SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

                 "WILDEKUS" IN SALDANHABAAI
    
Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Maart 2020 lÍ die onaktiewe pelagiese skuit "Wildekus" langs die kaai van Premier Fishing in Saldanhabaai. Die "Wildekus" het voorheen onaktief vertoef langs die kaai van Sandy Point Canning, sedert die voltooing van die 2018 pelagiese seisoen in Angola.

      

              "EIGEVELD" OPPAD NA SANDY POINT
    
Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Maart 2020 vaar die "Eigeveld" in die rigting van Sandy Point hawe.

        

           
"PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Maart 2020 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste vordering wat gemaak is aangaande "Projek Renja". In die fotos hieronder is die "grating" loopweg asook die "ducts" tussen die skuit se enjinkamer en voorste akkomodasie-area nou voltooi.

    

            "MIZPAH" BRING DIE VRAGTE HUIS TOE!
    
Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Maart 2020 vaar die volgelaaide "Mizpah" Stompneusbaai binne om Ansjovis te gaan aflaai by die fabriek van St.Helena Bay Fishing.           

       

                   
"EIGEVELD" JAG VIR ANSJOVIS
    
Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Maart 2020 vaar die "Eigeveld" deur St.Helenabaai in afwagting om ook te deel in die goeie vangste in die omgewing.

                   

                  "VICKY ROSE" EN "ALMA LUCIE"
               BESOEK KALKBAAI SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 op die Kalkbaai
skeepshelling staan twee skoongeverfde en goed versorgde skuite naamlik die kreefskuit "Vicky Rose" en lynvis skuit "Alma Lucie".
      

                                  "VICKY ROSE
"        
                
 
                                     "ALMA LUCIE
"
         

                              
 STOMP-KOP SKUIT!


Afgeneem hieronder val die klem op die regop boeg van die "Alma Lucie". Die enigste ander skuit volgens Trawler Heritage se kennis, was die gewese Lambertsbaai skuit genaamd "Knut", wat ook destyds met so 'n regop boeg gespog het.
         
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Bressa", waarvan die algehele kondisie ook nou vinnig besig is om te versleg.

         


              "BRESSA"
, BESIG OM 'n BAARD TE GROEI...
 
         

Afgeneem hieronder is daar duidelike tekens dat die "Bressa" se cappings ook maar taamlik vrot is, na aanleiding dat een van die fairleads uit die capping geskeur het, soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee lynvis skuite genaamd "Boy Johan" en "Amber D".

                                       "BOY JOHAN
"
         

                                         "AMBER D
"
         

               
NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "ST. ANNE"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "St.Anne" to been seen in a brand new colour scheme from it previous blue bull and black rubbing band colour scheme.

                            "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME

         

                           
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee lynvis skuite genaamd "Zorba" en "Violet Glen".

                                            "ZORBA"
         


                                    
"VIOLET GLEN"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die kreefskuit "Nuweland" - die enigste skuit in die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld waar mens bo-oor die skuit-toilet se dak moet klouter om by die voorste bollard te kan uitkom...

         

Langs die Weskus is dit nou maar so dat die swartmossels op die skuite se rompe begin aanpak met verloop van tyd, maar hier op Kalkbaai is dit egter rooi-aas koppe wat aan die skuite se rompe groei soos aangedui met die rooi sirkel.


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee lynvis skuite genaamd "Time Bandit" en "Bennie".

                                    
"TIME BANDIT"
         
  
      Die skuit met die Nissan Navara antenna staander...

                                            "BENNIE"
         

                   "ANG-JERRY"
TERUG BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die kreefskuit "Ang-Jerry" wat tot onlangs toe nog in aksie gesien was by Dasseneiland, asook in Saldanhabaai, waar die skuit kreef afgelaai het.

         

              
NUWE FURUNO RADAR VIR "ANG-JERRY"

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 op die Kalkbaai is 'n nuwe Furuno radar opgemerk op die wielhuis se dak van die "Ang-Jerry", wat 'n soortgelyke Furuno model vervang.

         

                                       "ANG-JERRY"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee lynvis skuite, die "Freda", asook 'n baie verwaarloosde skuit genaamd "Gosling".

                                            "FREDA"
         

                                        "GOSLING"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai van links na regs is die kreefskuite "Marion Dawn", "St.Anne" en "Star of the Sea".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee lynvis skuite genaamd "Gwendoline" en "Little Pearl".

                                      "GWENDOLINE"
         
Onlangs was die "Gwendoline" ook te siene gewees in die T.V. vervolgverhaal genaamd "Sarah se Geheim" wat op Kyk-Net uitgesaai was, waarvan een van die tonele op die skuit verfilm was.

                                   "LITTLE PEARL"
         

    
           NEW LED LIGHTS FOR "MARION DAWN"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Marion Dawn" featuring a new LED spotlight on her main mast.

                              "NEW" LED SPOTLIGHT (left)
         

                               
"OLD" LED SPOTLIGHTS
              

                                  
"MARION DAWN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee lynvis skuite genaamd "Katsberg" en "Kalky's 5".

                                      "KATSBERG"
        

                                         "KALKY'S 5"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is twee netjiese kreefskuite genaamd "Aswan" en "Taj Mahal".

                                          "ASWAN"
        


                                      "TAJ MAHAL"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die lynvis skuit "Suider StÍr".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die skoonverfde aas-skuit "Mellissa-Kelly".

        

              "MELLISSA-KELLY" SE ONWA RADAR
                              TERUG OP SY PLEK

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 op die Kalkbaai toon die rooi sirkel aan dat die "Mellissa-Kelly" se Onwa weer terug op sy plek gemonteer is, waarby dit by die laaste besoek aan Kalkbaai, van die skuit afwesig was.

        

Afgeneem hieronder gedurende 2019 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat
die skuit se radar afwesig was.

        

                                 "MELLISSA-KELLY"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 op die Kalkbaai is die erg vernielde boegroller van die "Mellissa-Kelly". Hierdie skade word veroorsaak deurdat die skuit kop-aan teen die kaai lÍ.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die kreefskuit "Zaay-Yaan".

        

                                    
"ZAAY-YAAN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die kreefskuit "Maria Louisa".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai word instandhoudingswerk verrig aan die trawlblokke aanboord van die sardynskuit "Gondo".     

        

                          
             "GONDO"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai verklap die verskeie kleurskemas op die romp van die "Gondo" iets van haar verlede...die turquoise kleurskema dateer nog terug in die dae van Scopefull, toe sy bekend gestaan het as "Christiaan Anjagirt", die koningsblou dateer nog terug in die dae toe sy deel was van die Oceana Groep, en die vlootblou kleurskema is die van haar huidige eienaar.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die kreefskuit "Star of the Sea".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Kalkbaai is die
stokvislanglyn skuit "Sulaiman".

        

           "PROJEK RENJA"
- NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 op Yzerfontein is die nuutste toevoegings wat op die dek van die "Renja" aangebring is naamlik die swaan-nek ventilasieopeninge.

       

          
REFURBISHED SLIP CRADLE FOR HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 is the refurbished slip cradle back on it's position at the Hout Bay slipway. Also refurbished, are the two side-slips at the facility. Previously during September 2019, the second slip cradle was commissioned and put back into operation again.

        

        

        

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 is one of two refurbished side-slips at the Hout Bay slipway.

        

                  
SECOND CHANCE FOR "GRANT"?

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Grant" is seen here at the Hout Bay slipway for some general maintenance to her hull planks, as well as a fresh layer of anti-fouling paint on her lower hull.

        

    
GRAFFITI ON THE SHELTERDECK...THIS CAN ONLY
                                         BE HOUT BAY
        

                  
PELAGIESE SKUITE IN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Houtbaai is 'n
seleksie van pelagiese skuite in Houtbaai wat weens stormsterk wind nie see toe kon gaan nie. Skuite teenwoordig was "Oceana Viking", "Star Crest", "Oceana Neptune" en "Umadala".
   

        
"STAR CREST" (links); "OCEANA VIKING" (regs)
        

                         
         "EMERALD ISLE"
        

                            
 "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

                                      
 "UMADALA"
        

       
UITGEDIENDE PELAGIESE SKUITE IN HOUTBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Houtbaai van links na regs is drie uitgediende pelagiese skuite naamlik "Africa Unity", "Marcon" en "Edelweiss".

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Houtbaai wapper 'n stringetjie kalfaat in die wind wat uit een van die "Africa Unity" se nate uitpeul...

        

             "OCEAN BLUE"
SE HANDREELING WEER
                                  TERUG OP SY PLEK


Voorheen berig deur Trawler Heritage op 23 Februarie 2020 is daar aangetoon dat 'n gedeelte van die handreŽling op die balkon van die "Ocean Blue" voete gekry het.

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel aan dat 'n nuwe handreŽling intussen op plek gesit is...

                 
BALKONHANDREŽLING 9 MAART 2020
        

         
BALKONHANDREŽLING 23 FEBRUARIE 2020
        


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Maart 2020 in Houtbaai lÍ 'n vergete stuk wielhuis wat afkomstig is van die voormalige wielhuis van die "Estrela Do Mar".

        

            "VIKING RUBY"
RENAMED "SEAWIN RUBY"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Hout Bay is the newly renamed "Seawin Ruby", also formerly known as "Viking Ruby". Besides the new name, the vessel also has a new blue hull colour scheme from it's previous black hull colour scheme.

        

            "SUIRAM VH"
WAITING FOR BETTER DAYS?

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Hout Bay is the shark longliner "Suiram VH", previous owned by Fishermen Fresh from Port Elizabeth. Since arriving at Hout Bay harbour during December 2019, the vessel has not seen any action as yet...

        

                         
JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 several tuna pole and hake lonline vessels were present alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Alalunga", "Elbe", "Elandsberg", "South West Heron", "Langeberg", "Girl Judith", "Waterbaby", Maine", "Gary", "Tierkop", "Captain De Sousa" and "Swordfish" to mention just a few.

        

                            
"SOUTH WEST HERON"
        

                                   
"SWORDFISH"
        

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 from left to right is "Langeberg", "Elbe" and "Elandsberg".

        

                                 
"ELANDSBERG"
        

        NEW SHELTERDECK FOR "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 alongside Jetty No.3 the red circle indicates a new port side shelterdeck under construction onboard
the "Captain De Sousa".

        

        

  
NEW
LIVE BAIT EQUIPMENT ONBOARD "ALALUNGA"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 alongside Jetty No.3 the tuna pole vessel "Alalunga" is seen here featuring an new net board as well as pelagic net. At the time a power block was still absent from the vessel.

        

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 from left to right is "Waterbaby", "Maine" and "Alalunga".

        

               
NEW
FURUNO RADAR FOR "TAMARA"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 alongside Jetty No.3 the tuna pole vessel "Tamara", is seen here featuring an new Furuno scanner (second-hand unit) on top of a new radar stand mounted to the stays on the front mast. Previously, the "Tamara" was equipped with an Simrad radome unit.

        

                                        
"TAMARA"
        

                                       
"ANTARES"       
        

            
NEW NAMEPLATE FOR "NORTHERN STAR"

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Hout Bay the tuna pole vessel "Northern Star" is seen here featuring an new wooden nameplate on her transom as indicated by the red circle. Previously, the "Northern Star" did not exhibit any nameplates on her transom at all.


        

            
"ASTERIX" BUSY MAKING WATER AGAIN!


Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Hout Bay is the "Asterix" (officially listed as junk status by Trawler Heritage) is seen here with her transom raised out of the water and bow down in the water due
to the presence of sea water in her bilges...

        

            HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 several hake longliners were resting at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Shivon", "Penkop II", "Estrela Do Mar", "Oceana Amethyst" and "Southern Tiger" to mention just a few.


                                         
"SHIVON"
        

                                      
"PENKOP II"
        

                             
"OCEANA AMETHYST"
        

                                 
"ESTRELA DO MAR"
        

                                            
"AVRIL W"
        

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Estrela Do Mar", "Radiant Star" and "Southern Tiger".

        

                                    
"ANNELIESE"
        

    
 TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 several tuna pole vessels were resting at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Albatros", "Joe Doe", "Endurance", "Frenchy Maria" and "Balaguru" to mention just a few.

                                      "BALAGURU"
        


                                     
"ALBATROS"  
        

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Endurance", "Frenchy Maria" and "Valhalla".

           

                               
         "COVI II"
        

                                  
"KINGFISHER"
        

     
           BUSY SCENES ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 three fishing vessels were present on the Cape Syncrolift namely "Sistro", "Amoria" and "Cape Frio".


                                         
"AMORIA"
        

                                        
"SISTRO"
        

                                      
"CAPE FRIO"
        

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Sveinn Jonsson", "Forest Lily", "Okombahe", and "Ferox" to mention just a few.


                                     
"FOREST LILY"    
        

                                    
"OKOMBAHE"
        

                           
"ISABELLA MARINE"
        

     
                GOOD-LUCK "SVEINN JONSSON"!

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 the hake stern trawler "Sveinn Jonsson" is seen here maneuvering from her berth at South Arm 4, on route to the trawling grounds.


        

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 alongside Cross Berth, the red circle indicates reinforcing which was performed recently on the steel plating around the port side fairlead onboard the "Ferox".

        

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Nicolette", "Abe Shapiro", "Chris Trautman", "Mpho" and "Sea Pride II" to mention just a few.


        

                                          
"MPHO"
        

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "South West Lapwing", "Comet", "Blue Dolphin",
"Abraham T" and "Ku-Ula" to mention just a few.


        

                                  
"CONQUISTADOR"
        

                                  
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

                                    
"ABRAHAM T"
        

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                        
"KU-ULA"
        

      
"SOUTH WEST PETREL" DUMPS HER JRC RADAR

Pictured below on 9 March 2020 alongside the East Quay, the "South West Petrel" was spotted with only her Onwa radar visible on the wheelhouse roof. Previously, the "South West Petrel" was equipped with both JRC and Onwa radars
.

        

Pictured below from the archive, the red circle indicates the JRC radome which is now absent from the "South West Petrel".

        

               "AFRICAN QUEEN" TURNS BLUE

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift, and correctly predicted by Trawler Heritage, the hake side trawler "African Queen" is seen here featuring a newly blue painted hull,
from it's previous black painted hull.

         

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake stern trawler "Sistro" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint. Will "Sistro" also feature an blue painted hull before she will be lowered back into the water? Time will tell.

         

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake longliner "Cape Frio".

         

         NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "AVRO WARRIOR"

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside Cross Berth, the "Avro Warrior" is seen here in a new blue hull colour scheme added to the vessel when it visited the Robinson dry dock recently.

                            "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
         

                            "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
         

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 are new letter fonts used to indicate the vessel's name, area code as well as call sign.

                            "NEW" LETTER FONTS
         

                            "OLD" LETTER FONTS
         

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside South Arm is the hake stern trawler "Portunity".

         

      "BLUE BELL" AWAITS THE ROBINSON DRY-DOCK

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside West Quay the factory stern trawler "Bluebell" is waiting to enter the Robinson dry-dock for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

         

                  "BLUE BELL" EN DIE ELFDE PLAAG...
         
               Wolf-wolf hoe laat is dit?....Dis Bin-Laden tyd!

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Tina", "Abe Shapiro", "Chris Trautman" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

                                      

         

                                      "MALAGAS II"
         

                                               "TINA"
         

   
      LATEST PROGRESS ON "ADELETTE" REBUILT

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside the Collier Jetty are the latest progress regarding the re-built of the "Adelette.

         

Seen below are new hand rails fitted on top of the wheelhouse roof, a new access ladder mounted on the port side of the wheelhouse, as well as a new stainless steel radar stand/aerial stand.

         

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Wilmag", "Comet", "Armando", "Conquistador" and
"Ku-Ula" to mention just a few.  

                                         

         

               

                                          "SAILFISH"
         

                                  "BLUE DOLPHIN"
         

                                            "COMET"
         

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside the East Quay the crayfish traps are stacked on the working deck of the "Tomren" as the vessel are still busy to fill her quota in the Dassen Island area.

         

                                "CONQUISTADOR"
         

                                         "KARIBA"
         

                                "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

          "AMORIA" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT, AGAIN

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside the West Quay the hake longliner "Amoria" from Gansbaai, awaits her turn to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift.

         

              
NEW LINE HAULERS FOR "KENTUCKY"

Pictured below on 7 March 2020 alongside the Fish Market quay, the hake longliner "Kentucky" is showing off some brand new stainless steel line haulers on her working deck.

                              "NEW" LINE HAULERS
         
                     "Kentucky"...dis hoendervleis mooi!

                               "OLD" LINE HAULERS
         

                              
       "KENTUCKY"
         

             
NEW WHEELHOUSE FOR "STAALKOP"

Pictured below on 5 March 2020 at the Elliot Basin in the Cape Docks this new fiberglass wheelhouse was spotted, intended to be fitted onboard the "Staalkop".

           

Pictured below on 1 March 2020 alongside the Elbow in the Victoria Basin is the hake stern trawler "Realeka".                 

         

Pictured below on 1 March 2020 alongside South Arm No.4 is the hake side trawler "Casablanca".

         

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 1 March 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Mpho", "Kentucky", "Staalkop" and "Nicolette" to mention just a few.


                                      
"STAALKOP"
         

           
"MALAGAS II" (inside); "KENTUCKY" (outside)
         

                                       
"NICOLETTE"
         

                                      
"SEA PRIDE II"
         

                                            
"MPHO"
         

                        "AMORIA" OP 'n WINDSEE

Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Februarie 2020 is die stokvislanglyn
skuit "Amoria" van Gansbaai, onderweg na die Kaapse Dokke in 'n stormsterk suid-ooste wind.

          

                  
DIE LAASTE SIEN VAN "ALASKA"

Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Februarie 2020 op die Ooskaai is die laaste oorblyfsels van die "Alaska" naamlik die agterstewe en skroef-as, nadat die skuit onlangs bo-op die kaai gesloop is.

          

          

                
BUSY SCENES AT CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 at the Cape Syncrolift three fishing vessels were present namely "Admiraal De Ruiter", "Cape Frio" and "African Queen".


                              
"ADMIRAAL DE RUITER"
          

                                      
"CAPE FRIO"
          

                                  
"AFRICAN QUEEN"
          
Will this be the last time ever that we see the "African Queen" with an black hull colour scheme? Trawler Heritage recons it may very well be the case...

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Tina", "Abe Shapiro", "Staalkop" and "Nicolette" to mention just a few.


                                      
"NICOLETTE"
          

                                  
"ABE SHAPIRO"
          

                                     
"STAALKOP"
          

                                             
"TINA"
          

           
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ADELETTE" REBUILT


Pictured below on 27 February 2020 alongside the Collier Jetty are the latest progress regarding the re-built of the "Adelette. Seen below are new hand rails fitted on top of the shelterdeck and whaleback.


          

       
      FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Wilmag", "Comet", "Armando", "Herman S" and "Allison" to mention just a few.  


                                         
"SAILFISH"
          

                                
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
          

                                     
"ABRAHAM T"
          

                                          
"KARIBA"
          

                                         
"WILMAG"
          

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 the red circle indicates that in the absence of an rear bollard, a cleat mounted to the wheelhouse coaming of the "Herman S", is being used to secure the vessel alongside the jetty.

          

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 the red circle indicates an sprinkler system hanging from the bow of the "Herman S" in order to moisten the bow planks.

          

                                       
"HERMAN S"
          

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 on the East Quay the very neat and well maintained crayfish vessels "Newlands" and "Impala" is seen here surrounded by crayfish traps, although neither vessel participated in the 2019/2020 crayfish season yet. 

          

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 alongside the West Quay is the former Dutch Beamer "Windward", who was also recently spotted on the Cape syncrolift.

          

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 the hake stern trawler "Avro Warrior" is seen here docked inside the Robinson dry-dock for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

          

    
         NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "LEPANTO"

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 alongside South Arm the hake side trawler "Lepanto" is seen here featuring a new blue hull colour scheme. Previously the "Lepanto" featured a black hull colour scheme.


                            
"NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
          

                           
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
          
Blou, blou, blou. Siende dat Irvin & Johnson sowel as Oceana se vloot uit slegs blou rompe bestaan, en nou ook skynbaar die voormalige Viking Fishing vloot, gaan dinge langs South Arm in die nabye toekoms darem baie "boring" daarna uitsien as almal net blou romp skuite het. Wat het geword van kreatiwiteit?

      
       LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 27 February 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Realeka", "Armana", "Laverne", "Ferox" and "Foxglove" to mention just a few.

                                           "ARMANA"

          

                                         
"REALEKA"
          

                                           
"FEROX"
          

                                       
"FOXGLOVE"
          

                                    
"LINCOLN"
          

                                   
"ISABELLA MARINE"
          

                                         
"UMLOBI"
          

   
"SILVERFERN" MAAK 'n REGSTELLING...MET VETKRYT

Die Trawler Heritage crew sal nog die foto hieronder onthou wat geplaas was op 1 Junie 2019 van die kreefskuit "Silverfern" wat haar visvangkode "K" agterste voor-om (onderste bo) vertoon het op die whaleback. Wel, goeie nuus is dat daar wel intussen 'n regstelling plaasgevind het...


          

Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Februarie 2020 op die Quay Four skeepshelling is hierdie "K" opgemerk wat sommer met 'n stuk vetkryt op die whaleback geskryf is...Miskien nie so elegant nie, maar definitef 'n 180-grade verbetering!

          

                         
           "SILVERFERN"
          

       
      KOLGANSE SOEK SITE OP "BERGGANS"

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Februarie 2020 in Gansbaai is hierdie twee kolganse opgemerk op die "Berggans" se bulwarks vanwaar hulle die skuit van naderby beloer...

                   
           

               PELAGIESE SKUITE IN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai is 'n
seleksie van pelagiese skuite in Houtbaai wat weens stormsterk wind nie see toe kon gaan nie. Skuite teenwoordig was "Elomi", "South West Falcon", "Towerkop", "Noordeveld", "Nossob",
"Oceana Viking", "Star Crest", "Umadala" en "Antonie W II".
   

                                       
"NOSSOB"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai die helfte van "Ocean Blue" se kragblok verwyder gewees om watter rede(s) ookal.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel aan dat 'n gedeelte van die handreŽling op die balkon van die "Ocean Blue" ook voete gekry het...seker maar scrap yard toe?

        

                                       
"UMADALA"
        

                                   
"BORDERER"
        

           
BOEK MAAR SOLANK DIE SANDBLASTERS...


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai pryk die "Noordeveld" met 'n afgedopte romp na slegs twee trippe tussen Laaiplek en Kaappunt. Boek maar solank die sandblasters vir die afseisoen, die skuit hou duidelik nie van haar nuwe grys kleurskema nie...


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 word die Yskaai omring deur pelagiese skuite waaronder "South West Falcon", "Towerkop", "Emerald Isle", "Star Crest" en "Oceana Viking".

        

                                    
"ANTONIE W II"
        

    
                           "ELOMI" DRYF NOG


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai dryf die "Elomi" nog hoog en droog nadat die skuit twee dae van tevore erg water begin inneem het en die N.S.R.I. moes ontbied het om hul te hulp te snel buitekant Slangkop. Benoude oomblikke het gevolg, maar "Elomi" het dit veilig gemaak tot in Houtbaai onder
begeleiding van 'n N.S.R.I. vaartuig.


        

                     
"EDELWEISS" BYT NOG VAS...


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai is die onaktiewe skuit "Edelweiss" waarvan die algehele kondisie daagliks versleg. Die vraag is net, hoe lank gaan sy nog so kan uithou?


                    

 
"AFRICA UNITY"...HIER KOM NOG GROTER MOEILIKHEID!


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai is hoe die houtwerke op die agterstewe van die "Africa Unity" tans daarna uitsien met nate wat net wyer en wyer begin ooptrek.


        

    "SPARTICUS" CATCHING TUNA OUT OF HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 at Hout Bay is the Mossel Bay based purse seiner "Sparticus" now featuring new tuna pole and live bait fishing codes on her whaleback
as the vessel is now also being utilized as a tuna pole vessel in the absence of pilchards. However, the "Sparticus" has since returned to Mossel Bay.

        

                                     "SPARTICUS"
        

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 at Hout Bay is the new main mast of the "Balaguru" still without any navigational lights as all the navigational lights are still mounted to the mizzen mast on the wheelhouse roof.

                    

                                      
MIZZEN MAST     
        

                                     "BALAGURU"
        

                
HOUTBAAI HAWE, SO LÍ ONS MAAR...


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai lÍ die gesinkte wrakke van "Constantiaberg" en "John Barbery".


        

   
              NEW SI-TEX RADAR FOR "KINGFISHER"


Pictured below on 23 February 2020 at Hout Bay is a new Si-Tex radar mounted onto the front mast of the "Kingfisher". To the best of Trawler Heritage knowledge, this is the only Si-Tex radar unit on an South African fishing vessel.


        

                           
THE "NEW" "KINGFISHER"


Pictured below on 23 February 2020 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Kingfisher" after the vessel was re-built recently. Besides various new attributes the vessel now has a grey hull colour scheme from it's previous white hull colour scheme.


        

               
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME AND LAYOUT
        

              
"HANGBERG" WORD HERBOU AS B&B


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai is die onaktiewe tunapaal skuit "Hangberg" waarmee daar nou beoog word om die skuit te omskep in 'n B&B fasiliteit....


        
Trawler Heritage het egter sy bedenkinge oor hierdie beoogde projek. In die onlangse verlede het talle entrepreneurs dieselfde probeer vermag, maar geeneen het enige sukses daarmee behaal om uitgediende houtskuite in B&B fasiliteite te omskep nie, waaronder "Boggenfels", "Groenveld II", "Oceana Pluto" en "Drakenskop". En nou dat almal se geheues so bietjie verfris is, is daar nog enige persoon wat wil stry met Trawler Heritage?

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Houtbaai is nog 'n onaktiewe skuit waarmee daar dringend 'n plan mee gemaak sal moet word, voordat nog 'n gedeelte van die kaai besmet gaan wees met 'n gesinkte skuit.

        

                  
KREEFSKUITE SKUIL IN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 was drie kreefskuite teenwoordig wat tot onlangs toe nog in die Dasseneiland omgewing werksaam was naamlik "Ang-Jerry", "Ivy Doreen" en "Sud West", asook 'n onaktiewe kreefskuit "Plettenberg".


                                  
"PLETTENBERG"
        

                                  
"ANG-JERRY"
        

     
"IVY DOREEN" (binnekant); "SUD WEST" (buitekant)
        
    
                                  REV HOM PAPPIE!

        
Met daai gevaarte sal dit maar raadsaam wees om net binne-in
die hawe rond te ry, daar buitekant gaan jy net probleme optel...


                      
JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED


Pictured below on 23 February 2020 several tuna pole and hake lonline vessels were present alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Alalunga", "Elbe", "Elandsberg", "South West Heron", "Langeberg", "Girl Judith", "Waterbaby", Maine", "Gary", "Tierkop", "Captain De Sousa" and "Swordfish" to mention just a few.


        

                                           
"ELBE"
        

                                        
"OREGON"
        

Pictured below is the neatly painted "Captain De Sousa" after a recent visit to the Granger Bay slipway.

        

                       
            "ALALUNGA"   
        
 
                                     
 "ANTARES"
        

                                         
"GARY"
        

                                      
"TIERKOP"
        

           
HOUT BAY TUNA POLE AND HAKE LONGLINE
                      FLEET RESTING IN THE HARBOUR

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 several tuna pole and hake lonline vessels were present at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Juliette", "Sneeuberg", "Abdul Latief", "Oceana Amethyst", "Radiant Star", "Endurance", "Jacqueline", Valhalla", "Southern Tiger", "Covi II", "Gemishkia" and "Gypsy Rose" to mention just a few.

         
                                 
"RADIANT STAR"
        

                                    
"JACQUELINE"  
                  

                                  
"VALHALLA"
       

                             
"SOUTHERN TIGER"
       

                
"SNEEUBERG" (left); "COVI II" (right)
       

Pictured below from left to right is "Abdul Latief", "Gemishkia" and "Julliette".

       

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

        

              "GEMISHKIA"
(left); "ABDUL LATIEF" (right)
         

                                     "ALBATROS"
         

                               "COMMON WEALTH"
         

                               "OCEANA AMETHYST"
         

                                       "JOE DOE"
         

                                    "ABDUL LATIEF"
         

       
             A VISITOR FROM PORT ELIZABETH

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 at Hout Bay is the Port Elizabeth based squid vessel "Braveheart".


         

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Lindiwe", "Harvest Kirstina", "Harvest Bounty" and "Harvest Saldanha".
                                
         
      

                           
"HARVEST GEORGINA"  
        


                             
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

                               
"HARVEST MZANSI"
         

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 alongside the Sea Harvest jetty is the "Harvest Bounty", neatly painted after a recent visit at the Cape Syncrolift.

         

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 alongside the Sea Harvest jetty the sister vessels  "Harvest Saldanha" (outside) and "Harvest Nandi" (inside) is seen here berthed alongside each other.

         

                                
"HARVEST KIRSTINA"
         

    
CRAYFISH VESSELS ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on 23 February 2020 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay several crayfish vessels were present namely "Tickey", "Boland", "Boesmanland", "Potberg" and "El Pescador" to mention just a few.

Pictured below from left to right is "Steenbok 1", "Jenny Anne", "Mbambatha" and "El Pescador".


         

Pictured below from left to right is "Boland" ,"Boesmanland" and "Barend See".

         

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

         

        
        FURUNO'S EN ONWA'S OP 'n STREEP...

         

        
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" EN "STORMKOP"
                   
KIES DIE KORTPAD KAAP TOE...


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Saldanhabaai lÍ beide die "Atlantic Endeavour" sowel as "Stormkop" aan die buitekant van die "Atlantic Enterprise" in afwagting vir hul volgende trippe Houtbaai toe, vanwaar die vaartyd vanaf Saldanhabaai met vier ure verkort sal word as om vanaf die Agterbaai en die Bergrivier te moet loop.

         

                                      
"STORMKOP"
         

               
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" SE ANTENNA
                                   STORT NA BENEDE


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Saldanhabaai toon die rooi sirkel aan dat een van "Atlantic Endeavour" se antennas deur die wind omgewaai is.

         

       
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"


Pictured below on 23 February 2020 alongside the Presidents Jetty are the latest progress made onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise" in order to prepare the vessel for the new pelagic season.


         

Pictured below the red circles indicate new sheaves and shackles fitted to the winch block pulleys.

         

         

   
EK HET TOETERS EN 'n KLOK OP MY WATERSKOETER...


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Februarie 2020 in Saldanhabaai spog "Atlantic Enterprise" met toeters en 'n klok op die wielhuis soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkels.

         
Nou gaan ons eers lekker lawaai maak in die middel van die
nag vir die mense daar van Grotto...gedink ons het van julle
klagtes vergeet ne?

             "BERGGANS" KOM GELAAI HUIS TOE 

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Februarie 2020 vaar "Berggans" Gansbaai ouhawe binne vir haar aflaaibeurt. Mooi so "Ganse"!

          

                   'n "GANS" VAN ANDERSTE VERE... 

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2020 op Gansbaai nader die "Wafra" die aflaaikaai. Nou die Noordkapper wat julle daarso sien op die romp is nie geskilder op die romp nie. O'nee, dis 'n staalplaat wat aan die romp gemonteer is om die voorvlerk se skaaf teen te werk. Hoe's daai vir kreatiwiteit!

        

        
"Wafra"? Trawler Heritage se Grieks mag dalk grens aan pateties, maar vermoed dat die betekenis van "Wafra" in Grieks iets beteken soos "Riviergans"....of so dink ek!

          
"EMERALD" AND "PAKAMANI" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 16 February 2020 the hake longliner "Emerald" is seen here standing on the Saldanha Bay slipway for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.


         

Indicated by the red circle are some new braces fitted to the radar stand in order to improve it's stability.


         
 Is daardie Koden scanner so bietjie te swaar vir daai staander?...

Pictured below on 16 February 2020 the hake longliner "Pakamani" is seen here on the Saldanha Bay slipway for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

         

Indicated by the red circle, new horizontal waterline markings have been welded onto the starboard bow of the "Pakamani".

         

   
CRAYFISH VESSELS ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on 16 February 2020 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay four crayfish vessels were present namely "Tickey", "Mbambatha", "Jenny Anne" and "El Pescador"


         

                                         
"TICKEY"
         

                 
"EBHAYI" VAN NADERBY BESKOU

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Februarie 2020 op Saldanhabaai is die skoongeverfde Suidkus kreefvanger "Ebhayi".

         

Afgeneem hieronder staan daar metaalraam fuike (soos gebruik deur Weskus kreefskuite) gestapel op die agterdek van die "Ebhayi". Tradisioneel word plastiekfuike gebruik deur Suidkus kreefskuite.

         

                       
TRAWLKAMPIOEN TROFEE?

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n trofee te siene deur die wielhuisvenster
van die "Ebhayi".

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die boegembleem van die "Ebhayi" ook weer netjies geverf, alhoewel dit geen betekenis meer het nie, en immers nog terugdateer na die "Ebhayi" se oorspronklike eienaar terug in tyd toe sy werksaam was vanuit Nederland.

         

             
          ROEPLETTER DUBBELVISIE...

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkels word die skuit se roepletters twee keer vertoon op die wielhuis...siende dat die skuit nou vir weke op die Saldanha skeepshelling gestaan het, sou mens veronderstel dat so 'n verskynsel uitgeklaar sou word...maar toe nie!

         

Benewens twee radars is daar ook agt GPS antennas te siene op die "Ebhayi" wielhuis se dak...is julle so bietjie skrikkerig vir die mis?


                 

       PROPELLER DRAAI OP IN WOODSTOCK BRUG...

Nou mense, dis wyd bekend dat propellers so van tyd tot tyd klippe en pale tref, en soms opdraai in toue en nette - maar, in hierdie geval 'n oorhoofse brug. Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Februarie 2020 op 'n snikhete Saterdag agtermiddag, sit hierdie spannetjie en blaas hul lorrie se bande af om hulself te bevry nadat hul "vrag" opgedraai het op die N1 nasionale pad onder die Woodstock brug, oppad na hul werkswinkel in Paardeneiland.

     

Pictured below on 15 February 2020 at the Granger Bay slipway facility is the neatly painted hull of the hake longliner "Captain De Sousa" from Hout Bay.

          

       
RITCO MARINE TO REFURBISH CUMMINS ENGINE


Pictured below on 15 February 2020 the former Cummins main engine of the "Atlantic Ocean" was handed over to Ritco Marine for some extensive refurbishment to be performed by their skillful hands, before this engine will once again return to the sea. Trawler Heritage will keep the crew informed regarding the progress made on this project in the coming weeks. 


          

      BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 9 February 2020 the Saldanha Bay slipway was fully occupied by one hake longliner and one South Coast lobster vessel.      
 
                                        "EBHAYI"
         


Pictured below on 9 February 2020 is the distinctive lines of the
steel hull hake longliner "Pakamani".

                                        
         

        CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY
  

Pictured below on 9 February 2020 several crayfish vessels fleet were present alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Ivy Doreen", "Potberg", "Patrysberg", "Silver Leader", "Rooigoud" and "Paulsberg" to mention just a few.

Pictured below on 9 February 2020 from left to right is "Ivy Doreen", "Silver Leader"  and "Rooigoud".

         

Pictured below on 9 February 2020 the red circle indicates that even the gas bottle on-top of the wheelhouse roof of the "Ivy Doreen" has a green colour scheme...perhaps to match the green hull colour scheme?

         


         

Pictured below on 9 February 2020 from left to right is "Potberg", "Patrysberg"  and "Paulsberg".

         
Net om te bewys die totale chaos waarin die kreefbedryf homself tans in bevind is die feit dat die Oceana Groep 30 jaar gelede nog gespog het met meer as 100 kreefskuite gestasioneer al langs die Weskus vanaf Luderitz tot by Houtbaai. Gedurende die 2019/2020 kreefseisoen het die Oceana Groep slegs 5 aktiewe kreefskuite oor...dit laat mens nogal dink ne! 

   
VISRUIM HERSTELWERK VIR "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 op Saldanhabaai is daar nog volstoom besig gewees met die installering van nuwe staal skotte in die visruime van die "Atlantic Enterprise".

         

                     
KREEFSKUITE IN PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 in Peperbaai was drie kreefskuite teenwoordig gewees wat voorbereidings getref het vir kreeftrippe in die Dasseneiland omgewing.

         

       
"JENNY ANNE" SE CREW SKUIF DIE FUIKE REG   
         

     
"EL PESCADOR" SE AASBOKSE LÍ OP DIE KAAI
         

                
        "JENNY ANNE" GOOI LOS!
         

         

           

                         
GOOD-LUCK "JENNY ANNE"!
             

         

                              
"TICKEY" GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 in Peperbaai word "Tickey" losgegooi deur 'n aspirante seerower...

            

                           
GOOD-LUCK "TICKEY"!
                

                     
KREEFSKUITE IN GORDONSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 is 'n seleksie van kreefskuite in Gordonsbaai hawe. Skuite teenwoordig was "Western Debbie", "Alra", "Marlina", "Ou Boeta", "Layla S" en "Abraham K II".

                                
"WESTERN DEBBIE"  
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 van links na regs is "Abraham K II", "Layla S" en "Ou Boeta".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 spog die "Layla S" nou met 'n nuwe swart snorbaard.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 is die "Ou Boeta". 'n Mens moet erken dat die algehele kondisie van hierdie skuit sedert sy by die Gordonsbaai kreefvloot aangesluit het, met rasseskrede
verbeter het.


        

Afgeneem hieronder is nuwe LED spreiligte wat toegevoeg is op die maspaal van die "Ou Boeta".

        

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die uitleg van die "Ou Boeta" voorheen daarna uitgesien het in die afwesigheid van die LED spreiligte.

                   

                     
"ALRA" VIND 'n NUWE TUISTE


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Februarie 2020 in Gordonsbaai is die voormalige kreefskuit van Lambertbaai genaamd "Alra", wat nie te lank gelede nog 'n totale wrak was nie. Soos te siene hieronder spog die skuit alreeds met nuwe handreŽlings op die bulwarks.


        

                                      
"MARLINA"
        

Pictured below on 7 February 2020 the aquaculture vessel "Mookoli" is seen here resting on her mooring at Pepper Bay.

        

   
VISRUIM HERSTELWERK VIR "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Februarie 2020 op Saldanhabaai is daar nog volstoom besig gewees met die installering van nuwe staal skotte in die visruime van die "Atlantic Enterprise", terwyl die skuit se wind-as op daardie stadium ook nog afwesig was.


        

  
"EBHAYI"
, JY MAAK DIE SKUITVERWERS DEURMEKAAR!

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Februarie 2020 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling toon die rooi sirkel veelvoudige areakodes aan op die boeg van die "Ebhayi"...hopeloos te veel informasie vir ons geliefde skuitverwers wat so gereeld die pad (met verfkwas in die hand) byster kan raak...Gaan hulle hierdie enetjie regkry? Wel, tyd sal leer...


        

        
                   WHAT'S NEW "INTINI"?


Pictured below on 7 February 2020 at Saldanha Bay a new Stanley VHF aerial was spotted on the wheelhouse roof of the hake longliner "Intini" as indicated by the red circle.


        

Pictured below from the archives the red circle indicates the obsolete power block stand onboard the "Intini" which was removed from the vessel recently.

        

Pictured below on 7 February 2020 is the starboard view of the "Intini" without the power block stand.

        

Pictured below on 7 February 2020 on the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the crew of the "Intini" is seen here preparing their hake longline gear.

        

        

        

                        
ONS GROET VIR "ALASKA" 

2020 blyk toe ook om nie 'n goeie jaar vir houtskuite te wees nie - hierso word die tweede houtskuit vir die jaar tot dusver gesloop. Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Februarie 2020 lÍ die laaste oorblyfsels van die "Alaska" op die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke nadat die skuit se romp met 'n mobiele hyskraan uit die water gelig is tot op die kaai vanwaar dit nou gesloop gaan word.

         
En so groet ons nog 'n pelagiese stryd-os van weleer. Die enigste herhinnering aangaande hierdie skuit is Alaska Straat geleŽ in die Meersig woonbuurt in Walvisbaai, wat na hierdie einste skuit vernoem was.

                 "VIKING RUBY" TO BE RENAMED?

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift the red circle indicates that the name letters on the stern of the "Viking Ruby" had been removed, presumably to make place for a new name? Time will tell.

           

          "HARVEST BOUNTY"
TO VISIT SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 at the Cape Syncrolift the "Harvest Bounty" from Saldanha Bay is being positioned on the lift at the syncrolift.

         


Pictured below on 6 February 2020 at the "Harvest Bounty" is seen here standing on dry ground at the Cape Syncrolift for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

         

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Lepanto" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

         


    Pictured below is the shrouded kort-nozzle of the "Lepanto".

         

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift is the swordfish longliner "Saxon" from Gansbaai who will receive some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days.

                   

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift is the former Dutch beamer "Windward" from Cape Town who will receive some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days

       

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Tomren", "Comet", "Armando", "Cape Challenger" and "Allison" to mention just a few.  

        
   

                                        "TOMREN"

        

 
                                         
"KARIBA"
        

                                
"CONQUISTADOR"
        

                                        
"COMET"
        

                                       
"ALLISON"
        

                                       
"SAILFISH"
        

                                    
"ARMANDO"
        

                            
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 alongside the West Quay is the hake longliner "Amoria" from Gansbaai.

        

         LATEST PROGRESS ON "ADELETTE" REBUILT

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 alongside the Collier Jetty are the latest progress regarding the re-built of the "Adelette, in order to restore the vessel back to former glory.

         

Pictured below construction work of the new whaleback has been completed, while the side walls and roof of the shelterdeck was already mounted on the port side of the vessel.

         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Allin", "Lee Anne", "Laverne", "Ferox" and "Ludwani" to mention just a few.

                                              "ALLIN"
         


                                             "FEROX"
         

                                        "LUDWANI"
         

                                       "LEE ANNE"
         

             NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "LAVERNE"

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 alongside South Arm the hake stern trawler "Laverne" is seen here featuring a new blue hull colour scheme. Previously the "Laverne" featured a grey hull colour scheme. 

                          "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       
 

                            "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
         

  WHEELHOUSE WINDOW MODIFICATION FOR "NICOLETTE"

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 alongside the Fish Quay the hake longliner "Nicolette" is seen here featuring a modified wheelhouse window as indicated by the red circle.


         

Pictured below the red circle indicates the original wheelhouse window layout of the "Nicolette".

                       

      "NICOLETTE"
VHF AERIAL BACK ON IT'S PLACE

Previously posted on 23 January 2020 Trawler Heritage indicated that an VHF aerial situated on the wheelhouse roof of the "Nicolette" had toppled over. Pictured below on 6 February 2020 the red circle indicates that the VHF aerial has been put back on it's place once again.

                      

                                        
"NICOLETTE"
        

                       
GOOD-LUCK "LEE-ANNE"!

Pictured below on 6 February 2020 the hake side trawler "Lee-Anne" is seen here steaming out of the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.


        

                "NANJA" GAAN RED 'n SEILJAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Februarie 2020 in Blouwaterbaai het die "Nanja" 'n ongewone opdrag op hande gehad - om 'n seiljag van die wal af te gaan sleep, nadat die seiljag se mooring lyn die gees gegee het vanwaar dit in Hoedjiesbaai gelÍ het.

                 

                       
TERUG KAAI TOE MET JOU!
                      

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 at Saldanha Bay several stern trawlers were present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty, namely "Harvest Saldanha", "Harvest Gavina" and "Harvest Mzansi" to mention just a few.

        


Pictured below on 3 February 2020 from left to right is "Harvest Lindiwe", "Harvest Mzansi and "Harvest Saldanha".

        

                              
"HARVEST SALDANHA"  
        

                               
"HARVEST MZANSI"
        

                              
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

                              
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
        

                               
"HARVEST GAVINA"
        

       
CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY
  

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 several crayfish vessels fleet were present alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Mbambatha", "Jenny Anne", "Tickey", "Silver Leader", "Rooigoud" and "Ghoerieman" to mention just a few.

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 is the "Silver Leader" (inside) and "Rooigoud" (outside). The "Silver Leader" already had an eventful 2020 after the vessel's cook fell overboard and drowned alongside the Presidents Jetty just recently.


        

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 from left to right is "Boland", "Boesmanland" and "Barend See".     

        

                                  
"BAREND SEE"
        

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 from left to right is "Steenbok 1", "Jenny Anne", "Tickey" and "Mbambatha".

        

                                     
"ROOIGOUD"
        
 
Pictured below on 3 February 2020 from left to right is
"Ghoerieman", "Irma" and "Debnal".


        

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the hake longliner "Intini".

        

       SALDANHA BAY
PURSE SEINERS PREPARED
                              FOR NEW SEASON  

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 only two purse seiners were present alongside the Presidents Jetty namely "Gregory Justin" and "Atlantic Enterprise". At the time the "Gregory Justin" were ready to start her 2020 pelagic season campaign, while the "Atlantic Enterprise" was still being prepared for the new season.


                              
"GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

        

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise" the purse seine winch on the working deck was absent for maintenance purposes.

        
   
                    
 NEW LED NAVIGATION LIGHTS
                    FOR "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"


Pictured below on 3 February 2020 the red circle indicates a new LED starboard navigation light onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise".

                        
"NEW" NAVIGATION LIGHT           
        

                        
"OLD" NAVIGATION LIGHT

           

             
      NEW WOODEN NAME BOARDS 
                    FOR "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"


Pictured below on 3 February 2020 are some new elegant looking traditional wooden name boards on display on the stern of the "Atlantic Enterprise".

                      "NEW" WOODEN NAME BOARDS 
         

                           
"OLD" NAME BOARDS
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point van links nas regs is "Colin B", "Biskop 1" en "Oom Arthur".

         

       
"COLIN B" SE RUBBINGBAND WORD VERWYDER

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point is hoe die stuurboordsy van die tunpaal skuit "Colin B" tans daarna uitsien nadat die onderste rubbingband verwyder is vanwaar die skuit einde 2019 aangepas was om lewendige aas ook te kan vang.

         

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is hoe die stuurboordsy van die
"Colin B" voor die herbouing daarna uitgesien het.


         

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 at Sandy Point is the diamond recovery vessel "Santa Isabel".

         

Pictured below on 3 February 2020 at Sandy Point is the inactive crayfish vessel "Jakkie V".

            

      
DIE ONDERBAADJIE-JAGTER VAN DIE AGTERBAAI
  

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 langs die Suid-Oranje kaai is die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete".

         

         
          MISLUKTE BERGINGSOPERASIE?
  

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point is duidelike tekens sigbaar van 'n mislukte poging om die gesinkte romp van die "Anna" weer vlot te maak. Soos te sien hieronder hang 'n suigpyp uit by die skuit se wielhuisdeur opening.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n loopplank staande gemaak vanaf die shelterdeck tot op die werksdek.

        

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel het vandale toegeslaan op die skuit en die meeste van die wielhuisvensters stukkend gegooi.

        

              
            HIER KOM MOEILIKHEID!  

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point toon die rooi sirkel 'n potensiŽle risiko aan deurdat die "Anna" slegs met een tou op haar agterstewe met die kaai verbind word. Met die eerste groot sterkwater bestaan die risiko dat die romp geheel en al kan losbreek en elders in die hawe tot ruste kom, of dat die romp 180 grade kan omswaai en die res van die kaai ook kan beset.

        

                                   
"OOM ARTHUR"  
        

             
SANDY POINT HOUTKAAI VAL UITMEKAAR  

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 is talle planke afwesig van die Sandy Point houtkaai wat 'n potensiŽle gevaar inhou vir vissermanne deurdat hierdie foutiewe infrastruktuur kan lei tot beenbreuke of selfs verdrinking, sou iemand deurdeur val.

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

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point hawe is "Silver Bounty" (buitekant) en "Silver Galaxy" (binnekant).

        

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel hieronder is nuwe staalplate wat toegevoeg is op die boeg area van die "Silver Bounty" gedurende Desember 2019 terwyl die skuit op die Kaapse synchroniseerhyser versien was.

                   

      
"SILVER GALAXY" (links); "SILVER BOUNTY" (regs)
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is die onaktiewe pelagiese skuit "Wildekus".

        

                         
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point hawe is die netjies versorgde "Silver Dolphin", gereed om die nuwe seisoen te begin.
                                
        

              
VANDALE SLAAN TOE OP "ARIZON II"  

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point hawe is die onaktiewe pelagiese skuit "Arizon II" wat onlangs erg deur vandale beskadig is...

        

Afgeneem hieronder soos gesien van deur 'n wielhuisvenster wat oop staan is al die elektroniese toerusting uit die stuurkonsole geruk en weggedra.

        

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel hieronder het selfs die stuurboord navigasielig aanboord van die "Arizon II" ook voete gekry.

        

    
TUNAPAAL "CRIB NOTES" OP DIE WIELHUISVENSTER...  

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point hawe is talle geskrifte was geskryf staan in die wielhuisvenster van die tunapaal skuit "Freedom".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 in Sandy Point hawe is die skoon geverfde "Ebb Tide", gereed om die nuwe pelagiese seisoen te begin.

        

Aai nee, aangetoon met die rooi sirkel hieronder is daardie skewe nommer "5" alweer netso oorgeverf vir die komende seisoen. Kan niemand dan net so bietjie inisiatief aan die dag lÍ om dit reg te stel nie? Ek vra maar net...

        

                      
"UKULOBA" O' "UKULOBA"! 

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 staan die "Ukuloba" onaangeraak al sedert Oktober 2019 vandat die skuit uit die water gehaal is op die Sandy Point skeepshelling. Trawler Heritage weet dat die crew brand dat Trawler Heritage hulle meer moet vertel en fotos wys van wat hierso aangaan, maar ongelukkig gaan Trawler Heritage geen kommentaar lewer oor wat hier skeef geloop het nie....

        

                        
DIE EINDE VAN DIE PAD VIR
                 "OCEANA RUBY" EN "UMFANA"

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 lÍ beide die "Oceana Ruby" sowel as "Umfana" onaangeraak ten opsigte van enige voorbereidings wat op die skuite gemaak is vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen...Dalk die einde van beide skuite se pelagiese loopbane? Trawler Heritage reken dis die geval...

                                
"OCEANA RUBY"
        

                                      
"UMFANA"
        

                  
MENSE, KYK NET WEG ASSEBLIEF

Mense kyk net vinnig weg en moenie vir die kinders die foto hieronder wys nie - daar staan 'n seiljag op die Laaiplek skeepshelling wat in die oŽ van Trawler Heritage grens aan
seiljag-pornografie. Dit is ongelukkig die naakte waarheid dat orals langs die Suid-Afrikaanse kuslyn waar die visbedryf kwyn, die vistreilers se plekke ingeneem word deur seiljagte en uitgediende visfabrieke wat omskep word in restaurante.


        
  
Maar, hier op Laaiplek kwyn die visbedryf nog nie - dus
                     skoert eers vir nou, jou seilgevaarte...

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek is die tunapaal skuit "Fearless".

        

     
"NOORDEVELD" MAAK GEREED VIR NUWE SEISOEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek is die "Noordeveld" feitlik gereed om die 2020 pelagiese seisoen te begin. Ook afgeneem hieronder is die skuit se roepletters wat aangebring is.

        

              

       
NUWE UITLAATPYPE VIR "ATLANTIC LEADER"

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek spog die "Atlantic Leader" met splinternuwe vlekvryestaal uitlaatpype.

                           
"NUWE" UITLAATPYPE
        

                                 
"OU" UITLAATPYP
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Silver Katonkel" langs die Keyway Shipwright jetty.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek is 'n nuwe restaurant wat onlangs sy deure geopen het in die Laaiplek hawe gebied.

        

   
HET IEMAND DALK WIT VERF VIR
"LOERIESFONTEIN"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek is die "Loeriesfontein" se naambord op die agterstewe slegs halfpad geverf om watter rede(s) ookal...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek lÍ "Loeriesfontein" se kleinmasnet op die regeringskaai.

        

                                 
        "NOSSOB"
        

             
WAT IS ALLES NUUT OP
"EIGEVELD"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek is daar talle nuwe toevoegings opgemerk aanboord van die "Eigeveld". Kom ons gaan bekyk die verbeteringe van naderby.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n nuwe naambord op die stuurboordsy van die "Eigeveld" wat die voorheen gekraakte naambord vervang het.

                         
   "NUWE" NAAMBORD
        

                                 
 "OU" NAAMBORD
        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe vlekvryestaal chute aan op die ontwateringsskerm asook 'n staalpyp verlenging tussen die skerm en die vispomp se pyp van die "Eigeveld".

                               
"NUWE" CHUTE
        

                                      
"OU" CHUTE
        

      
"OU" VISPOMP UITLEG (SONDER PYPVERLENGING)  
                          

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 is splinternuwe purse draad op die "Eigeveld" se wind-as se dromme.
         
         

     
 WESKUS SKUITVERFWERS HERONTWERP ALWEER 
                       ROMEINSE WATERLYN-NOMMERS


Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek toon die rooi sirkel herontwerpte waterlyn-nommers aan op die boeg van "Stormkop" wat inderwaarheid meer lyk soos Egiptiese hiŽrogliewe...

                    

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die waterlynmerke op "Stormkop" se boeg gedurende die 2019 pelagiese seisoen daarna uitgesien het, ook nie dat dit enigsins sin maak nie!

                  
         
                                      
"STORMKOP"
         

                
WAT IS ALLES NUUT OP "DOLOREZE"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Februarie 2020 op Laaiplek is daar twee nuwe toevoegings opgemerk aanboord van die "Doloreze", waaronder 'n nuwe balkon asook ventilasie openinge op die werksdek.

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel is 'n nuwe verlengde balkon voor die "Doloreze" se wielhuis wat nou verleng is tot bo-oor die ontwateringsskerm.


         

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel is een talle ventilasieopeninge wat aangebring is op die "Doloreze" se werksdek.

         

                                  
"DOLOREZE"
                 

          "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Februarie 2020 op Yzerfontein is 'n algehele prentjie rakende die nuutste vordering met "Projek Renja". In die foto kan die nuut toegevoegde "fairleads" op beide die bakboord en stuurboord waargeneem word voor-op die bulwarks.

           

          BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 30 January 2020 the Saldanha Bay slipway was fully occupied by one purse seiner, one hake longliner and one South Coast lobster vessel.              

                              "SILVER KATONKEL"
  
          

                                  
"PAKAMANI"
        

Pictured below on 30 January 2020 at Saldanha Bay is the "Boetie Akie" with just some minor preparation work still to be performed, (like some outstanding paint work on her port side stern area) before the vessel will commence with her 2020 pelagic campaign.

        

    
      LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA
  

Pictured below on 30 January 2020 several crayfish vessels representing the Lusitania fleet were present alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Mbambatha", "Jenny Anne", "Tickey" and "Ghoerieman".

        

                                  
"GHOERIEMAN"   
        

                         "KARIBA" SAILING HOME

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 the "Kariba" is seen here entering the Alfred Basin to her berth after off-loading her catch in
the Duncan Docks.

        
      

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift an ship painter is busy laying down strips of masking type in order to re-paint the bow emblem of the "Atlantic Tuna".

        

                              
"ATLANTIC TUNA"
        

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift, riggers are busy to remove the prop and shaft of the "Viking Ruby".

        

                                  
"VIKING RUBY"
        

            NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "PORTUNITY"

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 on the Cape Syncrolift the hake stern trawler "Portunity" is seen here featuring a new blue hull colour scheme. Previously the "Portunity" featured a turquoise hull colour scheme. 


                             
"NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
                    

                           
"OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
                    

          
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Werkendam", "Wilmag", "Blue Dolphin", "Oceana Topaz", "Cape Challenger" and "Allison" to mention just a few.  


         

         

                           
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
         

                                     
"SILVERFERN"
         

                                         
"WILMAG"
         

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

                              
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 from the inside to outside is the "Ku-Ula", "Werkendam" and "Armando".

         

                                        
"ARMANDO"
         

                                   
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
         

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 from the inside to outside is the "Oceana Rocket", "Blue Dolphin" and "Allison".

         

                              
          "ALLISON"
         

                                         
"KARIBA"
           

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 this photo points out the striking differences in the incline of the bows comparing a Fritz Nieswandt bow (inside) to that of an more steep Louw & Halvorsen bow (outside).

         

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 two Asian squid vessels are seen here sailing into the Cape Docks.

         

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Abe Shapiro", "Malagas II" and "Mpho" to mention just a few.


         

                                           
"MPHO"
         

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 from left to right is "Sea Pride II", "Tina", "Malagas II" and "Kentucky.

         

                                      
"ABE SHAPIRO"
         

                     "STAALKOP" COMING HOME

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 the "Staalkop" is seen here arriving at the Fish Market after off-loading her catch elswhere in the Cape Docks earlier during that day.


         

          
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ADELETTE" REBUILT


Pictured below on 29 January 2020 alongside the Collier Jetty are some close-up pictures of the current state of the "Adelette, in order to restore the vessel back into former glory.


         

Pictured below all the side walls of the existing shelterdeck have been removed from the vessel - to be replaced by new ones.

         

Pictured below a shipwright is attending to the hull planks on the port side of the "Adelette".

           

Pictured below is one of several large sheets of marine-ply to be used for construction work onboard the "Adelette".

         

                 
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Compass Challenger", "Lepanto", "Lee Anne" and  "Avro Warrior" to mention just a few.


                                         "LEE ANNE"
         

                                        "LEPANTO"
         

                                  "AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         

   
 "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA" VISITS GRANGER BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 29 January 2020 on the Granger Bay slipway facility is the Hout Bay based hake longliner "Captain De Sousa", for some general maintenance.

    

Pictured below this forgotten nameplate of the former hake longliner "Cyril Burrel" was spotted inside the engine room of the "Captain De Sousa"...

                                 

    
      "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Januarie 2020 op Yzerfontein is "cleats" en "fairleads" toegevoeg op die boeg van die "Renja".


                            

       

    "WILDEGANS II" WY NUWE SEISOEN IN OP GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 vertrek die "Wildegans II" vanuit die Gansbaai ouhawe in ongure seetoestande om Rooi-oŽ te gaan soek in die Kaappunt omgewing, tydens die eerste vaart van die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

                

                 KREEFSKUITE IN SALDANHABAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai was drie kreefskuite teenwoordig waaronder "Silver Leader", "Jenny Anne" en "Steenbok 1", terwyl die "Ghoerieman" haarself op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling bevind het.
      

             
"STEENBOK 1" (links); "JENNY ANNE" (regs)
           

                                    
"SILVER LEADER"
           

                                  
"GHOERIEMAN"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 langs die Dienskaai in Saldanhabaai was beide die "Sarabi" sowel as "Leontina Maria" nog nie huiswaarts gevaar nie,  vanwaar die skuite alreeds op 27 en 29 November 2019 ter water gelaat was.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die stokvislanglyn skuit "Intini".

           

                         PELAGIESE STAALSKUITE OP
                    SALDANHABAAI
SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is twee pelagiese staalskuite teenwoordig naamlik "Noordeveld" en "Adenia".


                                   
"NOORDEVELD"
           

                                              
"ADENIA"
           

   VISRUIM HERSTELWERK VIR "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 op Saldanhabaai is daar nog volstoom besig gewees met die installering van nuwe staal skotte in die visruime van die "Atlantic Enterprise".


           

           

            NUWE NAAMBORDE VIR "BOETIE AKIE"


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Januarie 2020 op Saldanhabaai pryk 'n nuwe stel houtnaamborde op die agterstewe van die die "Boetie Akie" - die voorkoms van hierdie houtnaamborde bly eenvoudig net klassiek!


                             "NUWE" NAAMBORDE
           

                                  "OU" NAAMBORDE
       

                 GOOD-LUCK "OCEANA MERCURY" !

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Januarie 2020 vertrek die "Oceana Mercury" vanuit Saldanhabaai oppad suid-waarts om Rooi-oŽ te gaan soek by Kaappunt.

      

   
               DIE KREEFSKUITE SKUIL BY DASSEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Januarie 2020 is drie kreefskuite wat skuil in Huisbaai vanwaar hulle tans werk in die Dasseneiland omgewing. Van links na regs is "Swordfish", "Steenbok 1" en "Sud West".


       

         TUNA LONGLINERS VISIT CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 two tuna longliners were present on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint namely "Atlantic Tuna" and "Seawin Sapphire".

                                
"ATLANTIC TUNA"
         


                               
"SEAWIN SAPPHIRE"
         


       
FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 only four fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay namely "Mpho", "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Tomren".


         

                                       
"ABRAHAM T "
         

                           
            
"TOMREN"
         

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 alongside the East Quay is the last remains of the former tuna pole vessel "Alaska".

         

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 alongside the East Quay are numerous crayfish traps stacked on the deck of the "Silverfern".

         

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 alongside the East Quay are the the crayfish vessels "Newlands" (left) and "Impala" (right) who has not participated in the 2019/2020 crayfish season as yet.

         

FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Nicolette", "Malagas II" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.


         

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 the red circle indicates an broken radio aerial laying sideways on the wheelhouse roof of the "Nicolette", which presumably was blown over by the gale force South-Easter experienced in the Cape Peninsula recently.

            

     
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 January 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "African Queen", "Armana", "Lepanto" and  "Khulisa Eyethu" to mention just a few.

                 

                               "AFRICAN QUEEN"
         

                                         "ARMANA"
         

                                        "FUCHSIA"
         

                                 "KHULISA EYETHU"
                    

               DIE KREEFSKUITE SKUIL BY DASSEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2020 is 'n seleksie van kreefskuite wat skuil in Huisbaai vanwaar hulle tans werk in die Dasseneiland omgewing. Van die skuite teenwoordig was "Steenbrasdam", "Boesmanland", "Boland", "Swordfish", "Jenny Anne" en "Sud West".

                                 
"BOESMANLAND"
     
                         
                                     
"STEENBOK 1"
           

                                     
"SWORDFISH"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Januarie 2020 is die "Boland" op volle vaart terwyl die "Jenny Anne" (links) en "Sud West" (regs) op anker rus.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2020 vaar die "Christa" verby
in die rigting van die Saldanhabaai seiljagklub.

         


      "GREGORY JUSTIN"
MAAK GEREED VIR AKSIE


Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2020 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is die skoongeverfde "Gregory Justin" vanwaar die skuit op die oomblik voorberei word vir die nuwe pelagiese seisoen. Ten tyde dat hierdie fotos geneem was, was beide die vispomp sowel as Triplex op hul plek geplaas, alhoewel die kleinmasnet nog afwesig was.

         

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2020 langs die Presidentskaai was hierdie kwikstertjie doenig gewees op die skuite opsoek na kos.

         

  
    STOKVISLANGLYN SKUITE  IN SALDANHABAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2020 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai was drie stokvislanglyn skuite teenwoordig gewees naamlik "Emerald", "Highland Queen" en "Pakamani".

                                        "EMERALD" 
         


                              
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
         

                                      
"PAKAMANI"
         

Pictured below on 19 January 2020 alongside the Sea Harvest jetty is "Harvest Bounty" (left) and "Harvest Veronica" (right).

         

                              
"HARVEST VERONICA"
         

                 
KREEFSKUITE IN SALDANHABAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Januarie 2020 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai was vier kreefskuite teenwoordig waaronder "Silver Leader", "Jenny Anne", "Boland" en "Steenbok 1".


         

         
"JENNY ANNE" (links); "SILVER LEADER" (regs)
         

                
"BOLAND" (links); "STEENBOK 1" (regs)
         

      
FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Werkendam", "Tomren", "South West Petrel", "Ku-Ula", "Armando", "Ouma", "Abraham T", "Sailfish" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.

        


                                      
"ARMANDO"
        

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 the neatly painted "Oceana Rocket" is seen here berthed alongside the "Cape Challenger" after a quick visit to the Cape Syncrolift recently.

        
        
                              
"CONQUISTADOR"
        

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 is an rather unusual sight to see the "Bella Da Lunar" berthed alongside the West Quay.

        

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Predator", "Malagas II" and "Staalkop" to mention just a few.


        

Pictured below from left to right is "Predator", "Staalkop" and "Riviergans".

        

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 is an rather unusual sight to see the "Predator" berthed alongside the Collier Jetty from where the vessel usually resides in the Elliot Basin.

        

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 alongside the fish quay is the tuna pole vessel "Chris Trautman".

        

                   
MASPAAL OF TELEFOONPAAL?


Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Januarie 2020 vertoon die voorste maspaal van die "Chris Trautman" meer soos 'n vergete uitgedroogde telefoonpaal eerder as 'n maspaal...nee mense, gaan verf daai maspaal!


                   

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 alongside the fish quay is the hake longliner "Abe Shapiro".

        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Laverne", "Andromeda", "Lepanto" and  "Ferox" to mention just a few.

              
"LEPANTO" (left); "ANDROMEDA" (right)
        

                                   
"FUCHSIA"
        
 
                                           
"FEROX"   
        

    
           BUSY SCENES ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 18 January 2020 two fishing vessels and a fisheries patrol vessel were present on the Cape Syncrolift namely "Portunity", "Amoria" and "Victoria Mxenge".


                             
"VICTORIA MXENGE"
        
Siende dat die skuit ook geverf gaan word, kan julle sommer so bietjie pro-aktief wees en vir die eerste keer ooit die skuit se roepletters aanbring...of waarvan praat ek dan nou?


                                        
"AMORIA"
        

                                   
"PORTUNITY"
        

            
"PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Januarie 2020 op Yzerfontein word die Cummins grootmasjien van die "Renja" af laat sak in die skuit se enjinkamer...hopelik is dit dekades voordat daardie masjien weer die sonlig sal aanskou...


                        

Afgeneem hieronder binne-in "Renja" se enjinkamer hang die Cummins aan 'n kettingblok vanwaar dit oor die enjinbed geskuif sal word.

                        

Afgeneem hieronder word die Cummins in posisie geplaas bo-op die enjinbed.

                        

Afgeneem hieronder staan die Cummins en ratkas gemonteer bo-op die enjinbed. Netjies!

                        

        LATEST PROGRESS ON "ADELETTE" REBUILT

Pictured below on 17 January 2020 alongside the Collier Jetty are some close-up pictures of the current state of the "Adelette, in order to restore the vessel back into former glory.

        

                             

Pictured below on 17 January 2020 the hake stern trawler "Portunity" is being positioned on the lift prior to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance, hull cleaning and even to receive a new hull colour scheme.

         

Pictured below on 17 January 2020 an refurbished trolley is being delivered to the Cape Syncrolift.

        

Pictured below on 17 January 2020 at the Cape Syncrolift is the "Oceana Rocket" with an fresh layer of anti-fouling paint on her lower hull.

        

                 
TOTSIENS "ATLANTIC OCEAN"!


Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Januarie 2020 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai is dit wat oor is van die "Atlantic Ocean" namate die skuit gesloop word.


              

              BUSY SCENES ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 three fishing vessels were present on the Cape Syncrolift namely "Seawin Sapphire", "Amoria" and "Oceana Rocket".

                             "SEAWIN SAPPHIRE" 
        


                                         "AMORIA" 
        

                              "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

  
   FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "South West Lapwing", "Comet", "Windhoek", "Bella Da Lunar", "Armando", "Ouma", "Abraham T", "Sailfish" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.


        

        

                         
"SOUTH WEST LAPWING"
        

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 is an unusual sight to see the "Mpho" berthed alongside the East Quay, her hull neatly painted once again after an enduring pelagic and tuna pole season during 2019.

               

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

                                       
"ALLISON"
        

                                          
"COMET"
        

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

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 the "Bella Da Lunar" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" to her berth alongside the East Quay after finishing off-loading in the Duncan Dock.

        

  
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Chris Trautman", "Malagas II" and "Kariba" to mention just a few.


                                         
"KARIBA"
        

                                 
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                                 
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                  
"MALAGAS II"
        

         
 NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "SEA PRIDE II"


Pictured below on 16 January 2020 alongside the Fish Quay the hake longliner "Sea Pride II" was spotted with a new blue hull colour scheme hull. Previously, the "Sea Pride II" had an dark blue
hull colour scheme.


                  
          "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
        

                        
 "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
        


    
"SEA PRIDE II" SE GEBREEKTE WIELHUISVENSTER

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel sal mens die gebreekte venster in die skuifdeur van die "Sea Pride II" oplet...wonder nogal hoe hulle dit vermag het...het die skipper dalk asbakkies rondgegooi? Ek vra maar net.


        

        

    
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ADELETTE" REBUILT


Pictured below on 16 January 2020 alongside the Collier Jetty is the latest progress made in order to restore the "Adelette" back into working condition again.


        

Pictured below the side walls of the whaleback had been removed together with planks on the starboard hull. One has to admit that the condition of the woodwork on the bulwarks looks rather bad as well.

        

Indicated below by the red circle one will notice some over eagerness paintwork, with the starboard light holder also being painted red in stead of the traditional dark green. 


        

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 three former South Coast lobster catchers were still present alongside South Arm. From left to right is "Southern Patriot", "Southern Raider" and "Southern Victor".

        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 16 January 2020 a large contingency of hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Laverne", "Andromeda", "Lepanto", "Portunity", "Umlobi", "Bluebell", "Dantago", "Sandile" and  "Avro Warrior" to mention just a few.

        

                                           
"ALLIN"
        

                                         
"SISTRO"
        

                                   
"BLUEBELL"
         

                                     
"BORONIA"
         

                                   
"FOREST LILY"
         

                                      
"FOXGLOVE"
         

                                       
"UMLOBI"
         

                                        
"SANDILE"
         

                                        
"DANTAGO"
         

          "BERGGANS" OPPAD TERUG WATER TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Januarie 2020 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling word voorbereidings getref om die "Berggans" terug in die water te plaas. Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is die handreŽlings op die whaleback en shelterdeck egter nog afwesig vanwaar die skuit binnekort met nuwe handreŽlings toegerus sal word.

                

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is nog 'n verandering wat te bespeur is op die "Berggans" se romp, die posisie van die watermerke wat nou verder terug op die boeg vertoon word as voorheen.

                  "NUWE" POSISIE VAN WATERMERKE
                 

                    "OU" POSISIE VAN WATERMERKE
                     

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Januarie 2020 op Yzerfontein word die bulwarks op die bakboordsy van die "Renja" versterk met diagonale staalbande.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Patrysberg" (links) en "Potberg" (regs).

         

                                        
"POTBERG"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Jacob V", "Paulsberg" en "Swartberg".

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai skeepshelling is die voormalige kreefskuit "Alana", wat gedurende 2018 onttrek was uit die kreefbedryf en omgeskakel was as 'n diamantskuit wat tans werksaam is vanuit Port Nolloth.
 

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" wat gestasioneer is op Rooibaai.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is diamantskuit "Ariel" (links) van Port Nolloth en die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Hiram".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is "Maria J" (links) en "Three Coins" (regs).

         

            
                    EK LOER VIR JOU!

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is twee onaktiewe kreefskuite "Silver Fish" (links) en "James Archer" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die "James Archer" besig om 'n baard te groei...

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is die "Eland II" (links) en die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Benyami" (regs).    
   
            

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die werksdek van die "Benyami" besaai met leŽ aasbokse sowel as een of twee verrotte stokviskoppe...

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuit "Boland" (links) en die diamantskuit "Highlander" (regs).

          

                                     
"BENMAR-H"
             

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Januarie 2020 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Penny" (links) en "Askala" (regs).

          

    "ESTRELA DO MAR" BOELIE DIE KLEINER SKUITE...

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Januarie 2020 op Houtbaai het die "Estrela Do Mar" totale chaos veroorsaak. Gedurende die vroeŽ oggendure het die "Estrela Do Mar" vanuit Houtbaai hawe vertrek na die visgronde toe die skuit enjinprobleme ontwikkel het en moes omdraai na Houtbaai. Vandaar het dinge net meer chaosties geraak nadat die skuit se enjin met binnekoms weer uitgesny het en eindelik op 'n sandbank vasgeval het langs Jetty No.3, maar nie voordat dit beide die "Captain De Sousa" en "Elandsberg" gekarnuffel het nie.   

            

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "boelie-skuit" aan die buitekant van die "Alalunga"...

          

            
EINA BLIKSEM, HELP TOG NET DAAR VOOR!

                     

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n kraak in die capping van die "Elandsberg" sigbaar wat deur die "Estrela Do Mar" toegedien was.

                   

         "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Januarie 2020 op Yzerfontein word die "Renja" se genset aanboord gelaai.
  

          

                        DIE TROTS VAN GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai vertoef die "Ganse" van Gansbaai in die nuwehawe. Dis hier op Gansbaai waar mens van die netjieste, bes versorgde skuite in Suid-Afrika sal aantref.


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

                                          
"WAFRA"
        

                                    
"BERGGANS"
        

                                   
"WILDEGANS II"
        

                                     
"KOLGANS"
        

                            DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Aan die einde van die dag is die sonsondergang op 8 Januarie 2020 oor Gansbaai se hawe.

        

        

              VANDAG IS HANDSKOENE WASDAG!

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai is verskeie handskoene uitgehang om uit te droog aanboord van die seekatvanger "Iingwane".


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Rietgans II", "Silver Snapper" en "Wafra". 

        

                                 
"SILVER SNAPPER"
                   

                                      
"RIETGANS II"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai vertoef die "Kolgans" nogsteeds aan die buitekant van die kortmuur, met waterpompe op volle bystand nadat die skuit 'n erge lekkasie ontwikkel het...

         

             
"UMFONDINI" (links); "IINGWANE" (regs)
         

                 
KREEFSKUIT-AKSIE OP GANSBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai was beide die bemannings van die "Umfondini" sowel as die "Emily-Marie" besig om kreeffuike aanboord te laai.


                                     
"UMFONDINI"
         

         

                                    
"EMILY-MARIE"
         

         

              "VLEIGANS" WORD SKOONGEMAAK

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Januarie 2020 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling word daar hard gewerk om die romp van die "Vleigans" weer te laat blink.

         
     

                   

                   

                              WAAR KRUIP JY WEG?


Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Januarie 2020 toon die rooi sirkel 'n kransduif aan wat homself tuisgemaak het binne-in "Vleigans" se thruster.


        

            "STORMGANS" SE NET WORD HERSTEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Januarie 2020 in die Gansbaai ouhawe lÍ die "Stormgans" met haar Ansjovisnet wat op die kaai afgetrek is vir nodige herstelwerk tot aanloop van die nuwe pelagiese seisoen.

        


                  

         

                                    
"STORMGANS"
         

   
"SOUTH WEST CONDOR" SE CREW MAAK LONGLINES

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Januarie 2020 in die Gansbaai is die bemanning van die "South West Condor" besig om hul langlyn toerusting voor te berei vir 'n opkomende trip.

         

              
"VLEIGANS" SE TRIPLEX OP DIE KAAI
                  

                  
           Selfs die skuit se naam is gestamp op die rollers...


                                    
"KOLGANS"
         

                                            
"WAFRA"
         

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

                            DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG


        

                   

                            DRUK MY BIETJIE STYWER!

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai word 'n lugbal vervorm vanwaar dit vasgedruk word tussen "Silver Snapper" en "Wafra".

         
 
  Die vorm van daai lugbal lyk nou meer soos 'n konfyt-tamatie..

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai is "Stormgans".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai rus die "South West Condor" op haar mooring.

         

                    
GOOD-LUCK "ANDROMEDA"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Januarie 2020 vaar die stokvistreiler "Andromeda" suidwaarts verby Danger Point oppad na die treilgronde van die Agulhasbank.

         

                  "VLEIGANS" GAAN SLIP TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2020 op Gansbaai so skuins voor agt-uur die aand lÍ en wag "Vleigans" vir haar beurt om tydens die gepaardgaande hoogwater periode die Gansbaai skeepshelling te besoek.


       

Afgeneem hieronder is die blou geverfde dek van die "Vleigans", 'n unieke eienskap wat volgens Trawler Heritage se kennis die enigste een van sy soort is in die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld.

       

                     NADERSTAAN, ONS HET AKSIE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Januarie 2020 en die DAFF skeepshellingoperateurs maak hul opwagting op die Gansbaai skeepshelling.


       

       

Afgeneem hieronder word die hidroliese arms en wind-as nagegaan alvorens hulle water toe gaan.

       

Afgeneem hieronder gaan maak "Vleigans" se skipper, oom Louis Groenewald (met 'n glimlag op die gesig, soos altyd) 'n draai op die skeepshelling net om seker te maak dat alles nog volgens plan verloop.

       

Afgeneem hieronder en "Vleigans" se bemanning staan nader om aanboord te klim.

       

       

       

                      

Afgeneem hieronder en dis nie aldag dat mens 'n skuit se dekligte sien brand terwyl die skuit uit die water gehaal word nie...

       

Afgeneem hieronder en "Vleigans" staan stewig en veilig op die skeepshelling.

       

   GANSBAAI KLEINBOOTHELLING - NUWEJAARSOGGEND

Afgeneem hieronder op nuwejaarsoggend 2020 was daar 'n bedrywigheid van 'n ander soort op die Gansbaai kleinboothelling gewees namate dit gebruik was deur deelnemers van die Trans-Agulhas rubberbootvaart sowel as deur ski-booteienaars. Eintlik het dit meer gelyk soos 'n karnaval van enigiets wat kon dryf...

       

Afgeneem hieronder maak deelnemers aan die Trans-Agulhas uitdaagvaart om weg te spring op die laaste skof tussen Gansbaai en Gordonsbaai - 'n skof van 115km.

       

                                         "KOLGANS"
       

       GANSBAAI KLEINBOOTHELLING WYS SY TANDE!

Afgeneem hieronder op nuwejaarsoggend 2020 het hierdie insident afgespeel op die Gansbaai kleinboothelling nadat hierdie motor vanaf die parkeerarea voor die vismark bo-oor daardie walletjie gery het terwyl dit in tru-rat was, en net daarso wiele in die lug bly vassteek het!

       

Afgeneem hieronder is die motor weer vanaf die walletjie bevry
deur middel van mannekrag!


       

              "KOLGANS" WEER GEREED VIR AKSIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Desember 2019 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling is die stuur van die "Kolgans" weer gemonteer en was die skuit geskeduleer om binne enkele dae weer ter water gelaat te word.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Desember 2019 span 'n groepie wilde eende uit op die Gansbaai skeepshelling.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Desember 2019 rus talle skuite op hul moorings in die Gansbaai nuwehawe waaronder "Umfondini", "Baby Ronald", "South West Condor", "Emily-Marie" en "Atlantic Blessing".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Desember 2019 groet ons vir oulaas die "Ganse" van Gansbaai namate die son begin sak oor die see. Van links na regs is "Rietgans II", "Wildegans II", "Silver Snapper" en "Wafra".

       

             NOORD-WESTE WEER OP GANSBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Desember 2019 is stormsterk noord-weste wind en reŽn aan die orde van die dag namate nog 'n kouefront die Gansbaai omgewing tref.


       

       

       

                "LEMARI" GAAN VIR 'n TOETSRIT


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Desember 2019 jaag die kommersiŽlle lynvis skiboot "Lemari" vanuit die Gansbaai ouhawe vir 'n kort toetsrit na die nuwehawe en terug.


       

                                        "LEMARI"
       

             "BOETIE BERT" KOM SKUIL IN GANSBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Desember 2019 is die stokvistreiler "Boetie Bert" wat deel vorm van die Dyer Eiland Visserye vloot van Gansbaai, wat gedurende die vorige nag in Gansbaai kom skuil het weens ongure seetoestande.


       

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Desember 2019 rus die "Umfondini" (links) en "South West Condor" (regs) op hul moorings in die Gansbaai nuwehawe.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Desember 2019 in die Gansbaai nuwehawe van links na regs is "Stormgans" , "Atlantic Blessing", "Emily-Marie" en "Rietgans II".

       

          "KOLGANS" WAG VIR 'N STUUR-SKIRTING


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Desember 2019 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling staan die skoongeverfde "Kolgans", wat op daardie stadium nog inwagting was vir 'n stuur-skirting.


                   

                     

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan waar die nuwe hout skirting toegevoeg moet word alvorens die skuit weer ter water gelaat kan word.                  

                   

            
"AMORIA" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai hake longliner "Amoria", her second visit to this facility during 2019.

       

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 technicians are attending to the rudder of the "Amoria".

       

               NEW KODEN RADAR FOR
"AMORIA"

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at the Cape Syncrolift a new Koden scanner together with extended radar stand was spotted onboard the "Amoria". Previously the "Amoria" was equipped with an Koden radome unit.


                              "NEW" KODEN RADAR
       

                            "OLD" KODEN RADAR
                  

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at the Cape Syncrolift is the former Dutch Beamer "Rambler", now featuring a newly fitted shelterdeck on the port side of the vessel.

       

             NEW NOSE JOB FOR
"SILVER BOUNTY"

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at the Cape Syncrolift a welder is busy welding a new bow plate onto the purse seiner "Silver Bounty.


       

                                
"SILVER BOUNTY"
       

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at the Cape Syncrolift are several rolled bow plates still to be welded into the bow of the "Silver Bounty".

       


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 the hake longliner "Armando" is seen here at the Fish Market shorty after they completed off-loading their catch.


        

   "LUDERITZ STAR" SE ROOI-LIG STORT NA BENEDE...
        

        DIE SEILJAG-GEVAARTES MAAK HUL OPWAGTING


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 in die Alfred Basin is die seiljagte stadig maar seker om al hoe meer begin te raak namate die vissersvloot uitgedun word. Slegs sowat 15 jaar gelede het die houtskuite hierso nog vier-vier en vyf-vyf langs mekaar gelÍ, hier was skaars genoeg plek gewees vir al die skuite.


          

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 the hake longliner "Nicolette" is seen here berthed alongside the Fish Quay.

        

                     "ADELETTE" WORD HERBOU


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 langs die Collier Jetty is daar duidelike tekens dat daar 'n poging aangewend gaan word om die onaktiewe tunapaalskuit "Adelette" weer te herbou. Gedurende Oktober 2019 het Trawler Heritage amptelik die "Adelette" afgradeer tot onaktiewe status.


        

Afgeneem hieronder pryk die "Adelette" nou met 'n wit geverfde wielhuis vanwaar die skuit voorheen 'n blou geverfde wielhuis gehad het.

        

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Sea Pride II", "Kentucky", "Chris Trautman", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.
                               

        

                                
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

                                      
"KENTUCKY"
        

                                             
"TINA"
        

                            
     "SEA PRIDE II"
        

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 the hake longliner "Arizona" is seen here maneuvering into position alongside the ice bunker at South Arm.

        

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Conquistador", "Blue Dolphin", "Oceana Topaz", "Cape Challenger" and "Windhoek" to mention just a few.  


        

                                   
"CONQUISTADOR"  
           

                                    
"ABRAHAM T"
        

                            
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

                            
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

                                  
"WERKENDAM"
        

                                    
"WINDHOEK"
        

                               
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 the "Armando" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" to her berth alongside the East Quay after finishing off-loading at the Fish Market.

        

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 the "Oceana Topaz" is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" to her berth alongside the East Quay after finishing off-loading in the Duncan Dock.

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Kanus", "African Queen", "Lepanto", "Avro Warrior", "Foxglove", "Flame Thorn", "Forest Lily", "Ferox" and "Fuchia" to mention just a few.

Pictured below alongside South Arm all four the "Spanish Sisters" were present namely "Foxglove", "Forest Lily", "Freesia" and "Ferox".


        

                                      
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                         
"FUCHIA"
        

                                
"AVRO WARRIOR"
        

                                   
"FOREST LILY"
        

                                        
"FEROX"
        

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 inside the Robinson dry-dock is the "Flame Thorn", for general maintenance and amongst other things, a new colour scheme.

        

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 inside the Robinson dry-dock is an visitor from Luderitz, the "Kanus", owned and operated by Novanam.

          

                                        
"LUDWANI"
        

                                        
"STEVIA"
        

                                     
"LUCERNE"
        

                                         
"REALEKA"
        

                                     
"LEPANTO"
        

      IRVIN & JOHNSON TRAWLER FLEET EQUIPPED WITH 
                              COBHAM SATCOM UNITS

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 this newly installed Cobham satcom antenna was spotted on-top of the trawl gantry of the "Flame Thorn", the latest vessel in the Irvin & Johnson fleet to receive such a unit. Over the past six months several other stern trawlers in the Irvin & Johnson fleet were also equipped with Cobham satcom units such as "Forest Lily" and "Avro Warrior".  


        

                                
"AVRO WARRIOR"
        

                                 
"FOREST LILY" 
        


Especially for those Trawler Heritage crew members who have no idea of what's inside an Cobham satcom dome, pictured below is the satellite antenna hidden away in the dome.
        
                      

            STUUR MY MAVERICKS TOE, EK DINK DIS
                           IEWERSTE IN TIETIESBAAI!
        

        DIE VIS WAS LAASNAG WEER GOED GEWEES!


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 steek net die Houtbaaiers se wielhuise nog uit namate hulle vol watervragte lÍ . In die jongste voorval het die "Constantiaberg" vir die tweede keer in Houtbaai hawe gesink. Of die skuit se eienaar 'n daadwerklike poging gaan aanwend om die skuit te berg is egter te betwyfel.
Daar is tans vier gesinkte skuite in Houtbaai hawe teenwoordig.


        


                "JOHN BARBERY"
WORD GESTROOP


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 in Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkels aan waar voorwerpe verwyder is vanaf die wielhuisdak van die gesinkte skuit "John Barbery". Natuurlik bevat elkeen van die verwyderde items metaalkomponente wat natuurlik die volgende tikstopsel gaan help finansier.


        

                    
PURSE SEINERS AT HOUT BAY


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 four purse seiners were present at Hout Bay harbour namely "Emerald Isle", "Fred-Marie", "Bella Prima" and "Ocean Blue".


                                     
"FRED-MARIE"
        

Indicated below by the red circle the burglar bars were partially removed, whether obstructing the view of the skipper or even perhaps due to burglary...

        

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 is the stricken "Bella Prima" who was still not able to sail back to Laaiplek due to an broken GM main engine.

        

Indicated below by the red circle is the former blue bulwark colour scheme of Suid-Oranje Visserye back in the days, which are making an re-appearance again on the "Bella Prima"...

        

                                  "OCEAN BLUE"
        


      
                    "FLAMINGO" FOR SALE


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at Hout Bay onboard the "Flamingo", Trawler Heritage has spotted the "for sale" notice in the wheelhouse window...Unfortunately Trawler Heritage has no further information to provide, kindly contact the owner as indicated in the photo further below.


        

        


    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Maine", "South West Heron", "Langeberg", "Elbe", "Seawin Sapphire", "Ocean Wanderer" and "Tamara" to mention just a few.


Pictured below from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Seawin Sapphire", "Ocean Wanderer" and "Balance".

        
    

         
  

Pictured below from left to right is "South West Heron", "Captain De Sousa", "Swordfish" and "Sandalene".

        

 
"CAPTAIN DE SOUSA" (left); "SOUTH WEST HERON" (right)
        

                           
                 "ELBE"
        

Pictured below from inside to outside is "Vivian C", "Antares" and "Puffin".

        

Pictured below from left to right is "Waterbaby", "Alalunga" and "Main".

        

                                     
        "MAINE"
        

                                     
"ALALUNGA"
        

                                       
"TIERKOP"
        

                                         
"BALANCE"
        

                                         
"TAMARA"
        

                                           
"GARY"
        

     "WATERBABY"
SE ROOI-LIG STORT NA BENEDE...


        

             LATEST PROGRESS ON C-CRAFT VESSEL


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at the C-Craft boat yard in Hout Bay is the latest progress made on their new vessel.

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OH DEAR, NO CAMERAS ALLOWED...
         
Ag nee wat, in daai geval kom laat ons aanbeweeg, hierso is dinge darem net te sensitief, geheimsinnig verby...

    
"AFRICA UNITY"...HIER KOM ALWEER MOEILIKHEID!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 is hoe die stuurboord boeg van die "Africa Unity" tans daarna uitsien met nate wat net wyer en wyer begin ooptrek...die skuit is besig om siek te raak.


        

  
"BOLOKO I" TAKING ICE AND PROVISIONS ONBOARD


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at Hout Bay on the Northern Mole ice is being loaded onboard the hake longliner "Boloko I" for an upcoming fishing trip.


        

Pictured below are bags of salt and some new toplines to be loaded onboard the "Boloko I".

        

    
    TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 several tuna pole vessels were resting at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Juliette", "Gemishkia", "Covi II", "Sneeuberg", "Malachite", "Django", "Dr.Fish", "Equinox" and "Nicky B" to mention just a few.

                                        "NICKY B"

        

                                        
"DJANGO"
        

                     
"DR.FISH" (left); "EQUINOX" (right)
        

                                   
"ABDUL LATIEF"
        

                                    
"GYPSY ROSE"
        

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

                  
"SNEEUBERG" (left); "COVI II" (right)
         

                                              
"COVI II"
         

                                     
"SNEEUBERG"
         

                                    
"MALACHITE"
         

                             
VISSERMAN HET 'n PLAN!


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 in Houtbaai is hierdie vuilgoeddrom vasgebind aan 'n lamppaal om te verseker dat die wind dit nie in die water waai nie. Moes definitief die werk van 'n visserman gewees het - staatsamptenare kan nie dieselfde vermag nie. (in elk geval nie sonder betaling nie)


        

                       
"GRANT"...NOU WAT NOU?


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 in Houtbaai lÍ die onaktiewe skuit "Grant" gestroop van alle waardevolle toerusting en bybehore.


        

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die wielhuis van die "Grant" daarna uitsien...alle metaal voorwerpe is gestroop van die skuit.

        

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkels is dit goed gedink om selfs die skuifdeur se handvatsel te verwyder...slim plan?

        

Alles, maar soos in alles, tot die laaste boutjie en skroefie is verwyder van die skuit af...

        

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkels is selfs die vlekvrye staal boute en moere uit die wielhuis se monteringsfondasie gesny...iemand het seker maar 'n tikgeldjie nodig gehad?

        

So tussen al die rommel het Trawler Heritage een helfte van die skuit  gebreekte registrasiebord gevind...

        

Nadat die kamera deur 'n ventilasieopening onder in die wielhuis gedruk was, het hierdie foto van die skuit se GM grootmasjien na vore gekom...

        

Hi ouens, hier is nog twee vlekvryestaalmoertjies en 'n klampie waarvan julle vergeet het!

          

Absolute goud! Na nie teveel moeite, het Trawler Heritage daarin geslaag om ook die ander helfte van die registrasiebord te kon opspoor. Hierdie registrasiebord is nou reeds te siene in die S.A.Visserye Museum op Laaiplek.

           

        
HOUTBAAI HAWEKANTOOR WORD GERESTAUREER

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 is konstruksiewerk amper voltooid ten einde die eens statige Houtbaai hawekantoor weer te herbou nadat dit verwoes is deur oproeriges gedurende Augustus 2018.


        

              HOUTBAAI SKEEPSHELLING VERWYDER
                       VIR INSTANDHOUDINGSWERK


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 is die tweede Houtbaai skeepshelling afwesig van die perseel weens instandhoudingswerk wat tans daarop uitgevoer word. VroeŽr gedurende 2019 was die eerste skeephelling ook verwyder gewees vir instandhoudingswerk.


        

       
HOUTBAAI TOILET-GERIEWE WORD OPGEKNAP


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 is opknappingswerk wat tans verrig word aan die toilet-geriewe in Houtbaai hawe oorkant Snoekies restaurant.


        

Afgeneem hieronder is splinternuwe rioolpype wat tans geinstalleer word.

        

                
HOUTBAAI HAWE KRY 'n NUWE MUUR


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 is 'n nuwe betonmuur wat onlangs opgerig is rondom Houtbaai hawe, wat die bestaande "Clear-Vue" omheiningsdraad vervang het. Mens kan nou net spekuleer hoe lank die nuwe betonmuur skoon en vry gaan wees van graffiti...


        

Ja nee, hier is dit al klaar so...'n idoot genaamd "Anthony" het alreeds sy merk agtergelaat op die muur...wat meer kan mens sÍ?


        

         
VANDALE VERWOES WALSKIPPERSHUISIE


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 op Houtbaai is hoe die walskippershuisie van S.A. Sea Products op die oomblik daarna uitsien nadat al die vensters deur vandale stukkend gegooi is...


        

          
  'n BESOEKER UIT P.E. IN HOUTBAAI HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 in Houtbaai is die stokvislanglyn skuit "Suiram V.H." van Port Elizabeth. Alhoewel 'n susterskuit van die "Balance", is dit die eerste keer ooit dat hierdie skuit op Trawler Heritage vertoon word.


        

Boegembleme is iets wat nog nooit rÍrig aanklank gevind het by booteienaars van die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld nie, maar in die geval van die "Suiram V.H." pryk daar 'n "Bad Boy" gesiggie op die skuit se boeg...


        
Die Trawler Heritage crew moet maar verskoon dat daar nie meer gereeld skuite van die Oos-Kaap vertoon word nie. VanweŽ die reis afstand is dit ongelukkig nie binne Trawler Heritage se bereik nie. (Die Oos-Kaap... dit voel soos 'n ver afgeleŽ land vanwaar ons Doosan's en Onwa's vanaf invoer...net 'n grappie!)

  
         HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 several hake longliners were resting at Hout Bay harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Frio", "Penkop II", "Estrela Do Mar", "Ocean Wanderer" and "Ocean Hercules" to mention just a few.


                             
"OCEAN HERCULES"
         

                                         
"PENKOP II"
         

                                      
"AUGUSTA I"
         

                                     
"CAPE FRIO"
         

           
"ESTRELA DO MAR" RE-BUILT COMPLETED


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the new look of hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar" after the vessel was extensively rebuilt from the deck line upwards over the past few months.

        

       
NEW WHEELHOUSE AND REAR SHELTERDECK
        

                               
WORKING DECK AREA
        

              
DIE SUID-OOS VERNIEL VIR "ASTERIX"


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 langs die Dienskaai in Houtbaai lÍ 'n enorme stuk rubbingband wat onlangs afgeruk was van die romp van die onaktiewe skuit "Asterix" weens stormsterk suid-ooste winde wat die skuit teen die kaai gekarnuffel het.


         

Afgeneem hieronder is die skade aan die romp duidelik
sigbaar - mens kan dwarsdeur die skuit sien!


         

Al die houtwerk op die skuit was nog oorgedoen gewees deur oom Jan Lottering op Gansbaai, terug in 2005...kwaliteit vakmanskap moet mens erken!

         

       
Nee, dis nou heeltemal te laat om tyre-tjies te wil uitsit!

         

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Anneliese", "Monnickendam", "Ocean Harvest", "Jacqueline" and "Common Wealth".

         

                                       "ANNELIESE"

         


                                 
"MONNICKENDAM"
         


             
NEW ONWA RADAR FOR
"ENDURANCE"


Pictured below on 21 December 2019 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Endurance" now featuring a new Onwa radar. Previously the "Endurance" was equipped with an Koden radar.


         

              

               
"HANGBERG"...HIER KOM MOEILIKHEID!


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 is die onaktiewe skuit "Hangberg" wie se kondisie nou vinnig besig is om agteruit te gaan. Soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is die kalfaat nou besig om uit die nate te dop namate die planke begin uitdroog. Teen hierdie tempo weet ons almal reeds wat volgende gaan gebeur...

             
         

           
CRAYFISH VESSELS
RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 21 December 2019 only four crayfish vessels were present in Hout Bay namely "Grysbok", "Swordfish", "Plettenberg" and "Sud West".


                                         
"GRYSBOK"
         
Nou hoe kry Trawler Heritage dan so 'n voorgevoel dat Oceana van "Grysbok" vergeet het? Die res van die kreefvloot het teruggekeer na Lambertsbaai einde 2019 vir instandhoudingswerk, maar "Grysbok" het agterweŽ gebly...


                                      
"SUD WEST"
               

            
"PLETTENBERG"! NEE MY MAGTAG, KRY
                    ORDENTLIKE VASMAAKTOUE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Desember 2019 in Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel uiters tingerige vasmaaktoue aan waarmee die skuit vasgemaak word wat eerder meer lyk soos goedters waarmee mens berg mee gaan klim.


               

                                  "PLETTENBERG"
         

                    GOOD-LUCK "HIGHLAND QUEEN"!

Pictured below on 22 December 2019 the hake longliner "Highland Queen" is seen here steaming out of Saldanha Bay on route to the fishing grounds.

          

  
"BOETIE AKIE" AND "NOORDEVELD" AWAITS THE SLIP   

Pictured below on 22 December 2019 at Saldanha Bay the "Boetie Akie" is seen here berthed alongside the Service Jetty awaiting her turn to be hauled on the Saldanha Bay slipway. Also present alongside the Presidents Jetty was the "Noordeveld", who has sailed from Laaiplek recently to be hauled onto the slipway early during 2020.

                                     
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                    
"NOORDEVELD"
          

Pictured below on 22 December 2019 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest jetty is the "Harvest Gavina".

          

  
                   SALDANHA BAY CRAYFISH FLEET
                                PREPARES FOR FISHING
  

Pictured below on 22 December 2019 at Saldanha Bay numerous crayfish crews were busy preparing boats and equipment for upcoming fishing trips in the Dassen Island area. Seen below boxes containing supplies and fish bait are being loaded from the jetty onboard the waiting fleet.


          

        Pictured below gas bottles are being loaded onboard.

               

Pictured below on 22 December 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Ghoerieman", "Tickey" and "El Pescador".

          

Pictured below on 22 December 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Mbambatha", "Steenbok 1", "Debnal" and "Irma".

          

          

Pictured below a crayfish fisherman is busy loading bait into an bait cannister.

          

Pictured below a crayfish fisherman is busy loading frozen hake heads into the bait canister.

            

          

                               
DIE SKUITE GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Desember 2019 gooi die kreefskuite een vir een los oppad na die Dasseneiland area.


             

        

                           
GOOD-LUCK "GHOERIEMAN"!
      

               

                           
GOOD-LUCK "EL PESCADOR"!
         

             

       
                   GOOD-LUCK "STEENBOK 1"!
          

                "SILVER DOLPHIN" WAS KLAAR OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Desember 2019 langs die Keyway Shipwright kaai in Laaiplek lÍ die skoongeverfde romp van die "Silver Dolphin" ter voorbereiding van die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

     

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Desember 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai in Laaiplek lÍ "Umfana" (links) en "Towerkop" (regs).

                       

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Desember 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling in Laaiplek word die "Eigeveld" voorberei vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

    

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Desember 2019 langs die Regeringskaai in Laaiplek lÍ die tunapaalskuit "Fearless".

       

  
"FEARLESS" SE ROOILIG STAANDER WORD HERSTEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Desember 2019 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat die rooilig op die top van die "Fearless" se maspaal intussen herstel is. Voorheen berig op 9 November, is daar uitgewys dat die rooilig se staander morsaf geroes het.


            

           
VOORHEEN AFGEROESDE ROOILIG STAANDER

            

                            DIE EINDE VAN "ROOIBERG"

Nou ja mense, dit is nie 'n goeie tydperk vir houtskuite nie. Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Desember 2019 in Houtbaai lÍ nog 'n afgetakelde houtskuit, hierdie keer die romp van die "Rooiberg", wat na alle verwagtinge vroeg gedurende 2020 bestem is om gesloop te word.


         
  

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Desember 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling was die "Atlantic Enterprise" die enigste skuit teenwoordig gewees.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Desember 2019 op Saldanhabaai lÍ die "Sarabi" en die "Leontina Maria" langs mekaar vanwaar beide skuite vroeg gedurende 2020 sal vaar na hul onderskeie tuishawens.

    

                 
DIE "GANSE" STAAN DIE SLIP VOL


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling was beide die "Wildegans II" en "Kolgans" nog teenwoordig einde die skuite gereed te kry vir die nuwe pelagiese seisoen.


                                   
"WILDEGANS II"
        
'n Stywe drukkie vir "Wildegans II" - die einste skuit wat pryk op die offisiŽle embleem van Trawler Heritage, wat oor die afgelope dekade op meer as 15000 Trawler Heritage fotos en videos gepryk het. Die bestaan van enige ander vistreiler ter wÍreld wat op dieselfde status aanspraak kan maak, word ten sterkste betwyfel!

                                        
"KOLGANS"
        

              
"SPARTICUS" KOM VAT DIESEL EN YS

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 arriveer die pelagiese skuit "Sparticus" afkomstig van Mosselbaai, in die Gansbaai ouhawe om diesel en ys aanboord te neem, vanwaar die skuit nou sardyne vang.


        

                                    
"SPARTICUS"
        

          
        DIE KOELTROK STAAN EN WAG...


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 staan 'n koeltrok geparkeer langs die fabriek van Gansbaai Marine, vanwaar hulle wag vir "Sparticus" se volgende vrag sardyne wat padlangs vervoer sal word bestem vir Mosselbaai se inmaakfabriek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 by die bek van die Gansbaai hawe is die water nog taamlik sterk namate 'n koue front gedurende die nag oor die area beweeg het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Silver Snapper", "Rietgans II", "Wafra" en "Stormgans".

        

    "SILVER SNAPPER"
SE NETBORD WORD OPGEKNAP

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai is daar tans besig om die boonste staalplate op die "Silver Snapper" se netbord met nuwe plate te vervang soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel.

        

                              
"SILVER SNAPPER"
        

             
STOKVISLANGLYN SKUITE IN GANSBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai was twee van Dyer Eiland Visserye se stokvislanglyn skuite teenwoordig naamlik "I Do" en "South West Condor".

                                           
"I DO"
        

                           
"SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
        

     
           NUWE VISVANGKODE VIR "IINGWANE"


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai vertoon die "Iingwane" 'n nuwe visvangkode (OCT) op haar wielhuis wat aandui dat die skuit geregistreer is om seekat te mag vang.

        

                                     
"IINGWANE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai lÍ twee kreefskuite op hul moorings naamlik "Emily-Marie" (links) en "Atlantic Blessing (regs).

        

      
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE
                                 THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 15 December 2019 at Gansbaai are clear evidence of poor service delivery by the Department of Public Works as they continue to disregard the needs of the fishing industry as well as the well being of the natural environment as plastic bags, fishing lines and containers are dumped literary on the waters edge on the the jetty. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go!


        
Terwyl private ondernemings in die omgewing hul allerbeste doen om besoedeling te bekamp en in die proses met kreatiewe tegnieke vorendag kom, is die Suid-Afrikaanse regeringsdepartemente, wie eintlik hiervoor verantwoordelik is, nie naasteby in staat om hul verantwoordelihede na te kom nie...

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai is die lynvis skuit "Sundancer".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai vertoef
die "Baby Ronald" (links) en "Umfondini" (regs) op hul moorings in die nuwehawe.


        
         
                        
DIENSKAAI TEN VOLLE BENUT


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Desember 2019 op Saldanhabaai word die noordekant van die Dienskaai ten volle benut. Van die skuite teenwoordig was "Silver Katonkel", "Viola", "Sarabi", "Aquatic V" en "Southern Cross" om net 'n paar te noem.


         

            
"SARABI"
(links); "LEONTINA MARIA" (regs)
         

            
"SILVER KATONKEL"
(links); "VIOLA" (regs)
         

                   "WILDEGANS II" OPPAD SLIP TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Desember 2019 word die "Wildegans II" in posisie geplaas alvorens die skuit uit die water gehaal word
by die Gansbaai skeepshelling vir algemene herstelwerk en rompskoonmaak.


                    
   

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Desember 2019 op Gansbaai staan die "Kolgans" op die sy-skeepshelling.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Desember 2019 staan "Wildegans II" en "Kolgans" saam op die Gansbaai Skeepshelling.

            

                            NET LAAI OP HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Desember 2019 op Houtbaai is die dienste van Ritco Marine ontbied om die Ansjovisnet van die "Bella Prima" wat tans gestrand is in Houtbaai hawe weens 'n gebreekte GM-masjien, aanboord te laai van 'n Mnatha net-lorrie wat van die Agterbaai gestuur was.

         


Afgeneem hieronder was die "Bella Prima" se net alreeds op die kaai getrek by aankoms, vanwaar dit agterop die Mnatha net-lorrie gelaai moes word.

                 

                 

                 
 
'n Ritco Marine kragblok vat enige net weer terug huis toe...

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Desember 2019 op Houtbaai word die grootmasnet van die "Fred-Marie" aanboord getrek - almal het nou weer Sardynkoors onder lede...

                   

         "MATHILDA GEM" ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE  

Pictured below early morning on 8 December 2019 the diamond recovery vessel "Mathilda Gem" (previously known as "Kuswag 1")
is seen here sailing out of Saldanha Bay harbour on her maiden voyage.


         


    
     BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 8 December 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway was fully occupied by two purse seiners and one South Coast lobster vessel.


                                      
"ALERT III"
        


                                        
"EBHAYI"
        

                         "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE
"
        

Pictured below shipwrights are busy to attend to the starboard rubbing bands of the "Atlantic Enterprise".

        

        
AQUACULTURE VESSELS
AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 8 December 2019 two aquaculture vessels were present at Saldanha Bay harbour namely "Blue Ocean" and
"Aquatic V"


                                      "BLUE OCEAN
"
        

                                      "AQUATIC V
"
        

       
       CRAYFISH VESSELS
AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 8 December 2019 three crayfish vessels were present alongside the Presidents Jetty namely "Jenny Anne", "Tickey" and "Debnal".

                 
"JENNY ANNE" (left);  "TICKEY" (right)
        

                                         
"DEBNAL"
        

        
      LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 8 December 2019 at Saldanha Bay three hake stern trawlers were present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty, namely "Harvest Bounty", "Harvest Kirstina" and "Harvest Saldanha".


                   

                              
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
         

                              
"HARVEST KIRSTINA"
         

                            
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
         

    
               PELAGIESE SKUITE IN SALDANHA


Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Desember 2019 langs die Presidentskaai is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat tans voorberei word vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

Afgeneem hieronder is "Gregory Justin" (links) en "Silver Katonkel" (regs) met 'n skoongeverfde romp.


         

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Boetie Akie" met 'n leŽ netbin, nadat die net afgetrek was vir nodige herstelwerk.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op die "Boetie Akie" se werksdek staan die wind-as dromme losstaande, nadat die wind-as se ratkas verwyder was vir herstelwerk.

         

Verskoon asseblief al die seiljagte, maar in die agtergrond langs die Premier Fishing jetty is "Adenia" (links) en "Southern Belle" (regs).


         

                  
ONAKTIEWE SKUITE IN SALDANHA


Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Desember 2019 in Saldanhabaai is die onaktiewe skuite naamlik "Oosterdam" en "Amalia".


                                   
"OOSTERDAM" 
         

                                       
"AMALIA"
         

              
DIE KREEFSKUITE LOOP DASSEN TOE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Desember 2019 vaar die kreefskuite vanuit Saldanhabaai hawe na die kreefgronde rondom Dasseneiland.

                                    "MBAMBATHA"

         

                                     
"STEENBOK 1"
         

            
 "STEENBOK 1" (left);  "MBAMBATHA" (right)
         

                                     
"JENNY ANNE"
         

                    
CLOSE-UP PHOTOS OF "SARABI"
                             AND "LEONTINA MARIA"


Pictured below on 8 December 2019 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of photos taken of the newly launched "Sarabi" and "Leontina Maria".


                          
                 "SARABI"
         

         

         

Pictured below is the refrigeration plant room onboard the "Sarabi".

         

Pictured below is the Doosan main engine onboard the "Sarabi". This specific engine was retrieved from the capsized hull of the "Maredon", who has capsized on her maiden voyage back in 2017.

         

                                 "LEONTINA MARIA"
         

         

         

         

Indicated by the red circle the name of the "Christie Sue", the predecessor of the "Leontina Maria" still appears on the life raft canister. 

         

         

                   "BERGGANS" TYDENS DAGBREEK

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Desember 2019 tydens dagbreek is die "Berggans" oppad terug Gansbaai toe met haar "tally" Sardyne aanboord.

                

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Desember 2019 is die boegbrander van die "Berggans" soos vertoon met 'n vrag Sardyne aanboord.

        

                  
"NANJA" LOOP VOOR DIE WIND AF


Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Desember 2019 vaar die "Nanja" op spoed deur St.Helenabaai met 'n ligte suide bries van agter.



    

     
      SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY FULLY OCCUPIED


Pictured below on 6 December 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway was fully occupied. From left to right is "Atlantic Enterprise", "Ebhayi" and "Alert III".


          
         
       
   "INTERSEA 21" OPPAD NA DIE SLAGPALE

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Desember 2019 word die romp van die "Intersea 21" met die hand getrek tot bo-op die hyser by die Synchroniseerhyseer vanwaar die romp gesloop gaan word.

                        

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 6 December 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Dantago", "Flame Thorn", "Forest Lily", "Ferox" and "Fuchia" to mention just a few.

         
                                       
"DANTAGO"
         

                                   
"FLAME THORN"
         

                                    
"FOREST LILY"
         

                                    
       "FEROX"
         

                 
NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "RRR"


Pictured below on 6 December 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty the tuna pole vessel "RRR" was spotted with a new blue hull colour scheme hull. Previously, the "RRR" had an green-and-red hull
colour scheme.


                            "OLD
" COLOUR SCHEME
         

                             "NEW
" COLOUR SCHEME
         

      
                       GOOD-LUCK "FUCHIA"!


Pictured below on 6 December 2019 the hake stern trawler
"Fuchia"is seen here leaving South Arm on route to the trawling grounds.

         

               
SILVERMAN-SKUITE VAN WELEER

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Desember 2019 op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser staan twee voormalige Silverman pelagiese skuite langs mekaar naamlik "Herman S" (links) en "Silver Bounty" (regs).


         

                                       
"HERMAN S"
                     

NEW HULL PLATES AND NOSE JOB FOR "SILVER BOUNTY"


Pictured below on 6 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift new hull plates are being welded into the lower hull on the starboard side hull of the "Silver Bounty" at amidships.


        

Pictured below on 6 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift new hull plates are being welded into the upper bow section of the "Silver Bounty".

        

                        
GOOD-BYE "INTERSEA 21"
!

Pictured below on 6 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the last remains of the former Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Intersea 21" which was hoisted onto the syncrolift to be scrapped earlier during the day.


        

                                   
"INTERSEA 21"
        

              
NIIGATA POWER ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 6 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is an Niigata main engine complete with Hitachi gearbox which was retrieved from an Asian fishing vessel which was scrapped at the Syncrolift recently.


        

                    
"NANJA" OPPAD UIT SEE TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Desember 2019 buitekant Sandy Point hawe vaar die "Nanja" uit vir die aflewering van voorrade vir 'n wagtende skip in die baai.


   

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Desember 2019 word voorrade aanboord gehys deur 'n ertsdraer terwyl "Nanja" en haar bemanning wag totdat die volgende vrag gehaak moet word.

                            

               
"NANJA" BEREIK 'n UNIEKE MYLPAAL


Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Desember 2019 lÍ die skoongeverfde "Nanja" langs die houtkaai in Sandy Point hawe gereed om werk te gaan doen in die baai. Later gedurende die dag sou die "Nanja" se GPS met ons mee dat die skuit tot op datum 6000 seemyle afgelÍ het sedertdien die skuit gedurende Maart 2012 ter water gelaat is. Dankie "Nanja"!

       

                 

  
            
"EBHAYI" SE SKROEF OPPAD KAAP TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Desember 2019 op die Weskuspad in die omgewing van Grotto is hierdie vragmotor aangetref oppad in die rigting van die Kaap met die skroef van die Suidkus-kreefvanger "Ebhayi" agter op die bak.


         

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Desember 2019 op Yzerfontein is die jongste vordering met Projek-Renja. Sedert  die laaste opdatering is die inlaat sowel as ventilasie pype van die varswatertenk
gestasioneer in die boeg, op hul plek staande gemaak.

       

                    

       REMOVING "SILVER BOUNTY" ANCHOR CHAIN

Pictured below on 2 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift an mobile crane was used in order to remove the anchor chain and cable from the winch drum situated on the whale back.

        

        

Pictured below the fixed pitch 4-blade prop was spotted on the "Silver Bounty". Previously the "Silver Bounty" was equipped with an 4-blade variable pitch prop.

        

         
"SNEEUBERG" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 2 December 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is an unusual sight to see the Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Sneeuberg" making use of this facility. More so, Trawler Heritage reckons that this is the first visit to the Cape Docks ever since the vessel was launched in the Cape Docks during 1966.


        

   
                      RITCO MARINE RETRIEVES
                     REFRIGERATION COMPRESSOR


Pictured below on 2 December 2019 alongside the East Quay a crane truck from Ritco Marine was in action in order to retrieve a faulty Bitzer refrigeration compressor from the engine room of the "Blue Dolphin".


        

                                 
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

        

Pictured below the easiest way out was through the wheelhouse roof via the emergency exit hatch situated on the wheelhouse floor...

                        

                     

            

                  

                     "CAN THIS THING BE REPAIRED?"
      

         
 FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 2 December 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Weskus II", "Ouma", "Blue Dolphin", "Oceana Topaz", "Cape Challenger" and "Windhoek".  


      

                           
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
      
Trawler Heritage het 'n meeu sien tjorts voor die ingangsportaal van die Cape Grace Hotel op die Weskaai, na aanleiding van 'n insident dat die skuit se eienaar deur hotelbestuur aangesÍ is dat die skuit se dreuning 'n steurnis is vir hotelgaste...siende dat die skuit se uitlaatpype nou moet wys in die rigting van die Ooskaai en nie meer na die Weskaai nie. Nou ja mense, daar het julle dit. Trawler Heritage beweer mos al lankal dat die visbedryf stelselmatig uitgeboender word uit die Waterfront omgewing...daar het julle nou die bewyse.


                                      
"TOMREN"
      

                                        
"OUMA"
      

                            
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
      

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 2 December 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Sea Pride II", "Kentucky", "Chris Trautman", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

                                "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
      


                                
"KENTUCKY"
      


Pictured below maintenance work is in progress onboard the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Adelette". Just recently the status of both the "Adelette" and "Vlaeberg" was adjusted to "inactive".


      

Pictured below the red circle indicates foam filler used on the port side of the wheelhouse wall in order to fill a large opening.

      

   
                   "VLAEBERG" GROEI 'n BAARD


Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Desember 2019 langs die Collier Jetty kan mens duidelik sien hoe die bamboeste groei aan die romp van die onaktiewe skuit "Vlaeberg".


       

                                   
"VLAEBERG"
       

       
CHINESE-ARMADA VOOR ANKER IN TAFELBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Desember 2019 is 'n groep van vier Chinese vistreilers op anker buitekant die ingang van Tafelbaai hawe. Aangesien geen lampe sigbaar is nie, kan daar aanvaar word dat hierdie skuite aan langlynaktiwiteite om die Suid-Afrikaanse kuslyn deelneem. (Buite ons gebiedswaters, miskien?)


         

                  
    OOK MAAR LELIKE SKUITE...

       

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 2 December 2019 a large contingency of hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Portunity", "Isabella Marine", "Okombahe", "Sandile" and "Laverne" to mention just a few.


                          
            "PORTUNITY"
       

                               
"ISABELLA MARINE"
       

                                   
"OKOMBAHE"
       

                                      
"SANDILE"
       

                                       
"LAVERNE"
       

                          
GOOD-LUCK "SEX-ON"!


Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Desember 2019 verlaat die "Sex-on" (soos die skippers ter see haar naam uitspreek) oftewel "Saxon",
die ysbunker by South Arm oppad na die Elliot Basin, vanwaar die "Saxon" finale voorbereidings sou gaan tref het vir 'n opkomende trip.


       

   
               "WESKUS II" GAAN DIESEL VAT


Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Desember 2019 vaar die "Weskus II" vanuit die Alfred Basin oppad om diesel te gaan inneem vir 'n opkomende trip.


       

                   NEW FISHING VESSELS IN A ROW

Pictured below on 1 December 2019 alongside the Pepper Bay jetty is the newly launched hulls of the "Leontina Maria" (front) and "Sarabi" (back).


         

                 
PURSE SEINER MAINTENANCE AT
                          SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on 1 December 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Alert III" (front) and "Duinekus" (back).


        

Pictured below is the neatly painted hull of the "Duinekus" ready to
be lowered back into the water.


        

        

Pictured below the prop of the "Alert III" is seen here secured to the hull by means of block and tackle, ready to be removed from the vessel for maintenance purposes.

        

Pictured below on 1 December 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty only two crayfish vessels were present namely "Debnal" (left) and "Irma" (right). At the time, the rest of the crayfish fleet were fishing off Dassen Island.

        

            "NANJA"  TUSSEN DIE ERTSDRAERS

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 vertoef die "Nanja"
16 seemyle buitekant Sandy Point hawe tussen nie minder nie as 20 ertsdraers wat tans voor anker lÍ in die groter St.Helenabaai area.

                  

       "LEONTINA MARIA
"  ARRIVEER IN PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 29 November 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos van die nuutste toevoeging tot die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld, die nuwe stokvislanglynboot genaamd "Leontina Maria" by aankoms in Peperbaai, vanwaar dit vervoer was vanaf die Sachal skeepswerf in Vredenburg.

                

        

                    

                    

        

                       
AANBOORD VAN DIE "SARABI
" 

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 in Peperbaai is 'n seleksie van fotos aanboord van die nuwe tjokka skuit "Sarabi".

      Afgeneem hieronder word finale afrondingswerk uitgevoer.

                   

                                            
MASPAAL

                   

                              
ANKERKETTINGDROMME
       

                  
BEMANNING SLAAPKOMPARTEMENT
                   

                               
WIELHUIS VOOR-AANSIG
                    

                               
WIELHUIS INTERIEUR
      

                              
BLINK UITLAATPYPE
                             

         
LUSITANIA KREEFVLOOT IN SALDANHABAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai is 'n seleksie van Lusitania se kreefskuite teenwoordig in die hawe waaronder "Mabambatha", "Steenbok 1", "Tickey" en "Jenny Anne".


           

                              
          "TICKEY"   
        

                               
"STEENBOK 1"
        

                                 
"JENNY ANNE"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling staan die "Alert III" nadat die skuit vroeŽr gedurende die dag uit die water gehaal is ter voorbereiding van die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 in Peperbaai lÍ betonbalke agterop 'n sleepwa wat bestem is vir herstelwerk wat tans uitgevoer word op die Peperbaai aflaaikaai.

        

       
     "AMALIA" KOM TOT RUSTE...VEREERS


Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 in Saldanhabaai lÍ die "Amalia" weer rustig in die hawe nadat die skuit haarself vir meer as 'n maand lank in die wildernis bevind het sedertdien die skuit van St.Helena eiland teruggekeer het.


        

Afgeneem hieronder en soos te wagte is die "Amalia" oortrek van die roesmerke.

        

        
 "KUSWAG 1" HERDOOP TOT "MATHILDA GEM"


Afgeneem hieronder op 29 November 2019 in Saldanhabaai is die nuut herdoopte diamantskuit "Mathilda Gem", wat voorheen geheet het as "Kuswag 1".


        

                    
ONS GEBEDE IS VERHOOR!

                      
DIE SARDYNE IS TERUG!


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 27 November 2019 vaar die "Rietgans II" Gansbaai se hawe binne met 'n vrag Sardyne
aanboord - met blydskap, nadat die Sardyne vir die eerste keer gedurende die 2019 pelagiese seisoen hul opwagting gemaak het.


          

     

                  "SARABI
"  ARRIVEER IN PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 27 November 2019 is 'n seleksie van fotos van die nuutste toevoeging tot die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld, die nuwe tjokkaskuit genaamd "Sarabi" by aankoms in Peperbaai, vanwaar dit vervoer was vanaf die Sachal skeepswerf in Vredenburg.

     

     

     

                 

                 

       

  "PROJEK RENJA" - NOG 'n UNIEKE MYLPAAL IS BEREIK

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 November 2019 op Yzerfontein is die jongste vordering met Projek-Renja met nog 'n unieke mylpaal wat bereik is nadat alle sweiswerk aan die romp nou voltooi is. Van hier af vorentoe sal daar nou aandag geskenk word aan inrigting van die enjinkamer sowel as die akkomodasiekwartiere binne in die skuit.

    

               

          
    

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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             PELAGIESE SKUITE IN DIE BERGRIVIER

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2019 op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite in die Bergrivier wat tans voorberei word vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon "Mizpah" 'n skoongeverfde romp, terwyl die skuit nog van rubbingbands opwaarts skoongeverf moet moet.


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2019 is die "South West Falcon" op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling vir nodige instandhoudingswerk en 'n skoon laag verf.

         

                                        
"NOSSOB"
         

                                       
"EIGEVELD"
         

                                
"NOORDEVELD"
         

                                        
"KAVALIER"
         

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

              "SECHABA" ?! NEE, DIS "TERRASAN 1"! ...
         

                                       "STORMKOP"
         

                                        "DAGBREEK"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 November 2019 langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai is "Umfana" (links) en die skoongeverfde "Oceana Concorde" (regs) wat onlangs die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling besoek het.

         

              NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "LISA ANN"

Afgeneem hieronder vroegoggend op 22 November 2019 is die "Lisa Ann" langs die Suid-Oranje kaai nadat die skuit gedurende die vorige dag terug huis toe gevaar het vanwaar dit versien was op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling. Soos Trawler Heritage korrek voorspel het is daar op die oog af talle nuwe veranderinge op die skuit aangebring, waaronder 'n nuwe ligter grysskakering asook twee dominante wit strepe, tesame wit geverfde handreŽlings...


                               "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA"
  
       

                                 
"OU" KLEURSKEMA   
          

  
          PELAGIESE STAALSKUITE OP DIE SLIP


Afgeneem hieronder op 22 November op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die mooi gesig om drie pelagiese staalskuite
saam te sien op die skeepshelling. Van links na regs is
"Towerkop", "Atlantic Leader", en haar susterskuit "Duinekus".


        

       
NEW HULL PLATES FOR "SILVER CHALLENGER"


Pictured below on 21 November 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift new hull plates are being welded into the port side hull of the "Silver Challenger" at her bow and amidships.


          

          

          

                
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 21 November 2019 a large contingency of hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Lincoln", "Realeka", "Bluebell", "Avro Warrior" and "Fuchsia" to mention just a few.

                                    "FOREST LILY"
         

                                    "AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                       "BLUEBELL"
         

                                      "REALEKA"
         

                           "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         

                                     "PORTUNITY"
         

                                      "LINCOLN"
         

                                       "FUCHSIA"
         

Pictured below on 21 November 2019 alongside the East Quay is the neatly painted "Ouma".

         

Pictured below on 21 November 2019 onboard the "Ouma" is a new topline box under construction.

         

Pictured below on 21 November 2019 alongside the East Quay is the shark longliner "Cape Challenger".

         

   
              "NANJA"  OPPAD TERUG WATER TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 November 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai is skoongeverfde "Nanja" weer oppad terug water toe nadat daar intussen tyd ook 'n rompinspeksie op die skuit uitgevoer was.

                      

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 November 2019 is "Nanja" weer terug in die water.

                      

                 HUH, WAT MAAK DAAI MAN DAN NOU?


Afgeneem hieronder op 20 November 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai is een van daai humoristiese oomblikke met 'n oorywerige skuitverwer wat kop onderstebo hang in die "focsle hatch" met sy bene in die lug!


                  

                 NEE KYK, NOU HET EK ALLES GESIEN!
                 

                  RITCO MARINE LEWER 'n RATKAS AF


Afgeneem hieronder op 20 November 2019 langs die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke is 'n span van Ritco Marine besig om die ZF ratkas aan die "Oceana Rocket" terug te besorg nadat herstelwerk daaraan gedoen was.

                     

      DAARSY, NOU KAN JULLE WEER GAAN TUNA VANG

                     

                 "NANJA"  WORD SKOON GEVERF

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 November 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai is almal aanboord 'n verfkwas in die hand gestop en aangesÍ om te begin verf...

                  

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die werksdek aansienlik beter namate 'n vars laag grys verf daaroor geverf word.

                  

Afgeneem hieronder en vordering is duidelik sigbaar aan die einde van 'n harde dag se verfwerk.

                  

Afgeneem hieronder en die "Nanja" se romp blink weer in die warm Weskus son.

                  

           PELAGIESE STAALSKUITE WORD VERSIEN

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 November 2019 wag die "Towerkop" haar beurt af om uit die water gehaal te word by die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling, terwyl die "Duinekus" alreeds op die skeepshelling teenwoordig was vir nodige herstelwerk.

             
          OOM MARTIN WAG VIR DIE SLIP... 
        

               
OOM MICHAEL IS ALREEDS OP DIE SLIP

    

              "NANJA"  WORD UIT DIE WATER GELIG

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 November 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanhabaai word die "Nanja" uit die water gelig vanwaar die skuit weer skoon geverf sal word asook 'n voorgeskrewe rompinspeksie moet ondergaan.

                    

         "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 November 2019 op Yzerfontein is die jongste vordering met Projek-Renja. Sedert  die laaste opdatering is die handreŽlings op die bakboord gunwale voltooi, terwyl al die gussets aan die binnekant van die bulwarks toegevoeg is.

              

Afgeneem hieronder is die inlaat sowel as ventilasie pype van die bakboord dieseltenk voorlopig op hul plek staande gemaak op die dek.

      

Afgeneem hieronder is die uitleg van die skuit se agterdek.

      

            "PROJEK RENJA" TREF TEENMAATREELS
                             TEEN WARM WESKUS SON


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 November 2019 op Yzerfontein moes daar noodgedwonge 'n plan beraam word teen die warm Weskus son, met 'n afdakkie en waaier om die werksomstandige vir die sweiser te vergemaklik.

       

           DRIE STAALSKUITE SLEEP MEKAAR HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 November 2019 langs die kaai van Premier Fishing is 'n ongewone gesig om twee Suidkus
kreefskuite te sien lÍ in Saldanhabaai naamlik "Ebhayi" (links) en "Lubbetje" (regs). Die "Lubbetje" het die "Ebayi" op sleeptou geneem na Saldanhabaai voordat die "Lubbetje" buitekant Saldanhabaai enjinprobleme ontwikkel het. 'n Derde skuit (onbekend wie) is ontbied om beide skuite saam na Saldanhabaai te sleep.

                      

            "LEEUKOP", SO JA, DIT LYK MOS BETER!

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 November 2019 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling is hoe die "Leeukop" tans daarna uitsien nadat daar oor die afgelope paar weke intensief gewerk is aan die skuit se algehele kondisie, en soos te siene hieronder spog die skuit nou selfs in 'n nuwe blou-en-wit kleurskema vanwaar die skuit voorheen 'n swart-en-geel kleurskema gehad het. Voortaan sal die "Leeukop" deel vorm van die Seavuna treilvloot wat werk vanuit Mosselbaai.


        

                             "OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

Afgeneem hieronder blink die gepolitoerde 5-blad skroef binne-in die kort nozzle.


        

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die "Leeukop" se dekuitleg tans daarna uitsien, strate beter as tydens 'n vorige besoek aan die skuit.

        

Afgeneem hieronder en die bemanning is besig om die veiligheidstoerusting na te gaan vir 'n SAMSA inspeksie.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die dekluitleg soos gesien vanaf die "Leeukop" se whaleback.

        

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel is die enigste fout wat Trawler Heritage kon opspoor aanboord van die "Leeukop"...die skuit se nuwe naambord waarop "Leeukop" met twee woorde aangetoon word instede van een woord...

        

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Yzerfontein is die jongste vordering met Projek-Renja. Sedert  die laaste opdatering op 7 November toe daar aangedui was dat die opening in die bakboord bulwark toegesweis is, toon die fotos hieronder aan hoe die skuit se romp tans daarna uitsien.


      

Afgeneem met 'n hommeltuig, en die skuit vertoon baie groter
vanuit die lug as hier op die grond.


   

        LIEWE SKIPPER DIS 'n ROT! NEE, DIS 'n SKUIT-KAT,  
  MAAR OP HOUTBAAI IS DIT DIE GROOTTE VAN DIE ROTTE


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 aanboord van die "Excalibur" op Laaiplek is 'n ongewone gesig om 'n kat aanboord van 'n skuit te sien...

        
        
Dalk 'n nuwe see-kat spesie wat sy opwagting maak?

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die Amawandle kaai is "Umfana" (links) en "Towerkop" (regs).

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die Keyway Shipwright kaai lÍ en wag die "Oceana Concorde" haar beurt af om die skeepshelling te besoek sodra instandhoudingswerk aan die "Sechaba" voltooi is.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling staan die "Sechaba", terwyl instandhoudingswerk aan die romp gedoen word vir die opkomende pelagiese seisoen.

        

                                      UITEINDELIK!
 
"FEARLESS", FROM INCORRECTNESS TO CORRECTNESS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Laaiplek vertoon die tunaskuit "Fearless" nou uiteindelik haar korrekte areakode "SH 98", vanwaar dit voorheen "SB 98" aangetoon het.

        

    
DIE "FEARLESS" SKUIT-TOILET EN WASBAK UPDATE

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Laaiplek toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe fluoresserende kennisgewingbordjie aan op die toiletdeur van die "Fearless".

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe seephouer aan wat gemonteer is aan die buitekant van die wielhuis by die bestaande wasbak.

                   

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n nuwe Simrad GPS kompas antenna op
die wielhuisdak van die "Fearless".

        

Nou ja mense, dis maar soms hoe dit gaan op 'n skuit. Jy maak reg en hou alles in stand op die dek en onder die dek, en skielik, met eens, begin die goedters daar van bo-af te val...soos in hierdie geval waar die "Fearless" se rooilig-staander morsaf geroes het bo-op die skuit se maspaal...

        

           
"NOORDEVELD" - NUUTSTE TOEVOEGINGS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Laaiplek vertoon die "Noordeveld" nou haar nuwe naam op die agterstewe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Laaiplek vertoon die "Noordeveld" se wielhuis nou 'n ligte grys kleurskema, vanwaar dit voorheen 'n wit kleurskema gehad het.

        

          
NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "TERRASAN 1"

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Laaiplek vertoon die "Terrasan 1" nou 'n nuwe blou kleurskema vanwaar die skuit voorheen 'n turquoise kleurskema vertoon het.

                             
"NUWE" KLEURSKEMA  
        

                               
"OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 lÍ die "Doloreze" aan die buitekant van die "Terrasan 1".

        
Nou ja, nog 'n skuit wat verwarring onder die pelagiese skippers gaan veroorsaak. Eers was dit "Neptune" en "Mercury", toe word dit "Gregory Justin" en "Kavalier", en nou is dit "Sechaba" en
"Terrasan 1".


     SELFS DIE BERGRIVIER SE HARDERS HOU OOK
                     VAN DIE NUWE KLEURSKEMA..
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die regeringskaai op Laaiplek is die "Dagbreek".

        

       DIE OU "SANTA MONICA" BETRAP 'n PIKKEWYN

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe spartel 'n pikkewyn-kuiken verbete nadat dit onverwags vasgevang
is in een van die visruimluike aanboord van die gesinkte skuit. Hierdie pikkewyn-kuiken het tydens hoogwater die enjinkamerluik binne geswem vanwaar dit besig was om jag te maak op 'n skool harders binne-in die romp van die "Santa Monica".


        

                                    KOM JONG KOM!!!

        

Afgeneem hieronder en pikkewyn-se-kind is nogsteeds nie in staat om homself te bevry nie, ongeag die feit dat daardie staalrand slegs 2cm bokant die watervlak uitsteek nie.

        

Met die water wat nou vinnig begin sak het, dryf ons pikkewyn-kuiken nou binne-in die visruimluik. VanweŽ die potensiŽle gevaar om oor die toegespoelde dek wat plek-plek al deur geroes is te loop, het Trawler Heritage daarteen besluit om self in te gryp om die pikkewyn te bevry, en het die N.S.R.I. in kennis gestel van die situasie. Tans word daar geskat dat slegs sowat 50000 Kaapse Brilpikkewyne langs ons kuslyn oor is, wat dus beteken dat elkeen van hulle baie waardevol is.

        
Enige pelagiese visserman sal beaam dat 'n pikkewyn en tornyn van die domste diere in ons see is...daar in die akwariums spring hulle deur hoepels, maak toertjies, maar....wys vir hulle 'n net se bo-lyn, dan is hulle nie eers in staat om hul weg bo-oor die kurke te vind nie. En die mees intelligentste dier in die see? Die elfde plaag, by verre.

      
DIE OU "SANTA MONICA" SE BOEGPLAAT VERDWYN

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe toon die rooi sirkel aan dat iemand onlangs 'n groot gedeelte van die "Santa Monica" se boegplaat afgebrand het...maar, terselfde tyd ook een van die vasmaaktoue vernietig het...Nou kyk mense, as daai skuit (eerder 'n wrak) gaan losbreek en omswaai met die volgende sterkwater gaan daardie hele kaai ontoeganklik wees vir enige skuit om daar te gaan lÍ. So wie ookal hiervoor verantwoordelik is, gaan maak asseblief veilig die situasie net voordat iemand jou dalk gaan moer(sleutel)...


        

Geneem uit die argief is hoe die "Santa Monica" tot onlangs toe nog daarna uitgesien het. Die Trawler Heritage crew sal ook oplet die vasmaaktou wat intussen om watter rede ookal stukkend gesny is.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die Suid-Oranje kaai is "Paraclete" (links) en "Viva" (regs), terwyl "Ruwekus" se
boeg aan die suide-kant van die kaai uitsteek.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Jakkie V".

            

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai van buite na binne is "Oceana Neptune", "Wildekus", "Star Crest", "Oceana Viking " en "Alert III".

        

                                         "ALERT III"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe staan die houtpallette hoog opgestapel binne in die netbin van "Antonie W II" ten einde instandhoudingswerk te verrig aan die kragblok.

        

                    "HARRIER" KRY OOK TUNAKOORS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is die pelagiese skuit "Harrier" (links) en die kreefskuit "Silver Leader" (regs). Aanboord van die "Harrier" is talle nuwe houtlaaie geinstalleer ten einde die skuit in te rig vir die vang van tuna.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 staan die "Harrier" se Caterpillar grootmasjien toegetrek onder 'n seil op die kaai.

        
                          Wat? Tuna vang met die masjien?
            Julle "tune" haar en julle "tune" haar, maar kom
                                 ook net mooi nÍrens nie...

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel tunastokke aanboord van die "Harrier" vanwaar dit staan gemaak is teen die kragblok.

        

             "ARIZON II"...DIE SKUIT IS VROT VERBY

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is die onaktiewe pelagiese skuit "Arizon II". Trawler Heritage het ook opgemerk dat die skuit tans deur haweloses bewoon word. Met die galley en enjinkamer se deure wat wa-wyd oop staan, is dit nou net tyd voordat die "Arizon II" met haar sea-cocks die laaste prys gaan betaal vir daai heel laaste daggastopsel...


        

Afgeneem hieronder en enige pelagiese visserman sal erken na aanleiding van wat hier gebeur het, dat hierdie skuit vrot verby is!

        
  Selfs die staalplaat bedekking bo-op die gunwale is dan vrot...

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is "Sette Mari" (links) en "Silver Galaxy" (regs).

        

                  DIE "SANDVELD III" IS DAAR NIE MEER

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe oppad na die Regeringskaai het hierdie gesig Trawler Heritage dadelik laat omdraai...

Met 'n nuwe eienaar wat onlangs die skuit oorgeneem het, het hierso sommer talle nuwe toevoegings hul verskyning gemaak, waaronder 'n nuwe blou-en-swart kleurskema.


        

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkels hieronder is nuwe vlekvryestaal fearleads aangebring, maar meer bekommerd is die skuit se naamborde wat verwyder is...

        

Afgeneem hieronder pryk 'n enorme snorbaard op die boeg van die skuit...

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die nuwe vergrootte akkomodasieruimte onder die whaleback sowel as shelterdeck.

        

Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is 'n nuwe brass patryspoort wat toegevoeg is op die stuurboordsy van die whaleback, terwyl daar hout patryspoorte op die bakboordsy van die whaleback aangebring is.

        

   TUSSEN HIERDIE ROMMEL IS DAAR GOUD VERSTEEK...

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe het Trawler Heritage hierdie vuilgoedhoop op die kaai langs die gewese "Sandveld III" aangetref. Noem my sommer net die "boemelaar van die trawlskuite" en laat ek gou die crew wys wat uit hierdie vuillishoop gaan verrys...

        

                    DAARSY! EK HET HULLE GEKRY!!!

Afgeneem hieronder het Trawler Heritage daarin geslaag om beide naamborde soos voorheen op die skuit se agterstewe vertoon is, op te spoor. 'n Klein stukkie van die Eigelaar-familie se geskiedenis wat voortaan in die S.A. Visserye Museum bewaar gaan word.

        
                         Tyd om vuil hande te gaan was...

               
DIS HOE DIE TUNA-MANNE SKUIT VERF...

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Sandy Point skeepshelling is 'n skuitverwer besig om die romp van die "Comet" te verf. Soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel word een van die skuit se gaffels aangewend as 'n verlengingsstuk met die verfroller aan die bo-punt daarvan...


        
 
        
          
                                           "COMET"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Sandy Point skeepshelling is die skeepstimmermanne nog druk besig om nuwe ribbes te monteer op die stuurboordsy van die "Comet".

        

        
            Dis reg, rol maar op daai staalplaat dat julle kan
                            sien wat aangaan daaronder...

     
TALLIE MARINE NEEM "ESPERANZA" ONDER HANDE

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 op Sandy Point skeepshelling is die "Esperanza", 'n tjokka skuit van Port Elizabeth wat op die oomblik verbeteringe ondergaan aan haar laer romp wat uitgevoer word deur Tallie Marine.


        

Afgeneem hieronder pryk die "Esperanza" nou met 'n splinternuwe boegskroef.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is modifikasies wat tans aan die "Esperanza" se grid-coolers gedoen word.

        

                  OPGEDRAAI IN DIE TJOKKA-JIGS...

        
    
Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is "Gregory Justin" (buitekant) en "South West Falcon" (binnekant).

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe langs die Regeringskaai is  "Ukuloba" (voor) en "Oceana Pegasus" (agter).

        

                                         "UKULOBA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 in Sandy Point hawe op die Regeringskaai is die "Ukuloba" se "chute" waarvan die buiterante met glasvesel versterk is.

        

                           "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019, skaars drie weke na die beŽindiging van die 2019 pelagiese seisoen, en die kormorante beskyt die skuit spierwit vanwaar hul alreeds begin nes-skop het op die "Oceana Ruby" se bulwarks.

        

         BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway was fully occupied by two purse seiners, one hake stern trawler and two crayfish vessels.


          

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Lisa Ann". Op daardie stadium was daar nog geen noemenswaardige veranderinge aanboord van die skuit te bespeur nie, na aanleiding van 'n nuwe eienaar wat onlangs die skuit oorgekoop het, maar Trawler Heritage is oortuig dat ons wel in die nabye toekoms klein veranderinge te wagte kan wees. Kom ons kyk en wag...

       

Afgeneem hieronder is die kenmerkende boeg van die "Lisa Ann" wat mens eerder herhinder aan die van 'n ysbreker.

       

Pictured below is a new stern thruster grill to be mounted onto the
hull of the "Lisa Ann".


       

Pictured below are new anodes welded into the stern thruster tube on the port side of the "Lisa Ann" lower hull.

       

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 is the fiber glass hake stern trawler "Boetie Bert".

       

                  SACHAL SISTER BOATS ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 on the Saldanha Bay slipway are the identical hulls of the "Debnal" (left) and "Ghoerieman" (right). Although both vessels were rebuilt extensively over the years the only difference are the prop diameters and the fact that the keel of the "Ghoerieman" is 5mm wider than that of the "Debnal". As to the reason why, we will never know...


       

        "GHOERIEMAN" AWAITS NEW RUBBING BAND

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 indicates that the wooden rubbing band on the stern of the "Ghoerieman" has been removed,
to be replaced with a new wooden rubbing band.


       

         "DAAN VILJOEN" RENAMED "HANGANENI"

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 at Saldanha Bay is the former Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen", which has now been renamed "Hanganeni". Besides the new name the vessel's new port of registry is indicated as "Walvis Bay" and not "Cape Town" anymore.


       

             

       
    Het die skuit se ou naamborde dalk nog behoue gebly?

                    WAT MAAK OOM GIDEON DAAR?

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 is een van twee reddingsbote wat onlangs in Saldanhabaai hawe gearriveer het. Die reddingsboot hieronder het intussen 'n seewaardigheidsinspeksie geslaag en is ter selfde tyd herdoop tot "Kadoka".

       

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty are the crayfish vessels "Irma" (left) and "Steenbok 1" (right).

       

             LAUNDRY DAY ONBOARD "STEENBOK 1"
       

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty are the neatly painted crayfish vessels "Mbambatha" (left) and "Tickey" (right) with an raft tide to the port side of the vessel for maintenance purposes.

       

               NEW WINCH DRUM FOR "MBAMBATHA"

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 at Saldanha Bay the red circle indicates a new shape winch drum fitted to the "Mbambatha" winch recently.


       

Pictured below from the archives the red circle indicates the "old" shape winch drum of the "Mbambatha".

       

                 DIS ETENSTYD OP SALDANHABAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 is 'n lid van die elfde plaag besig om jag te maak op 'n skool Harders wat vasgekeer
word tussen die Presidentskaai en die romp van die "Intersea 22".


       

                  "BOSBOK" SE NAAM LEEF VOORT...

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die Presidentskaai is die stokvislanglynboot "Intini" met talle visbakke op haar dek wat afkomstig is van die gewese pelagiese skuit "Bosbok".


       

       

      "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" IN VIR HERSTELWERK

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 November 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is kaal werksdek aanboord van die "Atlantic Enterprise" met die wind-as en ontwaterskerms wat verwyder is ten einde nuwe siwwe in die visruime te installeer.


       

       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 two hake stern trawlers were present in Saldanha Bay namely, "Harvest Saldanha", "Harvest Kirstina".

                           "HARVEST SALDANHA"

       

                             "HARVEST KIRSTINA"
       

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 at Saldanha Bay the port
tender "Lappop" is seen here sailing towards Yachtport.


       

                      "FLYING SCOTT" SET SAIL

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 at Saldanha Bay the port
tender "Flying Scott" is seen here sailing out of the harbour. Interesting though is the B-flag, indicated on the main mast.


       

Pictured below on 9 November 2019 at Saldanha Bay the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" leaves here mooring, heading straight for the jetty at Pepper Bay.

       
          
            
"PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 November 2019 op Yzerfontein is die jongste vordering met Projek-Renja, nadat die laaste opening in die bakboord bulwark toegesweis is met 'n plaat. Volgende stap sal wees om die handreŽling te voltooi.


          

"SILVER CHALLENGER" BESOEK SYNCHRONISEERHYSER

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 November 2019 staan die "Silver Challenger" op die Kaapse Synchroniseerhyser nadat die skuit vroeŽr gedurende die dag uit die water gehaal is vir algemene herstelwerk en verfwerk. Hierdie is "Silver Challenger" se tweede besoek aan die synchroniseerhyser gedurende 2019.

                     

 RITCO MARINE RETRIEVES "OCEANA ROCKET" GEARBOX


Pictured below on 7 November 2019 on the East Quay in the Cape Docks is the "Oceana Rocket" stripped from her gearbox by a team from Ritco Marine.


        

Pictured below the "Oceana Rocket" ZF gearbox is being strapped on the back of an Ritco Marine crane truck, on the way to their workshops.

        

    
FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 7 November 2019 only four fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T", "Oceana Rocket" and "Cape Challenger".


        

                                     
 
"ABRAHAM T"
        

       
              CHECK MY NEW DAY SIGNAL!


Pictured below on 7 November 2019 is a new Day signal being displayed just above the fore deck onboard the "Abraham T".


        

                             
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

Pictured below on 7 November 2019 on the Quay Four slipway paintwork on the hull of the "Ouma" is nearing completion.

        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 7 November 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "African Queen", "Allin", "Lee Anne" and  "Sistro" to mention just a few.    


        

                           
"BEATRICE MARINE"
        

                                 
"AVRO WARRIOR"
        

  
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 7 November 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Sea Pride II", "Kentucky", "Staalkop", "Adelette" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.


        

Pictured below the crew onboard the "Staalkop" is making final preparations before heading out to the sea.
                           
        

    
           "UBUNTU" ENTERS ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on 7 November 2019 the "Ubuntu" is sailing through "The Cut" on her way to the East Quay in the Alfred Basin.


        

                         
GOOD-LUCK
"STAALKOP"!

Pictured below on 7 November 2019 the "Staalkop" is seen here leaving the Collier Jetty on her way to join the rest of the tuna pole fleet which was working off Saldanha Bay at the time.


        

          
"AMALIA" ALWEER OP ANKER IN TAFELBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 November 2019 wieg die "Amalia" alweer op anker buitekant Milnerton se strand vanwaar die skuit nog wag op 'n beter heenkome.

        

Met die son alreeds gesak, skyn "Silver Challenger" se
stern-liggie helder...net om seker te maak die synchrolift se bulldozer ry nie in haar gat vas nie...


        

           "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 November 2019 op Yzerfontein is hoe die romp van die "Renja" tans daarna uitsien.

              

      UITEINDELIK, "AMALIA" IN DIE KAAPSE DOKKE

Afgeneem hieronder op 4 November 2019 lÍ die "Amalia" vasgemaak in die "Graveyard" in die Kaapse Dokke, vanwaar die skuit al die afgelope paar weke op ander in Tafelbaai moes vertoef het.

             

                           GOOD-BYE "INTERSEA 21"!

Pictured below on 4 November 2019 in an area known as the "Graveyard" in the Cape Docks the former tuna pole vessel
"Intersea 21" is being scrapped after laying inactive alongside the quay for several years already.


             

                               DIE OOSKAAI STAAN OOP!


Afgeneem hieronder op 4 November 2019 is die ongewone gesig gewees om geen skuite langs die Ooskaai te sien nie, nadat die hele vloot op die see was om tuna en stokvis te vang. Die enigste skuit langs die kaai teenwoordig was die "Sao Gabriel" maar, die einste skuit is vroeŽr gedurende Oktober 2019 deur Trawler Heritage afgradeer tot "onaktiewe status"...nou kan julle sien hoekom!


          

                             LIGHUISE OP BAKBOORD


Afgeneem hieronder op 2 November 2019 aanboord van die "Nanja" oppad terug Saldanhabaai toe, onderweg vanaf die Agterbaai, is die lighuise by Columbine en North Head.

                                  COLUMBINE LIGHUIS

                       

                                NORTH HEAD
LIGHUIS
                       

           
"PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 November 2019 op Yzerfontein word sweiswerk voortgesit op die boeg van die "Renja".


             

        "PROJEK RENJA" - OMGEWINGSVRIENDELIKE 
                              SKUITBOU AKTIWITEITE

Voorheen geplaas op 5 Oktober 2019 sal die Trawler Heritage crew nog hierdie foto onthou wat geneem is binne-in die romp van die "Renja" van die swaeltjies wat nes gemaak het...hier het ook intussen vordering plaasgevind...

           


Afgeneem hieronder op 1 November 2019 lÍ daar 3 eiertjies in die nes. Ons los hulle maar met vrede dat die natuur sy gang kan gaan.

                            

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 31 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Nicolette", "Malagas II", "Chris Trautman", "Adelette" and "Sea Pride II" to mention just a few.


        

                                    "ABE SHAPIRO"
        

Pictured below from the front to back is "Sea Pride II", "Kentucky" and "Adelette".

        

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 31 October 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "African Queen", "Casablanca", "Lee Anne" and  "Ferox" to mention just a few.    


        

                                           
"FEROX"
        

                                
"ISABELLA MARINE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Oktober 2019 buitekant die Kaapse Dokke rol die "Amalia" op anker in 'n stormsterk suid-ooster.

        

     
             TUNAKOORS KRY "MPHO" BEET

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Oktober 2019 langs die Viskaai lÍ die "Mpho" gestroop van al haar pelagiese dektoerusting behalwe die kragblok ten einde meer dekspasie te kon bewerkstellig vir die vang van tuna.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Oktober 2019 langs die Ooskaai is 'n ongewone gesig om die "Cape Challenger" op haar bakboord sy te sien lÍ langs die kaai, vanwaar die skuit normaalweg teen haar stuurboordsy lÍ langs die die kaai.

        

                     
"OUMA" DOP HAAR HULL SURVEY...

Afgeneem hieronder op 31 Oktober 2019 op die Quay Four skeepshelling is die tunapaal skuit "Ouma", met 'n "hull survey"
wat sy nie kon slaag nie...

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n skerm wat geplaas is voor die stuurboord navigasielig ten einde dit te beskerm teen die tunapaal stokke en hakke.

        

                             
GOOD-LUCK "FEROX"!

Pictured below on 31 October 2019 the hake stern trawler "Ferox" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks on route to the trawling grounds.


        

                            
"PALINURUS" AT NIGHT

Pictured below on 31 October 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted South Coast lobster vessel "Palinurus".


        

       RITCO MARINE LAAI NET IN DIE AGTERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 word 'n grootmasnet gelaai op "Wildcat", die Ritco Marine kraantrok, by die Mnatha netfabriek in die Agterbaai, wat later gedurende die dag afgelewer sou word aanboord van die "Predator" in die Kaapse Dokke.
 

      

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 word die grootmasnet aanboord getrek van die tunapaal skuit "Predator" in die Kaapse Dokke, nadat die skuit onlangs aangepas is om aas te kan vang.

        
Daar heers tans ongekende tunakoors al langs die Weskus, enige iets waarmee 'n tuna in 'n lokval gelei kan word, word tans benut ten einde te deel in die goeie vangste, soos dan ook die geval van die "Predator"...   

 
"FUCHSIA", JULLE HET 'n VERSTEKELING AANBOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 langs South Arm gewaar Trawler Heritage 'n verstekeling aanboord van die "Fuchia"...kan die Trawler Heritage crew ook die verstekeling gewaar?

        

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel lÍ en slaap 'n lid van die elfde plaag op die "Fuchsia" se treilhelling....

        

   
"ABE SHAPIRO" DRAAI OP IN HAAR EIE LONGLINES!


Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 langs die Viskaai in die Kaapse Dokke is die "Abe Shapiro" kort nadat 'n duiker langlyntoue verwyder het vanaf om die skuit se skroef.


        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ duiktoerusting op die Viskaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ 'n hopie langlyntoue op die kaai wat verwyder is van die "Abe Shapiro" se skroef.

        

Gegewe die kleurskemas van die langlyntoerusting aanboord van die "Abe Shapiro" is dit duidelik dat hulle hulself probeer vang het...


        

             
SO MAAK MENS NIE 'n SKUIT VAS NIE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 in die Kaapse Dokke lÍ 'n langlynskuit wat slegs vasgemaak is met 'n enkele springtou op die skuit se agterstewe soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel. Kaapse Dokke of te nie, so maak mens nie 'n skuit vas nie, dit terwyl daar ook nie 'n enkele siel aanboord is nie. Siele? Ag nee wat, eerder poepholle in hierdie geval...kyk net hoe seer het die skuit se romp alreeds gekry op daardie stadium.



        

Afgeneem hieronder sal mens dadelik oplet waar die kaai die glasveselromp nerf-af geskuur het - daardie wit wat julle sien is rou glasvesel, die gelcoat is weggeskuur! Ag nee mense, so mors jy nie jou skuit op nie!

        

Die Trawler Heritage crew sal seker nou by hierdie tyd wonder wie is nou eintlik die poepholle in hierdie verhaal? Die antwoord sal julle vind in die die weerkaatsing van die skuit in die venster soos vertoon hieronder....


                    

                  
"MALAGAS II" TERUG IN DIE WATER


Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 langs die Collier Jetty is die "Malagas II", nadat die skuit vroeŽr gedurende die dag weer terug in die water gesit is na 'n kort besoek aan die Synchroniseerhyser.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 langs die Collier Jetty van voor na agter is "Sea Pride II", "Malagas II" en "Kentucky".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 langs South Arm is die stokvistreiler "Casablanca".

        

      
"AMALIA" NOGSTEEDS OP ANKER IN TAFELBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 rol die "Amalia" op anker buitekant Milnerton se strand vanwaar die skuit nog nie 'n heenkome het nie.

        

     
        FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 29 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Ku-Ula", "Impala", "Oceana Topaz", "Werkendam", "Abraham T", "Sailfish" and "Windhoek" to mention just a few.    


        

        

                                         
"ALLISON"
        

                             
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

                              
"CONQUISTADOR"
        

                                         
"KARIBA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Oktober 2019 langs die Ooskaai is die "Newlands", netjies skoon geverf nadat die skuit vroeŽr gedurende die dag weer terug in die water gesit is na 'n besoek aan die Quay Four skeepshelling.

        

     "UBUNTU" AND "PALINURIS"
ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 29 October 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift two fishing vessels were present namely the South coast lobster vessel "Palinurus" and the shark longliner "Ubuntu".


                                    
"UBUNTU"
        

                                  
"PALINURUS"
        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 28 October 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Portunity", "Casablanca", "Flame Thorn" and  "Forest Lily" to mention just a few.            
         

           

                                      
"FOREST LILY"
           

                                       
"AVRO WARRIOR"
           

                                  
"BEATRICE MARINE"
           

    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 28 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Nicolette", "Malagas II", "Chris Trautman", "Oceana Rocket", "Adelette" and "Tina" to mention just a few.


           

Pictured below on 28 October 2019 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Kentucky" once again back in the water after a brief visit to the Cape Syncrolift recently.

           

                     
"ABE SHAPIRO" (left); "TINA" (right)
           

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

           
"WILMAG" TAKES OVER "KINGKLIP" BERTH


Pictured below on 28 October 2019 alongside the East Quay the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag" is seen here on the former berth of the "Kingklip" who was recently sold to a new Namibian owner. Also present alongside the East Quay was the "Silverfern" and the "Impala".


                                        
"WILMAG"  
          

                                      
"SILVERFERN"
          

                                             
"IMPALA"
          

                             
ONE OF THE NEATEST!


Pictured below on 28 October 2019 is one of the neatest wooden fishing vessels working out of the Cape Docks, the "Blue Dolphin". She is seen here sailing through "The-Cut" on route to her berth alongside East Quay after off-loading tuna in the Duncan Docks.


          

Pictured below on 28 October 2019 on the Quay Four slipway is the neatly painted crayfish vessel "Newlands", which was scheduled to be lowered back into the water during the course of the following day.

                       

               
"MALAGAS II" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 28 October 2019 the tuna pole vessel "Malagas II" is seen here on Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance to her lower hull in order to prepare the vessel for the tuna pole season. The "Malagas II" was scheduled to be lowered back into the water during the course of the following day.


        

                     "ALALUNGA" TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on 26 August 2019 alongside the Tallie Marine jetty at Sandy Point the deck layout of the "Alalunga", launched earlier during the month, is now busy taking shape. The "Alalunga" has since left Sandy Point on her maiden voyage to Hout Bay.
  

         

Pictured below is the simple yet practical deck layout of the "Alalunga".

         

                           DENTED WOODEN BULWARKS


Pictured below on 26 August 2019 at Sandy Point harbour two wooden fishing vessels with dented bulwarks were spotted namely "Ebb Tide" and "Jakkie V".


Pictured below it is evident that the 2019 pelagic season has left it's scars on the starboard bulwarks of the "Ebb Tide".
                
         

                                      
"JAKKIE V"
         
      
     
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE
                            THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 at Sandy Point harbour are clear evidence of poor service delivery by the Department of Public Works as they continue to disregard the needs of the fishing industry as well as the well being of the natural environment as plastic bags and containers are dumped literary on the waters edge on the jetties due to the absence of waste disposal equipment. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go!


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

              MID-WATER TRAWL GEAR ON THE JETTY

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 the mid-water trawl gear of the "Paraclete" is partially spread out onto the Suid-Oranje jetty for repairs.


         

                       A VISITOR FROM PORT ELIZABETH


Pictured below on 26 October 2019 at Sandy Point harbour is the Port Elizabeth based squid vessel "Esperanza", for some general maintenance and modifications to be made to her lower hull by Tallie Marine.


         

          SANDY POINT SLIPWAY FULLY OCCUPIED


Pictured below on 26 October 2019 the Sandy Point slipwway was fully occupied by three Cape Town based fishing vessels namely "Comet", "Sandveld III" and "Rijger".


         

                                           
"RIJGER"
          

                       LATEST PROGRESS ON "COMET"


Pictured below on 26 October 2019 on the Sandy Point slipway is the starboard bow of the "Comet" which has received numerous newly fitted hull planks and ribs to date in order to prepare the vessel for the new tuna pole season.


          

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 is yet another unique feature onboard the "Comet" not to be found that often on South African fishing vessels - an 4-blade stainless steel propeller!

          

                  DIE LAASTE SIEN VAN "SANDVELD III"?


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling staan die "Sandveld III". Na aanleiding van 'n nuwe eienaar wat onlangs die skuit oorgekoop het, gaan Trawler Heritage voorspel dat hierdie foto na alle waarskynlikheid die laaste keer ooit sal wees dat die crew 'n skuit op Trawler Heritage sal sien genaamd "Sandveld III"...

                     

   EN NOU "NOMMER SEWE", WAT GAAN JY NOU MAAK?


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point hawe val die klem op die nuut toegevoegde "trawl gantry" op die agterstewe van die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Nommer Sewe". Wat presies hier aan die gang is laat selfs Trawler Heritage 'n bietjie kop krap, maar gegewe die nuwe wind-as wat dwars oor die dek gemonteer is asook 'n enorme 4-blad propeller wat die oorspronklike 3-blad propeller vervang het , is dit duidelik dat iets wil of gaan gesleep word, wat presies weet ons nog nie...
         
          
  
          Gaan daai stutte weer terug geplaas word op die
           Sandy Point skeepshelling...ek wonder maar net?


          
 
     Met daai kaliber wind-as trek mens nie kreeffuike op nie....

                    
"SILVER LEADER" WAG VIR DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 wag die kreefskuit "Silver Leader" om op die Sandy Point skeepshelling te gaan om die skuit se versiende propeller weer te monteer.

          

            SANDY POINT VISVLEKHUIS STAAN VERLATE


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 staan die Sandy Point visvlekhuis verlate sonder 'n enkele siel in sig. 2019 sal vir nog baie lank onthou word vir die uitstekende Snoek vangste wat gedurende die jaar langs die Weskus gemaak was.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 by  die Sandy Point visvlekhuis lÍ 'n Snoekgraat op die betonblad - die laaste herhinnering van 'n uitstekende Snoek-seisoen.

          

    PELAGIESE VLOOT VERTOEF IN SANDY POINT HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite teenwoordig in Sandy Point hawe waarvan talle reeds voorberei word vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen. Skuite teenwoordig in die hawe op daardie stadium het ingesluit "Viva", "Atlantic Endeavour", "Star Crest" ,"Sechaba", "Oceana Orion", "Antonie W II", "Oceana Concorde", "Silver Bounty" ,"Ukuloba", "South West Falcon" en "Oom Arthur" om maar net 'n paar te noem.

                          "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 langs die Regeringskaai van links na regs is "Ukuloba", "Gregory Justin" en "Star Crest".

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 en geen rook vanuit die stoomketelskoorstene by Suid-Oranje is meer sigbaar nie.

          

                                            "SECHABA"
          

                                 "OCEANA CONCORDE"
          

                
JULLE GAAN DIT NOOIT REGKRY NIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point hawe val die klem op die boeg van die "Star Crest" wat onlangs skoongeverf is op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling. Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel het die skuitverwers so waar as wragtag weer die ou areakode van Peterhead (PD) gaan staan en verf - wat net mooi geen betekenis het nie. Regs bo in die hoek word die skuit se huidige area kode "SH 1364" vertoon, wat maar net eens bewys dat die skuitverwers by tye ook maar geen benul het waarmee hulle besig is nie.

            

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019, skaars twee weke na die beeindiging van die 2019 pelagiese seisoen, en die kormorante beskyt die skuit spierwit vanwaar hul alreeds begin nes-skop het op die "Oceana Orion" se bulwarks.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai van links na regs is "Wildekus", "Oceana Mercury","Oceana Neptune" en "Oceana Pegasus".

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point hawe is die sardynskuit "Oom Arthur" wat gedurende die jaar onaktief was. Soos te sien in die foto is die grootmasnet intussen tyd weer op die skuit gelaai.

          
     

           GOOD-LUCK "PAKAMANI" AND "EMERALD"!

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 both the "Pakamani" and "Emerald" is seen here maneuvering from their respective berths at Saldanha Bay on route to the fishing grounds.

                                         "PAKAMANI"

         

         

                                     
"EMERALD"
         

         
   
            Op die horison staan na alle aanduidings 'n
 verdoemende staalfabriek....kom ons hoop dis nie die geval nie...

       
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - THIS IS HOW
                    THE FISHING INDUSTRY DO THINGS!

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay is a waste skip as used by an private fishing company, in order to safely dispose their waste. This is an clear indication that privately owned fishing companies are more concerned about the well-being of our fishing harbours and natural environment than the South African government themselves!


         

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 at Saldanha Bay the port tender "Lappop" is seen here sailing towards Yachtport.

           

                     
KEEPING THE "MEKA BAY" COOL


Pictured below on 26 October 2019 alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay is Walvis Bay hake longliner, "Meka Bay". At the time a team from Everflo was busy maintaining the cooling system onboard the vessel.


         

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the crayfish vessel "Debnal".

         

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Tickey", "Steenbok 1" and "Irma".

         

   
            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Krotoa", "Harvest Selina", "Okombahe" and "Boetie Bert".

                                 "HARVEST SELINA"

         

                                     
"BOETIE BERT"
         

                           
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
         

                                
"HARVEST KROTOA"
         

                                       
"OKOMBAHE"
         

                 
NEW LETTER FONT FOR "OKOMBAHE"


Pictured below on 26 October 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty the hake stern trawler "Okombahe" was spotted with a new letter font on her stern.


                                
"OLD" LETTER FONT
            

                                 
"NEW" LETTER FONT
         

  
          HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 alongside the Presidents Jetty, two hake longliners were present namely "Intini" and "Highland Queen".


                               
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
         

                                         
"INTINI"
         

                      
BRING NADER DIE HARDER-NET!


Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 in Saldanhabaai lÍ duisende Harders al langs die Sea Harvest kaai sover as wat die oog kan sien.


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is "Atlantic Enterprise" (links) en "Boetie Akie" (regs).

         

  
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" IN VIR HERSTELWERK

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is kaal werksdek aanboord van die "Atlantic Enterprise" met die wind-as en ontwaterskerms wat verwyder is ten einde nuwe siwwe in die visruime te installeer.


         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 op die Presidentskaai lÍ die trapleÍr van die "Atlantic Enterprise" wat tydelik verwyder moes word om beter toegang tot die bakboord visruime te kon bewerkstellig.

         

                          

            BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 the Saldanha Bay slipway was occupied by three fishing vessels, namely "Silver Katonkel", "Lisa Ann" and a re-visit by the crayfish vessel "Mbambatha", which was also present on the Saldanha Bay slipway during the first week of October.

                               "SILVER KATONKEL"

         

                                        
"LISA ANN"
         

                    

           
'n STAALSKUIT MET HOUTNAAMBORDE

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die agterstewe van die "Lisa Ann". Die klem val egter op die houtnaamborde wat gemonteer is aan die staalromp. Volgens Trawler Heritage is "Lisa Ann" die enigste staalskuit in die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld met hierdie unieke kenmerk.

         


                                     
"MBAMBATHA"
         
 
Nader aan 'n seiljag-romp kan mens wragtig nie kry nie, blameer
            dit maar op die kenmerkende Lavranos bou-lyne...

                        
"DRAKENSKOP" TE KOOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is hierdie "te koop" nota wat onlangs verskyn het aanboord van die "Drakenskop". Aangesien Trawler Heritage alreeds die "Drakenskop" tot rommelstatus verklaar het, gaan ons geen verdere melding maak nie.

         

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Oktober 2019 en dis duidelik dat een van die "strakes" los geskiet het van die houtromp...dis net tyd voordat dit 'n plank gaan wees wat gaan spring.

         
         
          
   
                   ONS GROET VIR "CHRISTIE SUE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Oktober 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanha word die laaste oorblysels van die "Christie Sue" verwyder vanaf die perseel met behulp van 'n mobiele hyskraan.


           

    
"CHRISTIE SUE" DIE EINDE VAN NOG 'n HOUTSKUIT

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanha is feitlik net die kiel en 'n klein gedeelte van die agterstewe (heel regs) nog herkenbaar namate die skuit gesloop word.

         

Afgeneem hieronder steek erg verrotte houtribbes nog uit tussen die visruime se isolasiemateriaal.

                             

Afgeneem hieronder is die boeg van die "Christie Sue" nog gedeeltelik herkenbaar.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 is dit al wat oorgebly het van die "Christie Sue" nadat sloopwerk vir die dag afgehandel was.

                         

                 "NANJA" BEREIK 'n UNIEKE MYLPAAL

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 buitekant Saldanhabaai aanboord van die "Nanja" deel die GPS met ons mee dat die skuit tot op datum 5500 seemyle afgelÍ het sedertdien die skuit gedurende Maart 2012 ter water gelaat is. Dankie "Nanja"!

                       

       
           BUSY SCENES ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 24 October 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift three fishing vessels were present namely "Palinurus", "Ubuntu" and "Kentucky".


                                    
"PALINURUS"
          

Pictured below the lower hull of the "Kentucky" is being cleaned by means of high pressure hoses.

          

                                        "KENTUCKY"
          

                                          "UBUNTU"
          

                 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 24 October 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Lincoln", "Lepanto", "Flame Thorn" and  "Foxglove" to mention just a few.


                                           "LINCOLN"
          

                                            "LEPANTO"
          

                                      "FLAME THORN"
          

                                            "FOXGLOVE"
          

           "MPHO"
WORD OMGESKAKEL VIR TUNA PAAL


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 langs die Collier Jetty word alle oorbodige pelagiese toerusting van die werksdek van die "Mpho" verwyder ten einde meer dekspasie te bewerkstellig vir die vang van tuna. Op daardie stadium was die skuit se ontwateringsskerm sowel as vispomp alreeds van die skuit verwyder.


          

Afgeneem hieronder is die bamboespale en skepnetjies alreeds vasgebind teen die maspaal van die "Mpho", hier heers ook nou ongekende tunakoors!

          

                    "STEVIA", WAAR IS "LOBELIA"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 in die Kaapse Dokke is die "Stevia". Haar susterskuit "Lobelia" het egter intussen skoonveld "verdwyn".


          

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan dat "Stevia" se naam ook intussen dood geverf is...definitief is iets vreemds hier aan die gang.         

          


     "NEWLANDS" BESOEK QUAY FOUR SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 op die Quay Four skeepshelling in die V&A Waterfront word die kreefskuit "Newlands" voorberei vir die nuwe kreefseisoen, ten spyte van die feit dat die skuit nie deelgeneem het aan die 2018/2019 kreefseisoen nie.


          

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 24 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Ku-Ula", "Impala", "Oceana Topaz", "Werkendam", "Abraham T", "Sailfish" and "Windhoek" to mention just a few.    


          

                                       "ABRAHAM T"
          

                                  "CONQUISTADOR"
          
                     Skuit-toilet loos?...of so vermoed ons...

                  BUSY SCENES ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 24 October 2019 on the Cape Syncrolift three fishing vessels were present namely "Palinurus", "Ubuntu" and "Kentucky".


                                    
"PALINURUS"
          

Pictured below the lower hull of the "Kentucky" is being cleaned by means of high pressure hoses.

          

                                        "KENTUCKY"
          

                                          "UBUNTU"
          

                 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 24 October 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Lincoln", "Lepanto", "Flame Thorn" and  "Foxglove" to mention just a few.


                                           "LINCOLN"
          

                                            "LEPANTO"
          

                                      "FLAME THORN"
          

                                            "FOXGLOVE"
          

                    "STEVIA", WAAR IS "LOBELIA"?

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 in die Kaapse Dokke is die "Stevia". Haar susterskuit "Lobelia" het egter intussen skoonveld "verdwyn".


          

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan dat "Stevia" se naam ook intussen dood geverf is...definitief is iets vreemds hier aan die gang.         

          


     "NEWLANDS" BESOEK QUAY FOUR SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 op die Quay Four skeepshelling in die V&A Waterfront word die kreefskuit "Newlands" voorberei vir die nuwe kreefseisoen, ten spyte van die feit dat die skuit nie deelgeneem het aan die 2018/2019 kreefseisoen nie.


          

       "MPHO" WORD OMGESKAKEL VIR TUNA PAAL

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Oktober 2019 langs die Collier Jetty word alle oorbodige pelagiese toerusting van die werksdek van die "Mpho" verwyder ten einde meer dekspasie te bewerkstellig vir die vang van tuna. Op daardie stadium was die skuit se ontwateringsskerm sowel as vispomp alreeds van die skuit verwyder.


          

Afgeneem hieronder is die bamboespale en skepnetjies alreeds vasgebind teen die maspaal van die "Mpho", hier heers ook nou ongekende tunakoors!

          

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 24 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Ku-Ula", "Impala", "Oceana Topaz", "Werkendam", "Abraham T", "Sailfish" and "Windhoek" to mention just a few.    


          

                                       "ABRAHAM T"
          

                                  "CONQUISTADOR"
          
                     Skuit-toilet loos?...of so vermoed ons...

                                          "TOMREN"
          

                                   "WERKENDAM"
          

                       OPERASIE STAALSKUIT-SLEEP!
       
"WILDEGANS II" GAAN HAAL, EN SLEEP
                              VIR "AMORIA" HUIS TOE


In die pelagiese bedryf geld daar 'n ongeskrewe reŽl onder skippers dat 'n houtskuit of glasveselskuit, nie 'n staalskuit op sleeptou moet neem nie - bygesÍ, daar is talle redes hoekom hierdie reŽl toegepas word. Op 23 Oktober 2019 het die bemanning van die "Wildegans II" 'n noodoproep ontvang om die stokvislanglynboot "Amoria" (staalskuit), wat op daardie stadium 40 myl suidwes van Gansbaai probleme ondervind het met 'n skroef wat verstrengel geraak het in nette. In 'n aankomende noordweste storm het "Wildegans II" haar naam gestand gedoen, en vanuit Gansbaai hawe vertrek met een doel voor oŽ - om die "Amoria" weer veilig by die huis te kry. Met 'n skipper aan die stuur van die "Wildegans II", 'n voormalige S.A. rubberbootkampioen insluitende drie Trans-Agulhas oorwinnings daarby, bestaan daar nie vrese vir slegte seetoestande en groot branders in hierdie skuit se wielhuis nie. Kry eintlik maar jammer vir dit en wat agter die skuit aangesleep moet word, want sleep gaan hulle gesleep word!....

Afgeneem hieronder volg 'n reeks fotos wat geneem is tydens die reddingstog. Teen 11 knope het dit het slegs 4 ure geneem om die "Amoria" te kon bereik. Maar, toe raak dinge baie rof namate die sleeptog voortduur met 'n noordeste wind en seekondisies wat by tye tussen 4 en 5 op die Beaufortskaal geregistreer het, wat daartoe gelei het dat die sleeptog terug na Gansbaai vir 16 ure ononderbroke geduur het.

  

  

  

   

                          KOM, ONS GAAN HUIS TOE
                

                     
         KOM "AMORIA" KOM!
             

      "AMORIA"
WORD GESLEEP DAT DIE WATER SPAT...
                

                                 HOU BOLLARDS HOU!
                   
So mense daar het julle dit. Hier is dit nou bewys dat 'n glasveselskuit wel 'n staalskuit kan huis toe sleep, maar meer belangrik, sou mens Ritco Marine se slagspreuk direk in Afrikaans vertaal...kry vir jou 'n Caterpillar, dit bring jou altyd huis toe (met 'n staalskuit en al wat agterna kom).

  UNDER WATER PROBLEMS FOR "SOUTHERN CROSS"?

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 the red circle indicates the
B-flag being displayed on the radar stand of the "Southern Cross".


         

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 the crews of the "Oceana Topaz", "Windhoek" and "Sailfish" do some final preparations before heading to the tuna fishing grounds.

         

Pictured below the crew onboard the "Sailfish" reports to the skipper soon before they headed to the fishing grounds.

         

                           GOOD-LUCK "SAILFISH"!

Pictured below the tuna pole vessel "Sailfish" is seen here leaving the Alfred Basin on route to the fishing grounds.


         

         

         

                       GOOD-LUCK "WINDHOEK"!

Pictured below the tuna pole vessel "Windhoek" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks in a stiff north-westerly breeze on route to the fishing grounds.


         

                       GOOD-LUCK "OCEANA TOPAZ"!

Pictured below the tuna pole vessel "Oceana Topaz" is seen here sailing out of the Cape Docks in a stiff north-westerly breeze on route to the fishing grounds.


         

         
30 jaar gelede toe hierdie skuit nog 'n pelagiese skuit was, sou sy nie in hierdie slegte seetoestande uit Houtbaai geloop het nie, maar hier gaan sy nou Tuna vang suid-wes van Kaappunt...Wys net hoe goed is die vis op die oomblik as die manne bereid is om hierdie klas weer te trotseer.

        
    AMALIA" STILL ON ANCHOR IN TABLE BAY

Pictured below on 24 October 2019 off Milnerton beach is the "Amalia" pitching and rolling on anchor in the rough sea conditions. To date permission has still not being granted to enter Cape Town port after her arrival from St.Helena island.


         

       "PENQUIN 1" HELP UIT OP DIE MOSSELPLASE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Peperbaai word 'n sak Swartmossels gelig vanaf die dek van die "Penquin 1".

        

                         "MOSSEL" OPPAD HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 is die akwakultuur skuit "Mossel" oppad na Peperbaai vanaf die mosselplase in Blouwaterbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Saldanha is die ongewone gesig om die "Oceana Viking" te sien lÍ langs die kaai van "Suffering Seas" skuus, ek bedoel Premier Fishing.

        

                   ONS GROET VIR "CHRISTIE SUE"

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanha is die sloping van die "Christie Sue" in volle swang, en gevolglik moes Trawler Heritage finaal afskeid neem van die skuit...

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanha staan die onaktiewe kreefskuit "Barend See" nog steeds onaangeraak na etlike jare op hierdie lappie grond.

        

               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 four hake stern trawlers were present in Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Krotoa", "Harvest Lindiwe", "Okombahe" and "Boetie Bert".

                           "HARVEST KROTOA"
        

                             "HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

             "OKOMBAHE"
(left); "BOETIE BERT" (right)
        

                                 "INTINI" LAAI YS

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is die stokvislanglyn skuit "Intini" besig om ys aanboord te laai vir 'n opkomende trip. Ook teenwoordig langs die Presidentskaai was die "Highland Queen".

        

                                 "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
           

         "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" IN VIR HERSTELWERK

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is "Atlantic Enterprise" en net soos talle ander pelagiese skuite is daar alreeds hard aan die werk om die skuit gereed te kry vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is "Atlantic Enterprise" se purse draad op die kaai afgetrek ten einde die wind-as se dromme leeg te maak vanwaar die hele wind-as binnekort vanaf die skuit verwyder gaan word vir herstelwerk.

        

        

Die seisoen is skaars iets van die verlede en hierdie Kwikstertjie is alreeds besig om nes te skop op "Atlantic Enterprise" se net.

        

               DIE PIENK MEEUE VAN SALDANHABAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op die Presidentskaai in Saldanha loop een van talle pienk bevlekte meeue rond waarvan die oorsaak nog onbekend is...maar, gegewe die aantal pienk bevlekte voertuie wat mens in die Vredenburg/Saldanhabaai omgewing opmerk, lÍ die bron van besoedeling dalk by 'n ene staalfabriek in die omgewing...laat mens nogal wonder ne?

        

                  "PENQUIN 1" OPPAD NA YACHTPORT

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Saldanhabaai is die "Penquin 1" oppad na Yachtport na 'n dag se werk op die mosselplase.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is hierdie man oppad huis toe met 'n skuit-wasbak in die hand. Trawler Heritage het 'n vermoede dat hierdie wasbak afkomstig is van die Angolese vismeeldraer "Carlota II" wat onaktief langs die kaai lÍ. Voor ons weet is dit ook net 'n leeg gesteelde dop wat langs die kaai lÍ...

         

   CRAYFISH FLEET ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 at Saldanha Bay are several crayfish vessels berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. From left to right is "Ghoerieman", "Tickey", "Jenny Anne", "El Pescador", "Debnal", "Mbambatha", "Steenbok 1" and "Irma".

        

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

        

                                              "IRMA"
        

                                "EL PESCADOR"
        

                                    "GHOERIEMAN"
        

                                  "JENNY ANNE"
        

                                   "MBAMBATHA"
        

                  NEW FREEING PORTS FOR "TICKEY"

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 alongside the Presidents jetty at Saldanha Bay is a raft alongside the "Tickey" as new wooden skirtings are being fitted around the freeing ports in the bulwarks.
          
        

        

                    "DEBNAL" LY AAN DUBBELVISIE...

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai is nuwe naamborde wat onlangs toegevoeg op die whaleback, terwyl die skuit se naam sowel as area kode terselfde tyd ook op die romp vertoon word. Wat die mense se denkwyse daaragter is, sal Trawler Heritage nooit mooi verstaan nie, maar as daar ook nog goedters toegevoeg word wat net mooi geen betekenis het nie, dan is dit alreeds 'n goeie indikasie dat wie ookal in beheer is, in elkgeval geen idee het van wat op 'n skuit aangaan nie...

        

Aangetoon hieronder in die rooi sirkel is letter "R" omkring...wat inderwaarheid geen betekenis het nie. Dis 'n kategorie "C" skuit en klaar.

        
           
CR(AYFISH)...is dit wat julle probeer spel het?

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 is die "Debnal" se veiligheidstoerusting op die dek uitgestal tydens die skuit se jaarlikse survey. Iewerste onder in die skuit sal daar 'n man met 'n groen oorpak, wit hardehoed en 'n flitslig rondkruip opsoek na "deficiencies"...en as hy niks kry nie, sal hy aanhou soek totdat hy 'n "deficiency" kry...

        

              HERSTELWERK AAN PELAGIESE SKUITE

Op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Dienskaai in Saldanhabaai was beide die "Silver Bounty" sowel as "Lisa Ann" teenwoordig gewees vir herstelwerk ten einde die skuite gereed te kry vir die 2020 pelagiese seisoen. Afgeneem hieronder hang scaffolding oor die bulwarks van die "Silver Bounty", terwyl die Triplex ook terselfde tyd verwyder was vir herstelwerk.

        

                     "LISA ANN" WAG VIR DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Dienskaai in Saldanhabaai wag die "Lisa Ann" haar beurt af om die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling te besoek. Met 'n nuwe eienaar wat onlangs die skuit oorgekoop het sal ons verwikkelinge aanboord van hierdie skuit fyn dophou, want soos ons al telkemale in die verlede gesien het, beteken 'n nuwe eienaar nuwe idees en nuwe konsepte...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 is die unieke navigasieligte soos gemonteer op die voorste maspaal van die "Lisa Ann" wat nog terugdateer uit 'n vergete era.

        

        SALDANHABAAI SKEEPSHELLING GAAN GEBUK 
                                  ONDER BEURTKRAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 is die ongewone gesig om geen skuite te sien op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling nie, 'n direkte gevolg van beurtkrag in die voorafgaande paar dae wat daartoe gelei het dat die skeepshelling geheel en al buitewerking was.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai is die onaktiewe tunaskuit "Benguella Pride". Ongeag haar algehele toestand bly dit nogsteeds 'n elegante houtskuit.

        

              "PETRIE HEIN" WIELHUIS VERBROKKEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Dienskaai in Saldanhabaai is die wrak van die "Petrie Hein". Soos te siene het die voorste gedeelte van die glasveselwielhuis intussen verbrokkel namate die skuit se romp struktuur verloor.

        

        

                     "OKOMBAHE"...THINK SAFETY,    
                       LET'S THINK "OKOMBAHE"... 

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 at the Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Okombahe" who has recently visited the Saldanha Bay slipway for a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance.

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates masking tape on the front face of the "Okombahe" wheelhouse in order to re-paint the wording "Think Safety" as displayed on this area previously....

         

Pictured below on 26 October 2019 the red circles indicates that instead of the "Think Safety" signage, the name of the vessel "Okombahe", is now being displayed instead...

         

                            HOUTSKUIT ELEGANSIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanha is splinternuwe houtnaamborde op die agterstewe van die "Highland Queen" aangebring. En mens moet erken, hierdie tradisionele houtnaamborde vertoon by verre meer elegant as die hedendaagse ABS/viniel kombinasie naamborde wat tans die norm is.

              
              "NUWE" NAAMBORDE
         

                               
 "OU" NAAMBORDE
       


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point hawe van links na regs is "Ukuloba", "Gregory Justin" en "Kavalier".
 
        


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 en die boeg van die "Gregory Justin" wys die skuit het 'n harde pelagiese seisoen agter die rug.

 
       


                                     
DIS ALS OOR!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point hawe word die "Kavalier" se mannetjie afgetrek deur 'n mobiele hyskraan se kragblok. Uiteindelik roep ons die 2019 pelagiese seisoen vaarwel, ten einde die skuite en fabrieke voor te berei vir die aanbreek van die 2020 pelagiese seisoen wat amptelik net 13 weke weg is. Tot op hede het talle pelagiese skuite alreeds skeepshellings besoek waartydens die skuite versien is waaronder "Oceana Pegasus", "Oceana Paragon", "Star Crest" en "Doloreze", terwyl die "Lisa Ann", "Silver Bounty" en "Oceana Viking" alreeds in Saldanhabaai hul beurte afwag om die plaaslike skeepshelling te besoek.


         

         

                  

             

                 

           
'n UITGELESE EX-WALVISBAAI GROEPIE?


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point hawe lÍ 'n groepie voormalige Walvisbaai skuite bymekaar waaronder "Boetie Akie" , "South West Falcon" en "Ebb Tide".


         

                
SELFS DIE NAMIBIESE VLAG WAPPER
                           OOK IN DIE AGTERGROND...

         

                                       
"EBB TIDE"
         

                           
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
         

JA-JA, "RUWEKUS", ONS HET NIE VAN JOU VERGEET NIE...
          

           
FISH HOLD MODIFICATIONS FOR "MEKA BAY"

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 at Sandy Point harbour the Walvis Bay hake longliner "Meka Bay" is seen here alongside the Tallie Marine jetty for modifications to be made to her fish holds.
     
          

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 alongside the Tallie Marine jetty is the "Meka Bay" (left) and "Ligugu" (right).

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Suid-Oranje kaai is "Sechaba".

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is "Oceana Orion" en "Alert III".

                                  
"OCEANA ORION"
         

                                        
"ALERT III"
          


           
WEST POINT VLOOT IN VIR REPARASIEWERK


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Sandy Point is daar alreeds hard besig met instandhoudingswerk aanboord van die West Point skuit, "Silver Challenger".

           


    
"SILVER CHALLENGER" (links); "SILVER GALAXY" (regs)
           


                    "SILVER LEADER" WAG VIR DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 verkeer die bemanning van die kreefskuit "Silver Leader" in 'n ligte luim terwyl hulle vir 'n beurt wag om op die Sandy Point skeepshelling te gaan om die skuit se versiende propeller weer te monteer.

          

 
                                   "SILVER LEADER"
     
 

         
   SANDY POINT SLIPWAY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 on the Sandy Point slipway from left to right is "Rijger", "Sandveld III" and "Comet".

          


     
                    NEW PLANKS FOR "COMET"


Pictured below on 21 October 2019 on the Sandy Point slipway is the starboard bow of the "Comet" which has received numerous newly fitted hull planks and ribs.

         

      

Pictured below three new rows of planks had been fitted on the port side bow of the "Comet".

          

Pictured below on the Sandy Point slipway is an steam pipe used for steaming up the hull planks.

          

      LATEST MODIFICATIONS ONBOARD "SANDVELD III"


Pictured below on 21 October 2019 on the Sandy Point slipway are some of the latest modifications made onboard the "Sandveld III" in order to convert the former tuna pole vessel into an diamond recovery vessel.

Indicated below by the red circle is an enlarged accommodation area added underneath the shelterdeck and whaleback.


          

Indicated below by the red circles below are newly fitted port holes in the port side whaleback.

          
Marine ply port holes...ja mense, wat kan mens sÍ, die skuit
gaan nou mos diamante werk, dis mos 'n "anderse" besigheid daai..
.

      
Pictured below on 21 October 2019 on the Sandy Point slipway is the "Rijger", an neatly painted and very well maintained tuna pole vessel from Cape Town.
 
  
      

                         
GOOD-LUCK "ALALUNGA"!

Pictured below on 21 October 2019 is the newly launched "Alalunga", the latest vessel to emerge from the Tallie Marine boat yard at Sandy Point. The 45 foot "Alalunga" is powered by a Doosan main engine and will be utilized in the tuna pole sector out of Hout Bay.

         

        AMAWANDLE PELAGIC VLOOT BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op Laaiplek langs die Amawandle Pelagic van links na regs is "Towerkop", "Aranos" en "Vegkop".

         

                                      "TOWERKOP"
         

                                        "UMFANA"
         

                                 "OCEANA PARAGON"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling is die skoongeverfde romp van die "Doloreze".

         

        PELAGIESE SKUITE LANGS DIE REGERINGSKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op Laaiplek was talle pelagiese skuite teenwoordig langs die Regeringskaai waaronder "Atlantic Leader", "Nossob", "Noordeveld", "Loeriesfontein", "Elomi", "Stormkop", "Terrasan 1" en "Dagbreek".

                                 "ATLANTIC LEADER"
         

                                            "NOSSOB"
         

                                       "TERRASAN 1"
         

                                      "STORMKOP"
         

                                         "DAGBREEK"
         

          NUWE ONWA RADAR VIR "LOERIESFONTEIN"

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op Laaiplek vertoon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe Onwa radar aanboord van die "Loeriesfontein". Voorheen was die "Loeriesfontein" toegerus gewees met 'n Koden radar.

         

         

               "ELOMI", DIT LYK AL MEER NA 'n TRONK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op Laaiplek vertoon die rooi sirkel 'n nuut toegevoegde diefwering op die stuurboordsy van die "Elomi" se wielhuis.

         


         

                                            "ELOMI"
         

     
                  GOOD-LUCK "NOORDEVELD"!
             
(DIS EEN GROOT DEURMEKAAR SPUL...)


Trawler Heritage reken dat as die crew al ooit stomgeslaan was, dit nou sulke tyd is. Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 in Laaiplek pryk die eertydse "Oceana Garnet" nou met 'n 3de nuwe naam die afgelope ses maande. Die "Oceana Garnet" is gedurende September 2019 herdoop tot "Groeneveld" maar... Daar bewys dit toe wat Trawler Heritage al vir jare lank vermoed, die Suid-Afrikaanse Maritieme owerhede het nie die vaagste benul van wat in die Suid-Afrikaanse skeepsregister aangaan nie! Die aansoek om die naamsverandering te registreer van "Oceana Garnet" na "Groeneveld" is afgekeur, weens die rede dat die owerhede volhou dat die eertydse houtskuit "Groenveld II" nogsteeds as aktief op Suid-Afrikaanse skeepsregister aangetoon word en nooit geskrap was toe die skuit gedurende 2013 in Sandy Point hawe gesink het nie. Die storie eindig nie daar nie, en net om nogmaals te bewys hoe deurmekaar die werksaamhede van ons owerhede werklik is, word die einste "Groenveld II" geberg, van wat deel gevorm het van 'n staatstender om 4 gesinkte vistreilers uit Sandy Point hawegebied te verwyder gedurende 2017. Die vraag bly staan, hoe kon die owerhede 'n staatstender uitreik sonder om na te gaan watter skuite betrokke is, en dan per abuis vergeet om daardie betrokke skuite van die skeepsregister te skrap?


Hierdie geval is egter nie die eerste keer dat 'n pelagiese skuit met drie verskillende name in een jaar gepryk het nie. Die ander geval het plaasgevind gedurende 1988 met die "Oceana Viking", wat in Suid-Afrika gearriveer het as "Orcades Viking", toe herdoop word tot "Oceana", en uiteindelik "Oceana Viking" gedoop is.

Trawler Heritage wil egter die "Noordeveld" alle sukses toewens, sy is immers vernoem na 'n legendariese houtskuit van weleer, ten einde 'n trotse Eigelaar tradisie voort te sit.

          

          

          

      "FEARLESS", FROM RECKLESS TO CORRECTNESS

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op Laaiplek word die verkeerde areakode op die whaleback van die "Fearless" doodgeverf.  Voorheen op 2 Oktober 2019 is daar uitgewys dat die skuit se area kode "SH 98" verkeerdelik aangetoon word as "SB 98" op die bakboord sowel as stuurboord-whaleback.

          

                        
                 
            From "Fearless" to "Nameless"...

                     DIS TUNAKOORS IN HOUTBAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Oktober 2019 op Houtbaai lÍ die tunaskuite langs die kaai besig om vragte Langvin tuna af te laai. Van links na regs is "Oceana Clipper", "Elbe", "Valhalla" en "Frenchy Maria". Die begin van die nuwe tuna seisoen het alreeds uitstekende vangste opgelewer wat gemaak is suidwes van Kaappunt. Ten tyde dat hierdie foto geneem was, was daar alreeds gerugte van 'n algehele aas tekort, weens 'n tekort aan Sardyne op die mark, dit terwyl sommige skippers weer klagtes gehad het oor die kwaliteit van die ingevoerde aas beskikbaar op die plaaslike mark. Dan was daar ook gerugte dat die tuna-manne mekaar se aas begin te steel het in 'n koelstoor in Houtbaai...dan moet julle weet hoe goed is die vangste op die oomblik.

        

                             "NANJA" RY VOORADE AAN

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Oktober 2019 vertrek die "Nanja" vanaf Yachtport met 'n vrag vooraad aanboord wat bestem is vir 'n afwagtende skip in die baai. In die agtergrond vaar die "Lappop" in die rigting van Peperbaai.

        

                  RATKAS PROBLEME VIR "STAALKOP"

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Oktober 2019 langs die Noordekaai in Houtbaai lÍ die "Staalkop" gestrand nadat die skuit ingesleep moes word met ratkasprobleme tydens 'n tuna trip.

         

                       "GRANT" SE LAASTE VAART?

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Oktober 2019 in Houtbaai word die "Grant" verskuif vanaf Jetty No.3 na die Dienskaai...vir goed vir altyd? Die "Grant" is onlangs afgetakel waarna alle bruikbare toerusting en artikels vanaf die skuit verwyder was om elders aangewend te word. Nou gegewe die elemente waaraan ons nou al in Houtbaai gewoond geraak het, sal die "tikkoppe" van hier af vorentoe besluit hoe "Grant" se lewe gaan eindig. Kom ons wees eerlik, eerstens gaan die skuit dien as 'n blyplek vir haweloses, waarna dit gaan ontaard in 'n dwelmnes. Daarna gaan die "hawemeisies" hulself tuis maak en kort daarna sal 'n gedeelte van die skuit verwoes word in 'n brand.  Daarna sal elke liewe spyker en boutjie gestroop word vanuit die romp vir skrootmetaal...einde ten laaste as daar niks meer oor is nie, sal die sea-cocks gesteel word, die skuit sal sink en net daar bly lÍ, en Houtbaai sal 'n vierde gesinkte skuit ryker word. En dit mense is die lot van 'n skuit wat "gedump" word in Houtbaai. Dit wat hier geskryf staan is presies hoe Trawler Heritage dit gaan voorspel, moenie eers met my daaroor argumenteer nie!

                    

            

              "CHRISTIE SUE" WAG OP DIE DOODSTRAF

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Oktober 2019 by Yachtport in Saldanha staan die kaal romp van die "Christie Sue" kort nadat die romp uit die water gehaal is om finaal gesloop te word.

                          

                     

         "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 17 Oktober 2019 op Yzerfontein hang die "Renja" se ratkas voorlopig aan 'n kettingblok in die enjinkamer, ten einde afmetings te neem vir die finale installasie.

            

                      EN, WAARHEEN IS JY OPPAD?

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Oktober 2019 op die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke is hierdie man oppad huis toe met 'n skuit-toilet in die hand. Trawler Heritage het 'n vermoede dat hierdie toilet afkomstig is van die "Conquistador". Hey ouens, julle skuit kry eers volgende jaar 'n nuwe wielhuis, julle kan nie nou al begin om goedters weg te dra nie! Waarop gaan julle nou sit - 'n ringboei bo-op 'n dieseldrommetjie? So nie, gaan julle boudjies maar lekker koud kry as julle daar oor die gunwales moet hang...ek dog ek sÍ maar net.

                 

                           "NANJA" IN 'n WINDSEE

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Oktober 2019 buitekant Saldanhabaai vertoon die wielhuisvensters van die "Nanja" wasig namate die skuit voortbeur in 'n windbries.

       

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Oktober 2019 op Yzerfontein is die
nuutste vordering rakende "Projek Renja". Sedert die laaste opdatering is die handreŽling nou voltooid op die stuurboord bulwark.

                          

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Oktober 2019 op Yzerfontein hang die "Renja" se Cummins masjien voorlopig aan 'n kettingblok in die enjinkamer, ten einde afmetings te neem vir die vervaardiging van die enjinbed.

                          

      DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKE - KRY MAAR 
              SOLANK 'n NOODFONDS BYDERHAND,
                           HIER KOM MOEILIKHEID!

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Oktober 2019 is hoe die ou-langmuur van Gansbaai tans daarna uitsien. 'n Mens het nie 'n waterpas nodig om te sien dat die hawemuur besig is om onder die see te verdwyn nie. Daarby saam het die voorste punt van die ou-kortmuur alreeds losgebreek van die res van die breekwater. Trawler Heritage wil hiermee voorspel dat Gansbaai op die vooraand is van 'n algehele katastrofe wat die hele visbedryf op die dorp lam gaan lÍ indien daar nie onmiddelik aandag aan hierdie probleem geskenk gaan word nie. Dit gaan net een groot Noordweste storm kos, om daardie muur finaal van sy fondasie te stoot. Sou die muur na binne toe breek sal dit beteken dat geen skuit die ou-hawe binne sal kan vaar nie. Daarby saam moet DAFF maar solank 'n spesiale permitboek byderhand hou om voorsiening daarvoor te maak dat die "Ganse" elders langs die Weskus hul vis kan gaan vang...Trawler Heritage het julle gewaarsku!

        

                          DIE SON SAK OOR AFRIKA

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Oktober 2019 is die sonsondergang oor Walkerbaai.

        

      

         
GANSBAAI SKEEPSHELLING STAAN VOL SKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling is die "Umfondini" (links) en "Atlantic Blessing" (regs).

        

                                      "UMFONDINI"
  
        

           HIERDIE SKUIT WAS LANKLAAS OP DIE SEE


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 is 'n spinnerak teenwoordig op die whaleback van die "Umfondini", 'n duidelike teken dat hierdie skuit lanklaas aksie gehad het.


        

                          
"ATLANTIC BLESSING"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 is die ongewone gesig om nie net 'n "grill" oor die skuit se propellor te sien nie, maar ook 'n
5-blad propellor (siesa!) wat wegkruip onder die plastieksak.


        

                DIE ONDERBAAIERS GAAN HUIS TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 is die "Gregory Justin" (links) en "Boetie Akie" (regs) weer terug oppad na die Agterbaai vanwaar beide skuite Ansjovis in die Gansbaai-omgewing kom soek het, maar niks vir hulle moeite gekry het nie.


        

                          HELP NET 'n BIETJIE DAAR!


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 buitekant die Gansbaai nuwehawe sleep die "Rubi" (regs) vir "Sundancer" (links) huis toe weens die een of ander probleem.


        

        

        

                                  
 "SUNDANCER"
        

                 "IINGWANE" GAAN SEEKAT VANG


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 op Gansbaai is die "Iingwane" besig om seekat-fuike aanboord te laai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is hierdie nuutgemonteerde "lift" wat gebruik word om die fuike mee te hanteer...waar sou hulle daai idee vandaan gekry het..."Diedliest Catch" se krapskuite? Ek wonder maar net.

        

                         GOOD-LUCK "IINGWANE" !


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 vertrek die "Iingwane" vanuit die Gansbaai ouhawe oppad na die seekat-gronde in die Damme omgewing.


        

        

                "OCEAN BLUE" KOM LÍ IN GANSBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 lÍ die pelagiese skuit "Ocean Blue" van Houtbaai in Gansbaai se nuwehawe en wag vir beter dae.

        

        
Kyk, as die Kransduiwe eers so op 'n skuit kom sit, dan weet
mens alreeds dat hier nie veel aktiwiteite plaasvind nie...

        
DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKE - GANSBAAI
                 SE KLEINBOOT KAAI STORT INEEN.
       
Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 is hoe kleinboot kaai in Gansbaai nuwehawe tans daarna uitsien nadat die kaai nou feitlik middeldeur gekraak het. Die algehele situasie kon al lanklal beredder gewees het, maar nee, alles moet eers in duie stort voordat daar weer ten duurste van vooraf begin moet word om alles te herbou - met geld wat daar nie is nie.

        

        DIE "GANSE" WYS HUL LETSELS VAN OORLOG
       
Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 is die letsels van 'n lang en uitmergelende 2019 pelagiese seisoen duidelik sigbaar op die rompe van die "Ganse".

                                      
"KOLGANS"
        

                                   
"STORMGANS"
        
Kort voor lank gaan hierdie area ook bedek moet word met
vlekvrye staal plate en "strakes" om verdere verweer te voorkom...


                       RUSPLEK VAN DIE "GANSE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 van links na regs is "Kolgans", "Stormgans", "Silver Snapper" en "Wafra".

        

                               "SILVER SNAPPER"
                 

                                   "STORMGANS"
        

                                         "WAFRA"
                      

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 van links na regs is "Rietgans II", "Wildegans II", "Berggans" en "Vleigans".

        

                      BRING VIR MY 'n GOOI-NET!

        

                           "I DO" KRY 'n AFDAKKIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 in Gansbaai toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuut toegevoegde afdakkie aan op die stuurboordsy van
"I Do " se wielhuis wat onlangs aangebou was.

        

        

                                             "I DO"
        

    "SOUTH WEST CONDOR" SE CREW MAAK LONGLINES

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 in Gansbaai is die "South West Condor" se bemanning besig om hul langlyntoerusting gereed te kry vir 'n opkomende trip.

        
  

             

                          "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
        

                                 VOETE IN DIE LUG?

Afgeneem hieronder aanboord van die "South West Condor" is alles behalwe 'n crewman wat lui wegsteek. Hierdie skoongewasde gumboots was uitgehang gewees om droog te word.

        

                     "LEEUKOP" LYK VERWAARLOOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 in Gansbaai is een van daardie skuite wat al baie myle afgelÍ het in beide die pelagiese sowel as treilbedryf langs die Suid-Afrikaanse kuslyn oor die jare heen. Dis moeilik om te dink dat hierdie einste skuit terug in tyd ook 'n hok op die mas gehad het wat presies net soos "Runtu" se hok destyds gelyk het. Gegewe die huidige kondisie van "Leeukop", wat eerlik waar baie naby aan moertoe grens, is daar wel tekens dat hier 'n poging aangewend word om dinge reg te ruk. Ook maar goed julle lÍ in Gansbaai en nie Mosselbaai nie, want daar sou julle net drama gehad het...(dalk die rede hoekom die skuit nou juis in Gansbaai lÍ?)

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n opening in "Leeukop" se bakboord whaleback.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die werksdek maar taamlik deurmekaar, selfs die wind-as is ook afwesig van die dek.

        

        

     
Op hierdie skuit is dinge maar taamlik op die koffie...

        

     
Afgeneem hieronder is twee nuwe dekplanke is sigbaar.

        

Afgeneem hieronder staan 'n nuwe "trawl-gantry'' op die kaai - 'n duidelike bewys dat hier gepoog word om dinge reg te ruk.

        

Afgeneem hieronder en die rooi sirkel toon aan dat selfs die skuit
se maspaal krom staan...

                  

Ja-nee kyk, met 'n skuit in so 'n treurige kondisie is dit genoeg om enige booteienaar na drank te dryf...

        

                       DIE "GANSE" VAN KLEINBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 in Kleinbaai is 'n trop Kolganse wat rus op die hawemuur.

        

    HOE LYK DIT MANNE, KOM ONS GAAN VIR 'n SWEM!

        

      TERUG KAAI TOE MANNE, DIE WATER IS TE KOUD!

        

                                OPPAD EILAND TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Oktober 2019 in Kleinbaai is 'n seleksie van lynvis ski-bote wat vanuit Kleinbaai hawe vertrek om Geelbek in die Dyereiland omgewing te gaan vang, waaronder die "Tania", "Playboy" , "Junior" en "Octupuzzy".

                                           "TANIA"
        

                                      "PLAYBOY"
        

                                   "OCTUPUZZY"
        

        

                                          "JUNIOR"
        

          

     
         DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKE,
                GANSBAAI SE NUWEHAWE PAD IS
                                VOL SLAGGATE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Oktober 2019 in die Gansbaai nuwehawe is net enkele voorbeelde van enorme slaggate tans teenwoordig in die Nuwehawe pad. Die 500ml waterbottel is 'n aanduiding van hoe groot hierdie slaggate werklik is (wat enige
Land Rover hard laat stamp). Departement Publieke Werke neem asseblief kennis dat die instandhouding van paaie in Gansbaai se hawe ook julle verantwoordelikheid is. Hierdie slaggate is alreeds vir 'n geruime tyd teenwoordig, maar namate die pad al meer deur swaar konstruksievoertuie van die nabuurige perlemoenplase gebruik word, gaan die algehele kondisie van die pad nou vinnig agteruit.

         

         

         

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

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 10 October 2019 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Nicolette", "Malagas II", "Chris Trautman", "Oceana Rocket", "Adelette" and "Tina" to mention just a few.

           

                                  "OCEANA ROCKET"
          

                                      
"NICOLETTE"
          

                                              "TINA"
          

Pictured below on 10 October 2019 the tuna pole vessel "Kentucky" is seen here berthed alongside the Fish Quay.

          

             
 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 10 October 2019 several hake stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Laverne", "Andromeda", "Lepanto" and  "Avro Warrior" to mention just a few.

                                           "LAVERNE"

          

                                  
    "ANDROMEDA"
          

                                  
"AVRO WARRIOR"
          

                                           
"LEPANTO"
          

      
FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 10 October 2019 are several fishing vessel berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Wilmag", "Windhoek", "Southern Cross", "Santa Monica", "Ouma", "RRR", "Abraham T", "Sailfish" and "Oceana Topaz" to mention just a few.


          

 
"SANTA MONICA" (outside); "SOUTHERN CROSS" (inside)

          

                                        
"ARMANDO"
          

Pictured below in identical colour schemes from left to right is "Windhoek", "Oceana Topaz" and "Sailfish"

         

                                      
"ABRAHAM T"
         

                                             
"RRR"
         

                                          
"OUMA"
         

                                  
"HERMAN S"
         

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

                             
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
         

           "AMALIA" STILL ON ANCHOR IN TABLE BAY


Pictured below on 10 October 2019 off Milnerton beach is the "Amalia" who still has not been granted permission to enter Cape Town port after her arrival from St.Helena island.


         

                   END OF THE ROAD FOR "GRANT"?


Pictured below on 7 October 2019 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Grant", completely stripped from all deck equipment and accessories. The "Grant" was extensively rebuilt during 2015, however the vessel never returned back to the sea since. Till recently the "Grant" was up for sale as seen on Trawler Heritage, but her new owner seemingly acquired the vessel for speculative reasons only, stripping the vessel from all new and re-usable equipment which can either be sold or re-used on other fishing vessels.


          

           PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

                                "OCEANA VIKING"
         
    

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

                                   "FRED-MARIE"
        

               HOUT BAY TUNA POLE FLEET GETTING
                            READY FOR NEW SEASON

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

                                        "JULIETTE"  
              

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

        

                          
            "GEMISHKIA"
        

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

        

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

        

                                    "SNEEUBERG"
        

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

        

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

        

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

        

       FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

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

        

                                           "ELBE"
        

                                   "SANDALENE"
        
                
                          "SOUTH WEST HERON"
        

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

        

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

        

                   NEW PLANKS FOR "JACQUELINE"

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

        
          

        

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

        

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

        

   LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

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

        

        

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

        

         HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

                              "OCEANA AMETHYST"
        

                                       "AQUILLA"
        

                                    "AUGUSTA I "
        

                                   "CAPE FRIO"
        

                              "OCEAN HERCULES"
        

            "ASTERIX" BUSY MAKING WATER (AGAIN)

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

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

                
"JOHN BARBERY" LEFT UNATTENDED

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

        

        DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE
                        THE FISHING INDUSTRY

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 at Hout Bay harbour are clear evidence of poor service delivery by the Department of Public Works as they continue to disregard the needs of the fishing industry as well as the well being of the natural environment. Sorry to say, but there is no more excuses - If you can't perform, you have to go!

        

        

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

                      BLESSING OF THE FLEET 2019

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 the "Cape Challenger", "Wilmag" and "Kariba" is seen here decorated colorfully during the annual Blessing of the Fleet, held at Jetty No.2 in the V&A Waterfront.

         

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

         
                                          

                                           
"WILMAG"   
         

         

                            RITCO MARINE WAS HERE!

Pictured below on 6 October 2019 down in the "Cape Challenger" engine room is the CAT 3412 main engine.

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


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

                   SOUTH ARM 1 & 2 STANDING EMPTY

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


         

                     COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED


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


         

                                      
"MALAGAS II"
         

                                       
"STAALKOP"
         

                    I&J INACTIVE STERN TRAWLERS


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


         

                                      
"PORTIA I"
         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                     
"DANTAGO"
         

                                        
"ARMANA"
         

                                
"SVEIN JONSSON"
         

                              
"BEATRICE MARINE
"
         

                                    
"PORTUNITY"
         

                                     
"SANDILE"
         

              
             

         

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

         

         

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

         

                                        
"ALPHA"
         

                    THE CAPE DOCKS "GRAVEYARD"


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


                                      
"KIANGA"
         

                                      
"INTERSEA 21"
         

                                 
"ATLANTIC TUNA"
         

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

         

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

         

                               
"SOUHTERN PATRIOT"
         

                             
"SOUTHERN VICTOR"
         

                            
"SOUTHERN RAIDER"
         

                                         
"KARIBA"
         

                 "AMALIA", NOU-NOU, NOU WAT NOU?

Kyk mense, as daar nou al ooit 'n skuit met ongekende "bad-luck" was, dan kom dit nou wraggies die "Amalia" toe. Gedurende 2015 het ons afskeid geneem van die "Amalia" nadat die skuit vertrek het na St.Helena eiland. Gedink ons gaan haar nooit weer sien nie, wou dinge daar ver in die Atlantiese Oseaan op 'n vulkaaneiland ook toe nie so lekker werk vir "Amalia" nie. Vir langer as 12 maande was "Amalia" as "te koop" geadverteer op Trawler Heritage. Einde ten laaste is die skuit weer gekoop deur 'n Suid-Afrikaner, en het "Amalia" gedurende September 2019 weer die langpad aangedurf terug na haar land van geboorte. Aangekom in die Kaapse Dokke en die arme skuit word soos 'n dier gehanteer wat aan bek-en-klouseer ly, word verjaag uit die Kaapse Dokke en moes noodgedwonge gaan anker gooi in Tafelbaai, net so buitekant Milnerton se strand tot tyd en wyl al die nodige permitte, regulasies en prosedures uitgesorteer is...

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Oktober 2019 lÍ die "Amalia" voor anker in Tafelbaai tot verdere kennisgewing...

          

             PELAGIESE SKUITE IN SALDANHABAAI

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

        

                         "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

            HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA

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

                                     "PAKAMANI"   
        


                                      
"EMERALD"
        

                                         
"INTINI"
        

     
CRAYFISH FLEET ALONGSIDE PRESIDENTS JETTY

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

        

                                  
"EL PESCADOR"     
        

                                      
"TICKEY"
        

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

            LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

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


        

   "CHRISTIE SUE" - DIE WIELHUIS STAAN OP DIE KAAI

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

        

        

        

              
"DRAKENSKOP" NOU WIELHUIS-LOOS

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

        

    
           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                       "HARVEST ATLANTIC PEACE"      

        

                               
"HARVEST KROTOA"
        

       
PRESIDENTSKAAI...KYK HOE LYK DIT ALWEER!


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

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

    "PETRIE HEIN" SURROUNDED BY OIL-SPILL BOOMS

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


        

        "ZOLANI",
KYK WAAR DWAAL JOU VISBAK ROND!


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

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

   
       BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

        

                                       "STEENBOK 1"
        

                                  "MBAMBATHA"
        

                                   "OKOMBAHE"
        

                                    "SEA HUNTER"
        

          "PROJEK RENJA"
- NUUTSTE VORDERING

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

            

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

                   

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

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


       

       
"CHRISTIE SUE" - DIE WIELHUIS WORD GELIG

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

               

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

               

    
"DRAKENSKOP"  SE WIELHUIS WORD AFGEBREEK

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

               

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


       

       "CHRISTIE SUE" WORD 'n SKUIT-ORGAAN SKENKER

Dit wil tog voorkom asof dit nie net mense is wat organe skenk sodat ander kan bly leef nie, skuite kan dit ook vermag. Afgeneem hieronder op 4 Oktober 2019 in Saldanhabaai is 'n mobiele hyskraan van Saldanha Crane Hire in aksie ten einde die CAT 3408 en wielhuis van die "Christie Sue" se romp te verwyder. Die CAT 3408 gaan 'n nuwe tuiste vind in die enjinkamer van die Angolese pelagiese skuit "Don Marco", terwyl die staaltenke aanboord van die skuit 'n nuwe tuiste gaan vind aanboord van die "Abraham T". En die wielhuis? Waarheen gaan die wielhuis, mag die Trawler Heritage crew dalk wonder?. Lees verder af vir die antwoord.

                      

                             WAARHEEN IS JY OPPAD?
         
Trawler Heritage het 'n ziptou hoor klap wat beweer dat ons alweer
'n wielhuis-omruiling gaan aanskou, siende dat hierdie wielhuis nou bestem is vir die "Conquistador"...o'my liewe tuna!

Dan ten laaste, het "Christie Sue" nog iets geskenk aan die nageslag. Afgeneem hieronder voor die ingang van die S.A. Visserye Museum staan die "Christie Sue" se naambord, gereed om haar plek in die geskiedenis van die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld in te neem - dit gaan nou voortaan die enigste aandenking wees van 'n skuit genaamd "Christie Sue".

         

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

                                       "STAALKOP"
       

                            "KARIBA" BACK HOME

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

         

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN

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

       

                           "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

                                 "WERKENDAM"
       

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

                                     "ALLISON"
       

                                 "SANTA MONICA"
       

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                          "FREESIA"
       

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

       

          
           KLAASVAKIE SOEK 'n BONKS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 3 Oktober 2019 op die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke, netso voor sonsak, staan 'n man met 'n matras oor sy kop getrek...Na gelang van sy lyftaal was die man op daardie stadium self nie seker of sy balans hom gaan toelaat om van die kaai tot op die skuit te kon klim nie...en, of hy maar eerder sy matras net daar op die kaai moes neergooi en slaap nie...

         
 
Eish, die skuit darem, ek roep hom, maar hy wil nie nader kom...

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

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

       

                         DIE MANNE NEEM FOTOS!

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

       

           

       

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

     
"FEARLESS", FROM CARELESS TO RECKLESS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Oktober 2019 op die Keyway Shipwright skeepshelling in Laaiplek staan die "Fearless". Voorheen op 21 September 2019 is daar uitgewys dat die skuit se area kode "SH 98" verkeerdelik aangetoon word as "SB 98" op die bakboord whaleback. Dit wil voorkom asof die skuit se nuwe eienaars eerder roekeloos as vreesloos is, siende dat hulle nou wragtig waar verkeerdelik "SB 98" op die stuurboordsy ook aangebring het, soos aangetoon word deur die rooi sirkel.

           

                                 

     
              "KARIBA" AND "OKOMBAHE" ON
                          
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

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

       

   
    "CHRISTIE SUE" - DIE AFTAKELING HET BEGIN!

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


       

            "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

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

       


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

           

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

                           

      WEST POINT VLOOT SKUIL IN SALDANHABAAI


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


          

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

          

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

                         GOOD-BYE
"CHRISTIE SUE"!

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

         

  PORT NOLLOTH KLOKBOEI WORD OP SY PLEK GEANKER


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

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

       

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

       

       

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

       

     CLOSER LOOK AT
"DEBNAL" ACCOMMODATION AREA

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


         

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

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


                                 
"SILVER BOUNTY"
         

                                    
"SEA HUNTER"
         

   
              "KARIBA" AND "OKOMBAHE" ON
                          
SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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


         

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


         

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

         

       
          DIESEL SPILL AT SALDANHA BAY 

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


         

    FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

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

        

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

        
 
        BROKEN CAPPING FOR "SOUTH WEST GANNET"

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

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

        

             "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

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

        

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

        

            "CHRISTIE SUE"  SCRAPPING IN PROGRESS

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

        

          LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

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

        

        

        

        

          "OKOMBAHE"
VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

        

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

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

        

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

        

        NEW LIFE RAFT CANISTER FOR "PENQUIN 1"

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

                  "NEW SHAPE" LIFE RAFT CANISTER
        

                 "OLD SHAPE" LIFE RAFT CANISTER
        

  JETTY REPAIR WORK IN PROGRESS AT PEPPER BAY

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

        

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

        

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

        

            AQUACULTURE VESSELS AT PEPPER BAY

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

                                        "INKALA"
        

                                     "SAPPHIRE"
        

       UNWANTED VISITORS AT "SUFFERING SEAS"?

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

        

     "STAR CREST" IDLE AT PREMIER FISHING JETTY

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

        

   "OCEANA GARNET" HERDOOP TOT "GROENEVELD"

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

         

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

    
"EDDIE VAN DYK" HERDOOP TOT "FEARLESS"

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

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

                                    
O'MY LIEWE DONNER!

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

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

         

                 
NET-PAK KOMPETISIE OP LAAIPLEK

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


                   

  
"OCEANA PEGASUS" BESOEK KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT

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

        

       
VERGETE STRYD-OS VERGAAN IN DIE SAND


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


        

                         DIS LEKKER OP LAAIPLEK!
                   

     
"KLEIN LAMBERTSBAAI" EN "KLEIN GANSBAAI"

        ALMAL SAAM OP LAAIPLEK VIR ERFENISDAG

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

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

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

    
PELAGIESE VLOOT VERTOEF IN SANDY POINT HAWE

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

                                            "VIVA"

       

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

                           
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
       
        
                            
        "KAVALIER"
        

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                                 
"BOETIE AKIE"
        

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

        

                                         
"GONDO"
        

                                 
"SILVER BOUNTY"
        

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

        

                                  
"SETTE MARI"
        

                                          
"MPHO"
        

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

        

      
"SANDVELD III" QUITS TUNA POLE SECTOR


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


          

             
SANDY POINT SLIPWAY FULLY OCCUPIED


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


        

                              
"ATLANTIC HUNTER"
                      

          

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
          

                                            
"COMET"
          

    
                       GOOD-LUCK "LIGUGU"!

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

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

          

               "ELBE" MAKES HISTORY AT HOUT BAY

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

         

                                ROEI MANNE ROEI!

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

              

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

        


                                       
"TOMREN"
        

                                   
"WERKENDAM"
        

                                    
"ABRAHAM T"
        

                                    
"WINDHOEK"
        

                                      
"ALLISON"
        

                                      
"OUMA"
        

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


        

                           
GOOD-BYE "KINGKLIP
"!

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


        

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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


        

              
"STAALKOP
" RETURNS TO HOME PORT

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

        

     
"CAPE CHALLENGER
" OFF-LOADS AT FISH QUAY

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

            

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

        

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

        

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

        

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                              
"KHULISA EYETHU"
        

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

        

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

             
 

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

        

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

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

        

                                         
"UMLOBI"
        

          
NEW POSITION FOR "UMLOBI" AREA CODE 

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

                      
"NEW" AREA CODE POSITION
           

                   
 "FORMER" AREA CODE POSITION
      

     
RITCO MARINE DELIVERS "COMMON WEALTH"
                           
   IVECO MAIN ENGINE

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

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

       

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

                   

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

                  

      
DIE DUIWELS VAN HOUTBAAI SPEEL MET VUUR

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

       

          TUNA POLE FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

        

                                   
"GYPSY ROSE"
        

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

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

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

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

              
WHAT'S NEW ONBOARD "JULIETTE"?


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

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

          


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

           

                                    
"SNEEUBERG"
         

      
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE JETTY NO.3

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


         

      
        "COLIN B" EQUIPPED FOR LIVE BAIT

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

         

         

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

         

                                      
"ROOIBERG"  
         

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

         

                   
NEW NAME FOR
"WATERBABY" ?

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

         

  
NEW ENGINE ROOM COAMING FOR
"NORTHERN STAR"

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


         

         

         
  NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "LANGEBERG"

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

                               
NEW COLOUR SCHEME

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

                               
OLD COLOUR SCHEME
         

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

         

                                         
"EQUINOX"
         

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

         

                                    
"RADIANT STAR"  
         

                                    
"FRENCHY MARIA"
         

                                      
"MALACHITE"
         

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

                 "ANNELIESE" STERN REFURBISHED

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


         

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

         
                

                        
"UBUNTU" AT HOUT BAY    

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


         

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

         

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

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

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

         

  
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

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

         

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

         

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

         

    "ELLEN KHUZWAYO"
DROPPING ANCHOR IN HOUT BAY

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

         

   
HOUT BAY SLIPWAY GETTING READY FOR ACTION

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

         

         

            
DIE 11DE PLAAG VAN HOUTBAAI HAWE

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

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

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

         

     
"JOHN BARBERY" PLAY SUBMARINE AT HOUT BAY

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

         

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

            

                                          "KU-ULA"
         
  

                                        "HERMAN S"
        


                              "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        


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

                                         
"IMPALA"
        

                              
"BELLA DA LUNAR"
        
     

           
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                         
"ARMANA"
        

                                      
"FOXGLOVE"
        

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

        

     
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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


        

                 "ABE SHAPIRO"
SHIFTING BERTHS
  

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

        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                       
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                  
"FLAME THORN"
        
  
                               
"KHULISA EYETHU "
        

                                       
"LEPANTO"
        

                                       
"LUCERNE"
        

                                      
"LUDWANI"
        

                                     
"REALEKA"
        

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

        

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

        

        

        

              
SOUTH COAST LOBSTER CATCHERS
                              GATHER AT SOUTH ARM

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

        

                                         "PORTIA 1"
        

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

                                          "KARIBA"
        

                                "OCEANA ROCKET"
        

         
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

        

                              "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                               "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                          "OUMA"
        

                                 "BELLA DA LUNAR"
        

                                   "SILVERFERN"
        

                                      "HERMAN S"
        

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

                  

      
      "NICOLETTE" LOADING PROVISIONS

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

        

        

        

                        
     SEWE SAKKE SOUT...
        

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

        

        

   
                     DIEFSTAL OP DIE OOSKAAI

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

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

        

        

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

             

       
MAINTENANCE WORK ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

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

         

               MAINTENANCE WORK ON THE EAST QUAY

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

                   
 
                           "TIYALINA"
AWAITS THE SLIP

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

          

          
HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA

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

                                                "INTINI"
         

                                           "EMERALD"
         

                     
SKEWE NAAM VIR "PAKAMANI"

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

        

                 

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

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

          

     "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
AMPER GEREED VIR AKSIE

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

          

          
LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

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

         

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

          "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

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

       

         "STAALKOP" POWERED BY RITCO MARINE

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

               

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

               

          "PROJEK RENJA" - NUUTSTE VORDERING

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

                

       
"HIGHLAND QUEEN" AND "ADENIA" ON THE SLIP

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

      

                   
WAT MAAK OOM GIDEON DAAR?

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

      

    "HARVEST NANDI"
OFF-LOADING AT SEA HARVEST

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

            

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

        


"EL PESCADOR"
PREPARES FOR NEW CRAYFISH SEASON

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

         

                     "BOETIE AKIE"
OPPAD SEE TOE

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

          

                  "ADENIA"
OP DIE SKEEPSHELLING

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

          

         
LATEST PROGRESS ON "DEBNAL" REBUILT

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

         

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

          

                   
NEW NAME FONT FOR "PAKAMANI"

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

                                
 "OLD" NAME FONT
        

                                  "NEW" NAME FONT
              

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

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

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

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

                  

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

      
SUID-AFRIKAANSE VLAG WAPPER ONDERSTEBO...

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

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

            
HAKE LONGLINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

                                             "ALPHA"
         

                                         "TIGER FISH"
         

                                 "OCEANA AMETHYST"
         

                                   "OCEAN WANDERER"
         

                                   "OCEAN HERCULES"
         

                                          "PENKOP II"
         

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

         


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

        

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

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

         

                     "HANGBERG"
KRY 'n MOLSHOOP!

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

          

           TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

                                         "SEA HUNTER"
         
         
                                            "TIYALINA"
     

                                          "GEMISHKIA"
      

                                   "ATLANTIC HUNTER"
      

                                      "ENDURANCE"
      

                                           "COVI II"
       

                                        "SNEEUBERG"
       

                                       "GYPSY ROSE"
       

                                           "OREGON"
       

                                          "PUFFIN"
       

                                   "RADIANT STAR"
       

                                    "LANGEBERG"
       

                                          "TAMARA"
       

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

        

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

       

             
GROOTMASNET LOER NIE MEER VIR MY NIE!

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

         

    
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

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

         

                   

         

                   
TWEEDE KANS VIR "ANNELIESE"?

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

                   

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

         

                       "EMERALD ISLE"
LÍ VERLATE

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

         

          
 HOUT BAY CANNING SE KAAI UIT WELEER

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

         

                    OCEANA VLOOT TERUG HUIS TOE

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

         

                      "BALUGURU" SPAN DIE SEILE!
         


      "HARVEST ATLANTIC PEACE"
AWAITS DRY-DOCK

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

          


                "REALEKA"
MAINTENANCE ONGOING

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

          

                    "SEA PRIDE II"
AT FISH MARKET

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

         

                   
COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

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

        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                       "OKOMBAHE"
           
        
                                       "ANDROMEDA"
          

                                "ISABELLA MARINE"
          

  
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

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

                                           "KU-ULA"
         

                                  "OCEANA TOPAZ"
         

                             "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                        
GOOD-LUCK "LEE ANNE"!

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

          


          "WERKENDAM"
VISITS QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY

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

         

    
LATEST PROGRESS ON "ESTRELA DO MAR" REBUILT

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

                          

                          

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

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

         "NANJA" LAAI NOG 'n VRAG SWARTMOSSELS

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

          

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

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

        

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

        

        

        

        

        

      "SEAWIN DIAMOND" RETURNS TO ELLIOT BASIN

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

         

         

         

        

                            "CAPE CHALLENGER"
         

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

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

              "REALEKA" MAINTENANCE CONTINUES

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

        

                                          "REALEKA"
        


                    COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

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

          

                                          "SAILFISH"
          

                                   "OCEANA ROCKET"
          
                                   
                                            "KARIBA"
          


                      "SANTA CRUZ" SAILING HOME

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

           

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                       "BLUEBELL"
          

                                       "OKOMBAHE"
          


                          "LOBELIA" ON PORT SIDE

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