SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

              "BOLOKO I " SKEW TV AERIAL FIXED

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

       

       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                   "OKOMBAHE"
       

                              "KHULISA EYETHU "
       

                                     "LUCERNE"
       

                                    "AFRICAN QUEEN"
        

                                        "BORONIA"
        

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

        

                         "FUCHIA" COMING HOME

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

        

        

        

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

        

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

        

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

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

        

        

        

        

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

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

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

        

                                 "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

                                     "ABRAHAM T "
        

                                   "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                        "KU-ULA"
        

                                     "WINDHOEK"
        
                                         "KARIBA"
        

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

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

         

              NEW SPOTLIGHT FOR "WERKENDAM"

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

                   

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

                                    "SEA PRIDE II "
        

                                        "SAILFISH "
        

               "SAXON" TAKING DIESEL ONBOARD

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

               "SHIVON" TAKING DIESEL ONBOARD

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

        

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

         

                            WHAT'S NEW "JULIETTE "?

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

                             "OLD STERN SIGNAGE"
           

                            "NEW STERN SIGNAGE"
         


            "FORMER WHEELHOUSE ROOF LAYOUT"
         

            "WHEELHOUSE ROOF LAYOUT FEATURING
                                  NEW AERIAL STAND"
         


        "OLD CHOKKA SIGNAGE ON THE LOWER HULL"
         

         "NEW COLOURFUL CHOKKA SIGNAGE ON
                                  THE LOWER HULL"
         

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

         

                        "NICO S" HANDRAILS DISAPPEAR

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

          

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

          

             TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

                                     "JACQUELINE"
        

                                      "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                    "ELANDSBERG"
        

                               "FRENCHY MARIA"
         

                                "SOUTHERN TIGER"
         

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

         

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

         

   "ESTRELA DO MAR" NAMEPLATE GONE MISSING

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

         

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

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

     "EDELWEISS" SERVING AS A "NET CARRIER VESSEL"

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

          

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

         

                          ONS WIL OOK SKUITE WEES!

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

          

                  PROBLEEMKINDERS VAN HOUTBAAI

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

                                        
"HANGBERG"
           

                                      
"SILVER HUNTER"
            

                               GOOD-LUCK "SHIVON"!

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

          

          

              HOUT BAY HARBOUR CRANE DISAPPEARS

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

          

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

          

                  "AFRICA UNITY" STARTS TO FALL APART

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

        

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

        

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

         

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

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

          

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

          

                                     
"BALUGURU"
          

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

          

                                            "ASWAN"
          


                                           "TAMARA"
          

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

          

           NEW COLOUR SCHEME AND NAMEPLATES
                                     FOR "SUD WEST"

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

         

   "OLD BULWARK COLOUR SCHEME AND NAMEPLATE"
         

   "NEW BULWARK COLOUR SCHEME AND NAMEPLATE"
         


                   NEW LOOKS FOR "NORTHERN STAR"

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

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

           

              NEW FREEING PORTS FOR "LANGEBERG"

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

         

         

                         WHAT'S NEW "ZANEMALI "?

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

                                         "ZANEMALI "
          


                             "NEW LED SPOTLIGHT"
          

                                "NEW WATER LINES"
          

               "GYPSY ROSE" EQUIPPED FOR LIFE BAIT

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

           

         FORMER DA GAMA VISBEDRYF PURSE SEINERS
                                          AT HOUT BAY

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

                                     "OCEANA TOPAZ"
            

                                  "OCEANA AMETHYST "
            

              DISCHARGE JETTY AT S.A. SEA PRODUCTS
                                    STANDING EMPTY

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

         

  "ADENIA" SE BLOU WIELHUISDEUR WORD VERVANG

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

         

                           "OU BLOU WIELHUISDEUR"
                               


                             "NUWE WIELHUISDEUR"
                            


                                 "ADENIA" GOOI LOS!

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

         


                                GOOD-LUCK "ADENIA"!

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

         

         

                          DIE "GANSE" GOOI LOS!

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

                                  "BOETIE AKIE"
        
         

                           "RIETGANS II " GOOI LOS
        

        

                                  "BERGGANS"
        

                             "KOLGANS" GOOI LOS
        

                                "WAFRA" GOOI LOS
         

         

                                 "SILVER SNAPPER"
         

         

                                  "WILDEGANS II "
         

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

                   GANSBAAI MARINE SE NUWE DAK

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

         

          "MPHO" SE VISPOMP PYP WORD AFGEHAAL

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

        

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

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

        

                               "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                          "KARIBA"
        

                               "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

                                          "COMET "
        

                                        "ARMANDO"
        

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

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

        

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

         

"TOMREN" AND "SILVERFERN" RIGGED FOR CRAYFISHING

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

                                            "TOMREN"
         

         

                                        "SILVERFERN"
         

         


                       NEW BAIT BOX FOR "KU-ULA"

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

                                       "OLD BAIT BOX"
          

                                    "NEW BAIT BOX"
          

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

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

         

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

          

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

                    

          NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "KINGKLIP"

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

                             "OLD COLOUR SCHEME"
        

                           "NEW COLOUR SCHEME"
        

                                    DOUBLE VISION?

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

         

         LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                              "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

                                         "LUCERNE"
         

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

         

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

                                          "FUCHIA"
          

                                          "FREESIA"
          

                                         "FOXGLOVE"
          

             "DANTAGO", ONE OF A KIND DESIGN?

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

          

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

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

          

                        DIE VISPOMP SE PYP IS LOS!

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

          

                  "MPHO" SE VLAGGIE IN FLARDES

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

                       

              "MPHO" SE VLAGGIE GEDURENDE 2018
       
                 

        "MPHO" SE VLAGGIE OP 21 FEBRUARIE 2019
       

                                            
              FISHING VESSELS ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

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

                                   "HELENA MARIE"
           


                                             "ALGOA"
           

                "BOLOKO I"
TV ARIAL SITTING SKEW

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

                                         "BOLOKO I "
          


               TALLIE MARINE BOU 'n "LUGKASTEEL"

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

         

           
"BORDERER" EXPANDING HER BORDERS

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

              

                  CRAYFISH VESSELS GOING TO SEA

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

           

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

        

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

                           
DIE SKUITE IS GELAAI!

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

                               "OCEANA PARAGON"
               
       
                  
                  "UMFANA"
               
           

                         "ADELETTE" FEATURES
                     REFURBISHED NAMEPLATE

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

          

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

           

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

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

            

  COLLIER JETTY OBSOLETE STEELWORK DEMOLISHED

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

         

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

          

                                  "BELLA DA LUNAR"
           

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

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

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

           

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

              

                  KREEFSKUITE SKUIL BY DASSEN

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

       

       

       

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

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

                                         "SWORDFISH"
       

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

                                             "POTBERG"
       

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

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

                                   "FLAME THORN"
             

                                        "OKOMBAHE"
         

                                        "PORTUNITY"
         

                                     "AFRICAN QUEEN"
          
 
                                                "FEROX"
          

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

         

                   FISHING VESSELS ON SYNCROLIFT

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

                                    "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                            "BOLOKO I"
        

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

        

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

         

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

         

     FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE EAST QUAY

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

         

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

                     

         FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE FISH QUAY

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

                                        "VLAEBERG"
          

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


  "SOUTHERN HORIZON" ON ROUTE TO DASSEN ISLAND

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

       


           OCEANA CRAYFISH VESSELS AT SALDANHA

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

        

                         "BOLOKO I " ATTEMPTS AWOL

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

           

             "CHRISTA" OPPAD NA SLIPWAY KAAI

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

                

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

       

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

       

         PURSE SEINERS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

                                  "SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

                                           "KAVALIER"
                    

    SEKURITEITSHOKKIE OP "SOUTHERN BELLE" DEK

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

         

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

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

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

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

        

        

              HAKE LONGLINERS AT SALDANHA BAY

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

                                 "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
                 

                                        "PAKAMANI"
        

                                         "EMERALD"
         

  CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

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

        

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

       

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

       

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

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

        

             NEW FISHING CODE FOR
"STEENBOK 1"

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

         

         
       NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "ALRA"

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

                             
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
         

                             
"NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
                   

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

       

                               "HARVEST LINDIWE"
       

                                "HARVEST SELINA"
                 

                                  "HARVEST NANDI"
        

                              "HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                 KYK HOE SWEM DIE MAASBANKERS!

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

       

             "GREGORY JUSTIN" READY TO SET SAIL

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

        

        

      "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" BESIG OM KAAI TE WAS!
        


        NEW SLIDING WINDOW FOR "BOETIE AKIE"?

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

        

                                     "BOETIE AKIE"
        

                WAT IS FOUT IN HIERDIE FOTO?

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

                 

       

     NEW FREEING PORTS FOR OCEANA PURSE SEINERS

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

          PURSE SEINERS AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

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

                                "SILVER DOLPHIN"
       

                                 "SILVER GALAXY"
       

                                      "DUINEKUS"
       

                                      "LISA ANN"
       

                               "OCEANA GARNET"
       

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

         NEW ONWA EQUIPMENT ONBOARD "DEBNAL"

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

       

                         NEW ONWA AIS ANTENNA
       

          NEW LED SPOTLIGHT ON FRONT MAST STAY
       

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

       

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

       

    
            GOOD-LUCK "OCEAN HERCULES"!

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

        

           
DAARSY, SO MOET 'n BOLLARD MOS LYK!

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

        

    NEW RUBBING STRAKES FOR "OCEANA CONCORDE"

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

        

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

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

         

                                 "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

      NUUTSTE VORDERING OP "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"

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

        

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

         

               DIE "R" IN ENDEAVOUR IS TERUG!

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

        

                         "BESKADIGDE" NAAMBORD
        


                "GEMODIFISEERDE" NAAMBORD
        

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

                     PURSE SEINERS AT LAAIPLEK

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

                                "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

                                        "EIGEVELD"
        

                                  "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                             "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                                         "STORMKOP"
        

                                           "VEGKOP"
        

                                          "ARANOS"
        

                                       "UMFANA"
        

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

         

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

        

     "LOERIESFONTEIN" RADAR WORD ONTMASKER

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

        

                  DIE VURKHYSER OP DIE HOUTKAAI...

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

        

        
                   SO JA, DIT LYK MOS BETER!

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

                                    
"EBB TIDE"
                 

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
                  

                             DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

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

        

     FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

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

        

                                    "OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                           "KARIBA"
        

                                      "ABRAHAM T"
         

                                          "WILMAG"
          

                                        "HERMAN S"
          

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

           

                      "ALASKA" BEGIN TO DISAPPEAR

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

           

                   "STAALKOP" GROEI 'n SNORBAARD

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

           

               NUWE (ADDISIONELE) NAAMBORDE
                            VIR "OCEANA ROCKET"

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

           

           

           

        "LUCERNE" AND "ACTIVE" VISITS SYNCROLIFT

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

                                         "LUCERNE"
           

                                           "ACTIVE"
           

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

           
           
                             "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                                      "REALEKA"
        

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
        

                                     "PORTUNITY"
         

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                        "LUDWANI"
         

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

     LATEST PROGRESS ON "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

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

         

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

          

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

                     

                    KREEFSKUITE SKUIL BY DASSEN

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

        

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

        


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

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

        

        
(Foto:"Steenbrasdam" bemanning)

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

          
          
(Foto:"Steenbrasdam" bemanning)

                         PIKKEWYNTJIE OP 'n WANDELING

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

        


                    

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

                "LUCERNE" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT

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

         

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

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

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

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

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

                                   "LUDERITZ STAR"
         

                                        "KINGKLIP"
         

                                       "HERMAN S"
         

                     "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT

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

         

         

                        COLLIER JETTY EVACUATED

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

        

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

                                      "ADELETTE"
           

                              DENTED EXHAUST PIPE

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

         

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

        

                         GOOD-LUCK "CAPE FRIO"

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

         

           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

        

                                  "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

                                       "FOXGLOVE"
        

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

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

        

                 
"SARAH BAARTMAN" OP PATROLLIE

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

        

            
HAAI-KYK BESOEKERS VAN KLEINBAAI

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

        

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

          

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

        


          "QUEEN ELIZABETH II" OP DIE HORISON

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

        

             "EMILY-MARIE" OPPAD NA VALSBAAI

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

         

                  DIE WILDE-EENDE GAAN SLIP TOE

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

                  

       

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

       

          

        

                                "BELLA PRIMA"
       

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

              "KOLGANS" RAAK (TYDELIK) ANONIEM

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

         

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

         

             GANSBAAI SE AFLAAIKAAI STAAN LEEG

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

                 

    IEWERSTE IN CHILLI?, NAHH, DIS GANSBAAI MARINE

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

         

         

                       "FLAMETHORN" AT NIGHT

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

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

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

       

                                      "BERGGANS"
                  

                                         "VLEIGANS"
       

 NEW FRONT MAST AND RADAR STAND FOR "BERGGANS"

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

        

    "NEW" FRONT MAST AND RADAR STAND ASSEMBLY.
        

      "OLD" FRONT MAST AND RADAR STAND ASSEMBLY.
                           

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

         

           NUUTSTE TOEVOEGSEL OP "WILDEGANS II"

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

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

      
   "CAPE CHALLENGER" SKOP 2019 AF OP 
                                  HARTSEER NOOT

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

       

       "CAPE CHALLENGER" WEER OPPAD SEE TOE

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

         

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

    

                    RITCO MARINE TAKING CARE OF
                         "SANTA MONICA" GENSET

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

               
               
Photo: Ritco Marine

                     STERKWATER OP GANSBAAI

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

        

        

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

        

           "RIETGANS II" MASKED-UP FOR REPAIRS

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

                  

       

                  

       

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

       

                             GOOD-LUCK "ALGOA"

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

       

                  NOORDWES WAAI OP GANSBAAI

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

         

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

       

       OCEANA KREEFSKUITE ARRIVEER IN SALDANHA

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

                                    "SWARTBERG"
         

                                         "ROOIGOUD"
            

                            MOSSELBOERE IN AKSIE

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

  

      

   

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

  

                       "AMORIA" TERUG BY DIE HUIS

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

                                         "AMORIA"
         

                                                 "I DO"
         

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

         

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

          

                                 HIER KOM DIE ONWEER

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

                   

         

         

         "WILDEGANS II" SE STACKER WORD GELIG

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

       

       

        

                 GANSBAAI MARINE WORD DAKLOOS

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

        

                      GUERRINI MARINE IN ACTION

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

          

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

            

             SMALL VESSEL JETTY ABOUT TO COLLAPSE

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

          

          
 
               Nie heeltemal in sy moer nie, maar darem.

                         DIE GANSE RUS IN DIE HAWE.

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

          

                                      "BELLA PRIMA"
          

                                             "WAFRA"
          
 
                                        "BORDERER"
            

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

                             DIE ANDER KOLGANS(E)

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

            

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

                       

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

            

           NEW LED LIGHT ON GANSBAAI BREAKWATER

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

                      

                             PETEC VÍNS OP DIE KAAI

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

           

                 "SARAH BAARTMAN" TAKING GUARD

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

            

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

           

                         GOOD-LUCK "UMZABALAZO"

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

           
 
                     "LETAP " SE BOEI WORD ONDERSKEP

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

                             DIE GANSE WERK NET

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

        

        

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

         

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

         

                                       "KOLGANS"
                    

                                       "RIETGANS II "
         

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

          

                               DREDGING IN PROGRESS

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

          

          ROBBE RAAK 'n OORLAS VIR DIE TORNYNE

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

         

                            

                                 "I DO" IN DIE OUHAWE

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

        


                    "VLEIGANS" TREK NET AF

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

        


       "RIETGANS II" EN "KOLGANS" OP DIE SLIP

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

       

                SUID-ORANJE PELAGIESE VLOOT

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

         

                                       "RUWEKUS"
        

                                          "LISA ANN"
        

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

                                         "SECHABA"
         

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

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

       


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

      

      

                                               EINA!

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

        

        

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

        


               "SILVER GALAXY" TERUG BY DIE HUIS

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

        

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

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

         

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

                     

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

          

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

                   


                 DIE OK FOODS TROLLIE OP DIE KAAI

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

         
 
                   "OOM ARTHUR" TERUG BY DIE HUIS

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

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

                                  "NOMMER SEWE"
         


                                        "JAKKIE V"
         


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

          

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

                   


                        WAT GAAN VAN JOU WORD?

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

        

           MOSSELSKUITE, VLOTTE EN CHUKKIES IN 
                                   HOEDJIESBAAI

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

                                 "FLYING SCOTT"
     

                                          "NANJA"
     

                                          ''JESEA"
      

                                         "KARLO"
       

                                         "IMBAZA"
       

                       AG, HELP TOG NET SO BIETJIE!
       

     SALDANHA BAY CANNING STRUKTUUR GESLOOP

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

     

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

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

        MOSSELSKUITE VOOR ANKER IN PEPERBAAI

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

       

                                        "PEARL O'BAY"
        

                                              "FERDIE"
        

                                            "OESTER"
        
 
                                             "ST.ANN"
        

                                          "MOKOOLI"
        
        
                                             "INKALA"
        

                                             "MOSSEL"
        

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

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

      LACK OF WASTE REMOVAL INFRASTRUCTURE

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

        

        

                  UNUSED MOBILE CONTROL ROOMS

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

         

         

         

         

         

          FIRE HAZARD AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

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

        

        SHOCK HAZARD AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

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

         

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

                      

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

                          "MERCURY" SUNK AGAIN

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

       

                    "ADENIA" IN A SANDSTORM

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

        

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

         

        PURSE SEINERS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

                               "SOUTHERN BELLE"
                  

                                   "BOETIE AKIE"
      

                                 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
      

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

       

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                           "HARVEST GEORGINA"
       

                                 "HARVEST NANDI"
       

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

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

       


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

       

       CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

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

      

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

                    STAY AWAY FROM THIS VESSEL!

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

                   

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

       

 
CHUKKIES ON ANCHOR AT SALDANHA BAY YACHT CLUB

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

                                      "CHRISTA"
       

                                        "PENQUIN"
       

                   "MIZPAH " SHINING IN THE SUN

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

      

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

      


        HET JOU KOMPAS VOLDOENDE BELIGTING?

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

      

          "SOUTH WEST FALCON" NEATLY PAINTED

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

      

  "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" BULWARKS TAKING SHAPE

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

      

                          DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

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

      

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

      

    "FLYING SCOTT" MAKING WAY TO HOEDJIESBAAI

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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
PURSE SEINERS OCCUPY SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                  
"SETTE MARI" AWAITS THE SLIP

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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            "SOUTH WEST FALCON" OP DIE SLIP

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

        

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

        

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

        

                           "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

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

        

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

        

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

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel die  rooi gooi-lig aan teen die voorste maspaal van die "Atlantic Leader", wat tans aandag geniet.

        

               NUWE FURUNO RADAR VIR
"NOSSOB"

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 is 'n nuwe Furuno radar aanboord van die "Nossob". Voorheen was die "Nossob" ook toe gerus gewees met 'n Furuno radar.

        

                                        
"NOSSOB"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel 'n gekraakte naambord aan op die stuurboordsy van die "Eigeveld". Alhoewel hierdie einste kraak al etlike seisoene terug opgemerk is, is die opening van die kraak nou opmerklik groter. Gaan hierdie naambord die 2019 pelagiese seisoen oorleef? Net tyd sal leer.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 toon die rooi sirkel nuwe vlekvrye staal uitlaatpype aan aanboord van die "Eigeveld".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die witperde op die rivier sigbaar namate die suid-ooste wind en inkomende gety met gepaardgaande stroom sterker en sterker word.

        

                            
  "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek is die besonderse handelsmerk illustrasie soos gebruik op Hempel skuitverwe.

        

Pictured below on 4 January 2019, 4-off new freeing ports can be observed on the starboard bulwarks of the "Stormkop", in order to comply with the latest maritime safety regulations.      

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai van links na regs is "Vegkop", "Oceana Mercury", "Oceana Neptune" en "Towerkop" in die agtergrond.

        

Aan die einde van 'n harde dag se werk in die warm Weskus son op 4 Januarie 2019, is hoe die vordering op "Atlantic Endeavour" tans daarna uitsien. 

        

Aan die einde van 'n harde dag se werk op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling op 4 Januarie 2019, is die verfwerk op die bakboordsy van die "South West Falcon" feitlik voltooi, terwyl die skuitverwer op daardie stadium nog steeds besig was om die skuit se naambord te skilder soos hieronder te siene...

        

        

   TRAWLER HERITAGE EN "GIRL RUNTU " OP DIE RIVIER
         
Interessant om die vakansiegangers en hul blink ski-bote, semi-rigids en feitlik alles wat kan dryf dop te hou terwyl hulle op en af vaar in die Bergrivier. Trawler Heritage kon op geen oomblik 'n flitsende kamera gewaar op enige van die vakansiegangers se bote terwyl hulle verby die pelagiese skuite in die Bergrivier vaar nie. Vandaar dat Trawler Heritage toe mos besluit genoeg is genoeg en tesame met 'n rubberduck genaamd "Girl Runtu" (julle weet natuurlik waar daai naam vandaan kom) die Bergrivier aandurf om so bietjie van 'n ander hoek af die skuite te gaan afneem. Hieronder is 'n seleksie van skuite wat Trawler Heritage aangetref het tydens die trip.

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 langs die AIF kaai in Velddrif lÍ die gesinkte romp van die eertydse kreefskuit "Cederberg".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 langs die AIF kaai in Velddrif lÍ die erg verwaarloosde romp van die eertydse kreefskuit genaamd "Swartland". Hierdie skuit was meer as 15 jaar gelede laas in die see gewees, en is feitlik nog in 'n meer gehawende toestand as die "Nico S" wat tans in Houtbaai lÍ en vergaan. (Maar moenie dink die eienaar stel belang om te verkoop nie...ek sÍ maar net)

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 vergaan 'n onbekende Sachal romp op die oewer van die Bergrivier.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 lÍ die kreefskuit "Eddie van Dyk" op die skeepshelling van Paternoster Visserye.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 lÍ die kreefskuit "Biskop I" netjies skoon geverf langs die kaai van Paternoster Visserye in die Bergrivier.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 lÍ die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" langs haar houtkaai in Rooibaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Towerkop" langs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic.

       

                                     "TOWERKOP"
       

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

                                         
"ARANOS"  
       

                                         
"VEGKOP"
       

                          
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek van links na regs is "Kavalier", "Nossob", "Eigeveld" en "Atlantic Leader".

       

       

                                       
"EIGEVELD"
       

                                    
"KAVALIER"
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright staan die "South West Falcon" op die skeepshelling.

       

                                   
"EIGEVELD"
       

                                
"TERRASAN 1"
       

Pictured below on 3 January 2019 black burns marks inflicted by an Acetylene cutting torch can be observed on the bulwarks of the "Elomi", in order to fabricate more freeing ports to comply with the latest maritime safety regulations.

       

                           
"ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                                    
"STORMKOP"
       

                                     
"DOLOREZE"
       

                                   
"ANKOVELD"
       

                         
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
       

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

                            
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
       

                "SOUTH WEST FALCON" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Januarie 2019 op Laaiplek by Keyway Shipwright staan die "South West Falcon" op die skeepshelling vir algemene herstelwerk en vir 'n nuwe laag verf.    

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die kleurvolle pienk hidrouliese lyne aanboord van die "South West Falcon", met die Triplex se rollers wat verwyder is vir nuwe rubberoortreksels.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op die stuurboordsy van die "South West Falcon" is die Oregon planke taamlik verweer, maar daardie 3-duim dik planke sal nog lank nie vervang hoef te word nie.

        

                  BARLOWS CAT VÍN OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Januarie 2019 op die Amawandle Pelagic kaai staan 'n Barlows CAT minibus, terwyl herstelwerk aanboord van een van die Amawandle Pelagic skuite gedoen word.   

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Januarie 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai is "Umfana" en "Vegkop".

                                          "UMFANA"
        

                                        "VEGKOP"
        

          NEW NETBIN FOR "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
         
Pictured below on 2 January 2019 alongside the Keyway Shipwright jetty at Laaiplek is the latest progress onboard the "Atlantic Endeavour" in order to construct new steel bulwarks and netbin onboard the vessel.

        

                                 GONE IS THE "R"

Pictured below on 2 January 2019 the red circle indicates that the letter "R" is now gone missing on the nameplate as a result of the new steel netbin being erected on the transom.

        

                    LAAIPLEK OP NUWEJAARSDAG
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Januarie 2019 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite in die Bergivier waaronder "Ankoveld", "Nossob", "Doloreze" en "Terrasan 1".

                                      
"ANKOVELD
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Januarie 2019 aanboord van die "Ankoveld" is die loodverf en die afwesigheid van 'n kapdraad op die Mannetjie-winch, 'n duidelike teken van onderhoudswerk wat tans op die winch verrig word.

        

                                          "NOSSOB"
        

                                        "DOLOREZE"
        

                                 "TERRASAN 1"
        

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

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

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

       

       

       

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

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

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

       

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

                                     "JAKKIE V "
       

                                        "DEBNAL"
       

                                  "MARQUERITE"
       

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

       

       

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

       

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

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

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

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


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

       

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

                          
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       


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

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

      

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

                 

                KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT OP HUL POS

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

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
      

                   
   "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
      

      

             PELAGIESE SKUITE IN DIE BERGRIVIER

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

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

                             "ATLANTIC LEADER"
      

                                   
"EIGEVELD"
      

                                    
"NOSSOB"
      

                                   
"ANKOVELD"
      

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

                                   
"DOLOREZE"
      

                                   
"TERRASAN 1"
      

                                
"STORMKOP"
      

          WESKUS SKUITVERWERS HERONTWERP
                                DIE LANDSVLAG!
 

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Desember 2018 in Saldanhabaai is die "Gregory Justin", wat haar tweede seisoen gaan aandurf in haar nuwe liggroen kleurskema instede van haar tradisonele Edwards Green kleurskema. Die klem val egter op die kleurskema van die landsvlag wat op die skuit se boeg vertoon word.

          

Hieronder is hoe die landsvlag se kleurskema korrek vertoon moet word, vergelyk dit egter met die Weskus skuitverwers se weergawe van die landsvlag in die foto verder af...

                                       

           
Manne, dalk sal dit eerder raadsaam om julle selfone byderhand te hÍ en die Trawler Heritage webwerf te besoek in die toekoms wanneer julle weer probeer om die landsvlag te skilder...

                                DIS KERSFEES!

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


      

       GANSBAAI VLOOT BY DIE HUIS VIR KERSFEES


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

      

                                          "I DO"
 
      

                        
"SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
      

                                
     "DAGBREEK"
      

                                   
"AMORIA"
        

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

                                        "WAFRA"
      

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

      

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

      

            "WAFRA" AND "KOLGANS" ON THE SLIP

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


      

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

      
                    "WAFRA" SPY WARE...

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

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


                                         "WAFRA"
      

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

      

               ALTERATIONS AT GANSBAAI MARINE


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


      

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

      

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

                   

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

      

    
NEW FURUNO RADAR SENSOR FOR "UMFONDINI"

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

      

                                   
"UMFONDINI"
      

            "STORMGANS" ARRIVEER OP GANSBAAI


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


        

                            A
G NEE, GANSBAAI!  

Na aanleiding van die nuut ontwerpte waterlyn merke aanboord van die "Stormkop", dog Trawler Heritage toe mos hy kan spog dat Gansbaai se skuitverwers hulle storie ken in vergeleke met die Weskus skuitverwers, maar dis toe ook nie die geval nie. Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Desember 2018 is die stuurboord boeg van die "Silver Snapper", die Romeinse numeriese skrif word korrek vertoon, maar toe Trawler Heritage omloop na die bakboordsy toe is dit 'n heel ander storie..

               

Afgeneem hieronder is die bakboord boeg van die "Silver Snapper". VII (7) word gevolg deur IX (9) en X (10). Wat van VIII (8) geword het weet niemand nie...dammit Gansbaai.

                


                  "MERCURY" LÍ EN LOER VIR ONS


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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    SALDANHABAAI, WAAR DIE STRATE NA
                           SKUITE VERNOEM IS.

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

                                "MIZPA STRAAT"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

                         
"GROENVLEI STRAAT"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

                              
"ORION STRAAT"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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


                           
"NANJA" ON DUTY

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

      

      

            'n LAASTE WANHOPIGE POGING VIR 2018

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

                              
       "DAGBREEK"
               

                                     "BERGGANS"
          

                                       "VLEIGANS"
     

                                  "WILDEGANS II "
            

                                       "RIETGANS II "
       

       

       

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

                  

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


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

                                      
"EBB TIDE
       

                                   "OCEANA RUBY"
       

      "IINGWANE" VERTREK OP HAAR NOOIENSVAART

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

      

      

      

      

                        GOOD-BYE "INTREPID"!

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

        

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

        

        

                  "WILDEGANS II" LOOP 'N DRAAI

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

        

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

         

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

         

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

         

                                  "EMILY-MARIE"
         

                                      "DAGBREEK"
         

                                           "AMORIA"
         

                                 WAAR IS "SHREK"?

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

         

                    BAGGERWERK IN GANSBAAI HAWE

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

         

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                               
         "KOLGANS"
         

                       DIE "GANSE" SKUIF ROND

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

         

                             
           "BERGGANS"
         

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

         

                       
                "BERGGANS"
         

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

         

    "BELLA PRIMA" EINDIG HAAR PELAGIESE LOOPBAAN


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


         

         

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

         

                    SARDYNSKUITE IN HERMANUS

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

        
        

                               
       "GONDO"
        

                                   
"OOM ARTHUR"
        

        "GESTEELDE" VISBAKKE - BY VOORBAAT


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

                       


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

                      DIE "GANSE" RUS IN DIE HAWE


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


        

      NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "ATLANTIC BLESSING"

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

                               "OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

                               "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
        

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

            

         BUSY SCENES ON THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

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

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

       

                                     
"RUWEKUS"
       

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

        
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

        

                                     
"WESKUS II "
        

                                   
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                       
"ARMANDO"
        

                                       
"COMET"
        

     
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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


        

                               
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                     
        "TINA"
        

                                      "RIVIERGANS
"
        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


        

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER
"
        

                                     "ANDROMEDA
"
        

                                     "CAPE FRIO
"
        

                                             "ALLIN
"
        

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

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

        

                     FISHING FLEET RESTING
              ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

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

       

          PRESIDENTS JETTY
DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

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

       

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

                                  "BOETIE AKIE"
       

   "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" TRIPLEX IN FOR REPAIRS

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

       

                             "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
       
       
                                   "PAKAMANI"
       

                                          "IRMA"
       

                                 "SILVER LEADER"
       

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

       

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

       

                                "STEENBOK 1"
       

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                             "HARVEST SELINA"
       

                                 "BOETIE BERT"
        

                               "HARVEST GAVINA"
        

                         
FISHING FLEET RESTING
                      ALONGSIDE SERVICE JETTY

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


        

                            "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

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

        

                                       "ALBATROS
        

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

        

                                       "PENQUIN"
        

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

        

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

                               "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
        

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

        

                                 "DAAN VILJOEN"        
         

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

         

         

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


         

         

      ROMEINSE NUMERIESE WATERMERKSKRIF WORD  
                                    HERONTWERP...


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

                      

             
                      EK BEGRYP NIE?
         

                                             HUH?
         

                                                  WTF?
         

                 PELAGIESE SKUITE IN DIE BERGRIVIER

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

                                    "STORMKOP"
       

                           "LOERIESFONTEIN"
       

                                  "DOLOREZE"
       

                                    "ANKOVELD"
       

                           "ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                         "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
      

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              PELAGIESE SKUITE SKUIL TEEN DIE WIND

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

                                        
"UKULOBA"
        

                                 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                           'N GE-STRIPTE WINDAS

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

        

                       SEEDUIKERS WIL NESSKOP

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

        

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

        

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

                                 "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

                                     "PARACLETE"
        

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

           

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


        
          
                                              "VIVA"
        

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

        

                      VERSTOPTE GRID COOLERS

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

        

      

         

                                
"OCEANA RUBY"  
                  

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

                  

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

       

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

       

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

       

    JONGSTE VORDERING OP "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"

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

         

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                                          'N MISTRIP

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

      

                                         "ELOMI"        
      

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

      

                 "MIZPAH" WORD MOOI GEMAAK

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

      

                  "MIZPAH" WORD "GE-STAAL"

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

      

              SCUPPERS...YOU LIKE IT SAMSA?

      

              "MIZPAH"  NETBORD WORD GELIG

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

         

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

         

      "SOUTH WEST FALCON" EN DIE BLIK PIENK VERF

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

         

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

      

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


      

        

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

      

                 "TERRASAN 1" OPPAD RIVIER TOE

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

      

      

                                  "TERRASAN 1"
      

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

      

              "KAVALIER" KRY 'N DEKSKROP

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

      

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

      

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

      

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


              

      

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

      

      

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

           
NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "DOLOREZE"

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

                             
"OU" KLEURSKEMA
      

                       
"NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
      

                        "UKULOBA" VAT 'N BREEK

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

       

                          ONDERBAADJIE-JAGTER!

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                 SKUITE OP DIE SLIP

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


       

                                 "OCEANA RUBY"
       

                                           "VIVA"
       

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

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

       

                      WAT TE HEL GAAN HIER AAN?

       

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

       

              SANDY POINT HAWE WORD GEBAGGER

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

       

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

       

            LATEST PROGRESS ON "STORMGANS"

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

       

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

                 

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

         

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

                      

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

        

          Pictured below is a closer look at the wheelhouse.

        

        

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

        

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

        

               
Furuno NXT radar dome, not a bad choice!

        

               "MARQUERITE", 'N WARE REFLEKSIE
                           VAN ONS KREEFBEDRYF

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

        

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


        

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

        

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

        

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

        

                Afgeneem hieronder is vrot rubbingbands.

           

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


         

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


         

              'N BETER TOEKOMS IS VIR ONS GESKEP!

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

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

       

       

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

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

       

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

       

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

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

                          GOOD-LUCK "IINGWANE"!

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

              DIE SON SAK IN DIE KAAPSE DOKKE

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

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

        

                                  "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

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

        

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

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

    
 "SILVER GALAXY" MAAK HAAR VERSKYNING!

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

        

                             
"SILVER GALAXY"
        

                                UITEINDELIK!!!

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

        

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

        

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

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

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

                 
   TOTSIENS "DEUS TE AJUDE"!

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

          

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

      
      
Photo: Ritco Marine

           
WAAR 'n ROKIE TREK, MAAK ONS VISMEEL

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

    

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

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

        

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


        

  
         "RIVIERGANS" SURFACE ONCE AGAIN

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


           

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

        

      
    FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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


                         
           "SILVERFERN"
        

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

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

        

                                  
"WERKENDAM"
        

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

        

             "RIGEL 4" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

    ADDITIONAL PLATING ON "RUWEKUS" SHELTERDECK


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


        

          

                GOOD-LUCK "STORMGANS" !

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

 

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

        

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

     

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

      

      


      HOUT BAY SERVICE JETTY
DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

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


        

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

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

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

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

       
 

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

        

          NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "LANGEBERG"       

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

        

                               "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA
        

                                    "SANDALENE"
        

                                         "MAINE"
        

                                       "TIGERFISH"
        

                                        "PUFFIN"
        

                                           "GARY"
        

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

        

                                 DIS NET MASPALE

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


        

                           'n BAIE NETJIESE SKUIT!


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

        
        

    TER DOOD VEROORDEELDES WAT WAG VIR DIE GALG?


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


        

             IN MEKAAR SE AGTERSTEWES OPGEKRUIP


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


                      

                    'n TWEEDE KANS VIR "ANNELIESE"
?

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


        

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

        

                NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "VALHALLA"       

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

        

            

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

        

              TUNA POLE AND HAKE LONGLINERS
                                RESTING AT HOUT BAY       

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

                               "COMMON WEALTH"
        

                                       "TIYALINA"
        

                                  "FRENCHY MARIA"
        

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

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

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

                              "OCEANA AMETHYST"
        

                                "ATLANTIC HUNTER"   
        

                                   "SWELLENDAM"
        

                                   "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                  "GYPSY ROSE"
        

                                           "COVI II"
        

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

                                       "SHIVON"
            

      
    OBSOLETE FISHING VESSELS AT HOUT BAY       

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

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

                                  "SILVER HUNTER"
        

        
        "NICO S" HANDRAILS DISAPPEAR....       

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

        

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

        

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

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

           "SNEEUBERG" WHEELHOUSE VANDALIZED       

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

        

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

        

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

        

        

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

        

                                      "JACQUELINE"
        

                 NEW NAMEPLATE FOR "AVRIL W"       

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

        

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

                  

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

        

   
NEW LIVE BAIT GEAR ONBOARD "GEMISHKIA"       

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

        

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

        

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

        

           QUITE SCENES AT S.A. SEA PRODUCTS
       

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

                    

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

        

                      MET ONS BEKKE IN DIE WIND...

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

        

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

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

        

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

        

                 "RIVIERGANS" PLAYS SUBMARINE
                              IN THE CAPE DOCKS

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

        

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

        

                "RUWEKUS" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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


        

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

        

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

              

          
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

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

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

                            
            "ALLISON"
        

                                       
"ARMANDO"
        

                                   
"KENTUCKY "
        

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                      "DANTAGO"
        

                                       "SANDILE"
        

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

        

                 TROTSE NIESWANDT BOUSELS!

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


        
        
Photo: Ritco Marine

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

        
        
Photo: Ritco Marine

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

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

        

        

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

        

                    "RUWEKUS" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

               "PORTIA I " AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

                  "IMPALA " ON QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY


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


        

        

       

        
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                       "FOXGLOVE"
       

                       "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                       "LEPANTO"
       

                                        "LEE ANNE"
       

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

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

                

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

           

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

         

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

       

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

                             
"CONQUISTADOR"
       

                           
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
       

                                       
"COMET"
       

                                     
"ARMANDO"
       

                            
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
       

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

         

     "RIVIERGANS" TAKES A DIVE IN THE CAPE DOCKS

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

        

         
"LEAH" ALONGSIDE PORT NOLLOTH JETTY

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

      

             
"LEAH" ON ANCHOR AT PORT NOLLOTH

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

       

  
        A SEAGULL'S VIEW OF THE COLLIER JETTY

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

       
       

                                        "KARIBA"
       

                                    "ADELETTE"
       

        DIS NIE MEER DIE PLEK VIR VISTREILERS NIE?

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

       

                  

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

           A SEAGULL'S VIEW OF THE EAST QUAY


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


       

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

       

                                                "RRR"
         

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

         

                                        "ABRAHAM T "
         

                                   "CONQUISTADOR"
         

                                   "OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                    "SANDVELD III"
        

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

        

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

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                  
"ISABELLA MARINE"
        
 
                                       
"DANTAGO"
        

                                      
"REALEKA"
        

                                      
"LUDWANI"
        

      "OCEANA MERCURY" KOM LAAI YS IN DIE KAAP

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

        

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

             
"INTREPID" EMIGREER NA BRITTANJE!

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

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

                          

  SACHAL AND TALLIE CHUKKIES RESTING ON ANCHOR

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

                                        "IMBAZA"
          
 

                                       
"NANJA"
        

                                     
"CHRISTA"
        

                                  
"PENQUIN 1"
       

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

       

        

              
"PETRIE HEIN"...SO LÍ ONS MAAR

        

       
LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

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

                                
"GHOERIEMAN"
        

                                         
"JO-ANN"
        

                               
          "TICKEY"
        

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

        

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

                   

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

                   

      BUSY SCENES AT
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

                                   
"DAAN VILJOEN"
         

                     
      "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
                    

                                GOOD-BYE MY CHINA!
         

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

         

         

           NEW "SEAGULL" RADAR FOR "EMERALD"? 

         

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

                   

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

        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                             
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
        

                           
"HARVEST KROTOA"
        

                          
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
        

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

                           
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

                               
"HARVEST GAVINA"
        

   PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

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

                             
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                                  
"ANTONIE W II "
        

                          
"SILVER CHALLENGER"
        

                            
"SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                                       
"EBB TIDE"
        

                           
"OCEANA MERCURY"
        

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

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

                                
JULLE BLIKSEMS!

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

        

        

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

        

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

        

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


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

          

      
          KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT....DAAI KANT TOE!

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

                   

                  
"MIZPAH" WORD GERINNEWEER

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

        

        

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

        

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

       
               "ELOMI" LAAI GROOTMASNET

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

        

        

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

        

             PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

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

        

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

                                       "STORMKOP "
        

                                   "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                             "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                      
DANKIE KOSMOS PLANT HIRE!

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

        

                              
"MIZPAH" AT NIGHT...

        

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

        

               
           GOOD-LUCK "ARANOS"!

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

             

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

                                               "RRR"   
        

                                          
"ARIZONA"
                    

                                      
"ABRAHAM T "
       

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

                                          
"COMET"
       

         "CHRISTIE SUE" VISITS CAPE SYNCROLIFT


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


       

       

          "ALASKA" DISAPPEARS ONCE AGAIN...


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


       

       

        "SILVER FERN", ONS EIE VERKLEURMANNETJIE!

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


       

                             "OU KLEURSKEMA"

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

       

                              "NUWE KLEURSKEMA"

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

       

       
     LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                            "ALLIN"
       

                                     "REALEKA"
       

                                    "ANDROMEDA"
       

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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


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

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

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

                                            
"TINA"
       

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

                                   
     "MPHO"
       

                                  LUDERITZ 1958?

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

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                       BETONKAAI: 1 - "BOLOKO 1": 0


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

                       

            LOOK WHAT IS KEEPING
"KU-ULA" COOL!

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

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)
     
                     BLESSING OF THE FLEET 2018


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

         


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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

               
        GOOD-LUCK "PORTUNITY"

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

         

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

                                     
"FOREST LILY"
         

                                      
"NICOLETTE"
         

         

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

         

                              
      "FOREST LILY"
         

                                     
"NICOLETTE"
         

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

         

    
   "ARMANDO" APPROACHES THE SWING BRIDGE

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

         

         

                       
              "ARMANDO"
         

                   OCEANA KREEFSKUITE OP DIE SLIP


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

                                       "SWARTBERG"

         

                                   
"PATRYSBERG"
                            
                        
             
DORINGBAAI SE EIE "STONEHENGE"

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


                          

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

                          

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

      

                       "TUPPENCE"
IN DORINGBAAI

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


           

          LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE LÍ VOL KREEFSKUITE!


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

 

 

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

         

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

         

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

         

                    DIAMANTSKUITE IN
LAMBERTSBAAI

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

                                         
"CARIN W "
         

                                
"OCEAN HERITAGE"
         

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

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

         

                          VOŽLPALE EN MASPALE...

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

          

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

          

                                         "GERTRUIDA"
          

             DREDGER IN LAMBERTS BAY HARBOUR

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


        

     
            "LEAH " DOING SEA-TRIALS

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

      

          


                             GOOD-LUCK "LEAH "!


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


                    
                    
(Photo: Sachal)

           
           
(Photo: Sachal)
                  
             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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


                            
    "BELLA DA LUNAR"
         

                                  
"SANTA MONICA"
         

                                   
"WERKENDAM"
         

                                      
"ABRAHAM T "
         

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

                                      "KINGKLIP"
         

                   NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "COMET"

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

         

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

           "PARACLETE" RETURNS TO SANDY POINT


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

         

            CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SANDY POINT


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


                                       "BISKOP 1"
         

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

                                    
"MARQUERITE"
         

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


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


         

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

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

                                   "SILVER LEADER"
         

                        "VIVIAN C"...MOET MOOI MIK


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


         

                                          "VIVIAN C"
         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                "ATLANTIC HUNTER" SAILING HOME


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


         

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

         

                  DREDGER IN SANDY POINT HARBOUR


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


         

                 LARGER NET BIN FOR "ANTONIE W II"


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


         

                                  "ANTONIE W II "
         

           PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SANDY POINT


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


                                    
"UKULOBA"
         

                                       
"DUINEKUS"
         

                                      
"LISA ANN"
         

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

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

             ONS GROET NOG TWEE STRYD-OSSE!

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

         

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

         

                 DANKIE KOSMOS PLANT HIRE!

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

         

            
  SKUITE MET MEDIESE KONDISIES....

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

           
"OCEANA ROCKET":  GETJIPTE VOORTAND
                   

                 
   "TRUDY MARLEEN":  SELLULIET
                   

          
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR":  KNIEVERVANGING
           

                     
"TERRASAN 1":  GRASS BURN
           

               DIE VIS HET VEREERS OPGEDROOG...

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

         

         "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" WORD HERBOU


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


         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                       EIGEVIS VLOOT OP LAAIPLEK


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


                                        "EIGEVELD"
         

         

                                       "ANKOVELD"
         

                                       "NOSSOB"
         

              PELAGIESE VLOOT RUS IN BERGRIVIER


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

                              
                                 "LOERIESFONTEIN"
         

                                      "TERRASAN 1"
         

            ANSJOVISSIES GOOI HUL SKADUWEES...


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


         

                                        "DOLOREZE"
         

                                      "STORMKOP"
         

                                     "DAGBREEK"
         

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

         

             SACHAL CHUKKIES RESTING ON ANCHOR

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

                                    
"FLYING SCOTT"
             

                               
      "PENQUIN 1"
         

                        MOSSELBOERE SE SKUITE


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

                 
                       "KARLO" 
        

                                        
"IMBAZA"
               

                                         
"JESEA"
         

                                        
"ALBATROS"
         

                                 
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                     
"BLUE OCEAN"
         

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

         

        LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

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

           

                                          
"TICKEY"
         

                                   
"GHOERIEMAN"
         

                                     
"STEENBOK 1"
         

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

         

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

         

                NUWE WIELHUIS VIR "EL PESCADOR"


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

                   

                       
NOG 'n HOUTPATRYSPOORT

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

         


  "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" QUITS 2018 PELAGIC SEASON


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


         

         

       
         LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                            
"HARVEST VERONICA"
         

                              
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                             
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
         

                  DIE PIENK MEEUW VAN SALDANHABAAI


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

         

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

         

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

        

                    SACHAL MAKING BIG WAVES!

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

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

        

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

        

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

         

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

         

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

                                         
"VEGKOP"
         

                                         "UMFANA"
         

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

                                    "SOUTHERN TIGER"
         

                                  "FRENCHY MARIA"
         

                                    "SANDALENE"
         

                                    "RADIANT STAR"
            

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

        

                    DIE LAASTE HERHINNERING


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


        

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

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

         


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

         

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

         

                                            "MIZPAH"
         

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

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

                                    
"RUWEKUS"
        

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

                                    "STARCREST"
        

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

                                      "ALERT III"
        

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

                      
            "SILVER GALAXY"
        

                                    
"RUWEKUS"
        

                             
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                           
"SILVER BOUNTY"
        

                              
     "TOWERKOP"
        

                             
"SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

                                       MEEUKOS?

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

        

                             'n LEKKER HONDELEWE


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

         


                DIE LAASTE PELAGIESE AKSIE VIR 2018?


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

         


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

        
 

        

        

           "VEGKOP" VOL MOED OPPAD NA HOUTBAAI

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

        

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

        

          "KAVALIER" EN "PARAGON" VOL HOOP

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

                                     "KAVALIER"
        

                               "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

     
              "LISA ANN" MAAK 'n TREK


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

       
       
(Foto: "Duinekus" bemanning)

                     OPPAD TERUG AGTERBAAI TOE


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

         

         

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

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

        

                                 
"SETTE MARI"
        

        

   
              DIE HOUTBAAI ROOILIG DISTRIK?

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

        

                     "TERRASAN 1" IN DIE "JUNGLE"

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

        

        

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

        

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

        

        

        

        

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

        

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

        

        

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

        

                                          "ADENIA"
        

           "SOUTHERN BELLE"
(links); "ADENIA" (regs)
        

        

        

        

            
          "OCEANA RUBY" SKOP WEG
        

                                  "OCEANA RUBY"

        

        

                                       
"ADENIA"
        

                            
"OCEANA MERCURY"
        

                              
           "MIZPAH"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 vaar twee houerskepe bymekaar op die horison buitekant Slangkop.

        

                               
           "MIZPAH"
        

                                
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

                                   
 "BOETIE AKIE"
        

                                     
 "VEGKOP"
        

                                 
 "ALERT III"
        

                                        "ARANOS"
        

                                         "MIZPAH"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 van links na regs is "Duinekus", "Alert III", en "Ruwekus".

        

        

                                     "SETTE MARI"
        

                                     "TOWERKOP"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 van links na regs is "Atlantic Leader", "Sette Mari", en "Oceana Pegasus".

        

        

NEW SIMRAD RADAR SENSOR FOR "OCEANA CONCORDE"

Pictured below on 9 September 2018 is a new Simrad radar onboard the "Oceana Concorde", replacing the old Furuno radar.

        

                               "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 buitekant Houtbaai van links na regs is "Mizpah", "Aranos", "Duinekus" ,"Ruwekus", "Boetie Akie" en "Alert III" oppad see toe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 September 2018 van links na regs is "Sette Mari", "Ruwekus","Oceana Pegasus" en "Aranos".

        

        

                            "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

                                      "SETTE MARI"
        

                                "OCEANA PARAGON"
        

        

  TROUBLES FOR "OCEANA PARAGON" AND "DUINEKUS"

Pictured below on 9 September 2018 at Hout Bay just after sunset both the "Duinekus" and "Oceana Paragon" had to retire from the evening's fishing due to mechanical trouble.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 rus die pelagiese vloot in Sandy Point hawe nadat vangste die afgelope tyd nie na wense was nie. Die ander helfte van die pelagiese vloot was egter nog op daardie stadium in Houtbaai vasgekeer weens stormsterk
suid-ooste wind.
  

     

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 in Sandy Point hawe van links ns regs is "Silver Katonkel", "Silver Dolphin" en "Atlantic Endeavour".   

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 lÍ die drie "Silver" susterskuite links, met die "Arizon II" en die "Harrier" regs voor.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 is twee besoekers van Kaapstad wat tans in Sandy Point hawe lÍ en wag om op die skeepshelling uitgesleep te word naamlik "Blue Dolphin" en die "Sandveld III" after haar.

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling van links na regs "Bosbok" (dit wat nog oor is van die skuit), "Ocean Dynamo" van Houtbaai en die kreefskuit "Trudy Marleen".

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 September 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai is die weeskind van die Weskus pelagiese vloot, naamlik "Oceana Garnet" wat glad nie aan die 2018 pelagiese seisoen deelgeneem het nie.

        

                      

                       CHOKKA VESSELS IN BATTLE!

Pictured below on 8 September 2018 off St.Francis Bay is a series of photos taken of the chokka fleet encountering awful stormy sea conditions. Having to deal with a gail force wind and heavy swells, causing some serious discomfort for the crews as the vessels lay head-on with the wind, but with the swells hitting the vessels almost 90 degrees side-on.

                      

     

     

    


                       DIE "TOWERKOP" WATERVAL

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is n waterwal besig om te vorm op die voorste dek van die "Towerkop" tydens 'n periode van gietende stort reŽn.

        

     SENTINEL SEA FOODS FACTORY GUTTED BY FIRE
         
Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay harbour extensive damage is visible from the outside of the Sentinel Sea Foods factory, which was gutted by an fire recently.  

        

            CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay only three crayfish vessels were present namely "Plettenberg", "Ocean Harvest" and "Girl Judith".

                                    "PLETTENBERG"
        

                                     "GIRL JUDITH "
        

          HOUTBAAI SE HOEKIE VAN VERLATENES

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van 'n groepie houtskuite wat nie op die oog af meer gesond lyk nie...


                               
"OCEAN HARVEST"
        

                                     
"VULGARIS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Africa Unity", "Monnickendam", "Edelweiss" en "Ocean Blue".

        

                
"KIEWIET" (voor); "MARCON" (agter)  
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Anneliese". Soos te siene is die boegnate onlangs weer waterdig gemaak nadat die skuit 'n hele paar jaar onaktief in die hawe vertoef het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Africa Unity" nog steeds sonder haar enjin...

        

LONGLINE AND TUNA POLE  FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of Hake longline and Tuna pole vessels were present. Amongst the fleet present were "Tigerfish", "Radiant Star", "Aquilla", "Sneeuberg" and "Gypsy Rose" to mention just a few.

                                       
"TIGERFISH"
        

                                 
"RADIANT STAR"
        
        
                                      
"AQUILLA"
        

                                    
"SNEEUBERG"
        

                                    
 "GYPSY ROSE"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "South West Gannet", "South West Heron" and "Langeberg".

        

                                        
"OREGON"
        

                          
"WESTERN EXPLORER"
        

                                
      "TIYALINA"
        

                                     
"SEA HUNTER"
            

                               
"OCEANA CLIPPER"
        

    "SHIVON" GET'S HER LONGLINE GEAR READY


Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay the crew of the Hake longliner "Shivon" is seen here getting their Toplines ready for an upcoming fishing trip.


        

        
   
              CRIPNOTES OP DIE WIELHUISVENSTER?

          

Pictured below on 7 September 2018 a plastic tarpaulin hangs from the shelterdeck of the "Sandalene" in order to prevent rain water from entering the hull as repair work continues on the port side hull of the vessel.

        

                             
     "SANDALENE"
        

               BUSY SCENES ON HOUT BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on 7 September 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway are the Hout Bay based Hake longliners, namely "Southern Tiger" and "Rooiberg".


                               
"SOUTHERN TIGER"
           

                                       
"ROOIBERG"
        
 
                "SILVER HUNTER" VAL UITMEKAAR

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel 'n gat aan in die vrot hout op die bakboordsy van die "Silver Hunter".


        

                                 
"SILVER HUNTER"
        

Pictured below on 7 September 2018 at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Olivia Marie", a former Dutch Beamer in days gone by.

        

          PELAGIESE VLOOT SKUIL IN HOUTBAAI

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat in Houtbaai hawe geskuil het teen 'n stormsterk suid-ooste wind.


           
"BOLOKO I " (voor); "SETTE MARI " (agter)
        

                            
"OCEANA MERCURY "
        

                             
"ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

        

                 
"VEGKOP " (voor); "ARANOS" (agter)    
        

                             
"OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

                   "OCEANA ORION" SKOON GEVERF

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 langs die Yskaai op Houtbaai lÍ die skoongeverfde "Oceana Orion", nadat die skuit onlangs die Keyway Shipwright op Laaiplek besoek het.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Towerkop" (links) en die "Oceana Ruby" (regs).

        

                                       
"TOWERKOP"
        

                     STEEK WEG DAAI SEE-ANKER!

         
Afgeneem hieronder hang die tregtervormige see-anker van die "Towerkop" se net oor die bakboord reŽlings. Siende dat dit van metaal vervaardig is, is dit maar raadsaam om dit ten alle tye weg te steek. Houtbaai hawe is tog immers een van daardie hawens waar hulle jou skuit rot-en-kaal besteel.


        

                                   
"OCEANA RUBY"
                    

                 HOUTBAAI HAWE...WAAR SELFS DIE  
       SEKURITEITSKAMERAS BEVEILIG MOET WORD!

         

                  "OCEANA PEGASUS" VAT 'n KANS

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 vaar die "Oceana Pegasus" uit Houtbaai om Ansjovis te gaan soek in die omgewing van Kampsbaai. Ongelukkig het die skuit leeg later gedurende die nag weer in Houtbaai aangekom.


        

               "BOETIE AKIE" PATROLEER DIE KUSLYN


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 buitekant Kampsbaai fynkam "Boetie Akie" die area vir enige teken van Ansjovis. Moedeloos sonder enige sukses vir hul moeite, het hul later die aand in Houtbaai gaan lÍ. Soos wat dinge nou gaan, is die hele visvangbesigheid net 'n "gamble".

           

                  
                        GOOD-LUCK "S.A. AGULHAS II "

Pictured below on 7 September 2018 just before sunset the Antarctic ice breaker "S.A. Agulhas II" is seen here heading southwards on yet another voyage towards the South Atlantic islands. 

        

                            "SISTRO" BREEK TOE

         
Afgeneem hieronder op 7 September 2018 breek die "Sistro" toe buitekant Kaalgatbaai (julle sal nie 'n plek genaamd Kaalgatbaai op enige landskaart aantref nie, maar dit bestaan wel), oppad na die treilgronde suid van Kaappunt.


        

           NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "ELANDSBERG"

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 on the General Botha slipway is the "Elandsberg" now featuring a grey painted hull from it's previous blue painted hull.

          
          
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        SJUUT, OP HIERDIE SLIP MAG JY NIE RAAS NIE...


Afgeneem op 3 September 2018 op die Generaal Botha skeepshelling in Granger Bay is die "Elandsberg" wat wag vir 'n nuwe laag verf. Gegewe die woonsteleenhede wat reg langs die skuit staan word oormatige lawaai nie op hierdie skeepshelling toegelaat nie...nou waarom bou hulle dan woonstelle juis daarso?
'n Geldgierige ontwikkelaar miskien? Ek spekuleer maar net...


       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)
       
Pictured below on 2 September 2018 on the General Botha slipway is this rather interesting looking Norwegian built workboat. Measuring only 22 feet in length, this Norpower vessel is even equipped with an variable pitch prop as shown below.

          
          
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                    
                     (Photo: Ritco Marine)


   
             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay a large contingency of stern trawlers were present who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Boetie Bert", "Harvest Bounty", "Harvest Saldanha", "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Gavina" to mention just a few.


                               
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                              
  "HARVEST SELINA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 
"HARVEST GAVINA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                            
"HARVEST KROTOA"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 
"BOETIE BERT"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the crayfish vessel "Ghoerieman" undergoing repairs after completing the 2017/2018 crayfish season.

        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Jenny Anne", "Jo-Ann" and "Irma".

        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                 
HAKE LONGLINERS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on 2 September 2018 at Saldanha Bay are the Hake longliners "Intini", "Highland Queen" as well as the "Emerald" which is still in a re-built phase at present.


                                       
"INTINI "  
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                               
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                    
"EMERALD"
            
         (Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
ONWEERSWOLKE PAK SAAM

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 September 2018 lÍ die seiljagte by die Saldanhabaai seiljagklub met hul boegte in 'n suid-westelike rigting namate 'n kouefront die gebied nader.


        
         (Photo: J.Carstens)


                 "ELANDSBERG" RUNNING TRIALS


Pictured below on 1 September 2018 onboard the tuna pole vessel "Elandsberg", are some photos of the vessel running trials in Table Bay for her new owner.

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                    
                    
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

         
         
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

 FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Oceana Topaz", "Windhoek", "Maria Louisa", "Sandveld III", "Impala", "Herman S", "Newlands" and "Allison" to mention just a few.   

         

             
"HERMAN S" (left); "NEWLANDS" (right)
       

                                "MARIA LOUISA"
        
       

                                       "ALLISON"
         
         
Pictured below on 30 August 2018 alongside the East Quay is the "Comet" now featuring new enlarge scuppers on the starboard side of the vessel.

         

         


                               "ALGOA" BACK HOME


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 alongside the East Pier in the Cape Docks is the Fisheries Research vessel "Algoa", back home after conducting research off St.Helena Bay recently.

                  


                       
              "OCEANA VIKING" COVERED IN PRIME


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift ship painters are busy applying a layer of prime paint to the hull of the "Oceana Viking".

                   
  

                     "KARIBA" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Kariba", for cleaning of the lower hull.

           

           

                 "PARACLETE" SHINES BRIGHT


Pictured below on 30 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift this photo was taken shortly after the refurbished variable pitch prop of the "Paraclete" arrived on the scene.

        

        
  
Stuur my Mavericks toe, ek dink dit is iewers in Tietiesbaai...

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 is a new steel plate welded into the port side of "Paraclete" after passing the NDT inspection.

          

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 a welder is busy welding a pipe seam on the trawl gantry.

           

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Lepanto", "Allin", "Sistro", "Okombahe" and "Okombahe".

                                      "LEPANTO"

         
        
                  "ALLIN" (outside); "SISTRO" (inside)
           

                        
              "DANTAGO"
          
        
                                     
"OKOMBAHE "
           
        

  
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 30 August 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Riviergans", "Sailfish" and "Elandsberg" to mention just a few.


                                   
"RIVIERGANS"
         

        
                                       
 "SAILFISH "
          

        
                                    
"ELANDSBERG"
               

       "FEROX" SAILING TO THE FISHING GROUNDS

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Ferox" is seen here leaving the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.

       

                 "INDLOVUKAZI " SOEK DIE SKELMS

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Augustus 2018 vaar die SAPS vaartuig "Indlovukazi" verby Granger Bay onderweg na die Kaapse Dokke.

       
  
Soos in niks, niks, niks roepletters op daai skuit sigbaar nie...
       Jislaaik, dit moet darem maklik wees om met 'n
                          "staatsvaartuig" te kan werk!

 
FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Comet", "Abraham T", "Sao Gabriel", "Sandveld III", "Windhoek", "Westerdam", "Ouma", "Santa Monica" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.   

       

 
"SANTA MONICA" (outside); "SOUHTERN CROSS" (inside)
       


                     NEW SCUPPERS FOR "COMET "

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 alongside the East Quay, a shipwright is seen here cutting holes in the port side bulwarks of the "Comet" to accommodate larger scuppers. This effort is due to new legislation enforced by SAMSA. As to how this will improve the seaworthiness of an formidable wooden fishing vessel aged 59, may raise eyebrows. Trawler Heritage recons that behind scenes the idea of new enlarge scuppers may rather be something to do with some internal performance appraisals applied by SAMSA... 

       

       

       

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 is the "Comet" now features enlarge scuppers. One has to agree that it really mess-up the esthetically appearance of this wooden hull vessel. 

       

                           
                "COMET "
       

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Ludwani", "Sveinn Jonsson", "African Queen", "Portunity", "Harvest Kirstina" and "Realeka".

                                      "REALEKA"

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the
"Elke M" from Port Elizabeth, still neatly painted after visiting the Cape Syncrolift recently.


       

                          
          "LUDWANI "
       

 
"AFRICAN QUEEN" (outside); "SVEINN JONSSON" (inside)
       

        
"VIKING RUBY" (outside); "LEPANTO" (inside)
       

                                 
"PORTUNITY"
       

Due to the recent acquisition of Viking Fishing by Sea Harvest, it was perhaps not a surprise to see a Sea Harvest stern trawler dock alongside South Arm... Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake stern trawler, "Harvest Kirstina" from Saldanha Bay is seen here in the Victoria Basin.

       

               "VLUGTELING" IN DIE KAAPSE DOKKE


Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Augustus 2018 lÍ die Houtbaaise skuit "Valhalla" langs Kaai No.6 in die Kaapse Dokke, vanweŽ die ernstige onluste wat die afgelope tyd in Houtbaai plaasgevind het.
 

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 alongside South Arm the Hake longliner "Sea Pride II" is seen here loading provisions onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake longliner "Tina" is seen here resting alongside the Collier Jetty.

       

                   "PARACLETE" SHINES BRIGHT


Pictured below on 28 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift the
mid-water pelagic vessel "Paraclete" is seen here in a fresh layer of paint.


       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 a new steel plate is being welded into the port side hull of the "Paraclete".

       

Pictured below are both the national flags of Belize and South Africa presented on the main mast of the "Paraclete". Interesting to note is that the flag of Belize is apparently the only national flag in the world to depict human figures... 

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Sandile" is seen here covered in anti-fouling paint at the Robinson dry dock.

       

Pictured below on 28 August 2018 the Hake longliner "South West Lapwing" is seen here sailing through "The Cut" at the V&A Waterfront on route to the fishing grounds.
 

       

                NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "PREDATOR"


Pictured below on 28 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Predator", perhaps one of the lesser known fishing vessels in the fleet. However, the "Predator" is seen here featuring new vinyl name stickers on the whaleback as well as on the stern.


       

                "OLD" NAMEPLATE ON WHALEBACK
       

                       "OLD" NAMEPLATES ON STERN
                

                "NEW" NAMEPLATE ON WHALEBACK
        

                      "NEW" NAMEPLATE ON STERN
        
    
      LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay the entire Lusitania crayfish fleet were present for repairs after completing
an enduring 2017/2018 crayfish season. Pictured below alongside the Presidents Jetty is the obsolete crayfish vessel in the fleet, "Deus Te Ajude" with the "Mbambatha" berthed on her outside.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Presidents Jetty is the wheelhouse of the "El Pescador" standing loose. The hull of the "El Pescador" was present on the Saldanha Bay slipway at the time. In the back ground the bows of two more Lusitania crayfish vessels "Jenny Anne" and "Jo-Ann" can also be seen.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway from left to right is "Ghoerieman", "Tickey" and "Steenbok 1".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hull of the "El Pescador".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is a detailed piece of coral spotted on the keel shoe of the "El Pescador".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                          "TICKEY"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          "STEENBOK 1" CONVERTED FOR OCTOPUS

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 is the "Steenbok 1", which is now being withdrawn from the Crayfish sector, and is currently being converted into an octopus catcher, to join the Lusitania Octopus catcher "Derek", currently working out of Mossel Bay.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "HARVEST GEORGINA", JOU SWAAR SKUIT!

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway, the red circle indicates several squeezed wooden cradle blocks, inflicted by the "Harvest Georgina", who had recently visited the slipway.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               

               DIS TWEE SWAAR SKUITE HIERDIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Augustus 2018 op die Syncrolift is beide die "Oceana Viking" (links) en "Paraclete" (regs) staan gemaak langs mekaar.

        
Deur net te kyk na hoeveel staal daar onder die waterlyn is verduidelik waarom die "Paraclete" amper tot by die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point hawe moet "stern", as daar los gegooi word by
Suid-Oranje se kaai.
 


Pictured below on 22 August 2018 the ship painters are applying a fresh layer of primer paint to the hull of the "Paraclete".

        

                                    "PARACLETE"
        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 the Tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica" is being guided on the Syncrolift trolley shortly after the vessel was taken out of the water.

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the hake stern trawler "Realeka".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the "Lepanto" berthed alongside the "Sisters", who has still not sail back to her home port at Mossel Bay after visiting the Syncrolift recently.

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the Hake longliner "Viking Ruby".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the Hake longliner "Tina".

        

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Herman S", "Newlands", "Impala", "Kingklip", "Silverfern", "Comet", "Armando", "Sao Gabriel" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.   

        

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 is the "Sandveld III" berthed alongside the "Bella Da Lunar".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 from left to right is "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Comet".

        

                                  "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

              
DAAR IS 'N PIENK MEEUW OP DIE KAAI...

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 op die Regeringskaai in Saldanhabaai is hierdie pienk bevlekte meeuw wat oŽnskynlik gevlek is deur besoedeling van die een of ander vorm.


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 langs die Regeringskaai is hoe vordering op die "Emerald" tans daarna uitsien wat tans herbou word.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 langs die Regeringskaai is die stokvislanglynskuit "Intini".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              SALDANHA BAY LONGLINERS IN PORT

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the Hake longliners "Highland Queen" and "Pakamani" is seen here berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Looking closely one will notice that the anchor of the "Highland Queen" had been lowered as well.

                               
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                     
"PAKAMANI"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "INTERSEA 22"

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" is seen here with a new wheelhouse colour scheme as well as a freshly painted main deck. Let's have a closer look.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the new turquoise colour scheme added to the wheelhouse.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the freshly painted rear deck of the "Intersea 22".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the neatly painted hake stern trawler "Harvest Georgina".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "NORDERVON" STILL IN ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is Norwegian purse seiner "Nordervon" (front) and the Hake stern trawler "Sandile" behind her.

         

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Christie Sue", "Comet" and "Sandveld III" to mention just a few.

                            "SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                           "COMET"
         

Pictured below is the hard working Hake longliner, "Christie Sue",
the dirty hull is evident of this statement.


         

                                    "SANDVELD III "
         

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Abe Shapiro" and the "Kentucky".

                                      "ABE SHAPIRO"
         

                                      "KENTUCKY"
         

        HAKE SIDE TRAWLERS ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 alongside South Arm are the Hake side trawlers "Ludwani" and "Lincoln". The "Lincoln" is still shining bright after spending time on the Cape Syncrolift recently.

                                         "LUDWANI "
         

                                        "LINCOLN"
         

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the fibre glass stern trawler "Portunity".

         

        "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" SOEK ALLEEN VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" aan die suidweste kant van Robbeneiland in die rigting van Houtbaai in hul soeke na Ansjovis.

          

        FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Southern Cross","Impala", "Bella Da Lunar", "Sandveld III", "Oceana Topaz" and "Blue Dolphin" to mention just a few.

        

                   
               "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                     
"ARMANDO"
        

                                    
"SANDVELD III"
        

            
"NEWLANDS" (outside); "IMPALA" (inside)
        

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 from left to right is "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Comet".

        
   
Mmmh, wag net so bietjie,"Comet", wat gaan nou hier aan?        

Voorheen afgeneem hieronder op 27 Mei 2018 is die agterstewe van die "Comet"...die "Cape" naambord is skoonveld, weg, water toe!

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat al die naamborde behalwe een, verwyder is van "Comet" se agterstewe...