SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

         "LISA ANN" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 10 September 2017 is the purse seiner "Lisa Ann" (bow still intact) on the Saldanha Bay Slipway.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                  "DRAKENSKOP" CONVERTED INTO
                             FLOATING RESTAURANT

Pictured below on Sunday 10 September 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the former Laaiplek purse seiner "Drakenskop" which will be converted into a floating restaurant over the next couple of months. Hopefully this idea is more successful than that of the "Groenveld II", a former purse seiner which was also converted into a floating restaurant but which is now laying sunk on the bottom of Sandy Point Harbour - only time will tell.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            "SILVER LEADER" - IT WAS A HARD SEASON

Pictured below on Sunday 10 September 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the crayfish vessel "Silver Leader". Battle scars on the hull is evident after a long tiring crayfish season along the West Coast from Lamberts Bay in the north, down to Cape Hangklip in the south.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
                 DIE REIER WIL SAAM SKUIT RY!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 10 September 2017 net voor sononder in Peperbaai, is 'n reeks fotos van 'n reier wat skynbaar baie hou van 'n spesifieke netvisser se skuit...

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n netvisskuit kort nadat dit in die water gesit is...

         
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier kom sit op die skuit se kop, dit in die teenwoordigheid van die bemanning...

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier besluit dis tyd om te wys wie is nou eintlik baas. Die reier sprei sy vlerke uit en die visserman in die groen olieklere lyk glad nie beindruk met die voŽl se streke nie...

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier vervies hom en besluit dis tyd om eerder pad te gee...

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier gaan sit op die wielhuis van die "Ferdie" - dis tyd om strategie te verander - 'n "site" moet hy kry op daardie netvisskuit...

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die netvissers vaar uit in die baai...

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier bevlieg die netvisskuit vanaf bakpoort!

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier probeer om 'n sitplek te verkry vanaf die stuurboord kant.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier slaag amper daarin om op die skuit te gaan land, maar het nie enige sukses behaal nie.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      RITCO MARINE DELIVERS A "NEW" HEART FOR
                              HOUT BAY LONGLINER

Pictured below on Monday 4 September 2017 at Hout Bay a crane truck from Ritco Marine arrives at the Hout Bay jetty to deliver a Caterpillar C-18 marine engine to be installed into the "Oceana Amethyst". This specific engine was the former main engine of the Pioneer purse seiner, "Viva", which was extensively refurbished by Barlows CAT.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Pictured below on Monday 4 September 2017 at Hout Bay the CAT is safely onboard the "Oceana Amethyst".

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

And now the big task will be to lower it down the engine room onto the engine bed.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                      "EMILY-MARIE" TAKES A BREAK

Pictured below on Sunday 3 September 2017 at Gansbaai is the crayfish "Emily-Marie", resting on her mooring inside the harbour.   

         

    
"LILIAN NGOYI" TAKING LUNCH AT ROMANSBAAI

Pictured below on Sunday 3 September 2017 is the fisheries patrol vessel "Lilian Ngoyi" on anchor off Romansbaai.

         
Trawler Heritage kan die lesers waarborg dat op daai spesifieke oomblik was daar 'n paar hoenders in die galley se oond gewees...


Pictured below on Sunday 3 September 2017 at Gansbaai is the hake longliner  "South West Condor" berthed alongside the swordfish longliner "Saxon".

         

           THE GANSBAAI HAKE LONGLINE TEMPLATE...

         

                      DIE "GANSE" GAAN SEE TOE!


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 3 September 2017 op Gansbaai lÍ die "ganse" nog rustig oomblikke voordat daar losgegooi word. Van links na regs is "Silver Snapper", "Berggans", "Wildegans II" en "Vleigans".

         

                                     "RIETGANS II"
         


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 3 September 2017 op Gansbaai     van links na regs lÍ "Wafra", "Rietgans II", "Bella Prima" en "Kolgans".

         

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

         
Afgeneem hieronder is die bemanning van "Rietgans II" besig om die mannetjie reg te trek.

         

                         
"Silver Snapper " gooi los.

         

         

                                    "SILVER SNAPPER"
         

                                          "KOLGANS"
         

                                        "BERGGANS"
         

                                      "BELLA PRIMA"
         

                                          "VLEIGANS"
         

                                      "WILDEGANS II"
         

                                       "RIETGANS II"
         

                 OP DIE BLOUDAM VAN DIE "GANSE"...

         

                                            "WAFRA"
         

               
"Bella Prima" (links); "Vleigans" (regs)
         

                 
"Wildegans II" (links); "Berggans" (regs)
         

                           
"Silver Snapper" maak 'n trek.
         

                           
"Bella Prima" maak 'n gooi.
         

                             
"Wildegans II" maak 'n gooi.
         

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 3 September 2017 voor Gansbaai lÍ 'n noordkapper walvis en haar kalf in die warm water net agter die kelp woude.
 
         

                               
"Rietgans II" maak 'n gooi.
         

                                   
"Vleigans" maak 'n gooi.
         

                             
"Berggans" maak 'n gooi.
         

                         HANGKLIP IN DIE VERTE

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 3 September 2017 is die berg van Kaap Hangklip te siene op die horison. Op die presiese oomblik was daar 3 kreefskuite werksaam om Hangklip, naamlik "Umfondini", "Jenny Anne" en "Swordfish". Aan al die Pringle- en Bettysbaaiers...hoe lyk dit, neem julle dan nie fotos van die skuite nie?

         

                       
"Silver Snapper" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                        
"Rietgans II" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                            
"Wafra" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                            
"Vleigans" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                   
"Kolgans" (links); "Bella Prima" (regs)
         

                                     
Die son trek water...
         

                                
"Wafra" maak 'n trek    
         

                               
"Bella Prima" maak 'n trek
         

                             
"Vleigans" maak 'n trek
         
 
                                 
"Wafra" maak 'n trek
         

                 
Die einde van nog 'n dag het aangebreek.
         

                 "EMERALD ISLE" BACK IN THE WATER


Pictured below on Sunday 3 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Emerald Isle" is seen here neatly painted and berthed alongside the Premier Fishing Jetty.

       
          

          "OOSTERDAM" LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER


Pictured below on Sunday 3 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the obsolete fishing vessel "Oosterdam", resting on a mooring. The "Oosterdam" is currently up for sale for R100000.


       

                     "DAAN VILJOEN" ON ANCHOR


Pictured below on Sunday 3 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the Hout Bay based tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen" resting on anchor.


       

                    "BORDERER" GOING BULBOUS?


Pictured below on Saturday 2 September 2017 on the Gansbaai Slipway is the purse seiner "Borderer". Interesting enough as indicated by the red circle, the shell of a bulbous bow was standing next to the vessel on the slipway...


       

            "LEEUKOP" VISITS GANSBAAI SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 2 September 2017 on the Gansbaai Slipway is the inshore trawler "Leeukop" on the slip. The "Leeukop" is owned and operated by Viking Fishing out of Mossel Bay and is used to trawl soles along the South Cape coastline.


       

          RITCO MARINE SERVES THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Ritco Marine based in Brackenfell is not only renowned for putting back 9 lives into refurbished CAT engines, they are also able to serve the fishing industry with various other applications. Pictured below at the workshops of Ritco Marine is yet another project nearing completion. This time around a refurbished longline spool is to be installed onto the Cape Town based tuna vessel "Allison".

         

Pictured below on Friday 1 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin, the Ritco Marine team is busy rigging the longline spool into position onboard the "Allison".

       

          "SAILFISH" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Thursday 31 August 2017 the tuna pole vessel "Sailfish" is seen here berthed alongside the Collier Jetty after the vessel was berthed inside the Alfred Basin over the past few weeks due to maintenance work.

        

                       RUNNING REPAIRS ON "WILMAG"


Pictured below on Thursday 31 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin, the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag" is being repaired after the whaleback and shelter deck was destroyed by an onboard fire on Wednesday 16 August 2017.


        

                   "KARIBA" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Thursday 31 August 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Kariba" who will receive a fresh layer of paint over the next few days.


        

                "WESKUS II" SWITCH TO LONGLINE


Pictured below on Thursday 31 August 2017 alongside the East Quay in the Alfred Basin, the latest edition to the "Weskus II" is the longline spool as indicated by the red circle. Untill recently the "Weskus II" was only utilized as a tuna pole vessel out of the Cape Docks.


        

                 

       
      LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 31 August 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Flame Thorn", "Umlobi","Dantago", "Sandile", "Portunity" and "Laverne" to mention a few.


                                    "FLAME THORN"
         

                                   "FOREST LILY"
         

Pictured below from left to right is "Portunity", "Allin" and "Laverne".
     
         

                                        "DANTAGO"
         

                                        "UMLOBI"
         

                                        "FOXGLOVE"
         

                                "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

            "ADENIA" PROP READY FOR FITMENT

Pictured below on Friday 25 August 2017 at the factory of Premier Fishing at Saldanha Bay is the refurbished variable pitch prop of the Saldanha Bay purse seiner,"Adenia", ready for fitment.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              AQUACULTURE MOORINGS IN THE MAKING

Pictured below on Friday 25 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a series of newly cast concrete moorings to be used on the aquaculture farms.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                           "ST.ANN" LOOKS NEAT

Pictured below on Friday 25 August 2017 at Pepper Bay is the neatly painted aquaculture vessel "St. Ann", who had received a fresh layer of paint both on the outside as well as on the inside, together with new wooden rubbing strakes on the gunwales over the past few weeks.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  ARGENTINEAN STERN TRAWLER DOCKS AT SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on Thursday 24 August 2017 alongside South Arm is the Argentinean registered stern trawler "Pescargen V", measuring 220ft in length with a gross tonnage of 688 tons. The presence of the "Pescargen V" forms part of a deal between the Spanish company Iberconsa and the South African fishing companies Eyethu Fishing and Pioneer East Coast.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 24 August 2017 the Argentinean flag is proudly displayed on the stern gantry of the "Pescargen V".

       

       
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Southern Cross", "Conquistador", "Abraham T", "Blue Dolphin" and "Sailfish"
to mention just a few.

       

Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin from left to right is "Abraham T", "Weskus II" and "Comet".

       

                                         "COMET"
       

Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin is a new nameplate fitted onto the stern of the "Comet" during a recent visit to the syncrolift.

       

            AN ANGRY SKIPPER IN THE WHEELHOUSE?


Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the heavily locked wheelhouse door of a foreign Asian longliner about to visit the syncrolift.


       
    
Hoe dan nou anders gemaak as die crew nie die skipper op
                  die dek wil hÍ terwyl daar gewerk word nie...


     CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING AT ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin the crayfish vessels "Newlands" (left) and "Impala" (right) is seen here resting after a long season.


       

    DYER EILAND VISSERYE LONGLINERS IN CAPE DOCKS


Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 alongside the West Quay in the Alfred Basin is the Gansbaai hake longliners "Kianga" (left) and "Amoria" (right).


       

     "RIVIERGANS" BERTHED ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Riviergans".


       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet home were "African Queen", "Khulisa Eyethu","Ferox", "Fuchia", "Stevia" and "Sandile".


                               "AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

                            "KHULISA EYETHU"
       

                                        "FEROX"
       

                                     "FUCHIA"
       

                                        "STEVIA"
       

                                     "SANDILE"
       

                          "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

    "WILMAG" WHALEBACK GUTTED BY ONBOARD FIRE

Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the bow section of the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag", which was destroyed by an onboard fire whilst berthed inside the harbour area on Wednesday 16 August 2017.  

      

Pictured below on Monday 21 August 2017 onboard the "Wilmag", banners from the South African Police Services are visible after a dead body was recovered from the burning rubble.

       

   HOUT BAY FISHING VESSELS ON THE SILVER SCREEN

Pictured below are photos taken of Hout Bay fishing vessels starring in the movie "Empire of the Sharks" which was screened on DSTV channel 112 in the early hours of Sunday morning 20 August 2017. This film was shown at cinema theaters  earlier during 2017. The tuna pole vessel "Antares" featured frequently throughout the movie, although her name was disguised and her whaleback coloured black. This is the second time that the "Antares" has featured in a television production. During 2016 the "Antares" has featured in a T.V. advert for Coronation Wealth. Other vessels spotted in the film included "Sandalene", "Girl Judith", "Ocean Wanderer", "Captain De Sousa" and "Seawin Sapphire", although just recognizable by their wheelhouses in background scenes.

    Pictured below the "Antares" is seen sailing in one the scenes.

    

Pictured below this scene was shot onboard the "Girl Judith" with the "Captain De Sousa" alongside her. Notice the fake rust marks underneath the wooden window frames...

     
              
          Van wanneer af kan hout so roes?...

Pictured below this scene was shot on Jetty No.3 with the stern of the "Sandalene" visible in the back ground. 

      

  
          "EMERALD ISLE" COVERED IN PRIMER PAINT

Pictured below on Friday 18 August 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway the hull of the "Emerald Isle" is being covered in grey primer paint as the hull is being prepared for a fresh layer of paint.

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    PORT NOLLOTH FLEET AT HOME

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Port Nolloth is a selection of the diamond recovery vessels resting on their moorings.

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                     "SEEDELWER VI"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                     "WESTERN FOAM"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                               "ARIEL"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                           "NANDI"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Port Nolloth are the supply vessels "Aukwatowa" (outside) and "Aogatoa" (inside), serving the numerous off shore diamond recovery vessels mining in the area.

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

          
WOODEN HULL VESSELS AT PORT NOLLOTH

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 is the "Alabama" (right) resting on her mooring, which is one of two wooden hull vessels still operating out of Port Nolloth.

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 is the other wooden hull vessel "Albatross" (foreground) resting on her mooring, which still operates out of Port Nolloth.

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                     "SEEDELWER V"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                            "MACLE"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Port Nolloth are these 4 fiber glass dinghies resting on a mooring - a scene that is slowly busy to disappear from the West Coast.

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                      
"EMERALD ISLE" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the largest purse seiner in the South African purse seiner fleet, the "Emerald Isle", who will receive a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance over the next couple of days.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the the crayfish vessels "Jakkie V" (right) and "Silver Leader (left) resting alongside the Presidents Jetty.


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                      "SILVER LEADER"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                         LIGTE, AKSIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Augustus 2017 is die wielhuis van die "Benguella Pride". Die klem val op die posisie van die spreilig op die wielhuis se dak...Al rede(s) waarom hierdie spreilig in hierdie posisie gedraai is, is dat (1) Die lig binne in die wielhuis is geblaas of (2) Die stuurman soek beter beligting vir die neem van "selfies" agter die skuit se stuur...trawler heritage wonder maar net...


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
    DIE "EMERGENCY SWITCH" HET NIE GEWERK NIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Augustus 2017 is die wielhuis van die gesinkte skuit "Glen Mist" in Saldanhabaai hawe. Aangetoon in die rooi sirkel is die "emergency switch" binne in die wielhuis, en alhoewel Trawler Heritage die "emergency switch" telkemale geaktiveer het oor die afgelope 8 jaar oor die kondisie van die skuit wat besig is om agteruit te gaan, het niemand hulle aan die skreiende sirenes gesteur nie...

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                   
"GLEN MIST"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)   

         
        DIS NOU 'N GEMORS VAN 'N GEMORS!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Augustus 2017 is die wielhuis van die "Intersea 22" in Saldanhabaai hawe. Aangetoon in die rooi sirkel is 'n kraaines van elektriese bedrading wat hang uit die wielhuis se dak. Trawler Heritage kan alreeds die toekoms voorspel wat hier gaan gebeur...die volgende elektrisien wat op die skuit gaan werk, gaan eenvoudig net die drade afknip, netso agterlaat, en nuwe drade lÍ...


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        
DIE "PAKAMANI" PAKSTOOR

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Augustus 2017 op die Presidentskaai op Saldanhabaai is rommel afkomstig van die "Pakamani" wat enige iets insluit van leŽ hidrouliese olie drommetjies, silinderkop-gasket, verfblikke, tot selfs ou 'n karsitplek. Dit is maar net weereens 'n bewys van die patetiese dienslewering wat deur die Departement Publieke Werke aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Visbedryf lewer - daar is geen voldoende vuilisverwyderings houers beskikbaar op die kaaie nie - so waar anders moet ons vissermanne dan ons rommel in plaas?


           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                
INTERNAL WELDING ONBOARD "VIOLA"

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay, internal welding heat marks are visible on the bow section of the "Viola", which is berthed inactive at Saldanha Bay for several years now.

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 
    SEA HARVEST FLEET AT HOME

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty is the hake stern trawlers "Vuna Elita" (left) and "Harvest Georgina" (right).

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
                        "ST. ANN" IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 at Pepper Bay the aqua culture vessel "St. Ann" is seen here standing on the jetty as new wooden rubbing bands are being fitted to the gunwales.

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
        MORE STEAM REQUIRED!

Pictured below on Sunday 13 August 2017 is a crack which had appear in the wooden rubbing band which is about to be reinforced with a layer of fiber glass.

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    S.A. NAVY SHOWS IT'S TEETH

Pictured below on Saturday 12 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay, this frigate from the S.A. Navy were busy doing some exercises in the bay.


          

       "NANJA" SUPPORTS DIVING TEAM IN ST.HELENA BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 12 August 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the port tender "Nanja", who left Saldanha Bay harbour in a strong north westerly breeze the previous night on route to Sandy Point harbour to assist a dive team performing work on an iron ore carrier on anchor in St.Helena Bay.

                   

                   
           
          "EMERALD ISLE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Thursday 10 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the service jetty is the purse seiner "Emerald Isle" is being prepared to be hauled out of the water at the Saldanha Bay Slipway with a gale force north westerly breeze blowing, which had made things rather tricky to position the 43 metre vessel with precision on the cradle.


   
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
                       
(Photo: J.Carstens)
   
              "SILVER GALAXY" READY FOR ACTION


Pictured below on Tuesday 8 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the service jetty is the "Silver Galaxy", neatly painted and ready to return to Sandy Point harbour to resume with her 2017 pelagic season.


  
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
"GLEN MIST" SALVAGE TEAM GONE MISSING?

Pictured below on Tuesday 8 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay  alongside the Presidents Jetty the "Glen Mist" is still laying submerged. Although a salvage team made an attempt to raise the over the past couple of days, no progress seemingly had been made.

 

  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
          "ADENIA" ALONGSIDE THE SERVICE JETTY

Pictured below on Tuesday 8 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the "Adenia" berthed alongside the Service Jetty.

 

  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 8 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the net stacker of the "Adenia", still being supported by a mountain of wooden pallets.

  

   
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

                      GOOD-LUCK "SANTA CRUZ"!

Pictured below on Monday 7 August 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest fishing vessel to join the proudest fishing fleet in the world, coming down the stocks at the Tallie Marine boat yard. The "Santa Cruz" will be utilized as a longliner out of Cape Town.

     

     


         RIGGING IN A NEW HEART FOR "ABRAHAM T"


Pictured below on Monday 7 August 2017 the refurbished CAT3412 is being rigged into position onboard the "Abraham T" by Ritco Marine.

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Pictured below on Monday 7 August 2017 the refurbished  gearbox is ready to be rigged into position onboard the "Abraham T" by Ritco Marine.

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                "ADENIA" ON THE SLIP CRADLE

Pictured below on Sunday 6 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay, the purse seiner "Adenia" is being prepared to be hauled out of the water at the Saldanha Bay slipway during the prevailing high tide.

      

Pictured below on Sunday 6 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay the net stacker of the "Adenia" is being supported by a mountain of wooden pallets strapped to each other.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay last minute preparations are being made onboard the hake longliner "Highland Queen", before setting sail to the fishing grounds later that afternoon.

     

      CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING AT PREMIER FISHING


Pictured below on Sunday 6 August 2017 at Saldanha Bay the crayfish vessels "Southern Horizon" (left) and "Bloudam" (right) is seen here berthed alongside the Premier Fising jetty.


                

                THE END OF AN CATERPILLAR ERA

Pictured below on Friday 4 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin, the last remaining CAT D353 which was still in operation along the Southern Africa coastline are being hoisted through the fish hold opening onboard the "Abraham T".

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

          THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CATERPILLAR ERA

Pictured below on Friday 4 August 2017 the "new" CAT 3412 is being hoisted onboard the "Abraham T" by the team of Ritco Marine. More pictures of the installation onboard "Abraham T" to follow soon on Trawler Heritage.


      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                 "NICOLETTE"......WORD SURVEY

Nou ja mense, daar is eenkeer per jaar 'n spesifieke dag waarop daar 'n uiters somber atmosfeer heers op enige skuit. Dit is 'n dag wat selfs erger is as om met 'n miss-trip huis toe te kom, selfs nog erger as om die fabriek te laat weet dat die skuit leeg oppad hawe toe is, dit terwyl ander skippers bo-lyne weg gegee het. Dit is 'n dag waarop selfs daardie irreterende "focsle vlooie" besluit om eerder te bly wegkruip in die donker dieptes van die bilges....ja mense, vandag moet die skuit survey word, en mens hoor al klaar die daai gevreesde woord uit die mond van die surveyor... "deficiency"..."deficiency"...  "deficiency"...nog lank voordat die survey begin het.

Vir die eerste keer ooit, vertoon Trawler Heritage eksklusief fotos van 'n SAMSA surveyor in aksie...kom laat ons skuit survey!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 3 Augustus 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke is die "Nicolette" met 'n surveyor aanboord...

       

Afgeneem hieronder is die surveyor besig om die skuit se wielhuisdak te bekruip...

       

Wysvingertjie in die lug! Surveyors beskik oor spesiale sintuie - 'n "deficiency" kan hulle ruik, hoor, aanvoel en selfs proe.

       

O'aarde, die surveyor kyk na iets op sy selfoon...miskien kyk hy na die Trawler Heritage webwerf om seker te maak dat hy nie iets miskyk nie, maar Trawler Heritage kan in elkgeval niks fout vind met die "Nicolette" nie.

       

Die surveyor neem fotos van die Kabcom se bedrading - wat kan tog fout wees daarmee? "Deficiency"... "deficiency"... "deficiency".

       

Die surveyor neem fotos van radars. Ekskuus mnr. Surveyor dis Furuno radars daardie, dis nog nie Onwa's nie....of is die stern-liggie se glasie dalk te vuil? "Deficiency"... "deficiency"... "deficiency". Tot 'n volgende keer, vrede!

      

               NEW RUBBING BANDS FOR "SAILFISH"

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin, new wooden rubbing bands are being fitted to the tuna pole vessel "Sailfish".

       

     
                  Making sure it's a perfect fit!
       

Indicated below in the red circle the skipper leans out of the wheelhouse side window as he closely follows the progress made by the shipwrights.

       

      
NEW NAME STICKERS FOR "SOUTHERN CROSS"

Previously reported on Wednesday 10 July 2017 by Trawler Heritage, the "Southern Cross" was spotted without her vinyl name stickers on the stern as well as the bow of the vessel. Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017, new vinyl stickers were spotted on the bow and stern.

       

                      
NEW NAME STICKERS FORWARD
       

                         
NEW NAME STICKERS AFT
       

                   "COMET" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake longliner "Comet", receiving a fresh layer of paint, surrounded by several foreign Asian longliners.

       
 
Vat weg daai skuit, sy gaan siektes optel tussen daai vuil rysbakke

                   COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Monday 3 April 2017 at the Cape Docks is the fully occupied Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet present were "Chris Trautman", "Elandsberg", "Ellis S", "Riviergans" and "Adelette".

       

                      THAT'S A SWAFIL AIR VENT!

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 in the Alfred Basin, this air vent was spotted on the crayfish vessel "Silver Fern". What is most peculiar about this specific design is that it originates from the Swafil built boats, and not a Misplon built vessel, like in the case of the "Silver Fern".

       

              "KIANGA" STILL  WITHOUT A NAME

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 is the hake longliner "Kianga" berthed alongside the West Quay, still without a name nor area code.

       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Sistro", "Avro Warrior","Flame Thorn", "Beatrice Marine" and "Okombahe".


                                        
"SISTRO"
       

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

                                   "FLAME THORN"
       

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
       

                                  "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                              "LUCERNE" SET SAIL

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 is the hake side trawler "Lucerne" sails out of the Victoria Basin on route to the fishing grounds.

       

       

                    A VISITOR FROM WALVIS BAY

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 alongside South Arm is the Walvis Bay monk side trawler "Lisinda" berthed amongst the Viking Fishing fleet.

       

                RITCO MARINE READY FOR ACTION

Pictured below on Thursday 3 August 2017 is a refurbished CAT 3412 and gearbox strapped on the back of a crane truck, ready to be delivered to the "Abraham T" in the Cape Docks.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                       
                       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        "OCEANA GARNET" IN SEARCH OF ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Saturday morning 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Garnet" is in search of anchovy off Yzerfontein after leaving Hout Bay harbour the previous afternoon.

       

      
               "DEREK 1" TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress on "Derek 1" as work continues onboard the vessel in order to convert it into an formiddable octopus catcher. 

       

               "DRAKENSKOP" ON HER MOORING

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Drakenskop" is still peacefully resting on her mooring with no signs of any "houseboat" renovations...

       

                CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the the crayfish vessels "Jakkie V" (front) and "Silver Leader (back) resting alongside the presidents jetty.

       

                    "SILVER GALAXY" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the purse seiner "Silver Galaxy" for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint. Although the 2017 pelagic season is still strong in progress, we will from onwards until end January 2018 see more steel purse seiners being slipped in order to miss the end-season rush for available slipway space.

       

               "AMSTELDIEP" STILL AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Amsteldiep" awaits the arrival of an tanker truck in order pump polluted bilge water from the vessel.

       

            "VUNA ELITA" PREPARED FOR SURVEY

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay final preparations are being performed onboard the hake stern trawler, "Vuna Elita" as the vessel was about to be surveyed. 

       

   IMPROVED DECK LAYOUT FOR "BENGUELLA PRIDE"

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the new wooden fish boxes mounted on the working deck of the "Benguella Pride", which is currently being converted into a tuna pole vessel.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       SALVAGING OF THE "GLEN MIST" IN PROGRESS...

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents jetty attempts are currently in progress in order to salvage the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist". Seen below a galvanized superstructure and barge are present. Going to press all attempts to raise the vessel were unsuccessful. At present more than 30 sunken fishing vessels are present at various government proclaimed fishing harbour along the West Coast, perhaps it's time to call in the real specialists...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents jetty is the hake longliner "Pakamani".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the tanker truck is standing by to pump over the polluted bilge water.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the water pump is standing on the deck of the "Amsteldiep".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
 TERRASAN PURSE SEINER FLEET TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Laaiplek is the Terrasan pelagic fleet berthed alongside the wooden jetty. From left to right is "Terrasan 1", "Doloreze" and "Elomi".

       

     "ARANOS" SLEEP VIR "TOWERKOP" HUIS TOE.

Afgeneem hieronder Saterdagoggend 29 Julie 2017 is waarskynlik net 'n eenkeer in 'n leeftyd oomblik toe die "Aranos" vir "Towerkop" moes insleep na Laaiplek toe weens 'n meganiese fout. Gegewe die feit dat die insleep suksesvol uitgevoer is tydens die uitgaande laaggety in die Bergriviermonding met 'n sterk stroom daarby, is maar net weereens 'n bewys oor die kwaliteite en vaardighede waaroor ons trawlkampioen-skippers beskik.

       

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Laaiplek is the Eigevis purse seiner, "Ankoveld" berthed alongside the wooden jetty.

       

                            "MIZPAH" SET SAIL

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Mizpah" sails out of Stompneusbaai on route the fishing grounds.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Southern Belle" is steaming towards Stompneusbaai to discharge anhovy.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Boetie Akie" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Alert III" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Pegasus" is berthed alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty with holds filled with anchovy.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sechaba" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Nossob" is drifting off Slippersbaai as the crew anticipates their turn to off-load anchovy.

       

            13:50pm...
"SECHABA" TO BE OFF-LOADED

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sechaba" sterns into position at the off-load jetty at Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Ruwekus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Eigeveld" sails out of Slippersbaai on route to her berthing space at Laaiplek.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Atlantic Endeavour" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Silver Challenger" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

       

                          
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Antonie W II" sails out of Sandy Point harbour towards the hake stern "Zanemali 1" which was resting on anchor in the bay.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Umdala" sails out of Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

        14:51pm...
"SECHABA" IS STILL OFF-LOADING

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Antonie W II" (right) is seen here nearing the hake stern "Zanemali 1" (right).

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Viva" (left) and "Oceana Paragon" (right)  is steaming towards Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy.

       

       

                                          
"VIVA"
       

                             
"OCEANA PARAGON"
       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Alert III" (left) helps to maneuver the "Starcrest" (right) around the Government Jetty. At the time the purse seine net of the "Starcrest" was to be repaired on the jetty. 

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "South West Falcon" sails out of Stompneusbaai on route to Sandy Point harbour.

       

                                  
"ANTONIE W II"
       

                            
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
       

         15:23pm...
"SECHABA" IS STILL OFF-LOADING...
                                   MAAK KLAAR!
....

       

             OCEANA SE 3 GROOTES LANGS MEKAAR

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 langs die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point hawe is die 3 grootes van Oceana langs mekaar naamlik "Alert II", "Starcrest" en "Emerald Isle". Die ander groote naamlik "Wildekus" was op daardie stadium nog oppad huis...dalk net miskien kry Trawler Heritage dit reg om al 4 grootes langs mekaar te kan afneem...tyd sal leer, kom ons kyk wat gebeur later!

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the assistance of Mnatha had to be called in, in order to deal with a badly torn net of the "Oceana Paragon".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Silver Challenger" sterns away from the jetty as it was their turn to be off-loaded at West Point.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 rol die net van "Oceana Paragon" oor die kragblok tot op die kaai. Die skade aanwesig is alreeds te bespeur...

       

     
Die onderste-sim is  &*@#$! Mens se moed sak sommer
                          weg as jou skuit se net so lyk.  

       
          
                        
   "SILVER CHALLENGER" 
       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sparticus" sails into Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Nossob" sails out of Slippersbaai on route to her berthing space at Laaiplek.

       

              15:49pm...
"SECHABA" OFF-LOADING
                                 ALMOST COMPLETE...


       

             15:57pm...
"SECHABA" MOVES AWAY

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sette Mari" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Ruwekus" is seen here at the discharge jetty of Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Mpho" sails into Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 onboard the "Mpho" is a new hydraulic fish pump, chutes and de-watering screen fitted onboard the vessel which is an absolute necessity for catching anchovy.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Wildekus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

            OCEANA SE 4 GROOTES LANGS MEKAAR

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 langs die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point hawe is die 4 grootste pelagiese bote van Oceana langs mekaar naamlik "Alert II", "Starcrest", "Emerald Isle" en "Wildekus".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Atlantic Enterprise" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of Suid-Oranje.

       

                          "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the purse seine net of the "Starcrest" is laying in the foreground with that of the "Oceana Paragon" in the back ground.

                  

         

                           "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
         

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Umadala" arrives at Sandy Point harbour after discharging at West Point.

         

LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "ANNA" - ARMED SECURITY

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Sandy Point is the obsolete fishing vessel "Anna", now featuring an armed security plate on the wheelhouse door as indicated by the red circle.

         

                   

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Sandy Point both the "Mpho" (left) and "Sparticus" (right) are waiting in the queue to discharge at West Point.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Sandy Point the netmakers are busy repairing the badly torn net of the "Starcrest".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the fully loaded "Ebb Tide" is steaming towards Sandy Point harbour with the "Silver Bounty" following in the back ground.

          

          

                                             
"EBB TIDE"
          

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 onderweg van Stompneusbaai kom maak die "Southern Belle" gou 'n 180 grade draai voor die Trawler Heritage kamera in Sandy Point hawe, voordat hulle weer koers vat see toe vir nog 'n vrag ansjovis.

          

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Silver Bounty" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point. In the background the "Southern Belle" i is seen sailing out to sea.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Neptune" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Concorde" sails out of Sandy Point harbour on route to Stompneusbaai.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the fully laden "Oceana Ruby" sails just north off Shelley Point with holds filled with anchovy, destined for the reduction plant of S.A. Sea Products at Hout Bay, another 12 hours of sailing away. The "Oceana Ruby" however, turned around shortly after this photo was taken, and off-loaded her catch at St.Helena Bay Fishing later that evening.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Concorde" sails past the Shelley Point lighthouse on route to Stompneusbaai.

          

Pictured below on Saturday evening 29 July 2017 the repaired net of the  "Oceana Paragon" is being hauled onboard the vessel.

          

          

          

                                         "EBB TIDE"
          

                                  "SILVER DOLPHIN"
          

                 "OCEANA PARAGON" FULLY LOADED

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Oceana Paragon" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy and a badly torn net.

        

              "COLIN B" IN SEARCH OF SNOEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the Hout Bay based fishing vessel "Colin B", who is currently catching snoek in the St.Helena Bay area.

        

                   NET PROBLEMS FOR "DAGBREEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 a section of the purse seine net of the "Dagbreek" is being repaired on the Suid-Oranje jetty.

        

                  "NOMMER SEWE" TAKES A BREAK 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the crayfish vessel "Nommer Sewe" berthed alongside the wooden jetty.

        

              "JOE DOE" AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the octopus catcher "Joe Doe" which normally operates out of Hout Bay harbour.

        

         "ARANOS" HEADING FOR ELANDSBAAI

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the "Aranos" is seen here sailing out of the Berg River mouth on route to Elandsbaai to catch anchovy.

        

         ST.HELENA BAY FISHING JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the jetty of St.Helena Bay Fishing is surrounded by numerous purse seiners as they queue to be off-loaded. From left to right is "Star Crest", "Alert III", "Oceana Neptune" and "Southern Belle".

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the "Oceana Neptune" maneuvers alongside the "Sette Mari" after returning from the discharge jetty of St.Helena Bay Fishing.

        

                "OCEANA MERCURY" RETURN HOME 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Oceana Mercury" steams past the Shelly Point lighthouse with anchovy in her holds destined for the reduction plant of St.Helena Bay Fishing.

        

         "SETTE MARI" HEADING FOR SLIPPERSBAAI 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Sette Mar" is seen here steaming out of Sandy Point harbour for her turn to be off-loaded at West Point Fishing.

        

              "OCEANA PEGASUS" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Oceana Pegasus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with a moderate catch of anchovy onboard.

        

               "SILVER KATONKEL" FULLY LOADED

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Silver Katonkel" is steaming towards Slippersbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

          "MIZPAH" KOM HUIS TOE...MET 'n LUGVRAG?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 arriveer die "Mizpah" by Sandy Point hawe swaar gelaai met 'n vrag ansjovis aanboord.

        

        

Aangetoon hieronder swaai daar 'n groot sak vis aan die triplex - ons skuite mag nie dekvragte dra nie, let wel "dekvrag", so nou maak ons gebruik van "lugvrag"...daai sak vis raak mos nie aan die dek nie, of hoe?

                    

                          SNOEKERS RETURN HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the snoek handline ski-boat "Elcano" is seen here returning from the fishing grounds.

        

      NEW WEATHER BOARDS FOR "OCEANA PARAGON"

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point the "Oceana Paragon" was spotted with a new set weather boards on her port side after her weather boards was badly damaged within the first few weeks of the new pelagic season.

        

                    "ANKOVELD" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Ankoveld" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with a moderate catch of anchovy onboard.

        

        

                  "ANTONIE W II" IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point shipwrights from Tallie Marine is busy doing repairs to the hull of the "Antonie W" after the vessel was out of action for the entire duration of the 2017 pelagic season thus far.

        

        

                   "DUINEKUS" STERNS AWAY

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Duinekus" sterns around the Suid-Oranje jetty after the discharge process was completed.

        

                     "SECHABA" RETURNS HOME 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Sechaba" steams towards the Suid-Oranje jetty with anchovy in her holds.

        

          "OCEANA PARAGON" NET BEING REPAIRED 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the net of the "Oceana Paragon" is being repaired on the Government Jetty at Sandy Point harbour.

        

        

             LATEST PROGRESS ON "ANTOINETTE"

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the Walvis Bay snoeker, "Antoinette" now featuring a new freezer room on the main deck. The wheelhouse has also been put back into place after the vessel received a new main engine and genset recently.

        

                         "SAO GABRIEL" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the hake longliner "Sao Gabriel" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point is "Boetie Akie" (left) and "Mizpah" (right).

        

                              "BOSBOK" HOU NOG UIT...


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 in Sandy Point hawe dryf die "Bosbok" nog bo die water, maar ten spyte van die feit dat die skuit se kondisie daagliks versleg.

        

                      "RUWEKUS" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Ruwekus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

                                 ROEI MANNE ROEI!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 buitekant Hannasbaai is twee vissers in 'n bakkie met buiteboordmotor probleme. Die "cowling" lÍ in die laai, maar gelukkig het hulle roeispane byderhand gehad om weer by die wal te kon kom.

        

             "SECHABA" HEADING FOR SLIPPERSBAAI 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 alongside the jetty at Suid-Oranje Visserye, the "Sechaba" awaits her turn to discharge, second in-row after the "Dagbreek".

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Eigeveld" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour alongside the Government Jetty is the "Emerald Isle" (left) and "Oceana Neptune" (right).

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty from left to right is "Ruwekus", "Sechaba" and "Dagbreek".

        

               MNATHA DELIVERS A REPAIRED NET

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 a purse seine repaired by Mnatha is being delivered by truck to the Government Jetty at Sandy Point harbour.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Lisa Ann" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 Mnatha is busy off-loading the net from the back of the truck. In the background is the "Emerald Isle".

        

              "TERRASAN 1" RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Laaiplek is the purse seiner "Terrasan 1" resting alongside the wooden jetty.

        

              "DOLOREZE" ARRIVES AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Laaiplek the "Doloreze" arrives at the wooden jetty on route from the Suid-Oranje jetty.

        

              NET FISHERS ARRIVES AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 two net fishers returns from the sea and steams up the Berg River to their jetty at Velddrif.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Silver Dolphin" is seen here berthed alongside the Laaiplek Slipway jetty.

        

   PURSE SEINERS IN THE QUEUE AT AMAWANDLE PELAGIC

Pictured below on Monday evening 24 July 2017 at Laaiplek several purse seiners were berthed at the Amawandle Pelagic jetty as they wait to be off-loaded. Present in queue at the time were "Stormkop","Umfana" and "Atlantic Leader".

                                      "STORMKOP"
        

                                           "UMFANA"
        

                                  "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

          OP DIE LUGWEE VAN DIE "OCEANA MAAN"...

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 hoog bokant Laaiplek is 'n passiersvliegtuig onderweg na Amerika op 'n transatlantiese vlug.

        

        DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG NOG LANK NIE VERBY

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 kort na sonsak is die ingang van die Bergriviermonding by Laaiplek, maar vir die pelagiese bemannings is die dag nog lank nie verby nie. Op die horison vaar die "Sette Mari" onderweg na Elandsbaai vir haar tweede trip vir die dag.

        

                                   "SETTE MARI"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 op Laaiplek vaar die "Nossob" op die horison oppad na Sandy Point hawe met 'n vrag ansjovis aanboord.

        

   ("WILDE WILLEMIEN" SLEEP 'N ERTSDRAER HUIS TOE)

        

                           NUWE MUUR VIR EIGEVIS

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 in Laaiplek hawe is 'n nuwe muur wat opgerig word op die perseel van Eigevis wat die ou draadheining gaan vervang.

        

       "DABULAMANZI" ARRIVEER VEILIG IN ROOIBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 lÍ die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" langs haar houtkaai in Rooibaai nadat die skuit net die vorige dag vanuit Houtbaai gevaar het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 lÍ die "Atlantic Leader" nog langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai en wag vir 'n aflaaibeurt.

        

         "OCEANA GARNET" DISCHARGE ANCHOVY

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Garnet" is being discharged at the factory of S.A. Sea Products. Having left Hout Bay on Friday afternoon 21 July, they sailed north towards the vicinity of Elandsbaai where the anchovy was to be found, filled the fishing holds and sailed back to Hout Bay harbour to off-load.

        

       "OCEANA ORION" TAKES DIESEL ONBOARD

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Orion" is berthed at the diesel depot at Jetty No.3. Like the "Oceana Garnet", the "Oceana Orion" also left Hout Bay harbour on Friday afternoon and sailed north towards Elandsbaai to catch anchovy, and arrived back at Hout Bay harbour in the early morning hours on Sunday 23 July. However, at the time the diesel tanks were filled once again, preparing the vessel to sail south towards Gansbaai in search of anchovy.


        

              "OCEANA RUBY" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Ruby" steams into Hout Bay, laying deep in the water with anchovy in her holds caught off Elandsbaai.


        

                             LINE FISHERS SET SAIL


Pictured below on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay a high speed handline ski-boat set sail to the fishing grounds in pursuit of snoek.


        

                     "AUGUSTA 1" TAKES A BREAK


Pictured below on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay alongside the northern mole is the hake longliner "Augusta 1".


        

   
      "OCEANA CONCORDE" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Concorde" steams into Hout Bay with anchovy in her holds caught off Elandsbaai.


        

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the crew of the "Oceana Concorde" looks on as the vessel is about to dock at the ice tower.

        

   
            BATTLE SCARS FOR "OCEANA RUBY"

Pictured on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay crew members of the "Oceana Ruby" are busy to remove a metal band which has become detach from the top rubbing band, as a direct result of the bad sea conditions encountered whilst steaming back to Hout Bay harbour.


        

      THE FAMOUS WRECKS OF HOUT BAY HARBOUR


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is a selection of wrecks occupying precious berthing space at Hout Bay harbour. Seen below is the northern side of the Service Jetty containing 7 wrecks.


        

Seen below is the southern side of the Service Jetty containing a further 2 wrecks. The "Asterix" berthed towards the end is occupying the only available space along the entire 300 meter jetty - the rest is obscured by sunken vessels.

        

                SEA WATER AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is an empty bottle of vodka laying on the whale back steel frame of the "Alistair".


        

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 during the prevailing spring tide is the remains of the "Lesley J".

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 during the prevailing spring tide is the remains of the former Walvis Bay purse seiner "Eiland Urk".

        

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is the remains of the former purse seiner "Oceana Krans". This vessel is unable to sink any further since it has sunk on top of another vessel who had sunk on the same spot a few years earlier.

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is the "Asterix" which had spent some quality time on the Hout Bay slipway recently after the vessel had sprung a leak and almost ended on the bottom of Hout Bay harbour.

        

           WHERE IS THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION?


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay slipway, vast amounts of pebbles, stones, sand and general garbage were still present at the entrance to the northern mole as a direct result of the big storm of 7 June which has swept over the area. Serious questions remain as to why this storm damage was never cleaned up.


        

          "COLLEEN" SUNK IN HOUT BAY HARBOUR

Despite all efforts to raise the sunken fishing vessel "Colleen" on 20 June 2017, divers were unable to successfully salvaged the vessel. Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 the "Colleen" has seemingly now find her final resting place. At present there is now 18 sunken fishing vessels within the confinements of Hout Bay harbour, although the Department of Public Works claims that there is only 10 sunken fishing vessels - It's not a matter of what the naked eye can see protruding the surface of the water, it's what the naked eye cannot see that is hidden beneath the surface!

        

             "WINDHOEK" HET "LAGER" PROBLEME...


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 23 Julie 2017 op die Houtbaai skeepshelling is die "Windhoek" met talle vrot ribbes wat vervang moet word.


        

        

        

      OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the entire Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Silver Fish", "Benyami", "Paulsberg" and "Grysbok".


        

        

         "OCEANA ORION" SET SAIL FOR GANSBAAI


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the "Oceana Orion" sails out of Hout Bay harbour on route to Gansbaai in search of anchovy.

        

            DIE ROBKOLONIE VAN HOUTBAAI HAWE


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 23 Julie 2017 is maar net 'n handtjie vol robbe wat tans teenwoordig is in Houtbaai se hawe op 'n permanente grondslag.


        

        LATEST PROGRESS ON "OCEANA AMETHYST"


Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the latest progress onboard the "Oceana Amethyst" as new stanchions and rails are being fitted to the starboard side of the vessel.


        

        
                   
Dit lyk en ruik sommer weer soos 1967!

             "OCEANA GARNET" STERNS AWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay the "Oceana Garnet" sterns away from the discharge jetty after the discharging process were comepleted.

        

Pictured below the crew waves to the crew of the "Oceana Ruby" as they passes by on route to the discharge jetty.

        

Pictured below the "Oceana Garnet" maneuvers to the diesel depot located at Jetty No.3.

        
        
             "OCEANA RUBY" DISCHARGE ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Ruby" is being discharged at the factory of S.A. Sea Products.

                  

        

                       JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the fully occupied Jetty No.3. Amongst the fleet home were "Kingfisher", "Langeberg", "Oceana Clipper", "Swordfish" and "Captain De Sousa".

        

                                     "GIRL JUDITH"
             

                                      "SWORDFISH"
        

                                      "KINGFISHER"
        

                                 "SEAWIN SAPPHIRE"
        

                                       "ROOIBERG"
        

    
"OCEANA GARNET" SET SAIL FOR GANSBAAI

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the "Oceana Garnet" sails out of Hout Bay harbour on route to Gansbaai in search of anchovy shortly after the diesel tanks were topped up.  

        

      THE CRAYFISH VESSELS HEADS FOR CAPE POINT

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay numerous west coast crayfish vessels set sail south to the fishing grounds off Cape Point. Amongst the vessels were "Zanemali", "Boesmanland", "Boland" and "Girl Judith".

                            
         "ZANEMALI"
        

                               
"BOESMANLAND"
        

                                         
"BOLAND"
        
        
                                  
"GIRL JUDITH"
        

                               
"PLETTENBERG"
        

                            WE'RE GOING HOME!!!

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the 30 foot crayfish vessel "Dabulamanzi" sails out of the harbour at full speed heading back home to Rooibaai situated in the Berg River, having filled their 2016/2017 crayfish quota during the previous week.

        

           "OCEANA CONCORDE" DISCHARGE ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Concorde" is being discharged at the factory of S.A. Sea Products.
        
        

       GAAN JULLE "SAMPLES" TREK VAN DAAI MODDER?

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 23 Julie 2017 loop die ansjovis-pappery oor die aflaaiband oppad na die visputte. Ten spyte van die feit dat die vis in hierdie kondisie afgelaai is, het daar nog steeds 'n inspekteur met sy graaf kom "samples" trek om die komposisie van die pappery na te gaan om seker te maak dis wel ansjovis wat hier afgelaai word...sies!

        

               "OCEANA RUBY" IN SEARCH OF DIESEL

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Ruby" maneuvers alongside the diesel depot at Jetty No.3.

        

                   HAKE LONGLINERS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the neat and well maintained hake longliners "Penkop II" (left) and "Aquilla" (right).

        

    HOUT BAY HARBOUR - HERE COME MORE TROUBLES!!!

           PITTED CORROSION ON "SEAN PAQUITO"

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is just a small area of the badly corroded hull of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Sean Paquito".

        

                         "NICO S" RUSTING AWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the badly rusted fiber glass hull of the obsolete crayfish vessel "Nico S", who's overall condition is busy to deteriorate at an alarming rate. One can only guess when the stern gland will finally perish which will result in yet another sunken vessel...

        

         "HANGBERG" CAULKING BUSY TO PEEL OUT

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay the caulking of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Hangberg" is busy peeling out from the seams due to the planks drying out.

        

      
 "ANNELIESE" CAULKING BUSY TO PEEL OUT

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay the caulking on the bow section of the obsolete hake longliner "Anneliese" is busy peeling out from the seams due to the planks drying out.


        

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete purse seiner "Edelweiss". At present the overall condition of this vessel is busy to deteriorate continuously.

        

    "VUNA ELITA" AWAITS SEAWORTHY INSPECTION


Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Vuna Elita" from Mossel Bay, who eagerly awaits her annual seaworthy inspection before commencing fishing again.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Indicated below by the red circle the navigation lights situated on the main mast are facing in a slight upward position...

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
"AMSTELDIEP" DECK - PLANKS AND CONCRETE

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the unique main deck of the hake side trawler "Amsteldiep" operating out of Mossel Bay. Seen below the main deck consists out of a combination of wooden planks and concrete.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
"INTINI" HEADING FOR THE FISHING GROUNDS

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the hake longliner "Intini" is seen here sailing out of Saldanha Bay harbour on route to the fishing grounds.


          

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Ubuntu", "Conquistador", "Abraham T", "Blue Dolphin" and "Bella Da Lunar"
to mention just a few.

       


                                          "KU-ULA"
       

      "SOUTHERN CROSS" NAME STICKERS GONE


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin the "Southern Cross" is seen here without her vinyl name stickers on the the stern as indicated by the red circle. Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 10 July 2017 the vinyl stickers on the forward whaleback area were also missing. At that time the vinyl name stickers on the stern were still present.

           

                 "AMORIA" BACK IN THE WATER


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 alongside the West Quay is the "Amoria" neatly painted after the vessel had spent some time on the Cape Syncrolift over the past few weeks.


       

          CAPE DOCKS HARBOUR SURROUNDINGS
                            IS GETTING SMALLER...


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin is a group of fishing vessels surrounded by tall office blocks standing on ground once occupied by fish processing plants and boat yards. As more and more land within the Cape Docks area are being occupied by retail shops, show rooms and residential flats, one starts to get the feeling that the core around which this harbour has developed over many centuries, namely the maritime and fishing industries are slowly but surely being dispersed further and further away out of the harbour area by current developments...


       

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Nicolette".

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake side trawler "Lee Anne", owned and operated by Viking Fishing.

       

             "KIANGA" STILL ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Kianga" is still not ready to go back into the water due to maintenance work. To date the "Kianga" has spent just over 4 weeks on the syncrolift.
  

       

      KYK NET SO, GANSBAAI SE EERSTE PLIMSOLL!


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 19 Julie 2017 'n die Plimsoll waterlyn merk wat geverf is op die romp van die "Kianga", dit sal die eerste skuit ooit op Gansbaai wees met 'n Plimsoll teken.


       
  
Trawler Heritage kan aan 'n paar booteienaars dink wat eers
   sal wag totdat die swartmossels tot op die lyn groei voordat die
   skuit weer slip toe sal gaan...

         "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT STILL IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 paint, thinners and marine ply sheets are visible on the deck of the "Abe Shapiro" as the vessel continues to be re-built into a formidable tuna pole vessel.


       

      "VICKY ROSE" RECEIVES A NEW GM-HEART


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at Kalk Bay onboard the "Vicky Rose", preparations are being made to lower a brand new GM main engine through the fish hold hatch, from where it will be rigged into the engine room.


                

Pictured below standing on the jetty is the new GM main engine ready to be installed.

                     

Pictured below the engine is being lowered down the fish hold hatch.

                                  

                "STAALKOP" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 the hake longliner "Staalkop" arrives back home on route from the fishing grounds.


       

   
"TORALLA" SHOWS OFF NEW NAME...BUT CAN
                       ONE ACTUALLY READ IT?

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 alongside the Elbow in the Cape Docks is the hake stern trawler "Toralla", featuring her name painted in a new style, that is black letters on a blue background as indicated by the red circle - hard to read one has to agree.


       

Pictured below is the former style in which the name was displayed - black letters on a white background. Interesting though, indicated by the red circle, is the name of the vessel presented in weld-on letters. It's already an indication that whoever has painted this vessel did not even bother to make use of large format stencils in order to replicate the name, they simply made use of the smaller weld-on letters.

   

           
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 are two stern trawlers who had return home recently, namely "African Queen" and "Flame Thorn".


                                  
"AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

                                 
"FLAME THORN"
       

             THE FRESHEST FISH FINGERS IN TOWN


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 buckets of fresh hake are being off-loaded from "Flame Thorn".


       

                     VIKING FISHING FLEET AT HOME


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 several fishing vessels forming part of the Viking Fishing fleet were berthed alongside South Arm. Berthed alongside each other from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Cape Frio" and "Casablanca".


       

                     GOOD-LUCK "KENTUCKY"!


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 the hake longliner "Kentucky" sails out of the Cape Docks into an stiff north-westerly breeze on route to the fishing grounds.

       

       

          "SEAWIN EMERALD" LANDS SWORDFISH


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay a mobile crane and forklift is being used to off-load a decent catch of swordfish.


       

                

       

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the sister vessel "Seawin Diamond" berthed just aft of the "Seawin Emerald". One has to agree that both vessels overall are exceptionally well maintained.

       

      PAINT JOB COMMENCE ONBOARD "AMORIA"

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the hull of the "Amoria" has received a fresh layer of paint.

       

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 is the new black painted freeing ports fitted to the "Amoria".

       

    "COMPASS CHALLENGER" STILL ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" who had received a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance since the vessel was lifted onto the syncrolift on Thursday 22 June 2017.


       

    "BELLA DA LUNAR" SPOTTED IN THE ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 berthed alongside the East Quay between the "Oceana Topaz" and "Sandveld III" is the tuna pole "Bella Da Lunar", which is normally seen berthed in the Elliot Basin rather than in the Alfred Basin.


           

            "MAREDON" FOUNDERS OFF THYSPUNT

The South African Fishing Industry moans the loss of  8 fishermen at sea after the newest vessel in the South African fleet, the 65 foot "Maredon" had capsized in heavy seas. Pictured below at sunrise on Sunday morning 16 July 2017 is the capsized hull of the chokka vessel "Maredon", being washed up onto the shore at Sunset Rocks on the Eastern Cape coastline. The "Maredon" was only a mere 3 months old, after the vessel was launched earlier this year on 30 March 2017.

       

From the archives, Trawler Heritage readers will recall this photo below posted on Thursday 30 March 2017, of the "Maredon" being transported to Sandy Point harbour for the launch of the new vessel. 

           

         
"DEREK 1" STARBOARD SIDE REINFORCED

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the heavily reinforced starboard side of the vessel as the vessel is being transformed into an octopus catcher.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
"BENGUELLA PRIDE"...NOTHING LINES UP!

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Benguella Pride". Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 9 July 2017, the misalignment of the bottom rubbing bands were pointed out. However now that the paint job has been completed, it is evident that whoever painted this vessel has no idea what a "waterline" is. As indicated by the red circles below, one has to agree that something drastically went wrong during the paint job...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         "JACOB V " RUBBING BANDS FALLING APART

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a metal strip which has become undone from the rubbing band on the starboard side of the crayfish vessel "Jacob V". Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 25 June 2017, the badly damaged rubbing bands on the port side of the vessel was pointed out.
 

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 "EMERALD DAWN" LOOKS WEARY

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest jetty is the hake stern trawler "Emerald Dawn". The trawl gantry and wheelhouse is rather rusty, a characteristic not that evident when she was operated by Merlus Fishing out of Walvis Bay.

       
       

       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
           REFURBISHMENT OF NEW HEART FOR
                       "ABRAHAM T" IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Friday 14 July 2017 at Ritco Marine is the "new" CAT 3412 waiting to be refurbished before installation will commence onboard the "Abraham T".

      
      
(Photo: J.De Faria)

  
                   NEW GEARBOX TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on Friday 14 July 2017 at Ritco Marine the spray job on the  "new" gearbox to accompany the CAT 3412 is completed.

                 
                 
(Photo: J.De Faria)

             "ABRAHAM T" SAYS FAREWELL TO HER
                                FAITHFUL CAT D353

Pictured below on Friday 14 July 2017 onboard the "Abraham T" the CAT D353 has been rigged from the engine bed and moved towards an opening made especially in the fish hold partition in order to rig the engine off the vessel. In the foreground the old gearbox is still visible. This specific CAT D353 engine was the last remaining engine still in operation in Southern Africa.

                           
                           
(Photo: J.De Faria)

                 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Lucerne", "Portunity","Isabella Marine" and "Forest Lily".


                                        
"LUCERNE"
       

                                
       "PORTUNITY"
       

                                
"ISABELLA MARINE"
       

                                   
"FOREST LILY"
       

FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Malagas II" and "Staalkop".


                                         
"KARIBA"
       

                                   
"STAALKOP"
       

                                      
"MALAGAS II"
       

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty wood working equipment is present on the deck of the "Abe Shapiro" as the re-building of the vessel continues.

       

  NEW HULL PLATES AND FREEING PORTS FOR "AMORIA"

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift new hull plates and freeing ports are being fitted to the "Amoria".

       

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 is two freeing ports added to the port side of the vessel.

       

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 is two new pieces of hull plates which had been welded into the hull.

       

             "KIANGA" JOINS DYER EILAND VISSERYE


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the "Kianga", neatly painted in the distinctive colour scheme of Dyer Eiland Visserye fleet based at Gansbaai. The "Kianga" was previously owned and operated by Pescanova.

       

     "COMPASS CHALLENGER" PROP AND SHAFT ARRIVES


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 at the Cape Syncrolift is the refurbished variable pitch prop and shaft belonging to the "Compass Challenger" ready for fitment.

       

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Oceana Topaz" and "Christie Sue".


                               "OCEANA TOPAZ"
       

                                  "CHRISTIE SUE"
       

                     RITCO MARINE TO THE RESCUE!
 
  A "NEW" HEART IS BEING DELIVERED FOR "ABRAHAM T"


Pictured below on Wednesday 12 July 2017 a second-handed CAT 3412 arrives on the back of a truck at the premises of Ritco Marine, intended to be refurbished and installed into the engine room of the "Abraham T".

           
           
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Over the next couple of weeks this CAT 3412 will be transformed into an formidable marine engine in the skilful hands off Ritco Marine - just wait and see!


           
           
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

              "ADENIA" IN PURSUIT OF ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 the "Adenia" sails out of Saldanha Bay harbour, south towards the vicinity of Cape Point in search of anchovy.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 the purse seiner "Southern Belle" maneuvers around the Premier Fishing jetty. Pictured alongside the jetty is the "Mizpah".

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 at Pepper Bay the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" sets off for an days work at the aquaculture farms located in the bay.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 at Pepper Bay a portion of the Weight House building had to be demolished after structural damage was sustained to the building and jetty during the big storm on 7 June 2017.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 at Pepper Bay the aquaculture vessels "Inkala" (left) and "Mossel" (right) is being prepared by their respective crews for an days work on the aquafarms.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Armando", "Windhoek", "Blue Dolphin", and "Santa Monica", to mention just a few.
   

                       
             "ARMANDO"
       

                                    
"WINDHOEK"
       

                                
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
       

                                     
"TOMREN"
            

      "ABRAHAM T " STUCK WITH BROKEN MAIN ENGINE


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Abraham T" stuck with a broken CAT D353 main engine, which has prevent the vessel to go fishing ever since returning from the Sandy Point slipway towards the end of June 2017.


       

          "SOUTHERN CROSS" NAME STICKERS GONE


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the
tuna pole vessel "Southern Cross" spotted without her vinyl name stickers on the forward whaleback section as indicated by the red circle.


       

                   

              "ECHALAR" RENAMED "UMZABALAZO"


Pictured below alongside South Arm in the Cape Docks on Monday 10 July 2017 is the 259 foot hake stern trawler, formerly known as "Echalar" which was renamed "Umzabalazo" recently.

        

        

       "COMPASS CHALLENGER" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" who had received a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance since the vessel was lifted onto the syncrolift on Thursday 22 June 2017.


       

      DYER EILAND VISSERYE FLEET ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai hake longliner "Amoria" (front) and the latest edition to the Dyer Eiland Visserye fleet "Kianga" (back) which will receive a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance over the next couple of weeks at the Cape Docks.


       

    IMPALA FISHING FLEET RETURNS TO THE CAPE DOCKS


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 at the Alfred Basin is the West Coast crayfish vessels "Newlands" (left) and "Impala" (right) who had returned home recently after the respective quotas were filled recently. Both vessels will now be idle until the start of the 2017/2018 crayfish season,


       

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Fuchsia", "Bluebell","Flame Thorn", "Allin", "Andromeda" and "Beatrice Marine".


                                        
"FUCHSIA"
       

                                 
  "FLAME THORN"
       

                                      
"BLUEBELL"
       

                                         
"ALLIN"
       

                                     
"ANDROMEDA"
       

                           
"BEATRICE MARINE"
       

        "OCEANA ROCKET" PREPARED FOR FISHING

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Cape Docks final preparations are being made onboard the "Oceana Rocket" for an upcoming fishing trip.


       

                "SILVERFERN" RETURNS HOME


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 the "Silverfern" is about to enter the Victoria Basin on route from Kalk Bay after filling her 2016/2017 West Coast crafish quota.

       

             "SAO GABRIEL" GOES BACK TO SEA


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Cape Docks final preparations are being made onboard the "Sao Gabriel" for an upcoming fishing trip. This trip was to be first fishing trip for this vessel in several months, after laying idle in the Alfred Basin.


       

Pictured below the "Sao Gabriel" crew is busy preparing the numerous hooks and lines as well as bait.

       

                      TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT!


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 the "Silverfern" passes by close to the entrance of "The Cut" as the vessel proceeds pass the swing bridge on route to her berthing space in the Alfred Basin.


       

It's been a hard season - the wear and tear on the hull of the "Silverfern" is evident as 4 different hull colours from her past is visible...


       

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 the "Oceana Rocket" sails towards the fuel depot, before finally set sail to the fishing grounds.

       

   "INTERSEA 22" ALONGSIDE THE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 9 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. To date not much progress is visible in order to convert the vessel into an diamond recovery vessel.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     "BENGUELLA PRIDE " VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 9 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the "Benguella Pride" for a fresh layer of paint to be added to her hull.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Trawler Heritage readers will recall this nameplate mounted to the transom of the "Benguella Pride" hiding some obscure wood work, but there is some more misalignments not spotted previously...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Indicated below by the red circle, the joint of the bottom rubbing bands does not align with each other.

          

                             NEW AREA CODE "MPHO"

Pictured below on Wednesday 5 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay at the Cape Docks the "Mpho" was not only spotted hauling a small mesh net onboard, but also a featuring a new nameplate on the port side...

          

Indicated below by the red circle is a new nameplate featuring a new Cape Town area code
"CTA 804".

          


      LATEST PROGRESS ONBOARD "ABE SHAPIRO"

Pictured below on Wednesday 5 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty the newly fitted wheelhouse onboard the "Abe Shapiro" is taking shape as more and more equipment are being installed.   

     
     
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                         
                         
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                
NEW BREED FIBER GLASS VESSEL
                     LAUNCHED AT SALDANHA BAY


Pictured below at Saldanha Bay Yachtport on Monday 3 July 2017 is the latest fiber glass vessel to be launched on the West Coast. The 45 foot "Spirit of Malaka" came from the mould of the former Saldanha Bay boat building company CJ Plastics, who had built several large crayfish vessels during the early 2000's, such as the "Zanemali" and "Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi". The "Sprit of Malaka" however, was built at Atlantis and was transported by road to Saldanha Bay for the launch. The new vessel will operate as a ferry between the African mainland and several smaller islands along the coast of East Africa.

      

       "BORDEAUX II" LAID TO REST AT  LAMBERTS BAY

Pictured below at the residence of the Brink family house at Lamberts Bay, is the stern section of the former Walvis Bay purse seiner "Bordeaux II", who has now find a final resting place after the vessel was scrapped towards the end of 2016. The stern was transported by road from Walvis Bay to Lamberts Bay recently. The "Bordeaux II" was the pride of the Brink family from 1965 until 1988 when the vessel was sold to new owners.

           
           
(Photo: J.Brink)

             PURSE SEINERS GOES BACK TO SEA

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point and Laaiplek is a selection of photos taken of the purse seiners returning home after the fleet were prevented from going to sea due to the prevailing Cape winter storms. Unfortunately on the day none of the vessels at sea were successful catching any anchovy.  

                           "ELOMI" STERNS AWAY


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Elomi" sterns away from the Presidents Jetty on route to her berthing space at Laaiplek, after the crew had spent some time sheltering in the harbour as they awaited the rising tide to enter the Berg River mouth.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Gregory Justin" steams into the harbour with empty holds.

          
      
Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Elomi" steams out of the harbour on route to Laaiplek.

          

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Stormkop" sails on a silver sea past Sandy Point on route to Laaiplek, like the rest of the fleet her holds were also empty.

          

                   PURSE SEINERS ARRIVE AT LAAIPLEK


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the purse seiners sail within the notorious "half-mile" before reaching the entrance of the Berg River mouth during the rising tide. From left to right is "Stormkop", "Loeriesfontein" and "Elomi". For more footage regarding this event, also view the video "Laaiplek 25 Junie 2017" on the Trawler Heritage main page.

          

                                      "STORMKOP"
        

                                  "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                                       "ELOMI"
        

                        "TERRASAN 1" ARRIVES HOME
        

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

         TRAWLER HERITAGE JAAG DIE TALLIE SUSSIES 


Dis nie elke dag dat mens drie van die 72 voet Tallie-bousels in aksie sien nie, maar op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 het Trawler Heritage dit vermag om 3 van die suster-skuite, naamlik "Viva", "Vleigans" en "Wildegans II" te kon afneem by Sandy Point hawe en 20 minute later by Laaiplek. Dan is daar ook nog 'n 4de sussie genaamd "Tina", dalk nie heeltemal so aantreklik soos haar pelagiese susters nie, maar nogtans 'n kuier werd wanneer Trawler Heritage weer in die Kaapse Dokke is.

                         
                 "VIVA"
          


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the Gansbaai purse seiners "Vleigans" (front) and "Wildegans II" (back) cautiously make way to the entrance of the Berg River.

        

                                  
"VLEIGANS"
        

                        
           "WILDEGANS II"
        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the "Wildegans II" has safely navigated her way into the harbour area, now looking for available berthing space.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the "Vleigans" is also looking for available berthing space.

        

                
A-ha!, find a space, alongside "Eigeveld"...


        

    DIE OU EN DIE NUWE GENERASIE GLASVESELS...


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 op Laaiplek is nog rare hedendaagse verskynsel...'n nuwe generasie Tallie bousel wat langs 'n ou generasie Maritime Industries bousel vasgemaak is.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 alongside the Amawandle Jetty at Laaiplek is "Umfana" (left) and "Aranos" (right).

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Laaiplek is the 83 foot purse seiner "Dagbreek".

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Laaiplek Slipway is the diamond recovery vessel "Liam".

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at the Laaiplek Slipway is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Roseveld". Seen below the hull is now hauled up onto the sandy river bank from where the vessel will be broken up

        

                   "NOMMER SEWE" AT SANDY POINT


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point is the West Coast crayfish vessel "Nommer Sewe", berthed alongside the wooden jetty.

        

              "SOUTH WEST LAPWING" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the hake longliner "South West Lapwing", for a fresh layer of paint and some much needing repairs to her planking on either side of the vessel as indicated below.

        

Pictured below planks had been removed from the forward bow area.

                    

                      "ANTOINETTE" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the snoek handline vessel, "Antoinette" from Walvis Bay.

        


                                      
Starboard View

        

                                      
Port Side View
        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Tallie Marine is a new deck freezer room to be installed onto the "Antoinette".

        

                       "ENDEAVOUR" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the snoek handline vessel, "Endeavour" from Walvis Bay.

                  

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 all the nameplates had been removed from the "Endeavour", who up to now was still displaying an Gordons Bay area code (SW) instead of an Namibian area code.

        

    
CAPE OF STORMS KEEPS PELAGIC FLEET AT HOME


At present this is an daily sight at most West Coast jetties - purse seiners laying idle due to stormy seas battering the South African West Coast on a daily basis has kept the pelagic fleets at home for most of the month of June, which has allowed for only 3 sea-going days thus far.

        


                       PURSE SEINERS TAKING A REST


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour from left to right are the purse seiners "Kavalier", "Boetie Akie", "Silver Katonkel" ,"Silver Dolpinh", "Atlantic Endeavour", "Silver Bounty" and "Silver Galaxy".

        

        BRAND NEW FISH PUMP HOSE FOR "KAVALIER"


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the "Kavalier" featuring a brand new fish pump hose, after the hose has burst off De Kelders on the evening of 19 May 2017.

        

      STEEL RE-ENFORCING FOR "SOUTH WEST FALCON"


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour are some steel re-enforcing added to the bulwarks of the "South West Falcon" recently.

        

              "KAVALIER"
(left);   "BOETIE AKIE" (right)   
        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour from left to right is "Silver Katonkel", "Atlantic Endeavour" and "Silver Dolphin".

        

                          "BOSBOK" HOU NOG UIT...


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 in Sandy Point hawe dryf die "Bosbok" nog bo die water, maar ten spyte van die feit dat die skuit se kondisie daagliks versleg.

        

                    
Die kalfaat is besig om uit te rafel...
        

 "OCEANA PEGASUS"
(front);   "OCEANA PARAGON" (back) 
        

                                       "ALERT III"
        
 
      "OCEANA MERCURY"
(front);  "WILDEKUS" (back)
        

                   THE NEW FACE OF "LISA ANN"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point is the new bow of the  "Lisa Ann" after the vessel had undergone some serious "steel surgery" at the Saldanha Bay slipway over the past couple of weeks after the vessel was involved in a collision with a iron ore carrier on 4 May 2017.

                                      "NEW BOW"
        

                                        "OLD BOW"
    

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the snoek handline boat "Milla" returns back to the harbour.

        

      
MAIN ENGINE FITTED IN "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay it was all out action in order to put the MTU main engine back into position after the entire engine had to be removed for an overall, half-way through the 2017 pelagic season. Seen below one can clearly see the cutting marks in the port side shelter deck through which the motor had to be lifted in and out of the engine room.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017, Colin and his shipwright team is busy replacing the sidewalls of the galley and mess area onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise" which had to be cut away in order to retrieve and lower the engine back into place again.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below new cross beams for the mess flooring are being put into place.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the engine room onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the hydraulic pump system onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the MTU is being lowered into position.

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Finally, the heart of the "Atlantic Enterprise" is back into position. Let's go fishing!

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
                              THIS IS HERITAGE!

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 onboard the "Emerald" is this fish bucket, which still bears the marking of the former Laaiplek fish factory - Marine Products.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Harvest Bounty" was the only vessel from the Sea Harvest fleet based Saldanha Bay which was home at the time.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the hake side trawler "Amsteldiep" is seen here resting alongside the Sea Harvest jetty.

        

          
NUWE NAAMBORD VERBLOEM BROUWERK
           OP "BENGUELLA PRIDE" SE AGTERSTEWE

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 op Saldanhabaai is ;n nuwe naambord op die agterstewe van die "Benguella Pride" - strategies vasgespyker om al die brouwerk te verbloem. Kom laat ons kyk...

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die nuwe naambord...maar hoe lyk dit onder daardie naambord?

        

Voorheen vertoon op Trawler Heritage op 5 Maart 2017 is die agterstewe van die "Benguella Pride" wat meer lyk of daar met afvalplankies gewerk is...daardie planke word nou verbloem deur die nuwe naambord.

         

    

          
"OOSTERDAM" BATTERED DURING STORM

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the badly damaged bulwarks of the obsolete "Oosterdam", which was inflicted during the big storm of 7 June 2017.

        

             
"PORTUNITY" TAKES AN OPPORTUNITY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Portunity" now displaying a new area code
"CTA 803"...however just a mere a 5 meters towards amidships, the old area code "PNA 591" is still being displayed...

        

Ok, so die skuit se kop kom van die Kaap en die res van die skuit kom van Port Nolloth...aai die blinde surveyor se knieŽ is ook seker nou besig om in te gee dat hy nie die ekstra paar tree kan loop om te sien wat op die skuit se kop geverf is nie?

        

        

Pictured below is the stern view of the "Portunity". Let's have a closer look at the navigation light on top of the trawl gantry...

        

          
Pictured below is the stern lamp facing upwards...

        

  
    CRAYFISH VESSELS RETURN TO SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay are several crayfish vessels who had returned back to port after their 2016/2017 west coast crayfish quotas had been filled.

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

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay plastic bags are wrapped around the ventilation inlets on the fore deck of the "Boland".

        
        
            "SILVER LEADER"
(left);   "JAKKIE V" (right)
        

 
    ANOTHER NEW VINYL NAME STICKER FOR "DEREK 1"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay, new vinyl stickers are once again to be seen on the stern of "Derek 1". Previously reported on 9 April 2017, a new vinyl sticker was also spotted on the stern of this vessel.

                              "NEW" VINYL STICKERS
        
       

                                
"OLD" VINYL STICKER
          

    "INTERSEA 22" ALONGSIDE THE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Towards the end of May, the "Intersea 22" briefly visited the Saldanha Bay slipway.

        

        

  
            "AQUATIC V" RESTING ON ANCHOR

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the tidy and well maintained aquaculture vessel "Aquatic V".

        

           FINAL REMAINS OF "OCEANA AKWARIUS"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Oceana Akwarius" standing on dry ground comprising out of the bilge and dead-wood sections.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the crayfish vessel "Jacob V"  who had returned back to port after her 2016/2017 west coast crayfish quotas had been filled. Looking closely one will notice that her port side rubbing bands had taken a serious battering recently, presumably whilst being berthed at Kalk Bay.

        

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the hake longliner "Intini".

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a floodlight which has toppled over during the big storm of 7 June 2017.

            

       
GUERRINI MARINE CONSTRUCTION IN ACTION

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the natural sandstone cliffs situated at the entrance of Saldanha Bay harbour is at present been hidden behind concrete blocks. Construction is been performed by Guerrini Marine Construction.

        

        

       IDENTITY CRISIS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY!

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway are two vessels, each suffering from an identity crisis of some sorts. Let's have a closer look..
        
                                    
"VUNA ELITA"
        
      
                           "ELITA" EVERYWHERE

Pictured below two names are being displayed on the stern of the vessel - "Vuna Elita" as well as "Harvest Elita".

        

                                           "VIOLA"
         

Pictured below the national flag of Panama is being displayed on the main mast...but port of registry as indicated on the stern reads "Cape Town"...rather confusing.

                     

         

Pictured below on the "Viola", a plate has been welded into place where the stern thruster was originally situated.

           

                       "GLEN MIST" ROCK AND ROLL

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist", who had manage to roll over from starboard side to port side during the great storm of 7 June 2017 - given the fact that the vessel is still attach with mooring ropes to the jetty.

         

       AQUACULTURE RAFTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway raw materials intended to be used for the construction of aquaculture rafts are standing stacked.

         

Pictured below the pipe sections are clamped down in order to weld the seams together.

         

               
More aquaculture rafts under construction...

         

                    STORM DAMAGE AT PEPPER BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Pepper Bay, several planks are missing from the wooden jetty as a result of the big storm of 7 June 2017 which has hit the area.

         

           PEPERBAAI SKAALHUISIE WORD GEPEPER

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 in Peperbaai is hoe die skaalhuisie tans daarna uitsien nadat die groot storm van 7 Junie strukturele skade aan die kaai veroorsaak het dat 'n gedeelte van die kaai se fondasie meegegee het, en 'n gedeelte van die skaalhuisie ineengestort het

          

          
Gegewe die feit dat hierdie insident bykans 4 weke gelede plaasgevind het, wonder mens waarom die owerhede nog nie 'n vinger geroer het om net ten minste die sand, teer en los klippe van die perseel te verwyder het nie, wat nog te praat van opruimingswerk?

    
                   "ST. ANN" ON DRY GROUND

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Pepper Bay is the aquaculture vessel "St. Ann" on dry ground for maintenance purposes.

           


             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Christie Sue", "Sao Gabriel", "Oceana Rocket", "Oceana Topaz", "Sandveld III", "Tomren" and "South West Petrel", to mention just a few.
  

              

                       SYNCROLIFT BEING LOWERED...


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin the Cape Syncrolift is being lowered into position in order to raise the "Cape Challenger" standing by pictured right in the photo.


           

                                   "CAPE CHALLENGER"
           

                                EG SUID-AFRIKAANS
                   BRAAIDROM OP DIE SKUIT SE GAT!


Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 22 Junie 2017 is nog een van ons skuite wat toegerus is met 'n braaidrom.


           

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin the Cape Town based shark longliner, "Cape Challenger".

           

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel, "Tomren" with a raft alongside the vessel to enable the shipwrights to paint the vessel.

          

                   "ROMANO PAULO" ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster vessel "Romano Paulo", which will receive a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days.
 

          

                    "LEE ANNE" READY TO GO FISHING


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Lee Anne", neatly painted and ready to be lowered back into the water.


          

Previously reported on Monday 19 June 2017, the welding in of the new steel plates in the hull has been completed.

          

                          "AMORIA" ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai hake longliner "Amoria", which will receive a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance over the next couple of weeks.


          

  
              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Bluebell", "Andromeda" and "Flame Thorn".


                                       
"BLUEBELL"
          

                                      
"ANDROMEDA"
          

                                       
"FLAME THORN"
          

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 at South Arm, the lines man are standing by to help dock the "Flame Thorn".

          

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliners "Sea Pride II" (front) and "Tina (back).

          

           GUERRINI MARINE DIVING & SALVAGING FLEET
                                    IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 at the Alfred Basin, two vessels owned and operated by Guerrini Marine were present.


                                       "STRANDLOPER"
          

          

                 AL DIE "CHALLENGERS" BYMEKAAR
 

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 22 Junie 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke lÍ die "Compass Challenger" reg agter die "Cape Challenger". Al skuit wat kort kom in die foto is die "Silver Challenger", dan sou al die "Challengers" bymekaar gewees het. Daar was ook eens 'n "Atlantic Challenger", maar sy het ons reeds jare terug verlaat om nou enige aanspraak te kan maak.

           

               NEW VESSEL EMERGE FROM C-CRAFT


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the latest
45 foot vessel to emerge from the C-Craft boat yard.


         

        
             
                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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       NEW PLANKS FOR "SOUTH WEST LAPWING"

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel, "South West Lapwing" receiving some attention to her hull planking on the bow and stern.

      
        
(Photo: J.De Faria)

        
        
(Photo: J.De Faria)

       
       
(Photo: J.De Faria)

       
DIE "NANDO'S" SKUIT SE WIELHUIS WORD GELIG!

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway the wheelhouse is being lifted from the "Antoinette", also better known for featuring in Nando's T.V. adverts.

                            
                            
(Photo: J.De Faria)

                       
                       
(Photo: J.De Faria)

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway the engine room of the "Antoinette" is now fully exposed as a new main engine, gearbox and genset was bound to be installed.

                             
                             
(Photo: J.De Faria)

  
       THERE IS A HOLE IN THE FISH HOLD PARTITION!

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at Hout Bay is a hole cut through the engine room/fish hold partition onboard the tuna pole vessel "Oregon". The existing Perkins main engine was to be replaced by a brand new Iveco main engine.

                  

Pictured below the Perkins is being raised through the fish hold opening - never to return to the sea again.

                  

Pictured below the Perkins is strapped onto the back of the truck ready to be taken away.

                  


          HOUT BAY HARBOUR CLAIMS TWO MORE VICTIMS!

Pictured below at Hout Bay harbour on Tuesday 20 June 2017 is the latest victims to have sunk in Hout Bay harbour over the past 48 hours, namely "Spes Nova" and "Colleen". These casualties brings the total number of sunken fishing vessels within Hout Bay harbour to 18, that's correct eighteen! The water surrounding these sunken vessels are heavily polluted by gasoline and hydraulic fluids, yet no anti-pollution measures had been put into place by the Department of Public Works to date.

          


                 NO FUTURE FOR "SILVER HUNTER"?

Pictured below at Hout Bay harbour on Tuesday 20 June 2017 the "Silver Hunter" is still berthed inactive alongside the Northern Mole for many months now. As a result the overall condition of the vessel are also busy to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

          

               "TWO BOYS" OFF-LOADING SWORDFISH

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay the a big catch of swordfish is being off-loaded from the "Two Boys" on the Northern Mole.

          

                                        "TWO BOYS"  
          

                        "PENKOP II" TAKE A REST

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the neat and well maintained hake longliner "Penkop II".

          

                          JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay, all available berthing space were utilized due to the prevailing stormy weather. Pictured below from left to right is "Seawin Sapphire", "Balance" and "Ocean Wanderer".

          

                               "SOUTH WEST GANNET"
          

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is "Maine", "Kingfisher" and "Zanemali".

          

                              "WESTERN EXPLORER"
           

                                          "VIVIAN C"
           

                                           "ROOIBERG"
           

                                                "GARY"
           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Radiant Star", also spotted catching snoek off Lamberts Bay recently.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Valhalla".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete hake longliner "Monnickendam".

           

                           RAISING THE "COLLEEN"

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay a salvage team is busy to raise the sunken fishing vessel "Colleen" who had sunk earlier during the week alongside a jetty in the harbour. Seen below the vessel at the time was still partially submerge, as the floats had provided some much needed buoyancy.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is some of the finest tuna pole vessels operating out of Hout Bay, namely "Atlantic Hunter", "Sea Hunter", "Baluguru", and "Tiyalina".

           

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the tidy and well maintained tuna pole vessel, "Sneeuberg".

           

                       SNOEKERS RETURN TO HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the "Juliette" and "Gemishkia", who till recent was spotted fishing for snoek out of Sandy Point harbour on a daily basis. Both vessels however are based at Hout Bay and primarily participate in the tuna pole sector.

                                             "JULIETTE"
           

                                          "GEMISHKIA"
           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Maria Louisa", unable to go fishing due to unfavorable sea conditions at the time.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is the tuna pole vessels "Juliette", "Gemishkia" and "Gypsy Rose".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen", with the "Covi II" berthed on her starboard side.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner, "Aquilla".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the purse seiner "Fred Marie" berthed alongside the Northern Mole.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is the crayfish vessels "Impala", "Tickey", Ghoerieman" and
"Jo-Ann".


           

                                            "IMPALA"
           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the Lamberts Bay crayfish vessels "Alana" (left) and "Eland II" (right).

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is the Lusitania owned crayfish vessels "Irma", "Mbambatha" and "Jenny Ann".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is yet another obsolete vessel berthed at Hout Bay, the "Martin J".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner, "Cristo Rei".          

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the squid vessel "Cape Fish 1".      

           

              STORM DAMAGE AT HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is some more evidence of the big storm which has swept over the area on 7 June 2017. Seen below the fencing around the Hout Bay Slipway was badly damage by the waves breaking over the harbour wall.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the hake longliner "Oceana Clipper", neatly painted.

           

              NEW PLANKS FOR "OCEANA AMETHYST"

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay new planks are being fitted to the deck and starboard side of the "Oceana Amethyst". The entire starboard bulwark were demolished from the stern right up to the whale back.


          

                       CRAYFISH FLEET TAKES A REST

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is some crayfish vessels berthed due to unfavorable sea conditions. From left to right is "Benyami", "Swartberg", "Patrysberg", "Dabulamanzi" and "Hiram".


          

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the Oceana crayfish vessel, "Potberg".

          

                    "HIRAM" IN TERRIBLE CONDITION

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay the overall condition of the crayfish vessel "Hiram" has drastically deteriorated since last seen by Trawler Heritage. The owners of the vessel, Noordbaai Vissers surely must consider doing some maintenance as they simply seems to ignore the overall condition of this vessel.


          

Pictured below bulwark planks on the port side of the vessel is completely missing.

          

Indicated by the red circles below is the current condition of the main mast of the "Hiram". The red light holder point completely upwards - one half of the the radar reflector is completely missing - only the bulb of the anchor light is present, the light holder is completely missing. This vessel is everything but sea-worthy at the present moment!
          
                       

                      PURSE SEINERS IDLE IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay only two purse seiners were present namely "Oceana Ruby" (left) and "Oceana Orion" (right).


               

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar" berthed alongside the only available space on the entire length of this 300 meter jetty - the rest of this jetty is occupied by 10 sunken fishing vessels.

          

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the obsolete vessel "Asterix", still occupying the slipway as the owner attempts to make his vessel water tight.

          

     "DRAKENSKOP" ATTEMPTS THE GREAT ESCAPE!  


Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay quick response was necessary after the obsolete purse seiner "Drakenskop" became adrift from her mooring, after the mooring lines became undone.

           
           
(Photo: J.De Faria)

Hieronder is 'n kunstenaarsvoorstelling van hoe die "Drakenskop" ("Dragons Head") moontlik daarna kan uitsien in die nabye toekoms...Die konsep om uitgediende houtvistreilers in plesierbote te omskep is iets wat al telkemale gefaal het in die onlangse verlede. Daar was die "Boggenfels", "Groenveld II" asook die "Pluto". Vandag lÍ 2 van hierdie skuite gesink langs die kaai terwyl die 3de een opgesny is vir meubelhout. Hierdie konsep werk eenvoudig net nie in Suid-Afrika nie.

        
                                     run "Drakenskop" run!

        
"ABRAHAM T " - PRIDE OF THE DE FARIA FAMILY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Abraham T". As always, this vessel is kept in top condition by her owners, the De Faria family.
        
                        
                       
(Photo: J.De Faria)

          
          
(Photo: J.De Faria)

  
  
(Photo: J.De Faria)

        
        
(Photo: J.De Faria)

 
               "SAO GABRIEL" - BOW LAYING DEEP?

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Sao Gabriel". From this angle it seems as if the bow is leaning forward?

          

                    "FIONA" RENAMED "OLIVIA MARIE"

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the Dutch beamer formerly known as "Fiona", now displaying a new hull colour scheme and name - "Olivia Marie".


          

Previously posted on Trawler Heritage on Wednesday 31 May 2017 is the "Fiona" on the Cape Syncrolift.

          

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 is this platform still under construction, fitted to the rear of the vessel.

          

    "COMPASS CHALLENGER" AWAITS THE DRY DOCK

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" berthed alongside the Western Quay as the vessel was booked to be docked inside the Robinson dry dock.


          

  
                  "MARRETJE" READY FOR ACTION

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Victoria Basin is the hake side trawler "Marretje", neatly painted and ready to return to her home port at Port Elizabeth.


          

 
"CAPE CHALLENGER" RETURNS FROM SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the shark longliner "Cape Challenger" who had returned recently back from Saldanha Bay after some maintenance work had been performed on the vessel.


                    

Previously posted on Trawler Heritage on 7 April 2017, it was indicated that the letter "E" was not painted properly. This mistake has since been rectified.

   


        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the tuna pole vessels "Tomren" and "South West Petrel".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin, the East Quay was fully occupied as most of the fleet were at home due to unfavorable sea conditions.

        
 

NEW HULL PLATES FOR "LEE ANNE"

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Lee Anne" with welders busy welding in new hull plates on the port side of the vessel.

        

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Conquistador".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Oceana Rocket".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Kariba".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Tina".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliners "Tina", Malagas II" and "Ellis".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessels "Fiskorn" (left) and "Vlaeberg" (right).

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside South Arm the hake longliner "Viking Ruby" is seen here berthed alongside the "Ludwani".

       

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 at the Cape Docks are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Lobelia", "Boronia", "Forest Lily" and "Echalar" to mention a few.


       
 
                                         "BORONIA"  
       

                                     "FOREST LILY"
       

                                   "LOBELIA"
       

                                       "FUCHSIA"
         

                                       "ECHALAR"
         

                                        "SANDILE"
         

                                        "OKOMBAHE"
         

                               "ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                         "UMLOBI"
                    

         NORWEGIAN FISHING VESSEL...BUT IT ALMOST
                      LOOKS LIKE OUR WOODEN BOATS!

Pictured below on Saturday 17 June 2017 in Norway, this photo of an Norwegian fishing vessel was sent in by a Trawler Heritage reader. On first sight one has to agree that her shape looks very similar to that of the South African built wooden fishing vessels.

     
         
         
(Photo: L.van Rhyn)

                           "FERDIE" LOOKS NEAT AGAIN

Pictured below on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Pepper Bay is the aquaculture vessel "Ferdie", neatly painted. Previously posted on Saturday 18 March 2017, Trawler Heritage has pointed out the poor condition of the vessel at the time, after very little maintenance work had been performed on the vessel since the change of ownership.

              

         AQUA FARMING RAFT DESTROYED IN STORM 


Pictured below on Monday 12 June 2017, beached on the eastern side of the Saldanha Bay Iron Ore Terminal, is the remains of an aquaculture raft which was ripped from it's anchorage and got destroyed during the big storm of 7 June 2017.

       

   "FRED-MARIE" MAKES WATER IN HERMANUS HARBOUR 


Pictured below on Sunday evening 11 June 2017 at Hermanus harbour is the purse seiner "Fred-Marie" listing over heavily to her starboard side after the starboard fish holds filled up with sea water due to unknown causes.


      
      
(Photo: N.S.R.I.)
    
                      CAPE STORM WREAK HAVOC    


Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is a selection of storm photos received from around the coastline after a massive storm has hit the West Coast.


Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the storm clouds begin to appear from the north-west.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a sight rarely seen - the entire Sea Harvest deep sea trawler fleet on anchor in the bay after abandoning there berths alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Bloubergstrand, Lions head can just be spotted behind the rain clouds and rainbow.

         

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions in Table Bay.

         

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Yzerfontein.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Yzerfontein harbour.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Laaiplek.

            
            
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai.

     
     
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai.

                
                
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai.

       
       
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday evening 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the crew of the "Boetie Bert" are busy securing the mooring lines.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday evening 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the slipway was perhaps the safest mooring space at the time, seen below is the "Vuna Elita".

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

             "SANTA MONICA" IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside the East Quay in the Alfred Basin is the tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica".


         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at the Cape Syncrolift the propeller of the hake side trawler "Marretje" is seen here delivered by truck.

         

       "CHRISTIE SUE" PREPARES FOR FISHING TRIP


Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake longliner "Christie Sue" is busy loading ice for an upcoming fish trip.


         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger".
 

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake stern trawler "Lucerne".

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the hake longliner "Oceana Rocket" soon after the crew had finished off-loading the catch.

         

Pictured below the crew of the "Oceana Rocket" enjoys lunch on the rear deck of the vessel after completing yet another successful fishing trip.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty the newly fitted wheelhouse onboard the "Abe Shapiro" is taking shape as more and more equipment are being installed.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 the "Christie Sue" makes way to the Fish Quay to load bait onboard.

         

Pictured below the deck of the "Christie Sue" is covered in ice, hook trays and plastic fish buckets.

         

             Pictured below the bait-truck arrives on the jetty.

         

                   FROZEN SAURY - MADE IN TAIWAN?


Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at the Cape Docks is several boxes of saury, also commonly known as pike, to be loaded onboard the "Christie Sue". Looking closely on the inscriptions on these boxes one will notice the words "Made in Taiwan", which technically speaking rather should read "Product of Taiwan".

       
Siende dat die Taiwanese nou 'n "resep" het om pike mee te vervaardig, wonder Trawler Heritage of daar nie dalk 'n "resep" is om sardyn mee te vervaardig nie? So 3-vragte sardyn op hierdie stadium sal mos enige pelagiese skuit se balansstaat weer goed laat lyk...

          
GUERRINI MARINE DIVING SQUAD IN ACTION

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 a diving team of Guerrini Marine is seen here in action doing diving work inside "The Cut" at the V&A Waterfront.

         

                     
 "MARRETJE" ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift maintenance work continuous to be performed on the hake side trawler "Marretje".

         

                        "LEE ANNE" SANDBLASTED

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the sandblasted hull of the hake side trawler "Lee Anne".

         

          "LOUISA-CLAIRE" READY TO RESUME FISHING

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted South Coast lobster vessel "Louisa-Claire", ready to set sail back to her home port at Port Elizabeth.

           

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the East Quay is the hake longliner "Oceana Rocket".

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Conquistador", berthed alongside the "Ouma".

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Allison".

         

    
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Bluebell", "Flame Thorn" and "Ferox".


                                       
"BLUEBELL"
         

                                  
"FLAME THORN"
         

                                             
"FEROX"
         

                                           
"FUCHIA"
         
          
                 SKOP, STERN, BORRELS EN ROOK!


Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the "Sea Pride II", and "Staalkop" with the "Comet" in the back ground nearing the jetty.

         

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the "Sea Pride II" makes way to her berthing space alongside the Collier Jetty.

                     

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the "Staalkop" makes way to her berthing space alongside the Collier Jetty.

        

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the "Comet" docks alongside the Fish Quay.

        

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Ellis S", "Riviergans" and "Sailfish".

        

                                    TODAY IS PAYDAY!


Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the crew of the "Ellis S" gathers around the wheelhouse to receive the remuneration packages after completing a fishing trip.


        

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Kentucky", "Malagas II" and "Adelette".

        
             
              ENGINE TROUBLES FOR "ABRAHAM T"


Pictured below on Friday 2 June 2017 a team from Ritco Marine is busy doing what they know best - servicing Caterpillars. In this case the team is seen here in the engine room of the "Abraham T" busy overhauling the CAT D353 main engine. This was the first time during the past 16 years that this particular engine required to be opened. The Ritco Marine technician in the photo, called Richard, has been working with the company for the past 17 years.

       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

 
            "ABE SHAPIRO" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 30 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the "Abe Shapiro". The hull is to receive a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days.

       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Comet", "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T", "Oceana Topaz", "Sandveld III", "Amoria" and "South West Petrel", to mention just a few.
  

        

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                 
"SANDVELD III"
        

                              
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

      FORMER DUTCH BEAMERS GATHER IN CAPE DOCKS


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in the Alfred Basin and Cape Syncrolift no less than 3 former Dutch beamers were present namely, "Amoria", "Fiona" and "Marretje". The "Fiona", a former Dutch beamer from Urk, was taken over by a new owner and was bound for a name change and new colour scheme. More photos to follow soon on Trawler Heritage. The "Amoria" is utilized as hake longliner, operating out of Gansbaai by Dyer Eiland Visserye, while the "Marretje" is used as hake side trawler out of Port Elizabeth.


                           
                 "FIONA"
        

                            
              "AMORIA"
        

                             
           "MARRETJE"
        

            "AMORIA", JOU VLAG HANG ONDERSTEBO!


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 31 Mei 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke is Gansbaai se grootste vistreiler, "Amoria" wat haar Suid-Afrikaanse vlag onderstebo vertoon...


         

              "ABE SHAPIRO" VISITS CAPE SYNCOLIFT


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro" who had featured quite often on Trawler Heritage over the past few weeks. At present the hull is being prepared and cleaned for a fresh layer of paint.


        

           "LOUISA CLAIRE" PAINT JOB IN PROGRESS


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the first layer of white paint is being applied to the hull of the South Coast lobster catcher, "Louisa Claire".


        

                      "KIANGA" SANDBLASTED


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Kianga" is seen here in bare fiber glass after the entire hull was sandblasted recently.


        

     "KIANGA" REVEALS A SECRET FROM HER PAST...


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Pescanova longliner "Kianga", displaying an unknown name "Puyuguapi" on her stern which had re-appeared after the vessel was sandblasted.


        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Lobelia", "Foxglove" and "Fuchcia".


                                       
"LOBELIA"
        

                                       
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                           
"FUCHIA"
        

     VIKING FISHING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM
       

    HAKE LONGLINERS PREPARE FOR FISHING TRIPS

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin the crews of the  "Ellis S" and "Tina"are preparing their respective vessels for upcoming fishing trips.


                                         
"ELLIS S"
       

Pictured below the red circle indicates where fiber glass sheeting has become dislodge from the stern of the "Ellis S", leaving the wooden planks exposed to the elements.

       

               NEW SIMRAD RADAR FOR "ELLIS S"

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 is the "Ellis S" featuring a brand new Simrad radar. Previously the "Ellis S" was equipped with a Koden radar.

       

                                    
       "TINA"
       

FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels present. Amongst the fleet home were "Chris Trautman", "Riviergans", "Malagas II" and "Nicolette".


                                  
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
       

                                    
"RIVIERGANS"
       

                                  
"MALAGAS II"
       

                                  
"NICOLETTE"
       

           NEW MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 is a new memorial which was unveiled on 26 May 2017 in memory of a former Spanish steam vessel, "Carlos de Eizaquirre", which was lost during WWI after it was sunk by a naval mine on 26 May 1917.


                     


                  BUILDING RENOVATIONS ON FORMER
                  WORKSHOP OF LOUW & HALVORSEN


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in the V&A Waterfront, building renovations are being performed on the building of Cape Union Mart, which was the former shipyard of Louw & Halvorsen back in days gone by - the birth place of 90% of all wooden fishing vessels ever constructed in Southern Africa.

        

               CAULKING COMPLETED ON  "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Sunday 28 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the caulking on the new planks recently fitted on the "Emerald" is now completed.


        
        
 (Photo: J.Carstens)

   
LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Sunday 28 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work on the bow of the "Lisa Ann" is nearing completion, after M.P.I. had been performed on all the weld seams.


               
               
 (Photo: J.Carstens)

                    NEW LINE HAULER FOR "DEREK 1"


Pictured below on Saturday 27 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a new line hauler fitted on the deck of the "Derek 1".


        
        
 (Photo: J.Carstens)

  AAN DIE PUNT VAN DIE REENBOOG IS DAAR 'N...ROBYN 


Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 26 Mei 2017 begin die reŽn te val in Houtbaai, met die "Oceana Ruby" in die voorgrond.

      
      
(Foto verskaf)

  
                     "INTERSEA 22" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Thursday 25 May 2017 on the  Saldanha Bay slipway is the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22".

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              NEW SONAR TANK FOR "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Thursday 25 May 2017 on the  Saldanha Bay slipway is the new sonar tank recently fitted on the port side keel section of the vessel.

           
           
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Thursday 25 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work continues on the bow of the "Lisa Ann" as the welding team continues working during dusk.

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
              GOOD-BYE "OCEANA VIKING"!

Pictured below on Wednesday evening 24 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is most probably the very last photo taken of the "Oceana Viking" in South African territorial waters as the "Oceana Viking" quietly sails out of the harbour for the very last time on route to the foreign fishing grounds of Angola.

  

                    "PAKAMANI" READY TO SET SAIL

Pictured below on Monday 24 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay, provisions are standing on the rear deck of the hake longliner "Pakamani", as the vessel is being prepared for an upcoming fishing trip.

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work continued throughout the entire weekend on the bow of the "Lisa Ann". Seen below construction workers are busy passing on a rolled steel section to be welded into the bow of the vessel.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              THE SMELL OF FRESH KERUING WOOD

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the latest progress on the "Emerald". Seen below Colin the shipwright and his team had completed the planking on the port side of the vessel. Next step will be the caulking between the seams.

             
             
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
      "ADENIA" ALONGSIDE PREMIER FISHING JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the purse seiner "Adenia", laying idle alongside the jetty of Premier Fishing.

         

                      "MAREDON" VISITS YACHTPORT

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the new Sachal chokka boat, "Maredon" which had been moved from Sandy Point harbour to the Yachtport facility located in Saldanha Bay harbour.

    

    
"STRANDLOPER" FEATURES NEW COLOUR SCHEME

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former Portnet tug from Port Elizabeth, the "Strandloper" which was recently acquired by Guerrini Marine Services, now featuring a blue-and-black hull colour scheme.

      
                
                      
"GANSE" READY FOR ACTION

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Silver Snapper", "Berggans" and "Bella Prima".

         

                "RUWEKUS" SHELTERS IN GANSBAAI

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 the crew of the "Ruwekus" takes a break inside Gansbaai harbour after the holds of their vessel was still not filled to capacity, after an entire day and evening of fishing.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the
"Rietgans II" (left) and "Wafra" (right).

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the
"Bella Prima" (left) and "Berggans" (right).


         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the swordfish longliner "Saxon".

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 off Romansbaai the "South West Falcon" search the area for anchovy.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 off Gansbaai the "Ebb Tide" search the area for anchovy.

         

                            "RUWEKUS" SET SAIL
         

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 off Gansbaai the "Viva" heads south to the fishing grounds off Dyer Island in search of anchovy.

         

                               "WAFRA" SET SAIL
         

        "BELLA PRIMA" ROLLS OUT OF THE HARBOUR
         

         

                              
THE SMELL OF MONEY!

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 smoke pours from the chimneys of Gansbaai Marine as the inflow of anchovy continues.


         

        
"Bella Prima" vaar in die rigting van Stanfordsbaai.
         

                                        
"Stormkop"
         

                                         
"Sette Mari"
         

                 
"Rietgans II" besig om 'n trek te maak.
         

                           
"Kolgans" vaar uit Gansbaai hawe.
         

                                           
"Mizpah"
         

  
Van links na regs is "South West Falcon", "Silver Snapper"
    en "Wafra".


         

         
      "Ruwekus" kom aangevaar om Danger Point.        
         

          
"Silver Bounty" kom aangevaar om Danger Point.
         

               
"Kolgans" soek na ansjovis by De Kelders.
         

               
"Mizpah" (links); "South West Falcon" (regs)
         

          
"Bella Prima" besig om die voormannetjie in te trek.
         

       
"Oceana Concorde", 3de trip vir die naweek  (links);
                                 "Silver Snapper" (regs)

         

                    
"Sette Mari" (links); "Stormkop" (regs)
         

                              
"Wafra" maak 'n gooi.
         

                 
"Silver Bounty" (links); "Ruwekus" (regs)
         

   

                           "Silver Bounty" in die winterson.
        

                            
"Wafra" besig om net in te trek. 
         

                     
"Ebb Tide" besig om vis te pomp.
         

         
                                 "Silver Bounty"
         

                          THE SMELL OF MONEY!

Afgneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 is die reduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine in volle swang nadat die "ganse" met vragte vol ansjovis huis toe gekom het.


                  

   
                           DIE "GANSE" IS GELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagoggend 20 Mei 2017 lÍ en wag die "ganse" van Gansbaai dat die aflaaiproses by Gansbaai Marine moet hervat nadat die fabriek eenvoudig net nie kon voorbly om honderde tonne ansjovis te verwerk nie.

       

       

       

                                    "BERGGANS"
       
       
                               "SILVER SNAPPER"
       

                                     "KOLGANS"
       

                                    "RIETGANS II"
       

                                     "WILDEGANS II "
       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 is die Wildegans II se anker wat voor die aanvang van die 2017 pelagiese seisoen met pink spuitverf versier is...5 maande later en dis rooi van die roes!

       

                                       "VLEIGANS"
       

      "GREGORY JUSTIN" AND "TERRASAN 1" HOPEFUL


Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 off Stanfords Bay the "Gregory Justin" and "Terrasan 1" search for anchovy, having missed out on the anchovy bonanza the previous night.


                              "GREGORY JUSTIN"
       
         
                                   "TERRASAN 1
       

                 
"WAFRA" KEER TERUG HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagoggend 20 Mei 2017 keer die "Wafra" terug na Gansbaai hawe, nadat die skuit weer in die vroeŽ oggendure see toe is in 'n poging om nog 'n paar ton tot die bestaande vangs by te voeg. Hierdie keer was die moeite egter verniet.


       

                     "I DO" RESTING AT GANSBAAI


Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 at Gansbaai is the hake longliner "I Do" resting in the harbour.


       

           "UMFONDINI"
ALONGSIDE "BABY RONALD"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 at Gansbaai the purse seiner "Umfondini" (right) is seen here berthed alongside the obsolete "Baby Ronald".


       

                    "ST.CROIX" RUSTING AWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 at Gansbaai is the remains of the hake stern trawler "St.Croix", now steadily beginning to disappear.

       

         CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING IN GANSBAAI


Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 at Gansbaai is the west coast crayfish vessels "Emily-Marie" (left) and "Atlantic Blessing" (right).


       

                NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "WAFRA"


Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 at Gansbaai is the purse seiner "Wafra" now displaying a new colour scheme. Previously the "Wafra" had a navy blue hull with turquoise rubbings bands, which has now being changed to a royal blue hull with black rubbing bands.


                         "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       

                             "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       

               NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "ALCESTIS"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the chokka vessel "Alcestis", now featuring a new Onwa radar. Previously the "Alcestis" was equipped with an Furuno radar.

       

       
 
dis heel onwa(arskynlik) dat "Alcestis" weer 'n Furuno sal kry...

    
             "FRED-MARIE" SHIFTING BERTHS

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 at Gansbaai the purse seiner "Fred-Marie" sails into the old-harbour after berthing space became available again alongside the jetty in that portion of the  harbour.

       

         
"BORDERER" MAKING WAY TO MOSSEL BAY

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 at Gansbaai, Trawler Heritage was just in time to caught a glimpse of the purse seiner "Borderer" sailing around the point at Danger Point (indicated by the red circle below) as the crew ventures into south hopeful to catch pilchards in the vicinity of Witsand, to be off-loaded at Mossel Bay.

       


                 
"TERRASAN 1" MAAK 'N TREK

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 is die "Terrasan 1" besig om nette in te trek buitekant Stanfordsbaai.

       

       
          SATERDAG IS SKUITWAS DAG!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 op Gansbaai is die bemanning van die sardynskuit "Fred-Marie" besig om hul skuit skoon te skrop.

       

       

         NUWE HOUTLAAIE VIR "BENGUELLA PRIDE"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 op Saldanhabaai is nuwe houtlaaie wat onlangs toegevoeg aanboord van die "Benguela Pride" se stuurboord sy.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway, rolled steel plates, shaped according to the contour of the "Lisa Ann" bow, are laying on the ground ready to be welded into place. The "Lisa Ann" was involved in a collision with an Iron ore carrier on Thursday 4 May 2017 in St.Helena Bay.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 PORT SIDE VIEW
       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                               STARBOARD VIEW
       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway, 2 off horizontal steel plates were welded into place in order to maintain the original bow contour. 

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 the bow thruster which was removed for maintenance purposes, are now mounted back into position.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                   "LISA ANN" DISTINCTIVE STERN
       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 a technician are busy replacing bushes on the rudder of the "Lisa Ann".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 at the Saldanha Bay slipway maintenance work is still in progress onboard the hake longliner "Emerald". Seen below Colin the shipwright and his team meticulously, mark, shape and saw each plank in order to obtain an exact fit. The pictures below illustrate the fine art of repairing wooden fishing vessels.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
             "AMSTELDIEP" LEAK REPAIRED

Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the new plate welded into the hull is being thoroughly inspected by means of magnetic particle inspection. The "Amsteldiep" had to re-visit the slip after a leak was discovered in the hull recently.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
"RUWEKUS" IN DIE SKEMER

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 20 Mei 2017 buitekant Gansbaai se hawe is "Ruwekus" en "Oceana Concorde" elk besig om 'n trek te maak op ansjovis.

        


                                      "RUWEKUS"
        

                              "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 20 Mei 2017 flikker die lighuisies by die ingang van Gansbaai se hawe, terwyl die dekligte van  "Ruwekus" en "Oceana Concorde" ook duidelik sigbaar is in die agtergrond.

   

        
                       AFLAAI WORD HERVAT

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 20 Mei 2017 word die "Vleigans" se vrag ansjovis afgelaai by die fabriek van Gansbaai Marine, nadat daar gedurende die dag geen vis afgelaai was nie weens die groot volumes vis wat verwerk moes word. Op daardie stadium was die bemanning van die "Vleigans" reeds onder groot druk deurdat die volgende vrag ansjovis afgelaai moes word by die fabriek van West Point Fishing in Slippersbaai, maar voor dit kon gebeur moes die skuit eers weer volgevang word. Daarmee gepaard moes daar ook nog tred gehou word met 'n aankomende koue front en slegte seetoestande wat langs die Weskus voorspel was...


        

                               "VLEIGANS" VERTREK

        
 
    

                VOLGENDE IN DIE RY - "WILDEGANS II"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 20 Mei 2017 vaar die "Wildegans II" die Gansbaai ou hawe binne om 'n vrag ansjovis af te laai.

     

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 20 Mei 2017 word die "Wildegans II" se vrag ansjovis afgelaai by die fabriek van Gansbaai Marine. Soos in die geval van die "Vleigans", was die bemanning van die "Wildegans II" ook onder groot druk deurdat die volgende vrag ansjovis afgelaai moes word by die fabriek van West Point Fishing in Slippersbaai, maar voor dit kon gebeur moes die skuit eers weer volgevang word. Daarmee gepaard moes daar ook nog tred gehou word met 'n aankomende koue front en slegte seetoestande wat langs die Weskus voorspel was...

        

                VOLGENDE IN DIE RY - "BELLA PRIMA"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 20 Mei 2017 vaar die "Bella Prima" die Gansbaai ou hawe binne om 'n vrag ansjovis af te laai.  En so het die aflaaiproses feitlik regdeur die nag verloop totdat elke "gans" afgelaai was. Trawler Heritage het egter omgeskuif na De Kelders om al die aksie te kon verfilm...

     

                                     "BELLA PRIMA"
        

        

                             DE KELDERS (00H09)

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 21 Mei 2017 buitekant De Kelders is die "Wildegans II" besig om 'n gooi te maak op 'n kol ansjovis. Trawler Heritage is daar, en trotseer die elemente om by die skuite te kon wees...


     

               "WILDEGANS II" POMP VIS IN... (00H33)

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 21 Mei 2017 buitekant De Kelders is die net van die "Wildegans II" nou toegetrek, dekligte is aangeskakel en die eerste vis is besig om in die visruime te val.

     

          DIE PLAASLIKE BUURTWAG DAAG OP... (00H35)

     

   
HIERDIE INSIDENT WAS DIE INSPIRASIE AGTER DIE  
         VIDEO GENAAMD "DE KELDERS" - 20 MEI 2017"

       ...DIE TRAWLER HERITAGE GENERASIE SE
                        MANIER VAN REBELEER...

                       DE KELDERS - 19 MEI 2017

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 19 Mei 2017 is 'n opvolg van die video "De Kelders - 19 Mei 2017" wat onlangs op Trawler Heritage vertoon is. Die seleksie van fotos is geneem buitekant De Kelders van 'n vloot van 25 pelagiese skuite wat besig wat jag te maak op 'n enorme skool ansjovis wat teenwoordig was in die baai.

Afgeneem hieronder in die oostelike gedeelte van Walkerbaai is die pelagiese skuite wat afkomstig van die Weskus besig om te werk.

      

Afgeneem hieronder in die suidelike gedeelte van Walkerbaai is die pelagiese skuite wat afkomstig van Gansbaai besig om te werk.

      

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Silver Snapper", "Aranos", "Sechaba" en "South West Falcon in die agtergrond.

      
 
               
"Viva" (agter), "Oceana Pegasus" (voor)
      

                                
"Atlantic Endeavour"
      

                  
"Sechaba" besig om vis in te pomp.
      

                
"Silver Bounty" (links), "Wafra" (regs)
      

                  
"Wildekus" (agter), "Wafra" (voor)
      

    
"Wildekus" (links) besig om vis in te pomp, "Wafra" (regs)
      

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydagaand 19 Mei 2017 buitekant De Kelders is oom Jan en Klein Michael besig om mee te ding vir dieselfde kol ansjovis...hierdie foto is geneem op die presiese oomblik dat beide skuite se gooiligte aangeskakel is!

       
            
Gee pad voor, "Boetie Akie" het staal-bulwarks...

  
"Atlantic Endeavour" met haar kenmerkende rookwolkie...
      

          
"Duinekus" (agter), "South West Falcon" (voor)
      

                                      
"Wildekus"
      

                                          
"Wafra"
      

                  
"Oceana Paragon" maak 'n gooi.
      

                  
"Starcrest" besig om vis in te pomp.
      

                   
"South West Falcon" maak 'n gooi.
      

                     
"Mizpah" besig om 'n trek te maak.
      

                 
"Bella Prima" besig om 'n trek te maak.
      

 
"Silver Bounty" staan by om hulp te verleen aan "Silver Dolphin".
      

                                          
Chaos!
      

"Silver Bounty" staan by om hulp te verleen aan "Silver Dolphin" wat op daardie oomblik gesukkel het met 'n mangat deksel wat uit die dek geskeur het.

      

      

         
"Silver Snapper" soek naarstigtelik na 'n kolletjie.            
      

            
"Oceana Ruby" besig om 'n trek te maak.
      

   
"Wildekus" ploeg huis toe met ruime gevul met ansjovis.
      

                
"Kavalier" besig om vis in te pomp.
      

                                
Die son trek water...
      

                
"Sechaba" besig om 'n trek te maak.
      

                    
Die son sak agter Kaap Hangklip.                    
      

      

    
Die dag is verby, maar vir die pelagiese bemannigs nog lank
                           nie die einde van die dag nie.   
      

               "South West Falcon" draai op 'n kolletjie.
      

     
"Starcrest" ploeg huis toe met ruime gevul met ansjovis.
      

             
"Silver Dolphin" besig om vis in te pomp.
      

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Viva", "Silver Snapper" en "Oceana Concorde".

      

 
          
Die fabriek van Gansbaai Marine in volle werking!  
      

      
Die "Vleigans" wag vir aflaaibeurt by Gansbaai Marine.
      

Die "Rietgans II" lÍ onder die aflaaipomp, met die "Kolgans" in die voorgrond wat die volgende skuit was in die ry.

      

Die "Rietgans II" vertrek uit Gansbaai hawe, terug see toe om haar tweede vrag vis vir die dag te gaan vang.

      

               
Die "Wafra" arriveer in Gansbaai hawe.
      

                
Die "Berggans" arriveer in Gansbaai hawe.
      

             
Die "Silver Snapper" arriveer in Gansbaai hawe.
      

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "Bella Prima" in Gansbaai hawe. Die wit ligte in die agtergrond is die dekligte van talle pelagiese skuite wat op daardie stadium nogsteeds gewerk het in die baai.
      

        PURSE SEINERS IN HERMANUS HARBOUR

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 at Hermanus, are the purse seiners "Mpho" and "Gondo" berthed in the harbour. At present both vessels are fishing for pilchards in the Walker Bay area.

                                           "MPHO"
      

                                       "GONDO"
             

          
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Comet", "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T", "Oceana Topaz" and "Ku-Ula", to mention a few.

      

                                 
"HERMAN S"
      

            
"OUMA" (left); "CONQUISTADOR" (right)
      

                                       
"COMET"
      

                                
"ABRAHAM T "
      

                              
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
      

 
From left to right: "Werkendam", "Armando" and "Ku-Ula"
      

                   "ARMANA" VISITS SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 on the syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Armana", owned and operated by Viking Fishing.

      

Pictured below is the distinctive riveted hull of the "Armana", something not seen that often these days.

      

                     "KIANGA" VISITS SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 on the syncrolift is the Namibian hake longliner "Kianga", owned and operated by Pescanova. The "Kianga" which was berthed inactive in the Cape Docks for some years now.

      
    
Trawler Heritage het 'n hold partition hoor kraak wat beweer dat
    "Kianga"  eersdaags 'n "DDF" nommer gaan kry...

  
       SACHAL AND TALLIE MARINE, WATCH THIS!

Pictured below in the red circle, the name of the hull manufacturer of the "Kianga" is embedded into the hull of the vessel.

      

                      
HET JOU "LOUISA CLAIRE"!

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 19 Mei 2017 op die syncrolift is die
suid-kus kreefvanger "Louisa Claire" wat werk vanuit Port Elizabeth en tot op hede die kameralens van Trawler Heritage ontwyk het. Op daardie stadium was Trawler Heritage gewikkel in 'n wedloop teen tyd om nog betyds terug in Gansbaai te wees, waar die trawlkampioene besig was om bymekaar te kom vir 'n vertoning soos nog nooit te vore te siene was op Trawler Heritage nie.

      

                                     
"LUDWANI"
      

                                  
"BLUEBELL"
      

                    
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
      

                                
"AVRO WARRIOR"
      

        "MARRETJE" ARRIVES IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the Port Elizabeth based hake side-trawler, "Marretje" a former Dutch beamer owned and operated by Eyethu Fishing. The "Marretje" was booked to visit the Cape Syncrolift shortly.

      

"ADMIRAAL DE RUITER" ARRIVES IN THE VICTORIA BASIN

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 the swordfish longliner "Admiraal de Ruiter" sails into the Victoria Basin on route from her berthing space in the Elliot Basin.

      

                       "ADMIRAAL DE RUITER"
      

                      HISTORY FROM THE PAST...

Pictured below on Friday 19 May 2017 are the remains of the former Irvin & Johnson factory located on the East Quay in the Alfred Basin. Indicated by the red circle is some remains of the original signage which had re-appeared after a portion of the building was demolished recently.

      

                 SNOEKERS TAKING A REST

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour several of the larger snoek boats were present in the harbour, due to the fish who had moved out of the bay and only being found further north up the coast, at Lamberts Bay at the time. Most of the crews however made use of this idle time to do general maintenance and some laundry.

                                   "GEMISHKIA"
      

                                    "EQUINOX"
      

Pictured below is the unusual ergonomic layout of the "Equinox" wheelhouse. Indicated by the red circle is the speed controls situated very low inside the wheelhouse, compared to the window openings
on the front face of the wheelhouse.

      

                                      "COLIN B"
      

                                           "ANTARES"
                   
   lyk of iemand weer sop probeer kook het van seewater...

                         "ARIZON II" FALLING APART?

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the purse seiner "Arizon II" is still berthed inactive. Looking closely one will notice that her wood work is also deteriorating as indicated by the red circle.

         

Pictured below one can see everything one does not want to see on a wooden hull...the heads of nails, caulking, open seams and even the fiber glass sheeting intended to keep the hull watertight is busy peeling off.

         


Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point is the neat and well maintained hake longliner "Alpha".

          

            FINAL PREPS ONBOARD "OCEANA VIKING"

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour final preparations are being made to the "Oceana Viking", which was about run trials in St.Helena Bay later during the day. The "Oceana Viking" will be transferred by the Oceana Fishing Group to participate in their fishing activities in Angola from now onwards.

         

                     "ANTONIE W II" LAYING IDLE

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the purse seiner "Antonie W II" berthed inactive due to an shortage of pilchards and a reduced quotas.

         

          
"HIGHLAND QUEEN" STILL ON HIGH GROUND 

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the chokka boat "Highland Queen".

         

                              
"HARRIER" ON THE SLIP 

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the purse seiner "Harrier", seen here without a rudder, prop and propshaft.

         

         
        "KARIN 1" STILL AT TALLIE MARINE 

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at the jetty of Tallie Marine is the newly built hake longliner "Karin 1".

         

      
TRIPLEX PROBLEMS FOR "SOUTH WEST FALCON"

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the purse seiner "South West Falcon" was only one of a handful purse seiners present in the harbour while the rest of the fleet was fishing in the vicinity of Elandsbaai at the time. Reason for not going to sea was due to an faulty triplex, seen laying here on the jetty.
 
         

                     SNOEK SKI-BOATS RETURN HOME

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour only two handline ski-boats went out to sea in search of snoek, namely "Tristalee" and "Delta Dawn". Unable to catch any snoek, the rest of the snoek fleet was fishing out of Lamberts Bay at the time.

                                       "TRISTALEE"
         

                                     "DELTA DAWN"
         

   
            "MIZPAH" ARRIVES IN SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 the "Mizpah" arrives at Sandy Point on route from Stompneusbaai.

         

   
  "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 the "Atlantic Endeavour" arrives at Sandy Point on route from the fishing grounds off Elandsbaai with under water problems and a torn purse seine net.

         

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 the "B" flag is presented on the stern of the "Atlantic Endeavour" as divers were busy to prepare for a dive to survey the lower hull of the vessel for something which was causing damage to the purse seine net.

         

         
         

                                   "EK VLIEG HOOG!"               
         

                            "DIE WATER IS KOUD!"
         

                                     "GLUG-GLUG"
         

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 the diving team is back on the surface, being successfull dealing with the underwater problem.

             

       
        "STORMKOP" ON ROUTE TO LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the Laaiplek purse seiner "Stormkop" is seen in the far distance making way to the entrance of the Berg River mouth.

         

   
   "STARCREST" SAILS OUT OF STOMPNEUSBAAI

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the purse seiner "Starcrest" is seen here leaving the jetty of St.Helena Bay Fishing on route to the jetty of Sandy Point Canning.

         

                   "EMERALD ISLE" MANEUVERS OUT
                                 OF STOMPNEUSBAAI


Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the purse seiner "Emerald Isle" is seen here leaving the jetty of St.Helena Bay Fishing on route to the Government jetty at Sandy Point.

         

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the purse seiner "Alert III" is seen here sailing out of Stompneusbaai on route to the jetty of Sandy Point Canning.

         

                               
     "STARCREST"
         

                    "SETTE MARI" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 the "Sette Mari" arrives at Sandy Point on route from the fishing grounds off Elandsbaai with faulty deck equipment.

         

                                      
"ALERT III"
         

            
                 RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC?

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point the fishing vessels "Alert III", "Sette Mari", Emerald Isle" and "Starcrest" had arrives in the harbour within minutes of each other.

         

                     THE
"EMERALD ISLE" PAVILION?

         

      MAKE ROOM GUYS, HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE!

         

LATEST EDITION TO "EMERALD ISLE" AND "BOETIE AKIE"...
                                   FISHING CODES!


Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point the red circles indicate the latest edition to both "Emerald Isle" and "Boetie Akie" who now for the first time are displaying the fishing code "P", denoting Pelagic.

         

         

         
   
...mens wonder nou of die blinde surveyor stadig besig is om
                                     weer siende te word?


        
"OCEANA GARNET" STILL OUT OF ACTION...

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point is the "Oceana Garnet" which had been out of action for several weeks now due to an problematic Petrel deck crane.

         
  
Groot asseblief Petec, maak klaar met daai kraan, die skuit se
    bemanning sit nou al op die wal vir weke sonder 'n inkomste...


                     "OCEANA VIKING" ON TRIALS

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 the "Oceana Viking" under command of Marius van Boom sails out of Sandy Point harbour in order to conduct trials in the bay before departing to the foreign fishing grounds of Angola. This was to be the very last time we will see this formidable vessel sailing past our eyes, being part of our West Coast pelagic fleet for 29 years, she will be dearly missed in time to come - good bye "Viking"!     

         

        
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" NET ON THE QUAY

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point the Mnatha crane truck is being used to remove the purse seine net of the "Atlantic Endeavour" onto the Government Jetty for much needing repairs.

         

                        
MNATHA TO THE RESCUE

Pictured below on Monday 15 May 2017 at Sandy Point the assistance of the  Mnatha crane truck was called in to help lift the triplex onboard the "South West Falcon". 

         

                      

         "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
(left); "MIZPAH" (right)
         

        
         HIER GAAN DIT NOG LAAT WORD

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 15 Mei 2017 in Sandy Point hawe is 'n groot gedeelte kleinmasnet wat nog vervang moet word...

                 

           "ANKOVELD" ON THE LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Monday evening 15 May 2017 at the Laaiplek Slipway is the "Ankoveld" receiving attention to her planks on the bow the section, ensuring they are watertight again.

         

                          GOOD-BYE "ROSEVELD"!

Pictured below on Monday evening 15 May 2017 at the Laaiplek Slipway is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Roseveld". Seen below the hull is now hauled up onto the sandy river bank from where the vessel will be broken up.

         

   LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Saturday 13 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway, the purse seiner "Lisa Ann" is surrounded by a mountain of scaffolding as the re-building of the  bow section on the vessel has now commenced. The "Lisa Ann" was involved in a collision with an Iron ore carrier on Thursday 4 May 2017 in St.Helena Bay.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                              
STARBOARD VIEW    
       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                  
PORT SIDE VIEW
       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 13 May 2017 the hull of the "Lisa Ann" has been thoroughly inspected. Seen below the grid cooler as well as the bow thruster has been removed for maintenance purposes.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              "AMSTELDIEP" BACK ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Saturday 13 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hake side trawler "Amsteldiep", who had to re-visit the slip after a leak was discovered in the hull.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Indicated by the red circle below is where more or less the leak had occur. More pictures of the repair to follow soon.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       "AMSTELDIEP" TOWBAR MYSTERY REVEALED

Pictured below on Saturday 13 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hake side trawler "Amsteldiep" spotted with an vehicle towbar on the stern section of the vehicle...we all thought it had something do with towing the "Ubuntu" back home, but in fact it is used to hook the gangway onto, meaning it can swivel as the vessel pitch and roll alongside the quayside.


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Saturday 13 May 2017 at the Saldanha Bay slipway maintenance work is still in progress onboard the hake longliner "Emerald". Seen below the nail holes are being sealed.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
              NEW AREA CODE FOR "DEREK 1"

Pictured below on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Derek 1" is displaying her new area code "DTS 5014 C". At present the "Derek 1" is being re-built to be used as a octopus catcher.


       


     CRAYFISH VESSELS ARRIVE BACK IN KALK BAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay are several west coast crayfish vessels returning to port with catches onboard caught off Cape Hangklip. Seen below the "Ivy-Doreen" maneuvers into her berthing space after the crew offloaded the crayfish.
  
                        
       

                                   
 "BLOUDAM"
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the purse seiner "Melissa Kelly".

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the hake longliner "Sulaiman".

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the Lusitania crayfish vessels "Jo-Ann" (left) and "El Pescador" (right) shortly after docking.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay alongside the "Bressa" is the crayfish vessel "Newlands".

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "Alma Lucie" making way to the Kalk Bay slipway.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessel "Ghoerieman" arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip.


       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessels "Ang-Jerry" (left) and "Sud West" (right) arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip.

       

                                       
"SUD WEST"
       

                                     
"ANG-JERRY"
       

Pictured below on Wednesday  May 2017 at Kalk Bay the "Jo-Ann" maneuvers around who at the time was next in in the queue to off-load her catch, after the catch onboard the "El Pescador" was off-loaded.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday  May 2017 at Kalk Bay the empty crayfish baskets are standing on the left-hand side of the breakwater, while the fully filled baskets are standing on the right-hand side closest to the "Jo-Ann".

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessel "Impala" arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessel "Irma" arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessel "Jenny-Anne" arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessel "Steenbok 1" arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the "Sud West" is berthed on her mooring immediately after the catch was off-loaded.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "SuiderstÍr" resting on her mooring.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the Lusitania crayfish vessel "Steenbok 1" shortly after docking.
  
      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "St.Anne" resting on her mooring.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Swartberg", "Benyami" and "Impala".

      

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Patrysberg", "Potberg" and "Paulsberg".

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Tickey" resting on her mooring.

      

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "Zorba" resting on her mooring.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "Freda" resting on her mooring.

      

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "Valmar" resting on her mooring.

      


                 

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "Katsberg" resting on her mooring.

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the handline fishing vessel "Kalky's 5" resting on her mooring, without a wheelhouse at the present moment.

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the Kalk Bay based crayfish vessel "Marion Dawn" resting on her mooring.

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the Kalk Bay based crayfish vessel "Nuweland" resting on her mooring.

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the Kalk Bay based crayfish vessel "Vicky Rose" resting on her mooring.       

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the Kalk Bay based crayfish vessel "Star of the Sea" resting on her mooring.

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the former crayfish vessel "Taj Mahal" on the Kalk Bay slipway alongside the "Zay-Yaan" for general maintenance after laying idle for more than a year, since being replaced by a new fiber glass vessel called "Aswan".

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 on the Kalk Bay slipway is the "Taj Mahal" (left) and "Zay-Yaan" (right).

          

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 on the Kalk Bay slipway is the "Alma-Lucie" after the vessel was hauled onto the slipway earlier during that day.

                     

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay the crayfish vessel "Silverfern" arrives back home from the fishing grounds off Cape Hangklip

            

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Bressa" resting alongside the jetty.

            

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Southern Horizon" resting on a mooring.

                  

                                          DUBBEL VISIE?

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 10 Mei 2017 in Kalkbaai is vier gevalle waar inligting om watter rede ookal, tweemaal weergegee word.

                                
"SULAIMAN" - ZR6460
        

                                   
"IRMA" - ZR2786
         

                               
"BLOUDAM" - DTS 2264 C
         

                           
          "STEENBOK"
         


                   
"LISA ANN" NOSE JOB IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay, repairs are being performed on the bow section of the "Lisa Ann" after the vessel was involved in a collision at sea on Thursday 4 May 2017.
         

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              "KHULISA EYETHU" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 in the Robinson dry dock is the neatly hake stern trawler "Khulisa Eyethu", owned and oprated by Pescanova. However at the time there was some interesting painting going on at ground level...
     

                 

Pictured below these guys are busy painting the anchor chain of the "Khulisa Eyethu"...white that is, of all the colours in the rainbow...why do you want to paint an anchor chain?

         

         
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "South West Petrel", "Armando" and
"Sandveld III".


                             
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                                        
"ARMANDO"
         

                                 
"SANDVELD III"
         

                
"ARMANA" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 the hake side trawler "Armana" is being hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift. General maintenance and hull cleaning will be performed on the "Armana" over the next couple of days.


         

         
"HAI LIM NO.38" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 is hake longliner "Hai Lim No.38" on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance and hull cleaning.


         
 
    
   "OCEANA ROCKET" ALONGSIDE THE FISH QUAY


Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 is hake longliner "Oceana Rocket" berthed alongside the Fish Quay as the crew awaits provisions to be delivered for an upcoming fishing trip.

         

           
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 are the Irvin & Johnson hake stern trawlers, "Boronia" and "Foxglove" berthed alongside South Arm, who had return home recently.


                                        
"BORONIA"
         

                                       
"FOXGLOVE"
         

    
             A FISHING TRIP TO RATHER FORGET...

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 alongside South Arm the longliner "Ubuntu" are busy taking onboard provisions for an upcoming fishing trip...having set sail out of the Cape Docks on own power the "Ubuntu" had to be towed back to the Cape Docks on 14 May 2017 by the "Allison" due main engine failure. Also see the video uploaded on Trawler Heritage main page of the "Allison" towing the "Ubuntu" back home.


         

                         "HERMAN S" LOADING ICE

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 alongside South Arm is the lhake ongliner "Herman S" waiting for ice for an upcoming fishing trip.


         

       
        LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO"

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks is the latest progress on the "Abe Shapiro" which is currently being rebuilt


         

          
SURVEY IN PROGRESS ONBOARD "FISKORN"

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty lifejackets is being displayed on the deck of the tuna pole vessel "Fiskorn"...this can mean only one thing, it's survey time!


         

  
          "STAALKOP" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Staalkop".


         

   
         "ACTIVE" SAILING THROUGH "THE CUT"

Pictured below on Monday 8 May 2017 the tuna longliner "Active" arrives in the Alfred Basin on route from her berthing space in the Elliot Basin.

         

                "HANGBERG" BUSY TO FALL APART

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay the caulking of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Hangberg" is busy peeling from the seams due to the planking drying out.


         

      
COLLISION WITH A WRECK IN HOUT BAY HARBOUR?


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the front mast stay of the sunken "Barbara W". Indicated by the red circle some other fishing vessel must have collided with this sunken vessel. On  numerous occasions it has been pointed out by Trawler Heritage that these unmarked sunken vessel in Hout Bay harbour poses a serious navigational threat.


         

            
"MERLENE" PLANK SEAMS OPENING UP


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay the planks on the bow section of the "Merlene" had to be sealed due to openings that have formed in the seams, due to a lack of moisture as the "Merlene" has not participate in any fishing activities since completing the 2016 pelagic season.


         

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Merlene", "Blue Ocean"," Monnickendam" and "Ocean Harvest". At present only the "Ocean Harvest" actively participates in the west coast crayfish sector, while the rest of the other boats mentioned are berthed inactive.

         

            
"EDELWEISS" BEING VANDALIZED


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete purse seiner "Edelweiss". At present the windows in the main wheelhouse is damaged after being stoned.


         

                    

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete hake longliner "Annaliese" berthed idle in the harbour.

        

        

                    TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING IN HOUT BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessels "Atlantic Hunter" (left) and "Sea Hunter (right).


        

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

       
"ATLANTIC HUNTER" FLAG UPSIDE DOWN


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay the South African flag onboard the "Atlantic Hunter" is being displayed upside down.


        

                       
"NICO S" RUSTING AWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Nico S" busy to rust away alongside the Northern Mole. 


       

Pictured below the wheelhouse door window has been vandalized as indicated by the red circle.

       

Pictured below the badly rusted winch on the deck of the "Nico S". The owner was still convinced that the "Nico S" will participate in the 2017 crayfish season though...if only he know in what poor condition this boat is in.

       

              
"CRISTO REI" RESTING IN HOUT BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay alongside the Northern Mole is the tuna pole vessel "Cristo Rei".


       

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliners "Southern Tiger" (left) and "Radiant Star" (right). Over the past couple of weeks we have also seen them in action off Lamberts Bay, catching snoek.     

       

                            
"AQUILLA" SET SAIL


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay the hake longliner "Aquilla" set sail to the fishing grounds.


       

   
"SILVERFERN" JOINS WEST COAST CRAYFISH FLEET


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Silverfern", who will also participates in the west coast crayfish sector from now onwards.


       

               
"SOUTH WEST LAPWING" SET SAIL


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay the hake longliner "South West Lapwing" set sail to the fishing grounds.


       

             
HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING IN HOUT BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay several hake longliners were resting in the harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Penkop II", "Daan Viljoen", "Tigerfish" and "Oceana Amethyst".

                                      
"PENKOP II"
       


                            
"OCEANA AMETHYST"
         

                               
"DAAN VILJOEN"
       

                                      
"TIGERFISH"
       

                    
"COLLEEN" BACK IN ACTION?


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay alongside the "Valhalla" is the "Colleen", the smallest wooden vessel working out of Hout Bay harbour. Over the past few months the "Colleen" was berthed idle in the harbour.

       

               
LATEST PROGRESS ON "REPULSE"


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay more attention
is given to the hull of the "Repulse" in order to make the vessel sea-worthy again.

       
         


       
          LATEST PROGRESS ON "ASTERIX"

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 on the Hout Bay slipway
is the hull of the "Asterix" after it had been cleaned over the past few weeks since the vessel was put onto the slip on 2 March 2017. Seen below some rotten planks had been removed from the hull in the mean time.


          

             
"ELLIS S" VISITS HOUT BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the Cape Town based hake longliner "Ellis S" on the slipway for general maintenance and hull cleaning.


          

      
"LADISMITH" STILL (AGAIN) ON HOUT BAY SLIP


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the hull of the "Ladismith" still untouched after the vessel was hauled onto the slip during March...

          

    
"SNEEUBERG" WHEELHOUSE BEING VANDALIZED


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay at the entrance of the Service Jetty is the former wheelhouse of the "Sneeuberg" which was vandalized recently. This wheelhouse was intended to be mounted onboard the obsolete hull of the former tuna pole vessel "Cyril Burrell". Trawler Heritage doubt this idea will ever materialize though...


          
      
                 
QUITE SCENES AT S.A.SEA PRODUCTS


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the discharge jetty at S.A. Sea Products, standing idle due to stormy seas preventing the purse seiners to go fishing.

          

                
PURSE SEINERS RESTING IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay only 2 purse seiners were present namely "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Ruby".


                                    
"OCEANA ORION"
           

                                    
"OCEANA RUBY"
           

              
CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING IN HOUT BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay several west coast crayfish vessels were resting in the harbour. Amongst the fleet present were "Hiram", "Benyami", "Grysbok", "Patrysberg", "Trudy-Marleen", "Biskop 1", "Eddie van Dyk" and "Eland II".

           

           

                                             
"ELAND II"
                        

                                      
"TRUDY MARLEEN"
                            
           
                
"EDDIE VAN DYK" (left); "BISKOP 1" (right)
           

                                  
"EDDIE VAN DYK"
           

            
BILGE ALARM SOUNDING ON "SWARTBERG"

Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay is the bilge alarm flashing red on the wheelhouse roof of the crayfish vessel "Swartberg".

                       

           
TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING IN HOUT BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Hout Bay several tuna pole vessels were present. Amongst the fleet were "Kingfisher", "Freedom" and "Maine".

                                        
"KINGFISHER"
             

                                          
"FREEDOM"
           

             
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO"


Pictured below alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks is the latest progress on the "Abe Shapiro" which is currently being rebuilt.

        

Pictured below is some of the new electric and electronical equipment fitted to the wheelhouse. 

                             

Pictured below is the new Onwa radar installed onboard the "Abe Shapiro". Previously the "Abe Shapiro" was fitted with a Furuno model RSB 110.

        
        
Dis heel onwa(arskynlik) dat "Abe Shapiro" weer 'n
                                      Furuno radar sal kry...

    
          WOODEN ENGINE BED BEAMS - IT CAN ONLY
                                BE A NIESWANDT!


Pictured below in the engine room of the "Abe Shapiro" is the engine bed made from wooden beams, not steel. It can only be the craftsmanship of Fritz Nieswandt.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Pictured below in the engine room of the "Abe Shapiro" is the new CAT 3406E as installed by Ritco Marine, neatly placed in position.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

     YACHT RUNS AGROUND ON SESTIEN-MYL STRAND

Pictured below on Friday 12 May 2017 at Sestien-myl Strand near Yzerfontein is the yacht "Flee" hard aground on the beach.

          

       

       
      
jislaaik manne, gedog mens gebruik 'n 4x4 voertuig om
      witmossels te kom grawe op die strand, nie 'n seiljag nie...


                                     

         
"INTERSEA 22" ARRIVES IN SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Friday 5 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Intersea 22" is berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. The vessel is about to be stripped from all usual equipment, to be installed in a newly built fiber glass hull currently under construction at Tallie Marine.


        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

   
     RITCO MARINE SERVES THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on Thursday 4 May 2017 in the Elliot Basin at the Cape Docks, a mobile truck crane of Ritco Marine is used to lift equipment from the "Intersea 22".


     
      (Photo: Ritco Marine)

     
      (Photo: Ritco Marine)

     
      (Photo: Ritco Marine)

                
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO"

Pictured below on Thursday 4 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty in the Cape Docks is the latest progress on the "Abe Shapiro" which is currently being rebuilt. Amongst other things, a new wheelhouse as well as new machinery is installed - the entire project is managed by Ritco Marine.


          
           (Photo: Ritco Marine)

        
WHAT LOOK UNUSUAL IN THE PHOTO BELOW?

Pictured below on Thursday 4 May 2017 in the Cape Docks, an usual feature was spotted on this tuna pole vessel...can you spot it? 

                
                
(Photo: L.de Kock)

Indicated by the red circle the plastic holder is connected to the main exhaust via a pipe...collecting oil presumably originating from the vessel's main engine. Looking closely one will spot a fair amount of oil accumulated in the plastic holder...does not look good at all!


                
                
(Photo: L.de Kock)                         

                              "NANJA" IN THE MIST


Pictured below on Thursday evening 4 May 2017 the harbour service vessel "Nanja" performs duties at Saldanha Bay harbour during a period of intense thick fog present in the bay at the time.

       
 
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                               DIE ONHEIL SLAAN TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 4 Mei 2017 in Sandy Point hawe is die erg beskadigde boeg van die "Lisa Ann", nadat die skuit vroeŽr gedurende die dag in 'n botsing betrokke was met 'n ertsdraer ter see.

                     


     
BUMPER CATCHES BLOCK STICK WATER PLANTS
                                    AND FISH PUTS...

Pictured below on Monday 1 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour, the purse seiner fleet are laying idle, although most of the boats had anchovy in their holds at the time to be discharged...but due to the enormous amount of fish landed over the last couple of days the reduction plants simply could not keep up with the inflow of raw fish. All off-loading operations were called off for the day, except for the factory of Suid-Oranje. For the crews, most of the day was spent on the boats sitting around and catching up some lost sleep as we had to wait for the situation to normalize.

            

Pictured below on Monday 1 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour during the early morning mist from left to right is "Silver Dolphin", "Silver Katonkel" and "Ebb Tide".

        

                                      
"VLEIGANS"
        

                           
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

                  
DIE SNOEKSKUITE KOM HUIS TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 1 Mei 2017 is 'n seleksie van talle snoekskuite wat terugkeer na Sandy Point hawe met hul vangste vir die dag.

                                           
"ALFA"
        

                                    
"NORMANDIE"
        

                                    
"KOEVOET"
        

                                          
"JADE"
        

                                       
"I BELIEVE"
        

                                        
"DELTA"
        

                                      
"ASSASSIN"
        

                                       
"LADY M"
                

                               
"WHALE RIDER"
        

                                       
"THORFIN"
        

        

                                      
"ROSALIE"
        

                                      
"RONEL"
        

                                     
"POR-JAC"
        

                                   
"PARAGON"
        

        

        

                                     
"KAPTEIN"
        

                                      
"JULIETTE"
        
        
                                   
"VIVIAN C"
         

         

                                      
"COLIN B"
         

                 
"KARIN 1" GETS READY FOR FISHING


Pictured below on Monday 1 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest progress on the newly launched hake longliner "Karin 1" at the Tallie Marine boat yard.


         

Pictured below most of the longline fishing gear has been loaded onboard the new vessel. Seen below is the toplines in plastic bins on the working deck.

         

Pictured below the hook baskets are placed into position on the rear deck.
         
         

         

Pictured below are some brand new casted concrete weights.

         

     
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
(left); "OCEANA PARAGON" (right)
         

         

         

   
      
"MAREDON" BEING FITTED OUT BY SACHAL

Pictured below on Monday 1 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest progress on the newly launched Sachal chokka boat "Maredon". Latest developments are the fitment of the sliding windows in the main wheelhouse.

         

                               
"SILVER DOLPHIN"
         

         

                                  
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
         

              
"ALERT III"
(left); "OCEANA VIKING" (right)
         

               
"BOETIE AKIE"
(left); "NOSSOB" (right)
         

                               
"SILVER BOUNTY"
         

                          
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
         

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

                                    
"TERRASAN 1"
         

       
"ALBATROSS" ON ROUTE TO THE SEA FARMS

Pictured below on Sunday 30 April 2017 the aquaculture vessel "Albatross" is sailing to the aquaculture farms located in the bay.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                  THE FAIREST CAPE OF THEM ALL!

Pictured below on Friday 28 April 2017 off Cape Town is perhaps one of the most beautiful scenes in world!


         

Pictured below on Friday 28 April 2017 off Cape Town is the "twelve apostels" above Camps Bay and in the far distance is Llandudno and the mountains surrounding Hout Bay.
       
         

Pictured below on Friday 28 April 2017, 10 nautical miles off Cape Town the hake stern trawler "Beatrice Marine" passes by on route to the fishing grounds.

         

                            
GOOD-LUCK "ZAMANI 1"


Pictured below on Friday 28 April 2017 in the Cape Docks is the "Zamani 1", the latest hake stern trawler to join the proudest fishing fleet in the world. The "Zamani 1", previously from the Faroe Islands already arrived in Cape Town during January 2017, and is being worked on ever since.


         

Pictured below on Friday 28 April 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is "Tina", "Adelette", "Malagas II", "Kentucky" and in the far background one can see the red hull of "Chris Trautman" and "Fiskorn".

         

              
ROBINSON DRY DOCK FULLY OCCUPIED


Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 the Robinson dry dock was fully occupied by the hake stern trawler "Khulisa Eyethu" and the Fisheries Research vessel "Algoa". Both vessels were docked for general maintenance and hull painting to be performed.

                                
"KHULISA EYETHU"
                     

                                       
"R.V. ALGOA"   
         

Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 workers from the Robinson dry dock was busy containing an oil spillage inside the dry dock, scooping up the oil with spades.

         

Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 the East quay in the Alfred Basin was fully occupied. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Santa Monica", "Conquistador", "Sao Gabriel", "Oceana Rocket", "Abraham T", "Werkendam", "Ku-Ula" and Sandveld III.

         

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

                                   
"SANDVELD III"
         

                                    
"SAO GABRIEL"
         

        
 "ABRAHAM T"
(left); "OCEANA ROCKET" (right)  
         

                
 "WERKENDAM"
(left); "KU-ULA" (right)
         

         
 "TOMREN"
(left); "SOUTH WEST PETREL" (right)
         

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

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 are several hake stern trawlers were berthed alongside South Arm, who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet back home is "Boronia","Laverne"; "Sistro", "Lobelia", "Ludwani" and "Forest Lily".

                                           
"BORONIA"
         

                   
"LAVERNE"
(left); "SISTRO" (right)
         

                                         
"LOBELIA"
         

                                       
"FOREST LILY"
                      

                       
VIKING FISHING FLEET AT HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 are several hake stern trawlers were berthed alongside South Arm who fish for Viking Fishing.

         

               
"ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the latest progress on the "Abe Shapiro" as the vessel is currently being fitted with a new wheelhouse. See below the roof and side walls of the wheelhouse has been laminated in several layers of fiber glass.

         

         

                                  
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
         

           
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON "ELANDSBERG"

Pictured below on Monday 24 April 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Elandsberg". Indicated by red circles, there is an sprinkler pipe through which sea water is being sprayed onto the planks in the bow section in order to make the seams water tight. Also spotted is the newly fitted Onwa radar. Previously the "Elandsberg" was equipped with an Furuno radar.

         

              
NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "ELANDSBERG"

         
    
          
"STEENBOK 1" ON ROUTE TO PEPPER BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 the crayfish vessel "Steenbok 1" maneuvers away from the Presidents Jetty in Saldanha Bay, on route to Pepper Bay to load bait for an upcoming crayfish trip at Dassen Island.

         

       
"DEUS TE AJUDE" AND "DEREK 1" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Deus Te Ajude" and "Derek 1". The bottom hulls of both vessels were to receive a fresh layer of anti-fouling paint.

         

    
"INTINI" ABOUT TO VISIT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the slip cradle is being prepared to hoist the hake longliner "Intini" out of the water during the course of Monday 24 April 2017.

         

                  
"STRANDLOPER" SANDBLASTED

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the former Portnet tug "Strandloper", with an entire sandblasted hull.

         

                  
LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 at the Saldanha Bay slipway maintenance work is still in progress onboard the hake longliner "Emerald". Seen below new ribs are fitted to the bow section just above the keel. Amongst other things a brand new sonar tank is to be fitted in the near future.

         

         

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 at the Saldanha Bay slipway all scrap wood originating from the "Emerald" is being packed neatly in fish boxes...unlike the usual practice where everything gets thrown all around the slipway area. Well done to Colin (shipwright) and his team, keep up the good work!

         

               
"BOESMANLAND" VISITS YACHTPORT

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay, the crayfish vessel "Boesmanland" stands on dry land for maintenance purposes.

         

           
U.F.O. (UNIDENTIFIED FLOATING OBJECT) IN
                         SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 on the way out to sea, Trawler Heritage has spotted this barge with an excavator mounted on it's deck.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 23 April 2017 on the way out to sea, Trawler Heritage has spotted this lifting vessel sailing into Saldanha Bay harbour, assisted by 2 Portnet tugs.

            

              
SANDY POINT HARBOUR - 22 APRIL 2017

Following up on the popular video "Sandy Point 22 April 2017", pictured below are some photos taken during the course of that day.

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 the "Boetie Akie" sails out of Sandy Point harbour on route to the Saldanha Bay area in search of anchovy.

         

              
"HIGHLAND QUEEN" ON HIGH GROUND
 

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the chokka boat "Highland Queen".

         

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 the "Sette Mari" sails out of Sandy Point harbour on route to the Saldanha Bay area in search of anchovy.

         

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 is the fully-loaded "Viva", entering Sandy Point harbour.

         

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 the "Viva" is busy to discharge her catch of anchovy at the factory of Suid-Oranje.

         

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 the "Terrasan 1" makes way to the jetty of Suid-Oranje with anchovy onboard.
 
         

         

         

Pictured below on Saturday 22 April 2017 the "Terrasan 1" is busy to discharge her catch of anchovy at the factory of Suid-Oranje.