Hake longliner "Armando" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" soon after discharging her catch at the fish market. However, the perfect photo and video moment was spoilt by this pleasure boat in the foreground.

       

                                     "ARMANDO"
         
Sleepbote, plesierbote, catamarans, seiljagte en die 11de plaag, alles goedters waarvoor Trawler Heritage nie veel tyd voor het nie...  

              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.

        

        

        

                     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.

          

                

                 
                                

              
       
       

                                 


               

      
         
      
                               


    
             

                                 
   


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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             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.

        

        

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".

           

                          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".

         

                               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.

         


              MOENIE PLANKE IN DIE WATER GOOI NIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 April 2019 langs die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke dryf 'n houtbalk tussen die skuite rond wat net wag om tussen 'n skuit en die kaai vasgedruk te word! Soos ons al tekemale in die verlede gesien het, kan drywende houtplanke groot skade veroorsaak deurdat dit eenvoudig dwarsdeur 'n skuit se romp kan druk wanneer dit tussen die kaai en die skuit vasgedruk word. So groot asseblief, dis nou wintertyd, vat maar eerder daardie doellose planke saam huis toe en gaan maak vuur daarmee, maar moet dit tog net nie in die water gooi nie! Dankie.

          

       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 octopus catcher "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 - dis 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 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?

     

   

              DIE 11DE PLAAG SLAAP OOK NOOIT NIE...

         

         

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" terug 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.

        

        

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"