SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

           "EMERALD ISLE" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 alongside the West Quay is the purse seiner "Emerald Isle", who is scheduled to visit the Cape Syncrolift shortly.

         

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin a large contingency of tuna pole and hake longliners were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Ouma", "Sao Gabriel", "Oceana Rocket", "Weskus II","Christie Sue", "Oceana Topaz" and "Werkendam", just mention just a few.

 
         

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 from left to right is
"Sandveld III", "Windhoek" and "Oceana Topaz".


         

                                       "ABRAHAM T "
         

                 NEW ICOM RADAR FOR "ABRAHAM T"

           
Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Abraham T" now featuring a new Icom radar (indicated by the red circle) to accompany the existing Simrad radar onboard the vessel. 

        
Die "T" in "Abraham T" het nou nog betekenis bygekry...die "T" het in die verlede al gestaan vir "troubles" asook vir "turbo", en nou staan dit vir "technology"...

                                      "WESKUS II"
         

                                             "OUMA"
         

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 from left to right is
"Werkendam" with the "Ku-Ula" berthed to her inside.


         

                  "NEWLANDS" GOING TO THE SLIP


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin the "Newlands" sterns away from her berth on route to the Quay Four slipway facility located in the Victoria Basin.


         

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 the "Newlands" arrives at the Quay Four slipway jetty.

         

             "SOUTH WEST LAPWING" COMING HOME


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 the hake longliner "South West Lapwing" is seen here passing by the swing bridge as the vessel proceeds through "the cut" to her berth at the East Quay on route from the fishing grounds.


         

     HOKAAI, STOP NET DAARSO, DIS MOS 'N NUWE....!


Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n splinternuwe Onwa radar aan wat onlangs gemonteer is op die wielhuis. Voorheen was die "South West Lapwing" toegerus gewees met 'n Furuno radar.


         

                  

                   A VISITOR FROM ROBBEN ISLAND?


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at the V&A Waterfront is this Swift Tern of which a breeding colony exists on Robben Island.


        

                              "FUCHIA" SET SAIL


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 the "Fuchia" is seen here leaving the Victoria Basin on route to the trawling grounds.


        

           
 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds over the past 24 hours. Amongst the fleet home were "Okombahe", "Isabella Marine","Flame Thorn" and "Allin".


                                       "OKOMBAHE"
        

                              "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

                                  "FLAME THORN"
        

                           "ALLIN" STERNS AWAY


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 the hake stern trawler "Allin" is seen here astern as the vessel proceeds to the Viking Fishing ice bunker.


        

                                           "ALLIN "
        

                                      "LUDWANI"
        

                              "BEATRICE MARINE"
        

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 is the hake longliner "Cape Frio" berthed at South Arm.

        

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Malagas II", "Staalkop" and "Sea Pride II" to mention just a few.

    Pictured below is the "Staalkop" (left) and "Riviergans" (right)
        

                                        "SAILFISH"
        

                                    "SEA PRIDE II "
        

                                      "NICOLETTE"
        

                     NUWE DEKREŽLS VIR "MPHO"

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 3 April 2018 langs die Collier Jetty is nuwe dekreŽls wat aangebring is op die voorkant van die wielhuis van die "Mpho", soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel...

        

                                "OU DEKREŽLS"   
                
    
Laat ons sien...ok, geen Macdonalds hamburgers nie, geen
   dagga zolle nie, en jy mag nie daggapitte uitspoeg op die
           dek nie, nee maar dis reg skipper, ons verstaan!


                               
"NUWE DEKREŽLS"
        
  
Laat ons sien hoe ons nou op die skipper se senuwees kan
  werk...ok, geen dagga zolle meer nie, die crew mag mekaar nie met messe en vurke op die dek rondjaag nie, en koffiebekers word ook nie op dek toegelaat nie, is reg so skipper, ons verstaan!

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE FISH QUAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 the Fish Quay were fully occupied by the presence of the "Tina", "Abe Shapiro" and the "Kentucky".

                                 
"KENTUCKY"
        

                                  
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                                         
"TINA"
        

              "AFRICA UNITY" VEG VIR OORLEWING


Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 3 April 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Africa Unity" nog steeds half-lyf onder die water, nadat die skuit intussen oorgerol het van stuurboord na bakboord. Trawler Heritage het nie eintlik woorde om die huidige situasie te verwoord nie, dis net hartseer om die skuit so te sien lÍ.

                  

                  
(Photo: L.de Kock)

            "THERNEY" RENAMED "HARVEST MZANSI"

Pictured below on Sunday 1 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the first official photo posted on Trawler Heritage of the newly renamed "Harvest Mzansi", meaning "south" in the Xhosa language. The "Harvest Mzansi", a former stern trawler from Iceland, joined the Sea Harvest fleet towards the end of 2017.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)


                    

          
"SPARTICUS" KLIM IN ONDER DIE SARDYN

Afgeneem onlangs, is 'n mooi skep Sardyne in die net van die "Sparticus" buitekant Port Elizabeth.

      
      
(Photo: AB Marine Charters)

      

        
(Photo: AB Marine Charters)

                  DEKVRAG!? ...NEE MENSE, DIS ONS 
                      "MERLENE" WAT GESINK HET...

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Maart 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Africa Unity" (ex: "Merlene") gesink langs die "Edelweiss". Die insident het vroeŽr die dag gebeur nadat daar besig was om die kleinmasnet van die "Ocean Blue" oor te trek aanboord van die "Africa Unity" toe water onverwags die enjinkamer begin binnestroom het, totdat al die masjienerie bedek was onder water, en daar gevolglik nie meer water uitgepomp kon word nie.

                  
Het Trawler Heritage dan nie nog onlangs uitgewys dat die skuit se nate oopgetrek het nie? Wat anders kan jy verwag van 'n houtskuit wat al die afgelope 18 maande doelloos in die son gebak het? 

        

         
OBSOLETE FISHING VESSELS AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is a selection of obsolete fishing vessels (not for sale) berthed inside the harbour area. Amongst them are "Nico S","Monnickendam", "Edelweiss", "Marcon", "Anneliese", John Barbery", and "Hangberg" to mention just a few. Anyone who may be excited about the recent clean-up of the sunken 18 wrecks inside Hout Bay harbour please be aware that the situation is about to repeat itself...

                                           
"NICO S"
        
As ons al ooit 'n glasveselskuit gesien het wat gaan sink weens 'n gebrek aan instandhouding, dan gaan hierdie waarskynlik die eerste geval wees...

                                    
"EDELWEISS"
        

                                
"MONNICKENDAM"
        

       
"JOHN BARBERY" (centre); "HANGBERG" (right)
        

                                    
    "JOE DOE "
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is this obsolete 26 foot Sachal hull standing on the jetty for long as Trawler Heritage can remember...

        
   Dit wil voorkom asof selfs 'n bendegroep ook weet hoeveel
                                         voet die skuit is...

              
"CYRIL BURRELL" SUNK AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is yet another obsolete fishing vessel which has sunk alongside the jetty, namely "Cyril Burrell". Situated just aft of the "Cyril Burrell" is another sunken fishing vessel, the "Spes Nova". At present there are three sunken fishing vessels inside the harbour, despite the fact that the clean-up operation of the sunken 18 wrecks inside Hout Bay were completed just a mere 2 weeks ago. It seems that this phenomenon will continue until the day that there is no more wooden fishing vessels left...

                                  
"CYRIL BURRELL"
        

                                    
"SPES NOVA"
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 is the Hout Bay slipway, left behind clean and tidy after the demolishing of 14 fishing vessels by Guerrini Marine over the past five months.

        

                
TUNA POLE VESSELS TAKING A REST

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay several tuna pole vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Jacqueline", "Endurance"," Tiyalina", "Common Wealth"; "Gypsy Rose", "Sneeuberg", "Captain De Sousa", "Radiant Star"; "Covi II"; "Juliette" and "South West Heron" just mention just a few.

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Jacqueline", "Endurance" and "Ocean Harvest".

        

    
"RADIANT STAR" (left); "SOUTHERN TIGER" (right)
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Ocean Harvest", "Endurance" and "Jacqueline".

        

                                          
"COVI II "
        

                                        
"JULIETTE"
        

      
                JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay, Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied, let's have a closer look.
        
         
        
                                       
"ROOIBERG"
         
        
                                  
"OCEAN DYNAMO"
         

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "South West Gannet", "Langeberg" and "South West Heron".

         

                               
"CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
         

                            
"SOUTH WEST HERON"
         

                                    
"GYPSY ROSE"
         

                                    
"SNEEUBERG"
         

    
"COMMON WEALTH" (front); "FRENCHY MARIA" (back)
         

                                  
"FRENCHY MARIA"
         

      
LATEST VESSEL FROM C-CRAFT IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is the progress on a newly built fiber glass vessel at the C-Craft boat yard.

         

                           
NEW PLANKS FOR "AVRIL W"

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Avril W", about to receive new planks to her starboard side.

           

    
                 "AVRIL W" STERN GEAR AT THE
                              SHIPWRIGHT WORKSHOP

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay slipway is the shaft, prop and rudder of the "Avril W" being attended to, at the workshop of the local shipwright.

         

              

                     
"REPULSE" GOING TO THE SLIP

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay the "Repulse" is being hauled out of the water onto the slipway.

         

       
SERVICE JETTY OPEN FOR FISHING VESSELS

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay the Service Jetty now free from 10 sunken fishing vessels, can once again be used for fishing operations.

         

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at the Hout Bay slipway is the "Repulse" (left) and the "Avril W" (right).

         

         
"BALUGURU" EQUIPPED WITH POWER BLOCK

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Baluguru", now being equipped with a power block for the catching of live bait as indicated by the red circle.

         
         

                     

        
                   LONGLINERS TAKING A REST

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay several longliners were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Estrela Do Mar", "Olivia Marie", "Shivon", "Boloko I", "Augusta 1" and "Aquilla".

                                    
"ESTRELA DO MAR"
          

                                           
"AQUILLA"
          

                                           
"SHIVON"
          

                                     
"AUGUSTA 1"
          

                                       
"BOLOKO 1"
          

   
           NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "SILVER HUNTER"

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is a new wooden nameplate as displayed by the "Silver Hunter", after the original nameplates got ripped from the vessel, after accepting a tow by the purse seiner "Star Crest", from the fishing grounds back to Hout Bay harbour during March 2016.
   
          

           
FORGET THE HIGH PRESSURE HOSE, NOR
           WIRE BRUSHES, GIVE ME AN WEED EATER!

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is a rather unusual sight onboard any vessel as this boat owner is busy repairing a weed eater onboard his yacht...
          
          
Perhaps the bottom of this yacht is so cluttered with sea grass that a high pressure hose and wire brush simply would not be able to do the job...instead one has to use a weed eater to get rid of all the sea grass...just wondering...

             
"UITGEBLEIKTE" OCEANA KREEFSKUITE

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Maart 2018 op Houtbaai is die kreefvloot van die Oceana Groep met hul "uitgebleikte" rompe, nadat daar gedurende 2017 oorgeskakel is na die "International" verf handelsmerk, waarvan die pigmentasie heelwat ligter is as die "Sigma" handelsmerk wat voorheen gebruik was, soos aangetoon word in die fotos hieronder.

          

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkels duidelik die nuwe en ou kleurskemas aan waar die boonste laag verf afgedop het...Dit gee mens alreeds 'n goeie idee van hoe lig die nuwe grys werklik is.

          

          
     
Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Maart 2018 van links na regs is "Patrysberg", "Swartberg", "Grysbok" en "Silver Fish".

          

                                     
"SWARTBERG"
          

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Eddie van Dyk" together with the "Biskop 1" berthed on her port side.

          

    
              ADDITIONAL LIFE RAFT FOR  "BISKOP 1"

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay the crayfish vessel "Biskop 1" was spotted with an additional life raft fitted on top of the wheelhouse roof.

Pictured below during the 2017 crayfish season only one life raft canister were present onboard the "Biskop 1" as indicated by the red circle.

                   

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 the red circle indicates the presence of two life raft canisters onboard the
"Biskop 1"

          

          
NEW CALL SIGN FOR "PLETTENBERG"

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay the crayfish vessel "Plettenberg" was spotted with a new call sign,
namely ZR8406.

                              
OLD CALL SIGN "ZR9648"
              

                              
NEW CALL SIGN "ZR8406"
          

                                    
"PLETTENBERG"
          

        
HOUTBAAI SE SKUITE WORD AL HOE GROTER...?

Dit raak al hoe meer opvallend dat die skuite wat vanuit Houtbaai werk al hoe groter geword het oor die afgelope paar jaar. Skuite wat voorheen net vanuit die Kaapse Dokke gewerk het, skuif nou
een-vir-een oor om Houtbaai toe...is dit dalk om rede dat hawegelde ter sprake is wanneer daar vanuit die Kaapse Dokke
gewerk word, dit terwyl Houtbaai "free for all" is...dit laat mens nogal dink.

          

   
HOUTBAAI SKUITE VERTOON TROTS HULLE KLOKKE

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Maart 2018 op Houtbaai is talle brass skeepsklokke soos vertoon deur die plaaslike vloot, iets wat mens nie meer aldag teŽkom nie. Weens die gedurige diefstal van skeepsklokke aanboord van ons vistreilers sal Trawler Heritage nie enige van die skuite se name bekend maak nie, net ingeval die skelms ook Trawler Heritage dop hou - tragies, dis al wat mens kan sÍ.

         

         

         

         

         
       PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay only three purse seiners were present namely "Oceana Orion", "Oceana Ruby" and "Oceana Concorde".

        
"OCEANA ORION" (left); "OCEANA RUBY" (right)               
         

                                 
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

 
"OCEANA CONCORDE" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates the damage to the port side weather boards onboard the bow section of the "Oceana Concorde".

         

   
                        "WAGTER" PAS SKUIT OP

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Maart 2018 op Houtbaai aanboord van die "Martin J" is hierdie goed versorgde skuit-hond wat seker maak dat die skelms nie hulle voete op die skuit sit nie. Woef!

         

  
NORTHERN MOLE LIGHT HOUSE TOWER DOOR SECURED

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at Hout Bay the door of the light house tower situated on the Northern Mole were back in place and secured with nylon rope for the time being after Trawler Heritage pointed out fingers to those responsible for maintaining the Hout Bay area. Now keep it that way, you know who you are dealing with.

                     

Previously posted on 20 January 2018 this is the state that Trawler Heritage found the light house tower in - unacceptable!

                     


         HOUT BAY HARBOUR DROWNS IN POLLUTION!

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 March 2018 is just one photo of unacceptable pollution inside the Hout Bay area. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!

         

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

      "HELENA MARIE" KARNUFFEL VIR "JAMIE JAY"

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 27 Maart 2018 in Port Elizabeth se hawe is die skade duidelik sigbaar aan die agterdek van die tjokkaskuit "Jamie Jay", nadat die skuit en die Suidkus kreefskuit "Helena Marie" in 'n botsing betrokke was.

                        
                        
(Photo: F.Malan)

                  "VEGKOP" GELAAI MET ANSJOVIS

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 vaar die "Vegkop" verby Sandy Point onderweg na Laaiplek, volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat by Gansbaai gevang is.

       

                    "STORMKOP" MAAK 'N TREK


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 is die "Stormkop" besig om 'n trek te maak buitekant Sandy Point.


       

                 SANDY POINT SE KAAIE STAAN OOP


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 is 'n ongewone gesig om enige skuit te sien teenwoordig in Sandy Point hawe, nadat die hele pelagiese op daardie stadium besig was om Ansjovis te vang by Gansbaai.


       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 is die kaai van Sandy Point Cannning, met net "Oceana Garnet" teenwoordig.

       


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 is die kaai van Suid-Oranje, met net "Viva" en "Paraclete" teenwoordig.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 op Sandy Point skeepshelling is die "Antonie W II". Die "Antonie W II" word tans skoon geverf nadat die skuit vir 'n paar maande onaktief in die hawe gelÍ het.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 lÍ die grootmasnet van die "Antonie W II" afgetrek op die Houtkaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 op Sandy Point skeepshelling lÍ die "Bosbok" nog onaangeraak sedert die laaste Trawler Heritage opdatering.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die diamantskuit "Santa Isabel", netjies geverf nadat die skuit ook onlangs besoek afgelÍ het aan die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling.

       

            IN AFWAGTING VIR DIE SNOEK SEISOEN

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die tunaskuit "Colin B" van Houtbaai, in afwagting vir die koms van die eerste skole Snoek.

       

               MAINTAINING THE "NOMMER SEWE"

Pictured below on Saturday 24 March 2018 at Sandy Point harbour is the crayfish vessel "Nommer Sewe" with some new features. Let's have closer look. Indicated by the red circle is new handrails fitted to the whaleback.

       

Pictured below is the nameplate of the "Nommer Sewe" previously displayed on the whaleback.

    

Pictured below on Saturday 24 March 2018 is the revamped nameplate of the "Nommer Sewe" as displayed on the whaleback...the only thing missing is the fishing code "K".

  

Pictured below on Saturday 24 March 2018 is the refurbished deck winch standing on the deck of the "Nommer Sewe".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die "baba" houtskuit in die Suid-Afrikaanse pelagiese vloot, "Harrier". Soos te siene is die skuit die netjies geverf nadat die skuit onlangs besoek afgelÍ het aan die Sandy Point skeepshelling.

       

                       "PARACLETE" SKUIF WEG

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 word die vasmaaktoue van die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete" ingetrek ten einde die skuit weg te vat na die Regeringskaai om plek te maak vir die pelagiese vloot wat reeds oppad terug was van Gansbaai met Ansjovis aanboord.

         

         

         

                               THE SMELL OF MONEY

Pictured below on Saturday 24 March 2018 the reduction plant of Amawandle Pelagic at Laaiplek is in full production as one load after another is being discharged at the factory.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 op Laaiplek is die "Doloreze" (voor) en "Eigeveld" (agter) wat nie soos die res van die vloot die lang pad Gansbaai toe aangedurf het nie.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 op die Laaiplek skeepshelling lÍ die "South West Falcon".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 op die Laaiplek lÍ die "Atlantic Leader" met 'n vrag Ansjovis en wag haar beurt af om afgelaai te word by Amawandle Pelagic.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 24 Maart 2018 op die Laaiplek lÍ die "Vegkop" met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat besig is om afgelaai te word by die fabriek van Amawandle Pelagic.

         

                          "ZOLANI "...FAR FROM HOME

Pictured below on Saturday 25 March 2018 the East Coast purse seiner "Zolani" from Port Elizabeth is seen here berthed alongside the Government Jetty at Laaiplek.

          


      "PENQUIN 1" VISITS THE SALDANHA BAY YACHT CLUB

Pictured below on Friday 23 March 2018 is the former Crayfish vessel "Penquin 1", shortly after the vessel was hauled out of the water at the slipway facility of the Saldanha Bay Yacht Club. Seen below one will immediately notice that the main mast together with stays and derick has now been removed from the vessel as well as all navigational equipment and aerials from the top of the wheelhouse roof.

       
Die kostes verbonde aan die uithaal van die skuit by hierdie slip moes heelwat goedkoper gewees het as om van Saldanhabaai Yachtport gebruik te maak...? Die seiljagklub se kommandeer moenie verbaas wees as hy na afloop van die kreefseisoen oorval gaan word deur oproepe van kreefskuit skippers nie...

SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY...THE WHEELS ARE COMING OFF

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 it is evident that the wheels of the Saldanha Bay slipway are literally busy to fall off as illustrated in the photos below. Great consternation were present at the slipway recently during the launching of the "Harvest Florita", after a number of wheels became detach from the slipway frame. Let's have a closer look...

Pictured below from a stance everything may seem to be okay, but look closely!

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the red circles indicate just one pair of several snapped bolts connecting the wheels to the slipway frame...ouch!

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          GOOD-BYE "GLEN MIST "!


Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 on the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay some of the remains of the "Glen Mist", which included a section of the keel and hull planking, is seen here on the back of a truck ready to be taken away to the rubbish dump.


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "AOGATOA" SAILS BACK TO "PORT JOLLY"

Trawler Heritage is perhaps not the biggest fan of tugs, but sometimes the rules need to be bent...just to give Port Nolloth some coverage. Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tug "Aogatoa" based at Port Nolloth, which is being used to serve the numerous diamond recovery vessels working off the Namaqualand coastline.

        

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift, the rudder of the "Aogatoa" is being rigged into position.

        

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 is the bow thruster of the "Aogatoa".

                    

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 onboard the "Aogatoa" is the view from the rear deck looking out onto the Alfred Basin, as the vessel is being prepared to be lowered back into the water.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 Table Mountain is left behind in the wake of the "Aogatoa" as the vessel steams north, back to her home port at Port Nolloth, 400 nautical miles away.

           

   CRACK APPEARS IN "BENGUELLA PRIDE"
TRANSOM

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 March 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay, the red circle indicates a seam opening in the transom of the "Benguella Pride".


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 SALVAGING THE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II "

Pictured below on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Saldanha Bay several pump hoses are connected to the hull of the "Atlantic Pride II" as the salvaging team of Guerrini Marine continues to salvage the vessel.



         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 18 March 2018 the red circles indicate canvas sheets nailed to the hull of the "Atlantic Pride II" in order to plug holes.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
"HARVEST FLORITA" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 18 March 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hake stern trawler "Harvest Florita" from Mossel Bay. At present the entire hull had received a fresh layer of paint. Amongst other things new steel plates had been welded into the bow section of the vessel, replacing thinned-out plates.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 18 March 2018 is new steel plates welded into the stern ramp area of the "Harvest Florita".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 18 March 2018 the red circle indicates where new steel plates had been welded into the bow section of the "Harvest Florita", basically from the top of the bulwarks right down to the waterline.

           
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           BRAND NEW TUNA VESSEL CATCH FIRE AT
                              WEST COAST BOAT YARD

Pictured below on Sunday 18 March 2018 at Vredenburg is the "Dr.Fish", the latest vessel to join the proudest fishing fleet in the world. The "Dr.Fish" is seen here standing on a trailer at the premises of the Sachal boat yard ready to be towed to sea. However, disaster struck earlier during the day after the entire wheelhouse of the vessel was gutted by a fire - one day prior to the official launch of the new vessel.

                      

   N.S.R.I ASSIST CHOKKA VESSELS OFF ST.FRANCIS BAY

On Saturday 17 March 2018 the N.S.R.I station at St.Francis Bay had two separate call outs to evacuate ill crewmen from the chokka vessels "Silver Dorado" and "Jika" who was engage in fishing in the area.

At 07h28 on Saturday 17 March 2018, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II to patient evacuate a 41 year old Humansdorp fisherman from the Chokka
fishing boat "Jika" suffering Hemoptysis reportedly since Friday. On arrival on the scene, off-shore of Mosterts Hoek, the patient was taken aboard the sea rescue craft and brought to the Port of St Francis in a stable condition and he has been transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance for further treatment.

                                             
"JIKA"
       

At 20h44 Saturday 17 March 2018 the NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew lauched the sea rescue craft "Spirit of St Francis" to rendezvous with the chokka fishing boat "Silver Dorado" 3 nautical miles off-shore of St Francis Bay to patient evacuate a 41 year old Port Elizabeth fisherman suffering seizures. On arrival on the scene the patient were transfered onto the sea rescue craft and brought him to the sea rescue base where NSRI paramedic treated the man for dehydration and hyperglycaemia and he has been transported to hospital by Private care ambulance in a stable condition.

                                   
"SILVER DORADO"
          

        NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "SOUTH WEST PETREL"

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 the red circle indicates a new Onwa radar onboard the "South West Petrel", to accompany the existing JRC radar onboard the vessel.
 
       

 
"CAPE CHALLENGER" NEW FISHING CODES ON DISPLAY

Previously posted on 1 March 2018, Trawler Heritage indicated the new steel letters being welded to the hull of the "Cape Challenger". Indicated by the red circle below the new fishing code letters are seen painted in white.

       

               QUICK PAINT JOB FOR "VIKING RUBY"

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 rapid progress had been made in order to complete the paintjob on the hull of the "Viking Ruby", since the last report on 14 March 2018.

       

           LAS PALMAS LONGLINER ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Las Palmas based longliner "Ibsa Quinto" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

       
Net twee aande tevore moes hierdie einste skuit omtrent zig-zag tussendeur die nette van die trawlkampioene so aan die suid-weste kant buite Kaappunt oppad na die Kaapse Dokke...

    
HAKE LONGLINERS AND TUNA POLERS RETURN HOME

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of various fishing vessels who had return home from the fishing grounds over the past 24 hours. Amongst the fleet back home were "Armando","Ku-Ula", "Elandsberg","Wilmag", "Tomren" and "Comet".
                                       
                                     
"KU-ULA"
       

                                      
"TOMREN"
       

                                 
"ELANDSBERG"
       

                                     
"WILMAG"
       

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin the tuna longliner "Comet" is seen here maneuvering into position alongside the "Abraham T" shortly after the catch was off-loaded.

       

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin from left to right is "Weskus II", "Christie Sue" and "Comet".
 
       

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 alongside the Fish Quay the crew of the "Armando" is busy cleaning the fish hold of the vessel shortly after the catch was off-loaded.
    
       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 15 March 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds over the past 24 hours. Amongst the fleet home were "Sistro", "Compass Challenger","Ludwani" and "Ferox".

                                       
"SISTRO"
       

                       
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                   
"LUDWANI"
       

                                         
"FEROX"
       

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin only a couple of fishing vessels were present as the rest of the fleet was still out at sea fishing off Hondeklipbaai. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Ouma", "Sao Gabriel", "Oceana Rocket", "Weskus II" and "Christie Sue".

                                       "ABRAHAM T "

        

                                     
"WESKUS II "
             

                
"CHRISTIE SUE " (left); "OUMA" (right)
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the neatly painted crayfish vessel "Impala", who still has not participate in the 2017/2018 West Coast crayfish season.

        

FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Malagas II", "Adelette" and "Fiskorn" to mention just a few.

        

                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                              
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 is "Adelette", "Malagas II" and "Kentucky".

        

Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 alongside the Fish Quay is the hake longliner "Sea Pride II".

        

      
         "VIKING RUBY" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 is the swordfish longliner "Viking Ruby"on the Cape Syncrolift  for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.


        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 14 March 2018 the stern trawler "Portunity" and the side trawler "Armana" was the latest deep sea trawlers to have docked at South Arm recently.


                                    
"PORTUNITY"
        

                                       
"ARMANA"
        

'n BESOEK AAN LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE (BEGRAAFPLAAS)

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 5 Maart 2018 is digte
mis in Lambertsbaai se begraafplaas, ekskuus ek bedoel hawe.
Op die skeepshelling lÍ die "Atlantic Skipper" (al vir meer as 2 jaar onaktief) verlate met planke wat uit die bakboord sy verwyder is.


          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die voormalige kreefskuit "Danielle" verlate.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ 'n ou verwaarloosde kreefbakkie genaamd "Blue Pearl".

          

                

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die verwaarloosde kreefskuit "Gertruida".

          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ nog drie onaktiewe skuite. Van links na regs is "Benmar H", "Askala" en "Penny".

          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ nog twee onaktiewe skuite, die "Oom Maans" (links) en "Almar" (regs). Ook by hierdie skuite lyk die algehele kondisie van die skuite maar sleg.

          

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel lÍ 'n dooie seeduiker op die wielhuis se dak van die "Almar".

          

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel is daar net een ou pap gedrukte "tyre-tjie" teenwoordig tussen die "Oom Maans" en die "Almar"...en so klap en stamp die skuite teen mekaar dag na dag.

         

So tussen al die onaktiewe skuite in Lambertsbaai was daar darem 'n paar skuite teenwoordig wat aktief gebruik word. Onder andere was drie skuite naamlik "Alana", "Boesmanland" en "Boland" net 'n paar dae van tevore ook in Saldanhabaai opgemerk.

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Three Coins".


         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Boland".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Silver Fish", geverf in die tradisionele kleurskema van die eens magtige Lamberts Bay Canning...dis hoe ons altyd vir Lambertsbaai sal onthou.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die kreefskuite "Boesmanland" (links) en "Hiram" (regs).

         

                       
"HIRAM", WAAR IS JOU RAFT?

Aangetoon hieronder met die rooi sirkel is die plek waar die "raft" veronderstel is om gemonteer te wees.


                          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die diamantskuit "Highlander".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Alana".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 5 Maart 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Jacob V".

         

                         
"SANTA ISABEL" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 on the Lamberts Bay slipway is the diamond recovery vessel "Santa Isabel" neatly painted.


         

        
LATEST PROGRESS ON "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai longliner "South West Condor". Since the last report, primer paint had been added to the wooden hull.
  

          

Pictured below the red circle indicates a large area of the port side shelter deck of the "South West Condor" which had been repaired with marine ply sheeting, laminated with a few layers of fiber glass.

          

      
"ADMIRAAL DE RUITER" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the longliner "Admiraal De Ruiter". One of unique features of this former Dutch beamer, is the unusual small propeller which is being used on this 108 feet vessel.


          

          

    
      "ATLANTIC LEADER" GOES BACK TO SEA


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 the "Atlantic Leader" is being lowered back into the water at the Cape Syncrolift.


          

          

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 linesmen are standing by to release the "Atlantic Leader" from Syncrolift bed.

          

Pictured below the lines are being hauled onboard the "Atlantic Leader".

          

          

Pictured below the "Atlantic Leader" maneuvers into an opening at the West Quay.

          

Pictured below the "Atlantic Leader" was moored alongside the West Quay for about 30 minutes before the vessel once again departed for Laaiplek.

          

 
NEW WHEELHOUSE WINDOWS FOR "CAPE CHALLENGER"


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the latest progress made in order to fit new sliding windows into the bridge of the "Cape Challenger".


          

Pictured below grinder sparks are evident as the new frame is being fitted.

          

                  
IN THE QUEUE AT THE FISH QUAY


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 several hake longline and tuna pole vessels are berthed alongside the Fish Quay, waiting in the queue to off-load their catches. Amongst the vessels present were "Tomren", "Herman S", "Werkendam" and "Adelette".


          

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 is the "Herman S" (against the quay) with the "Werkendam" berthed on her outside.
                      
              


Pictured below the red circle indicates the missing "S" which was painted onto the bulwarks recently, for it is not indicated on the wooden nameplate.

          

                                         
"TOMREN"
          
           
                                         
"ADELETTE"
            

  
              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 is a selection of hake stern and side trawlers who had returned to the Cape Docks recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Forest Lily", "Fuchia", "Okombahe", "Avro Warrior", "Lincoln" and "Foxglove".


                                        
"FOREST LILY"
                        

                                       
"OKOMBAHE"
         

                                         
"FUCHIA"
         

                                  
"AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                      
"FOXGLOVE"
         

                                      
"LINCOLN"
         

           
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin only a couple of fishing vessels were present as the rest of the fleet was still out at sea fishing off Hondeklipbaai. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Allison", "Sao Gabriel", "Windhoek", "Sandveld III" and
"Ku-Ula".


         

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Ku-Ula", who had return to port from the fishing grounds during the early morning hours.      

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Windhoek", who had return to port from the fishing grounds during the early morning hours.

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Ouma", who had return to port from the fishing grounds during the early morning hours.

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "South West Petrel", who had return to port from the fishing grounds during the early morning hours.

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Silverfern", who had return to port from the fishing grounds during the early morning hours.

         

                           
"NEWLANDS" BACK HOME


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin the crayfish vessel "Newlands" is seen berthed at her usual space, after spending some time fishing out of Saldanha Bay.


         

                 
THE NARROW STERN OF "IMPALA"


Pictured below on Monday 5 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin the red circle indicates the very narrow transom of the old crayfish vessel "Impala".

                      

   
              NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "SPARTICUS"


Pictured below is a new nameplate fitted to the whaleback rails of the "Sparticus", an purse seiner from Mossel Bay, replacing the old vinyl stickers previously displayed on the whale back.


                                    OLD VINYL STICKERS
          

                 
                  NEW NAMEPLATE
              
            
  (Photo: F.Malan)
   
         
DIE OTTERS STAAN REG OM BO-LYN TE VAT...


Afgeneem hieronder in St.Francisbaai hawe is twee hond-mak otters wat langs die "Sparticus" op die kaai staan terwyl daar Sardyn afgelaai word, in afwagting vir hulle deel van die vangs!
          

         
         
(Foto: F.Malan)

Afgeneem hieronder het elke otter 'n Sardyn ontvang wat sommer net daar op die kaai verorber is.

         
         
(Foto: F.Malan)                     

    IRVIN & JOHNSON STERN TRAWLERS RETURN HOME

Pictured below on Sunday 4 March 2016 the Irvin & Johnson hake stern trawlers, "Foxglove" and "Fuchia" were spotted sailing off Mouille Point towards the Cape Docks on route from the fishing grounds in a stiff South-Easterly breeze.

                                    
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                       
"FUCHIA"
             

             DIE WRAKKE VAN SALDANHABAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 3 Maart 2018 is die jongste verwikkelinge op Saldanhabaai rakende die berging van verskeie skuite. Kom ons kyk hoe ver die manne intussen al gevorder het.

Afgeneem hieronder is die boeg van die "Brandaris" wat weer net-net bokant die oppervlakte begin uitsteek.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is die agterstewe van die "Glen Mist" wat weer net-net bokant die oppervlakte begin uitsteek.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is langs die spore van die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is nog oorblyselfs te siene tydens laagwater van die "Namutoni".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is op die perseel van die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is daar besig met die opsny en verwydering van die "Pluto".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens) 

                "HARVEST FLORITA" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Saturday 3 March 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hake stern trawler "Harvest Florita" from Mossel Bay. At present the entire hull had been sandblasted in order to prep the hull for a fresh layer of paint. Amongst other things new steel plates will be welded into the bow section of the vessel, replacing thinned-out plates which at certain places measures only 4mm thick...ouch!


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              NEW GENSET FOR "SOUTHERN CROSS"


Pictured below on Saturday 3 March 2018 on the jetty at Saldanha Bay is a new turbo charged Lovol genset unit to be installed onboard the aquaculture vessel "Southern Cross", replacing the existing Lovol genset unit onboard the vessel.

         
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 3 March 2018 is an dedicated opening in the deck of the "Southern Cross" through which the genset needs to be lowered onto the engine bed. Being a catamaran hull, the space down below is very limited.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin only a couple of fishing vessels were present as the rest of the fleet was out at sea fishing off Hondeklipbaai. Berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ubuntu", "Allison", "Sao Gabriel", "Armando", "Conquistador" and "Cape Challenger".


                         "Ubuntu" (left); "Allison" (right)   
              

                                       "ALLISON"
          

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 the seagulls gather on the rear deck of the "Allison" in an attempt to snatch some of the live bait present in the bait tanks.

          

                                          
"ARMANDO"
          

                                  
"OCEANA ROCKET"
          

                                    
"SANDVELD III "
          

     STAALVERSTERKINGS VIR "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"


Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 1 Maart 2018 op die Kaapse Syncrolift is addisionele staalversterkings wat aangebring is op die agterstewe van die "South West Condor", soos aangetoon in rooi sirkels. Versterkings soos die is noodsaaklik vir skuite wat werk vanuit Gansbaai.


          

          

              

            "ATLANTIC LEADER" OP DIE SYNCROLIFT


Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 1 Maart 2018 op die Kaapse Syncrolift is die "Atlantic Leader" vir herstelwerk aan haar skroef-as.


          

Afgeneem hieronder gee oom Jan "Plank" van Eigevis persoonlik aandag aan die stuur van die "Atlantic Leader".

               

         OUD-WALVISBAAIERS SAAM OP DIE SYNCROLIFT


Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdagaand 1 Maart 2018 op die Kaapse Syncrolift staan twee voormalige pelagiese skuite van Walvisbaai weer langs mekaar, naamlik "Atlantic Leader" (links) en "South West Condor" (regs). Alhoewel die son al onder was, was daar nogtans volstoom gewerk aan die roer van die "Atlantic Leader", soos te siene aan die geel vonke wat spat.


          

      NEW FEATURES ONBOARD "CAPE CHALLENGER"


Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin the red cirlce indicated oxygen bottles standing against the rails of the "Cape Challenger", this can mean only one thing - changes!

          

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 from a stance one would perhaps not notice any changes...let's have closer look as to what exactly is going on here.

          

Pictured below the bottom red circle indicates new fishing code lettering welded to the bow of the "Cape Challenger" which was previously not displayed. The top red circles indicates two window sections on the bridge which were removed and replaced by sliding window frames.

                       

            FINALLY, PROGRESS IS MADE ON "ALASKA"


Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 in the Alfred Basin the scrapping of the "Alaska" has once again been resumed after a section of the port side hull had been removed from the vessel since previously reported by Trawler Heritage.


        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 is a selection of hake stern and side trawlers berthed inside the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Casablanca", "Umlobi", "Okombahe", "Ferox" and "Compass Challenger".


                                    "CASABLANCA"
        

                                         "UMLOBI "
        

                                   "OKOMBAHE "
        

                                          "FEROX"
        

                         "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
        

                   "STAALKOP " QUEUING FOR ICE

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 alongside South Arm is the hake longliner "Staalkop" berthed alongside the ice bunker.


        

            FISHING FLEET RESTING AT COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty only a couple of fishing vessels were present as the rest of the fleet was out at sea fishing off Hondeklipbaai at the time. Amongst the fleet home were "Tina", "Kentucky", "Vlaeberg" and "Riviergans"


                   

                                             
"TINA"
        

                                    
"RIVIERGANS"
        

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Kentucky" back home, after she was spotted on the Sandy Point slipway towards the end of January 2018

        

  LATEST FEATURES ONBOARD "COMET "- FISHING CODES


Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 alongside the Fish Quay the "Comet" was spotted displaying new fishing codes on her bow and stern as indicated by the red circles.


        

Pictured below the red circle on the left indicates that the edge of that particular nameplate, made from 2mm thick ABS material got damaged. As predicted by Trawler Heritage a while back those ABS nameplates fitted onto the stern of the "Comet" will not last very long...

          

Pictured below on Thursday 1 March 2018 is the name of the "Comet" as presented on the front face of the wheelhouse, together with some creative animation of picture depicting a comet as indicated by the red circle.

                 

                    
  
Is dit nou Halley se komeet of miskien die "Oceana Comet"?

      
"S.A. AGULHAS II ", WHERE IS YOUR CALL SIGN?

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdagaand 1 Maart 2018 langs die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke is die "S.A. Agulhas II", 'n
Suid-Afrikaanse regeringsskip wat funksioneer onder die vaandel van die Departement van Omgewingsake (DEA). Net soos al die ander skepe wat deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering besit word, vertoon hierdie skip ook nie haar unieke roepletter (ZSNO) nie.


        

Deur middel van animasie, toon Trawler Heritage hieronder aan dat daar oorgenoeg plek op die romp beskikbaar is om roepletters aan te bring sonder dat enige van die patryspoorte se sig belemmer sal word. 


        
    
SAMSA, nou help dit nie meer om weg te kruip nie, die hele 
               wÍreld kan nou sien dat julle agterloosig is!

               DIE OPKOMS VAN DIE "OCEANA MAAN"?

Afgeneem hieronder Donderdagaand 1 Maart 2018 is die volmaan soos gesien vanaf die V&A Waterfront...op daardie gegewe oomblik kan mens nie anders, as om weer terug te dink aan 'n eerstydse skuit
genaamd die "Oceana Maan"...

          


                THE LAST REMAINS OF THE "PLUTO"

Pictured below on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the last remains of the "Pluto". The hull was hauled onto dry on the southern side of the Saldanha Bay slipway into a special channel which was bulldozed for the purpose of scrapping the vessel.   

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     KYK NET HOE TREK SO 'N SKUIT!

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Februarie 2018 op die Presidentskaai op Saldanhabaai, het hierdie staalkabel al 'n moot in die betonkaai getrek waarvan die punt aan die gesinkte "Glen Mist" geheg is om te verhoed dat die romp weggespoel word.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        DIE BESTE POMP OP DIE DORP...


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 28 Februarie 2018 op Saldanhabaai is 'n reeks waterpompe in volle swang op die kaai in 'n poging om die gesinkte "Brandaris" weer vlot te maak.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
        KREEFSKUITE LANGS DIE PRESIDENTSKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 28 Februarie 2018 op Saldanhabaai is 'n seleksie van kreefskuite wat tans langs die Presidentskaai lÍ, waaronder die "Rooigoud", "Patrysberg", "Dabulamanzi", "Biskop 1", "Potberg", "Swartberg" en "Paulsberg" om maar net 'n paar te noem.


                    
"Patrysberg" (links); "Rooigoud" (regs)
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 
"Potberg" (voor); "Swartberg" (buitekant)
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                           
"Potberg"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        
"Potberg" (links); "Swartberg" (regs) 
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
Ons hoop maar al die fuike op die dek is mooi toegesluit...
          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                       
 "Biskop 1"
          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

 
N.S.R.I EVACUATE ILL CREWMAN FROM THE "MICHELLE"

On Sunday 25th February 2018 at midday, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated and the sea rescue craft "Spirit of St Francis II" was launched and rendezvoused with the Chokka fishing boat "Michelle" off-shore of Thyspunt.  NSRI medics treated a 61 year old local fisherman suffering hyperglycemia. He was brought to the St. Francis harbour and was transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a stable condition but sadly he has since passed away.

                                        "MICHELLE "
        

          CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING IN SALDANHA BAY

On Sunday 25 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay several crayfish vessels were present alongside the Presidents Jetty. Pictured below from left to right is "Biskop 1", "Boesmanland", "Boland" and "Alana".

    
   

             "GLEN MIST" STILL LAYING SUBMERGED

Pictured below on Sunday 25 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Glen Mist" is being supported by several steel wires and chains in order to prevent the hull to be swept away from the jetty.

    

Pictured below chains and steel cable runs right across the width of the Presidents Jetty to the bollards on the opposite side of the jetty - everything possible to prevent the "Glen Mist" to go completely missing...

    

    

         GERINGDE MEEU OPGEMERK IN FRANSKRAAL

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Februarie 2018 op Franskraal is 'n gesonde meeu opgemerk met 'n metaalringetjie aan die regterpoot soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel. As iemand dalk weet deur wie die meeu gemerk is, laat weet asseblief vir hulle dat een van hul meeue hier ronddwaal in die Franskraal omgewing.


              

                  

            "BRANDARIS" IS GOING DOWN AGAIN...

Pictured below late Friday afternoon 23 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the "Brandaris" is now laying deeper in the water than the previous day, listing over to the starboard side this time around.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        SALVAGING THE "BRANDARIS"

Pictured below on Thursday 22 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the salvaging team from Guerrini Marine is doing what they can in order to raise the sunken "Brandaris". Seen below the bow of the vessel has broke the surface, listing over to the port side.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
     GROOT SONVIS BINNE-IN HOUTBAAI HAWE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 22 Februarie 2018 in Houtbaai hawe is 'n groot sonvis wat in die hawe rond swem. Slegs 'n paar dae tevore is daar ook 'n reuse sonvis opgemerk in Sandy Point hawe.


    

    
(Photo: E.Meyer)

       "ATLANTIC LEADER" TO VISIT THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 alongside the West Quay in the Cape Docks is the "Atlantic Leader" who had arrived during the early morning hours on route from Saldanha Bay. The "Atlantic Leader" is one of those unfortunate purse seiners who had not been able to land a single catch thus far during the 2018 season due to maintenance issues. The "Atlantic Leader" has just spent several weeks at Saldanha Bay slipway facility but was sent to Cape Town for specialized work to be performed on her shaft.

        

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Christie Sue", "Abraham T", "Ouma", "Armando", "Werkendam", "Ku-Ula" and "Tomren" to mention just a few.


        

                                    "ABRAHAM T "
        

                                  "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                      "SANDVELD III"
        

                                    "HERMAN S"
        

             FRESH LAYER OF PAINT FOR "UBUNTU "


Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 in the Alfred Basin, two ship painters is busy to apply a fresh layer of paint to the starboard side of the shark longliner "Ubuntu".


        

        

          GANSBAAI LONGLINERS ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift two Gansbaai longliners were present namely "South West Condor" and "Saxon". Due to their physical dimensions they are too big to go onto the Gansbaai Slipway.


                            "SOUTH WEST CONDOR "
        

                                         "SAXON "
        

Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 these two guys working on the stern tube of the "Saxon", just could not understand why Trawler Heritage had to take 100 plus photos of the "Saxon"...

        

                    "BASANI" READY TO GO FISHING


Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift the hake stern trawler "Basani" is seen here neatly painted and ready to be lowered back into the water after spending a couple of weeks on the Syncrolift for maintenance.


        

            A PROP AND RUDDER FROM THE OTHER
                              SIDE OF THE WORLD...


Pictured below on Monday 19 February 2018 on the
Cape Syncrolift this unique prop and rudder configuration was spotted on a Taiwanese/Japanese/Vietnamese (wherever they may be from) fibre glass longliner. 

        
        

Pictured below the bottom red circle indicates little "wings" situated at the tip of each blade, whilst the top red circle indicates a "stopper" situated on the rudder pointing towards the hub of the propeller. Interesting technology indeed.

                     

        LAAIPLEK HAWE IS TOE GEMIS EN LEEG
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 18 Februarie 2018 staan die kaaie by Laaiplek nogsteeds leeg nadat geeneen van die pelagiese skuite tydens die nagtelike ure weer teruggekeer het huis toe nie.
      
         

                              "STORMKOP" LAAI AF

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Stormkop" nog besig om Ansjovis af te laai. Gedurende die nag is beide die "Aranos" sowel as "Vegkop" afgelaai.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 18 Februarie 2018 op Laaiplek neem die "Aranos" en haar bemanning 'n kort ruskans voordat hulle later gedurende die oggend weer koers noord sal vat om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

          

               SANDY POINT HAWE 18 FEBRUARIE 2018

         
Afgeneem hieronder is 'n seleksie van fotos wat gedurende Sondag 18 Februarie 2018 geneem is in Sandy Point hawe en Stompneusbaai, waarvan die aksie ook uitgebeeld word in die video genaamd Sandy Point Hawe 18 Februarie 2018.

    "EMERALD ISLE" FEATURES NEW RUBBING STRAKES

Pictured below on Sunday 18 February 2018, new half-round steel strakes were spotted on the starboard bow section of the "Emerald Isle", which was fitted to the vessel towards the end of 2017 at Saldanha Bay. Let's have closer look at the outcome of this project.

Pictured below during the 2017 pelagic season is the bow of the "Emerald Isle" without rubbing strakes as indicated by the red circle.


                

Pictured below is the new rubbing strakes welded onto the hull as indicated by the red circle...but...

          

Pictured below this is what happens when welders are too lazy to make use of a wire brush to remove welding spatter - a large section of the starboard bow section is contaminated with tiny rust marks.

          
                   
   Vakmanskap met 'n lang " F " vooraan....

Pictured below on Sunday morning 18 February 2018 in the mist at Sandy Point only two purse seiners were present namely "Silver Bounty" and the "Viva".
                                     
                                    "SILVER BOUNTY "
          

                  GROOT SONVIS BINNE-IN DIE HAWE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 18 Februarie 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is 'n reuse sonvis wat rustig in die hawe rond swem.

          

                        "SECHABA" KOM HUIS TOE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 18 Februarie 2018 was die "Sechaba" die eerste skuit om weer terug by die huis te wees in Sandy Point met Ansjovis aanboord. Die "Eigeveld" het op daardie stadium alreeds by West Point aangekom met 'n vrag Ansjovis, maar kon weens die digte mis nie op kamera vasgevang word nie. 

          

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Sechaba" onder die aflaaipomp by
Suid-Oranje. Dis nou 11:28 vm, kom ons kyk hoe lank gaan dit vandag neem om die skuit af te laai...

               

          "OCEANA ORION" SOEK GROENER WEIVELDE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 18 Februarie 2018 op Sandy Point kom die "Oceana Orion" aan in digte mis onderweg van Houtbaai in hul soeke na beter vangste as wat tans ondervind word in die suide.

          
Tegnies gesproke moet mens seker nie praat van groener weivelde nie, want vis wat groen of blou skryf op die sonar beteken in elkgeval nie veel nie, vis wat rooi skryf, nee selfs nog beter, baksteenrooi dis waarna "Oceana Orion" opsoek is na!

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die verlate kaai van die gewese pelagiese fabriek van Columbine Canning - in Trawler Heritage se opinie is dit tot vandag een van die sterkste kaaie wat konstruksie aanbetref, langs die hele kuslyn van Suider-Afrika.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die aflaaikaai en fabriek van St.Helena Bay Fishing in Stompneusbaai.

          

       "ADENIA" NADER DIE KANAAL BY STOMPNEUS
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 nader "Adenia" die eerste merker wat die kanaal na Stompneusbaai aandui.

          

          

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Adenia" in die kanaal met 'n vrag Ansjovis aanboord na die fabriek van St.Helena Bay Fishing.

          

Afgeneem hieronder nader "Adenia" die aflaaikaai van St.Helena Bay Fishing.

          
Trawler Heritage sal wat wil gee om daardie persoon onder oŽ te neem wie destyds besluit het om die fabriek van Sandy Point Canning tot niet te maak ten gunste van St.Helena Bay Fishing...

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Sechaba" nog onder die aflaaipomp by
Suid-Oranje. Die tyd staan nou op 13:10 nm. Julle moet opskud, die res van die vloot is oppad!

          

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Stormkop" noordwaarts vanuit Laaiplek om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

          

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Viva" verby Makrielbaai oppad na die noorde om Ansjovis te gaan vang - haar tweede trip vir die dag.

          

Afgeneem hieronder is die volgelaaide "Towerkop" oppad na Laaiplek met nog 'n vrag Ansjovis aanboord.

           

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Eigeveld" noorwaarts vir haar tweede trip van die dag, nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend 'n vrag Ansjovis by West Point afgelaai het. Ook die genset probleme waarmee die skuit huis toe gekom het was nou iets van die verlede.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Ruwekus" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
Suid-Oranje.  

           

Pictured below a mobile crane equipped with a power block arrives at the Government Jetty to provide assistance to the "Atlantic Endeavour" who was steaming home at the time with netting problems.

           

               DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE IS OPPAD HUIS TOE!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 van links na regs is die "Silver Challenger", "Southern Belle" en "Atlantic Endeavour" oppad terug huis toe met Ansjovis aanboord.

           

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Ruwekus" langs die aflaaikaai van Suid-Oranje, terwyl die "Sechaba" nog afgelaai word. Die tyd staan nou op 13:46 nm.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die volgelaaide "Mizpah" onderweg na Stompneusbaai om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te gaan laai.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die volgelaaide "Doloreze" onderweg na Slippersbaai om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te gaan laai.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Silver Challenger" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
West Point.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Southern Belle" onderweg na Stompneusbaai om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te gaan laai.

           

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Terrasan 1" noordwaarts vanuit Laaiplek om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

              

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Endeavour" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, 'n geskeurde net en gebreekte timble toue daarby...

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Ebb Tide" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
West Point.

           

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Sechaba" nogsteeds onder die aflaaipomp by Suid-Oranje. Die tyd staan nou op 14:22 nm. Dinge verloop darem weer so staaaadig vandag...

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Boetie Akie" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
Suid-Oranje. 

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Nossob" (lnks) en "Duinekus" onderweg na Sandy Point hawe met Ansjovis aanboord.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die volgelaaide "Star Crest" onderweg na Stompneusbaai om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te gaan laai.

           

Afgeneem hieronder nader die "Boetie Akie" die aflaaikaai van Suid-Oranje, terwyl die "Sechaba" nogsteeds aan die afgelaai is. Die tyd staan nou op 14:32 nm.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Silver Katonkel" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
West Point.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Duinekus" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
Suid-Oranje. 

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Nossob"
Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
West Point.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Alert III" onderweg na Stompneusbaai om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te gaan laai.

              

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
West Point.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Silver Dolphin" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir
West Point.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem
vir Suid-Oranje.

           

           

Pasop skepe, hier kom die "Lisa Ann"! Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Lisa Ann" onderweg na Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir Suid-Oranje.

           

                                         
"LISA ANN"
           

Afgeneem hieronder nader die "Lisa Ann" sowel as "Atlantic Enterprise" die aflaaikaai van Suid-Oranje, terwyl die "Ruwekus" op daardie stadium begin aflaai het. Die tyd staan nou op 15:57 nm.

           

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Umfana" oppad na Laaiplek met 'n vrag Ansjovis aanboord.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Kavalier" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis, bestem vir Suid-Oranje.     

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is vakmanne besig om 'n  triplex roller van "Atlantic Endeavour" te versien, terwyl die skuit se net op die kaai herstel word.

           

           

Afgeneem hieronder vertoon die "Oceana Pegasus" niks meer as net 'n wit spikkeltjie teenoor die agtergrond van 'n ertsdraer wat op anker lÍ. Die volgelaaide "Oceana Pegasus" was onderweg na Laaiplek op daardie oomblik.

           

                                              "EBB TIDE "
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Silver Challenger" uit Sandy Point hawe onderweg na West Point vir haar beurt om afgelaai te word.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Silver Dolphin" (links) en die "Silver Katonkel (regs).

           

                                   "SILVER DOLPHIN "
           

                                     "SILVER KATONKEL "
               

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is 'n crewman van die "Silver Katonkel" besig om die koptou om die bollard vas te trek.

           

                                             "NOSSOB"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Elomi" verby Sandy Point onderweg na Slippersbaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis aanboord.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Sechaba" uit Sandy Point hawe onderweg na die noorde vir haar tweede trip van die dag.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Dagbreek" onderweg na Sandy Point hawe met 'n vrag Ansjovis aanboord, bestem vir Suid-Oranje. 

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die aflaaikaai van West Point daar doer onder in die hoek.

           

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ het die "Boetie Akie" intussen onder die aflaaipomp van Suid-Oranje inbeweeg.

           

                                          "DAGBREEK"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die bemanning van die "Atlantic Endeavour" besig om weer hulle net aanboord te trek. Al die probleme met die triplex en die geskeurde net is nou iets van die verlede.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Doloreze" onderweg uit Slippersbaai na die noorde vir haar tweede trip van
die dag.

           

Nou kom en gaan die skuite, afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is die "Borderer" (links) onderweg na Sandy Point hawe terwyl die "Doloreze" (regs) weer oppad see toe is.

           

                                      "BORDERER"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat die onderstebo geskrifte op die focsle deur van die "Borderer", soos voorheen uitgewys op 10 Februarie 2018 nogsteeds aanwesig is.

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 lÍ en wag die pelagiese skuite langs die kaai van Suid-Oranje vir hul aflaaibeurt.

           


                                   DIE VERLOORDERS?

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 is 'n paar pelagiese skuite wat tot dusver gedurende die 2018 pelagiese seisoen nog nie 'n enkele vrag vis, om watter rede(s) ookal afgelaai het nie, waaronder die "Oceana Garnet", "Emerald Isle", "Antonie W II", "Ukuloba" en "Oom Arthur"...

                                     "OCEANA GARNET"
           

                                         "UKULOBA"
           

                                       "ANTONIE W II"
           

                                        "OOM ARTHUR"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 sit twee Kransduiwe op die radar van die "Oom Arthur". As die Kransduiwe begin nesskop op 'n skuit, dan is dit alreeds die eerste aanduiding dat daar nie veel beweging plaasvind op 'n skuit nie...

           

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Februarie 2018 staan die vlekhuis op Sandy Point hawe verlate. Nie meer vir lank nie, die Snoekseisoen is om die draai...

           

           
SCRAPPING OF THE "PLUTO" IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Sunday 18 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest made by Guerrini Marine in order to scrap the "Pluto". Seen below the accommodation structure positioned on the rear deck were removed as well as some deck planking. 

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 18 February 2018 is what is left of the forward deck area of the "Pluto" with the whale back structure and some deck planking which had been removed in the mean time.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
SALVAGING OF THE "BRANDARIS" COMMENCES

Pictured below on Sunday 18 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay, Guerrini Marine is now focusing on salvaging the "Brandaris". Seen below air bellows and air hoses are being connected to the vessel in order to raise it to the surface.

     
      (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 18 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the bow of the "Brandaris" begin to raise once again, after the vessel was laying completely submerged on the harbour floor.

     
      (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 18 February 2018 a diver from Guerrini Marine is busy plugging holes in the bow section of the "Brandaris".

     
      (Photo: J.Carstens)

                 LAAIPLEK HAWE IS VLAK EN LEEG
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 staan die kaaie by Laaiplek nog leeg nadat geeneen van die pelagiese skuite tydens die nagtelike ure weer teruggekeer het huis toe nie. Soos al van tevore uitgewys is deur Trawler Heritage het die Bergriviermonding oor die laaste paar jaar begin toeslik. Hierdie einste houtkaaie in die voorgrond is in die verlede gebruik deur groot houtskuite waaronder die "Elze Jeanne" en die "Oceana Mercury". Vandag is daar skaars genoeg water langs hierdie kaaie tydens laagwater vir 'n plaatskuit om in te kan dryf...


        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 langs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic is selfs nog 'n beter aanduiding dat baggerwerk dringend benodig word om die riviermonding dieper te maak. Die "Umfana" lÍ roerloos in letterlik 'n poeletjie modderwater langs die kaai.

        

                          THE SMELL OF MONEY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 at Laaiplek, smoke is seen pouring from the scrubber towers at Amawandle Pelagic.

        

                      SKOP, STERN, ROOK EN MODDER

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 beweeg die "Oceana Pegasus" weg van die aflaaikaai van Amawandle Pelagic om plek te maak vir die "Oceana Paragon" wie se beurt dit was om volgende af te laai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 op Laaiplek is die "Oceana Pegasus" onderweg na die Regeringskaai, voordat die skuit later die middag weer uit sou vaar om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

        

                      SKOP, STERN, ROOK EN SKUIM

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 beweeg die "Oceana Paragon" in posisie tot onder die aflaaipompe van Amawandle Pelagic.


        

                SEA GRASS GROWTH ON STERN THRUSTER
         
Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 at Laaiplek the red circle indicates sea grass growing on the stern thruster of the "Terrasan 1". Being in a semi-submerged position all the time, is the root problem for this headache. 

                   

Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 at Laaiplek the "Towerkop" is seen here berthed at Amawandle Pelagic after the vessel were discharged during the previous night.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 at Laaiplek the "Oceana Paragon" is seen here berthed at Amawandle Pelagic discharge jetty with suction pipes in her fish holds.

        

              DIE GESINKTE BAKKIE IS SKOONVELD...

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 by die Laaiplek sleephelling is die plek waar Trawler Heritage op 29 Januarie 2018 op die gesinkte bakkie (voertuig) afgekom het wat onder die water gelÍ het. Intussen is die voertuig verwyder, en tog dra niemand in die dorp kennis van die insident nie, eienaardig dat net Trawler Heritage dit opgemerk het...


        

                         DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar drie pelagiese skuite uit die Bergrivier oppad see toe om Ansjovis te gaan vang naamlik "Umfana", "Towerkop" en "Oceana Pegasus".


                                         "UMFANA"
        

                                      "TOWERKOP"
        

                                "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 at Sandy Point is the "Silver Dolphin", which was scheduled to set sail north in search of Anchovy later during that afternoon.

        

                          "HARRIER" ON THE SLIP
         
Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway, much needed attention is being given to the hull of the  "Harrier" who had been berthed inactive for several months.

        

Pictured below this wedge is supporting the bow of the "Harrier" on the cradle beam.

        


Pictured below is the mildsteel net board of the "Harrier" which is nearing the end of it's lifespan.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates just a few places where one can see right through the steel plating.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates damage to the fiber glass bulwarks on the starboard side of the "Harrier", which will require repair work.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 17 February 2018 the copper plates on the lower hull area of the "Harrier" is being sanded by a shipwright.

        

                        DUISENDE DOOIE KREEFIES

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling is 'n groot area wat bedek was met dooie skulpies en seegras wat afkomstig was van een van die wrakke wat onlangs geberg en opgesny was. Kyk mens egter mooi, sal daar opgelet word dat daar ook duisende dooie kreefies lÍ wat oŽnskynlik binne-in die romp van die gesloopte skuit vasgekeer was.

Vraag: Die Weskus kreef bron word tans as 'n bedreigde spesie geklassifiseer, hoe is dit dan moontlik dat 'n omgewingsimpakstudie nie vooraf gedoen is op die wrakke in die hawegebied, om te bepaal of daar enige seelewe is wat vooraf verwyder kon word en elders in die see teruggeplaas kon word, alvorens 'n kontrak vir die berging en sloping van die wrakke toegeken is nie?

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n paar kreefies langs mekaar uitgepak tesame met 'n R5 muntstuk om net vir lesers 'n idee te kan gee van hoe klein hierdie kreefies werklik is - en daar het duisende van hulle op skeepshelling gelÍ.

        
Moenie vir Trawler Heritage vertel daar was nie fondse beskikbaar om hierdie krefies te kon red nie. Die Suid-Afrikaanse regering hef die sogenaamde "groen belasting" op die aankoop van elke nuwe voertuig in Suid-Afrika. Dit is dan juis daardie belastinggeld wat afkomstig is van die "groen belasting" wat aangewend moet word vir die bewaring van ons natuurlike omgewing.

     
  "
BOSSIE BOKKOMS" DROOG NOG VERDER UIT
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling staan die half gesloopte romp van die "Bosbok" en bak in die son.

          

Afgeneem hieronder is dooie klossies swartmossels wat uitgedroog het op die romp van die "Bosbok".

          

       
         SUID-ORANJE SE KAAI STAAN LEEG
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 is die kaai van Suid-Oranje sonder die teenwoordigheid van enige pelagiese skuit, behalwe die van die middelwatertreiler, "Paraclete". 

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 arriveer die "Boetie Akie" in Sandy Point hawe met 'n vrag Ansjovis aanboord wat bykans 100 seemyl vanaf die hawe in 'n noordelike rigting gevang is.

        

                        
DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Oceana Paragon", (wat intussen klaar afgelaai het by Laaiplek, en gaan ys laai het by St.Helena Bay Fishing), vanuit Stompneusbaai om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar "Mizpah" uit Stompneusbaai om Ansjovis te gaan vang. Maar nou moet Trawler Heritage eers weer pad vat Laaiplek terug toe, want die Laaiplekskuite is oppad rivier toe...

        

                 20 minute later, weer terug op Laaiplek....
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Aranos" die Bergrivier binne met ruime gevul met Ansjovis.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Vegkop" die Bergrivier binne met ruime gevul met Ansjovis.

        

        

        

           HOKAAI, STOP VIR "VEGKOP" NET DAAR,
       TRAWLER HERITAGE HET IETS OPGEMERK!
         
Hierdie foto van die "Vegkop" soos afgeneem tydens die 2017 pelagiese seisoen, val die klem op die posisie van die skuit se naam en hawe van registrasie soos vertoon op die agterstewe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 sal daar opgelet word dat die skuit se naam en hawe van registrasie veel hoŽr teenop die netbord vertoon word as voorheen. Dis reg so "Vegkop", jy kan maar weer aanhou kaai toe.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 is die "Vegkop" (links) en "Aranos" (regs) langs die aflaaikaai van Amawandle Pelagic.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 is die Regeringskaai nog selfs leŽr as vroeŽr gedurende dag met slegs die "Terrasan 1" en "Loeriesfontein" wat nog langs die kaai lÍ.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Ankoveld" die Bergrivier binne met 'n bietjie Ansjovis in haar ruime.

       

       

          

Afgeneem hieronder is alreeds die eerste letsels van oorlog te bespeur op die boeg van die "Ankoveld", skaars twee weke na die aanvang van die nuwe seisoen.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 vaar die "Stormkop" die Bergrivier binne met ruime gevul met Ansjovis.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 is die "Stormkop" oppad na die aflaaikaai van Amawandle Pelagic.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagaand 17 Februarie 2018 word daar nog volstoom gewerk om die "Aranos" klaar af te laai.

       

                "NANJA" GOES BACK TO SEA
         
Pictured below on Saturday evening 17 February 2018 the port tender "Nanja" is seen here berthed alongside the jetty at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay.

               


                "ANKOVELD" WAITING IN THE QUEUE
         
Pictured below on Saturday evening 17 February 2018 at Laaiplek the "Ankoveld" is berthed alongside the jetty, waiting for her turn to discharge the catch at Amawandle Pelagic.

       

       

         RED-UPON-WHITE, THE PELAGIC FISHERMEN'S
                           SIGNAL OF PERFECTION

       

           SAMSA HANDHAAF DUBBELE STANDAARDE

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 in Port Elizabeth se hawe is die "S.A Agulhas", 'n Suid-Afrikaanse regeringsskip wat funksioneer onder die vaandel van die Departement van Omgewingsake (DEA).

     

SAMSA is gekant teen lugbesoedeling en tree streng op teen privaatbooteienaars wie se skuite oormatig rook. In die foto hieronder borrel die rook egter uit die skoorsteen van die "S.A Agulhas", afkomstig vanaf een van die generators aanboord van die skip, en dit terwyl SAMSA se embleem pryk op die skoorsteen!

Vraag: Hoe is dit dan moontlik dat SAMSA optree teen booteienaars wie se skuite oormatig rook, maar nie teen vaartuie wat behoort aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Regering nie?

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 17 Februarie 2018 in Port Elizabeth se hawe val die klem op die brug area van die "S.A Agulhas". Dit is baie duidelik dat die roepletters van die "S.A Agulhas", naamlik "ZSAF" nÍrens op die skip sigbaar is nie. SAMSA verplig booteienaars om roepletters te vertoon, indien nie word 'n seewaardigheidssertifikaat eenvoudig nie uitgereik nie.

Vraag: Aangesien die roepletters van die "S.A Agulhas" nie vertoon word, beteken dit dus dat die skip tans onseewaardig is, maar nogsteeds ter see is?

Op die huidiglike oomblik vertoon nie die patrollievaartuie, nog navorsingsskepe wat bedryf word deur die Departement Bosbou, Landbou en Visserye (DAFF)  hul onderskeie roepletters nie.

Vraag: Op grond waarvan is dit moontlik dat vaartuie van Departement Bosbou, Landbou en Visserye (DAFF) kwytgestel word deur SAMSA, deurdat hulle nie roepletters hoef te vertoon nie? 

      

Sal ons dan ooit daardie middag buitekant Gansbaai kan vergeet toe 'n patrollievaartuig daar opgedaag het en boetekaartjies op die see uitgedeel het aan Gansbaai skuite wat nie roepletters vertoon het nie?
  
Net om weer almal se geheue te verfris, hier is die roepletters gelys van vaartuie wat besit word deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering, maar om watter rede(s) nie vertoon word nie.

 "RS Algoa" - ZR4311
 "RS Ellen Khuzwayo" - ZR7358
 "RS Africana" - ZUAB
 "Ruth First" - ZR2205
 "Lillian Ngoyi" - ZR4180
 "Sarah Baartman" - ZRSB
 "Victoria Mxenge - ZR4256
 "S.A Agulhas" - ZSAF
 "S.A Agulhas II" - ZSNO

Hierdie aangeleentheid van dubbele standaarde soos toegepas deur SAMSA laat mens dink aan daardie Bybelvers waar daar geskryf staan: "Waarom sien jy die splinter in jou broer se oog raak, maar die balk in jou eie oog merk jy nie op nie?"

       
NUUTSTE TOEVOEGING TOT "UKULOBA"...
                                  ROEPLETTERS!

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 16 Februarie 2018 in Sandy Point is die nuutste toevoeging tot die pelagiese skuit "Ukuloba", wat nou die roepletters ZR2804 vertoon.

          

                        LAAIPLEK, WAAR SELFS DIE
                   LAND ROVERS AREA KODES HET...

          

   PURSE SEINERS IN THE QUEUE AT AMAWANDLE

Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018 at Laaiplek, three purse seiners loaded with Anchovy in the holds are berthed alongside the discharge jetty of Amawandle Pelagic. From left to right is "Oceana Pegasus", "Towerkop" and "Oceana Paragon".

        

                              "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                   LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY NEAT AND TIDY


Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018 at the Laaiplek slipway facility the premises were left clean and tidy by Guerrini Marine, after the scrapping of two former sunken fishing vessels at the slipway recently.


        

Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018 at Laaiplek only four purse seiners were not at sea, (except for the vessels present at the discharge jetty) namely "Eigeveld", "Umfana", "Loeriesfontein" and "Terrasan 1".

                                     "EIGEVELD"
        

                                        "UMFANA"
        

                                 "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018, this steel band indicated by the red circle has become detach from the bulwark of the "Loeriesfontein".

                  
     
As daar nie binnekort aandag aan die probleem gegee word,
                        sal die voorvlerk dit namens julle doen!

Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018,
the red circle indicates that one of the rollers of the triplex net winch onboard the "Loeriesfontein" had been removed for repairs.

        

                                    
"TERRASAN 1"
        

Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018 new stainless steel stanchions are being fitted on top of the portside shelter deck onboard the "Terrasan 1".

        

             LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "TERRASAN 1"

Pictured below on Friday 16 February 2018, the red circle indicates the newest feature onboard the "Terrasan 1" - a sticker added next to the vent located on the starboard side of the wheelhouse stating "Close In Case Of Fire"...

        

            "GLEN MIST" SINK TOE WRAGTAG WEER

Na aanleiding van die jongste nuus opdatering rakende die berging van die "Glen Mist", toon die foto hieronder aan wat geneem is op Donderdagaand 15 Februarie 2018, dat die "Glen Mist" alweer gesink het nadat die skuit onlangs vlot gemaak is...

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          GAT OOR KOP SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 14 Februarie 2018 op Saldanhabaai staan 'n mobiele hyskraan wiele in die lug op die Presidentskaai, nadat die kraan besig was met die hantering van betonblokke. Geen persoon of skuit is beseer of beskadig tydens die voorval nie.

       
         
Nou kan jy darem daai onderstel lekker ghries smeer!

       SCRAPPING OF THE "GLEN MIST" IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Monday 12 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the remains of the "Glen Mist" after most of the upper wooden hull on the port side had been removed. The overall condition of the woodwork in the bow section of the vessel however, proved to be in excellent condition.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                       
MELTED CADBURY TUMBLES?

Pictured below on Monday 12 February 2018 are literally hundreds of metal balls found clustered together inside the hull of the "Glen Mist" which was uncovered during the demolishing of the hull.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday 12 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the team from Guerrini Marine is still busy to remove the rear accommodation structure from onboard the "Pluto".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               
NUWE STAALPLATE VIR "PAKAMANI"

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 12 Februarie 2018 is nuwe staalplate wat ingesweis is op die stuurboordsy van die
"Plak-a-Mani", verskoon ek bedoel eintlik "Pakamani"...

        


             "ALLEY CAT" RUNS AGROUND AT P.E.

Pictured below on Sunday 11 February 2018 the commercial handline fishing vessel "Alley Cat" is seen here hard aground on the rocks at Hobie Beach Port Elizabeth after the vessel had run aground in the early morning hours. The crew managed to safely evacuate their vessel. During high tide on Monday 12 February 2018 the 40ft "Alley Cat" was towed from the rocks by a chokka vessel, from where the vessel was hoisted onto a Portnet lift at P.E. harbour for inspection and repairs.

           
           
(Photo: Supplied)

    
   "GLEN MIST" REAR WHEELHOUSE ON THE JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 11 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is close-up photos of the rear wheelhouse of the "Glen Mist" laying on it's side on the Presidents Jetty, after it had been removed from the vessel recently.

                                           TOP VIEW
         

                                          REAR VIEW
         

                                        FRONT VIEW
         

                  
"NAMUTONI" HULL DISINTEGRATES

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway is some remains of the sunken "Namutoni" after most of the hull had simply disintegrated during the salvage operation.

         

                             "PLUTO" WORD GESLOOP

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 10 Februarie 2018 werk die span van Guerrini Marine letterlik dat die rook staan aanboord van die "Pluto", tydens die afbreek van die staalwielhuis op die agterstewe.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the remains of the "Atlantic Pride II" which still needs to be removed from the harbour area.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the Gansbaai hake longliner, "I Do", resting alongside the Presidents Jetty. 

       

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay from left to right is "Benguella Pride", "Biskop I" and "El Pescador".

       

           "HARVEST KROTOA" RESTING ON ANCHOR


Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Harvest Krotoa" resting on anchor just off the Sea Harvest jetty.


       

   "HARVEST FLORITA" ARRIVES AT SALDANHA BAY


Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Harvest Florita", fishing for Seavuna out of Mossel Bay. Over the next couple of week the vessel will receive a major refit. Amongst other things her bow section will receive new steel plates which has become too thin.


       

       
Daar is 'n paar hawens waaraan Trawler Heritage kan dink waar mens eerder nie met sulke mooi toerusting moet opdaag nie, Houtbaai hawe is een van hulle, hulle sal sekerlik daardie wiele al die eerste aand afsteel...

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay a crane is standing by on the Presidents Jetty to lift a trawl winch from the main deck of the "Harvest Florita".


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the rigging crew prepares the lifting tackle.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the lifting gear are secured to the trawl winch.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                          
Up she goes!                 

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 "NAMUTONI" VERRYS UIT DIE DIEPTES

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 10 Februarie 2018 lÍ die boeg van die "Namutoni", 'n voormalige sleeptreiler van Mosselbaai, gereed om uit die water gehaal te word by die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling nadat dit deur Guerrini Marine geberg is. Die "Namutoni" is  meegesleur na die bodem deur die "Atlantic Pride II"  nadat die laasgenoemde skuit gesink het gedurende Oktober 2012 in Saldanhabaai se hawe

        

    

                    "GREGORY JUSTIN" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Gregory Justin", just one of four West Coast based purse seiners who at the time, had not land a single catch thus far during the 2018 pelagic season.


                       
                       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      WAT MAAK OOM GIDEON DAAR?

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 10 Februarie 2018 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is 'n hyskraan gereed om hulp te verleen om 'n masjien uit 'n gesloopte Japanese vistreiler te lig...

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Aangetoon hieronder in die rooi sirkel maak die Akasaka masjien sy te voorskyning uit die romp van die wrak.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
    SCRAPPING OF THE "GLEN MIST" IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress in order to scrap the remains of the "Glen Mist" which was raised recently from the seabed.


                        
                        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 the aft steel accommodation structure of the "Glen Mist" is seen laying on the Presidents Jetty on it's side after it had been successfully removed from the vessel.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 demolition work continues as a section of the starboard bulkhead of the fish hold had been removed. On the far left a diesel tank is still visible.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 excavator is being used to hoist a section of the port side bow area from the vessel. 

                            
                            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 is some rotten knees situated on the starboard side of the vessel.

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
DIE NOORDE-WEER HOU DIE SKUITE BY DIE HUIS

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 10 Februarie 2018 op Gansbaai waai die noordweste wind wit op die water, net te sterk vir die pelagiese skuite om see toe te gaan, maar elders langs die Weskus op daardie stadium het manne bo-lyne weg gegee...

           

   
       "UMFONDINI" FITTED OUT FOR CRAYFISHING

Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Gansbaai is the "Umfondini", perhaps better known as a purse seiner, who has recently been transformed into a crayfish vessel. Let's have a closer look at the revised deck layout.

           

Pictured below is a large fishing code (K) on the whaleback of the "Umfondini" which denotes West Coast crayfish.

                      

Pictured below is the sorting box together with bait boxes on the deck of the "Umfondini".

        

Pictured below is the derrick, now rigged to haul crayfish pots onboard.

        

Pictured below the purse seine net is still onboard the vessel but under covers.

        

Pictured below is the powerblock, now also being covered by Anchovy net to protect the rubber spool from the sun.

        

          
"BORDERER"...WHERE THINGS WORK THE
                                OTHER WAY AROUND...


Pictured below on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Gansbaai, these photos were taken just minutes before the "Borderer" was about to set sail to Sandy Point harbour, when Trawler Heritage noticed some rather unusual scripts onboard the vessel, for some reason never spotted before. Let's have a closer look...

Indicated by the red circle below, the "Keep Closed at Sea" signage on one of the focsle doors is being displayed upside down for some unknown reason...

        
 
Daar is mos 'n gesegde, wat was eerste, die eier of die hoender?
 In "Borderer" se geval is dit egter wie was eerste, die plakker teen
 die deur of die deurskanier...

Pictured below is the stainless steel stern post situated on the starboard transom side of the "Borderer". Looking closely one will notice typical boat building notations written on it indicating "PRT Agter" and "PORT" as indicated by the red circles...

                    

So how on earth the stainless steel re-enforce plate intended for the port side of the vessel, ended up onto the starboard side of the vessel nobody will perhaps ever know, but it just proves that onboard the "Borderer", things indeed work the other way around...

    

                                    
"BORDERER"
                 

                'n VERGETE HOK UIT DIE VERLEDE...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 10 Februarie 2018 op Kleinbaai het Trawler Heritage op hierdie hok afgekom waar dit vergete staan in die agterplaas by een van die wonings op die dorp. Trawler Heritage het die hok positief geindentifiseer dat dit afkomstig is van die pelagiese skuit "Silver Snapper", van Gansbaai.

                  

                   "BLACK SOPHIE" WAVES GOOD-NIGHT

Pictured below on Saturday evening 10 February 2018 is the "Black Sophie", a well known landmark situated just outside the harbour entrance at Kleinbaai.

         

                          "NANJA" VISITS YACHTPORT

Pictured below on Friday 9 February 2018 the port tender "Nanja" is being lifted out of the water at the Yachport facility at Saldanha Bay harbour for work to be performed on the prop shaft of the vessel.

       

       

                      "NANJA" VISITS DASSEN ISLAND

Pictured below on Thursday 8 February 2018 at Dassen Island, the Saldanha Bay port tender "Nanja" was chartered to collect rubbish as well as the main engine of a Toyota Cruiser from the island as seen below.

        

Pictured below on Thursday 8 February 2018 on the main deck of the "Nanja", the freight is secured and ready for transportation to the main land.

                          

            DIE KREEFSKUITE HANG UIT BY DASSEN!

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 7 Februarie 2018, is 'n foto ingestuur deur oom Toni, skipper van die "Swordfish", van die kreefvloot wat tans werk by Dasseneiland.

                

                               SKUITE SONDER NAME

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 6 Februarie 2018 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die skoongeverfde skuite "Pakamani" (voor) en "Atlantic Leader" (agter).

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 6 Februarie 2018 is 'n groot gat op die stuurboordsy van die "Pakamani" waar nuwe staalplate nog ingesweis moet word.

      
 
Met al die stukkies gelapte staalplate in daardie skuit se romp, gaan ons een van die dae eerder moet praat van "Plak-a-Mani"...

                        "GLEN MIST" ON PORT SIDE

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Glen Mist" is seen here berthed on her port side in order to remove the accommodation area situated aft. Since last reported most of the port side bulwarks have been demolished as well.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below all objects from the main deck has been removed, all that remains is the bollard on the bow.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

             
REMOVAL OF "GLEN MIST" BULKHEAD

Pictured below on Monday 5 February 2018 a crane truck is standing on the Presidents Jetty as a section of a rear bulkhead is being removed from the "Glen Mist".

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)
               
          
ON THEIR WAY TO THE SCRAP YARD...

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday 5 February 2018 the fish hold coaming together with the dewatering screen has been removed from the "Glen Mist" since last reported.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                           
DOWN THE ENGINE ROOM...

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday 5 February 2018 the engine room of the "Glen Mist" was a hive of activities, as all efforts were focusing on the removal of heavy machinery from this area. Seen below of the water pumps are being secured to be lifted overboard.

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below lifting equipment is being lowered to remove the cylinder head of the Caterpillar main engine.

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                         
               UP SHE GOES!

             
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the cylinder head is being hoisted overboard, one of the few Caterpillar marine engines ever to be seen on Trawler Heritage that has reached the end of their 9 lives!

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below it is evident that the "Glen Mist" was standing, no make that floating, on her last legs with a series of rotten knees spotted on the starboard side aft on the vessel.

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   LATEST PROGRESS ON SALVAGING THE "GLEN MIST"

Pictured below on Saturday 3 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the salvaging of the "Glen Mist" continues. Seen below the metal net board once situated on the starboard side of the vessel has been completely removed since last reported, but the rest of the vessel has been transformed into a complete wreck during the salvage operation...

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the main deck of the "Glen Mist", nothing noticeable has survived.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is an opening cut into the main deck in order to gain access to the bilges.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is an opening cut into the main deck in the net bin area to gain access to the diesel tanks situated in the engine room.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is one of the rotten deck beams situated near one of the fish hold openings.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               
"GLEN MIST" MEETS AN EXCAVATOR

Pictured below on Friday 2 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Glen Mist" is still floating high and dry for the moment. With the absence of an overhead crane facility at the jetty, the salvage company was making use of an excavator to remove heavy objects from the vessel. Let's have a closer look at the action.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below slings are attached to the port side shelter deck which was the next item to be removed from the vessel.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below a piece of the shelter deck are cautiously being lifted over the bulwarks.

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the shelter deck is now completely removed from the vessel. Next item to be removed will be the accommodation area situated aft on the vessel.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                   "INTINI" PREPARES FOR LONGLINING

Pictured below on Friday 2 February 2018 at Saldanha Bay the top lines of the hake longliner "Intini" is seen here laying on the Presidents Jetty.

   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)
 
                  GROOT SKOOL ANSJOVIS DOP UIT
                      BINNE-IN DIE KAAPSE DOKKE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 2 Februarie 2018 is 'n rare verskynsel nadat 'n groot skool Ansjovis onverwags 'n verskyning gemaak het langs die Ooskaai in die Kaapse Dokke, en dit so tussen die tunaskuite ook nog van alle plekke!

                      
                      
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                          
                          
(Photo: L.de Kock)

          
BUSY SCENES AT SANDY POINT SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the Sandy Point slipway was a hive of activity, let's have a closer look at all the activities taking place at the slipway.

Pictured below is the tuna pole vessel "Oceana Topaz", an formidable purse seiner from Hout Bay in days gone by and still a Trawler Heritage favourite for that matter.


           


Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 a SAMSA inspector is busy inspecting the lower hull of the "Oceana Topaz"...

           


Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 is basically just an empty hull of the "Bosbok" standing on the slipway. Due to several Asian longliners to be scrapped at Saldanha Bay, the contractor has moved his labour force to Saldanha Bay before returning back to Sandy Point to scrap what is left of the "Bosbok".

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 is the remains of the dead-wood section of the scrapped purse seiner "Atlantic Pioneer" laying on the Sandy Point slipway.

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 is the hake longliner "Kentucky" is standing alongside the "Oceana Topaz". Looking closely one will notice that a large surface area just above the waterline on the starboard side of the vessel was cladded with marine ply sheets and also to be covered with fiber glass - now if that was a good idea Trawler Heritage is not so sure about, what happens when one of the planks situated underneath those sheets needs to be replaced? It's going to be a huge mess!

           

           

                         
THE WRECKS ARE ALL GONE!

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point both the "Atlantic Pioneer" as well as "Capricorn" has been removed from their "graves" by Guerrini Marine. The remains of both vessels were still present in the harbour area at the time.


           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is the only wreck still present in the harbour area namely that of the former steel vessel "Santa Monica". The vessel was successfully raised by Guerrini Marine but...their is some "baggage" attach to this vessel, money being one of them...let's rather move one...

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is the remains of the old wheelhouse of the Walvis Bay monk trawler the "Oupa Jan", which was extensively rebuilt by Tallie Marine during 2017. The old wheelhouse was simply bulldozed and will be removed from the harbour area in the next couple of days.

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is the remains of the keel section of the scrapped vessel "Atlantic Pioneer". Taking into consideration that this keel is already 52 years old, the wood itself is in pristine condition.

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is a mountain of planks which originate from the "Atlantic Pioneer", waiting to be removed from the harbour area.

           


Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is a mountain of planks which originate from the "Capricorn", waiting to be removed from the harbour area.

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is a piece of the forward hog originating from the "Capricorn", laying close to the water's edge.

                  

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is a toilet laying in the harbour area which has originate from the scrapped vessel "Groenveld II"...the strongest object on any fishing vessel as proved by Trawler Heritage time and again!

           

   
   MOET ASSEBLIEF NIE TOUE IN DIE WATER GOOI NIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is twee gevalle waar nylon toue in die hawegebied opgemerk is wat net wag om op 'n shaft te draai...


           

           

             
REPARATIONS IN PROGRESS FOR "GYS B"

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point reparation work is in progress onboard the obsolete crayfish vessel "Gys B" who had sunk during January 2018 inside the harbour area.


           

No wonder a part of the forward whaleback has disintegrated...who on earth uses hardboard to construct a whaleback?

           


Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at the Sandy Point harbour the West Coast crayfish vessel "Debnal" is seen here standing idle on a cradle. Due to an reduction in the TAC set for West Coast crayfish during the 2017/2018 season, the "Debnal" will remain inactive for the entire duration of the season.


                     

    
          "EDDIE VAN DYK" TO GO CRAYFISHING

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the crayfish vessel "Eddie van Dyk" is seen here rolling into Sandy Point harbour on route from Velddrif to load her crayfish traps onboard.


           

                                 
"EDDIE VAN DYK"
                   

Shortly after arriving at Sandy Point harbour, a truck from Paternoster Visserye arrived at the jetty with crayfish pots on the back to be loaded onboard the "Eddie van Dyk".  
                               
           

 
SEA PRIDE PROCESSORS, WHERE IS YOUR PRIDE?

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point the
mid-water trawler "Paraclete" is seen here with repairs being made to her fishing net.


           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 is a badly worn-out South African flag as displayed by the "Paraclete". What's more, the flag is hanging upside down as well. Come on, surely you guys can afford to display a better flag, where is that sense of pride?

                 

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is a rare sight in any South African fishing harbour...a mid-water fishing net is present on the jetty.

           


                SEA WATER POLLUTION AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point a huge diesel spill is visible on the surface, being blown closer to the entrance of the harbour by a stiff north-westerly breeze, presumable dumped by one of the iron ore carriers laying on anchor in the bay at the time. 


           
   
         NEW FEATURES FOR "DUINEKUS" AND "EBB TIDE"

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point the "Duinekus" was spotted with a deck crane, something that has never featured onboard this vessel.


           

           

Previously posted on Trawler Heritage on Tuesday 19 September 2017 the badly damage nameplate of the "Ebb Tide" was shown as indicated below...

           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point the "Ebb Tide" was spotted with her name and area code being painted on the whaleback, thus getting rid of any nameplates at all. Looking closer one will notice that the painter had forgot to initially create stencils for the letters "5" and "P", and thus had to add it afterwards, by hand...

          

          



  
      PURSE SEINER FLEET AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Sandy Point is a selection of purse seiners currently present in the harbour.


                                         
"LISA ANN"
           

                                     
"EMERALD ISLE"
           

                                     
"OCEANA GARNET"
           

           
                                    "SILVER DOLPHIN"
           

                                 "SILVER KATONKEL"
           

                                 "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
           

                                                 "VIVA"
           

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the "Ankoveld" is seen here sailing out of Sandy Point harbour on route to Laaiplek.

           

         PELAGIESE VLOOT MAAK GEREED VIR OORLOG

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ 'n vloot pelagiese skuite wat tans gereed gemaak word vir die nuwe seisoen. Kom ons gaan kyk hoe sake verloop daar op die kaai.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op die  Laaiplek Slipway lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" in afwagting vir nuwe planke en verfwerk wat nog voltooi moet word.

          

Afgeneem hieronder is die skeepstimmermanne besig om vrot stukke hout te verwyder.
    
              

          

Aangetoon in die rooi sirkel hieronder, het die skuit in die Laaiplek Slipway se embleem van die muur afgeval...

          

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op die Laaiplek lÍ die stokvislanglynboot "Highland Queen" vir 'n beurt om op die Laaiplek Slipway te gaan. Dit is die eerste keer in meer as twee dekades dat die "Highland Queen" weer haar verskyning maak in die Bergrivier.

          

                    ONS GROET NOG 'N STRYD-OS!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van fotos van die laaste oorblyfsels van die voormalige pelagiese skuit "Kranzberg" wat tans gesloop word deur Guerrini Marine, nadat die skuit vroeŽr die maand weer vlot gemaak is. Die skuit het vir bykans 2 jaar gesink langs die Regeringskaai gelÍ.

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die oorblyfsels van die agterstewe op die bakboordsy van die skuit.

          

Afgeneem hieronder is die oorblyfsels van die maspaal en tenke van die skuit wat op die sleephelling uitgetrek is.

          

          

          

                         LAAIPLEK (SINKPLEK) VAN
                            SKUITE EN BAKKIES...

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ 'n "gesinkte bakkie" by die sleephelling in die hawegebied. Die opdrifsels is egter afkomstig van die "Kranzberg" wat tans gesloop word op die sleephelling.

          
             nou kan jy daai bakkie se onderstel darem lekker
                                 ghries tydens laagwater...

      
DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKE, LAAIPLEK HAWE 
                                   VERSTIK IN ROMMEL!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek is weereens voorbeelde van swak dienslewering aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Visbedryf deur die Departement Publieke Werke, met Laaiplek se hawe wat besaai lÍ met rommel.

           

           

           

           

           

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

 "
KAVALIER", NOU IS JULLE VLAG HEELTEMAL VERKEERD!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek is die skoongeverfde "Kavalier". Onder andere spog die skuit weer met 'n splinternuwe Suid-Afrikaanse vlag op haar boeg, maai aai mense, die kleurskema op die nuwe vlag is dan die verkeerde kleure....

           

Afgeneem hieronder die ou vlag van die "Kavalier" soos vertoon gedurende die 2017 pelagiese seisoen, en let mooi op na die korrekte kleurskema...

           

Afgeneem hieronder die nuwe vlag van die "Kavalier" soos vertoon gedurende die 2018 pelagiese seisoen...met die wit en geel kleurskemas wat op verkeerde plekke aangetoon word...

           

 
        
         MODERNE WATERMERK KUNSWERK?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek toon die rooi sirkel buitegewone verfwerk aan op die snorbaard van die "Loeriesfontein". Waarom die watermerk nie net eenvoudig wit geverf is met 'n rooi agtergrond daarby saam nie sal nugter alleen weet...

           

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite tans teenwoordig in die Bergrivier waaronder "Vegkop", "Ankoveld", "Eigeveld", "Stormkop" en "Terrasan 1" om net 'n paar te noem.   

                                          
"VEGKOP"
           

                                       
"TERRASAN 1"
           

                                        
"STORMKOP"
           

                                        
"ANKOVELD"
           

                                         
"EIGEVELD"
           

     
          AQUACULTURE VESSELS IN ACTION

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 several aquaculture vessels were seen working out of Saldanha Bay. Amongst them were "Blue Ocean", "Karlo" and "Southern Cross".

                                      
"BLUE OCEAN
          


                                         
"KARLO"
          

                                
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
          

                                       
"AQUATIC V"
          

     
             PURSE SEINERS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay, four purse seiners were present namely "Atlantic Enterprise", "Umadala", "Gregory Justin" and "Atlantic Leader".

                            
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
          

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the net stacker of the "Atlantic Enterprise" is seen mounted into position once again after it was removed from the vessel towards the end of December 2017 for maintenance purposes.

          

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the "Gregory Justin" is seen here left almost unattended since the painting of the vessel commenced during December 2017. In the meantime only the purse seine net has been hauled onboard the vessel, but apart from that no noticeable progress had been made in order to prepare the vessel for the new pelagic season...and for such an formidable vessel like the "Gregory Justin" and her crew, this is a sad story indeed.

          

                                        
"UMADALA"
          

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the "Atlantic Leader" is seen here on the Saldanha Bay slipway for a new paint job and general maintenance. The vessel surely will be a late starter to the 2018 pelagic season.

          

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 the "Pakamani" is seen here on the Saldanha Bay slipway for a fresh layer of paint and some new steel plates to be welded into her starboard side over the following weeks.

                      

    
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay the only stern trawlers present were "Harvest Selina" and "Therney".


                              
    "HARVEST SELINA"
         

                                        
"THERNEY"
         

                    
RE-BUILDS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress made in order to rebuilt the "Drakenskop" and "Emerald". Looking at the "Drakenskop", no progress had been made over the past month, while onboard the "Emerald", shipwright Colin Benjamin and his team is still in full force, renovating the vessel.


                                   
"DRAKENSKOP"
         

                                      
"EMERALD"
         

               
CRAYFISH VESSELS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay several crayfish vessels were present namely "Benyami", "Patrysberg", "Rooigoud" and "Silver Leader" to mention just a few.

Pictured below from left to right is "Rooigoud", "Patrysberg" and "Benyami".
   
         

         

                                
"SILVER LEADER"
         

      
          LATEST PROGRESS ON SALVAGING
                         SALDANHA BAY WRECKS


Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Glen Mist" is seen floating with a heavy list to port side.

         

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Pluto" is seen floating once again after it was salvaged by Guerrini Marine.

         

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay the salvage team of Guerrini Marine is seen working on the hull of the sunken fishing vessel the "Brandaris".

         

        
       ASIAN LONGLINER AT THE BREAKERS

Pictured below on Monday 29 January 2018 at the Saldanha Bay Slipway this Asian longliner is currently being scrapped after it was

left behind at the Cape Docks by her overseas owners, which has left harbour authorities with no other option but to give the green light to scrap her.

         

    SALDANHA WORD NOG 'N SACHAL CHUKKY RYKER

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 lÍ die "Penquin 1" op anker in Saldanhabaai hawe. Die "Penquin 1" was 'n paar dae gelede nog gewaar deur Trawler Heritage op Houtbaai waar die skuit al die afgelope 8 jaar onaktief vertoef het. Die "Penquin 1", 'n voormalige kreefskuit van Lambertsbaai bring die getal Sachal chukkys teenwoordig in Saldanhabaai op 12 bote te staan. Die "Penquin 1" het ook in die vroeŽ 2000's gewerk vanuit Rooibaai, waar die skuit gereeld te siene was langs die kaai van oom Rene Zamudio.

           

          FISHING FLEET RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 28 January 2018 several fishing vessels were resting alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Atlantic Enterprise", "Umadala", "Irma", "Jacob V", "Benyami" and "Intini", to mention just a few.

    

           "FLYING SCOTT" BACK AT HOEDJIESBAAI

Pictured below on Sunday 28 January 2018 the port tender, "Flying Scott" is seen here resting on her mooring at Hoedjiesbaai after the vessel was extensively refurbished over the last few months at the Yachtport facilty at Saldanha Bay. Amongst other things the vessel now has a red painted hull from it's previous grey painted hull.

    

                     "PLUTO" FLOATS ONCE AGAIN

Pictured below on Sunday 28 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay the salvage team of Guerrini Marine has successfully raised the sunken "Pluto" from the seabed.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       DAAR SWEM GANSE ONDER IN DIE BAAI, MAAR DIS NIE
                       GANSBAAI NIE, DIS HOEDJIESBAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 27 Januarie 2018 swem die ganse in die see voor die Hoedjiesbaai Hotel.

    

    

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 27 Januarie 2018 in Saldanhabaai lÍ 'n groot skool harders voor die boeg van die "Glen Mist".

    

                  "GLEN MIST" FLOATS ONCE AGAIN

Pictured below on Saturday 27 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Glen Mist" is seen floating once again, but not without the aid of several water suction pipes, pumping out water from the hull as quickly as the bilges are getting flooded again.

    

    

                
'n STUKKIE VAN "SILVER SNAPPER"
                  WORD BEWAAR VIR DIE NAGESLAG

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 29 Januarie 2018 op Laaiplek in die S.A Visserye Museum is die nuutste toevoeging tot die museumuitstalling - die roepletterbord afkomstig van die pelagiese skuit "Silver Snapper", wat Trawler Heritage gaan uithaal het uit 'n vuilgoedblik op die Gansbaai skeepshellling, nadat die "Silver Snapper" vroeŽr die maand die skeepshelling besoek het.

         

   GOOI LOS, DIE 2018 PELAGIESE SEISOEN HET BEGIN!

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 26 Januarie 2018 vaar 'n pelagiese flotilla in ongure weersomstandighede suidwaarts in die rigting van Kaappunt onderweg van hul verskeie Weskus hawens, om pelagiese vis te gaan soek.

                                          
"ARANOS"
     

                                  "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
          

                     "GLEN MIST" PLAYS HARD TO GET

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress made in order to raise the sunken "Glen Mist".


                           
                           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 the bow section of the "Glen Mist" begins to appear above the water, but for the moment it was the only noticeable progress.

                           
                           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 is an spaghetti array of water pump pipes and air lines as JC Diving Services continues their battle with the "Glen Mist".

                           
                           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 are various suction pipes connected to a manifold on the Presidents Jetty.

                           
                           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 the main mast with the radar stand still bolted to it, can be seen resting upon the dewatering screen after the entire main mast together with stays and derricks have disintegrated...what a mess!

                           
                           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

At the end of yet another day's hard work on Sunday 21 January 2018 it seems as if all efforts were worthless as the bow of the "Glen Mist" yet again begin to sunk deeper into the water...
                              
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
                 "ATLANTIC LEADER" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway is the Laaiplek purse seiner "Atlantic Leader" on the slip for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 is the starboard stern area of the "Atlantic Leader", typical like any other purse seiner the chafing marks on the hull, caused by the purse seine net are evident.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 the grid coolers of the "Atlantic Leader" is heavily infested by black mussels.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Also present on the Saldanha Bay slipway on Sunday 21 January 2018 is the "Pakamani" on the starboard side of the "Atlantic Leader", while the vessel on the far right-hand side is an obsolete Asian longliner currently being scrapped.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           JC DIVING SERVICES  CUTTING THEIR TEETH
                                        FOR "GLEN MIST"


Pictured below on Friday 26 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the salvage team of JC Diving Services are back with a vengeance in order to salvage the "Glen Mist". Let's have a closer look at the action.


    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Friday 26 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay a welder is busy bending steel bars with a cutting torch...

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Friday 26 January 2018 these plugs were specially made up for the next attempt, consisting out of plywood bolted to an angle iron frame with some mildsteel pipe and even plumbing accessories fitted to the plywood board.

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Friday 26 January 2018 one of the plugs is being lowered over the fender onto the "Glen Mist" to one of the divers standing on the bulwark of the vessel.

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Standing on the shelter deck one of the suction pipes are being connected to a plug.

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the plug assembly is being taken down into the hull of the "Glen Mist".

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Friday 26 January 2018 the bow of the "Glen Mist "is just above the water, tomorrow the battle will continues...

                         
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 28 January 2018 the bow of the "Glen Mist" is floating higher out of the water than ever before, at last progress is noticeable!

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        
DIE BESTE POMP OP DIE DORP?

Pictured below on Sunday 28 January 2018 a diver inspects one of the many water pumps present on the Presidents Jetty...

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          
PROBEER JULLE NOU DIE SEE LEEG POMP?

Pictured below on Sunday 28 January 2018 is the impressive sight to see all the water pumps in action simultaneously!

    
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)


                                 
                           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below it was quite interesting to note the all the different number plates being displayed on the water pump trailers. Some came from Vredenburg, others from Bellville and even as far as Gansbaai!

      
 
           Die enigste pomp nie teenwoordig was 'n windpomp...

                

    
              SEAWIN-SISTERS VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 the "Seawin Sapphire" as well as her sister "Seawin Diamond" were present on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.


                                   
"SEAWIN SAPPHIRE"
           

                                  
"SEAWIN DIAMOND"
           

                       NEW HULL PLATES FOR "BASANI"


Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift, new hull plates are to be welded into the hull of the "Basani" on the forward bow section on either the port as well as starboard side of the vessel.


           

           

                                       THIS SIDE UP?


Pictured below the red circle indicates the emblem of an arrow pointing upwards on the trawl gantry of the "Basani".


           

                                       IN THE GRAVE YARD


Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at the Cape Docks, both the "Intersea 21" and the "Keetmans" was seen berthed in a section of the harbour known as the "grave yard" - for once a vessel is berthed here, it will surely end up at the ship breakers....


                                      "INTERSEA 21"
           

                                          "KEETMANS"
           

                      "UBUNTU" ARRIVES BACK HOME


Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 the shark longliner "Ubuntu" is seen here entering the Duncan Dock on route to her berth at the Elliot Basin.


           

              
      
                               


    
             

                                 
   


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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                FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Allison", "Conquistador", "Ouma", "Armando", "Werkendam", "Oceana Topaz" and "Cape Challenger".


           

                               
       "BLUE DOLPHIN"
           

                                       
"WERKENDAM"
           

                                  
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
           

                                         
"SAO GABRIEL"
           

Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 alongside the West Quay in the Cape Docks is the "Oceana Topaz". Shortly after this photo was taken the "Oceana Topaz" set sail to Sandy Point harbour, where the vessel was booked to be hauled out of the water at the Sandy Point slipway facility. We will meet up again with "Oceana Topaz" in a day or two at Sandy Point harbour to follow up on her condition.

           

                 "ALASKA"...NOU, NOU, NOU WAT NOU?


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 24 Januarie 2018 langs die Weskaai is die half gesloopte romp van die "Alaska". Dit wil voorkom asof daar nou heeltemal belangstelling verloor is met die slopingsproses. Gaan die skuit nou maar net so lÍ, of is julle van plan om klaar te maak, wonder 'n mens nou?


           

             "LUDERITZ STAR" GETS AN UGLY SCAR!


Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Luderitz Star", now featuring an ugly scar on her starboard bow. At a previous visit this scar was not present on the vessel.


           

Pictured below is a close-up view of the scar, and one has to agree that that must have been a hard impact to cause such damage to a wooden hull vessel.

           
                 Please, don't argue that is wasn't there previous,
                      Trawler Heritage has a photo to proof it...

  
   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels present namely "Chris Trautman", "Sailfish", "Riviergans", "Staalkop", "Adelette" and "Kariba" to mention a few.


             

Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 the red circle indicates an a new extension arm mounted to the starboard mast stay of the "Mpho", with an LED spotlight mounted towards the end of the extension arm.

           

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 24 January 2018 is a selection of hake stern and side trawlers berthed inside the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Stevia", "Okombahe", "Compass Challenger", "Ludwani", "Armana" and "Lincoln".


Pictured below the "Stevia" docks at South Arm on route from the trawling grounds.

           

                  
"LUDWANI" (left); "LINCOLN" (right)
           

                                           
"ARMANA"
           

                            
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
           

                                         
"OKOMBAHE"
           

                                  
"KHULISA EYETHU"
                 

           
   
  Aan die einde van nog 'n suksesvolle dag, draai ons die trip
                   valves toe en word dit tyd om bonks te vat...


                                   "TYGERBERG" ATTEMPTS THE
                         GREAT ESCAPE...BUT FAILS!

Pictured below on Sunday 21 January 2018 the "Tygerberg", a 25ft handline fishing boat from Struisbaai is about to be safely hauled out of the water after her mooring line parted, causing the vessel to drift out of the harbour area. The local N.S.R.I. was alerted and were able to connect a tow line to the "Tygerberg" just in time, as the vessel was about to be washed onto a reef.

       
       
(Photo: N.S.R.I)

 
HOUT BAY HARBOUR WRECK CLEAN-UP IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is a series of photos taken at the Hout Bay slipway as the cleaning-up operation and the salvaging and scrapping of 18 fishing vessels are under way.

                       

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is site office of Guerrini Marine at Hout Bay harbour. Seen below is numerous fuel tanks standing on the premises. Pictured to the left is the wheelhouse of the "Ocean Steel 1".

          

Indicated by the red circle is the remains of the main mast of the "Ocean Steel 1".

                

Pictured below rusting machinery, scrap metal and various bits and pieces are present on the quay as the salvaging and cleaning up of the sea bed inside the harbour area continues.

          

Pictured below no vessels are present on the Hout Bay slipway during as the demolition of the wrecks are in progress. The only vessel on the slipway is the obsolete "Ladismith".

          

Pictured below a bulldozer is standing stationary on a heap of scrapped wood originating from the "Ocean Steel 1".

          

Pictured below is a mountain of wood and pieces of scrap originating from the "Ocean Steel 1".

          

Pictured below is what is left of the keel and dead-wood section of the "Ocean Steel 1".

          

Pictured below is various fishing vessel components recovered from the sea bed during the salvage operation - everything from a bollard, a rudder and interesting enough several crayfish traps, which surely has fallen overboard from crayfish vessels moored alongside the Service Jetty, as no crayfish traps were present on any of the sunken fishing vessels.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the Western side of the Service Jetty, almost clean from any sunken fishing vessels. The mast of the "Alan Lees" can still be seen towards the end of the jetty.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the Eastern side of the Service Jetty, completely clean from any sunken fishing vessels.

          

   "EILAND URK " - THE FINAL CHAPTER HAS BEGUN

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is what is left of the formidable fishing vessel "Eiland Urk", a former purse seiner from Walvis Bay in days gone by. The "Eiland Urk" will be the next vessel to be scrapped on the Hout Bay slipway. In total 15 of the 18 wrecks situated within the confinements of Hout Bay harbour has been removed to date.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the "Constantiaberg" moored alongside a jetty without any buoyancy aid. This vessel was also successfully raised by Guerrini Marine from the sea bed inside Hout Bay harbour.

          

          "COLLEEN " - NOW FINALLY OVER THE WALL?

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the "Colleen" standing on dry ground at the Hout Bay yacht facility. The "Colleen" was one the vessels raised by Guerrini Marine during the clean-up process.

          
    
                                 "BRACHA" FOR SALE

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay the tuna pole catamaran "Bracha" is being advertised as "for sale". (Close-up contact details of the owner is indicated in the photo below for the convenience of potential buyers.)

          

          

          HOUT BAY FISHING FLEET UTILIZE "LOST JETTIES"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay, both the "Frenchy Maria" and "Gemishkia" were seen berthed alongside mooring space which was until recently still occupied by the sunken fishing vessels "South West Cormorant" and "James Kaizer", which was salvaged and scrapped by Guerrini Marine recently.

                                "FRENCHY MARIA"

          

                                    "GEMISHKIA"

          
    
                        JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay, Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied, let's have a closer look.

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

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay alongside Jetty No.3, from left to right is "Girl Judith", "South West Heron", "Repulse", "Captain De Sousa" and "Swordfish".

          

                NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "REPULSE"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Repulse", now featuring a "mist green" hull, from her usual blue painted hull.

          
   
En skielik verlang mens weer terug na pelagiese skuite uit
  die verre verlede wat ook destyds "mist green" rompe gehad het,  
 waaronder "Consortium Gamma", "Stormgans" en "Wildegans"...


Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay alongside Jetty No.3 is the tuna pole vessel "Oregon".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is "Ocean Wanderer", "Tierkop", "Rooiberg" and "Tiger Fish".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Shivon".

             

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the latest progress on the hake longliner "Oceana Amethyst". To date a new engine, bulwarks, deck planks and hull planks were fitted onboard the vessel.

          

                       DIE HOEKIE VAN EENSAMES...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Januarie 2018 in Houtbaai van links na regs is "Anneliese", "Edelweiss", "Ocean Blue" en "Ocean Harvest. En so lÍ ons maar, en dis eintlik maar al wat Trawler Heritage kan sÍ van hierdie groepie skuite...

          

            "EDELWEISS" SEAMS BEGIN TO OPEN UP

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete vessel "Edelweiss", now being berthed inactive alongside the jetty for two consecutive years - and the result of the wooden hull baking in the hot african sun is becoming more evident...

                   

Indicated by the red circle below one can clearly see the seams opening up between the planks on the bow section of the "Edelweiss".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay the seams of the obsolete purse seiner "African Unity" (ex: "Merlene") is also beginning to open up due to a lack of moisture in the planks.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is a steel bracket situated on one of the stays on the net stacker, which purpose was to facilitate a florescent lamp holder...which in the mean time seemingly has vanished from the vessel altogether. 

          

        NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "SILVER HUNTER"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete vessel "Silver Hunter", now featuring blue painted bulwarks, which was previously painted grey.

          
Waarom verf hulle nie maar sommer die hele skuit rooi nie? Dis tog duidelik dat die vroulike bemanning aanboord van daai skuit nie veel belangstelling in visvang het nie...vra maar net?

          

Pictured below one will notice that the paint is perhaps not of the best quality money can buy...

          

Reg mense ons is terug by visvangsake, afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Januarie 2018 in Houtbaai van links na regs is die tunapaalskuite "Jacqueline", "Radiant Star" en "Southern Tiger".

          

        "PENQUIN 1" ON HER WAY TO SALDANHA BAY?

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Penquin 1" berthed alongside the "Ocean Harvest". The "Penquin 1" was berthed inactive at Hout Bay harbour for the past 8 years.

          
        Trawler Heritage het 'n ziptou hoor klap wat beweer dat 'n 
    booteienaar van Saldanha die skuit onlangs oorgekoop het...

       
          LATEST VESSEL FROM C-CRAFT IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay at the
C-Craft boat yard the new fiber glass vessel is busy taking shape.

                       

                           TUNA POLERS TAKING A REST

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay several tuna pole vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Atlantic Hunter", "Sea Hunter"," Tiyalina", "Common Wealth" and "Sneeuberg".

                                    "ATLANTIC HUNTER"
              

                                          "SNEEUBERG"
              

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "John Barbery", "Baluguru" and "Common Wealth".

              

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Gypsy Rose" and "Juliette".

              

Indicated by the red circle below a floating cork is being placed between the powerblock and the kingpost in order to prevent the powerblock from being damaged by the pitching and rolling of the vessel.

              

         WEST COAST CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKING A REST

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay several crayfish vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Benyami", "Potberg", "Swartberg", "Plettenberg", "Alana" and "Newlands" to mention just a few.

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

              

                                      "PLETTENBERG"
              

                                              "ALANA"
              

Pictured below from left to right is "Newlands", "Jo-Ann" and "Jenny Anne".

              

           NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "SWELLENDAM"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Swellendam", now featuring a navy blue and white colour scheme from it's previous royal blue painted colour scheme.

                                    "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
                

                                  "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
              

Indicated by the red circle below the topline box on the starboard side of the "Swellendam" has been removed.

                          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 the newest edition onboard the "Swellendam" is this direction finder aerial, fitted to the rear mast.

                          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Mbambatha", "Ghoerieman" and "Sulaiman".

          

                         VARNISH REQUIRED...PLEASE!

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay is the wheelhouse of the Kalk Bay fishing vessel "Sulaiman", and it is evident that the woodwork on that wheelhouse requires some serious attention, and perhaps the sooner the better...

          
     
                          LONGLINERS TAKING A REST

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Hout Bay are the longliners "Olivia Marie" and "Estrela Do Mar". The "Olivia Marie", a former Dutch beamer also known as "Fiona", was rebuilt in 2017 at Cape Town into an formidable longliner.

                                     "OLIVIA MARIE"
          

                                  "ESTRELA DO MAR"
            

               BUSY SCENES ON THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at the Cape Syncrolift, 3 fishing vessels were present namely, "Basani", "Seawin Diamond" and "Atlantic Tuna".

                                         
"BASANI"
          

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the rather unusual contours of the bulbous bow fitted to the "Basani".

          

                                  
"SEAWIN DIAMOND"
          

         NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "ATLANTIC TUNA"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at the Cape Syncrolift is the longliner "Atlantic Tuna", featuring a new light tinted, blue colour scheme.
                       
          

         "LAVERNE" DOCK AT ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 the hake stern trawler "Laverne" is seen here berthed inside the Robinson dry dock, waiting the arrival of yet another hake stern trawler at the dry dock, before the dry dock could be empty out.

          

                                CLEVER ART WORK?

Indicated by the red circle below, the outline of the bow emblem of the "Laverne" was painted white, which naturally forms an V-shape, which denotes Viking Fishing, the owners of the "Laverne".

                

                 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 only 5 stern trawlers were present in the Victoria Basin namely, "Freesia", "Lobelia", "Realeka", "Sandile" and "Forest Lily".

                                           "SANDILE"
           

                                          "FREESIA"
           

                                        "FOREST LILY"
           

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Kariba".

           

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the multi purpose fishing vessel "Mpho".

           

               "CHRIS" WIE? WAT GAAN NOU HIER AAN?

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Januarie 2018 is die agterstewe van die tunaskuit "Chris Trautman" (let op die korrekte spelling) langs die Collier Jetty. Hoe op dees aarde 'n mens dit kan regkry om jou skuit se naam so verkeerd te kan spel gaan verstand te bowe...

           

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FAILS TO SERVE THE  
                  SOUTH AFRICAN FISHING INDUSTRY!

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 on the Northern Mole is shocking scenes of poor service delivery experienced at Hout Bay harbour. Hout Bay harbour is promoted internationally as a tourist destination when visiting Cape Town - what must the tourists think of this mess? Due to an lack of proper waste disposal infrastructure at Hout Bay harbour, the fishermen have no other option but to left their rubbish on the quay - in this case all the rubbish is simply dumped inside the lighthouse tower situated on the quay. From here the wind simply blows plastic bags and bottles into the sea, thus polluting the harbour area. Plastic rubbish bags left on the quay are being torn apart by hungry seagulls in an attempt to find left over food. These rotten food then gets scattered over a large area, an area which is been used to land fresh fish. We as fishermen are encourage not to dump our waste at sea, but returning to land their is inadequate or even no waste disposal facilities available for our waste. 

          

                       

           

             

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

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Allison", "Sandveld III", "Ouma", "Armando", "Werkendam", "Oceana Topaz", "Abraham T", "Comet" and "Blue Dolphin" to mention just a few.  


           
           
           

                                     "OCEANA TOPAZ"
           

                           "PLUTO" FLOATS AGAIN!


Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay the "Pluto" floats high and (almost dry) after the vessel was successfully salvaged by Guerrini Marine over the past 24 hours. 


     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the port side view of the "Pluto", heavily covered in black mussels and seaweed after spending almost two years on the sea bed.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 these air bellows were put into position in order to provide additional buoyancy as the water pumps at the time could hardly cope with the inrush of sea water into the hull. 

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 these pipes going down the fishing hold coaming of the "Pluto" were connected to the water pumps standing on the quay, pumping out water as fast as they could.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the remains of the former purse seiner "Atlantic Pride II" which will also be salvaged and removed in the coming weeks.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is the remains of the "Brandaris" and the "Petrie Hein" situated just behind the stern of the "Atlantic Pride II", which will also be salvaged and removed in the coming weeks.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                       
       "THE SPECIALISTS"

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 is a diving support trailer belonging to Guerrini Marine standing on the Service Jetty. The only piece of sign writing missing on this trailer is perhaps "the specialists"...as they rightfully proofed themselves over the past couple of months, salvaging several sunken fishing vessels out of various fishing harbours from around the West Coast.

                  
                  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     SALVAGING OF THE "GLEN MIST"


Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the diving team of JC Diving Services is still out in full force in an attempt to salvage the "Glen Mist".

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
GUERRINI MARINE LENDS OUT A HELPING HAND (PUMP)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 one of Guerrini Marine water pumps assists JC Diving Services in order to cope with the inrush of sea water into the hull of the "Glen Mist".

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty, the bow of the "Glen Mist" begin to rise from the sea bed.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty the amidships and stern of the "Glen Mist" is still heavily submerged.
 

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              ASIAN LONGLINERS GOING TO THE BREAKERS


Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 alongside the Service Jetty at Saldanha Bay is this former Asian longliner waiting to be hauled out of the water onto the Saldanha Bay slipway to be scrapped. Pictured to the far right hand side in the photo below is yet another white painted Asian longliner which is also being scrapped at present. Both these vessels were left behind at the Cape Docks by their respective overseas owners, which has left harbour authorities with no other option but to give the green light to scrap them.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 "SOUTHERN CROSS" - AN AQUACULTURE
                                      MACHINE OF NOTE


Pictured below on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the most impressive deck layout of the newly built aquaculture vessel "Southern Cross", featuring some of the most advance aquaculture deck equipment available on the market.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Amongst all the wrecks and salvaging operations going on at Saldanha Bay at present, Trawler Heritage has to post a photo of at least one well maintained vessel "Boland", resting alongside the Presidents Jetty, just to keep a balance between the good, the bad and the ugly scenes in the harbour area... 

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)
   
Pictured below on Friday 19 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay a diving squad of Guerrini Marine is present on the Service Jetty, busy to inspect the sunken hull of the "Pluto", in an attempt to raise the vessel from the sea bed.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       "DEREK 1" PROP FOULED BY OCTOPUS TRAP

 Pictured below on Sunday 14 January 2018 the "Derek 1", an octopus catcher operating out of Mossel Bay are assisted by N.S.R.I. swimmers, cutting a rope which has fouled the prop of the vessel off Hartenbos.

      
      
(Photo: N.S.R.I)
       En so is daar ook nie baie skippers in Suid-Afrika wat kan
    spog dat hulle propeller al opgedraai het in 'n seekat-fuik nie...

         SALVAGING OF WRECKS AT SALDANHA BAY
                                        IN PROGRESS


Pictured below on Saturday 13 January 2018 at Saldanha Bay both the teams of Guerrini Marine as well as JC Diving Services were seen in action in order remove 7 sunken fishing vessels from the Saldanha Bay harbour area.


              GUERRINI MARINE ON THE SERVICE JETTY
   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)


         JC DIVING SERVICES ON THE PRESIDENTS JETTY
   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
     SALDANHA BAY PURSE SEINERS READY TO GO

Pictured below on Saturday 13 January 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay both the "Boetie Akie" as well as "Atlantic Enterprise" is seen here fully equipped with their purse seine nets as the crews now await the start of the new pelagic season.


                                       "BOETIE AKIE"
   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                            "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        SKOP, STERN, MODDER, SAND EN STROOM!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 13 Januarie 2018 verlaat die "Sette Mari" die Bergrivier monding by Laaiplek onderweg na Sandy Point hawe met thrusters en variable pitch in volle swang, soos die skuit voortbeur teen 'n sandbank en vas sit in die modder.

                  
                  
(Photo: U.von Versen)

         LATEST PROGRESS ON "SILVER SNAPPER"

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 January 2018 on the Gansbaai slipway is the latest progress on the "Silver Snapper" receiving new planks to her starboard side. Seen below the new planks have now been painted with primer paint.

        

        

        

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 January 2018 the purse seine net of the "Wildegans II" is spreaded out on the jetty as a new section of net is being added to the existing net.

        

Pictured below on Wednesday 10 January 2018 the purse seiner "Umfonidini" has once again shifted berths, as the vessel is now to be seen in the Gansbaai old harbour.

        

    "WILDEGANS II " AND "RIETGANS II " GETS READY
                          FOR 2018 PELAGIC SEASON

Pictured below on Tuesday 9 January 2018 the Gansbaai purse seiners "Wildegans II" (left) and "Rietgans II" were present in the Gansbaai old harbour as the crews prepare their vessels for the new season.                   

         

                                      "RIETGANS II"
         

                                   "WILDEGANS II"
         

Pictured below on Tuesday 9 January 2018 the purse seine net of the "Wildegans II" is on the jetty after it was hauled from the vessel for a new section of net to be shimmed into the existing net.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 9 January 2018 the purse seiner "Unfondini" who was seen on a mooring for the past 3 weeks at Gansbaai, is now berthed alongside the "Borderer".
 

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 9 January 2018 at Gansbaai is the "Bella Prima" berthed alongside the "Kolgans". The "Bella Prima" is still scheduled to visit the Gansbaai slipway before the start of the new pelagic season.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 9 January 2018 the hake longliner "South West Condor" who was seen on a mooring for the past 3 weeks at Gansbaai, is now berthed alongside one of the jetties.

         

                                  STERK WATER!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 8 Januarie 2018 op Gansbaai en die deinings begin plek-plek oor die breekwater te breek namate 'n kouefront oor die area beweeg.

              

           LATEST PROGRESS ON "SILVER SNAPPER"


Pictured below on Monday 8 January 2018 on the Gansbaai slipway is the latest progress on the "Silver Snapper" receiving new planks to her starboard side. Seen below the caulking on the new planks have now been completed. The next step will be to cover the new planks in primer.


         

         

               

        SALDANHA BAY PURSE SEINERS ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 7 January 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway both the "Atlantic Enterprise" and "Adenia" were present in order to prepare the vessels for the 2018 pelagic season.

                            
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
         

                                          "ADENIA"
         

         
             "THERNEY" BERTHED AT SEA HARVEST

Pictured below on Sunday 7 January 2018 is the 210 ft stern trawler "Therney", the latest edition to the Sea Harvest trawler fleet which have arrived at Saldanha Bay on 26 December 2017 after sailing from Iceland.

                    

                           HIER KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 7 Januarie 2018 en die eerste noordebries vir die nuwejaar maak sy opwagting op Gansbaai.

 
           

                NEW PLANKS FOR "SILVER SNAPPER"


Pictured below on Sunday 7 January 2018 on the Gansbaai slipway is the "Silver Snapper" receiving new planks to her starboard side.


         

         

Pictured below on Sunday 7 January 2018 fresh caulking are about to be knocked into the seams of the newly fitted planks.

         
          
Pictured below on Sunday 7 January 2018 at Gansbaai is the "Kolgans", neatly painted and berthed alongside the "Berggans".

          

Pictured below on Sunday 7 January 2018 at Gansbaai is the "Wafra" berthed alongside the "Rietgans II".

          

                  MOSSELBAAIERS SKUIL BY INFANTA

Afgeneem hieronder op nuwejaarsdag, Maandag 1 Januarie 2018 skuil vier van Mosselbaai se sleeptreilers by Infanta tydens ongure weersomstandighede. Die skuite teenwoordig was "Amsteldiep", "Sisters", "Lindiwe" en "Vuna Imbongi".
  

 
             Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is
                         "Lindiwe" en "Vuna Imbongi".
   
     
     
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                                      "AMSTELDIEP"
      
      
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                                       "SISTERS"
      
      
(Photo: L.de Kock)

              LATEST CHANGES ONBOARD "AMORIA"

Pictured below on Friday 29 December 2017 at Gansbaai is the hake longliner "Amoria". Since last spotted by Trawler Heritage several changes have occur onboard this vessel, let's have a closer look...


         

Pictured below this photo of the "Amoria" nameplate was taken on 19 July 2017. The red circle indicates the nameplate fitted to the front face of the wheelhouse..

         

Pictured below on Friday 29 December 2017 the nameplate has been removed together with it's brackets from the front face of the wheelhouse and is now mounted to the awning.

         

Pictured below this photo of the "Amoria" was taken on 31 May 2017. The red circle indicates the specific font and position of the area code.

           

Pictured below on Friday 29 December 2017 is the new font and position of the area code. This time around the area code has been sprayed on, now painted as previous.

        

Pictured below this photo of the "Amoria" was taken on 31 May 2017. The red circle indicates the Furuno radar mounted to the forward mast.

        

Pictured below on Friday 29 December 2017 the Furuno radar has been removed from it's position on the forward mast, the radar stand however has not been removed.

                   

Pictured below this photo of the "Amoria" was taken on 6 May 2017. The red circles indicate the Koden radar and direction finder mounted on-top of the wheelhouse roof.

         

Pictured below on Friday 29 December 2017 the red circle indicates that both the Koden radar and direction finder has been removed from the wheelhouse roof.

         

Pictured below on Friday 29 December 2017 at Gansbaai the Amoria's mascot, Shrek is keeping watch on the bridge...

          

                   "KOLGANS" GOES BACK TO SEA


Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Kolgans", neatly painted, sails out of the old harbour only moments after the vessel left the Gansbaai slipway after her annual re-fit had been completed.

           

               "SILVER SNAPPER" GOES TO THE SLIP


Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Silver Snapper" is on route to the Gansbaai Slipway to be hauled out of the water for her annual refit. In the background the "Kolgans" is sailing out into the bay for trials.

           
Trawler Heritage gaan 'n voorspelling maak dat teen die einde van die 2018 pelagiese seisoen gaan hierdie einste twee skuite die laaste pelagiese houtskuite oor wees op Gansbaai...

             

           

                  

           

           

           

           

           

           

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the high pressure hose operators swung into action only minutes after the vessel got hauled onto dry ground.

           

                        "FRED-MARIE" BACK IN ACTION


Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai is the pilchard purse seiner "Fred-Marie" berthed at Gansbaai, having sailed from Hout Bay after the vessel was berthed inactive for several months.


           

                "WILDEGANS II" GOES BACK TO SEA

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Wildegans II" is being lowered back into the water after spending two weeks on the Gansbaai Slipway for her annual re-fit.

         

Indicated below by the red circles is newly fitted stainless steel reinforcements fitted to the transom on either sides, to help preventing the chain mooring lines chafing the fiber glass hull.


         

Indicated below by the red circle is newly fitted stainless steel "gills" fitted to the starboard bulwarks in order to cope with the chafing of the purse seine net when hauling in the net.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Wildegans II" maneuvers around in the old harbour for a quick trial in the bay before being berthed in the new harbour area.

         

         

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Berggans" maneuvers around in order to free the "Silver Snapper" who was berthed to the inside of the "Berggans".

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Silver Snapper" enters the old harbour on route to the Gansbaai Slipway.

         

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Berggans", "Wildegans II" and "Vleigans".

         

Indicated below by the red circle is a dog swimming after the wild ducks in Gansbaai harbour.

         

   DAAR SWEM KOLGANSE IN GANSBAAI HAWE, MAAR...

         

        HIER IS DIE REGTE "KOLGANS" VAN GANSBAAI...

         

               "KOLGANS" NET BOARD RAISED HIGHER

Indicated below in the red circle is a photo of the net board of the "Kolgans" taken during January 2017.

         

Indicated below in the red circle is a photo of the net board of the "Kolgans" taken on Thursday 28 December 2017. One will notice that additional steel plates have been welded on top of the existing net board to increase the overall height of the structure.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai are the crayfish vessels "Atlantic Blessing" (left) and "Emily-Marie (right).
 
         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the hake longliner "I Do" was busy off-loading it's catch after the vessel had returned from the fishing grounds earlier that day.

         

                              SEEVOELVERSKRIKKER?
                    

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai is the beautiful printed carton boxes as used by Dyer Eiland Visserye for packing hake fillets destined for the export markets.

      

                                            "SAXON"
                     

                                       "DAGBREEK"
         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Bella Prima", "Rietgans II" and "Wafra".

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai is the pilchard purse seiner "Umfondini" resting on a mooring with a visiting yacht berthed alongside on the port side of the vessel.

         

                               "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
         

                                            "AMORIA"
         

                                    "BABY RONALD"
         

     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, YOU GOT WORK!

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 at Gansbaai the red circle indicates some serious structural damage to the small vessel jetty in the harbour which is about to collapse.

         

         
Kindly Note: Gansbaai fishing harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour which falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

    
      TRAFFIC JAM ON GANSBAAI BREAKWATER!

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 on the Gansbaai break water, stationary vehicles belonging to holiday makers caused some frustrations with truck drivers transporting fresh fish from the boats to the markets.

         

                                       "BORDERER"
         

     
"KOLGANS" TRANSFERRED FROM THE SIDE-SLIP

Pictured below on Thursday 28 December 2017 on the Gansbaai Slipway is a selection of photos taken of the "Kolgans" being transferred from the side-slip to the main-slip. However, due to unforeseen technical issues with one of the turbo's, the entire process was severely delayed. Let's have a closer look at all the drama...

      10:35am "Kolgans" is standing on the side-slip ready
                         to be transferred to the main-slip.

                    

          10:36am The turbo's are connected and everything
                               is in place for the transfer...

          

                        10:37am Ready, steady...go!

          

                        10:38am Move "Kolgans" move!

          

        10:39am Making sure the side-slip stays on the rail...
          
          

                          10:40am No movement...

          

                10:41am Pointing out the troublesome turbo

          

                  10:52am "Kolgans" is moving again...

          

                       11:00am No movement...again

          

               11:02am Bring closer the 3-pound hammer and  
         steel rod, it's time to show the turbo who is in charge...

          

                        11:16am A few millimeters further...   

          

                             11:17am No movement...

          

                           11:28am No further action...

          

                 11:34am The specialists are on the scene

          

     11:35am The bigger the problem, the bigger the spanner

          

            11:37am Hurry up, the tide is dropping again!

          

                       11:39am It's time to phone a friend

          

                   11:40am The skipper give instructions...

          

               11:52am "Kolgans" is moving once again

          

                        11:56am Progress is noticeable

          

                              11:59am Getting there...

          

                          12:00pm Go "Kolgans" go!

          

                             12:05pm Almost there!

          

                                   12:10pm Done it!

          

Pictured below touching up of the lower hull commence where the "Kolgans" has sit on the cradle.

          

     
Pictured below a shipwright is busy to knock in more caulking.

          

            STERN TRAWLERS DOCK FOR CHRISTMAS

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 the Victoria Basin was a hive of activity as numerous stern trawlers arrived back from the trawling grounds in time for the Christmas celebrations. Amongst the fleet present were "Lucerne", "Allin", "Andromeda", "Stevia", "Lobelia", "Isabella Marine", "Fuchsia", "Freesia" and "Realeka" to mention just a few.

           

       COLLIER JETTY SOUTHERN SIDE - FULLY OCCUPIED BY
                                IRVIN & JOHNSON FLEET

           

                                            
"STEVIA"
           

                                 
"ISABELLA MARINE"
           

                                    
"FLAME THORN"
           

                                          
"REALEKA"
           

            "AVRO WARRIOR" DISPLAYS THE H-FLAG

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 the "Avro Warrior" is seen here displaying the H-flag (hotel) as indicated by the red circle, meaning that a pilot is onboard.

           

           

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake stern trawler "Sistro", owned and operated by Viking Fishing.

           

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted tuna pole vessel "Adelette".

           

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

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Staalkop".

           

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the visiting tuna pole vessel "Tierkop", from Hout Bay.

           

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 alongside the "Tina" is the tuna pole vessel "RRR", a steel hull Cape Town based fishing vessel that perhaps does not feature that often on Trawler Heritage.

           

                 "WILMAG" IS BACK IN ACTION, HEE-HAA!

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag" after returning from the fishing grounds on her first fishing trip after the bow of the vessel had extensively been rebuilt over the past couple of months due to an onboard fire.

           

           

                                      QUEUING FOR ICE

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 alongside South Arm both the "Bella Da Lunar" and "Sailfish" is seen here queuing for ice for upcoming fishing trips.

                                     "BELLA DA LUNAR"
           

                                         "SAILFISH "
           

           PURSE SEINERS ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM!

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 alongside South Arm is an rather unusual sight with the presence of no less than two purse seiners namely "Alert III" and "Aranos". The "Aranos" was still suffering driveshaft problems while the "Alert III" was scheduled to set sail to Sandy Point harbour the following day, 22 December 2017 at 14:00.

           
           
  FOLLOWING THE "TOWERKOP" WHEREVER SHE MAY GO!

Pictured below on Thursday 21 December 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Laaiplek based purse seiner "Towerkop", for her annual refit. The "Towerkop" arrived at the Cape Docks the previous day, 20 December 2017 and was also spotted by Trawler Heritage earlier during the week at Laaiplek.

           

               DIS TIETIESBAAI! EN "SOUTHERN BELLE"
                      LAAT SAK HAAR KOP IN SKAAMTE...

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 20 Desember 2017 vaar die "Southern Belle" verby Tietiesbaai onderweg na Saldanhabaai vir 'n welkome ruskans nadat die skuit vroeŽr daardie dag haar laaste vrag sardyne vir die seisoen in Stompneusbaai afgelaai het, wat naby Gansbaai gevang was.

           

   WOODEN FISHING VESSEL PRESENT IN HOEDJIESBAAI

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the former crayfish vessel "Atlantic Ocean" is resting on anchor at Hoedjiesbaai, and as far as Trawler Heritage can remember this is the first time this millennium that a wooden fishing vessel is seen on anchor at Hoedjiesbaai. The "Atlantic Ocean" who was taken out of service at the end of the 2016 crayfish season has since being berthed inactive at Velddrif at the jetty of Jaco Roberts. The "Atlantic Ocean" was recently taken over by a new owner intending to convert the vessel into a port tender working out of Saldanha Bay.
 

       

      AQUACULTURE AND PORT TENDERS ON ANCHOR
                                    AT HOEDJIESBAAI

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is a selection of aquaculture and port tenders resting on their moorings at Hoedjiesbaai

                               
          "NANJA"
        

                             
            "JESEA"
        

                                       
"IMBAZA"
        

                                        
"KARLO"
        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is the port tender "Christa" resting on a mooring at the Saldanha Bay Yacht Club.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is the port tender "Lappop" berthed alongside the wooden jetty at Saldanha Bay Yacht Club.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the newest aquaculture vessel in the fleet, "Southern Cross" seen here berthed alongside the "Intini", after the vessel has recently sailed her maiden voyage from the Tallie Marine boat at Sandy Point harbour to Saldanha Bay.

        
                       
Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay the aquaculture vessels "Aquatic V" (left) is seen here berted alongside the "Albatros".

           

               CRAYFISH VESSELS AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the Lusitania crayfish fleet is seen here berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet present were "Irma", "Tickey", "Jo-Ann" and "Ghoerieman".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the crayfish vessel "El Pescador" is showing off her new grey colour scheme.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 from left to right are the crayfish vessels "Bloudam", "Southern Horizon" as well as a visitor from Kalk Bay, the "Star of the Sea", berthed alongside the jetty of Premier Fishing at Saldanha Bay.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is the Lusitania crayfish vessel "Steenbok 1", berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty with the "Mbambatha" on her outside.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is the crayfish vessel "Silver Leader", berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty with the "Irma" on her outside.

        

               PURSE SEINERS AT SALDANHA BAY

On Saturday 16 December 2017 a large contingency of purse seiners were present at Saldanha Bay. Although most of the vessels were being prepared for the new season, others like the "Southern Belle" was still very much active catching pilchards for canning purposes. Let's have a closer look at the fleet.

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the "Duinekus" is seen here receiving a fresh layer of paint on the Saldanha Bay Slipway.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 on one of the side-slips at Saldanha Bay Slipway, the "Kavalier" is neatly painted and ready to be lowered back into the water.

        

        "OCEANA CONCORDE" WAITING IN THE QUEUE

On Saturday 16 December 2017 the "Oceana Concorde" (left) is seen here berthed alongside the "Emerald Isle". The "Oceana Concorde" was the next vessel in the queue to be hauled out of the water at the Saldanha Bay Slipway.

        

Pictured below the battle scars of a long tiring 2017 pelagic season is evident on the wood work of the "Oceana Concorde".


        
  
Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 alongside the jetty of Premier Fishing is the "Southern Belle", with the "Adenia" berthed on the opposite side. The crayfish vessel "Steenbrasdam" is also seen berthed alongside the "Southern Belle".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the "Atlantic Enterprise" was being prepared for the new pelagic season.

        

Pictured below the name on the stern is being displayed level, after we have seen some pretty skew signage being displayed over the past two seasons...

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the entire net stacker assembly was removed from the "Atlantic Enterprise" for maintenance purposes.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the "Boetie Akie" being prepared for the new pelagic season.

        

Pictured below, and these brand new purse wire were recently fitted to the purse winch of the "Boetie Akie".

        

    "GREGORY JUSTIN", NUWE EIENAAR, NUWE IDEES, EN
                NUWE KLEURSKEMA EN DIT BETEKEN DUS....

         
                   DIE EINDE VAN DIE EDWARDS-TRADISIE...


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 16 Desember 2017 is die "Gregory Justin" wat tans nog net gedeeltelik geverf is in die tradisionele kleurskema van Edwards familie van Walvisbaai.

       

Die "Gregory Justin" is onlangs oorgeneem deur Extra Dimensions 70 (Pty) Ltd., dieselfde eienaars as die "Kavalier" hieronder, en gevolglik sal die skuit binnekort dieselfde kleurskema vertoon (so ligblou/gryserige kleur, Trawler Heritage weet self nie wat mens dit noem nie)

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 16 Desember 2017 moes die tradisionele Edwards Green verf op die wielhuis alreeds plek maak vir oranje verf, asook 'n swart band wat oor die wielhuisvensters in wording is...

       

Aangetoon in die rooi sirkel hieronder is daar nie eers moeite gedoen om die viniel plakkers wat die roepletters aantoon te vewrwyder nie...ons verf sommer net bo-oor die plakkers, vir wat moet daar nou gesukkel word om die plakkers af te trek?

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 16 Desember 2017 moes die tradisionele swart netbord en maspale, plek maak vir wit en grys verf onderskeidelik...jig!

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay are the "obsolete vessels", "Intersea 22" and "Oosterdam" berthed alongside each other. What the future hold in for the these vessels, only time will tell.  

        

           
 LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress on "Drakenskop". At present the new wheelhouse has been put into place and side walls had been added to the cabins situated on the main deck.

        

After some much speculation regarding the purpose of the knotty pine canoes onboard the "Drakenskop", this canoe was spotted in the water alongside the "Drakenskop" with an oar laying inside the canoe. Seems that it can be used as a lifeboat after all!

        

Due to a lack of moisture the seams between the planks of the "Drakenskop" are busy to open-up as seen below...

        

Pictured below is the new nameplate fitted to the whaleback of the "Drakenskop" recently.

        

                   
LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress on "Emerald". The forward bulwarks on the starboard side has now been completed, but just have a look at the new wooden window frames fitted to the wheelhouse recently.  

        

            COLIN, JY MAG MAAR HOUTWERK DOEN!

Die herbouing van die stokvislanglyn skuit "Emerald" geniet oor die afgelope twee jaar gereeld dekking rakende vordering wat gemaak word. Afgeneem hieronder vroeŽr gedurende 2017 is die wielhuis van die "Emerald". Die klem val egter op die houtvensterrame wat intussen verwyder is en heeltemal deur nuwe houtvensterrame vervang is, iets wat mens glad nie eers meer teŽkom op nuutgeboude skuite nie.


            


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 16 Desember 2017 is die nuwe houtvensterrame wat die skeepstimmerman Colin Benjamin onlangs voltooi het op die "Emerald", en dis pynlik netjies!

        


                         GROOT SKOLE HARDERS


Afgeneem hieronder is drie fotos van groot skole harders wat teenwoordig was in Saldanhabaai hawe op Saterdagmiddag 16 Desember 2017. Soos te sien hieronder het die ook robbe behoorlik ingeklim onder die skole vis...

       
        

           

        

  
               
SALDANHABAAI HAWESEKURITEIT?

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 16 Desember 2017 lÍ twee robbe en slaap in die middagson, pense dik gevreet aan al die harders wat tans in die baai is.

        

        
"Ag nee, dis alweer Trawler Heritage, gaan neem eerder fotos
                         van die skuite, my kop is seer..."


               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 only 3 stern trawlers were present at Saldanha Bay harbour namely "Harvest Kirstina", "Harvest Georgina" and "Harvest Gavina".

                             "HARVEST KIRSTINA"
        

   "HARVEST GEORGINA "
(left); "HARVEST GAVINA" (right) 
        

   
"GLEN MIST"...NOW THE MAIN MAST IS GONE MISSING!

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the "Glen Mist" is still laying semi-submerged alongside the Presidents Jetty after all attempts to re-float the vessel proofed to be unsuccessful. Indicated by the red circle the main mast together with the stays and derrick has now disappear from the vessel - before that it was the whale back followed by the forward wheelhouse that went missing...      

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the white wheelhouse roof of the "Glen Mist" can still be seen floating amongst the wreck and the fender bouys.

        

         OPERATION WRECK CLEAN-UP AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is the latest progress made by Guerrini Marine in order to remove the sunken fishing vessels at Sandy Point harbour. To date both the hulls from the "Groenveld II" and "Atlantic Pioneer" had been successfully raised and moved to the slipway to be scrapped, while the scrapping of the "Capricorn" (pictured below) is still going on. However, the steel hull of the old tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica" which was raised has since sunk again...

Pictured below the hull of the "Capricorn" is being winch closer to shore to be broken up in segments.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 is the keel section of the "Groenveld II" laying on the Sandy Point side slip waiting to be cut-up and removed.

        

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the keel of the "Groenveld II" has parted.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the former purse seiner "Atlantic Pioneer" is standing on the slip waiting to be scrapped after laying on the Sandy Point harbour seabed for almost four years.

        

Pictured below is the remains of the forward bollard of the "Atlantic Pioneer" which has become detached from the keel of the vessel during the salvage operation.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 the former purse seiner "Bosbok" is standing on a side-slip at Sandy Point harbour as the vessel is due to be scrapped.

        

Pictured below the 4-blade brass propeller of the "Bosbok" is currently the only object on the vessel still worth something as all equipment including the CAT main engine has already been removed and sold as second-handed parts.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Sandy Point, the "Santa Monica" has once again sunk alongside the jetty after the vessel was raised during October 2017.

        

         "GYS B" SUNK AND RAISED AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Sandy Point is the remains of yet another unfortunate incident where the obsolete crayfish vessel "Gys B" has sunk whilst berthed alongside the "Anna".The "Gys B" has since been raised and moved to the Sandy Point slipway.

Seen below planks originating from the "Gys B" has washed onto the rocks inside Sandy Point harbour after the vessel has sunk.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Sandy Point is the badly damaged "Gys B" standing on the ski-boat ramp.

        

        

Pictured below is the forward accommodation area seen through the damaged whale back.

        

Pictured below this dust bin is filled with black mussels originating from the hull of the "Gys B".

        

Pictured below one will notice that the forward wheelhouse together with main mast and derrick is missing from the vessel.

        

         
     CRAYFISH VESSELS AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 several crayfish vessels were present at Sandy Point. Amongst them were "Jakkie V", "Nommer Sewe", "Biskop 1", "Trudy Marleen" and "Hiram".

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

                                          "HIRAM"
        

                                  "TRUDY MARLEEN "
        

           KFC ANYONE? - HERE IS THE "KENTUCKY"!

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Kentucky" receiving attention to the planks on her wooden hull.

        

                THE 2017 PELAGIC SEASON IS OVER!

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017  no smoke is to be seen pouring out of the chimneys of Suid-Oranje Visserye - indicating that the 2017 pelagic season is something of the past. Back in the days flags were put up on the fish factory chimneys indicating that the fishing season is something of the past - a tradition which seemingly has been forgotten over the years...

        

       SANDY POINT PURSE SEINERS PREPARED FOR 2018

Pictured below is a selection of purse seiners at Sandy Point harbour currently being prepared for the upcoming 2018 pelagic
season - some are almost ready to set sail once again while others still require some much needed attention.
  
                             
"SILVER KATONKEL"
        

                          
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                             
         "EBB TIDE"
        

                        
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
        

                               
"SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Silver Challenger", "Silver Galaxy" and "Silver Bounty". Both "Bounty" and "Galaxy" were still in action off Gansbaai earlier that week filling their pilchard quotas.

        

                               
"OCEANA RUBY"
        

                               
     "UKULOBA"
        

Pictured below is the brass ships bell fitted to the "Ukuloba" recently.

        

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

                                  
      "LISA ANN"
        

                                   
"RUWEKUS"
        

                                         
"VIVA"
        

                                      
"DOLOREZE"
          

Pictured below on the Sandy Point slipway from left to right is "Atlantic Pioneer", "Doloreze" and "Bosbok". Sadly to think, but of the three vessels standing on the slip only the "Doloreze" will sail again, the other two vessels are bound to be scrapped.

                     

     "OCEANA ORION"
(left); "OCEANA PARAGON" (right)
        

 TRAWLER HERITAGE AGTERVOLG DIE "UMADALA" VAN
                     GANSBAAI TOT IN SANDY POINT...

Afgeneem hieronder onderskeidelik op Maandag 11 Desember 2017 en Saterdag 16 Desember 2017 is die "Umadala" afgeneem deur Trawler Heritage in Gansbaai en Sandy Point hawe.

        

        

             SHELTER DECK FOR "SETTE MARI"

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Laaiplek is the "Sette Mari" now featuring a new shelterdeck fitted over the purse seine winch area on the port side of the vessel as indicated by the red circle. Besides the shelterdeck, new steel plates have also been welded into the port side hull as shown below.

                  

        

        

                          SALVAGING THE "MARTINHO"


Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Laaiplek a diving team of Guerrini Marine is busy salvaging the "Martinho", which has sunk alongside the wooden jetty in 2012. The salvaging of the "Martinho" forms part of a tender awarded to Guerrini Marine to remove all sunken fishing vessels from various West Coast fishing harbours.

        

Pictured below, this was just one of several blue canvas patches nailed onto the hull by divers in order to watertight the hull.


        

Pictured below the "Martinho" is barely able to stay afloat, as the water pumps could hardly cope with the inrush of seawater at the time.

        

                      RSW PURSE SEINERS AT LAAIPLEK


Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 alongside the jetty of Amawandle Pelagic, the pelagic fleet has finally halted operations for the 2017 pelagic season. All the purse seiners pictured below namely "Oceana Neptune", "Vegkop", "Oceana Mercury" and "Towerkop" was still seen in action earlier during the week between Cape Hangklip and Danger Point in a final attempt to fill their pilchard quotas.


        

                              "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
        

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 alongside the jetty of Amawandle Pelagic is the weary "Towerkop", who was scheduled to sail to the Cape Docks for a visit to the Cape Syncrolift later during the following week.

        

               "ANKOVELD" VISITS LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 on the slip at Laaiplek Slipways is the "Ankoveld" receiving some much needed attention to her wooden hull. Prior the the "Ankoveld", the "Mizpah" was present on the slipway for several weeks.


        

      LAAIPLEK PURSE SEINERS PREPARED FOR 2018


Pictured below is a selection of purse seiners at Laaiplek currently being prepared for the upcoming 2018 pelagic season.

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

Indicated below by the red circle, the fender fitted to the starboard side on the "Terrasan 1" early in 2017 has now been completely removed as posted on Trawler Heritage towards the end of October. Since then the "Terrasan 1" was seen in action off Gansbaai catching pilchards.


        

                                  
"STORMKOP"
        

                                       
"UMFANA"
        

                                
"LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                                        
"ELOMI"
        

                                      
"EIGEVELD"
        

                                      
"NOSSOB"
        

                        THE NEW FACE OF "MIZPAH"

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Laaiplek is the new bow appearance of the "Mizpah", indicated by the red circle, after the anchor hawser had been removed recently while the vessel was present at the Laaiplek Slipway. Previously reported by Trawler Heritage, the 45 year old mild steel anchor hawser has reach the end of it's lifespan and had to be removed completely. 


                                      ...BEFORE
               

                                               AFTER...
            

Pictured below on Saturday 16 December 2017 at Laaiplek a shipwright looks on at the mammoth task still laying ahead in order to re-built the netbin area onboard the "Mizpah", a project which is in progress since September.

          

                            DANKIE RITCO MARINE!
DIE GERESTAUREERDE DEUTZ ARRIVEER OP LAAIPLEK!

         

Afgeneem hierbo op Donderdag 14 Desember 2017 op die perseel van die S.A. Visserye Museum op Laaiplek, staan 'n vragmotor van Ritco Marine met die eertydse Deutz masjien van die "Karasberg" agterop kompleet met 'n Reintjes ratkas, wat oor die afgelope paar maande gerestaureer is deur Ritco Marine. Die Deutz, wat in volle werkende toestand is sal voortaan deel vorm van die uitstalling in die museum.     

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n tipiese Laaiplek toneel met die S.A. Visserye Museum heel links, 'n skuit enjin agterop 'n vragmotor, die "Ankoveld" wat staan op die slip, en die Laaiplek Slipway heel regs.

               

Afgeneem hieronder is die gerestaureerde Deutz masjien veilig afgelaai. Dis nie net die enigste Deutz masjien langs die Bergrivier nie, maar sal waarskynlik ook eendag die laaste werkende marine Deutz masjien in Suider-Afrika wees. Trawler Heritage wil hiermee vir elkeen bedank wat 'n bydrae gelewer het met die voltooiing van hierdie projek.

                    
Vir diegene wat wonder hoekom die toestand van die gebou so effe verwaarloos lyk, is om rede dat die S.A. Visserye Museum besig is om uit te brei na 'n tweede gebou - die oorspronklike museumgebou is propvol en letterlik dekvrag gelaai - daar kan niks meer inpas nie, want hier trawl ons vir erfenis!

             
SACHAL PURSE SEINERS AT GANSBAAI

Pictured below on Monday 11 December 2017 at Gansbaai from left to right are the purse seiners "Rietgans II", "Berggans", "Silver Snapper" and "Ocean Blue". Interesting to note is that the 3 fiber glass vessels in the photo were constructed by Sachal at Vredenburg.

         

                "RIETGANS II "
(left); "BERGGANS" (right) 
         

                          ABALONE DIVERS SET SAIL

Pictured below on Monday 11 December 2017 at Gansbaai the commercial abalone divers are busy sailing out of Gansbaai harbour in their ski-boats for a days work in the kelp forests in search of abalone.

                                      "SEA PEARL II "
         

                                         "ROSE MARY "
         

Pictured below on Monday 11 December 2017 at Gansbaai is the "Sparticus" (far back), "Umadala" (centre) and the "Emily-Marie" in the foreground.

         

                         SKOP, STERN, SKUIM EN ROOK!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 11 Desember 2017 is die "Sparticus" besig om die Gansbaai ou hawe te verlaat om plek te maak vir die "Wildegans II" wie se beurt dit nou is om op die skeepshelling uitgetrek te word.

         

                              YS-LAAI OP GANSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 11 Desember 2017 arriveer 'n trekker met 'n sleepwa vol ys wat bestem is vir die visruime van die "Zolani" wat benodig word vir die vang van sardyne.

         

                     A DECK-LOAD OF ANOTHER KIND...

Pictured below on Monday 11 December 2017 at Gansbaai the kelp harvester "Noelene II" sails into Gansbaai harbour with a load of freshly cutted kelp on her main deck.

         

Pictured below the "Noelene II" is safely on the trailer at the slipway and ready to be transported to the off-loading area.

         
  
          MORNING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC AT GANSBAAI

Pictured below early Monday morning 11 December 2017 the purse seiners are busy shifting berths at Gansbaai. From left to right is "Bella Prima", "Wafra", "Wildegans II", and "Sparticus". At the time, the "Wildegans II" was on her way to the Gansbaai slipway for her annual refit.

         


                
"WAFRA " (left); "WILDEGANS II" (right)
           
 
Pictured below from left to right is "Bella Prima", "Baby Ronald", "Wafra" and "Wildegans II".

         

Pictured below the purse seiners "Bella Prima" and "Wafra" maneuvers back to their berths.      

         

Pictured below the "Wildegans II" steams into the Gansbaai old harbour area on route to the Gansbaai slipway.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 12 Desember 2017 by die fabriek van Gansbaai Marine staan pallets vol ingemaakte sardyne gereed vir etikettering.

         

Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Gansbaai, from left to right are the purse seiners "Wafra", "Wildegans II" and "Silver Snapper".

         

                                VISITORS AT GANSBAAI

Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 no less than 5 visiting purse seiners were present at Gansbaai in order to join the pilchard bonanza currently experienced in the area. Seen below is the "Zolani" from Port Elizabeth and the "Umadala" from Mossel Bay. Also present was the "Ocean Blue" from Hout Bay, "Sparticus" from Mossel Bay and the "Umfondini" from Laaiplek.

                    
"ZOLANI " (left); "UMADALA" (right)
         

                                    
"OCEAN BLUE"
                     

                                      
"UNFONDINI"
         

                 "BORDERER " GAAN LÍ OP HAAR RIB!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 9 Desember 2017 in die Gansbaai nuwehawe hel die "Borderer" oor na stuurboord terwyl die vrag sardyne aanboord afgelaai word.

         

        

            

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 9 Desember 2017 in die Gansbaai nuwe hawe rol die sardyne oor die voerband tot binne-in die visbakke.

         
         
     RECREATIONAL FISHERMEN ARRIVES BACK HOME
         
Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 recreational fishing boats steams into Gansbaai harbour on route from the crayfish grounds.

         

    GANSBAAI PURSE SEINERS OFF-LOADING PILCHARDS
         
Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 the "Berggans" (right) is busy off-laoding a tally of pilchards, while the "Rietgans II" (left) is the next boat waiting in the queue to be off-loaded.

         

                                      "RIETGANS II "
         

              WAAR DAAR 'N ROKIE TREK...WORD DAAR
                                   SARDYNE GEBLIK

         

                   GANSBAAI LONGLINERS AT HOME
         
Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Gansbaai both longliners, "Saxon" and "South West Condor" were present.

                                          "SAXON"
         

                               "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"
         

                    "SPARTICUS" STERNS AWAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 the "Sparticus" sterns away in order to create space for the "Zolani" to off-load her catch of pilchards.

         

               "ZOLANI" MAKES HER APPEARANCE
         
Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 the "Zolani" leaves the berth space in the Gansbaai new harbour in order to off-load her catch in the Gansbaai old harbour.

         

         

        TRAWLER HERITAGE OMSINGEL VIR "ZOLANI "

As Trawler Heritage nie Port Elizabeth toe kan gaan nie, dan kom Port Elizabeth na Trawler Heritage toe. Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 9 Desember 2017 vaar die "Zolani", 'n pelagiese skuit van Port Elizabeth,  Gansbaai hawe binne, volgelaai met sardyne, wat op haar beurt behoorlik deurgeloop het onder die kameralens van Trawler Heritage.


         

                  
"SPARTICUS " (left); "ZOLANI" (right)
         

     OFF-LOADING COMMENCE ONBOARD
"ZOLANI "

Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 the first scoop of pilchards is being hoisted from the fish holds of the "Zolani".

         

After only 3 scoops, the netting of the brailer got damaged and had to be repaired before off-loading could commence....just in time to see the "Berggans" sailing out of the Gansbaai old harbour after completing off-loading pilchards.


         

Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 the "Berggans" is seen here sailing out of the Gansbaai old harbour.

         

         

         

Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 off-loading has once again commenced onboard the "Zolani". From here there was no stoppage, as one brailer load were followed by yet another brailer load until the fish holds were emptied.

         

         

         

            "RIETGANS II "
LÍ ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 9 Desember 2017 lÍ die "Rietgans II" onder die aflaaipomp van Gansbaai Marine met haar tally sardyne aanboord.

         

                                     "RIETGANS II "
         

                 ON ROUTE TO THE FISH MEAL PLANT...


Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 gutted pilchard heads and tails originating from the canning division at Gansbaai Marine are being conveyed to the fish meal plant for further processing.


         

                GANSBAAI SLIPWAY FULLY UTILIZED


Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 the Gansbaai slipway facility were fully utilized as the purse seiners are being prepared for the upcoming 2018 pelagic season. Present on the slipway was the "Kolgans" and "Vleigans".


                                          "VLEIGANS"
         

                
"KOLGANS" (left); "VLEIGANS" (right)
         

                 
"VLEIGANS" (left); "KOLGANS" (right)
         

                GANSBAAI HARBOUR IMPROVEMENTS


Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Gansbaai, the red circles indicate new galvanized chains fitted recently, to the fenders situated in the Gansbaai old harbour.


         

                     "BORDERER" WAITING FOR ICE


Pictured below on Saturday 9 December 2017 at Gansbaai the "Borderer" is seen here with empty holds after the catch were discharged. At the time fresh ice was to be loaded into the fish holds for the next fishing trip to commence later that evening.


         

                                 DIE SARDYN-DANS?

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 9 Desember 2017 val die sardyne uit die skepnet van die "Zolani" tot in die visbakke.     

         

         

         

         

         

         

                 

         

         DIE WESKUS KREEFSEISOEN HET BEGIN!

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 6 Desember 2017 nader die kreefskuit "Mbambatha" die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai. Die "Mbambatha" was een van die eerste skuite wat na Dasseneiland gevaar het vir die begin van die 2018 weskus kreefseisoen.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 6 Desember 2017 van links na regs langs die Presidentskaai is "Mbambatha", "Steenbok 1" en "Tickey". Links in die voorgrond is die seekatskuit "Derek 1" wat intussen na Mosselbaai gevaar het.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
"MOOKOLI" TAKING ON AQUACULTURE DUTIES

Pictured below on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay a mobile crane is being used loading aquaculture equipment onboard the "Mookoli".

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

             
ENIGE IEMAND WAT DALK SY SWAAIBLOK OP
                               DIE KAAI VERGEET HET?

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

                   JC DIVING SERVICES IN ACTION

Pictured below on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a series of photos taken of JC Diving Services in action on the wreck of the "Glen Mist", as support beams are being lowered into the water. The stern trawler pictured to the left in the back ground is the "Harvest Saldanha".


     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 5 December 2017 is the last remains of the wheelhouse of the "Glen Mist".

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Tomren", "Armando" "Comet", "Christie Sue", "Blue Dolphin", "Oceana Topaz", "Werkendam" and "Comet", to mention just a few.


           

                                  
"OCEANA ROCKET"
           

                                    
"SANDVELD III"
           

Pictured below from left to right is "Ku-Ula", "Armando" and
"South West Petrel".


           

   
       "ARANOS" BORROWS "CAPE CHALLENGER"
                                        BERTH SPACE...


Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 the purse seiner "Aranos" is seen here berthed on the space of the longliner "Cape Challenger" who was out at sea on a fishing trip at the time, as the troublesome shaft onboard the "Aranos" had still not being fixed.

           

       
     "ALERT III " VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 the purse seiner "Alert III" is on the Cape Syncrolift for general repairs and and fresh layer of paint after completing a long tiring 2017 pelagic season.

           

               
"EBHAYI" READY TO GO BACK TO SEA

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 the south coast lobster catcher "Ebhayi" is seen here neatly painted in the traditional colours of Premier Fishing.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 the hake longliner "Herman S" is seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for some general repairs.

           

        
    "ALLISON" DISPLAY HER PURSE SEINE NET
 
Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 the purse seine net of the "Allison" is seen here running through the power block, something not often seen onboard this vessel. The "Allison" who participates in the tuna pole sector is licensed to use a purse seine net to catch live bait. 


           

           

   
               LATEST SIDE TRAWLER MOVEMENTS
 
Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 are the Viking Fishing hake side trawlers "Ludwani" and "Lincoln", berthed alongside South Arm, who had returned from the trawling grounds recently.


                                         
   "LUDWANI"
           

                                        
"LINCOLN"
           

               
"AFRICAN QUEEN" BACK IN THE WATER
 
Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 is the Viking Fishing hake side trawler "African Queen", neatly painted after spending some time on the Cape Syncrolift recently.


           

                   PIENK TREILDEURE VIR "NOMZAMO 1"

Ekskuus mense, met al die diere lyk die webwerf nou meer soos National Geographic, maar kyk gou na die bobbejaan in die onderstaande foto en vergelyk dit dan met die nuwe pienk treildeure wat hang aan die agterstewe van die "Nomzamo 1" verder af. Moet erken, die skuit se agterstewe lyk nou baie soos die van die bobbejaan s'n...

              

          

          


    
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 several tuna pole and hake longline vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Fiskorn", "Chris Trautman", "Sailfish", "Malagas II" and "Adelette" to just a few.


           

Pictured below from left to right is "Fiskorn", "Kariba" and
"Malagas II".


           

                                         
"ABE SHAPIRO"
           

                                         
"MALAGAS II"
           

             
"ADELETTE" IT'S CAPE TOWN ON EITHER
                          THE PORT AND STARBOARD...


           

   
"ELLIS S" POSES FOR TRAWLER HERITAGE FOR
                          THE VERY LAST TIME EVER...


Pictured below on Tuesday evening 5 December 2017 is one of some 30 photos taken by Trawler Heritage of the "Ellis S" berthed alongside the Fish Jetty in the Cape Docks - that evening it was to be our final good-bye as the "Ellis S" was lost at sea just 3 days later on 8 December 2017.


           


                              UNACCEPTABLE!!!


Pictured below on Sunday 3 December 2017 at the entrance of the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay, these empty beer bottles and plastic bag were left behind literally in the middle of the road - no consideration for our harbour surroundings, nor the natural environment.

                       

     JC DIVING SERVICES BATTLES ON WITH "GLEN MIST"


Pictured below on Sunday 3 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress made in order to raise the sunken "Glen Mist" alongside the Presidents Jetty as the vessel is now being surrounded by large fender buoys, whilst the construction of channel supports were also in progress at the time.


   
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
    (Photo: J.Carstens)

     
      (Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
"KAVALIER" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Sunday 3 December 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the "Kavalier" for her annual refit. At the time, the upper bulwarks had been painted while the prop, rudder and shaft were removed for inspection.


     
      (Photo: J.Carstens)

              "BOETIE AKIE" DECK GEAR BEING SERVICED

Pictured below on Sunday 3 December 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the working deck of the "Boetie Akie". The purse wire had been removed from the winch and the fish pump had been detached from the suction pipe as the vessel is being prepared for the new pelagic season.


     

      (Photo: J.Carstens)

                           
"MOOKOLI" IN ACTION

Pictured below on Sunday 3 December 2017 the "Mookoli", the latest vessel to join the aquaculture fleet operating in Saldanha Bay is seen here nearing the jetty at Pepper Bay.


     
      (Photo: J.Carstens)

        "ARANOS" ARE BACK IN THE WATER, BUT....

Pictured below on Thursday evening 30 November 2017 the "Aranos" is seen here berthed alongside an Asian longliner at the West Quay. The "Aranos" whoever were unable to maneuver under own power due to a misalignment problem on her drive shaft, and thus will have to spent more time at the Cape Docks before returning to her home port at Laaiplek.

        

  
             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday evening 30 November 2017 are the Irvin & Johnson hake stern trawlers "Freesia" and "Foxglove", berthed alongside South Arm, who had returned from the trawling grounds recently.

                                         
"FREESIA"
        

                                          "FOXGLOVE"
        

  
                 COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Thursday evening 30 November 2017 the Collier Jetty is fully occupied by tuna pole and hake longliners who at the time were making final preparations to set sail to the fishing grounds during the course of the evening.

        
        

        GALLEY BOY, WHAT'S ON THE MENU TONIGHT?

Pictured below on Thursday evening 30 November 2017 the crew of the "Mpho" enjoys supper on the rear deck. The "Mpho" was also scheduled to set sail to the fishing grounds later that evening.

        

                            "RIVIERGANS" GOOI LOS

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdagaand 30 November 2017 verlaat die "Riviergans" die Collier Jetty oppad na die visgronde buite Kaappunt om tuna te gaan vang.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdagaand 30 November 2017 vaar die "Riviergans" verby die breekwater...interessant om te sien dat die rooi maslig aangeskakel is, instede van die wit maslig, en tog het Hawebeheer geen melding daarvan gemaak nie...wonder maar net?

        

                     "EBHAYI" COVERED IN PRIMER


Pictured below on Thursday evening 28 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Ebhayi" is seen here with her entire hull covered in a layer of primer paint.

        

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on Thursday evening 30 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay, busy making preparations to set sail to the fishing grounds later that evening.


        

                          "PREDATOR" SET SAIL


Pictured below on Thursday evening 30 November 2017 the tuna pole vessel "Predator" is seen here sailing past the breakwater on route to the tuna grounds off Cape Point.


       

   NEW PORT TENDER CAREER FOR "ATLANTIC OCEAN"


Pictured below on Wednesday 29 November 2017 the former crayfish vessel "Atlantic Ocean" is being towed out of the Berg River side-by-side by the "Nanja" from the jetty of Jaco Roberts situated at Velddrif. The "Atlantic Ocean" which was berthed inactive for 2 years now, will be be converted into a port tender working out of Saldanha Bay. On that day the "Atlantic Ocean" was towed to Sandy Point harbour, to be towed to Saldanha Bay harbour by the "Nanja" the following day. The 78 year old "Atlantic Ocean" is currently one of the oldest wooden fishing vessels still operating in South Africa.


               
               
(Photo: W.Hart)

               
               
(Photo: W.Hart)

               
               
(Photo: W.Hart)

Pictured below on Wednesday 29 November 2017 the "Atlantic Ocean" is being towed in conventional manner after reaching open waters outside the Berg River mouth.
 

                     
                     
(Photo: W.Hart)

Pictured below on Wednesday 29 November 2017 the "Nanja" and "Atlantic Ocean" is seen here nearing the entrance of Sandy Point harbour.

                 
                 
(Photo: W.Hart)

Pictured below on Wednesday 29 November 2017 the "Nanja" and "Atlantic Ocean" is seen once again berthed side-to-side as they are nearing the wooden jetty at Sandy Point harbour.

                 
                 
(Photo: W.Hart)

Pictured below on Wednesday 29 November 2017 the "Nanja" and "Atlantic Ocean" is safely berthed at Sandy Point harbour, having completed the first leg of the towing operation on their way to Saldanha Bay.

              
              
(Photo: W.Hart)

                  GOOD-LUCK "SOUTHERN CROSS" !
           SOUTH AFRICA'S LATEST AQUACULTURE    
                 VESSEL LAUNCHED AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below at Sandy Point is the "Southern Cross", the latest aquaculture vessel launched by Tallie Marine. The "Southern Cross" will be utilized on the aquaculture farms in Saldanha Bay.

            

            

            


      VOLVO OCEAN RACE YACHTS ON THE WEST QUAY


Pictured below on Tuesday evening 28 November 2017 the entire yacht race fleet currently participating in the Volvo Ocean Race is seen here standing on cradles in preparation for the next leg to Australia.


          
  

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 28 November 2017 these "tyre blankets" were put in place alongside the West Quay in order to protect the hulls of the racing yachts.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 28 November 2017 one of the yachts is being sponsored by International Marine Paints...now where did we see that brand being used on a purse seiner recently?

         

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "WILMAG" WHALE BACK


Pictured below on Tuesday 28 November 2017 the "Wilmag" is seen here back in the Alfred Basin after repairs had been performed on the whale back at the slipway facilities at Granger Bay, after it was gutted by an onboard fire on Wednesday 16 August 2017.


         

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on Tuesday 28 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Tomren", "Armando" "Comet", "Christie Sue", "Southern Cross", "Weskus II", "Werkendam" and "Ouma", to mention just a few.


         

         

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

                                       
"ABRAHAM T"
         

                                 
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

      
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 28 November 2017 is a selection of hake stern and side trawlers berthed inside the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Toralla", "Okombahe", "Sandile", "Portunity", "Ludwani" and "Lobelia".


                                         
"TORALLA"
         

             
"SANDILE" (inside); "OKOMBAHE" (outside)
         

            
"PORTUNITY" (left); "ANDROMEDA" (right)
         

                   
"LUDWANI" (left); "LISINDA" (right)
         

                                       
"PORTUNITY"
         

                                        
"LOBELIA"
         

           
          COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Tuesday evening 28 November 2017 the Collier Jetty is fully occupied by tuna pole and hake longliners who had return home during the course of Monday evening 27 November.


         

                                     
"SEA PRIDE II"
         

                                         
"KARIBA"
         

                                      
"STAALKOP"
                

                      "EBHAYI" HULL SANDBLASTED


Pictured below on Tuesday evening 28 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Ebhayi" is seen here with her entire hull being sandblasted in order to prepare the hull for a coat of primer paint.


         

               VINNIGE "ARANOS" OP HAAR MOOISTE!

                     

Afgeneem hierbo op Dinsdagaand 28 November 2017 op die Kaapse Syncrolift staan die skoon geverfde "Aranos", een van net 2 Marco pelagiese skuite wat werksaam is in Suider-Afrika...wel, miskien een van 3, want tegnies gesproke het "Vegkop" al meer plastiese chirurgie (verbouings) ondergaan as Michael Jackson oor die jare heen, om nog aanspraak te kan maak om ook 'n Marco ontwerp te kan wees. Anders as ander vistreilers, het pelagiese skuite die voordeel dat hulle op twee geleenthede as mooi beskou word, eerstens wanneer hulle volgelaai is, en tweedens wanneer hulle skoon geverf is. Ook bekend as "Vinnige Aranos" onder pelagiese skippers, het die "Aranos" haar ongekende hoŽ spoed te danke toe die skuit nog in die ontwerp fase was. Oom Dirk van Rhyn het destyds die skeepsargitek se hoŽ Engels misverstaan...wat toe eintlik die skuit se spoed "without load" moes wees, word toe die skuit se spoed "under load"...en tot vandag toe draf "Vinnige Aranos" teen 12.7 knope die seemyle kaf.

          

Afgeneem hierbo op Dinsdagaand 28 November 2017 verklap die "Aranos" een van die redes vir haar buitegewone hoŽ spoed...terwyl die meeste van ons tevrede is met 3-blad en 4-blad propellers, en nog 'n paar ander gelukkiges wat die opsie het van "variable pitch", swaai "Vinnige Aranos" 'n 5-blad propeller...sjoe! 

          
Wil oom Michael-hulle nie maar vir "Aranos" gaan haal nie? Die skuit staan op die Syncrolift skoon geverf, en alreeds begin sy roestrane te huil om weer Laaiplek toe te kan gaan...

           TUNA VESSELS ARRIVE BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 is a selection of photos taken of various tuna pole vessels returning to the Cape Docks on route from the fishing grounds south off Cape Point.

Pictured below the "Armando" (left) and "Chris Trautman" (right) approaches the break water.

         

           
                     "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
         

Pictured below the "Chris Trautman" (left) and "Armando" (right) steams towards the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin.

         

                                
       "ARMANDO"
         

    HERE COMES THE "WILMA"...NO IT'S THE "OUMA"


Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the "Ouma" steams into the Cape Docks after some much confusion with Cape Town Port Control after the skipper had radio in the incorrect name of the vessel.  

         
Trawler Heritage het 'n hold partition hoor kraak wat beweer dat daar tans bemanning op "Ouma" is, wat so 10 jaar gelede groot konsternasie veroorsaak het toe hulle blykbaar 'n ysberg langs die Oos-Kaapse kuslyn opgemerk het...ja boet, too much whisky?!


Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the "Conquistador" is seen here rounding the breakwater on route to the East Quay.

         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the sword fish longliner "Seawin Emerald" is seen here sailing through the Duncan Dock on route to the fishing grounds.

         

                                    "CONQUISTADOR"
         

                                      "WESKUS II"
         

                              "SEAWIN EMERALD"
         

                
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 is a selection of hake stern and side trawlers berthed inside the Victoria Basin. Amongst the fleet home were "Andromeda", "Okombahe", "Sandile", "Boronia" and "Compass Challenger".

                                     "ANDROMEDA"
         

               "SANDILE"
(inside); "OKOMBAHE" (outside)
         

                                          "FUCHIA"
         

                                       "BORONIA"
         

                                          "LISINDA"
         

                          "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         

                       "MARIA LOUISA" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the crayfish vessel "Maria Louisa" is seen here on the Quay Four slipway at the V&A Waterfront for a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance.

         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the "Tomren" (inside) and "Armando" (outside), waiting to be off-loaded the next morning.

         

                    COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the Collier Jetty is fully occupied by tuna pole and hake longliners. Even the "Ellis S" which was lost at sea in the mean time can still be seen berthed alongside the "Sailfish".

         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Fiskorn" (inside) and "Vlaeberg" (outside).

         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the "Blue Dolphin" sails into the Alfred Basin on route from the fishing grounds south off Cape Point.

         

                                "ARANOS" AT NIGHT
         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the hake side trawler "African Queen" is seen here still present on the Cape Syncrolift.

         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the south coast lobster catcher "Palinurus" is seen here berthed alongside an Asian longliner in front of the Cape Grace Hotel.

         

Pictured below on Monday evening 27 November 2017 the hake stern trawler "Avro Warrior" is seen here standing high and dry inside the Robinson dry dock.

          

               "EMERALD ISLE" GAAN SLIP TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 word die "Emerald Isle" uit die water gehaal by die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling na 'n lang uitmergelende 2017 pelagiese seisoen.

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               
               
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 hou die "Duinekus" sake fyn dop. Die "Duinekus" was terloops gebruik om die "Emerald Isle" tot teenaan die skeepshelling te neem.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is die dekkraan wat gedurende Januarie 2017 geinstalleer was. Dit wil wel voorkom asof die dekraan die eerste seisoen oorleef het.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is die Triplex aanboord van die "Emerald Isle", klaar gewerk vir die seisoen!

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                
"BOETIE AKIE" OP DIE "SIDE-SLIP"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 staan die "Boetie Akie" netjies geverf op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 skroef-as en skroef gemonteer op die "Boetie Akie".

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           
"MOOKOLI" ARRIVEER IN PEPERBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 in Peperbaai is die nuutgeboude "Mookoli" wat op 23 Oktober 2017 ter water gelaat is deur Tallie Marine. Die skuit is egter nou verbonde aan finale afrondingswerk voordat dit op die seeplase in Saldanhabaai sal diens doen.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 is 'n nuwe dekkraan op die agterdek van die "Mookoli" wat intussen gemonteer is.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 is die voordek van die "Mookoli".

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 25 November 2017 is die interieur van die "Mookoli" se wielhuis, wat op die oomblik meer soos 'n werkswinkel se pakkamer lyk, maar dis alles verstaanbaar.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              "WESKUS II" AND "OCEANA ROCKET"
                          MOUSTACHES TURN GREY

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in the Cape Docks is the newly painted grey moustache of the "Weskus II", who previously like the "Oceana Rocket" had displayed white moustaches which is commonly been used by the Proudest Fishing Fleet in the World.  

        

                                     
"WESKUS II"
        

                                
"OCEANA ROCKET"
        

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the south coast lobster catcher "Palinurus", neatly painted and almost ready to be lowered back into the water.

        

                 
                       IN DIALOOG...

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 21 November 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke staan twee skeepstimmermanne op 'n vlot, besig om nuwe kalfaat in 'n houtskuit se nate in te slaan. Gegewe die situasie kan mens maar net indink wat die twee manne vir mekaar te sÍ gehad het op daardie stadium...

"Jy moet lekker staan my tjomma, of so nie gaat ons altwee vir swemlesse vandag"...
                                                 OF
"My bru, as daai toilet nou gespoel word is ons altwee saam
innie %@%!!!


        

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessels "South West Petrel" (inside), and "Tomren" (outside).

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift repairs are being performed on the rudder of the "African Queen".

       

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the "Ebhayi" (left) and the "African Queen" (right), both vessels were originally used as Dutch Beamers in days gone by.

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the "Aranos". Not much has happened since the previous day on the outside since last reported by Trawler Heritage.

        

   IS IT A TUG, IS IT A SUBMARINE?  NO, IT'S "PLOVER"!

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 the Portnet Pilot vessel "Plover" is seen here steaming into Table Bay harbour in a
stiff south-easter.


        

                        DIE TUNA-MANNE LAAI AAS.

 Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 21 November 2017 is die bemannings van die "Mpho" en "Abe Shapiro" besig om aasboksies aanboord te laai vir opkomende tuna trippe.


                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

        

                                           
"MPHO"
         

                             "ARIZONA" LOADING ICE

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 alongside South Arm the hake longliner "Arizona" is seen here taking ice onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.
                    
         

              
 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 two stern trawlers namely, "Dantago" and "Forest Lily" had return to port from the fishing grounds since the latest stern trawler movement update posted on 20 November 2017.

                                       
"DANTAGO"
         

                                       "FOREST LILY"
         

              ROBINSON DRY DOCK STILL NOT EMPTY...

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 the Robinson Dry dock was still not empty despite all efforts over the past 24 hours. Seen below the Portnet tug "Kestrel" is seen here steaming against the gate of the dry dock in order to keep the opening shut, whilst 7 diesel driven water pumps were running at full revs trying to empty out the dry dock.

         

                  DIESEL DRIVEN WATER PUMP STATION

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017, 24 hours after entering the Robinson Dry dock the "Avro Warrior" is seen here still floating high (but not dry) in the dry dock.

         

             "OCEANA ROCKET" NAMIBIAN AREA
                           CODE GONE MISSING...

Last time spotted by Trawler Heritage on 19 September 2017 at the Sandy Point slipway is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Oceana Rocket" still displaying her dual Namibian area code
"L 623" as indicated by the red circle.
   
          

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 in the Cape Docks the Namibian area code plate is not being displayed on the wheelhouse of the "Oceana Rocket" anymore.

          

Looking closely one can still notice the marking where the area code plate was once mounted.

          

Pictured below on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in the Cape Docks the Namibian area code plate is not being displayed on the portside of the  wheelhouse anymore.

          

Looking closely one can still notice the marking where the area code plate was once mounted.
          
          
 
              
       "MPHO", OPPAD GANSBAAI TOE?
    NEE WAT, HULLE IS ALWEER OPPAD KAAPPUNT TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 21 November 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke is die bemanning van die "Mpho" besig om aasboksies aanboord te laai vir 'n opkomende tuna trip, suid-wes van Kaappunt. Soos te siene hieronder is die skuit se net alweer afgetrek, en die vispomp eenkant toe geskuif om meer dekspasie te verkry.

          

          

          
Dis reg so "Mpho", Trawler Heritage sal julle nou in vrede los, maar aai dis maar moeilik vir Trawler Heritage om 'n pelagiese skuit sommer netso te vermy. Nou dat Trawler Heritage sien vir "Mpho" wat gaan tuna vang, herhinner dit mens weer aan die eertydse pelagiese skuit van Gansbaai, die "Oom Piet". Haar areakode naambord het altyd aangetoon "DDF 122 P.T.", en tog kan Trawler Heritage nie aan 'n enkele keer dink dat die skuit ooit 'n tuna trip gaan maak het nie...

      "AVRO WARRIOR" VISITS THE ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 the "Avro Warrior" is seen here berthed inside the Robinson dry dock.

          

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 a water pump is being placed into position by a mobile crane, to be used to pump the dry dock empty...at the time it was not known to anybody but it would take a total of 6 similar water pumps a total of 2 days to empty out the dry dock...

          

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 is stern of the "Avro Warrior", in the far-end of the dry dock a Portnet tug was also present...don't ask Trawler Heritage the name of that tug...Trawler Heritage don't do tugs...
 

          

      
                  WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT?

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 onboard the "Avro Warrior" a crewmember is seen here standing on the bridge staring through his binoculars...

          

    
"ARMANDO" RETURNS TO HER BERTH SPACE

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 the hake longliner "Armando" is seen here steaming through the Alfred Basin to her berthing space alongside the East Quay on route from the Fish Jetty in the Victoria Basin.

          

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 the "Armando" is seen here berthed alongside the "Tomren".

          

   
FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Tomren", "Armando" "Comet", "Christie Sue" and "Ouma", to mention just a few.


          

Pictured below from left to right is "Christie Sue", "Ouma" and "Conquistador".

         

                               
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                          
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin the crew of the tuna pole vessel "Tomren" is seen here cleaning the vessel after returning from a fishing trip recently.

        

 FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Sea Pride II", "Tina", "Adelette", "Staalkop" and "Abe Shapiro" to mention just a few.


                  
"SEA PRIDE II" (left); "TINA" (right)
        

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

        

                                              
"MPHO"
        

               
"ARANOS" PATCHED IN PRIMER PAINT

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift primer paint is being applied to the hull of the "Aranos".


        

        
          DUTCH BEAMERS ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift no less than 2 former Dutch were present namely "African Queen" and "Ebhayi".

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the dull appearance of the "African Queen" after the hull was thoroughly cleaned by means of high pressure water jet.


        

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the south coast lobster catcher "Ebhayi", who was hoisted out of the water earlier during that morning.

        

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the south coast lobster catcher "Palinurus", neatly painted and almost ready to be lowered back into the water.

        

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 20 November 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Lucerne", "Lepanto", "Portunity", and "Lobelia " to mention just a few.

Pictured below from left to right is "Cape Frio", "Lucerne" and "Lepanto".


        

                                       
"LOBELIA"
        

                                        
"FUCHIA"
       

                             
"ISABELLA MARINE"
       

                                  
"PORTUNITY"
       

Pictured below incorrect dual area codes are still being displayed on the vessel despite the fact that the vessel just recently returned from the Saldanha Bay slipway.

       


                  "ABRAHAM T" ON SEA-TRIALS

Pictured below on Friday 17 November 2017 the "Abraham T" sails into the Cape Docks after successfully completing trials in Table Bay, testing a new CAT 3412 main engine and gearbox, supplied and installed by Ritco Marine. A video depicting a series of photos taken at certain intervals during the installation will be posted on Trawler Heritage shortly.

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                         
"NANJA" GOES BACK TO SEA

Pictured below on Friday 17 November 2017 the port tender, "Nanja" is seen here being lowered back into the water at the Yachtport facility in Saldanha Bay harbour. The "Nanja" has spent the last couple of days on dry land for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

      

    
 "CAPE CHALLENGER" TAKING DIESEL ONBOARD

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at the fuel depot in the Cape Docks is the shark longliner "Cape Challenger" busy taking diesel onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.

         

                      "STRANDLOPER"  IN ACTION

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 the team from Guerrini Marine is seen here in action busy to reinforce the break water at the Cape Docks. The former Portnet tug "Strandloper" is seen here anchored just off the breakwater rendering assistance to the diving squad in the water.


         

    
                        "ALGOA"  BACK HOME

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 the Fisheries Research vessel "Algoa" is seen here berthed alongside East Pier in the Victoria Basin after returning from St.Helena Bay area after conducting research on pelagic stocks as well as gathering information regarding the whale population in and around the St.Helena Bay area.

                         

                         
KODEN FOR "PALINURUS"

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 this Koden radar was spotted on the "Palinurus" featuring some unfamiliar Koden stickers.


        

   
         LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Realeka", "Sandile", "Stevia", and "Lincoln " to mention just a few.


                                         
"REALEKA"
        

                                         
"SANDILE"
        

                                          
"ALLIN"
        

                                          
"SISTRO"
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 from outside to inside is the "Viking Ruby", "Lisinda" and "Lincoln".

        

                                          
"STEVIA"
        

              BULWARK REPAIRS ON "SEA PRIDE II"


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin is the hake longliner "Sea Pride II", receiving some much needed attention to her rubbing bands on the port side of the vessel as indicated below.


        

Pictured below steel bands are being cut to exact size to be fitted on the wooden rubbing bands.

        

Indicated by the red circle below a section of the wooden rubbing band has been completely removed and needs replacing.

        

Pictured below the "Sea Pride II" is still being served by her original wooden mast fitted 51 years ago...still standing strong.

                   

Indicated by the red circle below is some unusual channel construction, supporting the double steel wheelhouse of the "Sea Pride II".

        

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Tomren", "Werkendam" "Ku-Ula", "Windhoek" and "Southern Cross", to mention just a few.


                                           "TOMREN"
        

Indicated by the red circle below is this unusual wheelhouse door of the "Tomren", which rather looks more than an conventional front door of a residential home...

        

                                    "WERKENDAM"
        

                                         "KU-ULA"
        

                                        "WINDHOEK"
        

                                 "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

         "ABRAHAM T" THROWS A SMOKE SCREEN...


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 alongside the East Quay, smoke pours from the exhaust pipes of the "Abraham T" as the newly installed CAT 3412 get's tested in preparation for sea-trials.


        

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin from left to right are the tuna pole vessels "Silverfern", "Kingklip" and "Grant",

        

                         "ALASKA", WHAT NOW?


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the empty shell of the former tuna pole vessel "Alaska". After the vessel was demolished up to this point, no progress had been made since to complete the job at hand.


        

             FINALLY, "ARANOS" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift all eyes were inspecting the stern tube of the "Aranos" after the crew had an unfortunate incident 2 weeks earlier, suffering a broken prop-shaft whilst on a fishing trip.

        

                                             "ARANOS"
        

                  CLEANING THE "AFRICAN QUEEN"


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the rusty hull of the hake side trawler "African Queen" is being cleaned by means of a high pressure water jet.


        

                                 "AFRICAN QUEEN"
        

                     "IMPALA" BACK IN THE WATER


Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 the crayfish vessel "Impala" is seen here back in the Alfred Basin, featuring a fresh layer of paint after spending some time on the Quay Four Slipway.


              

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Sailfish".

             

Pictured below on Wednesday 15 November 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Elandsberg".

           

          GANSBAAI, MAAK 'N LÍPLEKKIE GEREED,
                               "MPHO" IS OPPAD!

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 15 November 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke is dit duidelik dat die "Mpho" eersdaags ook haar opwagting in Gansbaai gaan maak om sardyn te vang. Soos te siene hieronder is die skuit weer toegerus met 'n beursnet, vispomp en 'n "screen". Slegs 2 dae tevore het Trawler Heritage aangetoon dat al hierdie toerusting afwesig was...So, maak maar solank 'n vasmaakplekkie gereed vir die "baba" van die Suid-Afrikaanse pelagiese vloot - daar in die ou hawe waar oorlede "Blougans" altyd gelÍ het moet sy maar gaan vasmaak, so nie, moet hulle maar in Hermanus gaan lÍ...

         

         

    Die manne het al selfs ys ook gelaai vir die eerste sardyn trip...

         

                          "NANJA" AT YACHTPORT

Pictured below on Wednesday morning 15 November 2017 at day break the "Nanja" is seen here standing at Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay harbour.

      

                     "ARANOS" SLAAP RUSTIG

Afgeneem hieronder in die vroeŽ oggendure van Maandag 13 November 2017 lÍ die "Aranos" vasgemaak teen die Weskaai in die Kaapse Dokke, wat tans geskeduleer is om op Dinsdag 14 November op die Syncrolift te gaan.

        

Pictured below on Monday morning 13 November 2017 just after day break the "Abraham T" is seen here berthed alongside the East Quay, with the "Oceana Rocket" berthed on her stern.

        

       "OCEANA GARNET", VANDAG GAAN JY HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder in die vroeŽ oggendure van Maandag 13 November 2017 lÍ die "Oceana Garnet" vasgemaak teen die Weskaai in die Kaapse Dokke. Op daardie stadium was die skuit geskeduleer om teen 08:00 terug te vaar na Sandy Point hawe, maar tot dan kom ons jaag die sekuriteitswagte se senuwese op hol en gaan jag nog 'n paar skuite in die donker...

        

     SOUTH COAST LOBSTER CATCHER ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 is the south coast lobster catcher, "Palinurus" seen here on the Cape Syncrolift for general repairs and a fresh layer of paint.

        

Dis nie Trawler Heritage tradisie om publisiteit aan hierdie gevaartes te gee nie, maar dit het nogtans 'n mooi foto gemaak van hierdie Taiwanese-rysbak wat voor die Cape Grace Hotel lÍ.

        

Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 is the hake longliner "South West Lapwing" berthed alongside the Fish Quay.

        

  EN NOU "MPHO", GAAN JULLE NIE DIE NET OPTREK NIE?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 13 November 2017 lÍ die pelagiese skuit "Mpho" langs die Viskaai in die Kaapse Dokke, met tunapale styf vasgemaak teen die voorste maspaal - geen teken van 'n net of ontwateringsskerm nie...daar is nog selfs laaie op die stuurboordsy...

          

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die vispomp opgerol bo-op die shelterdeck...hulle gaan seker nie kom sardyn vang nie?...

          

  
FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Sea Pride II", "Kentucky", "Malagas II", "Adelette" and "Ellis S".

        

                               HIER KOM DIE WIND!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 13 November 2017 pak die suid-ooste wind wolkies saam op Tafelberg.

        

                        "IMPALA" READY TO GO FISHING


Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 on the Quay 4 slipway is the crayfish vessel "Impala" is seen here with new caulking and a fresh layer of paint, ready to start the 2017/2018 west coast crayfish season.


        

               THE PRIDE OF LOUW & HALVORSEN


Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 at Quay 4 is how the former workshops of Louw & Halvorsen now appear after the building was once again extensively rebuilt over the past few months. For Trawler Heritage this is holy ground - the birth place where 90% of all wooden fishing vessels ever constructed in Southern Africa, where built at.


        

Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 at Quay 4 is the sea-side appearance of the former workshops of Louw & Halvorsen. 50 years ago all one would see was rows and rows of newly constructed wooden fishing vessels floating right before your eyes.

        

  
           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine","Realeka", "Sandile", "Lobelia", and "Laverne " to mention just a few.

Pictured below from left to right is "Isabella Marine", "Realeka" and "Sandile".


        

Pictured below on Monday morning 13 November 2017 the hake side trawler, "Lepanto" is seen here drifting just off Granger Bay, awaiting the assistance of a harbour tug to help them dock alongside South Arm.

        

                                        
"LOBELIA"
        

Pictured below from left to right is "Lisinda", "Ludwani" and "Laverne".

        

Pictured below from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "African Queen" and "Andromeda".

        

Pictured below on Monday morning 13 November 2017 this photo was taken shortly before the "Forest Lily" had set sail to the trawling grounds.

        
        
                                       
"SISTRO"
        
 
                
"FOREST LILY" VAT DIE LANGPAD

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 13 November 2017 vaar die stokvis sleeptreiler "Forest Lily" uit die Kaapse Dokke oppad na die treilgronde suid van Kaappunt.

       

                    "LEPANTO" KOM HUIS TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 13 November 2017 vaar die stokvistreiler "Lepanto" die Kaapse Dokke binne onderweg van die treilgronde, vergesel van 'n Portnet sleepboot.

        


        

                    
"OCEANA GARNET" GAAN HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagoggend 13 November 2017 vaar die "Oceana Garnet" verby die Kloktoring in die V&A Waterfront onderweg na Sandy Point nadat die skuit die afgelope 2 weke op die Syncrolift gespandeer het vir onderhoudswerk en 'n nuwe laag verf.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan dat daar nagelaat is om die "port of registry" op die agterstewe aan te bring...hulle vergeet dit in elkgeval altyd met die "Oceana Garnet"...

        

Afgeneem hieronder skuins na 08:00 op Maandagoggend 13 November 2017 vaar die "Oceana Garnet" deur Tafelbaai onderweg na Sandy Point hawe waar die skuit teen ongeveer 17:00 haar eindbestemming sou bereik het.

        

  
                 REINFORCING THE EAST PIER

Pictured below on Monday 13 November 2017 the team from Guerrini Marine is seen here in action busy to reinforce the break water at the Cape Docks. The former Portnet tug "Strandloper" is seen here anchored just off the breakwater rendering assistance to the diving squad in the water.


        

        

        SKUITE, SKUITE, SKUITE EN NOG BAIE SKUITE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 7 November 2017 is die Oos Kaai in die Kaapse Dokke volgepak met skuite, sommer so drie-drie en vier-vier langs mekaar vasgemaak. Kom ons gaan kyk wie is almal terug by die huis, nadat die meeste teruggekeer het van die see oor die voorafgaande 2 dae.

         

         

                                 "SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                               "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
         

                                  "OCEANA TOPAZ"
         

                                "CAPE CHALLENGER"
         

                                           "KU-ULA"
        

                                "CONQUISTADOR"
        

                                         "COMET"
        

                                      "ALLISON"
        

   
Van links na regs: "Ouma", "Christie Sue" en "Conquistador"
        

           "ARANOS" WAITING FOR THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 the 'injured" purse seiner "Aranos" is seen still berthed alongside the West Quay as the vessel waits her turn to be hauled out of the water at the Cape Syncrolift facility.

        

    "OCEANA GARNET" STILL ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 the paint job on the outer hull of the "Oceana Garnet" is still in full progress.

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 the tuna pole vessel "Kentucky" is seen here at the Cape Syncrolift.

        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Beatrice Marine","Sandile", "Bluebell", "Freesia", and "Allin".

                                "BEATRICE MARINE"
        

                                         "FREESIA"
        

                                  "BLUEBELL"
        

                                       "ALLIN"
        

                                     "SANDILE"
        

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is the "Ellis S", "Chris Trautman", "Elandsberg" and "Mpho".

        

     "MARIA LOUISA" GETS READY FOR NEW SEASON

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the crayfish vessel "Maria Louisa" neatly painted and as indicated below received a new wheelhouse window frame.

        

        

   "SOUTH WEST LAPWING" THROWS ALL HER TOYS
                                    ON THE JETTY...

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 alongside the Fish Quay the hake longliner "South West Lapwing" is seen being thoroughly cleaned after returning from the fishing grounds, with all her deck gear neatly packed on the jetty.