SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

                                 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.

           

   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" was 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 word 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 what 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 dit 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.

        

                       "ARMANDO" COMING HOME

Pictured below on Tuesday 7 November 2017 the swing bridge at the Clock Tower is making way for the hake longliner "Armando", as the vessel prepares to navigate through "the cut" after off-loading her catch at the Fish Quay.

        

        

        

        "ARANOS" ON VACATION IN THE WATERFRONT

Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 along the West Quay in the Alfred Basin is the Laaiplek purse seiner "Aranos",
waiting for her turn to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift for repairs to a broken shaft which had occur during a fishing trip recently, some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

         

              "OCEANA GARNET" SHINES BRIGHT


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the hull of the "Oceana Garnet" shines bright once again as the painting of the vessel is still in full progress.


         

                 COLLIER JETTY FULL OCCUPIED


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 the Collier Jetty is occupied by several fishing vessels. Amongst the fleet home were "Mpho", "Abe Shapiro", "Vlaeberg", "Kentucky", "Tina" and "Sea Pride II", to mention just a few.


                       

              
"KENTUCKY" (front); "MALAGAS II" (back)
         

                                        
"VLAEBERG"
         

                                        
"ADELETTE"
         

                                    
"SEA PRIDE II"
         

                                             
"TINA"
         

                            "IMPALA" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 on the Quay 4 slipway is the crayfish vessel "Impala", receiving new caulking and a fresh layer of paint on the outer hull.


         

                  "UMZABALAZO" RETURNING HOME


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 the hake stern trawler "Umzabalazo" is seen here cautiously proceeding to the Cape Docks on route from the fishing grounds in heavy swells experienced at the time.


         

         

  Pictured below is a bird, a chopper and of course "Umzabalazo".

         

              "BEATRICE MARINE" RETURNING HOME


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 the hake stern trawler "Beatrice Marine" is seen here sailing past Granger Bay as the vessel cautiously proceeds to the Cape Docks on route from the fishing grounds.


         

              "LEPANTO" DOCKS AT VIKING FISHING


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 this photo was taken just moments after the hake side trawler "Lepanto" docked at South Arm, after returning from the fishing grounds.


         

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Tomren", "Werkendam" and "Ubuntu".


                                      "ABRAHAM T "
         

                                          "TOMREN"
         

                                       "WERKENDAM"
          

                                           "UBUNTU "
               

         "PORTIA 1" ALONGSIDE PREMIER FISHING JETTY


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 alongside Jetty No.7 in the Victoria Basin is the south coast lobster vessel "Portia 1", seen here berthed alongside the jetty of Premier Fishing.


                

                
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Armana","Lisinda", "Bluebell", "Toralla", and "Sandile".


                  
"CAPE FRIO" (front); "ARMANA" (back)
          

                                            
"LISINDA"
          

                                         
"BLUEBELL"
          

                 
"SANDILE" (left); "TORALLA" (right)
          

                "COMPASS CHALLENGER" SET SAIL


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 is a series of photos taken of the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" leaving South Arm on route to the trawling grounds off the Eastern Cape coastline.


          

          

          

          

          

          

                GOOD-LUCK "COMPASS CHALLENGER" !

          

           "CAPE CHALLENGER" ARRIVES BACK HOME


Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 is a series of photos taken of the shark longliner "Cape Challenger" sailing into the Cape Docks on route from the fishing grounds.


          

          

          

          

Pictured below on Saturday 4 November 2017 is the "Cape Challenger" berthed at her usual spot inside the Alfred Basin.

          

    "ABRAHAM T" THROWS A GEARBOX TANTRUM

Pictured below on Friday 3 November 2017 the Ritco Marine team is ready with block & tackle to remove the recently installed ZF gearbox to accompany the refurbished CAT 3412 onboard the "Abraham T".
   

                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Pictured below on Friday 3 November 2017 the gearbox is standing on the rear deck, ready to be hoisted off the vessel.

                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Despite some horrific bad-luck with the "Abraham T" machinery, the skipper and chief engineer is still smiling, perhaps knowing that the replacement gearbox will give them the competitive edge once again...


                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                 
Off she goes! Never to come back again!


                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

 PLEASE, DON'T DUMP TIMBERS IN THE HARBOUR AREAS!


Pictured below on Friday 3 November 2017 this large piece of timber got trapped between the fishing vessels berthed alongside the East Quay, presumably used by the Cape Syncrolift as cradle support. Please don't dump wooden timbers in the harbours, floating timber cause serious damage to wooden and fibreglass hulls, and like we have seen so many times before - it can cause a vessel to sink alongside the jetty.


                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       
BUSY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Thursday 2 November 2017 no less than 4 fishing vessels were present on the Saldanha Bay slipway. Pictured below is the hake stern trawler "Portunity". Also present was the "Silver Challenger" and the Lusitania crayfish vessels "Mbambatha" and "Irma".


                                     
"PORTUNITY"
         

                                    
"MBAMBATHA"
         

Pictured below on Thursday 2 November 2017 the "Mbambatha" is neatly painted once again, but as indicated in the red circle the West Coast crayfish code "K" is still missing from the nameplate.

         

                                             
"IRMA"
         

Pictured below on Thursday 2 November 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the crayfish vessel "Ghoerieman".

         

Pictured below on Thursday 2 November 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the "Tickey" is the crayfish vessel "Jo-Ann".

            

Pictured below on Thursday 2 November 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the "Atlantic Enterprise" is the "Gregory Justin".

         

Pictured below on Thursday 2 November 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty is the crayfish vessel "Silver Leader", previously spotted by Trawler Heritage on 23 October 2017 being painted on the Sandy Point slipway.

         

    "GROENVELD II " - DIE LAASTE HOOFSTUK HET BEGIN

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 31 Oktober 2017 is die "Groenveld II" op die Sandy Point skeepshelling nadat Guerrini Marine suksesvol daarin geslaag het om die skuit aan wal te bring. Die "Groenveld II" is onlangs weer vlot gemaak nadat die skuit bykans 5 jaar gelede in die hawe gesink het langs 'n kaai. Daar sal binnekort begin word om die "Groenveld II" finaal te sloop.

     
     
(Photo: I.Mouton)

 PORT TENDERS IN ACTION AT SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on Sunday 29 October 2017 at the Presidents Jetty in Saldanha Bay, a mobile crane is being used loading equipment onboard the port tenders "Lappop" (left) and "Nanja" (right).

           

                ASIAN LONGLINER TO THE SCRAP YARD

Previously posted on Tuesday 24 October 2017, this former Asian longliner was seen being hoisted out of the water on the Cape Syncrolift. Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 most of the bow has already been removed. Seen below a mechanical arm is being used to remove a large steel plate from the hull.

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 is the last remains of the Akasaka main engine of this particular Asian lonhliner.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 is by far the most valuable item left on the Asian longliner - it's bronze propeller!

       

                "OCEANA GARNET" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the purse seiner "Oceana Garnet" being cleaned and repaired after completing the 2017 pelagic season.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift, scaffolding is being erected around the exhaust pipes. However, Trawler Heritage wonders if the port of registry, namely Cape Town will be added to the stern this time around? Possibly not, for if Trawler Heritage does not notice it, nobody else will. We will once again look into this matter when the paint work onboard the "Oceana Garnet" is completed.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift, a high pressure water jet is being used to clean the outside hull before a fresh layer of paint is to be applied to the "Oceana Garnet".

       

                   "NICOLETTE" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake longliner "Nicolette".

       

      STARE DOWN THE STERN TUBE OF "NICOLETTE"...

       

                "MALAGAS II" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Malagas II".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 the red circle indicated the bilge keel mounted to the "Malagas II", one of just 3 wooden fishing vessels in the South African fishing fleet fitted with a bilge keel.

       

         LATEST FEATURES ONBOARD "NEWLANDS"

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the latest progress made onboard the "Newlands" in order to prepare the vessel for the 2017/2018 crayfish season.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 the anchors are standing on the main deck, neatly painted.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 the Edwinson deck winch is shining once again....after 2 days of hammer chipping, remember?

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 a new sliding door together with door frame was spotted on the wheelhouse of the "Newlands".

       

Previously spotted during October 2016 at the Cape Docks, the toilet door was completely missing. The "Newlands" however, continue operating since then without a toilet door until now...

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 is a close-up view of the new toilet door and frame onboard the "Newlands". Very neat wood work indeed!

       

                  "IMPALA" BULWARK REPAIRED

Previously posted on Tuesday 24 October 2017 on Trawler Heritage, it was shown that wood work was in progress onboard the "Impala" in order to repair the bulwark on the starboard side of the vessel.

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017, it can be seen that the wood work has been completed, and all that needs to be done was to paint the bulwarks.


       

                  LATEST PROGRESS ON "WILMAG"


Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin, a new PVC vent, indicated by the red circle has been mounted on top of the whale back as the construction of the new whale back continues onboard the "Wilmag", after the whaleback and shelter deck was destroyed by an onboard fire on Wednesday 16 August 2017. The "Wilmag" has since been hauled out of the water at the Granger Bay slipway facility, where more reparation work will be performed.


       

        

                             A CAN OF THE BEST!


Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 this 5 litre Rubbol varnish was spotted inside the wheelhouse of the "Kingklip". Although heavily expensive, this product is superior when it comes to protecting woodwork onboard fishing vessels. Trawler Heritage highly recommend this product to fellow boat owners.


       

    FISHING FLEET BERTHED ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 alongside the East Quay several fishing vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Werkendam", "Oceana Topaz", "Tomren", "Conquistador", "Christie Sue", and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.


                                     "WERKENDAM"
       

                                       "TOMREN"
       

                                "OCEANA TOPAZ"
       

                                "SOUTHERN CROSS"
       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 a crewmember of the tuna vessel "Ku-Ula" is seen here getting his fishing rod and reel ready for an upcoming tuna trip.

       

         NEW VINYL NAME STICKERS FOR "ARMANDO"

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 alongside the East Quay the "Armando" is seen here featuring new vinyl stickers on the whale back as indicated by the red circle.

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Conquistador" and the "Christie Sue" berthed to her inside.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 the rear deck of the "Conquistador" is being cleaned by means of the deck wash...

       

       
 hi buurman, jou skuit is vuil...ek spuit haar sommer gou vir jou af!


             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Umlobi","Avro Warrior", "Allin", "Andromeda", "Lucerne" and "Ludwani".


Pictured below from left to right is "Allin", "Andromeda", "Lucerne" and "Ludwani".

       

                                     "FOXGLOVE"
       

                                      "UMLOBI"
       

                              "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

    FISHING FLEET BERTHED ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Fiskorn", "Vlaeberg", "Abe Shapiro", "Kentucky", "Kariba", and "Ellis S" to mention just a few.   

                                     
"FISKORN"
      

                                       
"KARIBA"
      

                                   
  "KENTUCKY"
      

                                     
"ELLIS S"
      

                                       
"MPHO"
      

                                    QUEUING FOR ICE

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 alongside South Arm, no less than 3 vessel were in the queue for ice, which included "Elandsberg", "Sailfish" and "Prins Willem I".

      

                             
"PRINS WILLEM I "
      

                                    
"SAILFISH"
      

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 the tuna pole vessel "Riviergans" sterns away at the fuel bunker, after taking diesel onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.
 
      

Pictured below on Saturday 28 October 2017 the "Riviergans" is seen here nearing the Collier Jetty on route from the fuel bunker.

      

                    "BLOUDAM" AT YACHTPORT

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 the crayfish vessel "Bloudam" is being lifted out of the water at the Yachtport facility at Saldanha Bay for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

     

    "OCEANA GARNET" ON VACATION IN THE WATERFRONT


Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 along the West Quay in the Alfred Basin is the Oceana purse seiner "Oceana Garnet",
waiting for her turn to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit, after completing a long tiring 2017 pelagic season.


       

                               "OCEANA GARNET
       

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Bella Da Lunar", "Sandveld III", "Ouma", "Comet", "Christie Sue", "Abraham T", "Allison", and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.


       

                                        "ALLISON"
       

                                         "COMET"
       

                                   "WERKENDAM"
       

                                  "SANDVELD III"
       

        "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
(left);
"TOMREN" (right)
       

        ASIAN LONGLINER TO THE SCRAP YARD

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 an obsolete Asian longliner is being hoisted out of the water at the Cape Syncolift to be scrapped.

       

   
               LATEST PROGRESS ON "BELLA"

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the latest progress on the former Dutch beamer, "Bella".

       

Pictured below welders are busy fitting a grill to the outlet of the forward thruster on the port side of the vessel.

          

Pictured below the welding and painting of the new hull plates amidships are now completed.

       

     
REPARATION WORK ON "IMPALA" BULWARKS

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin, repairs are under way on the wooden bulwarks of the "Impala" as indicated by the red circle. Besides a new rail and stanchion, a new capping section is also in progress.

       

       

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Adelette" (left) and the "Riviergans", with the "Malagas II" berthed behind them.

       

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the Cape Docks several hake stern trawlers were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Sandile", "Andromeda", "Lincoln", "Freesia", Avro Warrior" and "Isabella Marine".

                                     
"SANDILE"
       

                                  
"ANDROMEDA"
       

                                   
"LINCOLN"
       

                                      
"FREESIA"
       

                                 
"AVRO WARRIOR"
       

                            
"ISABELLA MARINE"
       

            "NOMZAMO 1" JOINS THE PROUDEST
                     FISHING FLEET IN THE WORLD!

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the Cape Docks is the former Argentinean registered stern trawler "Pescargen V" which has been added to the South Arican fishing vessel register and subsequently renamed "Nomzamo 1". The "Nomzamo 1" forms part of a deal between the Spanish company Iberconsa and the South African fishing companies Eyethu Fishing and Pioneer East Coast.

          

          

                   
"BYR" RENAMED "ATLANTIC TUNA"

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the Elliot Basin at the Cape Docks is the newly renamed longliner "Atlantic Tuna", formerly known as the "Byr", which has also operated out of Walvis Bay during the early 2000's.

 
 
(Photo: L.de Kock)

        

                                      IMPOSSIBLE!

Pictured below on Tuesday 24 October 2017 in the Cape Docks is the registration plate onboard an fishing vessel reflecting some data about the vessel which is impossible to be true...

 

       PURSE SEINERS AND A MID-WATER TRAWLER
                                    AT SUID-ORANJE

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 alongside the jetty of Suid-Oranje from left to right is the "Lisa Ann", "Viva" and the "Paraclete".
 
       

                   DIE ROOIGEVAARTE IS TERUG!

Die kenmerkende dreuning van 'n MAK, afkomstig van die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete" weergalm weer die afgelope 4 weke in Sandy Point hawe. Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 langs die aflaaikaai van Suid-Oranje lÍ die "Paraclete" oftewel die "rooigevaarte". Die "Paraclete" wat tot onlangs nog onaktief  gelÍ het in die Kaapse Dokke, was selfs 'n paar maande gelede nog as te koop geadverteer. Net om weer almal se geheue te verfris, terug in 2010 het daar twee middelwatertreilers opgedaag in Suid-Afrika ('n rooigevaarte en 'n blougevaarte) om vis te lewer aan twee plaaslike vismaatskappye.  Die gevolg: Die Walkerbaai area word gesluit vir pelagiese vangste en die Gansbaaiers moes in afgryse toekyk hoe die "blou gevaarte" die een vrag sardyn op die volgende vrag sardyn uit die baai ry.  Die Burger koerant was kort voor lank gevul met artikels en lesersbriewe van ontevrede lede van die visbedryf rakende die werksaamhede van beide middelwatertreilers. Kort voor lank is beide bote uit Suid-Afrika geneem en gevestig in Walvisbaai, waar hulle nie as baie suksesvol beskou was nie. Departement Bosbou en Visserye het destyds voorgegee dat daar aan beide bote "eksperimentele kwotas" toegeken was. Nou kyk mense, na al die jare van pelagiese visvangste, as daar nog iets is wat ons navorsers nie weet nie, gaan hulle dit nooit weet nie! Dis seker die enigste rede waarom daar vandag nog pelagiese vis in ons see rondswem, juis omdat daar nog so baie is wat ons nie verstaan van ons pelagiese visbronne nie. Trawler Heritage is lief vir al die skuite, en is daarmee saam 'n voorstander van innovasie en vooruitgang in die visbedryf, maar aai om vir die "rooigevaarte" en "blougevaarte" lief te wees is maar moeilik. En skielik verlang Trawler Heritage terug aan 'n legendariese skuit uit die verre verlede...genaamd..."Karibib"!

       

     "PARACLETE", JULLE VLAG HANG ONDERSTE BO!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 is die maaspaal van die "Paraclete". Soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel hang die Suid-Afrikaanse onderste bo...

       

Aangetoon hieronder in die rooi sirkel is die Walvisbaai areakode toegeverf met rooi verf. Moet sÍ, die skuit het maar taamlik uitgebleik in die warm Namibiese son...

       

       
Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the "Sette Mari" with the "Silver Galaxy" and "Silver Bounty" berthed to her inside.

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty is the "Wildekus".

       

  
      "ANTONIE W II" TELEVISION ON THE DECK...

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point the television of the "Antonie W II" is seen here standing on the deck.


       

                        "UKULOBA"
TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour Iis the latest progress in fitting out the newly launched purse seiner "Ukuloba".


       

       

    DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, THIS GARDEN
                             NEEDS ATTENTION


Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour Iis this neglected garden situated where the fuel depot once stood. 


       

                        


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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                     "JAKKIE V" AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the crayfish vessel "Jakkie V" berthed alongside the "Santa Isabel". Previously on 14 October 2017 the "Jakkie V" was seen berthed alongside the "Drakenskop" at Saldanha Bay harbour.


       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 this steelband situated on the port side of the "Jakkie V" has become detach from the hull and is now being held in place by a rope in order prevent any further damage.

       


Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the diamond recovery vessel "Santa Isabel", a former inshore trawler from Hermanus and Port Elizabeth in days gone by.


       

                   SALVAGING THE "CAPRICORN"


Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the team from Guerrini Marine is busy to salvage the semi-submerged hull of the "Capricorn". Over the past 2 weeks we have seen the successful salvaging of the "Groenveld II" and the "Santa Monica" in Sandy Point harbour.


       

       

               LATEST PROGRESS ON "MEKA BAY"

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest progress in fitting out the newly launched hake longliner "Meka Bay". This was to be the very last photo taken of the "Meka Bay" by Trawler Heritage, before the vessel set sail on her maiden voyage on Thursday 26 October 2017 to Walvis Bay.

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 this extension plate riveted onto the existing port side shelterdeck was just a few of the latest developments spotted. 

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 this line hauler was fitted on top of the shelterdeck recently.

       

                    "STAR CREST" BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the "Star Crest" is making way to the Sandy Point Canning jetty shortly after the purse seine net was hauled onto the vessel at the Government jetty. During the previous 2 weeks the "Star Crest" was present on the Cape Syncrolift for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 the crew poses for the camera.

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 the stacker of the "Star Crest" is back in position after it was removed for maintenance purposes.

       

                 WILL THEY EVER GET THIS RIGHT?

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 the red circle indicates that the Scottish area code of Peterhead (PD), the former home port of the "Star Crest" has once again being painted...

       

  "BOSBOK" SE TOILET IN SKERWE - DIS NOU 'N GATSLAG!


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 lÍ die skuit se toilet in skerwe op die dek. Soos telkemale nou al bewys op Trawler Heritage dat 'n skuittoilet een van die sterkste items op 'n skuit is, het hierdie toilet nie die aanslag oorleef nie.


       

           BUSY SCENES AT SANDY POINT SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway the crayfish vessel "Silver Leader" shines bright in the sunshine after a fresh layer of paint had been applied to the hull.

       

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway the crayfish vessel "Biskop 1" is seen here in a fresh layer of paint applied to the thus far only.

       

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway these photos of the "Oceana Pegasus" were taken just moments before the vessel was about to be lowered back into the water after the painting of the hull and some general maintenance were performed after completing the 2017 pelagic season.

                    

       

       

       

                  

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point the "Oceana Pegasus" poses for Trawler Heritage in her neatly painted hull, before making an 180 degree turn, and then headed to the Sandy Point Canning jetty.

       

           
  wait, wait, let's pause the moment...Trawler Heritage
                           has noticed something different...

       

Indicated below in the red circle is the half-painted "R" of the call sign as presented by the vessel during the 2017 pelagic season...

       

Indicated below in the red circle, the half-painted "R" is now gone and is now properly being displayed on the netboard.

       

       
"EBB TIDE" AWAITS THE SANDY POINT SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point is "Ebb Tide", which was booked to be hauled out of the water towards the end of October.

       

                    TALLIE MARINE CLEANS-UP THE
                          "OUPA JAN" RUBBLE.

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Sandy Point a bulldozer is busy cleaning up the harbour ground from all rubble which has originate from demolishing the old wheelhouse of the "Oupa Jan", which is currently being re-built by Tallie Marine.

       

          
"SILVER DOLPHIN" SE GELUKBRINGER?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 is maar net een van 60-stuks fotos wat Trawler Heritage geneem het van die "Silver Dolphin" voordat Trawler Heritage besef het dat iets of iemand terugstaar vanuit die wielhuisvenster...

       

                                
Wat te hel is die?

       

                SANDY POINT HAWE SE KAAIE IS VOL

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 is die volgepakte kaaie van Sandy Point hawe. In die voorgrond van links na regs lÍ die "Weskus II", "Ebb Tide", "Kavalier" en "South West Falcon".

       

                 "GROENVELD II" WORD GEBERG

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 in Sandy Point hawe is die "Groenveld II" nadat duikers verbonde aan Guerrini Marine suksesvol daarin geslaag het om die "Groenveld II" weer vlot te maak nadat die skuit bykans 5 jaar gelede langs die "Santa Monica" gesink het. Naas die "Santa Monica" is die "Groenveld  II" die tweede skuit wat suksesvol geberg is die afgelope 2 weke. In Houtbaai is die "Constantiaberg" sowel as die "Colleen" geberg terwyl die "Paul" weggeskuif is van die Dienskaai en binnekort op die skeepshelling uitgetrek en opgesny gaan word. Daar word nou vinnig vordering gemaak om weer ons hawens skoon en bruikbaar te maak.

         

         


Eens die trots van oom Johnnie Eigelaar, was die "Groenveld II" terug in tyd die ikoon van alle pelagiese skuite in Suider-Afrika - die bloudruk waarvolgens die Suid-Afrikaanse pelagiese vloot ontwikkel het , soos ons dit vandag ken.

Afgeneem hieronder is die erg beskadigde bakboordsy van "Groenveld II". Dis 'n wonderwerk dat hulle daarin kon slaag om haar weer vlot te kon maak, mens kan feitlik dwarsdeur die hele skuit se romp sien!

        

       
Afgeneem hieronder is die enigste item op die skuit wat nog ongeskonde is na 5 jaar op die bodem...die skuittoilet natuurlik! Soos te sien staan die toilet nog stewig op sy plek agterop die wielhuis, ten spyte van die feit dat die houtwerk van die wielhuis wat eens rondom dit gestaan het heeltemal vernietig is.

       

       
                GOOD-LUCK "MOOKOLI "!
         
SOUTH AFRICA'S LATEST AQUACULTURE
                            VESSEL LAUNCHED

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 is the latest vessel to emerge from the Tallie Marine boat yard at Sandy Point harbour, the "Mookoli", meaning rainbow in the Southern Sotho language. The "Mookoli" will join the aquaculture fleet operating out of Saldanha Bay.

       

       

       

       

Indicated below by the red circle it is not often these days that you will spot the the emergency steering tiller used to navigate a vessel.

       

       

 
             "OCEANA MERCURY" COMING HOME

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 the "Oceana Mercury" sails into Sandy Point harbour on route from the discharge jetty of Amawandle Pelagic at Laaiplek. Having sailed out of Hout Bay on Saturday morning 22 October, the "Oceana Mercury" headed to Gansbaai to fish, and then steamed back to Laaiplek to discharge, before finally coming home on Monday afternoon.

       

  
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" AT LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek is the "Atlantic Endeavour", receiving some much needed attention to hull and machinery after a long tiring 2017 pelagic season.

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek the "Nossob" is seen here berthed to the port side of the "Ankoveld".

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek the "Elomi" is seen here berthed to the port side of the "Loeriesfontein". Over the past 2 days the "Elomi" was also spotted off Gansbaai in search of pilchards.

       

                           "LOERIESFONTEIN"   
       

  
  "TERRASAN 1" SE AAMBEI WORD VERWYDER

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek a shipwright is busy to remove a fender from the starboard side of the
"Terrasan 1". Having fitted the fender to the vessel during January 2017, Trawler Heritage at the time predicted that it won't last a full season, and as predicted it did not last!

       

       

       

       

                                   "STORMKOP"
       

              "ADENIA" DISCHARGING ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek the "Adenia" is seen here discharging anchovy at the Amawandle Pelagic jetty.

       

                          "VEGKOP" BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek the "Vegkop" is seen here berthed alongside the Amawandle Pelagic jetty. The "Vegkop" who had returned home during the early hours of Monday morning ,had sailed from Laaiplek on Friday 20 October to Hout Bay, from where they sailed further south to Gansbaai in search of pilchards, but had to returned home with empty holds after no pichards were to be found.

       

                                     "DOLOREZE"
       

                   "ATLANTIC LEADER" BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Laaiplek is the "Atlantic Leader"." The "Atlantic Leader" who had returned home during the early hours of Monday morning ,had sailed from Laaiplek on Saturday 21 October to Gansbaai in search of pilchards. However, nothing was to be found.

       

Pictured below on Monday evening 23 October 2017 the discharge team at Amawandle Pelagic is still battling to empty the holds of the "Adenia".

       

                            LAAIPLEK AT NIGHT

       

                                    "PORTUNITY"
             ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF AREA CODES!

Previously posted on 25 June 2017, Trawler Heritage readers will recall this photo of the "Portunity" incorrectly displaying both the area codes of Cape Town as well as Port Nolloth simultaneously. One would thought that after all these months this error would have been rectified...but no, things are about get worse. Let's have a closer look at the latest developments onboard "Portunity"...

       

Previously posted on 14 October 2017 the shelterdeck of the "Portunity"  is seen here painted in a fresh layer of white paint. All the area codes were either removed or covered in paint at the time...or so we thought...

       

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Portunity" is seen here with a fresh layer of paint on the upper hull and correctly displaying the Cape Town area code "CTA 803" on the bow...it's almost too good to believe...

       

However, looking from the side the "Portunity" is seen here once again displaying both area codes of Cape Town as well as Port Nolloth simultaneously. And that people is what happens when you have zero understanding of area codes!
 

         

              "SILVER CHALLENGER" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the "Silver Challenger" is on the slip for her annual refit after a long pelagic season.

        

         "DAAN VILJOEN" SEMI-RIGID GETS A COVER

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the semi-rigid recently spotted on the deck of the "Daan Viljoen" is seen here now being covered in order to protect it from the West Coast sun.

        

   "OOSTERDAM", WE FOUND YOUR MISSING FAIRLEAD!

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Oosterdam" is resting on her mooring. Indicated by the red circle a section of the bulwarks are missing, which was ripped from the vessel during the big West Coast storm of 7 June 2017. Trawler Heritage discovered it somewhere else in the harbour though...

        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at the Presidents Jetty during the prevailing low tide, Trawler Heritage noticed the missing fairlead belonging to "Oosterdam" still hanging on it's mooring rope...

        

             LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 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.

        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay a new anchor bow roller is being welded into position onboard the "Drakenskop".

        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 the knotty-pine lifeboats is seen here mounted once again on the "Drakenskop". The damaged lifeboat previously posted on 14 October 2017 is seen hanging in the background - looking closely one will notice that one of the planks in the hull is still missing, let's call it a piece a decoration then, rather than a lifeboat!

        

    SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR AUTHORITIES, WAKE UP!

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a large piece of debris floating freely in the harbour area which have become dislodged from one of the 7 sunken vessels situated in the harbour area. Posing a serious navigational hazard to any vessel using the harbour area at the time, the local port authorities which include Portnet and SAMSA was once again nowhere to be seen...

        

     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - YOU ARE LETTING
             DOWN THE FISHING INDUSTRY AND THE
                                NATURAL ENVIRONMENT!

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay plastic bags, obsolete fishing gear and rotten food is present on the Presidents Jetty due to the absence of waste disposal bins in the harbour area. And please, don't blame our fishermen! We as fishermen are encourage not to dump garbage into the sea, the problem however is that authorities do not provide sufficient waste disposal bins inside the harbours in order to dump garbage accumulated at sea.

        

                  "JACOB V" BACK IN THE WATER

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Jacob V" is back in the water and shining once again after receiving a fresh layer of paint recently at the Yachtport facility.

        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Jacob V" is still without new vinyl stickers indicating her name and area code.

        
 
...moet asseblief nou net nie die skuit se naam verkeerd spel nie, dis "Jacob" met 'n "V", nie daai ander "Jacob" nie...waag dit net om die skuit se naam verkeerd te spel en Bakkies sal vir julle beetkry!


Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 the bow of the  "Jacob V" is neatly repaired after it got chafed whilst the vessel was berthed head-on with the jetty working out of Kalk Bay during the 2016/17 crayfish season.

        

      "STEENBOK 1", JULLE VLAG HANG ONDERSTEBO

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 in Saldanhabaai is die kreefskuit "Steenbok 1" wat haar Suid-Afrikaanse vlag onderstebo vertoon. Trawler Heritage sÍ maar net...

        

        

         LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET BEING CHIPPED

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay maintenance work onboard the Lusitania crayfish fleet are in full progress in order to prepare the fleet for the upcoming crayfish season. Seen below rust is being chipped away to be followed by a fresh layer of paint later on.

        

        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay are the Lusitania crayfish vessels "Ghoerieman", "Mbambatha" and "Irma".

        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the Lusitania crayfish vessel, "Tickey" is seen here in a fresh layer of paint, ready to be lowered back into the water.

        

      "EL PESCADOR" FEATURES NEW COLOUR SCHEME

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the crayfish vessel "El Pescador" is seen here featuring a new colour scheme. The former blue painted whaleback and hull is now being painted grey.

        
Hierdie is tans die enigste skuit langs die Weskus met hierdie spesifieke kleurskema, en dit laat mens weer terugdink aan die eerstydse vloot van Chapmans Peak Fisheries van Houtbaai...

        PURSE SEINERS TAKE A REST AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay are the purse seiners "Gregory Justin" and "Atlantic Enterprise".

                               "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                             "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the stainless steel padlock on the wheelhouse door of the sunken "Petrie Hein" is perhaps the only item still intact onboard the vessel...

        
     

               
'n "B" LISENSIE, WAT JY WAAR KRY?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 in Saldanhabaai is die naambord van die "Benguella Pride" wat na al die jare nogsteeds die ou "B" semi-kommersiŽle lynvis permit vertoon...

        

Pictured below is a shackle welded onto the emergency steering situated on the rear deck of the "Benguella Pride".


        

   HAKE LONGLINERS TAKE A REST AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay are the hake longliners "Highland Queen" (left) and the "Pakamani" berthed to her inside.

        

                                         "PAKAMANI"
        

     
Wanneer die gelapte staalromp van die "Pakamani" van nader beskou word, wonder mens of die naam van die skuit nie maar eerder "Lappop" moes geheet het nie...

   
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 are several stern trawlers present at Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Gavina", "Harvest Nandi", "Harvest Lindiwe", "Harvest Atlantic Hope" and "Okombahe".
Shortly after this photo was taken the "Harvest Nandi" sailed to the Simonstown Naval base for her annual refit to be carried out at their dry-dock facility.

        

                                   "HARVEST GAVINA"

        

                               
"HARVEST NANDI"
        

                               
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

                        
"HARVEST ATLANTIC HOPE"
        

                                       
"OKOMBAHE"
        

   SALDANHABAAI SEILJAGKLUB KRUIP AL HOE NADER...

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 in Saldanhabaai langs die kaai van Premier Fishing, is van links na regs die pelagiese staalskuite "Emerald Isle", "Southern Belle" en "Towerkop". Die klem val egter op die seiljagte in die voorgrond wat stadig maar seker is om al hoe nader te beweeg aan die kaai van Premier Fishing - daardie tri-maran lÍ feitlik teenaan die agterstewe van die "Towerkop". Daar is 'n eienaardige tendens te bespeur al langs die kuslyn van Suid-Afrika, dat waar die bedrywighede van die visbedryf aan die afneem is, daardie spasie opgeneem word deur restaurante en seiljagte - kyk maar mooi om julle rond...dis feitlik in elke hawe dieselfde storie...

        
  
wonder wat sou Gerrit van Essen te sÍ gehad het as hy sien
   waar daardie tri-maran nou lÍ?....

                      "LAPPOP" LANGS DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 langs die kaai van die Saldanhabaai seiljagklub is die vragboot "Lappop".

        

                "NEELSIE" DIE MEEU IS HONGER...?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 Oktober 2017 in Saldanhabaai is 'n honger meeu met 'n stuk droŽ visgraat in sy bek...so halfpad ontbind tussen bokkom-en-wurm...


        

            NEW FEATURES ONBOARD "BOLOKO I "

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay, two new features were spotted onboard the longliner "Boloko I". Let's have a closer look...

       

Previously spotted on 7 February 2017 at Hout Bay the "Boloko I" is seen here featuring a badly torn South African flag as well a Furuno radar as indicated by the red circles, since then things have changed though...

       

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 is a brand new Onwa radar, replacing the old Furuno radar as indicated in the red circle.

            

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 is a brand new South African flag flying proudly onboard the "Boloko I", and what's more it's displayed in the correct manner!

       

          GUERRINI MARINE IN ACTION AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay progress was made by Guerrini Marine to remove some of the sunken wrecks from Hout Bay harbour. Pictured below the "Paul", formerly laying semi-submerged alongside the Service Jetty is seen here being supported by air bags, positioned in place to be hauled onto the Hout Bay slipway, to be scrapped.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay the "Colleen" is seen here standing on dry ground, after the vessel was successfully re-floated recently, after sinking in the harbour towards the end of June 2017.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay the "Constantiaberg" is seen here floating once again, after the vessel was successfully re-floated recently.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay the "Pauline Bridget" is still laying sunk alongside the jetty with the "Constantiaberg" positioned on her port side.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay the wheelhouse of the "Barabara W" is now been kept upright with ropes after the coaming disintegrated recently, thus preventing the wheelhouse from toppling overboard.

       

                NEW ACCESS GATES FOR JETTY NO.3

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay, Trawler Heritage had given orders to close the new access gate at Jetty No.3 in order to photograph the decorations on the bars featuring yellowfin tuna and a fishing vessel - very creative indeed!

       

                   

        GRAFFITI APPEARS AT HOUT BAY HARBOUR

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 is the latest graffiti which have appeared at Hout Bay harbour recently on the slip cradle and on the obsolete wheelhouse of the "Sneeuberg".

       

       

     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - GET YOURSELVES
                                               A LADDER!

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the lighthouse situated on the Southern Mole. Indicated by the red circle one will notice the upper section of the lighthouse has a darker shade than the lower section - the lower section was seemingly repainted recently, but whoever have done this didn't had a ladder at hand to reach the upper section and was therefore left unattended...pathetic!

                    

   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - YOU ARE LETTING
         DOWN THE FISHING INDUSTRY AND THE
                         NATURAL ENVIRONMENT!

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay plastic bags, obsolete fishing gear and rotten food is present on the jetty due to the absence of waste disposal bins in the harbour area. And please, don't blame our fishermen! We as fishermen are encourage not to dump garbage into the sea, the problem however is that authorities do not provide sufficient waste disposal bins inside the harbours in order to dump garbage accumulated at sea.

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

                        TUNA BOATS OUT AT SEA

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay were almost deserted as most of the tuna fleet were out at sea at the time. Pictured to the far left is the longliner "Seawin Sapphire".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is "South West Gannet", "Langeberg", "Repulse" and "Girl Judith".

          
        
                      HOUTBAAI HAWESEKURITEIT...?
        

                              "HANGBERG" FOR SALE

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay this for sale notice was spotted in the wheelhouse window of the "Hangberg".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the "Hangberg", basically nothing more than just an empty shell - even the whaleback railings are gone missing!

            

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the main deck of the "Hangberg". Just a few years ago the "Hangberg", then still owned by the De Stadtler family, was one of the neatest and well maintained tuna pole vessels operating out of Hout Bay. But since then...let's rather move to the next boat on the jetty.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the "Southern Tiger" (left) and the "Frenchy Maria" (right).

        

                            "SOUTHERN TIGER"
        


                  
LATEST RE-BUILDS AT HOUT BAY 

Pictured below are several vessels which have undergo re-builds of some sorts, let's have a closer look at proceedings.

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 a shipwright is busy making alterations by means of this marine-ply construction on the rear deck of the "Frenchy Maria". The "Frenchy Maria" which was launched towards the end of August 2017 by Tallie Marine, has since completed her first fishing trip.


             

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 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.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 the topline box has once again been fitted after construction of the new bulwarks had been completed.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 indicated by the red circle a new port side shelter-deck has been added to the "Tamara".

        

             ATTEMPTING TO STOP ALL THE LEAKS....

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 on the Hout Bay slipway a shipwright is busy nailing one of several copper plates into the stern section of the "Sea Pride II" in order to deal with the leaking hull...

        

      WEST COAST CRAYFISH VESSELS RETURN HOME

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay only 3 west coast crayfish vessels were present namely, "Girl Judith", "Plettenberg" and "Alana". The rest of the fleet has already returned home to their respective home ports all along the West Coast. Seen below is the "Alana" still far away  from her homeport at Lambert's Bay.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the "Staalkop", a hake longliner operating out of the Cape Docks. Back in days gone by the "Staalkop" was a formidable purse seiner operating out of Laaiplek.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Endurance".

        

                    LATEST NAME PLATE CHANGES

Pictured below are several vessels who had received new nameplates or alterations being made to their existing name plates, let's have a closer look.

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 the "Sulaiman" a hake longliner is seen here entering Hout Bay harbour on route from her home port at Kalk Bay.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 new nameplates indicated by red circles were spotted on the wheelhouse and whaleback. However....

              

 ...the nameplate on the stern of the vessel was completely missing...


        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay new vinyl stickers was spotted on the whaleback of the "Oceana Neptune".

        

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the "Oceana Ruby", now featuring the fishing code "P" denoting pelagic, which was added three quarters into the 2017 pelagic season.

        
           
    

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay the nameplates of the "Oceana Orion" has been altered as indicated by the red circle. For as long as Trawler Heritage can remember the "Oceana Orion" has displayed the fishing codes "P", "B", "T", "M", however, after visiting the slipway recently the obsolete fishing codes "B", "T" and "M" were black-out.

    

                  PURSE SEINERS AT HOUT BAY

On Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay 7 purse seiners were present. Pictured below from left to right is "Oceana Concorde", "Oceana Ruby" and "Oceana Orion".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Hout Bay is the pilchard purse seiner "Fred Marie".

        

                              "VEGKOP" GOOI LOS


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 Oktober 2017 is die bemanning van die "Vegkop" besig om die skuit los te gooi.

        
        
                          DIE SKUITE GAAN VIS SOEK


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 Oktober 2017 is 3 pelagiese skuite, "Vegkop", "Oceana Neptune" en "Oceana Mercury" wat vanuit Houtbaai vaar om pelagiese vis suid van Kaappunt te gaan soek. Op daardie stadium was die "Dagbreek" en "Adenia" alreeds in die Walkerbaai area, terwyl die "Atlantic Leader", "Aranos", "Duinekus", "Elomi" en "Sette Mari" nog oppad was vanaf Laaiplek en Sandy Point onderskeidelik.

                                          "VEGKOP"
         

 
                             "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
         

          "OCEANA MERCURY" BARS DEUR 'N DEINING
         

            
         RITCO MARINE AT THEIR BEST!

Pictured below on Wednesday 27 September 2017 the former Deutz main engine of "Karasberg", which was scrapped at Saldanha Bay towards the end of 2016, is seen here standing at the Ritco Marine workshop in Brackenfell. This particular engine was fitted into the "Karasberg" during the 1960's when the "Karasberg" was still part of the formidable fishing fleet of Lambert's Bay Canning. The main objective was to restore this engine back to former glory and to exhibit it permanent at the S.A. Fisheries Museum at Laaiplek.

      
Trawler Heritage kan aan 'n hele paar byvoeglike naamwoorde dink
om die kondisie van die enjin op daardie stadium te kon beskryf...

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 at the workshop of Ritco Marine is the latest progress on the vintage Deutz engine...absolute stunning! What's more, it's in fully working condition as well! Well-done to everyone at Ritco Marine for time and effort put into this project ensuring that the heritage of our proud fishing industry will live on for future generations to see.

         

             "FLYING SCOTT" IN FOR  REPAIRS

Pictured below on Sunday 15 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Flying Scott" is seen here standing on dry ground as the hull of the vessel is being thoroughly inspected and repaired. Amongst other things the hull has been painted in a new red colour scheme from the previous grey colour scheme. The old wooden rubbing bands on the gunwales have also been removed and will be replaced by new ones in due time.

        

                CRAYFISH VESSELS AT YACHTPORT


Pictured below on Sunday 15 October 2017 at Yachtport in Saldanha Bay, 2 crayfish vessels were present at the facolity for their annual re-fits namely, "Southern Horizon" and "Jacob V".


                             
"SOUTHERN HORIZON"
        

Pictured below on Sunday 15 October 2017 repairs are almost completed on the rubbings bands of the"Jacob V", which was badly damaged during the big West Coast storm of 7 June 2017, whilst berthed at Kalk Bay harbour at the time. 

        

  
                "LILLIAN NGOYI" SEEK SHELTER

Pictured below on Saturday morning 14 October 2017 the fisheries patrol vessel "Lillian Ngoyi" is seen here laying on anchor off Franskraal, seeking shelter against a gail force north-westerly storm sweeping over the area at the time.


      

                       QUITE SCENES AT LAAIPLEK


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 the purse seiners "Aranos" and "Towerkop" is seen berthed at the Amawandle Pelagic Jetty. Just a few days earlier both vessels were at sea searching for pelagic fish south off Cape Point.


                                       
"ARANOS"
        

                                     
"TOWERKOP"
        

            "TERRASAN 1" VISITS LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 on the Laaiplek slipway is the "Terrasan 1" for hull cleaning and general repairs after a long tiring 2017 pelagic season.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 is the starboard side of the "Terrasan 1", heavily chafed by the purse wire.

        

                                      "ANKOVELD"
        

                 NEW DECK PLANKS FOR "MIZPAH"


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Laaiplek a section of the net board had to be cut away in order for the shipwrights to remove and replace deck planking from the net bin area.


        

                "LOERIESFONTEIN" BEING PAINTED


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Laaiplek the upper deck area of the "Loeriesfontein" are being painted in order to prepare the vessel for the 2018 pelagic season. Amongst other things the purse seine net has also been removed from the vessel for necessary repairs.


        

 
                     HIER WORD ALS WIT GEVERF!

Afgeneem hieronder op 14 Oktober 2017 is die maspaal van die "Loeriesfontein" wat onlangs wit geverf is. Benewens die maspaal, het die bedrading sowel as die wit-maslig ook deurgeloop onder die verfkwaste.

        


                                      "DOLOREZE"
        

           DARKER TINT FOR "SOUTH WEST FALCON"


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Laaiplek is the "South West Falcon" neatly painted. However, it is clear that this tint of Internatioanl paint is somewhat darker than usual. The older lighter tint is still visible on the derrick and main mast in the back ground.


        

Pictured below is the how the area code of the "South West Falcon" is being displayed. For such a formidable vessel this is rather pathetic workmanship! For the amount of money the ship painters charged these days for painting a vessel one would expect them to at least obtain some decent stencils for repainting names and area codes whenever wooden nameplates or vinyl lettering is not present.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 the distinctive grains of the Oregon planking is still visible on the hull of the "South West Falcon"...45 years later and this Luderitz built wooden vessel is still fitted with original planks, German boat building at it's best!

        

                                    "STORMKOP"
        

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty is the purse seiner "Dagbreek".

        

      "PENKOP II"
SEEKS SHELTER AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the Hout Bay based hake longliner "Penkop II" is seen here taking shelter in the harbour as a north-westerly storm was predicted to sweep over the area just after dark.

        

Pictured below a portion of the galley has been moved outdoors with casseroles and supplies standing on the sheltered rear deck.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the crayfish vessel "Trudy Marleen" (left) and the octopus catcher "Joe Doe" (right).

        

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the crayfish vessel "Hiram" is seen here shining brightly after the vessel was repainted on the Sandy Point slipway recently.

        

Pictured below the main deck and bulwarks of the "Hiram" looks immaculate...but what about the main mast?

        

Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 20 June 2017 the main mast of the "Hiram" has not received any attention since then. Pictured below on 14 October 2017 the navigational lights and radar reflector is almost non existing...

                     

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the diamond recovery vessel "Santa Isabel".

       

                          "GYS B"
FALLING APART

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the condition of the obsolete crayfish vessel "Gys B" has deteriorate even further since last reported on Trawler Heritage. The current owners however has no intentions to sell their vessel as they are still positive that "Gys B" will be utilized for crayfish fishing in the near future...really? 


       

                        "UKULOBA"
TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour Iis the latest progress in fitting out the newly launched purse seiner "Ukuloba".


       

Pictured below are some brand new purse wire present on the winch.

       
 
splinternuwe kapdraad op die dromme...enige drywer se droom!

Pictured below is the suction head of the hydraulic pump standing on the main deck.


       

             BUSY SCENES ON SANDY POINT SLIP


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway two crayfish vessels and one purse seiner were present.


       

Pictured below some general repairs, wood work repairs and hull cleaning were performed on the "Oceana Pegasus".

       

Pictured below repairs were under way in order to repair the wooden rubbing bands and weather boards on "Oceana Pegasus".

             

                                       
"BISKOP 1"
       

                                  
"SILVER LEADER"
       

              LATEST PROGRESS ON "MEKA BAY"

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest progress in fitting out the newly launched hake longliner "Meka Bay".

       

                 "BOSBOK" BUSY TO DISAPPEAR

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the latest progress in the scrapping of the "Bosbok".

       

Pictured below a water tank is leaning against the toilet-bowl...will the toilet-bowl survive this encounter? We will have to wait and see.

       

     
                DIE BOSBOKKE NEEM AFSKEID

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 Oktober 2017 in Sandy Point hawe het Trawler Heritage dit goed gedink om vir oulaas die "baba-Bosbok" af te neem langs die regte "Bosbok" wat tans gesloop word.

        

Aangetoon hieronder in die rooi sirkel vertoon die "baba-Bosbok", gebou op skaal 1:30 heelwat kleiner as die ware jakob.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe pelagiese vissermanne van Walvisbaai en Gansbaai die "Bosbok" vir altyd sal onthou. Hierdie skaalmodel is gebaseer op die uitleg van "Bosbok" gedurende die 1978 pelagiese seisoen, voordat die skuit herbou was gedurende die laat 1980's. Die dubbele "boks" houtwielhuis waarmee die "Bosbok" oorspronklik gebou was, is iets wat oor die jare heen heeltemal verdwyn het uit die visbedryf.

        

       
"WESKUS II" FEATURES NEW COLOUR SCHEME

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the tuna pole vessel "Weskus II" is seen here featuring a new colour scheme. The former white painted bulwarks is now painted light-blue whilst the mustache has disappear all together.

                         "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       

                        "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       

     FORMER "OUPA JAN" WHEELHOUSE VANDALIZED

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the obsolete wheelhouse of the "Oupa Jan" standing opposite the Tallie Marine boat yard. Although this specific wheelhouse will be scrapped, Trawler Heritage still can't explain the behavior of certain people as to why they had to stone the wheelhouse window as indicated below.   

       

       

             "ANTONIE W II " TO JOIN WEST COAST
                                     ANCHOVY FLEET?


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 in Sandy Point is the "Antonie W II" now featuring a dewatering screen on her port side. To date the "Antonie W II" which was only used for catching pilchards, hauled in her catch by means of the old fashioned brailer method.

                    


  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, SANDY POINT
                HARBOUR REQUIRES ATTENTION

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Sandy Point harbour near the entrance to the Government Jetty these manhole covers needs to be replaced by decent manhole rather than these chipboard covers which will not be able to stay intact should a vehicle drive over them.

       

     
   THE OLD "SANTA MONICA" RISES FROM THE
                   BOTTOM OF SANDY POINT HARBOUR


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 in Sandy Point is former tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica" floating once again after laying semi-submerged alongside a jetty in Sandy Point ever since early 2013. The salvage operation was performed by Guerrini Marine Services. The raising of the "Santa Monica" and the removal of the wreck of the "Atlantic Privateer" just one week prior forms part of a tender project to clean-up Sandy Point harbour.

        
  
          "DAAN VILJOEN" FEATURING A SEMI-RIGID

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen" now featuring a semi-rigid on it's main deck as indicated by the red circle.

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the Cape Town based hake stern trawler, "Okombahe" neatly painted after visiting the Saldanha Bay slipway recently.

       

                            IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay on the starboard chimney of the "Okombahe" is this emblem of an anchor featuring a fish on either side of the shank just above the flukes.

       

             NEW WHALE BACK COLOUR SCHEME
                             FOR "EL PESCADOR"

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the whale back of the crayfish vessel "El Pescador" is seen here being painted in a new gray colour scheme, from the previous blue colour scheme.

       

Pictured below Saturday 14 October 2017 onboard the "El Pescador" is the shining deck winch, which was repainted recently.

       

               "GLEN MIST" SE WIELHUIS VERDWYN...


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 23 September 2017 in Saldanhabaai is die wrak van die "Glen Mist". Hierdie was die laaste keer dat die wrak afgeneem is met die wielhuis nog staande bo-op die whale back, wat intussen verdwyn het.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 Oktober 2017 in Saldanhabaai is hoe die wrak van die "Glen Mist" tans daarna uitsien nadat die wielhuis verdwyn het. Die whale back se struktuur is in so 'n mate verswak deur 'n onlangse poging om die skuit weer vlot te maak, dat dit heeltemal gedisintegreer het.

            
Hulle sÍ mos as jy niks mooi het om te sÍ nie, bly dan eerder stil, maar hier is dit eerder 'n geval van as jy nie weet wat jy doen nie, moet eerder dan niks doen nie, al kan jy 'n geldtjie daarmee verdien...

   
       "PORTUNITY" SHELTER DECK BEING PAINTED

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the starboard shelter deck of the "Portunity" was repainted white recently. Perhaps the incorrect area codes as displayed by the vessel up till now will be something of the past...or will it not, only time will tell, watch this space!

       

        EMPTY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 is a rare sight these days as no vessels were present on the Saldanha Bay Slipway.

       

               LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former purse seiner "Drakenskop" which is currently being converted into a floating restaurant. However, looking closely at the wood work it is evident that months of laying inactive is starting to take it's toll on the hull...

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 the seams of the planks meeting up with the bow post is busy widening up due to the absence of moisture in the planks and caulking.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 one of the knotty-pine dinghies to be used onboard the "Drankenskop", is standing on the Presidents Jetty for repairs after a plank has sprung...

       

       
 
trawler heritage still can't figure out if this dinghy will serve as a
       real rescue boat or whether it will only serve as decoration...

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the crayfish vessel "Jakkie V" is seen here berthed alongside the "Drakenskop".


       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty the "Harvest Gavina" was the only Sea Harvest stern trawler present in the harbour.

       

       GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS GONE MISSING
                                  AT SALDANHA BAY!

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay are some more examples of Government Departments not performing their task. Indicated below the sea water inside Saldanha Bay harbour is heavily polluted by diesel, originating from one of the sunken wrecks in the harbour area. No anti-pollution measurements had been put into place by Portnet.  

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay harbour general garbage are present on the jetties, simply being blown into the sea by the wind as adequate waste disposal equipment is still absent in the harbour area.

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay this signage onboard a fishing vessel indicates the willingness of our fishermen to take care of the environment whilst at sea. But when returning to land, the authorities fail to deliver and provide our fishing industry with an adequate waste disposal systems. 

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay from left to right is "Benguella Pride", "Boland" and "Boesmanland".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay the Hout Bay based tuna pole vessel "Sea Hunter" is seen here berthed alongside the "Intersea 22".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the "Intersea 22" (left) and "Sea Hunter" (right).

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the purse seiner "Gregory Justin".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay are the crayfish vessels "Jenny Anne", "Steenbok 1" and "Tickey".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean".    

        
      
                          DIE EINDE VAN NOG 'N DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 Oktober 2017 sak die son agter die wielhuis van "Gregory Justin".

        
 

    P.E. SE SKUITE...DIE WESIES VAN TRAWLER HERITAGE

Trawler Heritage is bevrees dat daar langs die Ooskus op 'n daaglikse basis, 'n belangrike deel van ons visbedryf se geskiedenis afspeel  wat glad nie geboekstaaf word nie. Dit is ongelukkig nie moontlik vir Trawler Heritage om die kuslyn van die Suid-Kaap en Oos-Kaap op 'n gereelde grondslag te besoek nie. Bowenal die afstand is daar dan ook nog 'n hawe langs die Suid-Kaap waar julle liewers nie met 'n kamera moet opdaag nie..."Sorry, you are not allowed to take pictures in this harbour", sal baie vinnig in jou ore druis as jy uitgevang word met 'n kamera in die hand. Dis juis die rede waarom die kameras ekstra baie flits wanneer die Ooskus se skuite besoek aflÍ in Gansbaai en Sandy Point hawe...

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 12 Oktober 2017 is fotos ontvang van 3 skuite van Port Elizabeth wat nog nooit voorheen op Trawler Heritage vertoon was nie.


                                  
"CAPE PADRONE"
       
       
(Photo: L.van Rhyn)

                                             
"JUNE II "
                           
                           
(Photo: L.van Rhyn)

      LAS PALMAS LONGLINER ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 visiting the Cape Syncrolift for a fresh layer of paint is the "Tronio", a longliner
operating out of Las Palmas measuring 180 feet in length with gross tonnage of 1085 tons.
 

        

             "STAR CREST" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the purse seiner "Star Crest" is receiving a fresh layer of paint after a long tiring 2017 pelagic season.

       

       

   
            NUWE BOEGPLAAT VIR "STAR CREST"

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 10 Oktober 2017 op die syncrolift is 'n nuwe boegplaat wat ingesweis is langs die hawser op die boeg van die pelagiese skuit "Star Crest".

       
Nou moet julle sien hoe hard gaan Bruce die skuit druk tydens die 2018 pelagiese seisoen...die sproei gaan behoorlik waai!

So gepraat van hawsers, afgeneem hieronder op 14 Oktober 2017 is nog 'n hawser van 'n houtskuit (ons noem nie skuitname of plekke nie) wat maar taamlik vrotterig lyk wanneer dit van nader beskou word...

         


         


    
O'LOOK THERE, IT'S A SAFETY DRILL... NAHH, JUST
                         PAINTING THE BULWARKS...


Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in the Cape Docks a ship painter (wearing a life jacket) is hanging overboard on a sling busy painting the bulwarks.

         
Jammer SAMSA, maar ongelukkig weet Trawler Heritage wanneer word daar melding gemaak van 'n skuit se naam op hierdie webwerf en wanneer nie, hierdie is nie Facebook nie...

        FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Southern Cross", "Conquistador", "Ouma", "Blue Dolphin", "Christie Sue", "Werkendam", "Sandveld III", and "Windhoek" to mention just a few.


           

                                           "OUMA
        

                                    "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside the West Quay from left to right is "Sandveld III", "Windhoek" and "Oceana Topaz".

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside the West Quay is "Sea Pride II" (left) and "Cape Challenger" (right).

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Sailfish".

        

         "ISABELLA MARINE" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside the East Quay is the hake stern trawler "Isabella Marine". The vessel was booked for a brief visit to the Cape Syncrolift. On Thursday 12 October 2017 the "Isabella Marine" once again sailed from the Cape Docks to the trawling grounds off Cape Point.


        

                 LATEST PROGRESS ON "WILMAG"


Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin, a new bollard has been mounted on top of the whale back as the construction of the new whale back continues onboard the "Wilmag" after the whaleback and shelter deck was destroyed by an onboard fire on Wednesday 16 August 2017.


        

     RENOVATIONS ONBOARD IMPALA FISHING FLEET


Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in the Alfred Basin painters continue to renovate the crayfish vessels "Impala" (left) and "Newlands" (right).


        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 is some freshly painted crayfish trap buoys hanging in the sun waiting to dry.

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 is the deck winch of the "Impala"  covered in a layer of primer paint. The deck hand and his chipping hammer was nowhere to be seen at the time.

        

                   "BELLA" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the former Dutch Beamer "Bella" now featuring a new light blue colour scheme from it's original green hull colour scheme. The "Bella" was utilized as an offshore guard vessel over the past few years.

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 a large section of the hull had been opened to gain access to the fish holds.

        

                    FEW STERN TRAWLERS AT HOME

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside South Arm the "Lobelia" was the only stern trawler present at the time besides the "Pescargen V".

        

     "SEAWIN EMERALD" LANDS GIANT YELLOW FINS

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside the Fish Quay the crew of the "Seawin Emerald" are busy off-loading a big catch consisting out of swordfish and some giant yellowfin tuna. Pictured below are just a couple of pics of the fish being landed at the time.

        

        

        

        

        

        

                   VIKING FISHING FLEET AT HOME

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside the South Arm is the Viking Fishing fleet consisting out of hake longliners and hake side trawlers. Amongst the fleet home were "Cape Frio", "Portunity", "African Queen", "Ludwani", "Casablanca" and "Sistro". Also spotted is the "Lisinda" featuring a new hull colour scheme.

        

                                        
"CAPE FRIO"
        

                                   
"CASABLANCA"
        

                                  
"AFRICAN QUEEN"
        

                                    
"PORTUNITY"
        

                                         
"LUDWANI"
        

Pictured recently on Trawler Heritage is the "Lisinda" featuring in the distinctive colours of Benguella Fishing Enterprises based in Walvis Bay.

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 October 2017 alongside South Arm is the "Lisinda" now featuring a new black hull colour scheme from her previous navy hull colour scheme. Another difference is the letter font use to illustrate the name on the stern, which differs from the traditional font used by the fishing fleet of Benguella Fishing Enterprises.

        

              GOOD-BYE "ATLANTIC PRIVATEER"!

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 October 2017 the "Atlantic Privateer" is being scrapped on the Sandy Point Slipway after the vessel has stood inactive on the slipway since 2001...that's correct
for 16 years she has occupied this spot on the slipway!

      

  
A while later the entire bow section were flattened to the ground.

          

Pictured below the stern section of the vessel had been removed from the slipway area.


                              

                                    'N BAIE BESIGE DEK...


Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 23 September 2017 in Saldanhabaai is die besige dek van die "Pakamani" met benewens wasgoed en beddegoed op die waslyn, 'n berg ys op die dek met visbakke en hoekmandjies daarby.


            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
 "BOETIE AKIE" PREPARED FOR NEW SEASON

Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay the purse wire of the winch onboard the "Boetie Akie" is being removed as the vessel is currently being prepared for the 2018 pelagic season.


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay numerous fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Gregory Justin", "Umfana" ,"Biskop I", "Derek I" and "Deus Te Ajude".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former purse seiner "Drakenskop" which is currently being converted into a floating restaurant. Seen below a steel tubing structure has been erected on the forward section of the main deck. Also present on the Presidents Jetty the frame work of a new wheelhouse intended for the "Drakenskop" is busy taking shape.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

 
       "SOUTHERN BELLE" STACKER IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay the help of an mobile crane had to be called in in order to removed the troublesome stacker onboard the vessel. Going to press the stacker was repaired and the "Southern Belle" was once again seen in action off Gansbaai during the 2nd week of October.

                      
                      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
                      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
                     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
                     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents Jetty not much progress had been made onboard the "Benguella Pride" since last reported.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD" RE-BUILT
         
Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay onboard the "Emerald" is the latest progress made rebuilding the vessel. Although not much has happened on the deck as such, progress were made fitting out the living quarters situated aft.

Pictured below is the entrance to the galley and accommodation looking aft on the port side.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is a cabinet assembled onboard the vessel by the skillful hands of shipwright Colin Benjamin and his team.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the newly fitted sleeping bunks situated alongside the galley.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is this neat desk and bench fitted inside the cabin.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is a variety of handtools scattered all over the main deck during break time.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
                    "ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!"

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below Colin Benjamin and his team resumes work.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is yet another wooden cabinet in progress.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

             GOUE DEURHANDVATSELS VIR HOUTBAAI...
                        JY SAL JOU MOS WAT VERBEEL!


Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 19 September 2017 in Sandy Point hawe is die goue deurhandvatsels op die nuutgeboude tuna skuit "Frenchy Maria" wat vanuit Houtbaai gaan werk. Gaan julle rÍrig Houtbaai toe met daardie goue handvatsels? Soos Trawler Heritage vir Houtbaai ken moes julle maar eerder houtknoppe oorweeg het...daar op Houtbaai steel hulle dan selfs 'n man se bord kos deur die galley se port hole!

           

   
"VLAEBERG", IS DIT 'N STRAATLAMP OF 'N SKUITKLOK?

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 28 September 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke is die "klok" van die "Vlaeberg". Trawler Heritage is vas oortuig dat sou mens hierdie "klok" opkoppel met 220 volt gaan daar eerder 'n lig skyn, eerder as wat mens 'n "dong" geluid gaan hoor...wonder maar net.

          

   THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET FOR RITCO MARINE?

Pictured below on Wednesday 27 September 2017 the former Deutz main engine of "Karasberg", which was scrapped at Saldanha Bay towards the end of 2016, being delivered to the Ritco Marine workshop in Brackenfell. This particular engine was fitted to the "Karasberg" during the 1960's when the "Karasberg" was still part of the formidable fishing fleet of Lambert's Bay Canning. The engine however will be restored back to it's former glory by the skillful technicians of Ritco Marine. Once fully restored, the engine will be on permanent display at the S.A. Fisheries Museum at Laaiplek. 

                   

      
     Dit gaan meer as net 'n blik ghries, baie verf en liefde kos...

                         
THE SWITCH TO STEEL!

Commercial boat building on the West Coast is currently experience an booming period with new vessels being launched on a regular basis, all of which is being constructed from fiber glass. Another interesting development on the West Coast is the construction of a new steel hull vessel. This vessel which is due for completion in 2018 will be the first steel hull fishing vessel to be constructed in South Africa since the launching of the "Intrepid" in 2001. The vessel, 47 foot in length was designed to perform a variety of tasks which includes crayfishing, aquaculture and port tender duties. More photos of this unique project will be posted in the coming months.

         


           MOENIE PLANKE IN DIE WATER GOOI NIE !!!


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 25 September 2017 in Sandy Point hawe is enige skuit se dood - 'n drywende plank vasgekeer tussen die skuit en die kaai. Vir al die mense wat nie kan of wil verstaan nie, moenie julle planke in die water gooi nie! As daardie plank op die verkeerde hoek vasdruk tegelyke tyd teen die kaai en die skuit se romp, druk hy dwarsdeur enige skuit, hout of glasvesel.

            

      "STAR CREST" ON VACATION IN THE WATERFRONT


Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 along the West Quay in the Alfred Basin is the Oceana purse seiner "Star Crest", waiting for her turn to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift for her annual refit, after completing a long tiring 2017 pelagic season.


         

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017, indicated by the red circle the net stacker assembly was completely removed from the vessel for inspection and maintenance. Amongst other things the entire hydraulic fish pump assembly, except for the de-watering screen was also missing from the vessel.

         
Eienaardig hoe opvallend 'n pelagiese skuit is sonder 'n stacker,  
       dan lyk die skuit amper soos 'n hond met 'n stomp stert...


                                        "STAR CREST"
         

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Casablanca", "Laverne","African Queen" and "Fuchsia" to mention just a few.


       
"CASABLANCA" (left); "AFRICAN QUEEN" (right)
         

                             
          "FUCHSIA"
         
 
Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 the hake stern trawler "Dantago" is seen here berthed alongside an unfamiliar place, Jetty No.2, that is.
                                      
         


                                      "PORTUNITY"
         

 
         IMPALA FISHING CREWS DOING MAINTENANCE

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin are the "Newlands", Impala" and "Herman S", all owned and operated by Impala Fishing. Seen below the crews off all 3 vessels are busy doing maintenance work onboard their respective vessel.

         

                 
Cleaning and painting the inside bulwarks...
         

    
Spotted 2 days earlier this guy is still busy with his chipping 
                     hammer, removing rust from the winch...

               

         
   
Trawler Heritage wonder of daar na 2 dae se hamer nog
  roes oor is...miskien "chip" hy al rou metaal...wonder maar net?


                   "LUDERITZ STAR" STILL INACTIVE

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the tuna pole vessel "Luderitz Star" still berthed inactive for several months. The overall condition of the vessel is busy to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Although she is an sturdy wooden vessel originating from the the Fritz Nieswandt boat yard, Trawler Heritage can already sense that trouble is on it's way in the near future

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 berthed alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Oceana Topaz", a formidable purse seiner from Hout Bay in days gone by.

         

          
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Southern Cross", "Conquistador", "Abraham T", "Blue Dolphin" and "Ubuntu"
to mention just a few.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Comet", berthed alongside the "Sao Gabriel", having returned home just 2 days earlier from the fishing grounds.
                                
        
         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the tuna pole vessel "Southern Cross", back in the water after spending some time on the Cape Syncrolift.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the shark longliner "Ubuntu", who had to tow in her sister boat the "Cape Challenger", back to the Cape Docks from the fishing grounds on Saturday 23 September 2017.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 alongside South Arm are the hake longliners "Cape Frio" and "Viking Ruby", with the Walvis Bay monk side trawler, "Lisinda" to their inside.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Elandsberg" (left) and "Chris Trautman" (right). The "Elandsberg" is seen here featuring a fresh layer of paint added to her hull recently.

         

       "ADELETTE" BULWARKS START TO DE-LAMINATE

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Adelette". Indicated by the red circle the layer of fiber glass intended to make the bulwarks water tight has start to delaminate from the wood.

         

           "FISKORN" SHINES BRIGHT IN FRESH PAINT

Pictured below on Thursday 28 September 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Fiskorn" is seen here featuring a fresh layer of paint which was added to her hull recently.

         

Indicated by the red circle, these 2 blue painted planks are new to the "Fiskorn", and was fitted to the bulwarks on either side of the bow recently...

                    

           IMPALA FISHING CREWS DOING MAINTENANCE

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin are the "Newlands", Impala" and "Herman S", all owned and operated by Impala Fishing. Seen below the crews off all 3 vessels are busy doing maintenance work onboard their respective vessel.

         
    
2 dae later toe sit en "chip" daai man nog steeds die winch...

            JAM BLIKKE, VERF BLIKKE, OLIE BLIKKE...
                                  HIER WORD GEWERK!

Afgeneem hieronder staan die wielhuis van die "Impala" vol proviand en verf vir die dag se werk wat voorlÍ...

                     

Pictured below the whale back of the "Herman S" is being scrubbed with water and soap.

           

Pictured below the top line box of the "Herman S" receives a fresh layer of anti-fouling paint.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 from left to right is "Newlands", "Impala" with the "Herman S" berthed behind them.

           

                    "MARIA LOUISA" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the west coast crayfish vessel "Maria Louisa" who had returned home after spending most of the 2016/2017 west coast crayfish season working out of Hout Bay.

           

                      
LATEST PROGRESS ON "WILMAG"

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin, the tuna pole vessel "Wilmag" is being repaired after the whaleback and shelter deck was destroyed by an onboard fire on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliners "Tina" (left) and "Sea Pride II" (right).

          

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Ellis S".

              

              THE FRESHEST HAKE & CHIPS IN TOWN

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the satisfied crew of the hake longliner "Comet", standing on the jetty shortly after completing off-loading their catch.

          


Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 the "Comet" is seen here featuring brand new nameplates on the stern of the vessel.

          
Daardie 2mm dik ABS naamplate hou normaalweg nie langer as 6 maande op 'n skuit nie, of die vasmaaktoue ruk dit af, of sterk water skeur dit in flardes, of 'n ander skuit se fenders haal dit namens jou af, of die son brand dit af...dit is eenvoudig net nie geskik vir die gebruik op 'n skuit nie, wag en kyk maar.

         
ENGINE TROUBLES FOR "CAPE CHALLENGER"

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the shark longliner "Cape Challenger" unable to go anywhere after the vessel had to be towed in from the fishing grounds on Saturday 23 September 2017 due to issues experienced with the vessel's main engine.

               

        STERN TRAWLERS GALORE IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently to the Cape Docks. Amongst the fleet home were "Sandile", "Avro Warrior","Ferox" and "Foxglove" to mention just a few.

                                             "SANDILE
          

                                   "SVEINN JOHNSON "
          

                                        "REALEKA"
          

                                     "FLAME THORN"
          

                                        "AVRO WARRIOR"
                          

                                               "LEPANTO"
             

                                  (THE 3 SPANISH SISTERS)
   
                                                "FEROX"
             

                                             "FOREST LILY"
             

                                             "FOXGLOVE"
             

   "PESCARGEN V" RECEIVES SOUTH AFRICAN CALL SIGN

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 alongside South Arm is the Argentinean stern trawler "Pescargen V" now featuring an South African call sign ( ZR5493) as indicated by the red circle.

             

             

       "SOUTHERN CROSS" ON THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Southern Cross".

             

   TUNA POLES RETURN FROM SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 alongside the East Quay are two tuna pole vessels "Sandveld III" and "Bella Da Lunar" which was also spotted at Sandy Point harbour during the previous week for maintenance work to be performed onboard the vessels.

                                       "SANDVELD III"
             

                              "BELLA DA LUNAR"
(right)
             

   
          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Werkendam", "Sao Gabriel", "Conquistador", "Silverfern", "Tomren" and "Herman S" to mention just a few.

                                           
"WERKENDAM"
             

                                        
"SAO GABRIEL"
             

                                      
"CONQUISTADOR"
             

       
From left to right "Herman S", "Newlands" and "Silverfern"
             

  
     IS THIS WHAT YOU CALL "CLEARVUE" FENCING?
                   WE CAN'T SEE THE FISHING BOATS!


Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 at the Robinson Dry Dock these new "Clearvue" fences had been erected all around the dry dock area recently, obstructing all vantage points in order to follow work in progress inside the dry dock area. This just another example of the surroundings of the working harbour which is getting smaller and smaller as the Waterfront is being invaded by more office blocks and retail stores...

             

        
        "KARAS" IN THE ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Few things in life will ever keep Trawler Heritage away from being with the proudest fishing fleet in the world! Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in the Robinson Dry Dock is the hake stern trawler "Karas" from Luderitz. Berthed just behind her is the "Ribadavia", another hake stern trawler from Luderitz , owned and operated by Pescanova.

                         

Pictured below on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in the Robinson Dry Dock is the unusual contours of the bridge onboard the "Ribadavia". In the photo below, the front of the bridge faces to the right.

          

         "SPARTICUS" OP GANSBAAI SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 24 September 2017 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling is die "Sparticus", 'n pelagiese skuit van Mosselbaai, die tweede Mosselbaaise skuit wat van Gansbaai se skeepshelling gebruik gemaak het die afgelope maand naas die "Leeukop".

          

          

As mens mooi kyk na die onderstaande foto sal mens oplet dat daar maskeerband (masking tape) geplak is al langs die boegplaat asook oor die snorbaard en die waterlyn op bakpoort, wanneer laas het Trawler Heritage sulke presiese verfverf teŽgekom, kan nie onthou nie, maar dis nou as mens trots is op jou skuit, dan word daar aandag aan die kleinste detail gegee.

          

"Sparticus" is net eenvoudig een van daardie skuite waarna "Trawler Heritage" vir ure aaneen kan sit en staar, alles is netjies, skoon en op sy plek.

          
Dit laat mens weer terugdink aan oom Coenie Laubser van Houtbaai se skuite genaamd "Christiaan De Wet" en "Christiaan Beyers"...daardie houtskuite het nooit eers 'n roesmerkie getoon nie.

                          GANSBAAI HAWEPATROLLIE?

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 24 September 2017 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling is drie spierwit wilde eende oppad see toe.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 24 September 2017 op die Gansbaai skeepshelling langs die "Sparticus" is die pelagiese skuit van Gansbaai genaamd "Borderer".

                  

             SANDY POINT HARBOUR FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 the jetties of Sandy Point harbour were utilized to full capacity. Amongst the fishing vessel present were "Sette Mari", "South West Falcon", "Ebb Tide", "Kavalier", "Silver Dolphin", "Silver Galaxy" as well as some visiting fishing vessels from the Cape Docks such as "Christie Sue", "Weskus II" and Oceana Rocket".

         

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 alongside the jetty of Sandy Point Canning were "Oceana Neptune", "Wildekus", "Oceana Garnet", "Alert III" and "Star Crest".

         

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 alongside the Presidents Jetty were "Oceana Concorde" (inside) and "Oceana Ruby" (outside).

         

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 alongside the jetty of Sandy Point Canning were "Oceana Pegasus" (left) and "Oceana Orion" (right),

         

      
                    SHIPWRIGHTS IN ACTION

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point Slipway the traditional shipwrights is seen here doing what they know best - repairing wooden vessels. Seen here Kariem and his skillful team are busy replacing wooden planks on the hull of the "Oceana Rocket".


         

         

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point Slipway is the Cape Town tuna pole vessel "Weskus II" on the slip for general hull repairs and a fresh layer of paint to be added to her wooden hull.

         


      GIANT FIBER GLASS VESSELS AWAIT FINAL TOUCHES


Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour both the "Meka Bay" and "Ukuloba" are resting peacefully alongside the jetty. After all the excite being the largest vessels ever to came from Tallie Marine and Sachal respectively, the final stage in fitting out these magnificent vessels now awaits the personnel of the  respective boat yards.


                                       
"MEKA BAY"
         

         

                                     
"UKULOBA"
         

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour is the purse seiner "Ebb Tide" (left) and the newly built tuna pole vessel "Santa Cruz" (right).

         

              
"SANTA CRUZ" (left); "EBB TIDE" (right)
         


   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - COME CLEAN UP
                                           THIS MESS!

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour black garbage bags and rotten food is present on the jetty near the slipway due to the absence of waste disposal bins in the harbour area. We as fishermen are encourage not to dump garbage into the sea, the problem however is that authorities do not provide sufficient waste disposal bins inside the harbours in order to dump garbage accumulated at sea.

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

     PURSE SEINERS SHOW OFF THEIR BATTLE SCARS

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour the scars of a long and tiring 2017 pelagic season is evident on the wooden hulls of several purse seiners. Let's have a closer look.

Seen below, 2 rows of weather boards are completely missing from the hull of the "Silver Dolphin". Besides that numerous lead plates are also visible which had been fitted as the season progressed in order to keep the hull water tight.

        

Pictured below the fiber glass whale back had to be reinforced around the fairlead onboard the "South West Falcon".

        

Pictured below the famous South African flag proudly displayed on the bow of the "Kavalier" for so many seasons now will also require some maintenance work once the vessel visit the slipway in the next couple of months.

        

                   "OUPA JAN" IN FOR A RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour is the empty hull of the "Oupa Jan", a side trawler operating out of Walvis Bay. Being originally constructed by Sachal in Vredenburg, the entire re-built contract were awarded to Tallie Marine, who previously also re-built her sister vessel the "Oupa Frank", at Sandy Point harbour during 2016.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour is the former wheelhouse of the "Oupa Jan".

        

Pictured below all electronic apparatus had been removed from the wheelhouse, to be installed into the newly fabricated fiber glass wheelhouse. Indicated by the red circle, the toilet (one of the strongest items on any fishing vessel) has not survived this time around.

        

    
Pictured below is what is left of the galley of the "Oupa Jan".

        
Gegewe die kondisie van die galley wonder Trawler Heritage of hulle ooit kos gemaak het hierso....mmmmhh die crew het seker maar net gelewe uit blikkies bully beef, canned fruit en brood....

        
Pictured below is some remains of the stern gantry.

        
       
        

    
Pictured below is the port side and starboard diesel tanks.

        

              
Pictured below is the bow fresh water tank.

        

              "CHRISTIE SUE" BACK IN THE WATER

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour is the Cape Town based hake longliner "Christie Sue", back in the water after spending some time on the Sandy Point Slipway for a fresh layer of paint recently.

        
         
          "FRENCHY MARIA"
(left); "ANTOINETTE" (right)
        

            STEEL PURSE SEINERS TAKING A BREAK

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour several steel hull purse seiners were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Sette Mari" and "Star Crest".

                                    "SETTE MARI"
        

                                     "STAR CREST"
        

                  "DEBNAL" GOES UNDER COVER

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour the west coast crayfish vessel "Debnal" is seen here covered in anchovy net. Due to an reduction in the TAC set for west coast crayfish during the 2016/2017 season, the "Debnal" remained inactive for the entire duration of the season.

        

          PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay several West Coast purse seiners were present. Amongst the fleet were "Boetie Akie", "Gregory Justin", "Atlantic Enterprise" and "Umadala".
           
                                    
"GREGORY JUSTIN "
                       

                                       
"BOETIE AKIE "
          

Indicated below by the red circle is some wear and tear on one of the rubber rollers fitted to the triplex net winch onboard the "Boetie Akie".

          

                               
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
          

                                        
"UMADALA"
          

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Premier Fishing Jetty is "Southern Belle" (left) and "Emerald Isle" (right). Berthed in the foreground is the west coast crayfish vessels "Southern Horizon" and "Bloudam".

          

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents Jetty not much progress had been made onboard the "Benguella Pride" since last reported. The method of construction of the wooden knee on the aft starboard side is rather interesting though...

          

            

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty only 2 stern trawlers were present namely "Harvest Veronica" and "Harvest Georgina" - the rest of the fleet were out at sea.

                                 
"HARVEST VERONICA"   
         

                                
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                  
"EMERALD" RE-BUILT STAGNATES?
         
Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents Jetty not much progress had been made onboard the "Emerald" since last reported.

         

   
          LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former purse seiner "Drakenskop" which is currently being converted into a floating restaurant. Seen below a steel tubing structure has been erected on the forward section of the main deck. Also present on the Presidents Jetty the frame work of a new wheelhouse intended for the "Drakenskop" is busy taking shape.

         

Pictured below is the metal frame constructed out of mild steel tubing which will form the basis for the new wheelhouse.

         

  
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - COME CLEAN UP
                                           THIS MESS!

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Saldanha Bay harbour black garbage bags and rotten food is present on the jetty near the slipway due to the absence of waste disposal bins in the harbour area. We as fishermen are encourage not to dump garbage into the sea, the problem however is that authorities do not provide sufficient waste disposal bins inside the harbours in order to dump garbage accumulated at sea.

         

The black garbage bags were ripped open by hungry sea gulls looking for food. In the process some unwanted fishing gear like obsolete fishing lines and numerous fish hooks were scattered over a wide spread area on the Presidents Jetty.

        
Please note: Saldanha Bay Harbour is a South African Government proclaimed fishing harbour that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works.

   
        AQUACULTURE VESSELS IN THE HARBOUR

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 several vessels doing service in the aquaculture sector were present. Amongst the fleet were "Aquatic V", "Albatros" and "Blue Ocean".

                  "AQUATIC V"
(left); "ALBATROS" (right)
         

                                      "BLUE OCEAN"
         

                   "DEUS TE AJUDE" LAYING IDLE

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay the west coast crayfish vessel "Deus Te Ajude" is seen here berthed idle. Due to an reduction in the TAC set for west coast crayfish during the 2016/2017 season, the "Deus Te Ajude" remained inactive for the entire duration of the season.

         

           
"TIYALINA" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Tiyalina" for some general maintenance and hull cleaning.

         

 
       "OKOMBAHE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the Cape Town based hake stern trawler "Okombahe", neatly painted and ready to resume fishing.

                      

                         THE WOODEN RAFT IS BACK!

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay this wooden raft was moored just off the Service Jetty. Trawler Heritage readers will recall this wooden raft after Trawler Heritage has pointed out that is was displaying an "DTS" registration board during 2015. However, it's now 2 years later and the overall condition has somewhat deteriorated since then.

        

Indicated below by the red circle is the remains of the "DTS" nameplate.

        

Interesting though is this chair standing on the deck of the raft...

        

         
"OOSTERDAM" LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the obsolete fishing vessel "Oosterdam", resting on a mooring. The "Oosterdam" is currently up for sale for R100000.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Service Jetty is the hake longliner "Intini".

              

    
"GLEN MIST" SALVAGE TEAM STILL MISSING?

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay  alongside the Presidents Jetty the "Glen Mist" is still laying submerged. Although a salvage team made an attempt to raise the over the past couple of days, no progress seemingly had been made.

        

          QUITE SCENES AT AMAWANDLE PELAGIC

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Laaiplek, quite scenes were present on the jetty of Amawandle Pelagic. Berthed from left to right are the purse seiners "Umfana", "Aranos", "Vegkop" and "Towerkop".

        

  
 PURSE SEINERS SHOW OFF THEIR BATTLE SCARS

Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Laaiplek the scars of a long and tiring 2017 pelagic season is evident on the hulls of several purse seiners. Let's have a closer look.

   
                                     "STORMKOP"
        

Pictured below the top layer of paint on the hull of the "Stormkop" has been completely chafed, exposing the rare wooden planks to the elements.

        

                                       "TERRASAN 1"
        

Pictured below the fiber glass rubbing strake fitted to the starboard of the "Terrasan 1" has just survived it's first season. Seen below the purse seine net has caused some severe damage to the rubbing strake, which will surely require some attention once the vessel is hauled out of the water in the next few months.

        

          
     "NOSSOB" (back); "ANKOVELD" (front)
         

   NEW WHEELHOUSE TO BE FITTED ONBOARD "MIZPAH"


Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at Laaiplek is most probably some of the very last photos of the "Mizpah" featuring her original wooden wheelhouse. Like all wooden wheelhouse it has now reached the end of it's lifespan and will be demolished and replaced by a new wheelhouse before the start of the 2018 pelagic season.


         

         

                 LAST REMAINS OF THE "ROSEVELD"


Pictured below on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the Laaiplek Slipway is the very last remains of the former purse seiner "Roseveld" which was scrapped at the slipway recently.

Indicated by the red circle is the bow roller still attached to the bow.


         

Pictured below the water line markings are still visible on the bow.

         

Pictured below is the remains of the sonar tube located forward on the keel.

         

Pictured below is a cross section of the keel, one has to agree that it's almost in perfect condition, but for the rest of the vessel that was not the case.

                     

Pictured below is a section of wooden knees still being hold into position on the keel with the clamp on top of it - but let's have a closer look at the root of the problem!

          

Pictured below is a close-up view on the wooden frames - it's beyond rotten wood, it almost have a fossilized appearance! Once a wooden vessel has reached this state their is unfortunately no remedy, except for scrapping the entire vessel.

          

 
Pictured below is the remains of the horn-timber of the "Roseveld".    

                     

Pictured below is the only recognizable item, that of the stern tube embedded in the dead-wood. 

                   


                       WESKUS ERFENIS MAKIETIE 2017

                         

Die bestuur van die S.A. Visserye Museum wil hiermee elkeen bedank wat 'n bygedrae gelewer het tot die sukses van die 6de Weskus Erfenis Makietie wat op Saterdag 23 September op Laaiplek aangebied was. 'n Groot dankie aan die personeel van Eigevis met die uitleg van die staproete vanaf die feesarea tot in die hawegebied, asook die bemanning van die "Atlantic Leader" wat bygestaan het om feesgangers te vergesel het aanboord.

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 23 September 2017 aanboord van die "Atlantic Leader" wat gedurende die Erfenis Makietie die rol vervul het as die "Star of the Fleet".


               

                      DIS LEKKER OP LAAIPLEK!

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 23 September 2017 is die grensmure van die Laaiplek Hotel "afgebreek" om plek te maak vir die staproete oor die perseel van die Laaiplek Slipway na die hawegebied.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die staproete netjies uitgevoer met 'n Ansjovisnet tapyt.

        

                              FEES VAN DIE "GANSE"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 23 September 2017 in die S.A Visserye Museum op Laaiplek is Gansbaai verteenwoordig deur nie minder nie as 8 eertydse "ganse" tydens die Erfenis Makietie Fees. In die agterste ry van links na regs staan die "Bosbok", "Vleigans", "Wildegans", "Seegans", "Berggans", "Rietgans", "Sneeugans" en "Duinegans". In die voorste ry van links na regs staan die "Jopie Fourie" (Walvisbaai), "Girl Nelita" (Lambertsbaai), "Oceana Marlin" (Luderitz), "Toktokkie" (Velddrif) en "Benyami" (Doringbaai).

         
Volgende jaar hierdie tyd gaan die "Stormgans II " ook tussen hulle staan, dan is die portret van Gansbaai wat in die agtergrond staan vervolmaak...

            
"OCEANA PARAGON" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on Saturday 23 September 2017 on the Laaiplek Slipway is the neatly painted purse seiner "Oceana Paragon". The "Oceana Paragon" was one of the first pelagic vessels who had made use of this facility after completing the 2017 pelagic season.

          


                  
THE GIANTS TAKE TO THE SEA

During the 3rd week of September history were made by both Sachal and Tallie Marine as each boat yard has launched it's largest vessel to date. On Tuesday 19 September 2017 Sachal revealed the 80 foot purse seiner "Ukuloba", which was transported by road from Vredenburg to Sandy Point Harbour on Friday 22 September 2017 and launched the next day during high tide. 

                               GOOD-LUCK "UKULOBA"!

            

                         
  GOOD-LUCK "MEKA BAY "!

Pictured below on Friday 22 September 2017 is the 100 foot "Meka Bay" the latest vessel to come from the Tallie Marine boat yard in Sandy Point harbour. The "Meka Bay" is the largest fiber glass vessel ever constructed in South Africa. Owned by Marco Fishing the new vessel will operate as a longliner out of Luderitz.

        
        
(Photo: Supplied)

                      
"SANTA CRUZ " FROM ABOVE

Pictured below on Friday 22 September 2017 is an aerial view of the tuna pole vessel "Santa Cruz". At the time this photo was taken space had to be created in anticipation for the launch of the newly constructed 100 foot "Meka Bay" at the Tallie Marine boat yard.

        
        
(Photo: Supplied)

   
PURSE SEINERS SHOW OFF THEIR BATTLE SCARS

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point the scars of a long and tiring 2017 pelagic season is evident on the hulls of several purse seiners. Let's have a closer look.

Pictured below the nameplate of the "Ebb Tide" is badly damage, and the area code nameplate fitted below it is completely missing.

        

Pictured below the fiber glass reinforcing on top of the weather boards is completely ripped off from the bow of the "Kavalier".

        

    LATEST EDITION TO THE SANDY POINT FLEET


Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point is this heavily modified crayfish dinghy called "Catch More 1", which is the latest edition to the Sandy Point fleet.


        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point is the newly built tuna pole vessel "Santa Cruz", berthed alongside the "Oupa Jan".

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point from left to right is "Atlantic Endeavour", "Silver Katonkel" and "Silver Dolphin".

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point is the neatly painted "Sandveld III", a tuna pole vessel based in the Cape Docks.

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Bella Da Lunar" (right) berthed alongside the "Sette Mari" (left).

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point is the Walvis Bay based snoek handline vessel, "Antoinette" berthed alongside the "Frenchy Maria".

        

            CAPE DOCK FISHING VESSELS OCCUPY
                              SANDY POINT SLIPWAY


Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway no less than 3 Cape Town fishing vessels were present namely "Oceana Rocket", "Karin I" and "Christie Sue".

                                          "KARIN I "

                  

Pictured below from left to right is "Christie Sue", "Karin I" and "Oceana Rocket".

         

 
                   "OUPA JAN" IN FOR A RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at the Sandy Point harbour is the empty hull of the "Oupa Jan", a side trawler operating out of Walvis Bay.


         

Pictured below is the exposed engine room of the "Oupa Jan" after the main deck had been completely removed together with all machinery.

         
     
                    
GOOD-LUCK "FRENCHY MARIA "!

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 is the 45 foot "Frenchy Maria" the latest vessel to come from the Tallie Marine boat yard in Sandy Point harbour. The "Frenchy Maria" layout is based upon that of the west coast crayfish vessel "Jacob V", and will operate as a tuna pole vessel out of Hout Bay.

        

        

        

Pictured below is a net bin fitted aft on the port side of the vessel, enabling it to catch live bait.

        

                       
"BOSBOK" WORD GESLAG

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 19 September 2017 in Sandy Point hawe is die voormalige pelagiese skuit "Bosbok" wat tans gesloop word. Op daardie stadium was die voorste maspaal alreeds afgesny en sowat 90% van die agterste wielhuis was reeds verwyder tesame met die kragblok.

        

           

Ten spyte van die feit dat die wielhuis feitlik verwoes is, het die skuittoilet soos aangetoon hieronder in die rooi sirkel al die aanslagte oorleef! Weereens 'n bewys dat 'n skuittoilet een van die sterkste voorwerpe op 'n skuit is.


        

        "OOM ARTHUR" RETURNS TO SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point is the East Coast purse seiner "Oom Arthur" berthed alongside her sister boat the "Antonie W II".

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point alongside the Government Jetty is the purse seiner "Oceana Concorde".

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 alongside the Sandy Point Canning Jetty is "Oceana Garnet", "Star Crest", "Oceana Pegasus" and "Oceana Orion".

        

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the striking differences of the "Oceana Orion" which was painted with the "International" brand of paint recently, compared to the "Oceana Pegasus" in the fore ground which is still covered in the "Sigma" branded paint.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at Sandy Point harbour from left to right is "Silver Galaxy", "Silver Bounty", "Silver Challenger" and "Sette Mari".

         

        
         
"UKULOBA" SAYS HELLO TO THE PROUDEST
                       FISHING FLEET IN THE WORLD!


Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 is just a couple of photos taken at the Sachal boat yard at Vredenburg of the their latest and also biggest vessel ever constructed at the boat yard, the 80 foot purse seiner, "Ukuloba". A video in true Trawler Heritage style of the transport and launch of this vessel will be available soon.

                 

       

       

       

     OCEANA FLEET CHANGE TO "INTERNATIONAL"
PAINT

Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at the Laaiplek Slipway is the "Oceana Paragon", strikingly different in bright colour paint. The Oceana purse seiner fleet will be painted with the International brand of paint for the 2018 pelagic season rather than the usual Sigma branded paint.

       
    
sit op die sonbrille, daardie geel verf is iets verskrikliks...


            LAAIPLEK PURSE SEINERS LAYING IDLE


Pictured below on Tuesday 19 September 2017 at the Laaiplek most of the pelagic fleet were present due to the absence of pelagic fish in the greater St.Helena Bay area at present. Amongst the purse seiner fleet present were "Aranos", "Vegkop", "Umfana", "Atlantic Leader", "Eigeveld", "Loeriesfontein" and "Elomi" to mention just a few.

                                          "UMFANA"
       

              "VEGKOP"
(voor); "TOWERKOP" (agter)
       

                             
"ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                                     
"EIGEVELD"
       

                                   
"ANKOVELD"
       

                                
"TERRASAN 1"
       

                                    
"DOLOREZE"
       

                                    
"STORMKOP"
       

         KREEFSMOKKELAARS TEIKEN KREEFFUIKE

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 16 September 2017 is twee van Paternoster Vissserye se kreefskuite, "Biskop 1" (links) en "Eddie van Dyk" (regs) langs die Presidentskaai in Saldanhabaai. Soos aangetoon hieronder het die moedelose skippers geen ander keuse meer as hom hulle waardevolle kreeffuike toe te sluit wanneer die skuite langs die kaaie lÍ - die kreefsmokkelaars steel net dood eenvoudig die kommersiŽle kreefskuite se fuike van die skuite af, en gebruik dit dan om onwettig kreef mee te vang.       

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n staalkabel getrek dwarsdeur elke kreeffuik op die dek, wat eindig met 'n groot slot aan die einde van die lyn... Tragies is al wat mens kan sÍ oor die situasie!

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Trawler Heritage wil net 'n vriendelike waarskuwing rig aan diegene wie die kreeffuike van die S.A. Visserye Museum gesteel het wat op die stoep gestaan het. Mense, daardie fuike is nie geskenk of maar net per ongeluk van 'n skuit afgeval nie, daardie fuike is aangekoop deur 'n private individu met die doel om die werksaamhede van die visbedryf uit te beeld. Trawler Heritage weet hoe sy fuike lyk, so as ek julle vang... kielhaal is julle voorland, en glo my dit gaan nie 'n kreefbakkie wees nie, dit gaan 'n groot staalskuit wees. Tot volgende keer, los uit ons kreeffuike!

         "OKOMBAHE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Friday 15 September 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the sandblasted hull of hake stern trawler "Okombahe".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
     "TIYALINA" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Friday 15 September 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Tiyalina" for some general maintenance and hull cleaning.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   WHO NEEDS A BOAT PLAN? LET'S USE A MODEL BOAT
                               FOR GUIDANCE INSTEAD...

Pictured below on Friday 15 September 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former purse seiner "Drakenskop" which is currently being converted into a floating restaurant. Seen below a steel tubing structure has been erected on the forward section of the main deck. Indicated by the red circle is a model boat,  Trawler Heritage readers will recall from some time ago, standing on the main deck of the vessel...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below, this model boat is what the "Drakenskop" should like like once the re-built is complete...all that Trawler Heritage can say about this idea is "run Drakenskop run"!

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          "LISA ANN" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                  "DRAKENSKOP" CONVERTED INTO
                             FLOATING RESTAURANT

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            "SILVER LEADER" - IT WAS A HARD SEASON

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
                 DIE REIER WIL SAAM SKUIT RY!

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

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

         
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier bevlieg die netvisskuit vanaf bakpoort!

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                      "EMILY-MARIE" TAKES A BREAK

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

         

    
"LILIAN NGOYI" TAKING LUNCH AT ROMANSBAAI

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

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


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

         

           THE GANSBAAI HAKE LONGLINE TEMPLATE...

         

                     DIE "GANSE" GAAN SEE TOE!


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

         

                                     "RIETGANS II"
         


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

         

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

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

         

                         
"Silver Snapper " gooi los.

         

         

                                    "SILVER SNAPPER"
         

                                          "KOLGANS"
         

                                        "BERGGANS"
         

                                      "BELLA PRIMA"
         

                                          "VLEIGANS"
         

                                      "WILDEGANS II"
         

                                       "RIETGANS II"
         

                 OP DIE BLOUDAM VAN DIE "GANSE"...

         

                                            "WAFRA"
         

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

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

                           
"Silver Snapper" maak 'n trek.
         

                           
"Bella Prima" maak 'n gooi.
         

                             
"Wildegans II" maak 'n gooi.
         

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

                               
"Rietgans II" maak 'n gooi.
         

                                   
"Vleigans" maak 'n gooi.
         

                             
"Berggans" maak 'n gooi.
         

                           HANGKLIP IN DIE VERTE

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

         

                       
"Silver Snapper" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                        
"Rietgans II" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                            
"Wafra" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                            
"Vleigans" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

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

                                     
Die son trek water...
         

                                
"Wafra" maak 'n trek    
         

                               
"Bella Prima" maak 'n trek
         

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

                 
Die einde van nog 'n dag het aangebreek.
         

                 "EMERALD ISLE" BACK IN THE WATER

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

       
          

          "OOSTERDAM" LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER


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


       

                     "DAAN VILJOEN" ON ANCHOR


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


       

              "LEEUKOP" VISITS GANSBAAI SLIPWAY


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


       

          RITCO MARINE SERVES THE FISHING INDUSTRY

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

         

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

       

          "SAILFISH" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

                       RUNNING REPAIRS ON "WILMAG"


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


        

                   "KARIBA" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

                "WESKUS II" SWITCH TO LONGLINE


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


        

                 

       
      LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                    "FLAME THORN"
         

                                   "FOREST LILY"
         

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

                                        "DANTAGO"
         

                                        "UMLOBI"
         

                                        "FOXGLOVE"
         

                                "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

            "ADENIA" PROP READY FOR FITMENT

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              AQUACULTURE MOORINGS IN THE MAKING

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                           "ST.ANN" LOOKS NEAT

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  ARGENTINEAN STERN TRAWLER DOCKS AT SOUTH ARM

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

         

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

       

       
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

       

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

       

                                         "COMET"
       

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

       

            AN ANGRY SKIPPER IN THE WHEELHOUSE?


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


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


     CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING AT ALFRED BASIN

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


       

    DYER EILAND VISSERYE LONGLINERS IN CAPE DOCKS


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


       

     "RIVIERGANS" BERTHED ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY


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


       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                               "AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

                            "KHULISA EYETHU"
       

                                        "FEROX"
       

                                     "FUCHIA"
       

                                        "STEVIA"
       

                                     "SANDILE"
       

                          "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

    "WILMAG" WHALEBACK GUTTED BY ONBOARD FIRE

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

      

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

       

   HOUT BAY FISHING VESSELS ON THE SILVER SCREEN

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

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

    

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

     
              
          Van wanneer af kan hout so roes?...

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

      

  
          "EMERALD ISLE" COVERED IN PRIMER PAINT

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

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    PORT NOLLOTH FLEET AT HOME

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

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

                                               "ARIEL"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                           "NANDI"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

          
WOODEN HULL VESSELS AT PORT NOLLOTH

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

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

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                      
"EMERALD ISLE" ON THE SLIP

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK

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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                      "SILVER LEADER"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                         LIGTE, AKSIE!

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


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
       DIE "EMERGENCY SWITCH" HET NIE GEWERK NIE!

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

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                   
"GLEN MIST"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)   

         
        DIS NOU 'N GEMORS VAN 'N GEMORS!

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


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        
DIE "PAKAMANI" PAKSTOOR

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


           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                
INTERNAL WELDING ONBOARD "VIOLA"

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 
    SEA HARVEST FLEET AT HOME

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
                        "ST. ANN" IN FOR REPAIRS

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
        MORE STEAM REQUIRED!

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    S.A. NAVY SHOWS IT'S TEETH

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


          

       "NANJA" SUPPORTS DIVING TEAM IN ST.HELENA BAY


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

                   

                   
           
          "EMERALD ISLE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY


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


   
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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


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


  
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
"GLEN MIST" SALVAGE TEAM GONE MISSING?

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

 

  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
          "ADENIA" ALONGSIDE THE SERVICE JETTY

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

 

  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

  

   
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

                      GOOD-LUCK "SANTA CRUZ"!

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

     

     


         RIGGING IN A NEW HEART FOR "ABRAHAM T"


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

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                "ADENIA" ON THE SLIP CRADLE

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

      

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

        

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

     

      CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING AT PREMIER FISHING


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


                

                THE END OF AN CATERPILLAR ERA

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

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

          THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CATERPILLAR ERA

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


      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                 "NICOLETTE"......WORD SURVEY

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

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

      

               NEW RUBBING BANDS FOR "SAILFISH"

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

       

     
                  Making sure it's a perfect fit!
       

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

       

      
NEW NAME STICKERS FOR "SOUTHERN CROSS"

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

       

                      
NEW NAME STICKERS FORWARD
       

                         
NEW NAME STICKERS AFT
       

                   "COMET" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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

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

                   COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

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

       

                      THAT'S A SWAFIL AIR VENT!

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

       

              "KIANGA" STILL  WITHOUT A NAME

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

       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                        
"SISTRO"
       

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

                                   "FLAME THORN"
       

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
       

                                  "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                              "LUCERNE" SET SAIL

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

       

       

                    A VISITOR FROM WALVIS BAY

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

       

                RITCO MARINE READY FOR ACTION

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                       
                       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        "OCEANA GARNET" IN SEARCH OF ANCHOVY

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