SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

           PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 four purse seiners were present at Hout Bay namely "Oceana Viking" ,"Alert III" , "Emerald Isle" and "Fred Marie".

                                "OCEANA VIKING"
         
    

             "ALERT III"
(front); "EMERALD ISLE" (back)      
        

                                   "FRED MARIE"
        

               HOUT BAY TUNA POLE FLEET GETTING
                            READY FOR NEW SEASON

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 several tuna pole vessels were present at Hout Bay, being prepared for the upcoming tuna pole season. Amongst the fleet present were "Juliette", "Sneeuberg", "Atlantic Hunter", "Tiyalina", "Radiant Star", "Endurance", "Gemishkia" and "Gypsy Rose" to mention just a few.

                                        "JULIETTE"  
              

Pictured below is the live bait gear stored neatly in the netbin onboard the "Juliette".

        

                          
            "GEMISHKIA"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Albatros", "Gypsy Rose" and "Plettenberg".

        

Pictured below is the "Atlantic Hunter" shining bright after a visit to the Sandy Point slipway recently.

        

                                    "SNEEUBERG"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Radiant Star", "Endurance" "Southern Tiger".

        

Pictured below is the "Tiyalina" with a shiny hull after a visit to the Saldanha Bay slipway recently.

        

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 the main deck of the "Balaguru" is seen here covered with an tarpaulin in order to provide shade whilst maintenance work is being performed on the working deck.

        

       FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ocean Wanderer", "Balance", "Tigerfish", "Grant", "Elbe", "Sandalene" and "South West Heron" to mention just a few.

        

                                           "ELBE"
        

                                   "SANDALENE"
        

                            "SOUTH WEST HERON"
        

Pictured below alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is "Sandalene", "Oceana Clipper" and "Captain De Sousa".

        

Pictured below at the Hout Bay boat yard from left to right are the tuna pole vessels "Antares", "Nicky B" and "Hotline II", while the "Colin B" is being attended to on the slipway facility.

        

                   NEW PLANKS FOR "JACQUELINE"

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway new planks are being fitted to the lower hull of the tuna pole vessel "Jacqueline".

        

        

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway is the "Covi II" with an neatly painted upper hull.

        

                 DAAR GLINSTER 'n STERRETJIE IN
                     "COVI II" SE OOG (PORTHOLE)...

        

   LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the latest progress made in order to rebuilt the hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar".

        

        

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 an air-compressor is being lowered from the "Covi II", due the high level of crime in the Hout Bay area, all valuable equipment have to be removed from the fishing vessels on a continues basis.

        

         HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 several hake longliners were present in Hout Bay harbour namely "Oceana Amethyst", "Aquilla", "Cape Frio", "Ocean Hercules" and "Augusta I" to mention just a few.

                              "OCEANA AMETHYST"
        

                                       "AQUILLA"
        

                                    "AUGUSTA I "
        

                                   "CAPE FRIO"
        

                              "OCEAN HERCULES"
        

            "ASTERIX" BUSY MAKING WATER (AGAIN)

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 alongside the Service Jetty the obsolete vessel "Asterix" is seen here with her bow laying deep in the water due to the presence of water in her bilges.

        
Nou verstaan die Trawler Heritage crew ook waarom Trawler Heritage hierdie skuit tot "junk" status verklaar het.

                
"JOHN BARBERY" UNATTENDED

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 at Hout Bay the sunken hull of the "John Barbery" is still laying submerged. To date no attempt had been made to salvage the vessel. Alongside the sunken "John Barbery" is the "Constantiaberg", yet another vessel declared as "junk" status by Trawler Heritage.

        

       
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE
                        THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 6 Otober 2019 at Hout 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 as well as the well being of the natural environment. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go!

        

        

        
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.

                      BLESSING OF THE FLEET 2019

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 the "Cape Challenger", "Wilmag" and "Kariba" is seen here decorated colorfully during the annual Blessing of the Fleet, held at Jetty No.2 in the V&A Waterfront.

         

           "KARIBA"
(front); "CAPE CHALLENGER" (back)
         

         

                                           "WILMAG"   
         

         

                            RITCO MARINE WAS HERE!

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 down in the "Cape Challenger" engine room is the CAT 3408 main engine.

                   
Indien die Walvisbaaiers nou skielik regop sit, en iets herken uit
die verlede dan is julle in die kol, want hier pronk die "Christine" se grootmasjien nou in die "Cape Challenger" se enjinkamer...


                               SEALS ON WHEELS!
         
                  
Wolf, wolf hoe laat is dit? Bin Ladin tyd!

                   SOUTH ARM 1 & 2 STANDING EMPTY

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 no stern trawlers were present alongside South Arm 1 & 2.


         

                     COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED


Pictured below on 6 October 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Malagas II", "Riviergans", "Adelette", "Oceana Rocket" and "Chris Trautman".


         

                                      
"MALAGAS II"
         

                                       
"STAALKOP"
         

                     I&J INACTIVE STERN TRAWLERS


Pictured below on 6 October 2019 alongside the Elbow are two inactive stern trawlers belonging to the I&J fleet namely "Stevia" (left) and "Lobelia" (right).


         

                                      
"PORTIA I"
         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Armana", "Sandile", "Beatrice Marine", "Portunity" and "Sveinn Jonsson" to mention just a few.


                                     
"DANTAGO"
         

                                        
"ARMANA"
         

                                
"SVEIN JONSSON"
         

                              
"BEATRICE MARINE
"
         

                                    
"PORTUNITY"
         

                                     
"SANDILE"
         

         

         

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 the "Cape Challenger" is maneuvering alongside the "Wilmag" to be blessed by the Catholic priest onboard the "Wilmag".

         

         

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 the "Kariba" (right) is seen here alongside the "Wilmag" (left) to be blessed by the Catholic priest.

         

                                        
"ALPHA"
         

                    THE CAPE DOCKS "GRAVEYARD"


Pictured below on 6 October 2019 in an area known as the "Graveyard", both the "Kianga" and "Intersea 21" was to be seen.


                                      
"KIANGA"
         

                                      
"INTERSEA 21"
         

                                 
"ATLANTIC TUNA"
         

Pictured below the "Wilmag" and "Kariba" is sailing back to Jetty No.2 in the V&A Waterfront.

         

Pictured below the Premier Fishing jetty is fully occupied by three obsolete South Coast crayfish vessels. From left to right is "Southern Patriot", "Southern Raider" and "Southern Victor".

         

                               
"SOUHTERN PATRIOT"
         

                             
"SOUTHERN VICTOR"
         

                            
"SOUTHERN RAIDER"
         

                                         
"KARIBA"
         

             PELAGIESE SKUITE IN SALDANHABAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2019 was vyf pelagiese skuite teenwoordig gewees in Saldanhabaai. Afgeneem hieronder langs die kaai van Premier Fishing van links na regs is "Mizpah", "Southern Belle", "Star Crest" en "Adenia".

        

                          "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

            HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 three hake longliners were present in Saldanha Bay harbour namely "Intini", "Pakamani" and "Emerald".

                                     "PAKAMANI"   
        


                                      
"EMERALD"
        

                                         
"INTINI"
        

     
CRAYFISH FLEET ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 at Saldanha Bay are several crayfish vessels berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. From left to right is "Ghoerieman", "Tickey", "Jenny Anne", "El Pescador", "Debnal" and "Irma".

        

                                  
"EL PESCADOR"     
        

                                      
"TICKEY"
        

           
"EL PESCADOR" (left);"JENNY ANNE" (right)
        

            LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal". Seen below the door of new toilet in the foreground has now been fitted, while the entire structure was painted white. At the time, the wooden chain boxes situated on the whaleback still required some fibreglass work.


        

   "CHRISTIE SUE" - DIE WIELHUIS STAAN OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is hoe die "Christie Sue" tans daarna uitsien nadat die wielhuis sowel as grootmasjien vroeŽr gedurende die dag vanaf die skuit verwyder was.

        

        

        

              
"DRAKENSKOP" NOU WIELHUIS-LOOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is hoe die "Drakenskop" tans daarna uitsien nadat die skuit se wielhuis gedurende die vorige dag afgetakel was.

        

    
           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 only two Hake stern trawlers were present alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty namely "Harvest Atlantic Peace" and "Harvest Krotoa".

                       "HARVEST ATLANTIC PEACE"      

        

                               
"HARVEST KROTOA"
        

       
PRESIDENTSKAAI...KYK HOE LYK DIT ALWEER!


Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2019 op die Presidentskaai in Saldanha lÍ rommel op die kaai weens 'n gebrek aan vuilisverwydering asook vuilishouers in die Saldanhabaai hawegebied.

        
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.

    "PETRIE HEIN" SURROUNDED BY OIL-SPILL BOOMS

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 the Saldanha Bay the wreck site of the "Petrie Hein" is now surrounded by oil-spill booms after excessive amounts of diesel surfaced recently, which was trapped inside the fuel tanks of the wreck.


        

        "ZOLANI",
KYK WAAR DWAAL JOU VISBAK ROND!


Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling het Trawler Heritage afgekom op een van "Zolani" se visbakke. Hoe hierdie visbak, of saam met watter skuit dit in Saldanhabaai beland het bly 'n ope vraag, aangesien Trawler Heritage se rekords aantoon dat die "Zolani" nog nooit in Saldanhabaai was nie.


        
Indien daar miskien van die Trawler Heritage crew is wat nie vir "Zolani" ken nie, sy is 'n pelagiese skuit (Tallie-bousel) wat werk vanuit Port Elizabeth.

   
       BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 5 October 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway was fully occupied by four fishing vessels, which included an Hake stern trawler, a Tuna pole vessel and two crayfish vessels.

        

                                       "STEENBOK 1"
        

                                  "MBAMBATHA"
        

                                   "OKOMBAHE"
        

                                    "SEA HUNTER"
        

           "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Oktober 2019 op Yzerfontein is die
nuutste vordering rakende "Projek Renja". Sedert die laaste opdatering is addisionele staal versterkings op die agterstewe aangebring soos te siene, terwyl die dieseltenke ook onlangs hul onderskeie druktoetse geslaag het.

            

Afgeneem hieronder op die voordek is die gunwale boegplate wat onlangs toegevoeg is.

                   

Afgeneem onder die dek, is die gang wat lei na die enjinkamer met die bakboord en stuurboord dieseltenke aan weerskante.

      
 
Afgetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel, het die Swaeltjies dit goed gedink om nes te maak op 'n staalbalk net onder die dek...Vir nou
los ons hulle in vrede sodat die natuur sy gang kan gaan.


       

      
"CHRISTIE SUE" - DIE WIELHUIS WORD GELIG

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is die sloping van die "Christie Sue" nou in volle swang. Tot op hede was die whaleback afgebreek, tesame met dektoerusting en navigasietoerusting wat ook op daardie stadium verwyder was.

               

Links bo in die foto kan die ketting en haak van 'n mobiele hyskraan gesien word wat oor die wielhuis hang, gereed om die wielhuis en grootmasjien van die skuit te verwyder.

               

    
"DRAKENSKOP"  SE WIELHUIS WORD AFGEBREEK

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Oktober 2019 op die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is die sloping van die "Drakenskop" se wielhuis tans in volle swang. Soos gesien hieronder lÍ die wielhuis-staalstruktuur feitlik regoor die dwarste van kaai, vanwaar dit later gedurende die middag ook verwyder is vanaf die kaai.

               

Die foto hieronder uit die Trawler Heritage argief, toon die rooi sirkel aan hoe die wielhuis aanboord van die "Drakenskop" eens daarna uitgesien het voordat dit op 4 Oktober afgebreek was. Hierdie nuut aangeboude wielhuis was egter nooit voltooi nie.


       

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 3 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Staalkop", "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman", "Oceana Rocket", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

        

                                       "STAALKOP"
       

                            "KARIBA" BACK HOME

Pictured below on 3 Oktober 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is the neatly painted tuna pole vessel "Kariba", back home after spending some time on the Saldanha Bay slipway recently.

         

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 3 October 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "South West Petrel", "Wilmag", "Windhoek", "Southern Cross", "Santa Monica", "Ouma" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.

       

                           "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

                                 "WERKENDAM"
       

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

                                     "ALLISON"
       

                                 "SANTA MONICA"
       

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 3 October 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Freesia" and "Umlobi" to mention just a few.
       
                                      "DANTAGO"
       

                                          "FREESIA"
       

Pictured below on 3 October 2019 alongside the East Quay is the last remains of the former tuna pole vessel "Alaska".

       

    GOOD-LUCK
"CAPE CHALLENGER" AND "UMLOBI"!

Pictured below on 3 October 2019 just after sunset both the "Cape Challenger" (foreground)  and "Umlobi" (background) is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks on their way to the fishing grounds.

       

                         DIE MANNE NEEM FOTOS!

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkels hieronder, het Trawler Heritage 'n bemanningslid aanboord van die "Umlobi" sowel as "Cape Challenger" waargeneem vanwaar hulle fotos geneem het tydens die uitvaart...

       

           

       

Afgeneem hieronder en skipper Racio neem fotos op die dek van die "Cape Challenger".
    
                           
Nou SAMSA, siende dat Trawler Heritage 'n man met sy selfoon
op 'n myl ver kan sien, is dit nogsteeds nodig om in te kom vir die voorgeskrewe oogtoetse? Ek vra maar net.

     
              "KARIBA" AND "OKOMBAHE" ON
                          
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 1 October 2019 is the neatly painted tuna pole vessel "Kariba", ready to be lowered back into the water.
   
       

Pictured below on 1 October 2019 is the hake stern trawler "Okombahe" now featuring an freshly painted upper hull.

       

   
    "CHRISTIE SUE" - DIE AFTAKELING HET BEGIN!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is die sloping van die "Christie Sue" nou in volle swang.


       

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 September 2019 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste vordering rakende "Projek Renja", met die bakboord gunwale plate wat nou bykans 80% voltooi is.

       


Afgeneem hieronder op 28 September 2019 word die gunwale plaat in posisie getrek alvorens die sweiswerk aanvang kan neem.

           

In 'n wÍreld van skuitbou wat hedendaags oordonder word deur staal en glasvesel word daar hier en daar nog gekoester terug na die dae toe feitlik alles nog van hout gebou was. Meerso, in die geval van "Projek Renja", wat skoei is op die lyne van 'n eerstydse houtskuit, is daar goed gedink om trapleÍre van hout te vervaardig eerder van staal...

                           

      WEST POINT VLOOT SKUIL IN SALDANHABAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 28 September 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha van links na regs is "Silver Dolphin", "Silver Challenger" en "Silver Galaxy", nadat die skippers skuiling in Saldanhabaai kom soek het nadat geeneen van die skuite daarin kon slaag om vis te kon opspoor tydens hul laaste trip in die Yzerfontein omgewing nie.


          

Afgeneem hieronder is letsels van oorlog opgedoen tydens die 2019 pelagiese seisoen duidelik sigbaar op die rubber rollers van die "Silver Galaxy" se triplex.

          

          

Pictured below on 28 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the painting of the upper hull is now in progress onboard the "Highland Queen", having spent three months on the Saldanha Bay slipway recently for new hull planks fitted.

          

Pictured below on 28 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the very neat and well maintained crayfish vessel "El Pescadore", as the vessel is being prepared for the upcoming 2019/2020 crayfish season.

          

Pictured below on 28 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the Hout Bay based tuna pole vessel "Sea Hunter", who awaits her turn to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway shortly.

          

Pictured below on 28 September 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hake stern trawler "Okombahe" now featuring an freshly painted upper hull.

          

                         GOOD-BYE
"CHRISTIE SUE"!

Pictured below on 27 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay the nameplate of the "Christue Sue" is being removed from the vessel, destined to form part of the exhibition at the S.A. Fisheries Museum at Laaiplek, as the scrapping of yet another formidable fishing vessel commence. 

         

  PORT NOLLOTH KLOKBOEI WORD OP SY PLEK GEANKER


Afgeneem hieronder op 27 September 2019 op Port Nolloth volg 'n reeks fotos ten einde die klokboei, wat die ingang oor die veradelike bar aandui, weer op die korrekte posisie te anker.

Afgeneem hieronder word 'n mobiele kraan ingespan om een van drie reuse lugballe te hanteer wat op hul beurt weer gebruik sou word om die klokboei se anker vlot te maak.

       

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die GPS en logboek op die bankie, terwyl die diamantskuit "Alabama" ingespan word om die sleepwerk te behartig.

       

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n duiker besig om een van die lugballe met lug te vul.

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder is die lugballe gekoppel aan die klokboei se anker, terwyl die "Alabama" stadig vaar na die gekose koordinate.

       

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder is die klokboei weer geanker op die korrekte posisie.

       

     CLOSER LOOK AT
"DEBNAL" ACCOMMODATION AREA

Pictured below on 26 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay is a closer look at the new accommodation area situated underneath the whale back onboard the "Debnal". The black bollard post on the bow is situated at the far end.


         

              
"SILVER BOUNTY" AND "SEA HUNTER"
                  
AWAITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 26 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay both the "Silver Bounty" from Sandy Point and "Sea Hunter" from Hout Bay were present as both vessels await their turn to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway for general repairs.


                                 
"SILVER BOUNTY"
         

                                    
"SEA HUNTER"
         

   
              "KARIBA" AND "OKOMBAHE" ON
                          
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 26 September 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway maintenance work is being performed on both the "Kariba" and "Okombahe". Although the sun virtually disappeared behind the hill, maintenance work performed on the "Kariba" was still being carried out.


         

Pictured below is the "Okombahe" with her hull completely covered
in a layer of primer paint.


         

Pictured below on 26 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay are the crayfish vessels "Ghoerieman" (left) and "Tickey" (right).

         

       
          DIESEL SPILL AT SALDANHA BAY 

Pictured below on 26 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the presence of diesel on the water, originating from the diesel tanks of the sunken fishing vessel "Petrie Hein" in the harbour area. Earlier during the week a team from Spilltech was present in order to deal with the problem, setting up an oil spill floating boom around the wreck site.


         

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 24 September 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay. Seen below from left to right is "Swordfish", "Oceana Clipper" and "Sandalene".

        

Pictured below from left to right is "Repulse", "Girl Judith" and "South West Heron".

        
 
        BROKEN CAPPING FOR "SOUTH WEST GANNET"

Pictured below on 24 September 2019 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "South West Gannet".
                            
        

Pictured below on 24 September 2019 the red circle indicates the broken capping on the port side bulwark onboard the "South West Gannet".

        

             "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2019 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste vordering rakende "Projek Renja". Nog 'n mylpaal is bereik met die toevoeging van die gunwale plate op stuurboord.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 September 2019 is hoe die agterdek
van die "Renja" tans daarna uitsien.

        

            "CHRISTIE SUE"  SCRAPPING IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay is a rubble-skip on the jetty filled with insulation material from the fishing holds of the "Christie Sue", as the vessel is about to be scrapped.

        

          LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal" during the construction phase of a new whaleback. Pictured below are new fairleads on top of the whaleback, access ladder and wooden entrance doors added since the last update. At present two wooden anchor boxes are still under construction on top of the whale back.

        

        

        

        

          "OKOMBAHE"
VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the sandblasted hull of the hake stern trawler, "Okombahe" from Cape Town.

        

      "PENQUIN 1" AND "CHRISTA" MAKING WAY TO
                                SLIPWAY JETTY

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay the "Penquin 1" (left) and "Christa" (right) is seen here sailing towards the Slipway jetty from their respective moorings located at the Saldanha Bay Yacht club.

        

Pictured below both vessels are being moored alongside the "Daan Viljoen".

        

        NEW LIFE RAFT CANISTER FOR "PENQUIN 1"

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay the red circle indicates a different shape life raft canister onboard the "Penquin 1".

                  "NEW SHAPE" LIFE RAFT CANISTER
        

                 "OLD SHAPE" LIFE RAFT CANISTER
        

  JETTY REPAIR WORK IN PROGRESS AT PEPPER BAY

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 at Pepper Bay reparation work is currently underway to repair much needing jetty facilities for the ever growing aquaculture sector, after one of the jetties together with an scale house partially collapsed during the 2017 winter storms.

        

Pictured below is the location where the scale house once stood in Pepper Bay, which is now completely demolished.

        

Pictured below are several concrete slabs stacked which originally formed the upper level of the Pepper Bay jetty.

        

            AQUACULTURE VESSELS AT PEPPER BAY

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 at Pepper Bay two aquaculture vessels were present namely "Inkala" and "Sapphire".

                                        "INKALA"
        

                                     "SAPPHIRE"
        

       UNWANTED VISITORS AT "SUFFERING SEAS"?

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 is a clear indication that security were absent as this group of people made their presence
on the grounds of the former factory of Southern Sea Fishing...

        

     "STAR CREST" IDLE AT PREMIER FISHING JETTY

Pictured below on 23 September 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty at Saldanha Bay is the neatly painted purse seiner "Star Crest" berthed idle ever since the vessel visited the Saldanha Bay slipway during mid-August.

        

   "OCEANA GARNET" HERDOOP TOT "GROENEVELD"

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 in Laaiplek tydens die Erfenis vieringe, is die voormalige "Oceana Garnet" kleurryk opgetooi vanwaar die skuit nou amptelik heet as "Groeneveld".

         

Jammer "Swaneveld", Trawler Heritage het hard probeer om jou naam weer te laat herleef, dalk, net miskien, eendag, sal ons weer
'n "Swaneveld" hÍ op Laaiplek, al moet dit dan net 'n skaalmodel wees wat in die Visserye Museum staan...

    
"EDDIE VAN DYK" HERDOOP TOT "FEARLESS"

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 in Laaiplek is die voormalige kreefskuit "Eddie van Dyk" wat onlangs herdoop is tot "Fearless".

         
"Fearless"?, nou wat van 'n naam vir 'n gedugte Sachal romp is dit nou hierdie?

                                    
O'MY LIEWE DONNER!

Mense verskoon asseblief die taalgebruik, maar glo dat die Trawler Heritage crew sal verstaan na aanleiding van die verduideliking wat hieronder volg.

Behalwe vir 'n kombinasie van 'n oŽnskynlike bewe handjie en te
veel "thinners" by die verf, het wie ookal, met 'n heel nuwe area kode vorendag gekom! Die skuit se area kode is "SH 98", so wie de hel nou "SB 98" gaan staan en skilder het, wat in elkgeval net mooi niks beteken nie, gaan maak net asseblief reg jou brouwerk!


         

                 
NET-PAK KOMPETISIE OP LAAIPLEK

Nee kyk, dis net op Laaiplek waar mens sulke klas aktiwiteite gaan aantref. Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 op die terrein van die Laaiplek Hotel, het die onderskeie bemannings van die Eigevis vloot mekaar die stryd aangesÍ in 'n net-pak kompetisie tydens die Erfenisdag vieringe.


                   

  
"OCEANA PEGASUS" BESOEK KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT

Alhoewel die 2019 pelagiese seisoen nog in volle swang is, word instandhoudingswerk op 'n deurlopende basis uitgevoer op die pelagiese vloot. Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling op Laaiplek is die "Oceana Pegasus" wat nodige herstelwerk ontvang, asook weer binnekort skoon geverf gaan word.

        

       
VERGETE STRYD-OS VERGAAN IN DIE SAND


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling op Laaiplek steek 'n stukkie van die "Roseveld" se "skeg" nog uit in die sand, vanwaar die skuit drie
jaar gelede gesloop was.


        

                         DIS LEKKER OP LAAIPLEK!
                   

     
"KLEIN LAMBERTSBAAI" EN "KLEIN GANSBAAI"

        ALMAL SAAM OP LAAIPLEK VIR ERFENISDAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 tydens Erfenisdag vieringe by die S.A. Visserye Museum op Laaiplek, was die hele vloot van modelskuitjies wat alreeds uit 17 skuite bestaan vir die
heel eerste keer ooit almal saam te siene gewees.

Afgeneem hieronder is die twee vlagskuite in die vloot naamlik "Jopie Fourie" (links) en "Bosbok" (regs).


         
Nie meer vir lank gaan hulle die vlagskuite wees nie, want 'n groter eertydse pelagiese houtskuit van Walvisbaai is tans in aanbou by Louw & Halvorsen jnr.

Afgeneem hieronder en dis net Oceana "rooi-rant" skuite waar mens kyk...

         

Afgeneem hieronder en dis nie moeilik om te identifiseer wie is die Gansbaaiers nie...

         

Afgeneem hieronder staan die "baba-Ganse" in 'n ry. Van links na regs is "Berggans", "Sneeugans", "Seegans" en "Vleigans".

         

    
PELAGIESE VLOOT VERTOEF IN SANDY POINT HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite teenwoordig in Sandy Point hawe wat nie kon see toe gaan weens ongure seetoestande nie. Skuite teenwoordig in die hawe op daardie stadium het ingesluit "Viva", "Sette Mari", "Kavalier" ,"Gregory Justin", "Boetie Akie", "Antonie W II", "Mpho", "Oceana Concorde", "Silver Bounty" ,"Sechaba", "South West Falcon" en "Oceana Orion" om maar net 'n paar te noem.

                                            "VIVA"

       

         
"ANTONIE W II" (links); "OOM ARTHUR" (regs)
       

                           
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
       
        
                            
        "KAVALIER"
        

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                                 
"BOETIE AKIE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Gondo", "Doloreze" en "Atlantic Endeavour".

        

                                         
"GONDO"
        

                                 
"SILVER BOUNTY"
        

Afgeneem hieronder langs die Regeringskaai is "Sette Mari" (links) en "Gregory Justin" (regs).

        

                                  
"SETTE MARI"
        

                                          
"MPHO"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 September 2019 langs die kaai van Suid-Oranje is die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete".

        

      
"SANDVELD III" QUITS TUNA POLE SECTOR


Pictured below on 21 September 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the "Sandveld III" awaiting her turn to be hauled onto the Sandy Point slipway. The former Cape Town based tuna pole vessel will be converted into an diamond recovery vessel in the very near future.


          

             
SANDY POINT SLIPWAY FULLY OCCUPIED


Pictured below on 21 September 2019 the Sandy Point slipway was fully occupied by visiting fishing vessels from Hout Bay and the Cape Docks namely "Blue Dolphin", "Atlantic Hunter" and "Comet", in order to prepare them for the upcoming tuna season.


        

                              
"ATLANTIC HUNTER"
                      

          

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
          

                                            
"COMET"
          

    
                       GOOD-LUCK "LIGUGU"!

Pictured below on 21 September 2019 is the latest vessel to emerge from the Tallie Marine boat yard. The "Ligugu" which will operate alongside the Eastern Cape coastline in the squid jigging sector. The "Ligugu" is the second catamaran hull launched by Tallie Marine following the "Princess Azeema" which was launched earlier during 2019.

          
Moet sÍ, die kleur van die romp pas nogal mooi by die kleur van die reŽnstorm wat in die agtergrond op daardie stadium in aantog was.

          

               "ELBE" MAKES HISTORY AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 20 September 2019 at Hout Bay is an historic moment featuring the "Elbe", the first vessel to be hauled onto the new brand new Hout Bay slipway.

         

                                ROEI MANNE ROEI!

Pictured below on 20 September 2019 at Hout Bay two crew members from the "Elbe" is seen here rowing a raft from the Service Jetty to Jetty No.3 in order to perform maintenance work on the outer hull of their vessel.

              

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Ku-Ula", "Impala", "Oceana Topaz", "Werkendam", "Abraham T", "Kingklip" and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.    

        


                                       
"TOMREN"
        

                                   
"WERKENDAM"
        

                                    
"ABRAHAM T"
        

                                    
"WINDHOEK"
        

                                      
"ALLISON"
        

                                      
"OUMA"
        

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 a raft is tied to the stern of
the crayfish vessel "Impala", to be used by the ship painters to paint the outside of the outer hull.


        

                           
GOOD-BYE "KINGKLIP
"!

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 is the tuna pole vessel "Kingklip" berthed alongside the East Quay, which until recently was advertised as for sale on Trawler Heritage . The "Kingklip" is about to leave the shores of South Africa once again after the vessel was acquired by an Namibian owner. 


        

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Staalkop", "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman", "Oceana Rocket", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.


        

              
"STAALKOP
" RETURNS TO HOME PORT

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 is the "Staalkop" berthed alongside the Collier Jetty after returning from Hout Bay recently, where a new CAT main engine was installed by Ritco Marine amongst other things.

        

     
"CAPE CHALLENGER
" OFF-LOADS AT FISH QUAY

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 alongside the Fish Quay the "Cape Challenger" is busy off-loading her catch consisting out of sharks and tuna.

            

Pictured below skipper Racio looks on at proceedings on the jetty shortly before they proceeded to the East Quay.

        

Pictured below crew members onboard the "Cape Challenger" haul in the mooring ropes as they were about to set sail to the East Quay.

        

Pictured below the "Cape Challenger" sails past the Clock Tower through "The-Cut" to her berth alongside the East Quay.

        

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Realeka", "Khulisa Eyethu", "Lincoln", "Umlobi", "Harvest Atlantic Peace" and "Casablanca" to mention just a few.


                              
"KHULISA EYETHU"
        

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 the hake side trawler "Casablanca" is seen here maneuvering away from South Arm in order to conduct trials in Table Bay.

        

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 the "Realeka" is seen here sailing into the Victoria Basin back from the trawling grounds to a berth alongside the Elbow.

             

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 is the "Harvest Atlantic Peace" docked inside the Robinson dry-dock for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

        

              
 "LINCOLN" (left); "LEE ANNE" (right)
        

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 the "Casablanca" is seen here sailing into the Victoria Basin back from trials in the bay to a berth alongside South Arm once again.

        

                                         
"UMLOBI"
        

          
NEW POSITION FOR "UMLOBI" AREA CODE 

Pictured below on 19 September 2019 the red circle indicates the new position for displaying the area code on the bow of the "Umlobi", which was altered after the vessel recently visited the Duncan
dry-dock.


                      
"NEW" AREA CODE POSITION
           

                   
 "FORMER" AREA CODE POSITION
      

     
RITCO MARINE DELIVERS "COMMON WEALTH"
                           
   IVECO MAIN ENGINE

Pictured below on 18 September 2019 at Hout Bay a team from Ritco Marine was in action in order to rig the new Iveco main engine into the engine room onboard the tuna pole vessel "Common Wealth".

Pictured below the "Balaguru" (rooikappie) is seen here towing the "Common Wealth" to the Northern Mole from where the rigging would take place.

       

Pictured below alongside the Northern Mole at Hout Bay the new Iveco is being positioned over the engine room hatch, ready to be lowered onto the engine bed.

                   

Whilst the vessel received a new engine, a refrigeration plant skid as indicated by the red circle was also put into position on the main deck of the "Common Wealth".

                  

      
DIE DUIWELS VAN HOUTBAAI SPEEL MET VUUR

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 September 2019 in Houtbaai hawe brand een van twee noodfakkels wat slegs oomblikke na mekaar deur kwaaddoeners vanuit die Hangberg woonbuurt afgevuur is en in die Houtbaai hawe te lande gekom het. Soos te siene hieronder het hierdie noodfakkel gelukkig in die water te lande gekom terwyl die tweede noodfakkel die tunaskuit "Repulse" getref het, maar gelukkig geen noemenswaardige skade aangerig het nie. Gedurende Augustus 2018 het Trawler Heritage 'n video van 'n soortgelyke insident op Houtbaai vertoon waar 'n noodfakkel die "Ankoveld" rakelings mis en bo-op die fabriek se dak van S.A. Sea Products te lande kom.

       

          TUNA POLE FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 several fishing tuna pole vessels were present in Hout Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Iingwane", "Albatros", "Gypsy Rose", "Malachite", "Common Wealth", "Equinox", "Sneeuberg" and "Covi II" to mention just a few.

        

                                   
"GYPSY ROSE"
        

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 is the heavily rusted winch drum onboard the crayfish vessel "Plettenberg", which has not participated in the 2018/2019 crayfish season.

        
Vra maar vir enige booteienaar/skipper : Werk jou toerusting elke dag die grond in en dit sal nie sommer breek of roes nie, maar laat jou skuit se toerusting buitewerking vir 'n maand of twee en dit begin te roes, hidrouliese pype begin te bars en jy wonder of jy ooit weer die toerusting in betroubare werkende kondisie gaan kry.

           
    "IINGWANE" (left); "ALBATROS" (right)
        

                   
"JULIETTE" (left); "GEMISHKIA" (right)
        

              
WHAT'S NEW ONBOARD "JULIETTE"?


Pictured below on 14 September 2019 are the latest features added onboard the "Juliette" in order to prepare the vessel for the new tuna season.

Seen below onboard the main deck of the "Juliette" is a brand new refrigeration plant installed recently.

          


Pictured below are some deck rules applicable to the "Juliette" posted recently...Very interesting rule indeed..."No Jewellery"...

           

                                    
"SNEEUBERG"
         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 stern of the "Common Wealth" is still raised out of the water in anticipation for her new main engine to arrive.

         

                                         
"EQUINOX"
         

Pictured below from left to right is "Radiant Star", "Endurance" and "Frenchy Maria".

         

                                    
"RADIANT STAR"  
         

                                    
"FRENCHY MARIA"
         

                                      
"MALACHITE"
         

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

                 "ANNELIESE" STERN REFURBISHED

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 at Hout Bay are some refurbishment performed onto the transom stern of the obsolete hake longliner "Anneliese".


         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 at Hout Bay the hake longliner "Augusta I" awaits the delivery of ice, required for an upcoming fishing trip.

         

       FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Maine", "South West Heron", "Langeberg", "Elbe", "Ocean Wanderer", "Colin B" and "Tamara" to mention just a few.


         

      
        "COLIN B" EQUIPPED FOR LIVE BAIT

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 the "Colin B" was spotted once again at Hout Bay after spending several months catching Snoek out of Sandy Point harbour, during which new fish hold partitions were also fitted. Indicated by the red circles are a new netbin and power block fitted to the vessel which will enable the crew to catch live bait for tuna pole trips.

         

         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 is one of the oldest fishing vessels around, the "Flamingo", although the vessel is berthed inactive for some years now.

         

                                      
"ROOIBERG"  
         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Grant", formerly based in Cape Town, after the vessel was recently acquired by a new owner.

         

                   
NEW NAME FOR
"WATERBABY" ?

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 the red circle indicates that the name of the "Waterbaby" has now been sanded, perhaps to be renamed in the near future?

         

  
NEW ENGINE ROOM COAMING FOR
"NORTHERN STAR"

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 is a new wooden engine room coaming under construction onboard the tuna pole vessel "Northern Star".


         

         

         
  NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "LANGEBERG"

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside the Jetty No.3 the tuna pole vessel "Langeberg" was spotted with a new light blue colour scheme. Previously the "Langeberg" displayed a darker tinted blue on both the hull and bulwarks.


                               
NEW COLOUR SCHEME

         
Now, just add some creativity by painting the rubbing bands black together with a thin white line just above the bottom rubbing band and see the striking effect it will have on the overall appearance of the vessel...

                               
OLD COLOUR SCHEME
         

                          
"UBUNTU" AT HOUT BAY    

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 at the fuel bunker alongside
Jetty No.3 is an rather unusual visitor to Hout Bay, the shark
longliner "Ubuntu" based in the Cape Docks.


         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside the Service Jetty is the hake longliner "Avril W".

         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside the Service Jetty is the "Swordfish" being prepared for the 2019/2020 West Coast crayfish season.

         
Lekker ou Houtbaai waar mens kan doen net wat jy wil. Kyk net na die mooi smokkelskuit wat agter "Swordfish" lÍ...makliker as dit om 'n smokkelaar voor te keer, is iets waarvan enige wetstoepasser net van kan droom...'n Duidelike teken dat die "appel" van binne-af
ook vrot is...

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside the Service Jetty is the "Valhalla" being berthed alongside the "Southern Tiger".

         

  
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 is the latest progress in order to rebuilt the "Estrela Do Mar". Seen below the vessel is now once again berthed alongside the Service Jetty after a quick visit to the Hout Bay slipway recently.

         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 alongside the ice bunker is the hake longliner "Ocean Hercules".

         

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway is the "Jacqueline" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint, in order to prepare the vessel for the new tuna season.

         

    "ELLEN KHUZWAYO"
DROPPING ANCHOR IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 the fisheries research vessel "Ellen Khuzwayo" is busy lowering her anchor in Hout Bay to shelter for the night.

         

   
HOUT BAY SLIPWAY GETTING READY FOR ACTION

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 is a brand new steel cable fitted to new slip cradle at Hout Bay.

         

         

            
DIE 11DE PLAAG VAN HOUTBAAI HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 September 2019 is een van talle robbe wat gevoer word waarna toeriste dan toegelaat word om teen 'n fooi, fotos te mag neem van die rob asook om daaraan te mag vat...

         
Die voer van wilde diere is teen die wet, maak nie saak waar jy jouself bevind nie. SANParke en Kaapse Natuurbewaring, waarom word hierdie praktyk dan al vir jare lank in Houtbaai hawe toegelaat?

Terwyl die robbe gevoer word in die een kant van die hawe, word die robbe aan die ander kant van die hawe kant toe gelok met 'n pap Snoek en dan met klippe bestook...Die vraag aan die Houtbaai inwoners is dus soos volg:  Wil julle troeteldiere maak van robbe of, wil julle kyk hoe aggresief julle die robbe kan maak? Ons het reeds een insident gehad waar 'n Houtbaai visserman ernstig beseer is nadat hy deur 'n rob aangeval is op die jetty. Met sulke ondeurdagte optredes is dit net tyd voordat 'n toeris ook die prys gaan betaal.

         

     
"JOHN BARBERY" PLAY SUBMARINE AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 14 September 2019 is the "John Barbery" who had sunk on her moorings in Hout Bay harbour during the course of Friday night 13 September 2019. The "John Barbery" arrived in Hout Bay during 2010, was rebuilt during 2012 but since 1998 when it was still utilized as a crayfish vessel, has never made a single trip to sea. At present there are three sunken fishing vessels in Hout Bay harbour.

         

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 12 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Herman S", "Ku-Ula", "Impala", "Southern Cross", "Werkendam", "Abraham T" and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.    

            

                                          "KU-ULA"
         
  

                                        "HERMAN S"
        


                              "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        


    
"SANTA MONICA" (left); "SOUTHERN CROSS" (right)
        

                                         
"IMPALA"
        

                              
"BELLA DA LUNAR"
        

       
         LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 12 September 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Fuchsia", "Armana", "Foxglove" and "Dantago" to mention just a few.
     
                                          "FUCHSIA" 
        


                                         
"ARMANA"
        

                                      
"FOXGLOVE"
        

Pictured below on 12 September 2019 alongside Jetty No.2 is the "Dantago", with the aid of an mobile overhead crane standing next to the vessel on the jetty to assist with the lifting of heavy deck equipment.

        

     
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 12 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Malagas II", "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman", "Oceana Rocket", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.


        

                 "ABE SHAPIRO"
SHIFTING BERTHS
  

Pictured below on 12 September 2019 the "Abe Shapiro" is seen here berthed alongside the "Chris Trautman" at the Collier Jetty. Previously on 11 September 2019 the "Abe Shapiro" was spotted alongside the East Quay.

        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Foxglove", "Flame Thorn", "Khulisa Eyethu", "Laverne", "Ludwani", "Realeka", "Beatrice Marine" and "Lepanto" to mention just a few.

                                       
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                  
"FLAME THORN"
        
  
                               
"KHULISA EYETHU "
        

                                       
"LEPANTO"
        

                                       
"LUCERNE"
        

                                      
"LUDWANI"
        

                                     
"REALEKA"
        

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 the "Harvest Atlantic Peace" is seen here docked inside the Robinson dry-dock for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

        

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 alongside the Elbow the trawl net of the "Beatrice Marine" is being loaded onboard the vessel with the aid of an overhead dock crane.

        

        

        

              
SOUTH COAST LOBSTER CATCHERS
                              GATHER AT SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 two South Coast lobster catchers were present alongside South Arm namely "Rigel 4" (left) and "Portia 1" (right).

        

                                         "PORTIA 1"
        

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Malagas II", "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman", "Oceana Rocket", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

        

                                          "KARIBA"
        

                                "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

         
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Herman S", "Abe Shapiro", "Impala", "Southern Cross", "Santa Monica", "Abraham T" and "Bella Da Lunar" to mention just a few.

        

                              "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                               "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                          "OUMA"
        

                                 "BELLA DA LUNAR"
        

                                   "SILVERFERN"
        

                                      "HERMAN S"
        

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 this raft was spotted alongside the "Abe Shapiro" alongside the East Quay in order to perform maintenance work on the port side of the vessel.

                  

      
      "NICOLETTE" LOADING PROVISIONS

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 alongside the Fish Quay provisions were loaded onboard the "Nicolette" for an upcoming hake longline trip.

        

        

        

                        
     SEWE SAKKE SOUT...
        

        
WHAT'S NEW ONBOARD "ABRAHAM T(IMBER)" ?
                               
Pictured below on 11 September 2019 is the neatly painted "Abraham T" back home after a quick visit to Sandy Point harbour recently for some general maintenance. Over the years the "T" in "Abraham T" had several meanings...for instance, "T" for troubles, "T" for technology" and even "T" for turbo. However, looking at the latest feature onboard the vessel, namely the timber slide boards fitted to the port side shelterdeck, one has to agree that "T" now denotes timber...

        

        

   
                     DIEFSTAL OP DIE OOSKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 September 2019 langs die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke is twee voorbeelde van raad-op skuiteienaars wat probeer om teenmaatreŽls te tref om diefstal aanboord van hulle skuite te bekamp.

Afgeneem hieronder aanboord van die "Herman S" is 'n houtbord bo-oor die topline boks gemonteer wat op hul beurt weer met skaniere en slotte toegesluit word soos aangetoon word met die rooi sirkels.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder aanboord van die "Luderitz Star" is hakiesdraad gespan onder die whaleback om ongewenste
elemente van die skuit af weg te hou.

             

       
MAINTENANCE WORK ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 11 September 2019 the Cape Syncrolift which is always a hive of activity, is seen here standing empty as the facility undergoes some general maintenance and cleaning of equipment at the present moment.

         

             MAINTENANCE WORK ON THE EAST QUAY

While fishermen elsewhere have to cope with infrastructure falling apart at various West coast fishing harbours, it is good to see that Portnet at least are trying to maintain their harbour areas. Pictured below on 10 September 2019 on the East Quay in the Alfred Basin, are new eyebolt anchors and chains fitted recently to the fenders on the outside of the quay.
 
                   

                   
 
                           "TIYALINA"
AWAITS THE SLIP

Pictured below on 8 September 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay is the Hout Bay based tuna pole vessel "Tiyalina", waiting in the queue to be hauled onto the Saldanha Bay slipway in the next few days.

          

          
HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on 8 September 2019 two hake longliners were present alongside the Presidents Jetty namely "Intini" and "Emerald".

                                                "INTINI"
         

                                           "EMERALD"
         

                     
SKEWE NAAM VIR "PAKAMANI"

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2019 is die nuwe naam van "Pakamani" wat nou geverf is agterop die akkomodasie-area instede van die agterop die agterstewe, soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel...'n Mens het egter nie 'n waterpas nodig om te sien dat die skuit se naam baie skeef geverf is nie...aai tog "Pakamani"!

        

                 

        "CHRISTIE SUE"...
TER DOOD VEROORDEELDE
                            
WAT WAG VIR DIE GALG

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2019 langs die Presidentskaai lÍ die uitgediende "Christie Sue" wat na alle verwagting binnekort gesloop gaan word om plek te maak vir 'n nuwe glasveselskuit.

          

     "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
AMPER GEREED VIR AKSIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling word die finale voorbereidings nou getref om die "Highland Queen" gereed te kry om weer terug te gaan water toe,
nadat die skuit oor die afgelope paar maande herplank was op die skeepshelling.

          

          
LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

Pictured below on 8 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal" in order to improve the overall layout of the vessel. Pictured below the side walls and roof of the new whaleback is now completed, whilst the partition on the inboard side still has to be erected.

         

         
Sjoe mense, op 'n warm sonskyndag op anker daar in Huisbaai gaan dinge taamlik benoud raak onder daai whaleback...wie se hande, wie se voete, wie se h@l stink so?...

          "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2019 op Yzerfontein is 'n lugfoto van die nuutste vordering rakende "Projek Renja". Nog 'n mylpaal is bereik met die werksdek wat nou 100% voltooi is. Met die stuurboord gunwales bykans 70% voltooid, is dit van hier af vorentoe al die pad see toe!

       

         "STAALKOP" POWERED BY RITCO MARINE

Pictured below on 6 September 2019 at Hout Bay are some neat installation work performed by Ritco Marine onboard the "Staalkop" during the installation of a new CAT 3406 main engine in the engine room.

               

Pictured below on 6 September 2019 the "Staalkop" is sailing out of Hout Bay harbour with a technicians from Ritco Marine onboard in order to conduct trials in the bay.

               

          "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Van "Staalkop" na nog 'n staalskuit...Afgeneem hieronder op
5 September 2019 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste vordering met "Projek Renja". Sedertdien die laaste opdatering is die gunwale-plate op die agterstewe toegevoeg sowel as addisionele plate op bakboord en stuurboord.

                

       
"HIGHLAND QUEEN" AND "ADENIA" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 4 September 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway both the "Highland Queen" and "Adenia" was present.

      

                   
WAT MAAK OOM GIDEON DAAR?

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 September 2019 staan twee reddingsvaartuie sy-aan-sy in Saldanhabaai hawe wat onlangs per vragmotor in die hawegebied gearriveer het...net tyd sal leer waarvoor dit aangewend gaan word.

      

    "HARVEST NANDI"
OFF-LOADING AT SEA HARVEST

Pictured below on 1 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay boxes fish onboard the "Harvest Nandi" is being off-loaded by means of an overhead crane positioned on the Sea Harvest jetty.

            

Pictured below on 1 September 2019 alongside the Sea Harvest jetty is the hake stern trawler "Harvest Bounty".

        


"EL PESCADOR"
PREPARES FOR NEW CRAYFISH SEASON

Pictured below on 1 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay paint work on the upper hull of the "El Pescador" is well under way in order to prepare the vessel for the upcoming 2019/2020 crayfish season.

         

                     "BOETIE AKIE"
OPPAD SEE TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 September 2019 arriveer die "Boetie Akie" se bemanning by die skuit, vanwaar hulle later sou uitvaar om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

          

                  "ADENIA"
OP DIE SKEEPSHELLING

Terwyl sommiges see toe gaan, staan ander skuite op die Weskus skeepshellings vir vroeŽ reparasiewerk ten einde die skuite se rompe skoon te maak. Afgeneem hieronder op 1 September 2019 staan die "Adenia" op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling terwyl die "Oceana Neptune" teenwoordig was op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling in Laaiplek.

          

         
LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

Pictured below on 1 September 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal" in order to improve the overall layout of the vessel. Seen below the sidewalls of the new whaleback has been completed, however the roof section still needs to be fitted.

         

Pictured below on 1 September 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the "Pakamani" (left) and "Benguella Pride" (right).

          

                   
NEW NAME FONT FOR "PAKAMANI"

Pictured below on 1 September 2019 the "Pakamani" was spotted with a new font displaying her name and area code on the whaleback.

                                
 "OLD" NAME FONT
        

                                  "NEW" NAME FONT
              

 
     HOUT BAY HARBOUR AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER!
            SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT FAILS TO
                           SERVE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 are some horrendous scenes of poor service delivery at Hout Bay fishing harbour - a clear testimony that the South African Government has lost all control in maintaining clean fishing harbours and creating a safe working environment for fishermen. Should one analyses the photos below of this environmental disaster, one can point fingers at several State Departments for failing in their respective duties. Such as, Department of Public Works, SAMSA, Department of Environmental Affairs, Department of Water Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as well as SANParks. If any of these departments denies that they are not to be blamed for any misconduct(s) taken place at Hout Bay harbour at present, bare in mind that Trawler Heritage has extensive photographic evidence to proof your wrongdoings. The moral of the story is, if you can't deliver, then unfortunately you have to go.

Trawler Heritage recons that no comments are necessary, these photos speak for themselves.  
       
        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

                  

       
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.

      
SUID-AFRIKAANSE VLAG WAPPER ONDERSTEBO...

Na aanleiding van 'n hofuitspraak onlangs oor wat vertoon mag word en wat nie, is dit nogal opmerklik dat 'n gros van die Suid-Afrikaanse populasie na 25 jaar nogsteeds nie weet hoe die Suid-Afrikaanse vlag korrek vertoon moet word nie. 'n Duidelike teken van 'n gebrek aan nasietrots. Maar, wie is daarvoor te blameer? Ek dink ons almal ken daai antwoord...

         
Die manne daar van "Olivia Marie", as julle dalk weer 'n kansie het, gaan maak maar reg die foutjie - dis julle vlag wat onderstebo vertoon word...En as julle wil stry, kyk na "Alpha" se vlag in die foto hieronder wat korrek vertoon word.

            
HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 several hake longliners were resting at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Tiger Fish", "Oceana Amethyst", "Alpha", "Ocean Wanderer" and "Ocean Hercules" to mention just a few.

                                             "ALPHA"
         

                                         "TIGER FISH"
         

                                 "OCEANA AMETHYST"
         

                                   "OCEAN WANDERER"
         

                                   "OCEAN HERCULES"
         

                                          "PENKOP II"
         

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 alongside the Service Jetty is the neatly painted "Swordfish", after a recent visit to the Hout Bay slipway.

         


Pictured below on 31 August 2019 alongside the Northern Mole from left to right is "Plettenberg", "Gypsy Rose" and "Juliette".

        

          "CONSTANTIABERG"...
GEREDUSEER TOT 'n
                        DRYWENDE PLAKKERSHUT...
        
 
En dis eintlik maar al wat Trawler Heritage oor die skuit kan sÍ...

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 Trawler Heritage has spotted this shackle welded onto an gusset plate on the starboard side bulwarks of the "Olivia Maria"...absolutely no idea what purpose it once may have served.

         

                    "HANGBERG"
KRY 'n MOLSHOOP!

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Augustus 2019 lÍ 'n hopie seesand op die agterstewe van die "Hangberg" soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel. Nie presies seker hoe dit daar gekom het of waarvoor dit aangewend was nie, want 'n hidrouliese lekkasie is ook nie moontlik op hierdie onaktiewe skuit nie. Hoop net nie, 'n skelm bliksem het sand in die skuit se dieseltenke afgegooi nie...ek wonder?

         


           
TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 several tuna pole vessel were resting at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Gemishkia", "Western Explorer", "Tamara", "Radiant Star", "Atlantic Hunter", "Sea Hunter", "Endurance" and "Tiyalina" to mention just a few.

                                         "SEA HUNTER"
         
         
                                            "TIYALINA"
     

                                          "GEMISHKIA"
      

                                   "ATLANTIC HUNTER"
      

                                      "ENDURANCE"
      

                                           "COVI II"
       

                                        "SNEEUBERG"
       

                                       "GYPSY ROSE"
       

                                           "OREGON"
       

                                          "PUFFIN"
       

                                   "RADIANT STAR"
       

                                    "LANGEBERG"
       

                                          "TAMARA"
       

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 stern of the "Common Wealth" is still raised out of the water in anticipation for her new main engine to arrive.

        

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 at Hout Bay the tuna pole vessel "Frenchy Maria" is seen here neatly painted after a recent visit to the General Botha slipway facility in Granger Bay.

       

             
GROOTMASNET LOER NIE MEER VIR MY NIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Augustus 2019 is die grootmasnet aanboord van die "Ocean Blue" wat tot onlangs toe nog begin uitkruip het onder die Ansjovisnet, weer heeltemal toegetrek...

         

    
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 is the latest progress in order to rebuilt the "Estrela Do Mar". Seen below the vessel has now being taken to the Hout Bay slipway for lower hull cleaning, while construction work onboard the vessel still continues on the newly fitted wheelhouse.

         

                   

         

                   
TWEEDE KANS VIR "ANNELIESE"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Augustus 2019 is die skoongeverfde waterlynmerke op die boeg van die onaktiewe langlynskuit "Anneliese", wat onlangs weer geverf is sowel as 'n groot area van die skuit se boeg. Die "Anneliese" vertoef al die afgelope 11 jaar onaktief in Houtbaai se hawe.

                   

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 alongside the Service Jetty is the hake longliner "Southern Tiger", receiving maintenance on her wooden planks situated on the starboard side.

         

                       "EMERALD ISLE"
LÍ VERLATE

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Augustus 2019 lÍ die onaktiewe pelagiese skuit "Emerald Isle" onder die aflaaipomp van die onaktiewe fabriek van S.A.Sea Products in Houtbaai. Wie moet ons bedank? Die duiwel(s) daar bo teen die hange van Houtbaai se berg natuurlik!

         

          
 HOUT BAY CANNING SE KAAI UIT WELEER

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Augustus 2019 is die voormalige betonkaai van die eerstydse pelagiese fabriek van Hout Bay Canning weer sigbaar tydens opgrawings in die hawegebied, vanwaar dit vandag bedek is met 'n laag teer.

         

                    OCEANA VLOOT TERUG HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Augustus 2019 langs die Yskaai in Houtbaai was slegs twee kreefskuite teenwoordig naamlik "Swartberg" en "Grysbok", nadat die res van die Oceana kreefvloot vroeŽr gedurende die week vertrek het na Lambertsbaai vanwaar hulle weer voorberei sal word vir die 2019/2020 kreefseisoen.

         

                      "BALUGURU" SPAN DIE SEILE!
         


      "HARVEST ATLANTIC PEACE"
AWAITS DRY-DOCK

Pictured below on 31 August 2019 alongside the West Quay in the Alfred Basin is the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Atlantic Peace", awaiting her turn to be docked inside the Robinson dry dock for general maintenance and fresh layer of paint.

          


                "REALEKA"
MAINTENANCE ONGOING

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift all maintenance and paint work onboard the "Realeka" had been completed as the vessel is once again ready to be lowered back into the water.

          

                    "SEA PRIDE II"
AT FISH MARKET

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 is the "Sea Pride II" berthed alongside the Fish Quay.

         

                   
COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 the Collier Jetty was fully occupied. Amongst the fleet present were "Oceana Rocket", "Sailfish", "Kariba" and "Chris Trautman" to mention just a few.

        

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Okombahe", "Andromeda", "Allin", "Laverne" and "Isabella Marine" to mention just a few.

                                       "OKOMBAHE"
           
        
                                       "ANDROMEDA"
          

                                "ISABELLA MARINE"
          

  
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were
"Ku-Ula", "Oceana Topaz" and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.

                                           "KU-ULA"
         

                                  "OCEANA TOPAZ"
         

                             "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                        
GOOD-LUCK "LEE ANNE"!

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 the neatly painted Hake side trawler "Lee Anne" is seen here steaming past Granger Bay on her way to the trawling grounds.

          


          "WERKENDAM"
VISITS QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 30 August 2019 is the tuna pole vessel "Werkendam" on the Quay Four slipway for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint in order to prepare the vessel for the upcoming tuna season.

         

    
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

Pictured below on 28 August 2019 is the latest progress in order to rebuilt the "Estrela Do Mar". Seen below is a "new" fibreglass wheelhouse fitted aft on-top of the new shelterdeck. Perhaps not a brand new wheelhouse, since this wheelhouse was already constructed during 2001 for the former Lamberts Bay fishing vessel "Paul". To make a long and sad story short, this wheelhouse never made a single trip out to sea, and was retrieved from the vessel after it sunk alongside the Service Jetty during 2017.

                          

                          

Pictured below from the archives, taken during 2003, the red circle indicates the wheelhouse onboard the "Paul", the very same wheelhouse now fitted onboard the "Estrela Do Mar", 16 years later...

              
Hopelik herhaal die "Starfish" insident homself nie weer nie...in daardie geval was daar ook 'n omruiling van skuite se wielhuise ter sprake gewees...

         "NANJA" LAAI NOG 'n VRAG SWARTMOSSELS

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Augustus 2019 word nog 'n vrag swartmossels op die "Nanja" se dek neergesit wat geoes is op die mosselplase in die Saldanhabaai omgewing.

          

     "SEAWIN DIAMOND"
AND " CAPE CHALLENGER"
                                    AT FISH MARKET

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 both the "Seawin Diamond" as well "Cape Challenger" were present at the Fish Market busy off-loading their respective catches.

        

Pictured below are some good size Longfin tuna and sharks being off-loaded.

        

        

        

        

        

      "SEAWIN DIAMOND" RETURNS TO ELLIOT BASIN

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 the "Seawin Diamond" is full astern soon after completing off-loading, making her way back to her berth in the Elliot Basin.

         

         

         

        

                            "CAPE CHALLENGER"
         

Trawler Heritage het gereed gestaan by die Swaaibrug vir die perfekte "Cape Challenger" verbyvaart, maar bygesÍ,
daar haak die ratkas se "linkage" toe mos uit en befoeter alles...


Pictured below on the foredeck of the "Cape Challenger" are two vent pipes indicating which accommodation berth each of them serve.
           
          

              "REALEKA" MAINTENANCE CONTINUES

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift maintenance work continue onboard the "Realeka". Seen below a welder is busy welding shut several seams on the outer hull. To date the entire hull has received a fresh layer of paint while the prop and shaft has also been fitted.

        

                                          "REALEKA"
        


                    COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 the Collier Jetty was fully occupied. Amongst the fleet present were "Oceana Rocket", "Sailfish", "Kariba" and "Vlaeberg" to mention just a few.

          

                                          "SAILFISH"
          

                                   "OCEANA ROCKET"
          
                                   
                                            "KARIBA"
          


                      "SANTA CRUZ" SAILING HOME

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 the longliner "Santa Cruz" is seen here sailing into the Cape Docks to her berth in the Elliot Basin, on her way back from the fishing grounds.

           

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Bluebell", "Okombahe", "Armana", and "Portunity" to mention just a few.

                                       "BLUEBELL"
          

                                       "OKOMBAHE"
          


                          "LOBELIA" ON PORT SIDE

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 at the Cross Berth both obsolete stern trawlers "Lobelia" and "Stevia" was swung around, now be seen on their port sides for some unknown reason.

         

        "WILMAG" SO VARS SOOS 'n LENTEBLAARTJIE...

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Augustus 2019 kleef 'n groen blaartjie vas aan die natgeverfde romp van die "Wilmag". Die "Wilmag" word tans voorberei op die Quay Four skeepshelling ten einde die skuit gereed te kry vir die opkomende tuna seisoen.

          

                                           "WILMAG"
          


             EN DAAI RADAR, HOE KRY JULLE HOM SO?

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Augustus 2019 toon die rooi sirkel duike aan op die "Wilmag" se radar-omhulsel, nie presies seker of dit as gevolg van hitte of stampe veroorsaak is nie, maar definitief die eerste keer dat Trawler Heritage op so iets afkom...

         

                            GOOD-LUCK "ARMANA"!

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 the hake side trawler "Armana" maneuvers from South Arm on route to the fishing grounds with the aid of an Portnet tug on her port side.

         

          "OCEANA MAAN" OP 'n VERKENNINGSTOG

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Augustus 2019 op Doringbaai is die voormalige kreeffabriek van North Bay Canning terwyl die lighuis flits in die donkerte soos gesien vanuit 'n heel ander hoek...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Augustus 2019 is die lighuis by Doringbaai.

        

        

Jammer, maar dis die jaar 2019 en die gloriedae van North Bay Canning en 'n baai vol skuite is lankal vergete...mŰre val ons Lambertsbaai binne, skuite moet ons sien!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Augustus 2019 is die sonsondergang
oor Doringbaai.

        

        

          LAMBERTSBAAI, DIS MAAR 'n HARTSEER SAAK

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Augustus 2019 lÍ die "Almar" feitlik moertoe. Jammer vir die taalgebruik, maar daar is nie ander woorde om die kondisie van hierdie skuit te beskryf nie, wat eens deel was van 'n baie trotse kreefvloot wat vanuit Lambertsbaai gewerk het.

       

       

          VERLATE EN VERGETE SKUITE TEEN DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Augustus 2019 lÍ talle skuite wat heeltemal in ongebruik verval het langs die kaai in Lambertsbaai hawe. Skuite teenwoordig sluit in "Silverfish", "Benyami", "James Archer", "Hiram", "Three Coins", "Highlander", "Eland II" en "Gertruida" om maar net 'n paar formidabele skuite van hierdie treurmare op te noem.

                                       "HIGHLANDER"
          


                                          "GERTRUIDA"
        


Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Danielle" verlate in Lambertsbaai hawe.

            

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Conrad", "Eland II" en "Hiram".

        

                                       "SILVER FISH"
             

                                    "JAMES ARCHER"
        

              

              


        LAMBERTSBAAI, WAAR DIE SKUITE ALMAL
                                        BAARDE GROEI!
        

                      DIAMANTSKUITE IN LAMBERTSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Augustus 2019 was talle diamantskuite in Lambertsbaai teenwoordig gewees waaronder "Ocean Heritage", "Tuppence", "Giga" en "Carin W".

        

                                   "OCEAN HERITAGE"
           

                                       "TUPPENCE"
        

        


Afgeneem hieronder het die "Oceana Maan" vir "Carin W" (links) en "Giga" (regs) afgeneem vanwaar hulle op moorings rus in Lambertsbaai hawe.

         

                             VERGETE COASTER KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder Op 25 Augustus 2019 is die vergete Coaster kaai in Lambertsbaai afgeneem tydens 'n "Oceana Maan" verbyvlug. Hierdie kaai wat gedurende die middel 1960's ingebruik geneem was, is nog in uitstekende kondisie. Vanaf hierdie kaai het diesel en komponente bedoel vir Lamberts Bay Canning, per skip vanaf Kaapstad gearriveer, terwyl visolie deur middel van 'n pypleiding weer aanboord van die skip gepomp was tesame met vismeel en blikkies vis.

        

             "OOM MAANS"...OOK MAAR LEKKER DEUR
                                      DIE GAT GETREK!
        

        

   Was hierdie einste skuit dan nie 'n "geskenk" gewees nie?...
                        of waarvan praat ek dan nou?

         

       Instede dat die skuite blink van die vis, is hulle nou spierwit
                                      van die seevoŽl guano...

                PELAGIESE SKUITE RUS IN DIE RIVIER

Afgeneem hieronder Op 25 Augustus 2019 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat skuil in die Bergrivier waaronder "Eigeveld", "Dagbreek", "Nossob", "Atlantic Leader", "Loeriesfontein", "Elomi", "Stormkop" en "Terrasan 1".

                                         "DAGBREEK"
        

                                         "STORMKOP"
        

                                       "TERRASAN 1"
         
        

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

                                           "EIGEVELD"
        

                                           "NOSSOB"
        

                              NOEM MY "SWANEVELD"
        
Die skuit begin al hoe meer na die eerstydse "Swaneveld" te lyk met haar grys romp en wit wielhuis bo-op die whaleback...

                               "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        


                     "SILVER KATONKEL" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Augustus 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling in Laaiplek word daar alreeds begin om die "Silver Katonkel" skoon te verf na 'n baie problematiese 2019 pelagiese seisoen wat hierdie skuit tot dusver ondervind het.

        

     "REALEKA" SHINES BRIGHT ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 22 August 2019 the hake stern trawler "Realeka" is seen here shining on the Cape Syncrolift as maintenance continues onboard the vessel.

          

          "HARVEST KROTOA" IN ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 22 August 2019 the hake stern trawler "Harvest Krotoa" is seen here inside the Robinson dry dock for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint. Also present in the Robinson dry dock was the Irvin & Johnson stern trawler "Forest Lily".

         

                   LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 22 August 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Umlobi", "African Queen", "Armana", "Portunity" and "Foxglove" to mention just a few.

                                             "UMLOBI"
          

                                            "ARMANA"
          

              "PORTUNITY" (left); "VIKING RUBY"
(right)
          

                                          "FOXGLOVE"
          

                                  "AFRICAN QUEEN"

          

Pictured below on 22 August 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kingklip", "Hermans S", "Windhoek", "Oceana Topaz", "Armando" and "Ku-Ula" to mention just a few.

          

                                   ALLERLEI BOUSELS

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Augustus 2019 langs die Ooskaai lÍ talle houtskuite wat afkomstig is van 'n wye verskeidenheid skuitbouers van weleer, waaronder Louw & Halvorsen, Fritz Nieswandt, Table Bay Shipwrights en Peter Viola.

         

       "BLUE DOLPHIN" SE VROT PLANK WORD VERVANG

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Augustus 2019 langs die Ooskaai word daar uiteindelik aandag gegee aan die vrot plank op die bakboordsy van die "Blue Dolphin" wat Trawler Heritage voorheen op 9 Julie 2019 uitgewys het. Goed om te sien dat daar behoorlik aandag aan die probleem gegee word instede daarvan om dit net met putty en Pick & Pay sakkies toe te smeer en te hoop vir die beste...

         

        "OCEANA ROCKET" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

With the start of the new tuna season just several weeks away, boat owners and skippers are making use of every berth space available in order to prepare their fishing vessels. Seen below on 22 August 2019 the "Oceana Rocket" is seen here berthed alongside the Collier Jetty far from her usually berth alongside the East Quay.

         

Pictured below on 22 August 2019 is the "Abe Shapiro" berthed alongside the Fish Quay.

         

                         NOG 'n HOUTPATRYSPOORT

Sedertdien Trawler Heritage gedurende 2018 fotos geplaas het van die houtpatryspoorte aanboord van die "Emerald", het ons daarna nog 'n paar houtpatryspoorte opgespoor. Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Augustus 2019 is nog 'n houtpatryspoort aanboord van die "Silverfern". Miskien nou nie van soliede hout nie, maar wel marine ply in hierdie geval.

          

                                    "UMLOBI" AT NIGHT

Pictured below on 22 August 2019 is the factory stern trawler "Umlobi" at a berth alongside South Arm.

         
               

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2019 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste vordering met "Projek Renja". Nou val die plate behoorlik, sedertdien die laaste opdatering is daar twee windvere toegevoeg op die agterstewe, sowel as die eerste van 'n reeks gunwale-plate op bakboord sowel as stuurboord.

            

                         GOOD-LUCK "OKOMBAHE"!

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 the hake stern trawler "Okombahe" is seen here sailing out of the Victoria Basin on route to the trawling grounds.

              

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Ferox", "African Queen", "Ludwani", "Portunity" and "Lucerne" to mention just a few.

                                             "FEROX"
         

                                   "AFRICAN QUEEN"
         
         
                                           "LUDWANI"
         

                                          "LUCERNE"
          


              "CAPE FRIO"
(left); "CASABLANCA" (right)
          

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 alongside the Cross Berth are the obsolete stern trawlers "Stevia" (left) and "Lobelia" (right).

          

               "REALEKA" SE AANGEPLAKTE NEUS

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Augustus 2019 op die Synchroniseerhyser is die bolneus van die "Realeka" van naderby. Gegewe die vorm en konstruksie het die Nederlanders definitief eers op 'n later stadium besluit om vir hierdie skuit 'n bolneus toe te voeg.

         

Afgeneem hieronder staan 'n mobiele lugkompressor tesame met liters wit verf wat aangewend moet word op die romp van die "Realeka".

         

                         WAT TE HEL HET ONS HIERSO?

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Augustus 2019 op die Ooskaai het Trawler Heritage op hierdie konstruksie afgekom wat mens dadelik laat dink aan die vou van papierseiljaggies terug uit ons kinderdae. Wat die doel van hierdie konstruksie is wil ons liewers nie weet nie...

         

      FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Malagas II", "Kentucky", "Abe Shapiro", "Tina", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

         

                                     "ABE SHAPIRO"
         


       NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "CONQUISTADOR"

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 alongside the East Quay the tuna pole "Conquistador" was spotted with a new dark blue colour scheme. Previously the "Conquistador" displayed a light tinted blue on both the hull and wheelhouse.

                        "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       

                         "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
        

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Blue Dolphin", "Werkendam", "Sandveld III", "Southern Cross", "Abraham T" and "Bella Da Lunar" to mention just a few.

         

                                    "SANDVELD III"
         
         
                               "SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                     "WERKENDAM"
         

                                  "BLUE DOLPHIN"
         


                     "TOMREN" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 the "Tomren" is seen here berthed alongside the "Kingklip" and not at her usual berth alongside the "South West Petrel. The "Tomren" however, is neatly painted after a recent visit to the Quay Four slipway after completing a long tuna and crayfish season.

         

          NOU GOOI HULLE WEER TOUE IN DIE WATER!

Kyk, as die bliksems nie planke in die water gooi nie, dan gooi hulle toue in die water. Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Augustus 2019 dryf 'n tou langs die Ooskaai wat net wag vir 'n propeller. Maar, dis nie al nie, kyk hoe dryf die diesel op water. Wanneer gaan die mense ooit leer om nie gemors in die see te gooi nie?

         

               "FREESIA" IN ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 the hake stern trawler "Freesia" is seen here inside the Robinson dry dock for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint. Also present in the Robinson dry dock was the Sea Harvest stern trawler "Harvest Krotoa".

          

         "SILVERFERN" VISITS QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 19 August 2019 on the Quay Four slipway is the "Silverfern" for general hull maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

          

             "SILVERFERN" SE VISBAK VERSAMELING...
          

          LAP MY GAT MET 'n PICK & PAY PLASTIEKSAK...
          

                             "SILVERFERN" AT NIGHT
          

        "MALACHITE" AWARDED WITH "HTB" NUMBER


Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at Hout Bay are the tuna pole vessels "Balaguru" (left) and "Malachite" (right). However, looking closely one will notice that the "Malachite" is now (for the first time ever) displaying an Hout Bay area code "HTB 384". Not so long ago DAFF announced that they will no longer issue "HTB" numbers for the reason that there are too many "HTB" registered boats in circulation...really? Perhaps they are just too lazy to update the vessel register Trawler Heritage would recon....

           

           
Tans is daar waarskynlik meer "poacher" vaartuie wat vanuit Houtbaai hawe werk as vaartuie wat met "HTB" nommers geregistreer is...

       TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 are several tuna pole vessels were present at Hout Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Django", "Dr.Fish", "Equinox" and "Gemishkia" to mention just a few.

                                        "DJANGO"
         
      

                              
         "EQUINOX"
      

                                       
"DR.FISH"
      

                                 
"GEMISHKIA"
      

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 stern of the "Common Wealth" is still raised out of the water in anticipation for her new main engine to arrive.

      

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 the octopus catcher "Albatros" is seen here standing on dry ground at the Hout Bay Boat Yard,

      

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Aquilla". Having visited the Hout Bay slipway only two weeks earlier it is interesting to note the appearance of rust on the recently painted hull.

      
     
Waarmee het julle gewerk, draadspykers of skuitspykers?
              Ek wonder, hoe kan die skuit dan so vinnig roes...

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 the red circle indicates that the moustache is now being painted in red-oxide and the lower hull in a light grey colour scheme. Are these unusual colour schemes the result of creativity or perhaps colour blindness?

      

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 alongside the Northern Mole at Hout Bay is "Cristo Rei" (left) and "Captain De Sousa" (right).

      

                         "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
      

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 alongside the Northern Mole at Hout Bay is "Swellendam" (left) and "Joe Doe" (right).

      

              NOG 'n WRAK ARRIVEER IN HOUTBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2019 is nog 'n wrak wat onlangs in Houtbaai hawe gearriveer het. Weens 'n algehele gebrek aan voldoende hawe beheer begin die "dumping" van onseewaardige vaartuie nou kritieke afmetings aan te neem in verskeie vissershawens. Trawler Heritage kan die crew die versekering gee dat indien hawegelde van toepassing was, hierdie tipe van gedrag nooit ooit sou gebeur het, of selfs toegelaat sou word nie. Enige hawekaptein wat sy sout werd is, sou onmiddelik opdrag gegee het dat 'n vaartuig in so 'n treurige kondisie onmiddelik verwyder moes word. Maar, dis die jaar 2019 en hawekapteine, handhawing van wet en orde, en die doeltreffende bestuur van ons visserhawens bestaan lankal nie meer nie.

      

                  WHAT'S NEW ONBOARD "ALPHA"?


Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at Hout Bay, Trawler Heritage has spotted two new features onboard the hake longliner "Alpha" as indicated below. The red circle indicated a new VHF aerial mounted on the front mast.

                  

Pictured below is a new stainless step mounted on the starboard bulwarks.

        

      "SOUTHERN TIGER" VISITS HOUT BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Southern Tiger" for some new planking, general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

        

    HOUTBAAI-SKEEPSHELLING VAN NADERBY BESKOU...

Nou kyk mense, daar is 'n gesegde wat lui dat mens nie 'n nuwe houtskuit bou van ou planke nie...Nou gegewe die pit korrosie op die staalbalke van die nuwe Houtbaai skeepshelling, wonder Trawler Heritage hoekom sou iemand dan 'n nuwe skeepshelling bou van ou staalbalke? Ek vra maar net...

        

        

       HOUT BAY HARBOUR FENCING GONE MISSING...


Pictured below on 18 August 2019 one will notice that the Clear-Vue fencing all along Victoria Road in Hout Bay harbour was missing...This Clear-Vue fence was still in pristine condition as it
was erected not that long ago...Why has it been removed, theft perhaps?

        

        DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS NEGLECTS
       POLLUTION  THREAT AT HOUT BAY HARBOUR 

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at the Hout Bay harbour is an leaking plastic drum containing used engine oil standing right on the edge of the quay - ready to be washed into the sea during the next rain shower. This is an direct result of poor service delivery and the lack of adequate waste disposal systems at Hout Bay harbour.  

        
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.

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2019 aanboord van die "Hangberg" staan 'n bakkie se kappie op die skuit se dek om watter rede(s) ookal...

        

                         THE HOUT BAY GRAVEYARD...   
        

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 18 August 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.

        
        
      FORMER LUDERITZ CRAYFISH VESSELS IN A ROW

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 four former Luderitz crayfish vessels from days gone by are seen here berthed in a row alongside Jetty No.3. From left to right is "Elandsberg", "South West Heron", "Swordfish" and "South West Sea Hawk".

        

                       "SOUTH WEST SEA HAWK"
        

                           "SOUTH WEST HERON"
        

                                 "ELANDSBERG"
          
        

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

        

                                            
"GARY"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Swordfish", "Oceana Clipper" and "South West Sea Hawk".

        

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

         

       "AFRICA UNITY" HORN TIMBER ROTTING AWAY


Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at Hout Bay is the first signs that the horn timber of the obsolete purse seiner "Africa Unity" has started to rot.


         

  LATEST VESSEL TO EMERGE FROM C-CRAFT BOAT YARD


Pictured below on 18 August 2019 at the C-Craft boat yard in Hout Bay is the latest vessel to came out of the boat shed. This vessel
is of similar design as the "Southern Cross", a pleasure boat operating out of the V&A waterfront.


         

                 "SOUTHERN CROSS" DIS NOU WEER 'n
                         ANDER "SOUTHERN CROSS"...
         
Dit bots geheel en al teen Trawler Heritage se standaarde om fotos van plesierskuite te vertoon, maar glo dat daar wel van die Trawler Heritage crew is, wat vir "half-share" 'n site het, wat geen idee het hoe die hierdie "Southern Cross" lyk nie...

            
OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 six crayfish vessels forming part of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present at Hout Bay.


                
"GRYSBOK" (left); "SWARTBERG" (right)
         

                "ROOIGOUD"
(left); "PATRYSBERG" (right)
         

    
           GROOTMASNET LOER ALWEER VIR MY!

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2019 is die grootmasnet aanboord van die "Ocean Blue" nou nog meer sigbaar vanwaar dit toegetrek is onder 'n stuk Ansjovisnet soos voorheen uitgewys op 3 Augustus 2019...Mag dit asseblief tog net 'n voorbode wees dat ons die grootmasnette stadigaan kan nader trek...

         

Pictured below on 18 August 2019 alongside the Northern Mole is the hake longliner "Boloko I".

         

               CHRISTIAAN HET TOT RUSTE GEKOM...
         

                           DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2019 in Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat uitvaar om Ansjovis te gaan soek het.

         

   "OCEANA VIKING "
(links); "OCEANA CONCORDE" (regs)
         

                      DAAR LOOP "MIZPAH" ALWEER!
         

                                          "ADENIA"
         

         "BOETIE AKIE"...GISTER IN SALDANHA, VANDAG
                                           IN HOUTBAAI

         

                    "OCEANA CONCORDE" GOOI LOS!
         

         

                       "OCEANA VIKING" GOOI LOS!
         

         

                                      "BOETIE AKIE"    
         


                                 
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
         

         

         

                                     
"RUWEKUS"
         

En so het die skuite weer die pad gevat en af geloop in die rigting van Yzerfontein om Ansjovis te gaan soek...


         

         

         

            
"PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste vordering met "Projek Renja". Sedertdien die skuit gedurende Julie omgedraai is, is die dek al 95% voltooi, terwyl daar nog addisionele sweiswerk binne-in die romp plaasvind.

         

         

         

                     DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 in Saldanhabaai is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat uitvaar om Ansjovis te gaan soek het.

                                   "ADENIA" GOOI LOS
         
       
Verskoon asseblief al die seiljagte in die voorgrond...

                                          "ADENIA"
         

                  WAT BEKRUIP CHRISTIAAN DAARSO?
           

                                           "MIZPAH"
          


                         "BOETIE AKIE" SKOP WEG
          

                                      "BOETIE AKIE"
          

                        "BOETIE AKIE" DRAAI TERUG

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Boetie Akie" weer terug oppad kaai toe nadat daar probleme met die P.T.O. ondervind is.

           

         "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" WYS HAAR LETSELS
                                        VAN OORLOG
           

                      "BOETIE AKIE" GOOI WEER LOS

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Boetie Akie" weer oppad see toe nadat die P.T.O se probleme vinnig-vinnig opgelos was.

           

                      "BOETIE AKIE" VAT WEER DIE PAD...
           
Net die volgende dag sal "Boetie Akie" weer oor Trawler Heritage se pad loop in Houtbaai...wie agtervolg vir wie in hierdie verhaal?

                 "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
VAAR UIT
           

  "GREGORY JUSTIN" LOOP WEER VERDER SUID-WAARTS

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 vertrek die "Gregory Justin" weer vanuit Saldanhabaai hawe kort nadat hulle die "Kavalier" moes insleep, wat meganiese probleme ondervind het ter see.

         

          "CHRISTA" SPEEL VERKLEURMANNETJIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 in Saldanhabaai vertoon die "Christa" haar derde nuwe kleurskema vir 2019. Tans vertoon die skuit 'n nuwe grys-en-rooi kleurskema vanwaar die skuit voorheen 'n wit-en-rooi asook 'n blou-en-rooi kleurskema vertoon het.

             "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA AUGUSTUS 2019
         
 Die grys verf net bokant die waterlyn begin dan alreeds af te dop...

                        "OU KLEURSKEMA APRIL 2019
          

                  "OU" KLEURSKEMA JANUARIE 2019
          

                 NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "PENQUIN 1"

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 in Saldanhabaai vertoon die "Penquin 1" 'n nuwe grys-en-rooi kleurskema. Voorheen het die "Penquin 1" 'n wit-en-rooi kleurskema gehad.

                           "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
          

                               "OU" KLEURSKEMA
          

            LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

Pictured below on 17 August 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the crayfish vessel "Debnal" in order to improve the overall layout of the vessel.

Seen below the side walls of the new whaleback is partially completed, however at the time the stanchions and railing had been completed.

         

         

         

Pictured below is a new bow extension fitted in order to accommodate the bow rollers.

                  

Pictured below the shipwrights are busy marking out the new position of the cross stay on the foremast.

         


         


 LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET RETURNS TO SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 17 August 2019 alongside the Presidents jetty at Saldanha Bay the entire Lustania crayfish were present having returned back home from Kalk Bay recently after completing the 2018/2019 crayfish season. Other crayfish vessels present were "Silver Leader", "Boesmanland" and "Boland".

Pictured below from left to right is "El Pescador", "Jenny Anne" and "Tickey".

       

                                           "TICKEY"
        

                                 "BOESMANLAND"
        
         
Pictured below from left to right is "Mbambatha", "Ghoerieman" and "Steenbok 1".

         

Pictured below the crew of the "El Pescador" is busy doing reparation work onboard their vessel.

        

                                   "MBAMBATHA"
         

                                       "BOLAND"
         


                                  "EL PESCADOR"
         

Pictured below on 17 August 2019 at Saldanha Bay reparation work is in progress on the Presidents Jetty. 

          

                            AI-TOG "DRAKENSKOP"...

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 in Saldanhabaai lÍ die "Drakenskop" nogsteeds verlore eenkant. Soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel word die vasmaaktoue in die afwesigheid van 'n toupaal, aan die stuurstok vasgemaak...

         

                              "EMERALD" WERK HARD

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 in Saldanhabaai begin die verf plek-plek af te dop op die boeg area van die stokvislanglynskuit "Emerald".

         

               "BLUE OCEAN" OPPAD NA PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 is die akwakultuurskuit "Blue Ocean" oppad na Peperbaai vanaf die mosselplase in die baai.

          

Afgeneem hieronder word die "Blue Ocean" weer aan haar mooring vasgemaak in Saldanhabaai hawe.

          


                    VERGETE STRYD-OS UIT DIE VERLEDE

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Augustus 2019 in Saldanhabaai lÍ nog 'n gedugte pelagiese stryd-os vergete eenkant in die hawe, naamlik "Oosterdam".

          

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 17 August 2019 only two Hake stern trawlers representing the Sea Harvest fleet were present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty namely "Harvest Bounty" and "Harvest Kirstina".

                               "HARVEST BOUNTY"
        
        
                              "HARVEST KIRSTINA"
         


                   WAT SE GOED..."HARVEST KIRS"?

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel het die skuitverwers slegs die letters "Kirs" geverf, nadat 'n nuwe plaat onlangs ingesweis op die stuurboordsy tydens 'n besoek aan die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling. So wat het nou van "tina" geword? Gaan dit net so gelos word? Die skuitverwers het darem sekerlik nie net 50% betaling ontvang nie - brouwerk of te nie! Net nog 'n bewys van die swak gehalte werk wat aan die visbedryf gelewer word, hoe moeilik kon dit tog gewees het om viniel stencils te laat maak het, ten einde 'n goeie diens te kon lewer, en die skuit se naam volledig laat vertoon het? Ek vra maar net...

                 

Pictured below on 17 August 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the "Daan Viljoen" (foreground) with the "Fleur Du Cap" and "Kuswag I" on her outside.
 
          

   "HIGHLAND QUEEN" AND "STAR CREST" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 17 August 2019 both the "Star Crest" and "Highland Queen" were present on the Saldanha Bay slipway.

                               "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
          


                                      "STAR CREST"
          


               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 15 August 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.

                              "ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                    
                                           "UMLOBI"
         


                                          "LUDWANI"
         


                                        "FOXGLOVE"
          


                          GOOD-LUCK "LAVERNE"!

Pictured below on 15 August 2019 the hake stern trawler "Laverne" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.

         

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 are several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Tina", "Vlaeberg", "Nicolette", "Adelette", "Sailfish", "Chris Trautman" and "Kentucky" to mention just a few.

                                      "ADELETTE"
        

                                       "VLAEBERG"
        

                                      "SAILFISH"
        

                                 "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        


              "NICOLETTE"
(left); "KENTUCKY" (right)
        
  
                                            "TINA"
         


Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Nicolette", neatly painted after a recent visit to the Hout Bay slipway.

          


Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 outside the slipway of the Oceana Power Boat Club is the commercial handline skiboat "Delta".

         

            ASIAN LONGLINER OF A DIFFERENT KIND

Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift the Asian longliner on the left is featuring an transom stern layout - an rather unusual feature, in sharp contrast to the common known cruiser stern layout featured by the Asian longliner on the right hand side.

        

                  "OLIVIA MARIE" BACK IN THE WATER

Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 the Hout Bay based hake longliner "Olivia Marie" is seen here berthed alongside Jetty No.2, neatly painted after a recent visit to the Cape Syncrolift.

         

                      "RIGEL 4" ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 the South Coast lobster catcher "Rigel 4" is seen here berthed alongside South Arm.

        

                "REALEKA" VISITS CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 15 August June 2019 the hake stern trawler "Realeka" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for general repairs and a fresh layer of paint.

        

                "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT COMPLETE

Pictured below on 15 August 2019 alongside the Fish Quay the "Abe Shapiro" is once again seaworthy and ready to go fishing after an extensive rebuilt over the past few months.

         

Pictured below the shooting trays containing the longline hooks are neatly stacked underneath the shelterdeck.

         


                        ALL THE BEST "ABE SHAPIRO"!
         


                              "TOMREN" AT NIGHT

Pictured below on 15 August 2019 on the Quay Four slipway the crayfish vessel "Tomren" is once again neatly painted after enduring a hard 2018/2019 crayfish season along the West Coast.

         

             "GUPTA-GANSE" DOP UIT IN HOUTBAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2019 op Houtbaai was twee "ganse" van Gansbaai naamlik "Rietgans II" (links) en "Stormgans" (regs) te siene in die hawe nadat hulle vir 'n wyle van die res van die trop afgedwaal het in hul soeke na Ansjovis.

                 
Saldanhabaai het ook 'n uitgelese "Gupta-groepie", maar ons noem nie name nie...

       
          PELAGIESE VLOOT SKUIL IN HUISBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2019 lÍ talle pelagiese skuite op anker in Huisbaai in afwagting vir sonsak. Skuite teenwoordig was "Boetie Akie", "Elomi", "Sechaba", "Viva" en "Bella Prima".

           


                        GLADDER AS 'n GLASVESEL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Augustus 2019 op die Saldanhabaai Skeepshelling is weereens bewys van die puik vakmanskap van skeepstimmerman Colin Benjamin wat tans besig is om die "Highland Queen" oor te plank. Trawler Heritage kan aan talle nuwewetse pelagiese glasvesels dink wie se rompe nie naasteby so glad vertoon soos hierdie houtromp nie. Mooi so Colin, wys hulle hoe dit gedoen moet word!

                             

             "OCEANA PARAGON" SOEK SAAM NA VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Augustus 2019 was die "Oceana Paragon" deel van 'n flotilla van 28 pelagiese skuite wat vanuit die Agterbaai vertrek het om Ansjovis te gaan soek het suid van Dasseneiland, wel eintlik enige plek, sou ons net geweet het waar die vis is.

       

              EIGELAARS MARINE STORE? NEE, DIS
                       "NANJA" SE AGTERDEK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Augustus 2019 wat eerder meer lyk soos een van die Eigelaars Marine hardeware store, is hoe die "Nanja" se agterdek daarna uitgesien in die vroeŽ oggendure voordat dat uitgevaar is na 'n wagtende skip ter see wat voorraad benodig het.

                

          PURSE SEINER FLEET RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 are several purse seiners berthed at Laaiplek due to unfavourable sea conditions. Amongst the fleet home were "Adenia", "Bella Prima", "Atlantic Leader", "Nossob", "Stormkop", "Terrasan 1", "Dagbreek", "Elomi" and "Towerkop" to mention just a few.

        

                            NOEM MY "SWANEVELD"
        


                                     "TERRASAN 1"
        
        
           "LOERIESFONTEIN"
(left); "ELOMI" (right)
       

                                        "ADENIA"
       

                             "ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                                  "STORMKOP"
       

                                   "NOSSOB"
       

                                "DAGBREEK"
       

                                  "UMFANA"
       

                                "TOWERKOP"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai van links na regs is "Towerkop", "Oceana Orion", "Aranos" en "Vegkop".

       


        "SANTA ISABEL" VISITS KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 the diamond recovery vessel "Santa Isabel" was present at the Keyway Shipwright facility at Laaiplek, for general maintenance and hull cleaning.

         

           "DABULAMANZI" RETURNS TO ROOIBAAI

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 the crayfish vessel "Dabulamanzi" is berthed alongside her jetty at Rooibaai, having returned back to the Berg River recently after completing the 2018/2019 crayfish season.

         

              PURSE SEINER FLEET RESTING AT
                          SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 are several purse seiners berthed at Sandy Point harbour due to unfavourable sea conditions. Amongst the fleet home were "Ruwekus", "Sechaba", "Mpho", "Antonie W II", "Oceana Concorde", "Gregory Justin", "Ukuloba", "Ebb Tide" and "Silver Galaxy" to mention just a few.

                                      "RUWEKUS"
       


             "SECHABA"
(front); "PARACLETE" (back)
       

                               "GREGORY JUSTIN"
       


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

                                         "GONDO"
       


     "SILVER GALAXY"
(left); "SILVER CHALLENGER" (right)
       

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 from left to right is "Ukuloba", "Ebb Tide" and "South West Falcon".

       

          OCEANA PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT
                   SANDY POINT CANNING JETTY

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 are several purse seiners berthed alongside the Sandy Point Canning Jetty due to unfavourable sea conditions. Amongst the fleet home were "Oceana Viking", "Oceana Concorde", "Oceana Neptune", "Alert III", "Oceana Mercury", "Oceana Ruby" and "Oceana Orion" to mention just a few.

       

                          "OCEANA CONCORDE"
       

                           "OCEANA PEGASUS"
       

                           "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
       


     NEW CONCRETE DECK AT TALLIE MARINE SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 is a new concrete deck complete with stainless steel handrails added recently at the entrance of the slipway leading into the facility.

        


       "SOUTH WEST LAPWING" BULWARKS REBUILT

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the tuna pole vessel "South West Lapwing" now featuring new bulwark and rubbing band planks on her starboard side.

        

          NEW FISH HOLD PARTITIONS FOR "COLIN B"

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 at Sandy Point harbour work is still in progress in order to construct new fish hold partitions onboard the Hout Bay based tuna pole/handline vessel, "Colin B".

        

  "MPHO" VERANDA AND EXHAUST PIPES BACK ONBOARD

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 at Sandy Point harbour work both the veranda and exhaust pipes as indicated by the red circle are now back in place after the vessel suffered some serious main engine troubles recently.

        

      TYRE-FENDER TO PROTECT "MPHO" POWER BLOCK

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 at Sandy Point harbour the red circle indicates a tyre wrapped around the power block of the "Mpho" in order to protect it from bumping against the quay as the vessel rise and fall in the changing tides.

        

              RADIO HOLLAND CLOSES SANDY POINT
                                    HARBOUR BRANCH

Pictured below on 10 August 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the former office of Radio Holland situated in the factory building of Sandy Point Canning opposite the Tallie Marine boat yard. In the meantime the inside of the office had been revamped. Looking closely one will notice that the entrance to the office is now behind fencing as well.

         

From the archives, is the entrance to the former offices of Radio Holland based in Sandy Point harbour.

         

       "RUWEKUS" EN "ATLANTIC LEADER" SOEK VIS
                                   BY DWARSKERSBOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2019 buitekant Dwarskersbos het 'n klein groepie pelagiese skuite die ongure seetoestande aangedurf om Ansjovis te gaan soek. Hieronder soek die "Ruwekus" en "Atlantic Leader" tevergeefs, terwyl die ander skuite nie verder as Kaap Columbine kon vorder nie en gevolglik met leŽ hande terug huis toe geloop het. 

                                      "RUWEKUS"
        

                             "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2019 vaar die "Oceana Paragon" in die rigting van Shelley Point kort nadat die skuit vanuit Laaiplek vertrek het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2019 vaar die "Terrasan 1" om haar te gaan aansluit by die "Ruwekus" en "Atlantic Leader", maar het weens die ongure seetoestande slegs oomblikke nadat hierdie foto geneem was omgedraai en terug gekeer na Laaiplek.

        

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

        RITCO MARINE REMOVES "COMMON WEALTH"
                                      
MAIN ENGINE

Pictured below on 8 August 2019 at Hout Bay a team from Ritco Marine was in action in order to remove both the engine room coaming and Perkins main engine onboard the tuna pole vessel "Common Wealth".

       

       

Pictured below one will notice that all the fish ponds on the main deck instead of fish, is now filled with engine room fittings...

          

Pictured below the Perkins main engine is being hoisted from the engine room for the very last time. The "Common Wealth" will be taken on the seas with a brand new Iveco main engine in the near future.

       

                         DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Op 3 Augustus 2019 op Houtbaai het nog 'n groep van die  Weskus pelagiese vloot hulle opwagting gemaak. Afgeneem hieronder is 'n seleksie van al die aksie gedurende die uitvaart om
Ansjovis te gaan vang in die Houtbaai/Kaappunt omgewing. Sien ook die musiekvideo genaamd "Houtbaai 3 Augustus 2019 " op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad vir meer aksie.      

        
  

                 "EIGEVELD"
(links); "SECHABA" (regs)
                   
      

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019  langs die Noordekaai in Houtbaai van links na regs is "Eigeveld", "Sechaba", "Silver Dolphin", "Nossob", "Gregory Justin" en "Loeriesfontein".

       


Afgeneem hieronder van buite na binne is "Nossob", "Gregory Justin", en "Loeriesfontein".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 lans die Yskaai is "Oceana Paragon" (links) en "Oceana Pegasus" (regs).           

       
 
                                   
"SECHABA"
       

                                
"SILVER DOLPHIN"
       

                                      
"GONDO"
       

                                 TRONK OF WIELHUIS?


Op 3 Augustus 2019 op Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel diefwering aan op een van die skuifvensters op die bakboordsy van die "Gondo" se wilehuis. 


       

                                           
"ELOMI"
       

                                        
"UMFANA"
       

       
"SILVER DOLPHIN" (links); "STORMKOP" (regs)
       

       

                              
"SETTE MARI"
       

                          
"SILVER CHALLENGER"
       

                                         
"UMFANA"
       

     HOUTBAAI HAWEKANTOOR WORD GERESTAUREER


Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 is konstruksiewerk goed onderweg ten einde die eens statige Houtbaai hawekantoor weer te herbou nadat dit verwoes is deur oproeriges gedurende Augustus 2018.


       

      NUWE HOUTBAAI SKEEPSHELLING OP SY PLEK


Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 word konstruksiewerk tans verrig ten einde 'n tweede skeepshelling in Houtbaai hawe in werking te stel.


       

       

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 is hoe die tweede windas-kamer op die grondverdieping van die hawekantoorgebou tans daarna uitsien nadat dit ernstige brandskade opgedoen het tydens oproerige opstande gedurende Augustus 2018.

       

                DIENSKAAI LYK SOOS VUILLISHOOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 op die Dienskaai op Houtbaai is nog 'n voorbeeld van swak dienslewering waaronder die Suid-Afrikaanse visbebedryf gebuk moet gaan. Plastieksakke, houers, toue, vislyn en verotte kos lÍ besaai oor die kaai. 'n Direkte bewys dat die Suid-Afrikaanse regering te slap is om volgehoue beheer oor sy eie departemente en hul werksaamhede te kan handhaaf.

       
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.

          NUWE WIELHUISVENSTER VIR "BOLOKO I "

Pictured below on 3 August 2019 word 'n vensterraam op die bakboord sy van die wielhuis voorberei ten einde 'n nuwe venster te maak pas.


       

Pictured below on 3 August 2019 at Hout Bay alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is the "Seawin Sapphire", "Ocean Wanderer" and "Balance".

       

Pictured below on 3 August 2019 at Hout Bay is the longliner "Ocean Hercules".

       

Pictured below on 3 August 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay are the hake longliners "Alpha" (left) and "Estrela Do Mar" (right)

       

                                      
"ALPHA"
       

      LATEST PROGRESS ONBOARD "ESTRELA DO MAR"


Pictured below on 3 August 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the latest progress made in order to rebuilt the hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar". Seen below a large fibreglass shelterdeck had been erected on the starboard side as well as directly over the existing accommodation area situated aft. 


       

                            
"OCEANA CLIPPER"
       

   "WATERBABY"
MAKES HER APPEARANCE AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 3 August 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay is the "Waterbaby", a former hakelongliner from Mossel Bay.


       

Pictured below the red circle indicates the additional height added to the whaleback of the "Waterbaby"...can't see much of the wheelhouse windows either...

       

                                       
"BALANCE"
       

                                      
"TAMARA"
       

                            
"WESTERN EXPLORER"
       

                                      
"VIVIAN C"
       

                                    
"TIGERFISH"
       

                               
"FRENCHY MARIA"
       

                                
"JACQUELINE"
       

                     GROOTMASNET LOER VIR MY!


Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 wil die grootmasnet aanboord van die "Ocean Blue" net-net begin uitkruip vanwaar dit toegetrek is onder 'n stuk Ansjovisnet.


       
 
So 2 of 3 skeppe Sardyn op hierdie stadium sal weer enige   
           pelagiese skuit se balansstaat goed laat lyk...


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

                             
    "ABDUL LATIEF"
       

   
             "BALAGURU" (left); "TIYALINA" (right)
       

                                    
"GEMISHKIA"
       

                                     
"STAALKOP"
       

                              
"COMMON WEALTH"
       

            
"AQUILLA" VISITS HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 3 August 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Aquilla", for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.


       

                 
           DIE SKUITE GOOI LOS!

                         
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"   
        


                              
          "ADENIA"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 staan van "Sechaba" se bemanning op die skuit se kop tydens die uitvaart.


       

                            
 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
       

                                
    "EBB TIDE"
       

                                      
 "NOSSOB"
       

                                 
 "STORMKOP"
       

                              
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 van links na regs is "Silver Dolphin", "Umfana" en "Ebb Tide".

       

          
"LOERIESFONTEIN" WAG VIR 'n SEILJAG....

       

                            
"OCEANA PARAGON"
       

                                      
"ELOMI"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 van links na regs is "Gregory Justin", "Adenia" en "Oceana Paragon".

       

                                      
"GONDO"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 vaar die vloot om Slangkop. Van links na regs is "Oceana Concorde", "Sette Mari", "Ebb Tide", "Silver Challenger" en "Nossob".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Augustus 2019 vaar die vloot om Slangkop. Van links na regs is "Loeriesfontein", "Gondo", "Oceana Paragon", en "South West Falcon".

       

                       DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Op 2 Augustus 2019 op Houtbaai het die Weskus pelagiese vloot uiteindelik hulle opwagting gemaak. Afgeneem hieronder is 'n seleksie van al die aksie gedurende die uitvaart om Ansjovis te
gaan vang het in die Houtbaai/Kaappunt omgewing. Sien ook die musiekvideo genaamd "Houtbaai 2 Augustus 2019 " op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad vir meer aksie.

       

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

               "TERRASAN 1"
(links); "DAGBREEK" (regs)
          

                                      "BOETIE AKIE"
          
  

                                           "ADENIA"
         


                "RUWEKUS"
(links); "DUINEKUS" (regs)
         

                  "DUINEKUS"
(links); "RUWEKUS" (regs)
         

                                      "DAGBREEK"
         
         
Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Oceana Concorde", "Oceana Ruby" en "Oceana Viking".

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Sechaba", "Mizpah" en "Adenia".

           

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Atlantic Leader", "Aranos" en "Emerald Isle".

           

           


                   KEEPING "EMERALD ISLE" COOL

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 at Hout Bay are several air conditioning units on the wheelhouse port side of the vessel in order to provide comfort for her crew during the period the vessel was fishing in the distant waters of Angola.

          

             OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 six crayfish vessels forming part of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present at Hout Bay.

Pictured below from left to right is "Grysbok", "Swartberg", "Paulsberg" and "Potberg".

          

                "ROOIGOUD"
(left); "PATRYSBERG" (right)
          


         KOLGANS IN HOUTBAAI...'n ANDER "KOLGANS"...
          

                "AQUILLA" VISITS HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Aquilla", for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

          


          


Pictured below on 2 August 2019 at Hout Bay is the longliner "Ocean Hercules".

          


                          GOOD-LUCK "ROOIBERG"!

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 the hake longliner "Rooiberg" is seen here sailing out of Hout Bay harbour on route to the fishing grounds.

          

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 is the tuna pole vessel "Elandsberg", neatly painted after a recent visit to the Hout Bay slipway.

           

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Alpha".

           


                                 DIE SKUITE GOOI LOS!

                                             "SECHABA"
         

                                               "MIZPAH"
          

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Viva", "Sechaba" en "Mizpah".

         

                                             "VIVA"
         

                                       "OCEANA VIKING"
         

                                  "OCEANA CONCORDE"
          


             "RUWEKUS"
(links); "OCEANA VIKING" (regs)
          

     "OCEANA RUBY"
(links); "OCEANA CONCORDE" (regs)
           

                                           "TERRASAN 1"
           


                                            "DUINEKUS"
           


                               "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
           


            "OCEANA VIKING"
(links); "DUINEKUS" (regs)
           

                                          "ARANOS"
           

                                            "VEGKOP"
           

                                "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
           

                                "OCEANA MERCURY"
           


Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Oceana Concorde", "Towerkop" en "Terrasan 1".

           

                                        "BOETIE AKIE"
           


Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Oceana Viking", "Viva", "Adenia", "Mizpah" en "Sechaba".

           

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Atlantic Enterprise", "Vegkop" en "Duinekus".

           

                                  "ATLANTIC LEADER"
           


Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Bella Prima" (amper vol) gestrand langs die kaai weens 'n tegniese probleem aanboord, terwyl haar bemanning hande in die sakke staan en gefrustreerd moet toekyk hoe die res van die vloot in die verte verdwyn om Slangkop...

           

           
Sien julle nou, julle Duiwels daar teen die hange van Houtbaai se berg, watter ongerief julle vir die vissermanne veroorsaak? Hoe maklik sou dit nie gewees het om die skuit in Houtbaai te kon aflaai, en dan weer vertrek het om nog 'n vrag vis te kon vang nie.

                      NUWE STACKER VIR "BELLA PRIMA"

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Augustus 2019 op Houtbaai het Trawler Heritage 'n nuwe stacker uitleg waargeneem aanboord van die "Bella Prima".

                   

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 op Laaiplek is hoe "Bella Prima" se stacker uitleg daarna uitgesien het, kort nadat die skuit herbou was.

          

          HOUTBAAI AFLAAIKAAI AMPER ONDER WATER

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Augustus 2019 tydens hoogwater is die watervlak bykans gelyk met die aflaaikaai. Trawler Heritage het reeds terug in 2016 aangetoon dat die aflaaikaai besig is om weg te sak, maar tot op hede is geen aandag nog aan die probleem geskenk nie.

          

                   THE CAPE DOCKS GRAVEYARD

Pictured below on 2 August 2019 is a selection of fishing vessels berthed at the "Graveyard" in the Cape Docks. Among the vessels present were "Boetie Bert", "Bella", "Polaris" and "Intersea 21".

                                     "BOETIE BERT"
          


                                              "BELLA"
         


                                            "POLARIS"
         



Pictured below is the former Cape Town tuna pole vessel "Intersea 21". Just like her sister vessel "Intersea 22" berthed inactive at Saldanha Bay, the "Intersea 21" is seen here rusting away peacefully.

         

                      NUWE WHALEBACK VIR "DEBNAL"

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Julie 2019 langs die Regeringskaai in Saldanhabaai is twee sweisers besig met die oprigting van 'n nuwe whaleback aanboord van die "Debnal". Die "Debnal" het onlangs talle nuwe toevoegings ontvang waaronder nuwe navigasietoerusting, 'n skuit-toilet asook nuwe vislaaie.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder staan 'n gas yskassie bo-op die "Debnal" se veranda...hoe lank dit gaan hou in die seeklimaat is moeilik om
te sÍ...

              

         UTILITY VESSELS GATHER AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 28 July 2019 at Saldanha Bay are two utility vessels berthed alongside each other namely "Kuswag I" (front) and "Fleur Du Cap" (back). Interesting enough, the "Fleur Du Cap" was a former mine sweeper vessel in the S.A. Navy called "S.A.S Fleur" back in days gone by. Both the "Fleur Du Cap" and "Kuswag I" was built in Durban by Barens - their lines based upon formidable fishing vessels built by the same company such as "Scotia", "South West Dolphin", "Dundrennan", "Marjoleen" and "Cape Challenger" to mention just a few.

        

Pictured below on 28 July 2019 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty
is the "Southern Belle".

        

              "DAAN VILJOEN" LANGS DIE DIENSKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Julie 2019 langs die Dienskaai in Saldanhabaai lÍ die voormalige tunapaalskuit "Daan Viljoen".

         

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 25 July 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Sistro", "Portunity", "Lee Anne", "African Queen" and "Sveinn Jonsson" to mention just a few.

       

                                 "AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

                                        "FUCHIA"
       

Pictured below just after sunset on 25 July 2019 the "African Queen" is seen here maneuvering alongside South Arm as the vessel is being prepared for an upcoming fishing trip.

       

Pictured below on 25 July 2019 sparks fly on the Synchrolift as a cutting torch is being applied in order to remove a piece of plate on the lower hull of the hake longliner "Olivia Marie".

       

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 25 July 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". Seen below is a new nameplate fitted to the whaleback. Overall the vessel is now in pristine condition.

       

                             "NEW" NAMEPLATE
       
Indien die skuit 'n tradisionele naambord vertoon het wat bestaan uit hout wat ge-olie was, tesame met wit geverfde letters, gemonteer op die bulwarks sou die algehele voorkoms van "Abe Shapiro" selfs nog meer indrukwekkend gewees het.

       

Pictured below on 25 July 2019 alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Armando", "Ku-Ula" and "Werkendam".

       

FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 25 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Among the fleet home at the time were "Tina", "Kariba", "Sailfish", "Riviergans" and "Vlaeberg" to mention just a few.

                                           "TINA"
       

                                      "SAILFISH"
       

                                         "KARIBA"
       

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

Pictured below on 25 July 2019 at the Quay Four slipway is the tuna pole vessel "South West Petrel" neatly painted and scheduled to be lowered back into the water during the following day.

           

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

       

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 alongside the East Quay is the shark longliner "Cape Challenger".

       

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Oceana Topaz".

       

    FORMER DUTCH BEAMERS GATHER ON SYNCHROLIFT

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 two former Dutch beamers were present on the Cape Syncrolift namely "Olivia Marie" (left) and "Amoria" (right). Both vessels are being used as Hake longliners out of Hout Bay and Gansbaai respectively.

       

                                  "OLIVIA MARIE"
       

                                         "AMORIA"
       

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro".

       

       
Elke keer as mens na daai agterstewe kyk kan mens nie anders as om weer terug te verlang na "Blougans" nie...

        LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine", "Bluebell", "Boronia", "Sistro" and "Fuchsia" to mention just a few.

                                        "BORONIA"
       

                                      "BLUEBELL"
        

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 the hake stern trawler "Isabella Marine" is seen here entering the Victoria Basin to berth alongside the Elbow.

        

                                         "FUCHSIA"
        

                                 "SVEINN JONSSON"
        

                    "LEE ANNE"
(left); "SISTRO" (right)
        

                                      "DANTAGO"
        

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 alongside South Arm are two longline vessels namely "Cape Frio" (left) and and "Viking Ruby" (right).

        

      
               DIS DAAI TYD VAN DIE JAAR!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2019 vaar die I&J sleeptreiler "Fuchsia" vanuit die Kaapse Dokke in ongure seetoestande na die treilgronde vir 'n 7 dae lange trip - sien ook die video genaamd "Fuchsia - 24 Julie 2019" verder af op hierdie blad.
       
  

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Among the fleet home at the time were "Tina", "Kariba", "Kentucky", "Malagas II" and "Adelette".

        

                                     "KENTUCKY"
        

                                        "ADELETTE"
        

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 alongside the Fish Quay is the very neat and tidy tuna longliner "Seawin Diamond".

            

    "SOUTH WEST PETREL" VISITS QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 24 July 2019 at the Quay Four slipway is the tuna pole vessel "South West Petrel" on the slip for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint. At the time the upper hull was already neatly painted, while the lower hull was to be painted during the course of the following day.

        

                           DRIE VAN DIE KLEINSTES

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 is drie van die kleinste pelagiese skuite wat tans werksaam is langs die Weskus. Van links na regs is "Gondo", "Umadala" en "Harrier".

         
Ons het nie van jou vergeet nie "Mpho", ons gaan nou-nou 'n draai kom maak...

                                           "GONDO"
         

       "GREGORY JUSTIN" OPPAD NA SUID-ORANJE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 nader die "Gregory Justin" die kaai van Suid-Oranje met 'n klein bietjie Ansjovis aanboord.

        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Nossob" aan die buitekant van "Ukuloba" in afwagting om te gaan aflaai by West Point.

        

                                      "UKULOBA"
        


     "DOLOREZE"
(voor); "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" (agter)
        

       WAAR 'n ROKIE TREK, DAAR MAAK ONS VISMEEL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 en die reduksieaanleg van Suid-Oranje is in volle swang namate die skuite Ansjovis aflaai.

         

                            "PRICESS AZEEMAH"
      


Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Ebb Tide" aan die buitekant van "South West Falcon" in afwagting om te gaan aflaai by West Point.

       

                          "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
       


                  "ADENIA" WAG VIR AFLAAIBEURT

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 lÍ en rol "Adenia" buitekant Stompneusbaai in afwagting vir haar beurt om te gaan aflaai by St.Helena Bay Fishing.

         

                         "MIZPAH" MAAK NET REG

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 langs die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point is netwerkers en bemanning van "Mizpah" besig om die Ansjovisnet te herstel.

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

                IS IT A SEAGULL? NO IT'S A PETREL!
        
   
 Daars 'n meeu op elke vlerk...nou speel Trawler Heritage        
                 darem lekker met dubbelsinnige stellings...


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 langs die Suid-Oranje jetty is "Sechaba".

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 langs die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point is "Oceana Concorde" (links) en "Loeriesfontein" (regs).

        

     "ORION" EN "PEGASUS" WAG VIR AFLAAIBEURTE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 lÍ "Oceana Orion" (links) en "Oceana Pegasus" (regs) buitekant Stompneusbaai in afwagting vir hul beurte om te gaan aflaai by St.Helena Bay Fishing.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 vaar "Oceana Mercury" Sandy Point hawe binne onderweg na die Sandy Point Canning jetty.

        

     "MPHO" GOOI HAAR UITLAATPYPE EN VERANDA
                                   OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 lÍ die uitlaatpype en veranda van die "Mpho" op die kaai in Sandy Point. Nie heeltemal seker wat hier verkeerd geloop het nie, maar in die see gaan hulle nie kom as dinge so lyk nie.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 in Sandy Point vaar "Silver Dolphin" Sandy Point hawe binne nadat die skuit kort van tevore afgelaai het by West Point.

          

            "COLIN B" SE VISSKOTTE LÍ OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is daar besig om die visruime van die tunaskuit "Colin B" te herbou.

       

       

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 in Sandy Point is die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Jakkie V".

          

                                     "OOM ARTHUR"
       


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 in Sandy Point is die diamantskuit "Santa Isabel".

        


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 van buite na binne langs die Suid-Oranje jetty is "Kavalier", "Paraclete" en "Lisa Ann".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2019 is die "Sechaba" besig om van die noordekant na die suidekant van die Suid-Oranje jetty te vaar.

        

           GORDONS BAY CRAYFISH FLEET AT SEA

Pictured below on 21 July 2019, the "Abraham K II" was the only crayfish vessel present at Gordons Bay harbour.
 
        

              
AL DIE "CHALLENGERS" BYMEKAAR!

Vrydag 19 Julie 2019 in die Kaapse Dokke was 'n unieke dag gewees vir die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld nadat al drie vistreilers in die vloot wie se name "Challenger" bevat, binne 'n 300 meter radius vanaf mekaar was, naamlik "Silver Challenger", "Cape Challenger" en "Compass Challenger".

                            "SILVER CHALLENGER"
          

                               "CAPE CHALLENGER"
          


                          "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
          

      "SILVER CHALLENGER" KOM HOU NAWEEK
                         OP SYNCHRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Julie 2019 op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser is die pelagiese skuit "Silver Challenger" wat in 'n rowwe see na die Kaapse Dokke moes vaar vanaf Sandy Point hawe vir 'n blits besoek aan die Synchroniseerhyser, vanwaar die skuit weer teen 22 Julie 2019 teruggekeer het na Sandy Point hawe in ongure weersomstandighede.

        

                          GOEIE NAG "AMORIA"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Julie 2019 op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser staan die stokvislanglynskuit "Amoria" van Gansbaai met 'n skoongeverfde romp.

        

           SYNCHRONISEERHYSER ROOILIG-DISTRIK...

        

                         STORMWEER OP GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Julie 2019 is die soveelste noordweste storm wat die Gansbaai omgewing getref het gedurende die 2019 winterseisoen. Die maand van Julie het slegs 'n handtjie vol see-dae opgelewer met bitter min vis daarby langs hierdie deel van die kuslyn.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Julie 2019 is 'n vragskip van Singapore wat haar verskyning gemaak het in Walkerbaai wat na alle waarskynlik toestemming verkry het om in die baai te kom skuil vir 'n noodgeval, maar gegewe die branders wat op die horison breek, was dit miskien nie die geskikste plek vir hierdie skip nie.

        

                         VROEGMŰRE OP LAAIPLEK

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op Laaiplek is die fabriek van Amawandle Pelagic se stoomketels reeds in volle swang in afwagting vir die eerste vrag vis wat vir die dag by die fabriek afgelaai moes word.

        
  

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op Laaiplek is die laaste oorblyselfs van die eertydse aflaaikaai van Marine Products vanwaar dit staan in die Atlantiese Oseaan.

        
   

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 kan die Bergrivier se uitgaande stroom duidelik gesien word in die voorgrond, terwyl die "Aranos" op die horison lÍ en wag vir die inkomende gety.

        

                 
VROEGMŰRE SON OP LAAIPLEK

        
 
Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op Laaiplek was daar net twee pelagiese skuite wat hulle nie gedurende die nag by die res van die vloot aangesluit het nie, naamlik "Bella Prima" en "Harrier". Die "Oceana Garnet" hieronder ondergaan tans nog rehabilitasie.
                      
        

                                     
"BELLA PRIMA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op die horison is die pelagiese fabriek van West Point Fishing geleŽ in Slippersbaai.

        

                DIE
LAAIPLEK SKUITE KOM HUIS TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van fotos van pelagiese skuite wat terugkeer huis toe, party met vis in die visruime, terwyl ander alreeds hul vangste elders gedurende die nagtelike en vroegoggend ure afgelaai het.


                                       
"VEGKOP" 
        

        

                                         
"ARANOS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder nader "Eigeveld" (links) en "Dagbreek" (regs) die Bergriviermonding nadat beide skuite alreeds hul vangste elders afgelaai het.

        

                                        
"EIGEVELD"
        

        

                                    
"DAGBREEK"
        

                                      
"STORMKOP"
        

        

             

              
       
       

                                 


               

      
         
      
                               


    
             

                                 
   


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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           DIE SANDY POINT SKUITE KOM HUIS TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op Sandy Point is 'n seleksie van fotos van pelagiese skuite wat terugkeer huis toe met gemengde welslae. Meeste van die skuite het gedurende die vorige oggend alreeds vertrek na Yzerfontein waar bitter min tot geen vis gevind was nie, omgedraai en tot sover as Lambertsbaai geloop sonder sukses, voordat daar weer omgedraai was terug na Sandy Point hawe toe.


                                 
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                                          
"VIVA"
        

                              
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                                     
"SECHABA"
        

                                   
"STAR CREST"
        

                                     
"PENKOP II"
        

                              
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

                                      
"DOLOREZE"
        

                 
"SILVER KATONKEL" LAAI NET

        

                                   
"PENKOP II"
        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Oceana Concorde" vanuit Stompneusbaai onderweg na die Sandy Point Canning jetty.

        

                                         
"GONDO"
        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Viva" om na die suide kant van die Suid-Oranje jetty kort nadat aflaai voltooi was.

        

                           
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

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

                         
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Terrasan 1" vanuit Slippersbaai onderweg na Laaiplek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Oceana Viking" Stompneusbaai binne met visruime gevul met Ansjovis wat by Yzerfontein gevang was.

        

                           
   "SILVER DOLPHIN"        
        

                             
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Umadala" onderweg na West Point Fishing met Ansjovis in haar ruime.

        

                              
"SILVER KATONKEL"
        

                             
      "BELLA PRIMA"
        

             REGERINGSKAAI BESAAI MET PROBLEME


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 lÍ die "Alert III" en "Bella Prima" (voor en middel) met Triplex probleme, terwyl die "Ukuloba" (heel agter) se geskeurde net op die kaai oopgetrek was vir herstelwerk.


        

                   
"UKULOBA" SE NET OP DIE KAAI
        

   
"ALERT III" SE TRIPLEX ROLLERS WORD GETREK
        

   
LAST REMAINS OF FORMER SAAF CRASHBOAT

Pictured below on 15 July 2019 at Velddrif alongside the old AIF Jetty is the last remains of an former SAAF crashboat called "R9".


        

               "SWARTLAND"....SO LÍ ONS MAAR...


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 langs die AIF Jetty in Velddrif lÍ die verlate kreefskuit genaamd "Swartland", voorheen van Lambertsbaai. Die "Swartland" was gedurende 2000 laas aktief in die see gewees...

        
En net voordat almal opgewonde opspring en daarvan droom om die skuit oor te koop, het Trawler Heritage vir julle slegte nuus, moenie eers daaraan dink nie, die skuit se eienaar wil niks weet van verkoop nie.

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 langs die AIF Jetty in Velddrif lÍ die verlate kreefskuit genaamd "Cederberg", voorheen van Houtbaai.

        

  
"PENKOP II" TERUG IN HAAR VOORMALIGE TUISHAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling is die stokvislanglynskuit "Penkop II" van Houtbaai. Terug in tyd was Laaiplek die tuishawe van die "Penkop II" gewees vanwaar sy deel gevorm het van Marine Products se pelagiese vloot.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel die eintlike rede aan waarom "Penkop II" op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling lÍ...een van die propeller se blaaie is beskadig.

        

               PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on 15 July 2019 several purse seiners were present at Laaiplek after spending the entire night out at sea with little luck in finding the anchovy shoals. Amongst the fleet home were "Oceana Pegasus", "Atlantic Leader", "Nossob", "Eigeveld", "Elomi", "Loeriesfontein", "Stormkop" and "Terrasan 1" to mention just a few.

        

                               "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                                          "UMFANA"
        

Pictured below on 15 July 2019 the Amawandle Pelagic factory is seen here working full steam as both the cannery as well as reduction plant were in full operation.

        

                                "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

                               "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

                                         "NOSSOB"
        

                                      "STORMKOP"
        

              "LOERIESFONTEIN"
(links); "ELOMI" (right)
        

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

                                        "DAGBREEK"
        

                HOUTBAAI HAWE WORD REGGERUK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 die verblydende gesig om te sien dat daar aandag geskenk word aan Houtbaai hawe se infrastruktuur wat tans in 'n haaglike kondisie verkeer.

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi pyl aan dat daar tans weer dakkappe toegevoeg word op die hawekantoor se dak wat tydens betogings gedurende Augustus 2018 heeltemal verwoes was.

                 

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 word die skeepshelling se spoorstawe weer geheg aan die betonblad deur middel van nuwe klampe.

       

                          
   
                So ja, dit lyk mos nou al strate beter!

         
                 DOM, DOMMER, ONNOSEL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Julie 2019 op die Houtbaai skeepshelling toon die rooi sirkel 'n vuillissak aan met rommel wat bymekaar gemaak was op die skeepshelling area, maar daar was nie tred gehou met die gepaardgaande springgety nie, en gevolglik het al die rommel weer uitgespoel op die skeepshelling.

       

Pictured below on 15 July 2019 on the Hout Bay slipway is the tuna pole vessel "Elandsberg" neatly painted and scheduled to be lowered back into the water during the following day.

       

                          LAAIPLEK HAWE BENODIG
                        RADIKALE TRANSFORMASIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 is voorbeelde van swak tot geen instandhoudingswerk waaraan die Regeringskaai op Laaiplek onderworpe is. Hieronder word uitgebeeld hoe die
houtkaai (51 jaar oud) besig is om te disintegreer asook talle gate wat net wag vir iemand om daarin te trap en 'n been te breek.

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n verrotte stut van die houtkaai wat afgebreek het en op die kaai agtergelaat is om te verhoed dat dit enige van die skuite se rompe beskadig.

         


           OORHOOFSE KRAAN BUITEWERKING EN
                              STRUKTRUREEL ONVEILIG

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 is die erg vernielde oorhoofse kraan in Laaiplek hawe. Benewens die feit dat die kraan heeltemal buite aksie is, is die staalstruktuur van die kraan sodanig deur roes beskadig dat dit heeltemal onveilig sal wees om dit te kan gebruik.

                   

       

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan in watter swak kondisie die staalwerk van die oorhoofse kraan in verkeer.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 is 'n span skoonmakers afkomstig van die Bergrivier Munisipaliteit besig vuillisverwydering in die Laaiplek hawegebied.

        

                            PURSE SEINERS IN THE MIST

Pictured below on 14 July 2019 several purse seiners were present alongside the Government Jetty at Laaiplek. Amongst the fleet home were "Harrier", "Bella Prima", "Atlantic Leader", "Nossob", "Eigeveld", "Elomi", "Loeriesfontein", "Stormkop" and "Terrasan 1".

        
          
                                   "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        


                                             "NOSSOB"
        


                                   "GROENEVELD"
        


                                         "HARRIER"
         

                                          "EIGEVELD"
         


                                         "STORMKOP"
         


                                        "TERRASAN 1"
         


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

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

                                        "BELLA PRIMA"
         


           "BELLA PRIMA", HET DIE TRIPLEX GEBREEK?

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 is 'n nuwe Triplex wat onlangs gemonteer was op die "Bella Prima", maar gegewe die net wat tusen die rollers vasgeknyp is, die hoeveelheid net op die dek en die stroppe wat daarom gebind is wil dit voorkom asof die "nuwe" Triplex alreeds die skuit in die steek gelaat het...

          

          

          

                 GOOD-LUCK "PRINCESS AZEEMA"!

Pictured below on 14 July 2019 is the latest vessel to emerge from the Tallie Marine boat yard, the "Princess Azeema" which will operate alongside the East Cape coast in the squid sector.

           

           

           

            DIE OU "SANTA MONICA", SO LÍ ONS MAAR...
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 in Sandy Point hawe van links na regs is "Silver Dolphin", "Silver Katonkel", "Doloreze" en "Atlantic Endeavour".

          

                             

 DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 vaar talle pelagiese skuite uit see toe om Ansjovis te gaan vang in die Yzerfontein omgewing.

                                           "DUINEKUS"
         


                                          "UKULOBA"
         


                                            "GONDO"
         


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


              DUBBELVISIE VIR " OCEANA NEPTUNE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat die skuit se roepletters in duplikaat vertoon word...nugter alleen weet hoekom!

          


                               "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
          


                               "OCEANA MERCURY"
          


                        "SOUTHERN BELLE" GOOI LOS
          


          


                       "SECHABA" GAAN NET LAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 in Sandy Point hawe arriveer "Kaptein", die netlorrie van Mnatha op die Regeringskaai met "Sechaba" se net.

           


           


           


                     

        


                                    "OCEANA ORION"
        


                             "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        


                                       "RUWEKUS"
        

        
                                        "ALERT III"
        


                                 "OCEANA VIKING"
        


                                      "DAGBREEK"
        


                              "SILVER CHALLENGER"
        


                                   "SILVER DOLPHIN"
         


                                    "OCEANA RUBY"
         


                         'n BESOEKER UIT LUDERITZ

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 in Saldanhabaai maneuvrer die voormalige patrollieboot "Kuswag I" langs die Dienskaai. Die "Kuswag I" is tans gestasioneer in Luderitz, maar die spesifieke rol wat sy vervul is egter onbekend.

         

                          "BLINKLYF" OPPAD SEE TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 vaar die kommersiŽle lynvis ski-boot "Blinklyf" uit Saldanhabaai hawe.

         

Pictured below on 14 July 2019 is the hake stern trawler "Harvest Saldanha" alongside the Sea Harvest jetty.

         

                         DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Julie 2019 vaar talle pelagiese skuite vanuit Saldanhabaai hawe om Ansjovis te gaan vang in die Yzerfontein omgewing.

                               "ADENIA" GOOI LOS
         

         

         

                                "MIZPAH" GOOI LOS
         

         

         

                 "TOWERKOP"
(links);"ARANOS" (regs)
         

                       "SILVER GALAXY" GOOI LOS
         

         

         

                                      "STAR CREST"
         

         

                                            "VEGKOP"
         

         

         

                                         "ARANOS"
         

                                       "TOWERKOP"
         

                                   "GREGORY JUSTIN"
          

          

                                        "KAVALIER"
                            

                      

                                         "BOETIE AKIE"
          

          

                         "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
 
          

         CHUKKIES AND AQUACULTURE VESSELS
                           RESTING AT HOEDJIESBAAI

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 are several chukkies and aquaculture vessels resting on their moorings at Hoedjiesbaai. Amongst the fleet present were "Imbaza", "Karlo", "Jesea" and "Flying Scott"

                                            "IMBAZA"
        


                                             "KARLO"
        


                                           "JESEA"
        


                                  "FLYING SCOTT"
        


     AQUACULTURE VESSELS RESTING AT PEPPER BAY

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 are severaL aquaculture vessels resting on their moorings at Pepper Bay. Amongst the fleet present were "Mossel", "Inkala", "Ferdie" and "Mookoli".

                                         "FERDIE"
        


                                         "MOSSEL"
        


                                         "INKALA"
        


                                        "MOOKOLI"
        


                     PEPERBAAI IS BITTERLIK VUIL

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Julie 2019 is die kaaie by Peperbaai besaai met rommel, gebreekte drankbottels en onvoldoende vuilisblikke. Peperbaai, strategies, 'n baie belangrike landingsplek vir bykans 100% van alle akwakultuur oeste wat in die groter Saldanhabaai omgewing geoes word, word op die hierdie kaaie aan wal gebring.

             

                    

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 the "Penquin 1" is seen here sailing in Saldanha Bay harbour.

          

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 at Yachtport are the port tenders "Nanja" (left) and "Lappop" (right).

          

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the aquaculture vessel "Southern Cross".

          

              CRAYFISH CHUKKIES AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 several crayfish vessels were present at Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Horizon", "Boland", "Boesmanland", "Debnal" and "Irma".

                             "SOUTHERN HORIZON"
          

         
                                   "BOESMANLAND"
          


                                              "IRMA"
          

          
                                         "DEBNAL"
          


               NEW SPLASHBOARDS FOR "DEBNAL"

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 the red circle indicates new splashboards erected alongside the handrails on the starboard side of the vessel.

         

      "BENGUELLA PRIDE" VERVALLE EN GROEN VAN
                                       DIE ONKRUID

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Julie 2019 in Saldanhabaai is die eerste tekens van 'n skuit waarvan die kondisie nou vinnig besig is om agteruit te gaan. Hieronder kan gesien word dat onkruid, mos en gras besig is om na die goeie reŽns van die afgelope tyd besig is om kop uit te steek. Daarmee saam kan daar ook gesien word hoe die skuit se houtwerke verniel het langs die kaai weens die sterk water van die afgelope paar weke.

          

          

          

          
Trawler Heritage het daardie tyd al voorspel dat hierdie houtknie op "Benguella Pride nie die toets van tyd gaan weerstaan nie, en  
                               hier is bewys daarvan...


   LATEST SEA HARVEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 only two Sea Harvest hake stern trawlers were present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty namely "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Georgina".

                              "HARVEST SELINA"
         

         
                           "HARVEST GEORGINA"
         


Pictured below on 13 July 2019 the "Harvest Saldanha" is seen here making way to the Sea Harvest jetty on route from the trawling grounds.

         

    "HARVEST KIRSTINA" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 the hake stern trawler "Harvest Kirstina" is seen here on the Saldanha Bay sliwpay for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

          

                        UITMUNTENDE VAKMANSKAP!

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Julie 2019 is hoe die bakboordromp van die "Highland Queen" tans daarna uitsien nadat skeepstimmerman Colin Benjamin die skuit onder hande gehad het die afgelope paar weke. Al die planke en ribbes op die bakboordsy is oor die afgelope paar maande heeltemal met nuwes vervang. Tans word aandag geskenk aan die houtwerke op die stuurboordsy van die "Highland Queen".

         

                    


Pictured below on 13 July 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the hake longliner "Pakamani".

         

                          TODAY IS LAUNDRY DAY

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 laundry is hanging on all available railings onboard the "Emerald".

         

                                       "EMERALD"
         


Pictured below the red circle indicates that the anchor is connected to the bow stem by means of an turning buckle, preventing the anchor from dropping overboard...

          

         PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 13 July 2019 at Saldanha Bay several purse seiners were resting in the harbour. Amongst the fleet present were "Atlantic Enterprise", "Boetie Akie" , "Kavalier", "Gregory Justin", "Aranos", "Towerkop", "Vegkop", "Star Crest", "Mizpah", "Adenia" and "Silver Galaxy".

            "STAR CREST"
(left); "SILVER GALAXY" (right)
         

                                     "BOETIE AKIE"
         


                                "GREGORY JUSTIN"
         


     
Pictured below from left to right is "Vegkop", "Aranos"
                                    and "Towerkop".

        

                                       "ADENIA"
         


                                        "MIZPAH"
         


                         "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
         


                                       "KAVALIER"
         


                 WHAT'S NEW "STAR CREST"?

Pictured below the red circleS indicate new LED navigational lights on main mast of the "Star Crest".

                 

                               WAS MY ASSEBLIEF!

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Julie 2019 is die Furuno radar op die agterste maspaal van die "Star Crest" wat besmeer is in roet afkomstig van die nabygeleŽ uitlaatpyp.

        

                  WHAT'S NEW "SILVER GALAXY"?

On 13 July 2019 at Saldanha Bay the "Silver Galaxy" was spotted with new LED navigational lights as well as a new Furuno radar, let's have a closer look.

Pictured below the red circle indicates a new LED navigational light on starboard side of the "Silver Galaxy".

         

Pictured below is a new Furuno NXT radar onboard the "Silver Galaxy" to accompany the existing Onwa radar onboard the vessel.

                       
           
                       STAALREŽLINGS ONTWORTEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Julie 2019 by die ingang van Saldanhabaai hawe is hierdie staalreŽling wat letterlik grond uit ontwortel is na 'n botsing...

        
    
Dalk iets te make met die SAMSA bord in die voorgrond?....

Met die son wat water trek en "Mizpah" se bakboord navigasielig
wat al helderder begin skyn raak dit weer tyd om "bonks" te gaan vat...

        

     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE
                        THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 13 July 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 general rubbish laying scattered all over the Saldanha Bay harbour area.

           

                           OP HETERDAAD BETRAP!  

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Julie 2019 op die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is hierdie meeu besig om al die swartsakke op die kaai stukkend te skeur in sy soeke na kos - alles behalwe 'n goeie ding, evolusie kan ook somtyds 'n onding wees, moet dus in die toekoms nie buurman se hond beskuldig as geskeurde swartsakke op die sypaadjie lÍ tydens vuillisverwyderingsdae nie...kanse is goed dat die meeu-bevolking teenwoordig in ons kusdorpies hulle gaan wend tot swartsakke in die nabye toekoms in hul soeke na iets te ete...

        
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.

        PELAGIESE VLOOT IN AKSIE BY YZERFONTEIN

Afgeneem hieronder vroegoggend op 12 Julie 2019 het die Trawler Heritage kamera waarskynlik meer flitse oor die water gegooi as die lighuis op Dasseneiland, vanwaar die trawlkampioene in aksie was buitekant Yzerfontein.

                    "OCEANA VIKING" MAAK 'n TREK
         

Afgeneem hieronder is "Oceana Paragon" (links) en "Bella Prima" oppad terug na die Agterbaai.

         

                                             "ELOMI"
         


                            "OCEANA PARAGON"
          

          


                                   "BELLA PRIMA"
          


                           "ALERT III" MAAK 'n TREK 
          

                VAN DIE KAAP TOT KAAP COLUMBINE

11 Julie 2019 was inderdaad 'n besige dag gewees vir Trawler Heritage, vanwaar ons die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld volg vanaf die Kaapse Dokke tot anderkant Kaap Columbine.

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Julie 2019 vlieg "Adenia" verby in digte mis buitekant Kaap Columbine oppad na Yzerfontein om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Julie 2019 buitekant Cape St.Martin is die beide die "Silver Challenger" (voor) en "Gregory Justin" (agter) volgelaai met Ansjovis, oppad terug huis toe na hul onderskeie fabrieke.

          

     PELAGIESE VLOOT MAAK JAG OP SKOLE ANSJOVIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Julie 2019 net na sonsak is die pelagiese vloot in aksie te siene buitekant Yzerfontein waar hulle besig was om jag te maak op Ansjovis.

                                      "RUWEKUS"
          

                                "SILVER DOLPHIN"
          


Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Nossob", "Ebb Tide" en "Kavalier".

          

          

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

           

      "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
(links); "NOSSOB" (regs)
           

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "South West Petrel", "Wilmag", "Windhoek", "Abraham T", "Herman S" and "Blue Dolphin" to mention just a few.

         

                                   "CONQUISTADOR"
          

                                        "ABRAHAM T"
          

         "BLUE DOLPHIN" ROTTEN PLANK REPLACED

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 the "Blue Dolphin" is seen here with a new plank fitted to her port side. Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 9 July 2019 the "Blue Dolphin" was spotted with an rotten plank on her port side.

                                    "BLUE DOLPHIN"
         


         

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 alongside the East Quay is the latest progress made in order to re-built the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro". Pictured below is a new shooting tray mounted on the rear deck of the vessel.

          

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is "Tina" (left) and "Nicolette" (right).

           

   "COMET" THROWS ALL HER TOYS ON THE FISH QUAY

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 the toplines of the hake longliner "Comet" is seen here laying on the Fish Quay.

            

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 alongside South Arm from left to right is "Portunity", "Armana", "African Queen", "Cape Frio" and "Viking Ruby".

             

                                       "AFRICAN QUEEN"
             


                         LATEST PROGRESS ON "KARIN 1"

Pictured below on 11 July 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift seemingly not much activity took place on the outside of the "Karin 1" since the last Trawler Heritage report. However, a roll of masking tape was spotted on a obscure place - on top of a rubbing band as indicated by the red circle.

                     

         

Pictured below a piece of masking tape was present on the waterline of the "Karin 1"...  

        

                                        "KARIN 1"
        

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "South West Petrel", "Comet", "Wilmag", "Windhoek", "Abraham T", "Herman S" and "Blue Dolphin" to mention just a few.

        

                                           "COMET"
        


                                    "SANTA MONICA"
        


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


                                   "CONQUISTADOR"

        

                               "CAPE CHALLENGER"
        


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

        

        

                                     "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        


    "BLUE DOLPHIN"...YOU'VE GOT AN ROTTEN PLANK!

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 Trawler Heritage has spotted an rotten plank on the port side of the "Blue Dolphin" as indicated by the red circle. Surely from close-up, one should be able to peek right into the fishing hold...

          

  "COMPASS CHALLENGER" VISITS ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" is seen here docked inside the Robinson dry dock for some extensive maintenance work to be performed on the vessel.

       

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 9 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 circles indicates a new LED spotlight mounted onto the whaleback starboard side.

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates that the new weight-box on the rear deck has been disassembled again...not sure why?

         

Pictured below one will notice the new shield plate on the starboard side of the "Abe Shapiro" as well as new fish ponds mounted onto the working deck area.

         

         


Pictured below navigational lights are now fitted to the front mast, some old and some new.

                       

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. From left to right is "Tina", "Kariba", "Kentucky", "Malagas II" and "Adelette".

        

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 several Hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Armana", "Portunity", "Laverne", and "Sveinn Jonson" to mention just a few.

                                       "LAVERNE"
        


                 "PORTUNITY"
(front); "ARMANA" (back)
        
                                       "OKOMBAHE"
        


                                        "FREESIA"
        


                                        "SANDILE"
       


Pictured below is the "Cape Frio" (front) alongside the "Sveinn Jonson" (back).

       

                         "ZAMANI 1" FULL ASTERN

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 the hake stern trawler "Zamani 1" is seen here astern from a berth alongside South Arm making way to a berth elsewhere in the Cape Docks.

       

       

                 "OLIVIA MARIE" ALONGSIDE JETTY 2

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 alongside Jetty 2 in the Victoria Basin is the Hout Bay based longliner "Olivia Marie".

        

                                       SISTERS-ALIKE

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 two of the four quadruplet sister vessels namely "Viking Ruby" (left) and "Seawin Diamond" (right) are seen here sailing past each other in close proximity near the entrance of the Cape Docks.  

        

                      GOOD-LUCK "SEAWIN DIAMOND"!

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 the swordfish longliner "Seawin Diamond" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks to the fishing grounds.

        

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake longliner "Amoria".

        

         "KARIN 1" RECEIVES A FRESH LAYER OF
                             ANTI-FOULING PAINT

Pictured below on 9 July 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Karin 1" is seen here receiving a fresh layer of anti-fouling paint.

                          

        

Afgeneem hieronder wil dit tog voorkom asof die skuitverwers kophou en nie daardie waterlynmerke gaan toeverf nie...of gaan hulle? Moet Trawler Heritage hulle gaan waarsku, sal seker darem nie nodig wees nie?...

         

                              O'AARDE DIS TE LAAT!

Afgeneem hieronder is die oorspronklike waterlynmerke gedeeltelik toegeverf. Hoop julle ouens het "stencils" om weer daardie waterlynmerke te vervang!    

         

                     "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


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"
        
        
                                "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".

          

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".

           

    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.

                           
"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.

          

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

  
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".

          

          


     
 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 OMME-SWAAI

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, akwakultuur 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"!

        "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.

          

                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.

        

                   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"
         


             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.

        

     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"
        

                  "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.

          

           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.

         

                   "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...

        

      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".

        


                  WAAR'S ONS DAN NOU, MALTA?
                      O'NEE, DIS LAMBERTSBAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Junie 2019 vertoon die kreefskuit "Eland II" van Lambertsbaai hierdie paar oŽ wat vir mens loer op haar boeg. BygesÍ, die vorm van die snorbaard lyk ook heeltemal volksvreemd. Dit al 'n eeue oue gebruik van vissermanne afkomstig van die eiland Malta, geleŽ in die Middelandse See om oŽ op hul skuite se rompe te verf. Nogtans is dit 'n netjiese stukkie kunswerk wat op die "Eland II" gedoen was.

              

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