SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

        LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay the entire Lusitania crayfish fleet were present for repairs after completing
an enduring 2017/2018 crayfish season. Pictured below alongside the Presidents Jetty is the obsolete crayfish vessel in the fleet, "Deus Te Ajude" with the "Mbambatha" berthed on her outside.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Presidents Jetty is the wheelhouse of the "El Pescador" standing loose. The hull of the "El Pescador" was present on the Saldanha Bay slipway at the time. In the back ground the bows of two more Lusitania crayfish vessels "Jenny Anne" and "Jo-Ann" can also be seen.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway from left to right is "Ghoerieman", "Tickey" and "Steenbok 1".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hull of the "El Pescador".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is a detailed piece of coral spotted on the keel shoe of the "El Pescador".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                          "TICKEY"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          "STEENBOK 1" CONVERTED FOR OCTOPUS

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 is the "Steenbok 1", which is now being withdrawn from the Crayfish sector, and is currently being converted into an octopus catcher, to join the Lusitania Octopus catcher "Derek", currently working out of Mossel Bay.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "HARVEST GEORGINA", JOU SWAAR SKUIT!

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway, the red circle indicates several squeezed wooden cradle blocks, inflicted by the "Harvest Georgina", who had recently visited the slipway.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               

               DIS TWEE SWAAR SKUITE HIERDIE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Augustus 2018 op die Syncrolift is beide die "Oceana Viking" (links) en "Paraclete" (regs) staan gemaak langs mekaar.

        
Deur net te kyk na hoeveel staal daar onder die waterlyn is verduidelik waarom die "Paraclete" amper tot by die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point hawe moet "stern", as daar los gegooi word by
Suid-Oranje se kaai.
 


Pictured below on 22 August 2018 the ship painters are applying a fresh layer of primer paint to the hull of the "Paraclete".

        

                                    "PARACLETE"
        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 the Tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica" is being guided on the Syncrolift trolley shortly after the vessel was taken out of the water.

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the hake stern trawler "Realeka".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the "Lepanto" berthed alongside the "Sisters", who has still not sail back to her home port at Mossel Bay after visiting the Syncrolift recently.

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside South Arm is the Hake longliner "Viking Ruby".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the Hake longliner "Tina".

        

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Herman S", "Newlands", "Impala", "Kingklip", "Silverfern", "Comet", "Armando", "Sao Gabriel" and "Southern Cross" to mention just a few.   

        

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 is the "Sandveld III" berthed alongside the "Bella Da Lunar".

        

Pictured below on 22 August 2018 from left to right is "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Comet".

        

                                  "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

              
DAAR IS 'N PIENK MEEUW OP DIE KAAI...

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 op die Regeringskaai in Saldanhabaai is hierdie pienk bevlekte meeuw wat oŽnskynlik gevlek is deur besoedeling van die een of ander vorm.


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 langs die Regeringskaai is hoe vordering op die "Emerald" tans daarna uitsien wat tans herbou word.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op 20 Augustus 2018 langs die Regeringskaai is die stokvislanglynskuit "Intini".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              SALDANHA BAY LONGLINERS IN PORT

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the Hake longliners "Highland Queen" and "Pakamani" is seen here berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Looking closely one will notice that the anchor of the "Highland Queen" had been lowered as well.

                               
"HIGHLAND QUEEN"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                     
"PAKAMANI"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
     NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "INTERSEA 22"

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 at Saldanha Bay the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" is seen here with a new wheelhouse colour scheme as well as a freshly painted main deck. Let's have a closer look.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the new turquoise colour scheme added to the wheelhouse.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the freshly painted rear deck of the "Intersea 22".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 19 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the neatly painted hake stern trawler "Harvest Georgina".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "NORDERVON" STILL IN ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is Norwegian purse seiner "Nordervon" (front) and the Hake stern trawler "Sandile" behind her.

         

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Christie Sue", "Comet" and "Sandveld III" to mention just a few.

                            "SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

                                          "COMET"
         

Pictured below is the hard working Hake longliner, "Christie Sue",
the dirty hull is evident of this statement.


         

                                    "SANDVELD III "
         

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Abe Shapiro" and the "Kentucky".

                                      "ABE SHAPIRO"
         

                                      "KENTUCKY"
         

        HAKE SIDE TRAWLERS ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 alongside South Arm are the Hake side trawlers "Ludwani" and "Lincoln". The "Lincoln" is still shining bright after spending time on the Cape Syncrolift recently.

                                         "LUDWANI "
         

                                        "LINCOLN"
         

Pictured below on 18 August 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the fibre glass stern trawler "Portunity".

         

        "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" SOEK ALLEEN VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" aan die suidweste kant van Robbeneiland in die rigting van Houtbaai in hul soeke na Ansjovis.

          

        FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Southern Cross","Impala", "Bella Da Lunar", "Sandveld III", "Oceana Topaz" and "Blue Dolphin" to mention just a few.

        

                   
               "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                     
"ARMANDO"
        

                                    
"SANDVELD III"
        

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

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 from left to right is "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T" and "Comet".

        
   
Mmmh, wag net so bietjie,"Comet", wat gaan nou hier aan?        

Voorheen afgeneem hieronder op 27 Mei 2018 is die agterstewe van die "Comet"...die "Cape" naambord is skoonveld, weg, water toe!

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 toon die rooi sirkel aan dat al die naamborde behalwe een, verwyder is van "Comet" se agterstewe...


         

                    SKOP, STERN, ROOK EN BORRELS


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 is die "Bella Da Lunar" besig met maneuvers langs die Ooskaai.


         

           AG HELP NET MET SO 'N BIETJIE WIT VERF!


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 is nuwe perspex naamborde wat aangebring is op "Bella Da Lunar" se whaleback, maar soos omkring met die rooi sirkels is die ou letters nooit verwyder nie (hoe werk die mense dan?), so groot asseblief, as daar dalk iemand daar langs die Ooskaai is wat 'n blikkie wit verf het, gooi dit net daar oor die skuit se gunwales vir daai mense om hulle skuit se naam netjies te kan maak. Dankie!


         

            HOUT PORT HOLES...HIER IS NOG EEN!


Net toe Trawler Heritage dink die "Emerald" is uniek met haar nuwe houtpatryspoorte, bewys die "Tomren" toe mos die ander dag net die teenoorgestelde. Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 is 'n houtpatryspoort aan die stuurboordsy van die "Tomren" se wielhuis.


         

        "SILVERFERN" LYK SOOS 'N CONSORTIUM...


Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 langs die Ooskaai is die kreefskuit "Silverfern", daardie kombinasie van mist green en windsor green laat mens weer terug dink aan die "Consortium Epsilon" van Walvisbaai...


         

          
    LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine", "Compass Challenger", "Realeka".

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER"

         

                                 
"ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                        
"REALEKA"
         

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 from left to right is "Sisters", "Lepanto" and "Armana".

         

                                    
"CAPE FRIO"
         

                                      
"VIKING RUBY"
         

          
        HAKE TRAWLERS ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted hulls of the "Lincoln" and the "Elke M".


                                         
"ELKE M"
         

                                      
"LINCOLN"
         

                      "SAILFISH" BACK HOME

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Sailfish", neatly painted after a visit to the Hout Bay slipway recently.


         

        "NORDERVON"...DIS EEN M@#&$E SKUIT!

Afgeneem hieronder op 15 Augustus 2018 in die Kaapse Dokke is die 220 voet pelagiese skuit/skip die "Nordervon" afkomstig van NoorweŽ. Die "Nordervon" word tans aangewend vir die vang van Sardinella in Angola. VanweŽ die grootte van die skuit moes sy na Kaapstad vaar vir herstelwerk in die Robinson droogdok. Die "Nordervon" kan beide vir beursnet sowel as vir middelwater treilwerk gebruik word. Die idee van veeldoelige pelagiesebote is deur die Suid-Afrikaners in die vroeŽ 1980's ontwikkel, en eens op 'n tyd was die plaaslike vervaardige staalskuit genaamd "Karibib" die enigste en eerste veeldoelige pelagiese boot ter wÍreld. En alhoewel Suid-Afrika tegnologies die res van die wÍreld ver vooruit was, het ons om watter rede(s) afstand van die idee gedoen. Die res van die wÍreld het ons idees verder gevat en kyk net waarmee sit hulle vandag...

         

         

In die grafika hieronder, word van ons bekende pelagiese skuite op skaal vergelyk met die "Nordervon". Nou ja mense, soos Trawler Heritage al telkemale gesÍ het, ons het miskien nie die grootste en modernste vistreilers in ons vloot nie, ons is net doodgewoon die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld! O'ja en net nog een ding, geen ander vissersnasie ter wÍreld het ook 'n Trawler Heritage nie - net ons!


                     

      SEA PRIDE PROCESSORS RESTORES THEIR PRIDE       

Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 29 January 2018 is a badly worn out  South African flag on display on the main mast of the mid-water trawler "Paraclete" at Sandy Point harbour. Looking closely one will notice that the flag is being displayed upside down as well.

          

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 at the Cape Docks is a brand new South African flag on display on the main mast of the "Paraclete" - well done Sea Pride Processors!
 

          

Pictured below on 15 August 2018 alongside the West Quay is the pelagic mid-water trawler "Paraclete" from Sandy Point.

          

            "LOERIESFONTEIN" VAL VAS OP SANDBANK       

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Augustus 2018 tydens dagbreek op Laaiplek, lÍ die "Loeriesfontein" vasgeval op 'n sandbank by die bek van die Bergrivier se monding.

                

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Loeriesfontein" hoog en droog op haar stuurboordsy namate die gety terug trek...13 Augustus 2018 was een van daardie unieke dae wat net een laagwater en twee hoogwater periodes gehad het.

                

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Augustus 2018 teen laatmiddag is die "Loeriesfontein" weer veilig vasgemaak teen die Regeringskaai nadat die skuit weer vlot geraak het tydens die tweede hoogwater periode van die dag.

          

                         GOOD-LUCK "ESPERANZA"!

LATEST TJOKKA VESSEL LAUNCHED AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 13 August 2018 the 76 foot "Esperanza" is being launched at the Tallie Marine boat yard at Sandy Point harbour.

        

                "ANNA" GAAN LÍ OP HAAR RIB

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Augustus 2018 in Sandy Point hawe hel die "Anna" skerp oor na bakboord nadat 'n lekkasie in die romp ontstaan het. Die "Anna" vertoef alreeds die afgelope 7 jaar onaktief in Sandy Point hawe.

       

                DIE HOUTBAAIERS VLUG KAAP TOE

Na aanleiding van die ernstige onluste op Houtbaai die afgelope paar dae, het booteienaars/skippers geen ander keuse as om Houtbaai te vermy en hul vangste elders te gaan aflaai nie, soos te siene hieronder op 14 Augustus 2018, laai 'n Houtbaai skuit Stokvis af in die Kaapse Dokke. Hierdie einste vrag vis sou op Houtbaai 'n broodnodige inkomste aan plaaslike inwoners verskaf het, wat op hul beurt sou help met die aflaai en verwerking van die vis, maar weens die onmenslike gedrag van oproeriges, is hulle nou daardie inkomste kwyt. Julle sien wat julle saai, sal julle maai. Pasop net dat die ellende julle nie heeltemal verswelg nie!

      


                "HARVEST GEORGINA" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 12 August 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Harvest Georgina" seen here in a layer of primer paint.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 DIE "GANSE" SKUIL TEEN DIE NOORDWES

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die "ganse" styf teen mekaar, toue uitgespan om die skuite in plek te hou vir nog 'n aankomende noordweste storm, na 3 dae van goeie vangste. Maar dis Gansbaai en daarby saam is dit nog
Augustus-maand, die noordwes moet waai!

Afgeneem hieronder van links na regs is "Rietgans II", "Berggans", "Wafra" en "Bella Prima".

        

                
                       "RIETGANS II "
        

                                        
"KOLGANS"
        

              
MAMMA-GANS PAS DIE "GANSE" OP

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai het hierdie wilde gans een oog op Trawler Heritage en die ander oog op die "ganse" wat rus in die hawe op die agtergrond.

               

    
          "VLEIGANS" OPPAD NA DIE AFLAAIKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is daar rook in die lug kort nadat die "Vleigans" se masjien aangeskakel is, om die skuit om te vat na die ouhawe om 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 is reuk van geld nogsteeds sigbaar (en reukbaar), maar kyk nou hoe vinnig kan die weerstoestande langs hierdie deel van die kus verander. Op die stadium is daar net 'n ligte suide briesie teenwoordig...wag en kyk hoe die weer verander soos die dag vorder...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is roeibakkie oppad wal toe nadat daar gewerk is aanboord van die "Amoria" wat intussen op 'n mooring gesit is in die nuwehawe. Hierdie gesig is iets wat vandag nog net op Gansbaai en Saldanhabaai gesien kan word.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai nader die "Vleigans" die bek van die ouhawe.

        

                                         "VLEIGANS"
        

         VISMEEL(GELD)SAKKE OPPAD VISSTOOR TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 en die reduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine is nogsteeds volstoom besig om vismeel te vervaardig, namate die "ganse" die een vrag na die volgende vrag Ansjovis aflaai.

        

                          DAAR KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai en die "Baby Ronald" (voor) en "Umfondini" (agter) lÍ nog rustig op hul moorings, maar kyk mooi na die rook van die fabriek in die agtergrond...daar het die wind nou intussen noord gedraai - die onweer is oppad!

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai van links na regs is "Umfondini", "Amoria" en "Baby Ronald". SÍ maar net wat julle wil, maar dit bly altyd 'n mooi gesig om die skuite so te sien lÍ op hulle moorings in hierdie hawe.

        

    LATEST EDITIONS ONBOARD "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"


Pictured below on 11 August 2018 at Gansbaai is the hake longliner "South West Condor" who had arrived back home during the early morning hours. However, Trawler Heritage has noticed several changes on this vessel which had occur since her last visit to the Cape Syncrolift during early March this year. Let's have a closer look...
              
  
        

                               NEW COLOUR SCHEME
 

Pictured below the red circles indicate the old colour scheme of the vessel - the white line on the bulwark as well as the anti-fouling paint above the water line as well as on the transom is now gone.

        

              ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF AREA CODES!

Pictured below on 11 August 2018 the red circle indicates an rather messed-up area code. It should read CTA 789, an then of course the vessel has a 25 man tuna pole license...but then again, this is what happens when you appoint painting contractors who have zero understanding of trawler affairs.

        

                NEW PORT OF REGISTRY NAMEPLATE

Pictured below the red circle indicates the old nameplate on the stern of the "South West Condor" - which denotes "Cape Town".

                                "OLD" NAMEPLATE
          

Pictured below the red circle indicates the new nameplate on the stern of the "South West Condor" - which denotes "Kaapstad".

                                "NEW" NAMEPLATE
        

                        
ONS WAG OM AF TE LAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai van links na regs lÍ die "Kolgans", "Silver Snapper" en "Wildegans II" met Ansjovis in hul visruime en wag vir hul onderskeie beurte om af gelaai te word.

        

                                             "I DO"
        
                             
I do think your a bit dirty...

                   
DIE "GANSE" VLUG OUHAWE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai het die "Wildegans II" intussen inbeweeg onder die aflaaipomp, terwyl die "Silver Snapper" en "Kolgans" ook oorbeweeg het na die ouhawe. Deur net te kyk na die water, kan daar gesien word dat die noordwes nou lekker sterk begin te waai.
 
        

                              "SILVER SNAPPER"
        

                                       "KOLGANS"
        

                                    "WILDEGANS II "
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 is die uitsig van Gansbaai hawe soos gesien vanaf die Baai-se-kop.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai word die "Wildegans II" nog afgelaai, terwyl die "Silver Snapper" en "Kolgans" wag vir hul aflaaibeurte.

            

Afgeneem hieronder verlaat die "Wildegans II" die ouhawe onderweg na die nuwehawe in 'n fris noordweste bries...die skuit gaan nou so bietjie spring en val, maar dis Gansbaai die!

        

        

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 11 Augustus 2018 lÍ die "Silver Snapper" nou onder die aflaaipomp van Gansbaai Marine.
    
        

                    SAKKIES VOL (GELD) VISMEEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai staan die sleepwa gelaai met vismeelsakkies, gereed om na die store vervoer te word.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 lÍ die "Bella Prima" in Gansbaai se ouhawe, nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend 'n vrag Ansjovis afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 lÍ die "Vleigans" onder die aflaaipomp, besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai.

        

                       "I DO" KEER TERUG HUIS TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is die stokvislanglynboot "I Do" besig om haar vangs af te laai nadat die skuit vroeŽr die oggend teruggekeer het huis toe.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 is die "Wildegans II" onderweg na die aflaaipomp om 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Vleigans" die nuwehawe binne, kort nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 lÍ die Dyer Eiland Visserye se vloot langlynbote agtermekaar naamlik "Amoria" in die voorgrond en die "I Do" in die agtergrond.

        

                          DIE GANSE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 is 'n seleksie van fotos tydens die Ganse se uitvaart.

        

                                     
 "KOLGANS"
        

                             
 "SILVER SNAPPER"
        

       
 "KOLGANS" (voor);  "SILVER SNAPPER" (agter)
        

                                     
 "VLEIGANS"
        

                                   
 "BERGGANS"
        

                                
 "BELLA PRIMA"
        

          
"BELLA PRIMA" (voor);  "BERGGANS" (agter)
        

                 
                        "WAFRA"
        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 draai die "Wafra" op 'n kolletjie Ansjovis, terwyl die "Bella Prima" in die agtergrond. vaar in die rigting van Stanfordsbaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 is die "Rietgans II" onderweg na die aflaaikaai om Ansjovis te gaan aflaai, nadat die "Wildegans II" klaar afgelaai het.

        

                                        
"KOLGANS"
        

          DIE REUK VAN GELD HOU NET AAN EN AAN...

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 draai die "Wafra" nogsteeds op 'n kolletjie Ansjovis, terwyl die "Berggans" in die agtergrond dieper in Walkerbaai uitvaar opsoek na vis.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 soek die "Bella Prima" (links) en "Kolgans" (regs) nog na kolletjies Ansjovis.

        

                                      
"VLEIGANS"
        

                             
"SILVER SNAPPER"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 spat die water soos die "Wildegans II" uit die hawe vaar om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van die vloot, kort nadat die aflaaiproses voltooi was.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai rus die kreefskuite "Atlantic Blessing" (links) en "Emily-Mare" (regs) op hul moorings in die nuwehawe.

        

           "BELLA PRIMA" ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is die "Bella Prima" besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai.

         

                            THE SMELL OF MONEY

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai is die vismeelreduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine in volle swang.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die "Berggans" met 'n vrag Ansjovis en wag vir haar aflaaibeurt, die laaste skuit in die wagry wat daardie middag nog afgelaai moes word.

         

                          KEEPING GANSBAAI COOL


Pictured below on 9 August 2018 is a new ice bunker under construction at Gansbaai Marine, consisting out of several GEA Geneglace units. The installation work were performed by Everflo.


         

Pictured below on 9 August 2018 an mobile crane is seen here in action at the Dyer Eiland Visserye factory during the installation of an evaporator unit.

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 op Gansbaai lÍ die "Kolgans" met visruime gevul met Ansjovis en wag vir haar aflaaibeurt.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 lÍ die Mosselbaaise lynvisskuit "Sundancer" in Gansbaai se ouhawe.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 word nog 'n pallet vismeelsakkies agterop 'n sleepwa gelaai, gereed om na die store vervoer te word.

         

                                 HOU VAS SHREK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 leun Shrek oor na bakboord, waar hy staande gemaak is in die wielhuisvenster van die stokvislanglynboot "Amoria".

         

                    PERLEMOENPLAAS UITBREIDINGS

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018  in die Gansbaai nuwehawe is addisionele strukture tans in aanbou by die Premier Fishing perlemoenplaas by die ingang van die langmuur in die nuwehawe, en die eens oop terrein nou vir altyd onherroeplik verander het.

        

        

                      WHAT'S NEW "UMFONDINI"?


Pictured below on 9 August 2018 is the purse seiner/crayfish vessel "Umfondini" resting on a mooring at Gansbaai. Seen below is the "Umfondini" still painted in a turquoise colour scheme. However, the hull is now being presented in a somewhat darker turquoise tint. Besides that, a greater portion of the hull is now being painted in
anti-fouling paint. Looking closely one will notice that the shield plate on the starboard bulwark has been enlarge as well. O'yes one final comment, the watermarks on the bow is now gone as well...and the orange ringbuoys are now being displayed on the whaleback rails...


                           "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
        

                              "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
         

                        DIE GANSE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is 'n seleksie van fotos tydens die Ganse se uitvaart.

         

                                      
"RIETGANS"
         

                                 
"SILVER SNAPPER"
         

                               
     "BELLA PRIMA"
         

         

                                   
"WILDEGANS II "
         

                                       
"VLEIGANS"
         

                                            
"WAFRA"
         

         

                       HIER KOM DIE HOUTBAAIERS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Oceana Concorde" en "Oceana Ruby" in aantog na Gansbaai, onderweg vanaf Houtbaai om Ansjovis te kom vang.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Oceana Concorde" (links) en "Wildegans II" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Oceana Ruby" (links) en "Oceana Concorde" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die "Wafra" (links) en "Wildegans II" (regs) elk besig om kolletjies Ansjovis dop te hou.

         

                    "BERGGANS" KLAAR AFGELAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Berggans" uit Gansbaai hawe kort nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai was, om haar by die res van die vloot aan te sluit wat op daardie stadium voor Gansbaai vis gesoek het.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Silver Snapper" dieper in die Walkerbaai area met Hangklip se berg in die agtergrond.

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 vaar die "Rietgans II" kort op die hakke van die "Silver Snapper" Walkerbaai binne.

         

                             DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 is die sonsondergang oor Walkerbaai...aansienlik mooier soos gesien vanaf Granger Bay....


         

Kort na sononder, en die "Bella Prima" vaar in die rigting van Stanfordsbaai.

         

Kort na sononder, en die masligte van "Wildegans II" (links) en "Wafra" (regs) is nou duidelik sigbaar namate dit al hoe donker word.

         

                          "BERGGANS" STAAN REG!


Afgeneem hieronder op 9 Augustus 2018 sleep die bolletjies agter die "Berggans" oomblikke voordat daar gelos word. (Geen fotos verder, die res van die aksie sal ingesluit word in 'n musiekvideo.)

         

               PELAGIESE SKUITE SKUIL IN HOUTBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 skuil die Saldanhabaaiers "Southern Belle" (links) en "Adenia" (regs) tydens ongure weer in Houtbaai. Ook teenwoordig was die "Mizpah" en die "Oceana Concorde".

        

                             "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

            BOKPUNT NOG STEEDS 'n LEKKER PLEK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Mizpah" besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai tydens 'n periode van gietende reŽn.

        


                  "SAXON" LANGS DIE DIESELKAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 op Houtbaai is die langlynboot "Saxon" besig om diesel in te neem langs Kaai No.3

        

      "SAILFISH" BESOEK HOUTBAAI SKEEPSHELLING

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Augustus 2018 op die Houtbaai skeepshelling is die tunaboot "Sailfish", van Kaapstad.

        

            RITCO MARINE SAVES YET ANOTHER CAT

Pictured below on 31 July 2018 at the workshops of Ritco Marine is refurbished CAT 3408 main engine of the "Africa Unity" which was transformed by their skillful hands from nothing more than a piece of scrap metal, back into immaculate working condition.

            

                      BOKPUNT, JOU LEKKER PLEK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" in Houtbaai met visruime oorlopens toe gelaai met Ansjovis wat by Bokpunt gevang was.

              

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Herman S","Impala", "Newlands", "Sandveld III", "Werkendam" and "Armando" to mention just a few.

Pictured below the "Abraham T" is safely back home after spending a few days on the Sandy Point slipway for a new prop and a fresh layer of paint.

         

                                      
"HERMAN S"
         

                                    
"SANDVELD III"
         

Pictured below maintenance work are being performed on the hull of the "Werkendam" in order to prepare the vessel for the upcoming tuna pole season.
                             
         

                                        "ARMANDO"
         

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

                   HAKE TRAWLERS ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the sand blasted hulls of the "Lincoln" (left) and "Elke M" (right).

                    

                                              "ELKE M"
         

                                         "LINCOLN"
                    

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 is the distinctive steel hull of the "Lincoln", held together by a combination of rivets and welded seams.

         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Isabella Marine", "Andromeda", "Lepanto","Allin" and "Umzabalazo" to mention just a few.

                                 "ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                      "ANDROMEDA"
         

                                       "LEPANTO"
         

                                               "ALLIN"
         

                                      "UMZABALAZO"
         

                     "GOELETTE" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is the neatly painted hake stern trawler "Goelette" from Luderitz.

         

     FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Abe Shapiro", "Staalkop", "Kentucky", "Sea Pride II", "Kariba" and "Chris Trautman" to mention just a few.

                                        "ABE SHAPIRO"
         

                                       "STAALKOP"
         

                                      "KENTUCKY"
         

                                      "SEA PRIDE II"
         

                                           "KARIBA"
         

                                   "CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
         

                     WAAR STAAN JULLE DAN NOU?

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 op Kaai No.7 in die Kaapse Dokke staan twee kommersiŽle kreef ski-bote op sleepwaens.

         

         "NORDERVON" ARRIVES IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 in the Cape Docks the bridge of the Norwegian purse seiner "Nordervon" towers amongst the harbour buildings, having arrived in the Cape Docks during the early morning hours on route from Walvis Bay. The "Nordervon" is due to pay visit to the Robinson dry dock.

         

    GANSBAAI? AIKONA, DIS GRANGER BAY SE DOLOSSE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 tydens sonsondergang vaar die "Oceana Concorde" verby Granger Bay oppad na Bokpunt om haar te gaan aansluit by die res van die Weskus pelagiese vloot om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

         

                            "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

                              DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 29 Julie 2018 is die sonsondergang soos gesien vanaf Granger Bay.

         

    "SOUTHERN CROSS" STERN GEAR ALTERATIONS

Pictured below on 28 July 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the aquaculture catamaran "Southern Cross".

         

Pictured below the red circle indicates the former position of three rods connecting the hull with the kort nozzle, which has now been removed.

         

                                
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
         

Pictured below the red circle indicates the heavily chafed starboard side of the "Southern Cross", even the name has partially chafed away.

         

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 one will notice that a fourth rod has been welded into position on either side of the kort nozzle.

         

Pictured below on 29 July 2018 the red circles indicate the modification made on either side of the catamaran hull - hopefully, the aquaculture gear will now find it harder to foul the props of the "Southern Cross".

         

         TUNA POLE  AND HAKE LONGLINE VESSELS
                       TAKING A REST AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay several tuna pole and hake longline vessels were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Jacqueline", "Endurance"," Tiyalina", "Common Wealth"; "Gypsy Rose", "Sneeuberg", "Captain De Sousa", "Radiant Star"; "Covi II"; "Juliette" and "South West Heron" just mention just a few.

                      
             "SEA HUNTER"
        

                                    "PENKOP II"
        

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 from left to right is
"Penkop II","Oceana Amethyst" and "Aquilla". 


        

                                   "TIYALINA"
        

                                 "JACQUELINE"
        

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Radiant Star", "Southern Tiger" and "Frenchy Maria". 

        

                                    "KINGFISHER"
        

                                 "LANGEBERG"
        

                            "CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
          

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Germishkia" back in the water after spending some time at the Hout Bay boat yard.

        

                             "COMMON WEALTH"
         

                                   "SWELLENDAM"
         

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Plettenberg" berthed alongside the Northern Mole.

         

Pictured below on 27July 2018 is the sole remaining Oceana crayfish vessel in Hout Bay, after the rest of the fleet left for Lamberts Bay a few days earlier.

        

Pictured below on 27July 2018 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates scratch marks on the hull and a damaged rubbing band on the port side of the purse seiner "Ocean Blue", due to the absence of fenders positioned in the correct areas.

         

           
"NICOLETTE" STILL ON HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Nicolette" taking shape.

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the tuna pole vessel "Oceana Clipper".

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Sandalene".

         

                                   
"SANDALENE"
         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Ocean Dynamo".

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Equinox".
 
         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay is perhaps one of the less well known tuna pole vessels in the fleet, "Django".

         

Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at the Hout Bay boat yard the tuna pole vessel "Gypsy Rose" is seen sere hauled onto dry ground, revealing her distinctive Lavranos hull.

         

                 OCEANA PURSE SEINERS AT HOUT BAY


Pictured below on 27 July 2018 three Oceana purse seiners were present at Hout Bay harbour, namely "Oceana Ruby", "Oceana Concorde" and "Oceana Orion".

         

                              "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

                                    "OCEANA ORION"
         

                                  "OCEANA RUBY"
         

                    "OCEAN WANDERER" SET SAIL


Pictured below on 27 July 2018 at Hout Bay the longliner "Ocean Wanderer" is seen here sailing out of the harbour on route to the fishing grounds.


         

         

         

          "VUNA IMBONGI" ECLIPSE AT DIAS BEACH
    
At 17h44, Friday, 27th July 2018, NSRI Mossel Bay duty crew were activated following a request for assistance from the 13 meter inshore stern trawler "Vuna Imbongi" reporting to be grounded at Dias Beach with 7 crew onboard. To prevent the trawler from tipping over a tow-line was rigged to held the trawler in the surf, preventing her from drifting closer to the beach, pending the arrival of a Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) tug boat activated to try to pull the casualty trawler off the shallow sand. Prior to the arrival of the tug, in a rising spring tide, the NSRI sea rescue craft was able to pull the trawler out to sea to deeper water and once in deep water the towline was released and the trawler continued on her way and no further assistance was required. SAMSA are investigating the cause of the fishing trawler running aground.

    
    
(Photo: N.S.R.I)

                                "HOLD" VOL!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 vertrek die "Ebb Tide" vanuit Sandy Point hawe na West Point om 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.

              

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 vertoef die "Eigeveld" in Sandy Point hawe in afwagting vir haar aflaaibeurt by West Point.

              

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Enterprise" Sandy Point hawe binne onderweg na Suid-Oranje met Ansjovis in haar visruime.

              

       SANDY POINT SKEEPSHELLING SE TURBO
                         KABELS DISINTEGREER!


Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 is daar eers weer so bietjie drama op die Sandy Point skeepshelling gewees nadat die turbo kabels begin het om te disintegreer tydens die oorlaai van die "Abraham T".

                       

                

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 is die "Abraham T" weer veilig terug in die water en gereed om die tog terug huis toe na die Kaapse Dokke aan te pak.

                

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Julie 2018 net na sononder arriveer "Vegkop" in Stompneusbaai, volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat by Gansbaai gevang was.

                

                PELAGIESE HOUTSKUITE IN 'n RY

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point van links na regs is "Kavalier", "Boetie Akie" en "Gregory Justin".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 is net 'n paar van die formidabele pelagiese houtskuite wat in Sandy Point hawe teenwoordig was.

         

 
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" (links); "SILVER DOLPHIN " (regs)
                 

                  BARLOWS CAT VÍN OP DIE KAAI


Wanneer daarso 'n Barlows Cat voertuig op daardie kaai staan in Sandy Point hawe, weet mens sommer dat daar gewerk word aan "Sette Mari"...


        
 
  "BOSBOK" NAMEPLATE AND ACCESSORIES DISAPPEAR


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is the remains of the "Bosbok", waiting to be scrapped. Despite the fact that the S.A. Fisheries requested to took ownership of the nameplates of the vessel, somebody else took the initiative to remove not only the nameplates, but also the registration plate and ringbuoy holders as well...


        

Pictured below the red circle indicates that the nameplate on the stern is now gone missing.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates that the nameplates on the rails, the front of the wheelhouse as well as the ringbouy holders were removed.

        
En so sal daardie naamborde doelloos in iemand se kroeg vertoon word, nikotien dampe en stof opgaar, en eendag wanneer die eienaar van die huis oorlede is, sal dit weggesmyt word deur die kinders. Vra maar vir Trawler Heritage, hierdie scenario is al honderde kere oor en oor bewys.

               DIE TOONBEELD VAN 'n HOUTSKUIT!

Wanneer 'n houtskuit so mooi vertoon soos in die fotos hieronder kan mens nie anders as om vir 'n oomblik stil te staan langs die skuit en dit te bewonder nie. Dis oomblikke soos hierdie dat jy moet erken dat nie geen glasvesel of staalromp skuit met 'n houtskuit vergelyk kan word nie. Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie staan die "Abraham T" op die Sandy Point skeepshelling, gereed om weer ter water gelaat word.

        


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 is die nuwe 4-blad propeller wat onlangs toegevoeg is tot die "Abraham T". Toevallig was hierdie einste propeller afkomstig gewees van die "Bosbok".

        

                      "WILDEKUS" BLINK IN DIE SON


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is die skoongeverfde "Wildekus", wat tans gereed gemaak word om haar tweede pelagiese seisoen in Angola aan te pak.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning jetty is "Oceana Pegasus" (buitekant) met die "Oceana Paragon" aan haar binnekant.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point van links na regs is "Arizon II", "Harrier", "Sette Mari", "Silver Bounty" en "Silver Galaxy".

        

                            
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                           WAAR WIL JY NES MAAK?

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 sit 'n kransduif en rus onder die anker van die "South West Falcon".

        

      NEW SIGNAGE ONBOARD "SOUTH WEST FALCON"


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the red circles indicate new vinyl signage added to the wheelhouse of the "South West Falcon" recently.

        

                DIE SANDY POINT VLOOI-PATROLLIE

Sekuriteit by Sandy Point hawe is definitief verskerp! So word jou voertuig deesdae opgepas in die hawe. En anders as gewone karwagte, hoef jy nie 'n R5 muntstuk uit jou beursie te haal nie. Nee, vir hierdie "karwagte" hoef jy vir net elkeen 'n Ansjovissie te gee, en hulle is dood gelukkig.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Tallie Marine kaai is die "Ebb Tide". Ons sal haar weer bietjie later in aksie sien tydens die uitvaart later in die middag.


        

                 RUBBISH ON TALLIE MARINE JETTY


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 is unacceptable scenes on the Tallie Marine jetty at Sandy Point harbour. Seen below is plastic tins, bags, rope and rotten food laying scattered on the jetty due to the absence of waste disposal bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!


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

           "BOETIE BERT" ARRIVES AT SANDY POINT

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Boetie Bert" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from the fishing grounds in order to load stores onboard.


        

                                    "BOETIE BERT"
        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty from left to right is "Paraclete", "Lisa Ann" and "Dagbreek".

        

                       DIE SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is tydens die uitvaart van die pelagiese vloot.


                                        "VIVA "
        

        

                 DIE LAAIPLEK SKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 aan die ankerkant van die baai, vaar die "Loeriesfontein" vanuit Laaiplek, noordwaarts.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 aan die ankerkant van die baai, vaar die "Terrasan 1" vanuit Laaiplek, noordwaarts.

        

                           "SOUTH WEST FALCON"
        

                      "ANTONIE W II" GOOI LOS
        

        

                              "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

                                        "LISA ANN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 aan die ankerkant van die baai, vaar die "Ankoveld" (links) en "Umfana" (regs) vanuit Laaiplek.

        

                               "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                  "SETTE MARI" GOOI 'n ROOKSEIN...
        

                           "BOETIE AKIE" GOOI LOS
        

        

        

   "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" EN "KAVALIER" GOOI LOS
        

       "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR" GOOI 'n ROOKSKERM
        

                                "SILVER GALAXY"
        

                                       "EBB TIDE"
        

                                 "SILVER DOLPHIN"
        

                             "SILVER KATONKEL"
        

        

        

                              "SILVER KATONKEL"
                    

                                         "KAVALIER"
         

                       "OCEANA MERCURY" GOOI LOS
              

                                      "DAGBREEK"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point is die "Trudy Marleen" (links) en "Mpho" (regs).

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Sandy Point is die
"Biskop 1" (links) en "Oom Arthur" (regs).


         

                "DABULAMANZI" TERUG IN ROOIBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 rus die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" langs haar houtkaai in Rooibaai.


         

          AMAWANDLE PELAGIC KAAI STAAN OOP


Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 in Laaiplek is daar geen skuite kangs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic nie.


         

           "SECHABA" VISITS KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Laaiplek is the "Sechaba" on the slip at Keyway Shipwright.


         

    LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY RENAMED KEYWAY SHIPWRIGHT


Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Laaiplek is the new signage of Keyway Shipwright, formerly known as Laaiplek Slipway.


         

Pictured below is a close-up view of the emblem of Keyway Shipwright (Pty) Ltd.

         

               
AQUACULTURE VESSELS IN ACTION

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Ferdie" is seen here sailing towards the Pepper Bay jetty on route from the sea farms in the bay.

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" is seen here sailing out of Saldanha Bay harbour.

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the aquaculture vessel "Aquatic V" is seen here resting on anchor in Saldanha Bay harbour.

        

  CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK AT SALDANHA BAY

With the 2017/2018 West Coast crayfish season now being something of the past, all the crayfish vessels has since returned to their respective home ports. Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of various crayfish vessels berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Amongst the fleet present were "Jenny Anne", "Jo-Ann", "Silver Leader", "Boesmanland", "Boland", "Irma", "El Pescador"  and "Mbambatha" to mention just a few.

                                    
"JENNY ANNE"
        

                                 
"EL PESCADOR"
        

Pictured below the signs of an enduring season on the "El Pescador" is evident, with most of the grey paint on the whaleback being washed off.

        

                         "JO-ANN"
(left); "IRMA" (right)

        

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

        

        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 from left to right is "Steenbok 1", "Irma" and "Jo-Ann".

        

        "SILVER LEADER"
(left); "JENNY ANNE" (right)

        

      ROTTEN RUBBING BAND ON "BENGUELLA PRIDE"

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a portion of a rotten rubbing of the "Benguella Pride" which was ripped from the vessel recently, even though is was being attempted to cover it up by means of a thick layer of fiber glass.

        

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

        

       LATEST SEA HARVEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers present alongside the Sea Harvest jetty at Saldanha Bay. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Georgina", "Harvest Nandi" and "Harvest Gavina".

        

                                 
"HARVEST NANDI"
        

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the neatly painted  "Harvest Gavina", who had recently visited the Saldanha Bay slipway.

        

          PRESIDENTS JETTY DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 is unacceptable scenes on the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay due to the absence of the waste bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!

        

        GEEN VORDERING MEER OP "DRAKENSKOP"

Afgeneem hieronder op 23 Julie 2018 langs die Presidentskaai lÍ die "Drakenskop" verlate. Of die geld het opgeraak, of die tyd, of die entoesiasme, of geduld, maar hier het iets opgeraak wat dit ookal mag wees...

        
       
Dit wat wel toegeneem het is die roes op die staalwerk.

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the purse seiner "Atlantic Enterprise". She was to be seen back in action later during the that evening, having sailed from Saldanha Bay to Elandsbaai in search of Anchovy.

        

        

     "HARVEST NANDI" HEADS FOR TRAWLING GROUNDS

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Nandi" is seen here leaving the Sea Harvest jetty on route to the fishing grounds in a stiff North-Westerly breeze.

        

     ONWA RADAR SENSOR REPLACEMENT FOR "INTINI"

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 alongside the Presidents Jetty at Saldanha Bay the "Intini" is seen here off-loading her catch. Indicated by the red circle is a new Onwa radome radar fitted to the vessel recently, replacing an older Onwa open radar model.

                  
     
               "NEW" ONWA RADOME RADAR SENSOR
          

                    "OLD" ONWA OPEN RADAR SENSOR
          

                 "ADENIA" VARIABLE PITCH PROP CAUSES
                                     TROUBLES...AGAIN!

Pictured below on 23 July 2018 the "Adenia" is being prepared to be lifted onto the Saldanha Bay slipway yet again, after her variable pitch prop required attention.

          

          

          
                       
  "Gooi weg my prop asseblief!"

 
           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay the Sea Harvest stern trawlers "Harvest Selina" (left) and "Harvest Kirstina" are seen here berthed alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty.
 

        

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha is the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Gavina" with scaffolding mounted on the outboard stern area in order to conduct maintenance work on the trawl gantry.

        

Pictured below the red circles indicate fixed rubber fenders on the port side of the "Harvest Gavina", a unique feature of this vessel as well as that of her sister vessel "Harvest Georgina".

        

       
LATEST PROGRESS ON "EMERALD" RE-BUILT

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress onboard the "Emerald" in order to re-built the vessel into an formidable Hake longliner. Let's have a closer look at the latest developments.


        

Pictured below the red circles indicate new wooden port hole skirtings, replacing the original square windows - a unique feature Trawler Heritage has not spotted on any other South African fishing vessel to date.

        

                  

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 the working deck of the "Emerald" has been completed.

          

          

     DIE GESIG VAN 'N SUKSESVOLLE PELAGIESE SKUIT


Afgeneem hieronder op 22 Julie 2018 op Saldanhabaai is die gesig van 'n suksesvolle pelagiese skuit, die "Atlantic Enterprise", kompleet met 'n paar vetlyne wat op die boeg vertoon word, net om te wys dat sy gereeld volgelaai huis toe kom.


          

           SALDANHA BAY PORT TENDERS IN ACTION

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of photos taken during the course of the day of the port tender vessels "Nanja" and "Lappop" doing work within the bay.

                
    

Pictured below from onboard the "Nanja" whilst towing an barge past the Iron Ore terminal.

                

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 the "Lappop" is seen here towing a barge.

         

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 the "Nanja" is seen here berthed alongside "Lappop" at the Saldanha Bay Yachtport facility.
                
                

Pictured below on 22 July 2018 as the sun goes down, the "Lappop" is seen here berthed alongside "Nanja" at the Saldanha Bay Yachtport facility.

                

      LATEST PROGRESS ON "PENQUIN 1" RE-BUILT


Pictured below are several photos received from the new owner of the "Penquin 1" regarding some of the latest features onboard his vessel. The "Penquin 1", a former Lamberts Bay crayfish vessel was berthed inactive at Hout Bay for several years before the vessel was taken over and brought to Saldanha Bay earlier during 2018.

Pictured below are new rails fitted to the gunwales on either side of the "Penquin 1".


     

Pictured below a fresh layer op paint is added to the main deck and wheelhouse. It's good to see that the "Penquin 1" will retain her original Lamberts Bay colour scheme.

             

Previously posted on 23 March 2018, Trawler Heritage reported that the main mast, stays and derrick were absent from the vessel. Pictured below is the new main mast erected on the wheelhouse roof of the "Penquin 1".

                    

                       KYK WAAR LÍ JULLE NOU!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 is die ongewone gesig om die hele Oceana kreefvloot langs die Noordelike kaai op Houtbaai te sien lÍ. Volgens Trawler Heritage se rekords is dit die heel eerste keer ooit sedert die aanbreek van die nuwe millenium dat enige Oceana kreefskuit langs hierdie kaai teenwoordig was.

         "SILVER FISH" (links); "JAMES ARCHER" (regs)  
        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 van links na regs is "Benyami", "Swartberg" en "Grysbok".

        

                       "OLIVIA MARIE" SET SAIL

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 the longliner "Olivia Marie" sails out of Hout Bay harbour on route to the fishing grounds.


        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Aquilla" on the far left-hand side, with the "Atlantic Hunter" and "Sea Hunter" behing her. In the far background is the "Baluguru" and the "Common Wealth".

        

                       DIE HOEKIE VAN EENSAMES

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ drie onaktiewe houtskuite langs mekaar naamlik "Constantiaberg", "John Barbery" en "Hangberg".


        

              TUNA POLE VESSELS TAKING A BREAK 

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is a selection of tuna pole vessels present in the harbour. Amongst the fleet home were "Juliette", "Sneeuberg", "Covi II", "Gypsy Rose", "Frenchy Maria", "Southern Tiger", "Puffin", "Western Explorer", and "Colin B" to mention just a few.

                                     "JULIETTE"
        

                                  "SNEEUBERG"
        

                                        "COVI II"
        

                                    "GYPSY ROSE"
        

     "SOUTHERN TIGER" (left); "FRENCHY MARIA" (right)
        
   
                                         "PUFFIN"
        

                          "WESTERN EXPLORER"
        

                                          "COLIN B"
        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Tigerfish".

        

     "SOUTH WEST HERON" BACK IN THE WATER 

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "South West Heron", neatly painted after a visit at the Hout Bay slipway recently. Besides new hull planks fitted, the vessel also received a new wooden transom.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 is the new wooden transom fitted to the "South West Heron" recently.

        

                    VISMEELROOK VIR DIE DUIWEL(S)

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai en 'n vismeelwolkie vat die pad na die suidwestelike hange van die berg, daar waar die duiwel(s) woon...


        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Maine", "Kingfisher" and "Zanemali".

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Ocean Dynamo", which was also frequently spotted along the West Coast during the winter Snoek run.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the commercial handline ski-boat "Y-Point", waiting for it's trailer to arrive at the slipway.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 the "Gemishkia" is standing on the lift at the Hout Bay boat yard, for some general maintenance after completing an enduring Snoek season off the West Coast.

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the "Rooiberg" (left) and "Nicolette" (right).

        

                                    "ROOIBERG"
        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Nicolette".

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 are some of the new wooden frames fitted to the port side of the "Sandalene".

        

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 these shipwrights and their dog paddles back to the Service Jetty after working the entire day alongside the "South West Heron", berthed alongside Jetty No.3. 

        

            "OCEANA RUBY" ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Oceana Ruby" besig om 'n vrag Ansjovis af te laai by S.A. Sea Products.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Mizpah" (links) en "Gregory Justin" (regs).

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die Ansjovisnet van die "Oceana Orion" afgetrek op die Yskaai vir herstelwerk.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Ruwekus" in afwagting vir die laatmiddag voordat daar weer vertrek sou word om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai langs die Yskaai is die "Towerkop", "Alert III", "Oceana Orion" en "Oceana Concorde" teenwoordig.

        

                       "OCEANA RUBY" LAAI NOG AF

        

                         "RUWEKUS" VAT DIE PAD

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 vaar "Mizpah" uit Houtbaai hawe om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

        

                          "DAGBREEK" GOOI LOS

        

                                       "DAGBREEK"
        

                              "OCEANA CONCORDE"
        

                                        "ALERT III"
                   

                  "OCEANA RUBY" KLAAR AFGELAAI

          

           "OCEANA RUBY" OPPAD NA DIE DIESELPOMP

          

                             HIER KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 en die wind het nou skielik van Suid na Noord gedraai soos te siene in die rigting waarin die rook nou waai.

          

                               "ALERT III" GOOI LOS

                    

                                          "ALERT III"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 van links na regs vaar die "Alert III", "Towerkop" en "Oceana Concorde" uit Houtbaai hawe om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

         

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 Julie 2018 is die "Oceana Orion" die enigste pelagiese skuit wat nie vanaand see toe kan gaan nie weens 'n geskeurde net.

         

                        "OCEANA RUBY" VAT DIE PAD

         

                     "JOE DOE" RETURNS BACK HOME

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 the tuna pole vessel "Joe Doe" steams into Hout Bay harbour just after sunset on route from the fishing grounds.

         

                                    END OF THE DAY

Pictured below on 21 July 2018 at Hout Bay with the sun behind the mountain, the fishing fleet rest peacefully alongside Jetty No.3.

         

              'n NERF-AF LANGNEUS SKUIT

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Julie 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling word herstelwerk aan die neus van die "Ukuloba" gedoen nadat die skuit skade opgedoen het tydens die onlangse springgety langs die Tallie Marine kaai...nou ja, dis nou seker wat gebeur wanneer 'n Sachal romp langs 'n Tallie kaai vasmaak. 'n Tallie romp sal tog nie daar op die grond stamp nie. Dit bewys net weereens hoe twee verskillende romp ontwerpe, elkeen suksesvol in sy eie reg, die dinamika van 'n skuit kan bepaal.

               

        'n KLEIN STUKKIE VAN"BELLA DA LUNAR
                          KOM WEER LAAIPLEK TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 18 Julie 2018 is die gerestaureerde galley stoof wat afkomstig is van die voormalige pelagiese skuit "Bella Da Lunar". Die stoof is weer in 100% werkende toestand en restaurasiewerk is behartig deur Ritco Marine. Die stoof word tans uitgestal by die S.A. Visserye Museum op Laaiplek.

Baie dankie aan die span van Ritco Marine vir die voltooing van nog 'n meesterstuk, asook die span van Eigevis wat gehelp het met die aflaai van die stoof. Ook 'n spesiale dankie aan "Long" John vir die vervoer van die stoof, wat uiteindelik met sy Ford Ranger bakkie, die vurkhyser uit die sand moes uitsleep...

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      "GOELETTE" VISITS ROBINSON DRY DOCK

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 in the Robinson dry dock is the Namibian hake stern trawler, the "Goelette" which is due to receive a fresh layer of paint of the next couple of days as well as some general maintenance.

        

                         "GOELETTE" SHIPS BELL


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the red circle indicates the unusual position of the ships bell, positioned on a hatch on the fore deck of the vessel.


        

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the excessive growth of black mussels on the stern ramp of the "Goelette" is evident of a fishing vessel which have been berthed inactive for some time.

                   

                           GOOD-LUCK "STAALKOP"
!

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the hake longliner "Staalkop" is seen here leaving the Collier Jetty on route to the fishing grounds.


        

        

            VIKING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 is a selection of the Viking Fishing fleet berthed alongside each other at South Arm. From left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Sisters", "African Queen" and "Armana".


        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Sea Pride II", "Tina" and "Kariba".

        

            "ELKE M" AND "RIGEL 4" ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the "Elke M" and "Rigel 4" was the only South African fishing vessels present on the Cape Syncrolift. Let's go a have a closer look.


        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 a mobile crane is being used to load heavy equipment onboard the "Rigel 4".

        

                                             "RIGEL 4"
        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 this chute positioned on-top of the wheelhouse of the "Rigel 4" is being used to transfer the lobster pots from starboard to port side.

        

                                          "ELKE M"
        

         HOW MUST ONE READ THIS HOT WORK PERMIT?


Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the red circle indicates the position of the Hot Work permits as being displayed in the wheelhouse window of the "Elke M"...without proper scaffolding it is almost impossible to read...why even bother to waste paper if nobody can actually read it?

        

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 the red circle indicates a new steel plate welded into the starboard bow area of the "Elke M".

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 is the rather tiny bow thruster position on the bow area of the "Elke M".

        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 is a mountain of scaffolding erected all around the stern gantry of the "Elke M".

        

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Allison", "Oceana Rocket","Christie Sue", "Werkendam", "Southern Cross", "Comet", "South West Petrel" and "Ouma" to mention just a few.


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

                                    "WERKENDAM"
        

                                "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                                    "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

Pictured below on 15 July 2018 from left to right is "Oceana Topaz", "Sandveld III" and "Windhoek".
          
        

                                            "COMET"

         


                               "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
           
Looking at the background scenery in the photo above, one has to agree that the surroundings does not suite that of a fishing harbour...tourists attractions, restaurants, trees...things look rather suspicious...
                  

                THE END OF THE "SEAN PAQUITO"?

Pictured below on 13 July 2018 at Hout Bay the Ritco Marine crane truck was seen in action removing the CAT 3406 main engine of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Sean Paquito". Besides an heavily vandalized vessel on the outside, the wheelhouse of the vessel was gutted recently by an onboard fire.

                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       "AOGATOA" ARRIVES AT PORT NOLLOTH

Pictured below on 13 July 2018 the De Beers supply vessel "Aogatoa" maneuvers into position alongside the concrete jetty at Port Nolloth.

        

                                      
"AOGATOA"
        

                           DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe, kort na sonsondergang lÍ die diamantskuite rustig op anker tesame met twee sleepbote van De Beers langs die betonkaai.
 
   

                        
DIAMANTSKUITE GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem gedurende vroegoggend op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe vaar verskeie diamantskuite uit die hawe om diamante te gaan delf.

                                  "SEEDELWER V"
  
         

                                   
"BAREND V"
         

                                 
"SEEDELWER V"
         

         

         

                    DIE PORT NOLLOTH KLOKBOEI


Afgeneem gedurende die vroegoggend op 12 Julie 2018 vaar die "Seedelwer V" verby die klokboei (3 meter hoog) wat geleŽ is by die ingang van die verraadelike bar by Port Nolloth. Op 'n kalm seedag soos vandag lyk dit nie of daar engsins gevaar bestaan by die bar nie....


         

Afgeneem hieronder is die einste klokboei afgeneem tydens stormagtige seetoestande...en dit skets 'n heel ander prentjie van hoe gevaarlik die bar by Port Nolloth werklik is...

                   

                           DIAMANTSKUITE IN AKSIE


Afgeneem op 12 Julie 2018 buitekant Port Nolloth is die "Western Wave" (links) en "Barend V" (regs) besig om diamante te delf. Beide skuite word in posisie gehou deur verskeie ankers wat voor en agter die skuite gemonteer is.


         

               DIE GESIG IN DIE WIELHUISVENSTER...


Afgeneem op 12 Julie 2018 op Port Nolloth vaar die diamantskuit "Alabama" die hawe binne na haar anker plek...


         

Somtyds kry Trawler Heritage die gevoel dat iets of iemand terugstaar...en gevolglik fokus ons, ons aandag na die wielhuisvenster soos omkring in die rooi sirkel hieronder...


         

So tussendeur 'n toegemiste/toegewasemde/soutaangepakte wielhuisvenster staar daar 'n gesig terug na die Trawler Heritage kamera...

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 op Port Nolloth is twee bakkies wat bystand verleen het om die "Aqua-Gem" veilig op haar sleepwa te kry.

         

         

                       "AQUA-GEM" GAAN WAL TOE


Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 op Port Nolloth is 'n reeks fotos van die diamantskuit genaamd "Aqua-Gem" wat in posisie gebring word om op 'n sleepwa gelaai te word.

                                
REV DAAI YAMMIES!

         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 fokus die rooi sirkel op die stuurkonsole van die "Aqua-Gem"...

         

            IS DIT 'N STUURKONSOLE OF 'N PREEKSTOEL?

                         

                'n TREKKER WAT NIE KAN ROES NIE....?

        

        

                      "AQUA-GEM" VEILIG AAN WAL

        

                   NAMAKWALANDSE STRANDDRAG?

Slegs oomblikke nadat die "Aqua-Gem" aan wal gebring is, het die persoon hieronder sy opwagting op die strand gemaak...uitgevat in pajamas en regte vellies...


                       

Nou ja mense, vir die van julle wat al groot skuite padlangs gesleep het sal weet dat 'n telefoonlyn is nie jou vriend nie! Afgeneem op 12 Julie 2018 word die "Aqua-Gem" gesleep deur die strate van Port Nolloth en soos te siene hieronder was die manne goed voorbereid gewees vir die taak op hande om seker te maak dat hulle nie lyne gaan saamsleep nie...


Afgeneem hieronder word 'n stok omhoog gehou om die lyn op te tel...


      

Afgeneem hieronder word 'n stok omhoog gehou om die lyn op te tel...maar kyk mooi, daar is nou selfs 'n gumboot aan die punt van die stok....

     

                    "SLIMVIS" SKUIF MERKER BOEIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe is die bakkie genaamd "Slimvis" besig om bystand aan 'n duiker te verleen om die merker boeie se ankers te skuif - elk van die betonblokke (ankers) weeg sowat 3 ton en word verskuif deur middel van lugsakke gebruik te maak. Dis maar neteens 'n bewys van hoe sterk die seewater hier kan raak.


         

                          
"NAMATSI" OP DIE SLIP

Afgeneem hieronder op 12 Julie 2018 in Port Nolloth hawe staan die diamantskuit "Namatsi" op die enigste skeepshelling in die hawe. Dis eintlik niks meer as 'n staalkonstruksie met 4 trekkerbande wat deur middel van 2 trekkers aangedryf word nie. Primitief, maar tenminste val die skuite nie van die slip af soos elders langs ons kus nie.

   

                        DIAMONDS FROM THE SEA


Pictured below on 11 July 2018 at Port Nolloth just after sunset, the diamond recovery vessels "Western Wave" and "Seedelwer XV" is seen crossing the bar on route the harbour after a days work at sea.

                              "WESTERN WAVE
        


                              "SEEDELWER XV"
        

Pictured below on 11 July 2018 at Port Nolloth one will notice that the marker buoys indicating the channel to the entrance of the harbour is out of position, laying clustered towards the right-hand side of the photo below. The marker buoys shifted out of position during a recent storm which had passed over the area.

        

        

        

Pictured below the "Seedelwer XV" safely steams into Port Nolloth harbour, the fading light resulting in some difficulty taking photos.
                      
        

Pictured below the "Western Wave" safely steams into Port Nolloth harbour.
                  
        

                           HONDEKLIPBAAI SE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Julie 2018 op Hondeklipbaai staan die laaste oorblyselfs van die voormalige kaai van Namaqua Canning verlate en verinneweer deur die aanslag van die see.

        

                             DIAMANTVLOT OP WIELE


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Julie 2018 op Hondeklipbaai staan die diamantvlot "Paveway" agterop 'n sleepwa.


    

                       HOP-SKUITE...SO LÍ ONS MAAR...


Afgeneem hieronder op 10 Julie 2018 op Hondeklipbaai lÍ die sogenaamde HOP-skuite wat deel gevorm het van 'n projek wat geloods was deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering om opkomende vissermanne te help. Hierdie nuutgeboude skuite, was eens kompleet met buiteboordmasjiene sowel as toerusting aan die vissermanne oorhandig maar...gedurende die laaste besoek aan Hondeklipbaai in 2016 het Trawler Heritage hierdie einste skuite netso sien lÍ...2 jaar later en hulle lÍ nog steeds onaangeraak.

Dit laat nou die vraag ontstaan: Aan hierdie opkomende vissermanne is daar visvang regte toegeken....visvangregte wat destyds van die sogenaamde "A-lisensie" vissermanne afgevat is! Maar vir wat sal 'n man dan nou op die see gaan moet sukkel om iets in die skuit te kry, as jy eerder met 'n SASSA-kaartjie handegevou in 'n ry kan gaan staan om 'n welsynstoelaag mee te verdien?! Dit is nie hoe mens 'n sukkelende Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie aan die gang gaan kry nie! Daar is immers baie lynvissers wat nie op hulle agterente sou sit nie, nee, hulle sou woeker met 'n visvangreg, onder andere, nuwe bote laat bou, brandstof, aas en verblyfkoste, kos en buiteboord parte koop en nog meer belangrik, 'n "site" kon aanbied vir nog ander vissermanne op hul skuite! Dis hoe mens 'n ekonomie bou!  


  

              DIE "STRIPPERS" VAN HONDEKLIPBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 10 Julie 2018 het Trawler Heritage hierdie twee diamantskuite aangetref in die agterstrate van Hondeklipbaai. Lesers sal nog vir "Double D" onthou toe sy so twee jaar gelede afgeneem was buitekant Velddrif agterop 'n vragmotor se bak oppad wie weet waarheen...dit blyk nou dat sy ook 'n suster het genaamd "Topless"...

                                          "DOUBLE D"
     

                                            "TOPLESS"
    

 
                         SAMSA, WHAT'S YOUR NEXT?

After a century of commercial fishing and ground braking fishing vessel inventions and construction in South Africa, SAMSA has ruled that the freeing ports on our fishing vessels are way too small... Let's have a look at the latest brainwave to have swamped the minds at SAMSA.

Pictured below is the starboard side of the hake longliner "Armando". The focus fall on the size of the freeing ports...

     

Pictured below on 10 July 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is the enlarge freeing ports on the starboard side of the "Armando" as indicated by the red circles.

                   

Comparing the original freeing ports with the new enlarge layouts, one has to agree that it looks terrible on a fishing vessel.

                    

Pictured below on 10 July 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is one of several stainless steel scuppers handmade by the owner/skipper of the "Abraham T" to be fitted into the wooden bulwarks of his vessel. So SAMSA, what's your next? Or, in maritime terminology, shall we rather say "Watch your next?"

                          DORINGBAAI IN OŽNSKOU

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Julie 2018 op Doringbaai staan die ou kaai van North Bay Canning verlate, met slegs een diamantskuit teenwoordig, naamlik die "Tuppence" wat op anker lÍ. Die blou plastiekpyp in die voorgrond word gebruik om vars seewater te sirkuleer na die perlemoen plaas - ongelukkig die enigste vorm van kommersiŽle visbedrywe wat nog bedryf word vanuit Doringbaai.

      

            "TOWERKOP" EN "MIZPAH" SOEK VIS

Afgeneem hieronder op 8 Julie 2018 buitekant Doringbaai fynkam "Towerkop" en "Mizpah" die area vir enige teken van pelagiese vis, sonder veel sukses vir al die moeite om so ver te moes loop.
 
                                     "TOWERKOP
"
       

       
 
       

                                      
"MIZPAH"
       

               'n BESOEK AAN LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE

Sedert die laaste besoek aan Lambertsbaai hawe gedurende Maart 2018 is dit duidelik dat die algehele kondisie van talle skuite
nou selfs nog verder agteruit gegaan het. Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling lÍ die "Atlantic Skipper" (al vir meer as 2 jaar onaktief) verlate met planke wat uit beide sye van die romp verwyder is.                   

       

       

                NUWE BAGGERBOOT OP SKEEPSHELLING


 Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op die Lambertsbaai skeepshelling staan 'n splinternuwe baggerboot wat gebruik gaan word om Lambertsbaai hawe dieper te maak. Dieper te maak? Die hawe word dan nie meer gebruik deur pelagiese skuite wat diep gelaai die hawe moet binne kom nie. Dit laat talle vrae onbeantwoord waarom daar besluit is om juis geld te spandeer om Lambertsbaai  hawe dieper te maak. Die nuwe baggerboot vorm deel van 'n projek wat geloods is deur die Suid-Afrikaanse regering om die geproklameerde vissershawens op te knap.


       

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 is die suierkop wat die nuwe baggerboot gaan gebruik.

       

           'n KOPDOEK ANTIE VAN LAMBERTSBAAI


 Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die diamantskuit "Carin W".


                 

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuit "Eland II".

       

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel dat die bamboeste alreeds begin groei om die skuit se roer.

              

Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die "Almar" met die "Oom Maans" aan haar buitekant. Ook hier is nog twee voorbeelde van vervalle skuite.

        

Pictured below one will notice that the bulwark extensions of the "Almar" is laying broken on the main deck. One will also notice that there is not a single fender between these two vessels. Bumping each other further into pieces!

                 
Was een van hierdie skuite nie destyds deur 'n bekende vismaatskappy geskenk aan 'n swart bemagtings maatskappy nie? En ek beklemtoon die woord "geskenk". Kyk hoe lyk die skuit dan nou...alles behalwe seevaardig! Dis presies wat gebeur as jy net "kry" en nie daarvoor gewerk het nie...


Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Penny" (links) en die "Hiram" (regs).

       

Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai is die kreefskuite "Conrad" (links) en die "Alana" (regs).

       

Afgeneem hieronder 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai van links na regs is "Askala", "Benmar H" en "Highlander".

       

Mense julle moet maar verskoon dat hier nie veel meer kommentaar by hierdie fotos geskryf is nie, maar soos julle kan sien is daar nie veel om oor te skryf nie, dis net blote ongeloof om hierdie skuite te sien agteruitgaan.


       

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Lambertsbaai lÍ die voormalige kreefskuit "Danielle" verlate.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 is die "Askala", die mees versorgde skuit teenwoordig in Lambertsbaai op die stadium.

                      

            "ATLANTIC LEADER" SE CREW WERK NET


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Laaiplek is die hele net van die "Atlantic Leader" oopgetrek om herstelwerk te doen.


          

                                    "ATLANTIC LEADER"
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Laaiplek is die "Eigeveld" langs die houtkaai. Benewens die "Atlantic Leader" en "Eigeveld" wat teenwoordig was, was daar geen ander pelagiese skuite in die Bergrivier gewees op daardie stadium nie. Die res van die vloot was op daardie stadium of oppad Houtbaai toe, of alreeds teenwoordig in Houtbaai. Moenie bekommerd wees nie, Trawler Heritage is nou oppad Houtbaai toe!

                                  

           NET TE LAAT VIR DIE SATERDAG MIDDAG BRAAI...

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai, en Trawler Heritage was net te laat gewees vir die braai...

         

         MAKING THE "AFRICA UNITY" BOW WATERTIGHT

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay the red circle indicates a large surface area on the bow of the "Africa Unity", free from paint, in order to make the seams watertight again.


         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Southern Tiger", who had returned back to port during the early morning hours with a load of Snoek onboard, caught off the Namaqualand Coastline.

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete crayfish vessel "Flamingo", also one of the oldest fishing vessels in the South African fishing fleet.

         

   LATEST PROGRESS ON "NORTHERN STAR" RE-BUILT       

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the latest progress in order to re-built the former crayfish vessel "Northern Star".

         

                           JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels. Some of the vessels present included "Kingfisher", "Maine", "Captain De Sousa", "Langeberg", "Repulse", "South West Gannet" and "Oceana Clipper" to mention just a few.


         

         

               NEW FURUNO RADAR FOR "ZANEMALI"

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay, the red circle indicates a new Furuno radar fitted onboard the "Zanemali", replacing the older Furuno radar model onboard the vessel.

         

                             "OLD" FURUNO RADAR
                 

                             "NEW" FURUNO RADAR
         

      OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet present was "Grysbok", "Rooigoud", "Potberg", "Benyami" and "Swartberg

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Paulsberg", "Rooigoud", "Swartberg" and "Benyami".

         

        DIE SNOEKVANGERS KEER TERUG HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai keer twee Snoek ski-bote terug na Houtbaai hawe.

                                   "OCEAN RUNNER"
         

            "SKUIT SONDER NAAM"...RÍRIG, DIE SKUIT
                      VERTOON GLAD NIE 'n NAAM NIE...
         

                                   VROT RIBBES

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op die Houtbaai Skeepshelling is hoe die ribbes van die "Nicolette" tans daarna uitsien nadat die rompplanke verwyder is. Eina!

         

                                       "NICOLETTE"
         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 the red circle indicates the shield plate on the starboard side of the "Nicolette" which was removed recently.       

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the latest progress made in order to fit new hull planks as well as a new wooden transom on the "South West Heron".

         

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay a section of the bottom rubbing band on the port side of the "Sandalene" has been removed for repairs.

         

                               
       "SANDALENE"
         

                                       
"AVRIL W"
         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the obsolete fishing vessel "John Barbery".

         

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Tickey" with the "Ghoerieman" berthed on her outside. Just two weeks earlier both vessels were also spotted at Kalk Bay.

             

Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessels "Atlantic Hunter" (inside) and "Sea Hunter" (outside).

              

       BRINK DIESEL WORKING ON "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay a bakkie from Brink Diesel is standing on the jetty, working on the main engine of the "Oceana Neptune", which had to be towed back to Hout Bay harbour, two days earlier due to mechanical problems.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai van links na regs
is "Boetie Akie", "Terrasan 1", "Sechaba" en "Duinekus".


          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai word die Yskaai omring deur pelagiese skuite.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai van links na regs
is "Oceana Pegasus", "Southern Belle" en "Oceana Concorde".


          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai word die laaste bietjie vis uit die visruime van die "Oceana Orion" gesuig.

          

          

Afgeneem hieronder verlaat die "Oceana Orion" die aflaaikaai en is nou opsoek na 'n lÍ plekkie iewers langs die Yskaai.

          

Die volgende skuit wat afgelaai moet word is die "Oceana Paragon".

          

Afgeneem hieronder maak die "Oceana Paragon" vas langs die aflaaikaai.

              

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Ankoveld" langs die "Oceana Neptune" en wag vir haar beurt om af te laai.

          

                               LEKERRR SOUSERIG!   
          
  
                PELAGIESE VLOOT GEREED VIR AKSIE


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is 'n seleksie van fotos van die pelagiese skuite wat langs die Noordekaai gelÍ het.


                               
       "BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                       
"SECHABA"
          

                           
"SECHABA" DECK LAYOUT
          

   SATERDAGMIDDAG TAKIES...WIELHUISVENSTERS WAS!

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai dui die rooi sirkel die onmiskenbare "swart skuitklok" aan van die "Duinekus".

          

                                        
"RUWEKUS"
          

                         
"RUWEKUS" DECK LAYOUT
                  

                     DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS!


Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 volg 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat vanuit Houtbaai hawe vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan vang. Vir meer aksie rakende hierdie uitvaart, kyk ook op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad na die video genaamd "Houtbaai 7 Julie 2018"


                                      
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

                
"SECHABA" (links); "TERRASAN 1" (regs)
          

                                    
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                    
"DUINEKUS"
          

                                      
"TERRASAN 1"
          
          
                                     
"RUWEKUS"
          

                                
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
          

                                  
"OCEANA RUBY"
          

                                    
"SECHABA"
             

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 trek die rook afkomstig van die vismeelaanleg van S.A. Sea Products nie na duiwel(s) teen die hange van berg nie, maar reguit op, hemel toe.

          

 
"OCEANA CONCORDE" (links); "SOUTHERN BELLE" (regs)
          

                                 
"SOUTHERN BELLE"
          

                                 
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
          

                                    
"OCEANA ORION"
               

   
"OCEANA CONCORDE" (links); "OCEANA ORION" (regs)
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai word die laaste bietjie vis uit die visruime van die "Oceana Paragon" gesuig.
                     
          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai nader die "Ankoveld" die aflaaipomp van S.A. Sea Products, vir haar aflaaibeurt.

          

                                        
"ANKOVELD"
                         

                             "PUFFIN" RETURNS HOME
         
Pictured below on 7 July 2018 at Hout Bay the tuna pole vessel "Puffin" is seen here steaming back to Hout Bay harbour on route from the fishing grounds, with Slangkop lighthouse in the background.

          

                                              "PUFFIN"
          

                                   
"OCEANA PARAGON"
          

                                  KLAAR AFGELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai verlaat die "Ankoveld" die aflaaikaai, nou weer oppad om diesel te gaan inneem by Jetty No.3.

          

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Oceana Pegasus" onderweg na die aflaaipomp van S.A. Sea Products, vir haar aflaaibeurt.

          

                         DIE EINDE VAN DAG IS NABY...

                 

         "ANKOVELD" (links); "OCEANA PEGASUS" (regs)
          

      
             "SILVER DOLPHIN" GAAN AFLAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 vetrek die "Silver Dolphin" uit Sandy Point hawe oppad na West Point volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat die vorige nag by Houtbaai gevang is.


       
       
(Photo: J.de Faria)

                  "SOUTHERN BELLE" GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Saldanhabaai maak die bemanning van die "Southern Belle" gereed om te vertrek na Houtbaai om Ansjovis te gaan soek.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
              NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "ELBE"

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay, the red circle indicates a new Onwa radar fitted onboard the "Elbe". Previously the "Elbe" was equipped with an Furuno radar.

         

         

                            
"ROOIGOUD" SKOP WEG

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai skop die "Rooigoud" weg van die kaai kort nadat die vrag kreef aanboord afgelaai was.


         

  
"PAULSBERG" KOM HUIS TOE MET 'n DEKVRAG KREEF

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die kreefskuit "Paulsberg" dieper in die water as gewoonlik, nadat die skuit teruggekeer het met 'n dekvrag kreef wat in die diep water buitekant Hangklip gevang was.


         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 word die kratte kreef wat die hele dek volstaan deur die bemanning afgelaai. In hededaagse tye het ons al gewoond geraak daaraan dat daar net 'n paar kratte kreef afgelaai word, maar vandag aanskou ons 'n buitegewone groot vangs...wag en kyk maar.

         

                                            
Kreef!
     
         

                                      
Nog baie kreef!

         

                        
           Nog 'n krat kreef!

         

                             
Vat aan, hier kom nog baie!

         

                                       
Nog enetjie!

         

En so mense, het die aflaai van kratte kreef net aangehou en aangehou....

         

Tot almal se verbasing, was selfs die aas-boks op die dek ook gevul met kreef! Soos te siene hieronder het die krewe letterlik uitgeval tot op die dek toe die deksel opgelig word!

         

           
                   En daar was kreef!

         

Afgeneem hieronder word die kreef uit die aas-boks gelaai terwyl die res van die bemanning nogsteeds besig is om kratte kreef wat op bakpoort staan af te laai.
 
         

Terwyl die aflaaiery van die "Paulsberg" die skale besig gehou het, het die "Silver Fish" sowel as "James Archer" ook stilletjies hulle afwagting gemaak in Houtbaai hawe, onderweg van Kaap Hangklip met hulle kreef vangste aanboord.

                                    
"SILVER FISH "
         

                                     
"JAMES ARCHER"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 word die "Paulsberg" (links) nogsteeds afgelaai terwyl die "James Archer" wag vir haar beurt om afgelaai te word. Trawler Heritage moes ongelukkig nou die kreefskuite agterlaat, want die pelagiese vloot is oppad see toe!

         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the hake longliners "Oceana Amethyst" (left) and "Aquilla" (right).

         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay repairs is being performed onboard the "Sandalene", who had endured an challenging Snoek season thus far, having to work far from home alongside the Namaqualand coastline in rough sea conditions for most of the time. 

         

 
"NICOLETTE" AND "SOUTH WEST HERON" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the hake longliner "Nicolette", general repairs and new planks to be fitted over the next few days.

         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the tuna pole vessel "South West Heron". Amongst new planks and general maintenance, a brand new wooden transom was also fitted to the vessel, something unique one does not see everyday!

         

Nee wat ou maat, selfs van hierdie hoek af lyk dit na 'n soliede konstruksie. Oom Fritz sal baie trots op julle gewees het!    

         

                          
"TIYALINA" LOADING ICE  

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 alongside the Northern Mole at Hout Bay the multi-purpose fishing vessel "Tiyalina" is seen here taking ice and proviant onboard for an upcoming fishing trip.

         

   
           PELAGIESE VLOOT GEREED VIR AKSIE

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai van links na regs is "Mizpah", "Star Crest", "Towerkop" en "Vegkop"


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Aranos" (binnekant) met die "Alert III" aan haar buitekant.

         

                      
"LISA ANN" RUS OP ANKER

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 rus die "Lisa Ann" op anker buitekant Houtbaai hawe, weens 'n tekort aan geskikte vasmaak plek in die hawe. Die enigste ander beskikbare vasmaak plek aan die buitekant van die Noordekaai was alreeds beset deur die "Atlantic Leader" en "Duinekus", maar weens die groot deining in die baai sou die skuite mekaar verniel het indien hulle langs mekaar sou lÍ.


         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 op Houtbaai van links na regs
is "Atlantic Enterprise", "Oceana Neptune", "Oceana Mercury" en "Oceana Ruby".


         

   
                   DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 volg 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat vanuit Houtbaai hawe vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan vang. Vir meer aksie rakende hierdie uitvaart, kyk ook op die Trawler Heritage hoofblad na die video genaamd "Houtbaai 5 Julie 2018".

                                 
"OCEANA ORION"
         

                                         
"MIZPAH"
         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 the red circle indicates where reparation work had been performed on the port side bulwark of the "Mizpah" recently, at the Laaiplek Slipway.

         

Afgeneem hieronder gooi "Duinekus" los, met die "Atlantic Leader" aan haar binnekant. Alhoewel daar alreeds 'n paar ton in die visruime van die "Duinekus" was op daardie stadium, is daar nogtans besluit om oor te bly op Houtbaai en te probeer om die skuit vol te vang alvorens hulle huiswaarts sou keer na Suid-Oranje.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 vaar die stampgeluide van Caterpillars, een Wichmann en een MTU die see in....van links na regs is "Lisa Ann", "Ebb Tide", "Alert III", "Silver Dolphin", "Doloreze" en "Boetie Akie".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 is die "Star Crest" met die "Towerkop" aan haar stuurboord kant.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 vaar die "Silver Dolphin" voor, gevolg deur die "Alert III".

         

                                      
GO LAAIPLEK!

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 vertrek die "Atlantic Leader" vanuit Houtbaai, die enigste skuit van die Eigevis vloot wat op daardie stadium teenwoordig was.


         

         

                               
"OCEANA MERCURY"
         
Trawler Heritage het 'n nuwe toevoeging opgemerk aanboord van "Oceana Mercury", maar die skuite loop nou so vinnig uit die hawe dat ons later daaraan aandag sal skenk...

                               
"SILVER KATONKEL"
         

                                          
"VEGKOP"
         

                         
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
         
Op die video genaamd "Houtbaai 5 Julie 2018" sal daar gesien word hoe 'n crewman van die "Atlantic Enterprise" op die agterstewe staan en allerande "moves" maak vir die Trawler Heritage kamera. Wie weet, miskien moet hy eerder 'n loopbaan gaan volg as akteur instede van visserman wees....

                  Ek gaan daai kant toe en jy loop soontoe!


         

         
         
  
In die formasie hieronder, met sonars wat die see fynkam, is daar
            geen wegkom kans vir enige kolletjie Ansjovis nie


         

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 van links na regs is "Silver Katonkel", "Vegkop" en "Stormkop".

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 langs die Yskaai lÍ die "Oceana Ruby" met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat afgelaai moet word by S.A. Sea Products, maar weens 'n kragonderbreking by die fabriek is die aflaaiproses met etlike ure vertraag...

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" onder die aflaaipomp van S.A Sea Products met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat afgelaai word.

         

                        MAJOR TROUBLES UNLIMITED

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Julie 2018 bring die "Oceana Mercury" (links) vir "Oceana Neptune" (regs) Houtbaai hawe binne, nadat die MTU van "Oceana Neptune" geweier het om samewerking te gee...

      
         
Iemand het eenkeer gesÍ Ford staan vir "foute orals, reperasie daagliks"....en MTU staan vir?...kyk na die opskrif van die foto hierbo...

      "OCEANA MERCURY" SHIELD PLATE BACK AGAIN!

Trawler Heritage readers will recall the photo of the "Oceana Mercury" previously posted on 21 April 2018 with her starboard shield plate missing as indicated by the red circle...

        

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 the red circle indicates the new stainless steel shield plate on the starboard side which was fitted by Tallie Marine during the 2nd week of May 2018.

         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 the "Oceana Mercury" is seen here making an 180 degree on her way back to the fishing grounds after bringing the "Oceana Neptune" safely home.

         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 the "Oceana Concorde" sterns away from the discharge jetty, to join the rest of the fleet who at the time was already nearing Cape Point.

         

Pictured below on 5 July 2018 the "Oceana Concorde" sails out of Hout Bay harbour, whilst the "Oceana Ruby" is making way to the discharge jetty.

         

                                  
"OCEANA RUBY"
         

              
"SILVER BOUNTY" GOOI 'n ROOKSEIN
         
Afgeneem hieronder gedurende die nagtelike ure van 5 Julie 2018, arriveer die pelagiese vloot in Sandy Point, oppad terug vanaf Houtbaai en Kaappunt.


                          
                           (Photo: J.de Faria)

Afgeneem hieronder gedurende die nagtelike ure van 5 Julie 2018, arriveer die "Atlantic Endeavour" in Sandy Point hawe, onderweg vanaf Laaiplek.

                          
                           (Photo: J.de Faria)

Afgeneem hieronder gedurende die nagtelike ure van 5 Julie 2018 lÍ die "Ukuloba" langs die kaai en wag vir haar aflaaibeurt.

                          
                           (Photo: J.de Faria)

  STERN TRAWLERS RESTING ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 3 July 2018 in the Cape Docks is the "Sveinn Jonsson", neatly painted after a recent visit to the Robinson dry dock.

        

Pictured below on 3 July 2018 alongside South Arm is the Port Elizabeth hake stern trawler, "Elke M", who had to sail from P.E. to Cape Town in order to be hauled onto the Cape Syncrolift in due time.

        

Pictured below on 3 July 2018 alongside South Arm is the neatly painted "Casablanca", after spending 3 weeks on the Cape Syncrolift recently.

        

Pictured below on 3 July 2018 alongside the West Quay is the neatly painted South Coast lobster vessel "Romano Paulo". Who had just spent 2 weeks on ths Cape Syncrolift in order for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

        

   
                             GOOD-LUCK BOYS!

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 July 2018 is a selection of various fishing vessels sailing out of the Cape Docks through Table Bay on route to the fishing grounds in 3.5 metre swells accompanied by a fresh South-Westerly breeze. Amongst the fleet that set sail were "Comet", "Sea Pride II", "Alpha", "Christie Sue" and "Compass Challenger".

                                          
"COMET"
        

                                         "ALPHA"
        

                                      "SEA PRIDE II "
        

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 July 2018 is the "Sea Pride II" (foreground) and "Alpha" (background), sailing past the lighthouse at Robben Island on the horizon.

        

                                   
"CHRISTIE SUE "
        

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
        

                         
 WHEN TRAWLERS COLLIDE...

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 July 2018 the red circle indicates the damage sustained on the stem on an Cape Town based hake longliner, after this vessel and (incidentally) her sister vessel collided in the Cape Docks earlier during the day.

        
As usual Trawler Heritage will not mention the names of the vessels involved...but just to confuse 101.9% of the population, let's just drop an anchor and say that both vessels were former purse seiners, fishing for Sandy Point Canning in days gone by...and now, Trawler Heritage is 100% sure that everyone trying to figure out the names of these vessels are even more confused! 

 RITCO MARINE TAKING CARE OF "AFRICA UNITY" ENGINE
         
Pictured below on 2 July 2018 at the workshops of Ritco Marine is the latest progress in order to restore the CAT 3408 main engine of the "Africa Unity" back to it's former glory.

               
               
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

  
             "NANJA" LEWER NOG 'N VRAG AF
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 2 Julie 2018 is die "Nanja" in aksie in Saldanhabaai met vrag op die dek bestem vir 'n skip in die baai, tydens gure weersomstandighede.

               

                "VIOLA" LONGLINE GEAR UNWIND
         
Pictured below on 1 July 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the obsolete longliner the "Viola". The yellow circle indicates longline gear unwind on the rear deck of the vessel.

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the unwind longline gear. One can only guess how long it will take for these obsolete fishing gear before it is blown overboard into the sea...

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          DIE NOORDWES WAAI LEKKER OP SALDANHA
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Julie 2018 waai 'n sterk noordweste wind op Saldanhabaai. Dis miskien moeilik om te sien op die foto hieronder, maar die wind het wit gewaai daar agter by die Ertskaai.

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Julie 2018 is Saldanhabaai hawe tydens 'n reenbui soos gesien vanaf Peperbaai.

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)
       
Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Julie 2018 in Saldanhabaai langs die Presidentskaai, is van links na regs is die "Intini", "Southern Belle" en "Irma".

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 "SOUTHERN BELLE"
          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Julie 2018 in Saldanhabaai is die skoongeverfde stokvislanglynboot, "Intini", wat tydens Mei 2018 die Saldanhabaai skeepshellling besoek het.

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                       'n GESONDE HOUTSKUIT
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 30 Junie 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling vertoon die "Abraham T", 'n stokvislanglynboot van Kaapstad, haar stewige houtromp.        

         
         
(Photo: J.de Faria)

Afgeneem hieronder is nog 'n goeie voorbeeld van die uitstekende kondisie van die "Abraham T" se houtromp.

                    
                    
(Photo: J.de Faria)

Pictured below is a section of the keel shoe which had been removed. The overall quality of the wooden stem is still in pristine condition, unlike some other rotten stems seen elsewhere on this page...

                  
                   (Photo: J.de Faria)


          "AMAZON" ON ANCHOR IN SALDANHA BAY
         
Pictured below on 30 June 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the cable ship, "Amazon". But why just stare at this ship, let's take the port tender and go visit them and collect some crewmembers as well.

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 at Saldanha Bay from onboard the port tender "Nanja" is a closer view of the "Amazon".

        

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 at Saldanha Bay the "Nanja" maneuvers closer to the gangway in order to collect an crewmember.

        

          "BLUEBELL" STEAMS INTO THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 the I&J factory stern trawler "Bluebell" is seen here steaming towards the Cape Docks on route to her berth at South Arm in a stiff North-Westerly breeze. Later that same evening the "Bluebell" once again set sail and headed to the trawling grounds south off Cape Point.


        

                               
     "BLUEBELL"
        

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 alongside the Collier is the hake stern trawler "Flame Thorn", receiving attention to her trawl gantry.

        

               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Fuchia", "Sistro", "Compass Challenger","Isabella Marine" and "Okombahe" to mention just a few.


                                         
"FUCHIA"
        

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

                                          
"SISTRO"
        

   
"COMPASS CHALLENGER" (left); "ISABELLA MARINE"  
     
(right)
 
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 30 Junie 2018 van links na regs is 'n Hollander, Spanjaard en 'n Duitser volgens hul aanvanklike land van herkoms.


        

                                    
"OKOMBAHE"
       

                                     
"ELKE M"
       

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 is the "Sveinn Jonsson", neatly painted and floating inside the Robinson dry dock.

           
        

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Riviergans", "Kentucky", "Staalkop" and "Abe Shapiro" to mention just a few.

        

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Adelette", "Malagas II" and "Kentucky".           
       
        

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Kariba" and "Nicolette".

          

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 alongside the Fish Quay is the very neat and well maintained Swordfish longliner, "Seawin Diamond".

        

           
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 30 June 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Windhoek", "Oceana Rocket" and "Christie Sue".


                                     
"WINDHOEK"
        

                               
"OCEANA ROCKET"
        

                                  
"CHRISTIE SUE"
        

              DIE KREEFVLOOT VAN GORDONSBAAI
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Junie 2018 is 'n seleksie van fotos wat geneem is van die kreefskuite wat permanent gestasioneer is Gordonsbaai, waarvan almal oorspronklik vanaf die Weskus afkomstig is.

                                       "MARLINA "
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Junie 2018 is die agterstewe van die "Abraham K II", waarvan die naam nou in rooi letters aangetoon word, pleks van swart letters.

       

                    "OU BOETA" TERUG IN AKSIE
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Junie 2018 op Gordonsbaai is die voormalige kreefskuit van Lambertsbaai, die "Ou Boeta" wat deesdae werk vanuit Gordonsbaai hawe.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 26 Junie 2018 is die kreefskuit "Layla S", vasgemaak aan die buitekant van die "Ou Boeta".

       

                                 "WESTERN DEBBIE"
       

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel die nuutste toevoeging aan tot die "Western Debbie" - 'n nuwe Furuno AIS antenna.

          
    
   Hierdie Gordonsbaai skuite ken nog net van Furuno...

 "WESTERN DEBBIE" IN DIE SKADU VAN 'n KOELTE BOOM

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 26 Junie 2018 in Gordonsbaai hawe lÍ die kreefskuit "Western Debbie" rustig in die skaduwee van 'n groot Bloekomboom. Dit laat nou vir Trawler Heritage wonder hoeveel ander vistreilers ook die voorreg het om ook in die skaduwee van 'n boom vasgemaak te kan word? En tog, kan Trawler Heritage nie aan 'n enkele ander geval dink nie, definitief nie in Walvisbaai of Luderitz nie, behalwe in Sandy Point hawe staan die "Debnal" ook onder 'n Bloekomboom, maar daardie skuit staan hoog en droog op 'n sleepwa.  

          

Nog iets besonders rakende die "Western Debbie" is dat hierdie einste skuit net een van 'n handjie vol skuite is wat as diamantskuit, Port Nolloth oorleef het om iewers anders weer 'n suksesvolle loopbaan te kon voortsit.

                    'n PIRAMIDE-SKEMA...WAT WERK!


Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 26 Junie 2018 in Gordonsbaai het Trawler Heritage hierdie nylon lyne bespeur op een van die plesierbote, wat in die vorm van 'n piramide gespan is al oor die wielhuis se dak om die seevoŽls weg te hou. Wil tog voorkom asof daar wel 'n piramide-skema bestaan wat wel werk?!

        

                            WAAR IS BIKINI BEACH?


Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 26 Junie 2018 in Gordonsbaai het Trawler Heritage op hierdie toneel afgekom van die bekende strandtjie genaamd Bikini Beach wat reg langs Gordonsbaai hawe geleŽ is...en alhoewel hierdie strand blouvlag status geniet, is daar geen strand meer oor nie, dis net klippe en water!

        

Afgeneem hieronder is 'n foto wat tydens 'n nasionale rubberduck byeenkoms geneem is 'n paar jaar gelede toe Bikini Beach nog 'n strand was! Die posisie van die huidige foto hierbo word aangetoon met 'n rooi kruisie in die foto hieronder. Wat ookal die oorsaak is vir die erosie, is dit duidelik dat moeder natuur hierso met iets baie ongewoons besig is.

        

                 DIS NOG KREEFTYD IN KALKBAAI


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 25 Junie 2018 staan die kreeffuike uitgepak in 'n ry op die breekwater van Kalkbaai se hawe.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 in Kalkbaai van links na regs is "Taj Mahal", "Albatros" en "Boy Johan".   

        
Doer agter op die horison is 'n wit kolletjie, dis die wagskuit 
 genaamd "Atalanta", een van die groen geverfde Dutch Beamers wat vanuit die Kaapse Dokke werk.

            
KALKBAAI SKEEPSHELLING STAAN OOP

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 is 'n baie ongewone gesig om geen skuit te sien wat tans gebruik maak van die Kalkbaai skeepshelling, behalwe vir die "Valmar".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 is die gewese lynvisskuit genaamd "Valmar" wat tans aandag kry op die skeepshelling.

        

       FINALE RUSPLEK VIR 'N GEWESE LYNVIS SKI-BOOT

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai staan 'n voormalige lynvis ski-boot agterop 'n vragmotor se bak, om voortaan gebruik te word vir dekorasie doeleindes.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 in Kalkbaai van links na regs is "Star of the Sea", "Marion Dawn" en "Vicky Rose". Vandag is Kalkbaai se hawe vol skuite. Lekker!

        
Trawler Heritage diskrimineer nie teen klein skuitjies nie, dus maak ons eers 'n draai by die kleiner skuite in die vloot en namate ons aanbeweeg sal die skuite groter en groter begin word.

   "VIOLET GLEN" NETJIES EN VERSORG, SOOS ALTYD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is pynlike netjiese lynvisskuit "Violet Glen". Met 'n houtromp sonder enige koperplaatjies of glasvesel is hierdie skuit tans die oudste skuit in die Suid-Afrikaanse vissersvloot - 'n volle 96 jaar oud!

        

Afgeneem hieronder is nuwe naamborde wat toegevoeg is op die "Violet Glen".

        

                   "STAR LIFE" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 the linefish vessel "Star Life" steams into Kalk Bay harbour on route from the fishing grounds.


        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is nog 'n baie netjiese  lynvisskuit "SuiderstÍr".

        

                                      
"KALKY'S 5"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is die "Katsberg", 'n lynvisskuit wat terug in tyd duisende bakke Geelbek by Struisbaai en Gansbaai afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is die lynvisskuit genaamd "Valrene", met 'n erg verwaarloosde houtromp.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is die goed versorgde "Little Pearl", 'n voormalige kreefskuit van Vioolsbaai, en tans een van die oudste Sachal glasveselrompe wat nog op die see is.

        

                                         
"FREDA"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is die voormalige lynvisskuit genaamd "Gwendoline" wat al die afgelope 3 jaar herbou word. Oorspronklik 'n houtskuit, wat nou pryk in 'n glasveselromp. Die "Gwendoline" het in November 2017 haar televisie debuut gemaak toe die finale toneel in die Afrikaanse dramaverhaal "Sara se Geheim" aanboord van die skuit opgeneem is.

        

                                           "NIKKI
"
        

                                     
"GOSLING"
        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 is the linefish vessel "Zorba", an good illustration of how a traditional Kalkbay fishing vessel used to look like.

        

        CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM AN FORGOTTEN ERA

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 is the inside of the "Zorba", with knees and frames expertly carved out of wood - dating back to an forgotten era when "boats were wood and men were men"....

        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Bennie", not to be mistaken by the Stuisbaai linefish vessel
"Bennie 1"...


        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalkbaai amongst the "Ivy Doreen" and the "St. Anne" is the linefish vessel "Alma Lucie".

        
         
En van hier af word die skuite net groter en groter...

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalkbaai is the crayfish vessel "Star of the Sea".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai van links na regs is "Paulsberg", "Jacob V" en "Bressa".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 25 Junie 2018 op Kalkbaai is die nuutste toevoeging tot die "Bressa" - roepletters. Die skuit het tot hede nog nooit voorheen roepletters vertoon nie.

        

         "JACOB V", WAAR IS JOU NAAM OP DIE GAT?

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel aan waar die naam van die skuit altyd vertoon was, maar nou skynbaar nie meer nie...

                      

Trawler Heritage gaan krap toe so bietjie "evidence" uit in die argief oor 'n moontlike rede waarom die naam van die skuit nie weer geverf is nie. Die foto hieronder is geneem op 23 November 2017 in Saldanhabaai, en toon twee skuitverwers aan wat maar taamlik skrikkerig lyk vir die taak op hande (seker bang hulle val in die water en kan nie swem nie, of so iets). Trawler Heritage reken dis die rede waarom die "Jacob V" nie meer haar naam op die agterstewe vertoon nie.


                  
Daar is al baie gevalle aangeteken waar die Chinese /Japanese/ Taiwanese valse name gegee het vir hul vistreilers, en uit onkunde, nee, kom ons noem dit sommer skelmgeid, oor die skuit se gunwales hang en dan die naam per abuis onderstebo verf, en sodoende onmiddelik deur patrollievaartuie gestop word...

           "ALBATROS" CONVERTED FOR OCTOPUS

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 is the multi purpose fishing vessel "Albatros" which have now being converted into a Octopus catcher. Previously the "Albatros" was only used as a tuna pole vessel.

        

        

                 NEW BOW EMBLEM ON "ALBATROS"

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 the red circle indicates an new bow emblem onboard the "Albatros" featuring an Octopus. Bow emblems onboard South African fishing vessels is somewhat rare, unlike some European fishing fleets like that of the Scottish and Dutch.

                     

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the Saldanha Bay based crayfish vessel "Steenbrasdam".

          
 
Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Vicky Rose".

          

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Marion Dawn".

                   

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Nuweland".

         

                                   "MELISSA KELLY"
         

                       DIE ABC VAN "MELISSA KELLY"

Trawler Heritage het in die verlede al skuite uitgewys wat verkeerde area kodes, roepletters en allerhande vorme van spelfoute waaraan mens kan dink vertoon het. Vir die eerste keer ooit het iemand dit wragtig waar nou reggekry om sy skuit se naam verkeerd te spel...
 
Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 25 Junie 2018 in Kalkbaai is die
aas-skuit "Melissa Kelly" (let op die korrekte spelling). Die klem val egter op "Melissa" soos dit vertoon word op die vooraansig van die wielhuis...dit word eintlik gespel met net een "L"...


        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "St.Anne".

         

                "TAJ MAHAL" PREPARED FOR FISHING

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the former crayfish vessel "Taj Mahal". Having laying idle for almost 2 years now, the vessel is once again being equipped to participate in the West Coast crayfish sector. Let's have closer look.

         

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 onboard the "Taj Mahal" the red circle indicates an rather interesting piece of deck equipment - an hydraulic winch built by Hyflo...and not Petec as usual!

            

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 on the back of the wheelhouse roof is this brand new life raft, still covered in plastic wrapping.

         

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Aswan". Let's have closer look to the newest editions onboard this vessel.

         

 "ASWAN" - BAIE MOETS EN MOENIESIS REG SO SKIPPER

         

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 is the layout of the main mast onboard the "Aswan". The red circles indicate 2 new LED spotlights as well as 1 off big spotlight fitted to the vessel in recent time. The red circle in the top left hand side indicates the post to which an radar reflector was once bolted to, but since has gone missing...

                    

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 25 Junie 2018 in Kalkbaai is die
kreefskuit "Sud West". Soos julle sal oplet is die nuwe naambord op die bakboord sy van die whaleback afgeruk...soos alreeds gedurende 2017 korrek voorspel is deur Trawler Heritage.
   

        

                               WEG, WATER TOE!

        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Ang Jerry".

        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel
"Ivy Doreen".


        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Zay Yaan".

        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay the red circles indicate new stainless reinforcement plates fitted on either side of the bow area of the "Zay Yaan".

        

                                    "SULAIMAN"
        

             



               

      
         
      
                               


    
             

                                 
   


          

                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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         LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT KALK BAY

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay several crayfsh vessels from the Lusitania fleet were present. Amongst the fleet were present was "Mbambatha", "Jo-Ann", "Jenny Anne", "Tickey" and "Ghoerieman".

                                    
"MBAMBATHA"  
        

                                         "JO-ANN"
        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 the red circle indicates the newest feature onboard the "Jo-Ann" - the name and area code being displayed on the front face of the wheelhouse.

        

                                      "GHOERIEMAN"
        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay from left to right is "Tickey", "Jenny Anne" and "Mbambatha".

        

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 on the port side of the wheelhouse of the "Tickey", the vessel is displaying an new call sign
namely "ZS2316". Previously the "Tickey" displayed the call sign "ZR4446".


          

Pictured below on 25 June 2018 at Kalk Bay is the crayfish vessel "Paulsberg", the only vessel from the Oceana fleet present in the harbour at the time.

        

                             "JO-ANN" BREEK TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 25 Junie 2018 buitekant Kalkbaai, breek die kreefskuit "Jo-Ann" toe in 'n windsee.

 

                "ADENIA" ALWEER OP DIE SLIP!

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Junie 2018 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die "Adenia" nou vir die 3de keer gedurende 2018 op die skeepshelling te siene. Gelukkig is die weerstoestande so sleg op die stadium dat die skuit nie uitmis op enige seetyd nie. Kom nou "Adenia", stop nou al jou nonsens!

     

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Junie 2018 op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling is die jongste vordering wat gemaak om vir "Wildekus" weer netjies te maak.

      

ADDITIONAL LIFE RAFT STATION FOR "BEATRICE MARINE"

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 at the Cape Docks, Trawler Heritage has noticed an additional life raft station on the starboard side of the "Beatrice Marine", as indicated by the red circle. Previously there was only 3 life raft stations on the starboard side of this vessel.


        

        

         NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "OCEANA TOPAZ"

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 alongside the East Quay the red circle indicates a new Onwa radar fitted onboard the "Oceana Topaz". Previously the "Oceana Topaz" was equipped with an Koden radar.

        

        
      
   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Wilmag", "Werkendam", "Conquistador", "Santa Monica", "Blue Dolphin", "Comet", "Armando", "Sao Gabriel" and "Southern Cross" to
mention just a few.
   

      
         

  "SOUTHERN CROSS"
(outside); "SANTA MONICA" (inside)
        

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

                                       "WILMAG"
        

              
"ROMANO PAULO" BEING PAINTED
                                     
Pictured below on 24 June 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster catcher "Romano Paulo" featuring a freshly painted hull.


        

              "CASABLANCA" READY TO GO FISHING
                                     
Pictured below on 24 June 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Hake side trawler "Casablanca", neatly painted and ready to be lowered back into the water after spending two weeks on the Syncrolift.

        

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Okombahe", "Armana", "Portunity", "Lucerne", "Beatrice Marine" and "Dantago".


                                      "DANTAGO"
        

                                    "PORTUNITY"
        

                                        "ARMANA"
        

                                     "ANDROMEDA"
        

                                      "LUCERNE"
        

                                     "OKOMBAHE"
        
 
  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Elandsberg", "Kentucky", "Malagas II" and "Abe Shapiro" to mention just a few.

        

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Kentucky", "Malagas II" and "Adelette".

         

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty the hull of the "Abe Shapiro" looks rather weary after completing several successful fishing trips in recent time.
 

         

          "PLOVER" PLAYS SUBMARINE IN TABLE BAY

Pictured below on 24 June 2018 the Portnet Pilot vessel "Plover", is seen here doing maneuvers in Table Bay in a stiff North-Westerly breeze.

         

         

              TAFELBAAI HAWE SE SLUISE LOOP OOR

Afgeneem hieronder op 24 Junie 2018 loop die water oor die breekwater in Tafelbaai hawe kort nadat 'n golf oor die muur gebreek het.

         

Oor die jare heen het ons al te gewoond geraak van fotos wat by Gansbaai en Kalkbaai geneem is waar groot branders oor die breekwaters breek. Trawler Heritage gaan egter nou 'n einde maak hierdie eentoonigheid, en hierdie foto plaas wat op 24 Junie 2018 geneem is van Tafelbaai hawe se breekwater.

          

 THE PRIDE OF C-CRAFT TAKES ON CAPE WINTER STORM


Pictured below on 24 June 2018 in Table Bay are two pleasure craft "Southern Cross" and "Jolly Roger" taking out tourists for cruises in and around the Cape Docks. Incidentally, both vessels were constructed by C-Craft at Hout Bay. As strange as it may seem, both vessels had emerged from the same mould as well.


"SOUTHERN CROSS"...DIE ANDER "SOUTHERN CROSS"
        
     
En dan is daar nog 'n "Southern Cross" in Saldanha ook!

                     DIE "VLIEŽNDE HOLLANDER"?
        

                           'n GOUE AFFÍRE!

En so word Trawler Heritage die ander dag mos per toeval herhinner aan daardie goue standbeeld van 'n Kaapse pelsrob wat in die tuin staan van 'n luukse hotel in die Waterfront... Dan was daar ook nog diegene wat wou hÍ dat Trawler Heritage saam met die ongedierte moes poseer vir 'n foto of twee...dit sal die dag wees!

Alhoewel dit wat hierdie standbeeld voorstel, niks anders is as 'n bron van irritasie vir enige visserman is nie, gaan die Trawler Heritage generasie nie hier betoog met plakate, winkelvensters uitslaan, voete stamp, vuilisdromme omkeer, buitebande brand en ander skade berokken nie. Nee, instede gaan ons net grinnik, omdraai, en terugloop skuite toe. Dis hoe die Trawler Heritage generasie groot gemaak is.

Daar is immers nog 'n groot gros van die Suid-Afrikaanse jeug wat 'n lang pad moet stap na volwassenheid. As hulle maar net eenkeer weer in die kerk wil kom - dit sal 'n goeie beginpunt wees. Vrede.

         
In Lukas 8:33 staan daar geskrywe: "en die bose geeste het uit die man uitgegaan en in die varke ingevaar. Die trop sit toe loop teen die hang af, die see in, en hulle het versuip."

Trawler Heritage wil nie nou te diep in die teologie ingaan nie, maar is nogtans vas oortuig dat daardie varke wat destyds versuip het, deur die robbe opgevreet is, en sodoende het die bose geeste die robbe ingevaar, en hulle tot vandag toe, nog nie weer verlaat nie.


   
IS DIT DALK DIE "OCEANA ROCKET ", OF MISKIEN DALK
       "OCEANA APOLLO"? NEE, DIS NET 'N VISMEELSKEIER!


Nee mense, ons is nie oppad Maan toe nie, die slegte seetoestande die afgelope paar weke gee kans aan tegnici om broodnodige herstelwerk aan die vissersvloot en fabriekinstallasies te doen om te verseker dat die toerusting die tweede helfte van die pelagiese seisoen sal oorleef, soos in die geval hieronder, is 'n vismeelskeier wat herstelwerk nodig gehad het.

         

  PISTONS, CON RODS EN ENJINBLOKKE BY RITCO MARINE


Afgeneem onlangs by die werkswinkels van Ritco Marine is die nuutste vordering wat gemaak is ten einde die CAT 3408 van "Africa Unity" weer in werkende toestand te kry. Soos te siene in die fotos hieronder is dit duidelik dat hier weer 'n Picasso in wording is.

          
          
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

            
            
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                  
"WILLE WILDEMIEN" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on 16 June 2018 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the hull of the "Wildekus" covered in a layer of antifouling paint, after spending almost 9 months in the foreign fishing waters of Angola, purse seining for Sardinella.


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

          
"HARVEST GEORGINA" SANDBLASTED

Pictured below on 16 June 2018 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the Hake stern trawler "Harvest Georgina" with an sandblasted hull in order to prepare the hull for a fresh layer of paint.


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

           
"SOUTHERN CROSS" WORKING HARD

Pictured below on 16 June 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the aquaculture vessel "Southern Cross". These days this vessel can be seen working on the sea farms in and around Saldanha Bay on a daily basis. The chafing marks on the starboard side of this hard working vessel is evident, due to the hauling of the oyster gear.


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)
                

     
              HIER KOM DIE NOORDEWEER!

Afgeneem hieronder op 16 Junie 2018 net na sononder, kyk al die seiljagte wat voor anker lÍ by die Saldanhabaai seiljagklub, reguit noord, terwyl nog 'n winterstorm in aantog is.


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

                   "CASABLANCA" IN PRIMER COAT
                                     
Pictured below on 10 June 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side tralwer "Casablanca" with her upper hull covered in layer of primer paint, while the lower hull at the time had already received a fresh layer of antifouling paint. 

       

   "FOREST LILY"  AND "SVEINN JONSSON" STANDING 
             HIGH AND DRY IN THE  ROBINSON DRY-DOCK

Pictured below on 10 June 2018 in the Robinson dry-dock are the hake stern trawlers "Forest Lily" (foreground) and the "Sveinn Jonsson" (background).

        

   TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE EAST QUAY


Pictured below on 10 June 2018 from left to right is "Werkendam", "Ku-Ula" and "South West Petrel".


        

Pictured below on 10 June 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessel "Kentucky".

        

       FISHING FLEET RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on 10 June 2018 from left to right is "Herman S", "Newlands" and "Kingklip".


        

              VIKING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM


Pictured below on 10 June 2018 is a selection of the Viking Fishing fleet resting alongside South Arm.


                                       "LUDWANI "      
        

Pictured below on 10 June 2018 from left to right is "Lisinda", "Sisters" and "Laverne".

        

   "FOREST LILY"  AND "SVEINN JONSSON" VISITS THE 
                              ROBINSON DRY-DOCK

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 in the Robinson dry-dock are the hake stern trawlers "Forest Lily" (foreground) and the "Sveinn Jonsson" positioned in front of the "Forest Lily".

         

           NEW WASHING LINE FOR
"SVEINN JONSSON"

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 in the Robinson dry-dock the red circle indicates a sweater top hanging on the "basket" line connected to the main mast. How exactly the crew is able to reach the "basket" line still remains a mystery...


         

         

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 alongside the East Quay is the very neat and well maintained tuna pole vessel "South West Petrel".

         

      PRIMER COAT AND NEW STEEL PLATES FOR
 
                                      "CASABLANCA"

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side tralwer "Casablanca" with her hull covered in primer paint. Towards the bow scaffolding was erected in order to removed a thinned-out bow plate situated just below the water line.


         

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 sparks fly from an cutting torch in order to remove the plating from the bow of the "Casablanca".

         

   
"ROMANO PAULO" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is South Coast lobster catcher, "Romano Paulo" for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.


         

                                  DOUBLE VISION


Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 the call sign of the "Romano Paulo" is being displayed twice in close proximity on both the cage rails as well as on the port side bulwark. Why?


         

             HOT WORK PERMIT - THAT LOOKS BETTER!


Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 the red circle indicates the position of the Hot Work permit as being displayed in the wheelhouse window. Accessible for everybody to read. 


         

             
GALLEY BOY THROWS ALL HIS TOYS
                             ON THE REAR DECK!

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 alongside the East Quay the rear deck of the "Comet" was used as temporary storage in order for the galley boy to clean-out the galley after returning to port recently from the fishing grounds.


         

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica".

         

                     
"ALLIN" BACK IN THE WATER

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 alongside South Arm is the hake stern trawler "Allin", neatly painted after visiting the Cape Syncrolift recently.


         

        "TINA" AND "KARIBA" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY.

Pictured below on Thursday 6 June 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty are the tuna pole vessels "Tina" and "Kariba".


                                             
"TINA"
         
 
                                        
"KARIBA"
         

                L
ATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 7 June 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Okombahe", "Lucerne", "Portunity", "Avro Warrior" and "Dantago".


                                      "OKOMBAHE"
         

                                      "LUCERNE"
         

                                     "DANTAGO"
         

                                      "PORTUNITY"
         

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                     "BORONIA"
         

             "FREESIA"
PREPARED FOR FISHING TRIP

Pictured below on Thursday 7 June 2018 alongside South Arm, the hake stern trawler "Freesia" is about to set sail to the fishing grounds. Alongside the "Freesia" an inflatable is present in order to take an tow line from the vessel across to the winch operator which was present on the Collier Jetty. 
      
         

         
Die manne begin hierdie jaar al vroeg te oefen vir die
Trans-Agulhas, die Gemini/Yamaha kombinasie sal goed werk,
'n Infanta/Tohatsu kombinasie selfs beter...

                       GOOD-LUCK "ZAMANI 1" !

Pictured below on Thursday 7 June 2018 to the south-west off Robben Island is the hake stern trawler "Zamani 1", busy sailing away to the trawling grounds.


         

               "OCEANA RUBY" GOOI 'n BLAD AF

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 6 Junie 2018 op die Sandy Point skeepshelling is hoe die propeller van die "Oceana Ruby" daarna uitsien nadat een van die blaaie mors-af gebreek het. Die "Oceana Ruby" is vroeŽr gedurende die dag gesleep vanaf Houtbaai hawe na Sandy Point hawe deur die "Oceana Concorde".

                    
                    
(Photo: I.Mouton)

                    
                    
(Photo: I.Mouton)
              
       
     "UKULOBA" FINDS THE "NORMANDIE"

Pictured below on Tuesday 5 June 2018 off Elandsbaai, the bow of the Snoek handline boat "Normandie" hardly protrudes the surface, but was miraculously spotted by the crew onboard the purse seiner "Ukuloba" whilst searching for Anchovy. Previously reported by Trawler Heritage, the "Normandie" capsized on 29 April 2018 with the loss of one crewmember. This ski-boat has since managed to stay afloat on it's own for over 5 weeks at sea!

              Dit gee heel nuwe betekenis van hoe om 'n
                          "buoyancy-toets" te slaag!

     
     
(Photo: "Ukuloba" Crew)

Pictured below on Tuesday 5 June 2018 the "Normandie" is being towed back to Sandy Point harbour behind the "Ukuloba", after the crew has managed to board and salvage the "Normandie" - a true testimony of exceptional seamanship by the skipper and crew of the "Ukuloba".

                        
                        
(Photo: "Ukuloba" Crew)

         
"NANJA" SERVES THE CRUDE OIL TANKERS

Pictured below on Monday 4 June 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the port tender "Nanja" is being dwarfed alongside the crude oil tanker "Evridiki", as stores are being delivered. The 274 meter "Eviridiki" is registered in Liberia. 


    

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "South West Lapwing", "Ouma", "Conquistador","Comet", "Windhoek", "Werkendam", "Ku-Ula" and "Tomren" to mention just a few.       

        

                                         "OUMA"
        

                         "SOUTH WEST LAPWING"
        
    The side boards along the port side of that shelterdeck are
              getting more and more...don't like the spray?


                                     "SANDVELD III"
        

                         "ALLIN" NEATLY PAINTED

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted hake stern trawler the "Allin", one of the largest GRP stern trawlers operating along the West Coast.


        

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 the variable pitch propeller of the "Allin" shines bright once again. One of just a few GRP fishing vessels in the fleet which is equipped with a Kort Nozzle configuration.

        

        WAT IS MENS ONMOONTLIK IN HIERDIE FOTO?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 4 Junie 2018 op die Kaapse Syncrolift staan die stokvistreiler "Casablancha". Van ver af het iets onmiddelik Trawler Heritage se aandag getrek wat nie reg op die skuit was nie...


        

Afgeneem hieronder en ons zoom nog 'n bietjie nader in op die probleem...wie kan dit raaksien? (Niemand kan dit in elkgeval sien sonder om 'n leer te gebruik nie)

        

     Afgeneem hieronder en ons zoom in vanuit 'n ander hoek...

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die Warmwerk permit soos vertoon op 'n wielhuisvenster...nou hoe op dees aarde kan enige persoon daarby uitkom sonder om 'n leer te gebruik, om te lees wat nou eintlik op daardie permit geskryf is? 

        
              Wonder of ons een van die dae gaan praat van
       "Harvest Casablancha", "Harvest Ludwani", "Harvest African Queen" en "Harvest Sistro", julle weet wat Trawler Heritage bedoel.

                 "Harvest Castella"? Ag, help my asseblief!

        
                     THIS WAS A NIIGATA!

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 is the Niigata main engine of a scrapped Chinese fishing vessel, now laying on it's side after all the re-usable parts had been removed from the engine block.


        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Forest Lily", "Dantago", "Lepanto" and "Armana".


                                  "FOREST LILY"
                  

                                        "DANTAGO"
         

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 from left to right is "Lepanto", "Andromeda" and "Armana".

         

FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Elandsberg", "Staalkop" and "Tina" to mention just a few.

         

Pictured below alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Abe Shapiro" (left) which is one of the larger wooden fishing boats in the fleet, being over shadowed by the larger GRP hake longliner "Tina" (right).

         

   "SEAWIN EMERALD" LANDS BIG SWORDFISH AND TUNA

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 alongside the Fish Quay is the "Seawin Emerald" busy off-loading some large Swordfish and Yellowfin tuna caught during a longline trip. Berthed on the outside of the "Seawin Emerald" is the swordfish longliner "Admiraal De Ruiter".

         

Pictured below frozen Swordfish are being hoisted from the fish holds. Let's enjoy the excellent catch landed with the crew of the "Seawin Emerald" as more and more fish are being hoisted out of the fish hold posted below.

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

            "ADMIRAAL DE RUITER", YOU NEED A
                        STARBOARD BOLLARD!

Pictured below on 4 June 2018 it is evident that the "Admiraal De Ruiter" requires a starboard bollard...

                    

            "HARRIER" BESIG OM WATER TE MAAK
         
Die jongste opdatering was nog skaars by die wielhuis se deur uit, toe die nuus breek dat "Harrier" besig is om water te maak. Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagoggend 2 Junie 2018 in Sandy Point lÍ die "Harrier" se agterstewe diep in die water nadat 'n lekasie in die enjinkamer ontstaan het. Aai tog, daardie Doosan het nog nie eers baie seemyle op die klok nie, en nou staan die enjin onder seewater. Aan die ander kant, het Trawler Heritage al hoeveel keer by hierdie skuit gekom dan skreeu die bilge alarm...en dan is daar nie 'n mens in sig om aandag aan die probleem daaronder te gee nie. Dis seker soos die gesegde sÍ....wat jy saai, sal jy maai!

    
    
(Photo: I.Mouton)

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 30 May 2018 in the Alfred Basin alongside the East Quay from left to right is "Werkendam", "Armando" and "Ku-Ula".


         

Pictured below on Wednesday 30 May 2018 in the Alfred Basin alongside the East Quay is the "Conquistador" (left) and "Christie Sue" (right).

         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 30 May 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Sandile", "Compass Challenger", "African Queen", "Lincoln" and "Flame Thorn".


                                       
"SANDILE"
         
         
                                   "AFRICAN QUEEN"
         

                                     
"FLAME THORN"
         

                         
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         

                                        
"LINCOLN"
         

        VIKING FISHING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on 30 May 2018 alongside South Arm from left to right is "Cape Frio", "Lisinda" and "Ludwani".


         

               THE FRESHEST FISH FINGERS IN TOWN!


Pictured below on 30 May 2018 the hake stern trawler "Andromeda" is steaming towards the Cape Docks, bow laying deep in the water as the fish holds are filled with fresh hake fillets.

         

             THE LAST REMAINS OF THE "KEETMANS"


Pictured below on 30 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the last remains of the "Keetmans". Having reach the awful concrete filled bilges of the hull, it was now time for the breakers to make use of hammer drills in order to remove the concrete from the remaining hull. 


         

Pictured below on 30 May 2018 an overhead crane is moving a large steel plate originating from the "Keetmans" out of the way.

                     

Pictured below is yet another large piece of steel plate being moved out of the way.

         

   FINALLY, "ALLIN" HAS BEEN MOVED OUT OF HARMS WAY!


Pictured below on 30 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Allin", a fiberglass hull stern trawler, has since been moved further away from the scrapped hull of the "Keetmans" as pointed out by Trawler Heritage on 27 May 2018. As to why permission was give to scrap a steel hull vessel alongside a fibre glass hull vessel, one can only wonders?....


         

          OBSOLETE MACHINERY ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on 30 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is a selection of machinery standing around which was retrieved from the "Keetmans" and a former Chinese fishing vessel which was scrapped recently.

Pictured below is the Niigata main engine of the scrapped Chinese fishing vessel. In the mean time several re-usable parts had been removed from this engine block.


                    

Pictured below is the 8 cylinder Normo-Bergen main engine of the "Keetmans".

         

Pictured below is the P.T.O. dumped on it's side, which was retrieved from the "Keetmans".

         

Pictured below is 2 off Volvo Penta genset units originating from the "Keetmans" standing on the Cape Syncrolift.

         

                  RITCO MARINE TAKING CARE OF THE
                      "AFRICA UNITY" CATERPILLAR


Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at the workshops of Ritco Marine is a portion of the stripped CAT 3408 main engine of the "Africa Unity" currently being overhauled, after it stood submerged in seawater for 14 consecutive days during April 2018.


                    
                    
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

               "EMERALD" ENGINE ROOM FITTED OUT


Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 onboard the "Emerald" at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress on the vessel which is currently being re-built. Seen below is the Detroit main engine and a Lovol genset which has been installed into the engine room recently.

         
   
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
 
Genoeg eers van skuit enjins, so nie gaan die mense begin te 
       praat van Trawler Parts pleks van Trawler Heritage....

Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 shipwright Colin Benjamin is seen here hammering the caulking into the seams of the "Emerald" by means of the traditional way, making use of a chisel and mallet.


         
 
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the "Kavalier" berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Not often seen at Saldanha Bay, the "Kavalier" was last seen here during November 2017 when the "Kavalier" has visited the Saldanha Bay slipway.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 alongside the Premier Fishing jetty at Saldanha Bay is the "Adenia" and "Southern Belle" in the far background, accompanied by the crayfish vessel "Southern Horizon".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          NEW KODEN RADAR FOR "HIGHLAND QUEEN"

Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay the red circle indicates a new Koden radar fitted to the "Highland Queen", to accompany the existing Koden radar onboard the vessel.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Intini".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    ONS GROET VIR "KEETMANS"
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Mei 2018 is die laaste oorblyfsels van die voormalige Namibiese sleeptreiler die "Keetmans", wat tans gesloop word op die Kaapse Syncrolift. Die "Keetmans" het vir bykans 4 jaar onaktief in die Kaapse Dokke vertoef voordat daar besluit is om die skuit te sloop. Met die huidige aanbou van 3 nuwe sleeptreilers in Spanje vir die Novanam vloot, was daar geen opsie as om van die ouer skuite in die vloot ontslae te raak nie.

        


        
Trawler Heritage wil nie lelik wees nie, maar as dit my glasveselskuit was wat daar gestaan het, langs die rook, roet, vonke en brandende vlamme, sou my stem wragtag waar geweergalm het oor daai Syncrolift...

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 is the former engine room of the "Keetmans" exposed to open air. The Volvo Penta genset situated on the starboard side of the vessel is still in place. Next to the genset the Normo-Bergen main engine and P.T.O. can still be observed behind the hull plating.

        

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Ouma", "Conquistador","Comet", "Sandveld III", "Armando", "Ku-Ula" and "Tomren" to mention just a few.                   

         

               IS "ABRAHAM T " DIE NUWE VOORBOK?


Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Mei 2018 langs die Ooskaai lÍ die "Abraham T" nie op haar gewone plek in die 3de ry nie, maar sommer heel voor in die eerste ry.

         
Gepraat van 'n voorbok, die "Voorbok" was darem self 'n formidabele pelagiese skuit van Walvisbaai wie se naam vir nog baie jare saam met ons sal bly voortleef...


                                     "SILVER FERN"
         

                 
"ARMANDO" (left); "KU-ULA" (right)
         

                                    "KINGKLIP"
         

                                          "TOMREN"
         

                                 "SANDVELD III"
         

                
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Forest Lily", "Beatrice Marine", "Portunity" and "Ferox".

                                  
"FOREST LILY"
                 

                                "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

                                     "PORTUNITY"
           

                                           "FEROX"
         

 FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Malagas II", "Adelette", "Abe Shapiro" and "Tina" to mention just a few.

         

                                          "KENTUCKY"
         

                                              "TINA"
         

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 alongside the Fish Quay is the hake longliner "Staalkop".

         

          IN AS THE "RIBALKA SIVASTEPOL"...OUT AS
                                THE "OLUTORSKY"....

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 the Portnet tug "Koester" steams into the Alfred Basin in order to assist an foreign trawler in the Robinson dry dock, the 100 metre "Olutorsky", also known as the "Ribalka Sivastepol" a few weeks ago...

         

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 is the "Olutorsky", neatly painted and floating inside the Robinson dry dock, displaying the national flag of Georgia.

         

Pictured below on 27 May 2018 the "Olutorsky" is registered at Batumi, the second largest city in Georgia, situated on the shores of the Black Sea.

         

      TRAWLER HERITAGE VOORSPELLING IN DIE KOL!


Van die sterkste goedters op 'n skuit wat nie kan breek nie, na goedters wat gebreek het, wat in elkgeval nooit eers op 'n skuit moes gewees het nie!

Trawler Heritage lesers sal nog die foto hieronder herken wat op 29 September 2017 geplaas was van die nuwe ABS naamborde aanboord van die "Comet". Daarby saam het Trawler Heritage voorspel dat daardie naamborde waarskynlik nie langer as 6 maande sal oorleef nie, want of die son sal dit afbrand, of die vasmaaktoue gaan dit afruk, of sterk water gaan dit afskeur, of iemand anders se tyres sal dit namens jou afhaal...Julle onthou nog?

          


Afgeneem hieronder op 27 Mei 2018 is die agsterstewe van die "Comet"...die "Cape" naambord is skoonveld, weg, water toe!

          

                            TIME FOR REFLECTION

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents Jetty are almost perfect reflections visible on the water surface of the crayfish vessels "Irma", "Steenbok 1" and "Deus Te Ajude".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest jetty are the hake stern trawlers "Harvest Bounty" and "Harvest Nandi".


                              "HARVEST BOUNTY"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                             "HARVEST NANDI"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay the tuna pole vessels namely "Atlantic Hunter", "Tiyalina" and "Sea Hunter" is seen here resting in the harbour.
  

           

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay the crew of the "Oceana Orion" are busy to perform some minor repairs to their purse seine net, after off-loading another load of Anchovy during the early hours of the morning.      

         

         

                             TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 op Houtbaai is die "Oceana Concorde" se visruime gevul met Ansjovis wat by Gansbaai gevang was, terwyl die "Ukuloba" met 80 ton Ansjovis in haar visruime wag vir 'n beurt om afgelaai te word.

                      "OCEANA CONCORDE"
         
   
Die horlosie het gestaan op 12:14 nm toe die foto geneem is...

                                       
"UKULOBA"

         

  
"OCEANA CONCORDE" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay several planks were ripped from the bulwarks of the "Oceana Concorde", as indicated by the red circle.

         

                       
JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels. Some of the vessels present included "Kingfisher", "Maine", "Captain De Sousa", "Langeberg", "Repulse", "Northern Star" and "Cape Fish 1" to mention just a few.


         

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is "Zanemali", "Maine", and "Kingfisher".

         

                                      "ROOIBERG"
         

OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet present was "Grysbok", "Rooigoud", "Potberg", "Benyami" and "Swartberg".

         

Pictured below on 19 May 2018  from left to right is "Silver Fish", "Rooigoud" and "Dabulamanzi".

              

Pictured below on 19 May 2018  from left to right  alongside the Northern Mole is "Plettenberg", "Boland" and "Boesmanland".

         

          "NORTHERN STAR" QUITS CRAYFISHING?
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 is the crayfish vessel "Northern Star". Indicated by the red circle one will notice that the main mast together with stays and derrick has been removed from the vessel.

         
   
"Northern Star"...ook bekend as "Northeren Star" onder
                              die manne van Velddrif...

                  "ARANOS" SAILS INTO HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 the "Aranos" is sailing into Hout Bay harbour on route from Laaiplek in search of Anchovy.

         

           
       "SEAWIN SAPPHIRE" SET SAIL
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 the longliner "Seawing Sapphire" sails out of Hout Bay harbour to the fishing grounds.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 langs die Yskaai lÍ van links na regs die "Aranos", "Oceana Ruby" en "Oceana Orion".

         

     
"AVRIL W " FOLLOWS THE LATEST FASHION TREND
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay the Hake longliner "Avril W" is seen here with new stainless steel plating fitted over the stern area of the vessel as indicated by the red circle. This trend is now to be seen on various wooden hull hake longliners working out of the Cape Docks and Hout Bay.

         

             

                BREAK DOWN AT S.A. SEA PRODUCTS
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 these workers were spotted on-top of one of the cyclones at S.A. Sea Products in Hout Bay, after the discharging of the "Oceana Concorde" was delayed by almost 12 hours due to technical problems experienced at the factory. Despite the technical issues experienced, some skippers received orders to sail to Hout Bay harbour to discharge, causing some much frustration amongst the various skippers and crewmen.

         

                    
"ANNELIESE" TO GO FISHING?
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay it is evident that reparation work onboard the hake longliner "Anneliese" is in progress. Seen below the whaleback has been neatly painted.

         

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 the open seams on the bow of the "Anneliese" had been made watertight again.

         

             HOUT BAY HARBOUR DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 is just one photo of unacceptable scenes at Hout Bay harbour, due to the absence of the waste bins. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!

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

                DIE SNOEKVANGERS GAAN SEE TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 vaar die "Southern Tiger" uit Houtbaai hawe onderweg na die Namakwalandse kus om Snoek te gaan vang.

        

Pictured below on 19 May 2018  from left to right is "Atlantic Hunter", "Tiyalina" and "Sea Hunter".


         


Pictured below on 19 May 2018 alongside the Service Jetty at Hout Bay is the Hake longliner "Alpha", who is currently being painted above the waterline after recently visiting the Hout Bay slipway to have the lower hull clean and painted.

                     

   
"SEAN PAQUITO III" WHEELHOUSE GUTTED IN FIRE
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay is clear signs of fire damage which has gutted the wheelhouse of the "Sean Paquito III" recently.

        

        

      NUUTSTE TOEVOEGINGS EN "VERDWYNINGS"
                                     OP "SHIVON

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 in Houtbaai is die Stokvis langlynskuit "Shivon".

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die "Shivon" se gelukbringer, 'n teddiebeer wat deur die diefwerings klouter...

        

               "SHIVON", WAAR'S JOU PORT HOLES? 

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 in Houtbaai is die plekke omkring met rooi sirkels waar daar nie te lank gelede nog port holes teenwoordig was in die whaleback...

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkels die port holes aan wat intussen verwyder is.

        
                

                    
HOUTBAAI, WAAR SELFS DIE
                 PORT HOLES DIEFWERINGS HET!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 in Houtbaai toon die rooi sirkel 'n port hole aan op die stuurboord aansig van die "Oceana Amethyst" se wielhuis.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die diefwering duidelik sigbaar waar dit op die port hole gemonteer is. Ook net in Houtbaai waar mens so iets sal aantref. Hoe anders gemaak as hulle dan glad 'n man se bord kos deur 'n port hole van buite af steel?

          

Pictured below on 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right are the purse seiners "Atlantic Enterprise" and "Gregory Justin".

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die afgedopte verf op die romp van die "Gregory Justin"...is dit dalk 'n aanduiding dat die Edwards Green gene van die skuit sterker is as die huidige Extra Dimensions gene?
    
           

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" nog steeds onder die aflaaipomp...en die tyd staan nou op 16:09 nm.

        

                            
"CAPE FISH 1" SET SAIL
         
Pictured below on Saturday 19 May 2018 at Hout Bay the chokka vessel "Cape Fish 1" sails out of the harbour.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Mei 2018 laat waai die Snoekskuit "Tigerfish" uit Houtbaai hawe.

        

   EK SLAAN MY OŽ OP NA DIE BERGE, EN SIEN 'N 
          HUIS/PALEIS/KATEDRAAL/SPOOKHUIS ?

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 teen die hange van Houtbaai staan hierdie huis versteek tussen die plantegroei. Sigbaar met die blote oog vanaf die hawe, maar die heel eerste keer ooit dat Trawler Heritage se kameralens in zoom na die gedoente.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 19 Mei 2018 trek die rook afkomstig van die vismeelaanleg van S.A. Sea Products nie na duiwel(s) teen die hange van berg nie, maar reguit op, hemel toe.

        

                           "ARANOS" GOOI LOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Mei 2018 vertrek die "Aranos" vanuit Houtbaai om Ansjovis te gaan soek suid vanaf Houtbaai.
 
        

                                      "ARANOS"
        

    "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" EN "GREGORY JUSTIN"
                                         GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Mei 2018 is die bemanning van "Atlantic Enterprise" en "Gregory Justin" besig om die vasmaak toue los te maak om Ansjovis te gaan soek suid van Houtbaai.

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Mei 2018 net buitekant Houtbaai hawe gewaar "Aranos" Ansjovis op die sonar, maar omdat dit binne "port limits" was, is daar besluit om maar eerder verder op te soek na vis.

        

                       "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

                                "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                 "OCEAN WANDERER" VAT DIESEL

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Mei 2018 op Houtbaai langs Jetty No.3 is die "Ocean Wanderer" besig om diesel in te neem.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Mei 2018 teen sononder, en hulle sukkel al die hele dag lank om net hierdie een skuit af gelaai te kry!

        
Die horlosie het gestaan op 17:39 nm toe die foto geneem is...en die"Ukuloba" wat eintlik eerste ingekom het lÍ en wag nogsteeds om afgelaai te word...waar is die logika?

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Friday 18 May 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Sailfish", "Staalkop" and "Riviergans" to mention just a few.

         

                                     "SAILFISH"
         

                                    "RIVIERGANS"
        

                                    "STAALKOP"
        

Pictured below on Friday 18 May 2018 the "Oceana Rocket" is seen here berthed alongside the "Blue Dolphin" at the East Quay.

        

                           DIE "YACHTPORT MOBIEL
"

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 18 Mei 2018 het Trawler Heritage afgekom op die "Yachtport mobiel" in die Waterfront...te hel met GPS navigasie, die man ry met 'n radar op sy dak rond!


        

                      MORE SMOKE ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Friday 18 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift smoke pours from the scrapped hull of an former Taiwanese/
Japanese/Vietnamese/Chinese (where ever they may came from) fishing vessel, as the breakers continue to dismantle the hull with flames on the starboard and a fire hose on the port side...


        

             "SISTERS" PROP AND SHAFT ARRIVES

Pictured below on Friday 18 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift the prop and shaft of the "Sisters" has finally arrived! Seen below the assembly is been off-loaded by a crane truck.

                    

Seen below the prop and shaft assembly is being off-loaded by a crane truck.

         

         

                           "FEROX" SAILING HOME

Pictured below on Friday 18 May 2018 the Hake stern trawler, "Ferox" is seen here entering the Victoria Basin on route from the trawling grounds.

        

        

Pictured below on Friday 18 May 2018 the Viking Fishing hake side trawler, "Lepanto" is seen here berthed alongside the South Arm.
         
        

            FISHING FLEET RETURNING TO PORT

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 at the Cape Docks is a selection of Snoek handline and Hake stern trawlers who had return back to port over the past 24 hours, since last reported on Trawler Heritage. Amongst the fleet returning from sea was "Christie Sue", "Oceana Topaz" , "Windhoek", "Laverne", "Staalkop" and "Oceana Rocket" to mention a few.
  
                                   "CHRISTIE SUE"
        


                                  
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

   "SISTERS" STILL WAITING FOR PROP AND SHAFT

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Sisters" from Mossel Bay is still standing idle.

        

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 is the kort nozzle of the "Sisters", still without a prop and shaft.

        

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 alongside the East Quay the bow of the "Windhoek" is still laying deep in the water due a big catch of Snoek onboard.
 
        

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                      
"STAALKOP"
        

                                      
"LAVERNE"
        

                                      
"FREESIA"
        

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 the "Oceana Rocket" is approaching the Victoria Basin on route to her berth space at the East Quay after completing off-loading elsewhere in the docks.

        

                       LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS


Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 alongside the Fish Quay the crews of the "Abe Shapiro" and "Nicolette" are doing final preparations before they head out to the fishing grounds.


                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO" 
        

                                   
"NICOLETTE"
        

                      SMOKE ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift smoke pours from the scrapped hull of an former Taiwanese/Japanese/Vietnamese (where ever they may came from)fishing vessel, as the breakers continue to dismantle the hull. With the Syncrolift now virtually surrounded by office blocks and five star hotels, one can only wonders for how long these practices will still be tolerated. But then again, why build five star hotels and luxury apartments right in the heart of an working harbour environment???

        

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift are two genset engines which was retrieved from the scrapped vessel.

        

Pictured below on Thursday 17 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the 6 cylinder Niigata main engine belonging to the scrapped fishing vessel.

        

              "UMFONDINI" MAAK SOOS "BLOUGANS"

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 17 Mei 2018 hel die "Umfondini" oor na stuurboord nadat die skuit kennis gemaak het met 'n vlak klipbank in die Gansbaai ou hawe wat oor die jare heen al telkens amok gemaak het onder skippers. Benewens verskeie buiteboord propellers wat al daar verloor is deur ski-bote, het selfs groter skuite, waaronder die "Blougans", oor die jare heen al kennis gemaak met daardie klipbank.

                   

              
"UMFONDINI" OORLEEF NOG 'N DAG...

Afgeneem hieronder laat op Donderdagmiddag 17 Mei 2018 staan die "Umfondini" veilig op die Gansbaai skeepshelling om die romp te inspekteer vir moontlike skade, nadat die skuit tydens hoogwater suksesvol op die skeepshelling gelig is. En so oorleef "Umfondini" nog 'n dag in 'n hawe wat in die verlede al soveel skuite se lewens geeis het.

          

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Ouma", "Conquistador","Comet", "Sandveld III" and "Tomren" to mention
just a few. 

        

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

                                           
"KU-ULA"
        

                                        
"TOMREN"
        

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 are crayfish traps of the "Tomren" standing on the East Quay. Up till very recent the "Tomren" was spotted catching crayfish off Cape Hangklip.

        

Pictured below is the distinctive purple marker buoys as used on the crayfish traps of the "Tomren".

        

                       'n GROOT EN 'n KLEIN TALLIE

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 16 Maart 2018 langs die Ooskaai is die "Southern Cross" (links) en die veel kleiner "Ku-Ula" (regs). Beide skuite is Tallie Marine bousels.

        

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 on the East Quay is a crane truck busy moving the longline reel out of the way on the main deck of the "Southern Cross".

        

              NEW WHEELHOUSE WINDOWS FOR
     "CAPE CHALLENGER"
- PROJECT COMPLETE

Previously posted on Trawler Heritage during March 2018, the fitment of new wheelhouse windows onboard the "Cape Challenger" was shown, but not the final result. Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the "Cape Challenger" with the new larger windows fitted to the wheelhouse.


        

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Sisters" from Mossel Bay who still awaits the arrival of her refurbished prop and shaft. In the photo below one will notice the plug covering the stern tube opening.

        

   
   VIKING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 alongside South Arm a large contingency of the Viking Fishing fleet were home. Amongst the fleet present were "Portunity", "Viking  Ruby", "Lisinda", "Lucerne" and "Casablanca".


        

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 in the Victoria Basin is the hake stern trawler "Dantago".

        

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Nicolette" and "Adelette" to mention just a few.


                                       "NICOLETTE"
        

                                           "FISKORN"
        

                                    "ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                                        "ADELETTE"
        

                                   "SEA PRIDE II "
        

              "SOUTHERN CROSS" SHIFTING BERTHS


Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 the "Southern Cross" is seen here maneuvering alongside the East Quay back to her normal berth space.


        

         SKUITE VAN ELDERS...DIE ROOI GEVAAR IS HIER

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 16 Mei 2018 in die Robinson droogdok is 'n 100 meter lange voormalige Russiese sleeptreiler genaamd "Ribalka Sivastepol". Geskoei op die tipiese, maar tog eienaardige Russiese boustyle, lyk hierdie skuit/skip dalk eerder meer asof dit afkomstig is uit 'n Mad Max film...

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel die Russiese embleem aan soos vertoon word op die skoorsteen van die "Ribalka Sivastepol".

        

     
RIGGING THE PROP AND SHAFT OF THE "ADENIA"

Pictured below on Wednesday 16 May 2018 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is a series of photos taken of the "Adenia" as riggers are busy to rig the variable pitch prop and shaft back into position after the repair work had been performed on the variable pitch prop.

                  
                  
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          "HARVEST KROTOA" OPPAD SEE TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Mei 2018 vaar die "Harvest Krotoa" uit Saldanhabaai oppad na die treilgronde.

        

        "SOUTHERN BELLE" KOM HAAL VIR "ADENIA"

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Mei 2018 vaar die "Southern Belle" Saldanhabaai hawe binnne, onderweg na die kaai van Premier Fishing om die "Adenia" te sleep na die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling. Sedert die "Adenia" op 21 April 2018 vanaf Gansbaai gesleep is, was die skuit die afgelope 3 weke nog buite aksie weens probleme met die "variable pitch" propeller.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 13 Mei 2018 verlaat "Southern Belle" en "Adenia" die kaai van Premier Fishing sy-aan-sy.

        

        

        

                               SLIP TOE MET JOU!
        

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Sunday 13 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay are five stern trawlers resting alongside the Sea Harvest jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Selina", "Harvest Kirstina", "Harvest Krotoa", "Harvest Bounty" and "Harvest Atlantic Hope".


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 13 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay from left to right is "Harvest Kirstina", "Harvest Selina" and "Harvest Georgina".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on 13 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay diving work is being conducted on the lower hull of the "Harvest Krotoa".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            
"SOUTHERN BELLE" OPPAD SEE TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 13 Mei 2018 vaar die "Southern Belle" uit Saldanhabaai om Ansjovis te gaan vang.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           NOU WAAR IS DIE MENSE MET DIE LEER?

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 10 Mei 2018 op die Kaapse Syncrolift staan die bemanning van die "Silver Challenger" gereed om van die skuit af te klim kort nadat die skuit op die Syncrolift gelig is, maar geen teken van 'n leer om af te klim, was in sig nie...

        

Afgeneem hieronder het die leer uiteindelik opgedaag en is die bemanning besig om van die skuit af te klim.

        

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Southern Cross", "Ouma", "Conquistador","Comet", "Sandveld III" and "Cape Challenger" to mention just a few.

        

                          
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

                                         
"OUMA"
        

                                    
"WERKENDAM"
        

                                
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                                      
"HERMAN S"
        

                             
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

                           'n "LISA ANN" OOMBLIK?

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 10 Mei 2018 op die Kaapse Syncrolift is 'n Taiwanese/Japanese/Vietnamese (waar hulle ookal vandaan mag kom) skuit. Soos aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is dit duidelik dat hierdie skuit se boeg met al die gelapte plate, al iewers in die verlede haar moses teŽgekom het...

        

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Sisters" from Mossel Bay, neatly painted but not yet ready to go back to sea.

        

           
"SOUTHERN RAIDER" RUSTING AWAY

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 alongside Quay No.7 is the former South Coast lobster vessel "Southern Raider", berthed obsolete and rusting away peacefully.

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Flame Thorn", "Realeka" and "Avro Warrior".

                                  
"FLAME THORN"
        

                                 
"AVRO WARRIOR"
        

                              
        "REALEKA"
        

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 from left to right alongside South Arm is "Viking Ruby", "Lisinda" and "Lucerne".

        

             HAKE LONGLINERS COME AND GO

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 alongside the Fish Quay is the hake longliners "Tina", "Armando" and "Abe Shapiro", busy preparing for upcoming fishing trips and in the case of the "Armando" busy off-loading the catch.

                                         
"TINA"
        

                                       
"ARMANDO"
        

                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

Pictured below on Thursday 10 May 2018 onboard the "Abe Shapiro" the crew is busy preparing blocks of frozen Pike into smaller pieces of bait.

        

        

              DIE NOORDWES WAAI OP LAAIPLEK

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 begin die Noordweste wind al sterker te waai by die bek van die Bergriviermonding.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Umfana" (links) en "Oceana Pegasus" (regs) langs die kaai by Amawandle Pelagic.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Mei 2018 lÍ "Mizpah" langs die kaai van Laaiplek Slipway.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 7 Mei 2018 staan die skeepshelling oop by die Laaiplek Slipway nadat die "Dagbreek" vroeŽr daardie oggend weer terug water toe is en elders in die Bergrivier gaan lÍ het.

        
 

                  NUWE NAAMBORDE VIR "NANJA"

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Nanja" op anker in Hoedjiesbaai. Aangetoon met die rooi sirkel is 'n nuwe naambord wat teen die wielhuis gemonteer is.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is hoe die "Nanja" se naam en registrasiekodes voorheen vertoon was, aan die buitekant van die romp en teen die vooraansig van die wielhuis.

                   

                               "
NUWE NAAMBORD"
         

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 in Hoedjiesbaai rus die "Karlo" en "Flying Scott" op anker - koppe wys direk in 'n noordwestelike rigting.

                                           
"KARLO"
         

                                    
"FLYING SCOTT"
         

       
          
               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a large portion of the Sea Harvest fleet resting alongside the quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Harvest Selina", "Harvest Saldanha", "Harvest Georgina" and "Harvest Atlantic Hope" to mention just a few.


         

                                 
"HARVEST SELINA"
         

                             
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                                
"HARVEST KROTOA"
         

                             
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
         

                             
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
         

                         
"HARVEST ATLANTIC HOPE"
         

 "ADENIA" AND "SILVER CHALLENGER" OUT OF ACTION


Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Premier Fishing jetty is the "Adenia" and "Silver Challenger" berthed alongside each other as both vessels are currently experiencing technical issues.

                                          
"ADENIA"
         

                               "SILVER CHALLENGER"
         

              
NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "BOETIE AKIE"

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 langs die Presidentskaai is die "Boetie Akie" wat vroeŽr gedurende 2018 'n nuwe blou kleurskema vertoon. Op die oog af lyk alles normaal, maar kom ons gaan bekyk die skuit van naderby...

         

Afgeneem hieronder is die "ou" blou kleurskema nog sigbaar aan die voorkant van die boeg soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel. Die res van die skuit is in 'n ligter blou skakering geverf...dieselfde kleur as 'n uitgespoelde bloublasie wat al twee dae lank in die son gebak het...julle weet wat Trawler Heritage bedoel.

         

          LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "INTERSEA 22"


Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the obsolete fishing vessel "Intersea 22" now flying a brand new South African flag on her main mast...


         

         

    "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
PREPARES FOR LONGLINE TRIP

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay the hake longliner "Highland Queen" is surrounded by an fuel truck as well as long hauler filled with ice, to be loaded onboard the vessel for an upcoming fishing trip.


         

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay the crew of the "Highland Queen" is busy preparing new top lines.

         

           LATEST PROGRESS ONBOARD "EMERALD"


Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress in order to rebuilt the hake longliner, the "Emerald". Seen below is new LED navigational lights mounted onto the forward mast together with a series of spikes to keep the sea birds away.


         

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay the old rusty steel bands on the port side rubbing bands are being removed by crowbar to make place for new stainless steel bands.

         

              
SLORDIGE VERFWERK OP "PAKAMANI"

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 langs die Presidentskaai vertoon die "Pakamani" uiters slordige verfwerk wat die uitbeeld van die skuit se naam aanbetref. Soos te siene hieronder is die letters sommer vryhand geverf...waar dit voorheen pynlik netjies vertoon was soos verder af aangedui word...besluit maar vir u self.

                     
"PAKAMANI" LETTERS MEI 2018
         

              "PAKAMANI" LETTERS NOVEMBER 2017
         

                     "PAKAMANI" LETTERS MEI 2018
         

               "PAKAMANI" LETTERS NOVEMBER 2017
           

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the hake longliner "Intini".

         

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Saldanha Bay from left to right is "Irma", "Steenbok 1" and "Deus Te Ajude".

         

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at the Saldanha Bay Yacht Club is the port tender "Lappop".

         

        GEEN VORDERING MEER OP
"DRAKENSKOP"

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 langs die Presidentskaai lÍ die "Drakenskop" verlate. Of die geld het opgeraak, of die tyd, of die entoesiasme, of geduld, maar hier het iets opgeraak wat dit ookal mag wees...


              

                                HIER KOM DIE NOORD!


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 in Makrielbaai waai 'n fris noordweste wind.

        

    SANDY POINT...WAAR DIE SNOEKE AAN DIE BOME GROEI


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point hawe hang honderde gevlekte Snoeke aan die bome om uit te droog.


        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 langs die Regeringskaai lÍ van links na regs die "Oceana Viking", "Gregory Justin", "Emerald Isle" en "Southern Belle".

        

                               "SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 langs die Sandy Point Canning kaai lÍ die "Oceana Neptune".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point hawe is die "Kavalier" (links) en "South West Falcon" (regs).     

        

       SANDY POINT
SLIPWAY DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 is just one photo of unacceptable pollution present on the ski-boat ramp at Sandy Point harbour. Department of Public Works, come clean up this mess!


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

          "KU-ULA" SEEKS SHELTER IN SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Sandy Point is the Cape Town based "Ku-Ula", who was in the area catching Snoek, is seen here sheltering in the harbour alongside the "Trudy Marleen".


        

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 at Sandy Point is the Hout Town based "Sandalene", who was in the area catching Snoek, is seen here sheltering in the harbour.

        

    PURSE SEINERS
SEEK SHELTER IN SANDY POINT

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 are some more purse seiners seeking shelter in Sandy Point harbour.

                                          "LISA ANN"
        

                                         "UKULOBA"
        

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

Pictured below from left to right is "Star Crest", "Alert III" and "Wilde Willemien"...wanneer laas het ons daai naam gehoor?

        

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 alongside the Tallie Marine jetty is "Oceana Mercury" (left) and "Donna Mari" (right).

        

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 on the Sandy Point slipway is a team from Tallie Marine busy reinforcing the keel of the "Meka Bay".

        

           "SILVER GALAXY"
(left); "SETTE MARI" (right)
        

                   PURSE SEINERS IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 the rough sea conditions had given the maintenance crews a window of opportunity to do necessary maintenance work onboard various purse seiners. Seen below scaffolding is being erected on-top of the wheelhouse roof of the "Silver Galaxy" in order to deal with a troublesome VHF aerial.

                  

Pictured below on Monday 7 May 2018 a technician is working on the radar scanner onboard the "Silver Katonkel".

        

                        RÍRIG! WAT JULLE WAAR KRY?
        

                    DIE KATTE VAN RADIO HOLLAND

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point hawe word 'n voertuig van Radio Holland beset deur drie katte tydens 'n hawe patrollie...


        

               "BLACK CAT" EN "REDRO"....MIAAW!

        
  
 Is dit dalk die hawe sekuriteit wat 24 uur per dag aan diens is?...
 


                  NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "ELOMI"

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek is die "Elomi" wat 'n nuwe kleurskema vertoon asook 'n Suid-Afrikaanse vlag op die boeg.

                                   
"OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

                            "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek is die naambord met rooi omkring - gegewe dat die skuit 'n nuwe eienaar het, is dit interessant om op te let dat die skuit se area kode nogsteeds verkeerd aangetoon word....dis SH 40, nie SBH 40 nie! Maar kom ons blameer die surveyors wal al ewig "moan" oor die kleinste onbenullighede, maar dit wat op die oog af verkeerd is word nie raakgesien nie...kontroleer die surveyors dan nooit of hulle werklik eers op die regte skuit is nie? Ek vra maar net..ook g'n wonder ons praat deesdae van SAAMSLAAP eerder van SAMSA.

            

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek, en nou kan "Mizpah" se nuwe LED spreilig mooi in aksie gesien word, soos die sonskyn begin te kwyn.

        

                 "VEGKOP" SE CREW WERK NET


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek is die "Vegkop" langs die Regeringskaai om herstelwerk aan die beursnet te doen nadat die net op Saterdag 5 Mei 2018 geskeur het.


        

        

       PELAGIESE VLOOT SKUIL IN DIE BERGRIVIER


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek is talle pelagiese skuite wat in die Bergrivier kom lÍ het tydens die storm weer. Van die skuite teenwoordig was "Eigeveld", "Nossob", "Ankoveld", "Doloreze", "Loeriesfontein", "Oceana Pegasus" en "Dagbreek" om net 'n paar skuite te noem.


                                    "EIGEVELD"
        

                                       "NOSSOB"
        

                                   "ANKOVELD"
        

                                    "DOLOREZE"
        

                              "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek is die Koden radar aanboord van die "Loeriesfontein" toegedraai met 'n swartsak.

        

                                    "STORMKOP"
        

                       "DAGBREEK" IN DIE MIDDAG
        

                              "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 7 Mei 2018 wei die voŽls op die net van die "Oceana Pegasus" en word al die stukkies Ansjovis wat in die net gemas het, opgevreet.

        

                DIE NOORDWES WAAI OP LAAIPLEK


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagmiddag 7 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek waai die noordwes.

                      
        

      DAAR IS KOLGANSE OP DIE KAAI, MAAR DIS NIE 
                            GANSBAAI, DIS LAAIPLEK

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek is die enigste lewe in te bespeur in Laaiplek se hawe, twee kolganse op die kaai

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 was die enigste skuit teenwoordig in die hawe die "Ukuloba" gewees. Moenie bekommerd wees, Trawler Heritage is oppad om die trawlkampioene te gaan haal in die Agterbaai...

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Towerkop" langs die aflaaikaai by Amawandle Pelagic.

       

                   "DAGBREEK" IN DIE OGGEND

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Dagbreek" op die Laaiplek skeepshelling.

       

       DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKE OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 op die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point hawe is 'n span van Departement Publieke Werke besig om vuilis te verwyder in die hawegebied. Dis mooi, hou so aan, ons waardeer dit!

       
Trawler Heritage word nie net gebruik om die die trots van ons visbedryf uit te beeld nie, maar ook om diegene uit te wys wat nie in die belang van die visbedryf optree, soos hulle veronderstel is om te doen nie. Trawler Heritage het oor die jare heen aanhou neul op instansies wat oŽnskynlik versuim om hulle pligte na te kom. So
is daar vandag aansienlike verbetering te bespeur in ons hawens, instede daarvan om die strate in te vaar met plakate, te betoog, eiendom te beskadig en 'n spoor van verwoesting agter te laat. Deur kreatief 'n probleem te benader, kan daar net soveel beter resultate verkry word. Genoeg eers hiervan, die trawlkampioene is oppad huis toe, kom laat ons gaan kyk!

                                  "VIVA" IS GELAAI

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 vaar "Viva" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis.

       

            "PARACLETE" ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete" onder die aflaaipomp van by Suid-Oranje. Die tyd staan nou op 08:41 vm...kyk nou net hoe lank gaan dit vat om hierdie skuit af te laai met visputte wat alreeds oorlopens toe vol is.
       
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 wag die "Lisa Ann" sowel as "Viva" dat die "Paraclete" klaar afgelaai moet word by Suid-Oranje. Aflaai verloop weer vandag teen 'n alamintige 1.2 knope...bring die spane dat ons help roei.

       

                           "ALERT III" GOOI LOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vertrek die "Alert III" vanaf die Regeringskaai nadat nuus ontvang is van Ansjovis aan die noordekant van Dwarskersbos...op die klipgronde.

       

        "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" OPPAD RIVIER TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Atlantic Enterprise" in die verte oppad na Laaiplek met 'n geskeurde net. Trawler Heritage het teen sonder besoek gaan aflÍ in Laaiplek om te gaan kyk hoe herstelwerk verloop. Maar nou is dit eers weer terug na aksie!

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 vaar "Mpho" dolleeg Sandy Point hawe binne. Op die gegewe dag was dit die norm dat slegs enkeles groot sukses behaal het, terwyl die oorgrote meerderheid van die vloot met bitter min tot geen vis terug gekeer het nie.

       

       "EMERALD ISLE" VERLAAT STOMPNEUSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Emerald Isle" besig om die kaai van St.Helena Bay Fishing te verlaat om langs die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point te kom lÍ.

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Emerald Isle" deur die kanaal na dieper water verby die menigte klippe in die baai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 verlaat die "Silver Galaxy" Sandy Point hawe om te gaan aflaai by West Point.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 is the hake longliner "Meka Bay" on the Sandy Point slipway. Given the state of the stainless steel shield plate is does appear that this vessel has seen some decent longline action in her short career thus far.   

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 is a gangway tied to the rails of the shelterdeck on the starboard stern area of the "Meka Bay".

       

     LATEST FEATURES ONBOARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
                        AND "SILVER KATONKEL"


Pictured below on 6 May 2018 at Sandy Point is the latest feurtures spotted onboard the "Silver Dolphin" and "Silver Katonkel". Both vessels are now being owned by the Terrasan Group.

                                "SILVER DOLPHIN"
       

Pictured below red circle indicates a new air horn fitted to the rear of the wheelhouse onboard the "Silver Dolphin".

       

Pictured below is this brand new sturdy built gangway connecting the "Silver Dolphin" with the jetty.

       

Pictured below red circle indicates a new air horn fitted to the radar stand onboard the "Silver Katonkel".

       

   
  TWEETALIGE RINGBOEIE OP "SILVER KATONKEL"

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is twee ringboeie aanboord van die "Silver Katonkel". Die skuit se naam word egter op een boei in Afrikaans aangetoon naamlik "Silwer Katonkel" en op 'n ander boei in Engels naamlik "Silver Katonkel"...Nou toe nou, so as die drenkeling in Afrikaans om hulp roep, dan gooi jy die Afrikaanse boei, en  natuurlik andersom as die drenkeling om hulp roep in Engels...Reg manne, dis eers al vir vandag se safety drill.

                     "SILWER KATONKEL"
(met 'n "W")
       

                        "SILVER KATONKEL"
(met 'n "V")
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "Alert III" na Stompneusbaai om 'n bietjie Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.    

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vertrek die "Oceana Mercury" (links) vanuit Stompneusbaai onderweg na Sandy Point hawe nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai was.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Kavalier" oppad na Sandy Point hawe gevolg deur die "South West Falcon" kort op haar hakke.

       

                                     
"KAVALIER"
       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the wake of the "South West Falcon" is trailing behind the vessel for many a mile.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Gregory Justin" steams into Sandy Point harbour.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "South West Falcon" is leaving her berth at the Government Jetty on route to West Point to discharge the small catch onboard.

       

                         
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Silver Bounty" steams into Sandy Point harbour on route from the discharge jetty at West Point.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the wake of the "Terrasan 1" is trailing behind the vessel for many a mile.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the red circle indicates the heavily chafed starboard side of the "Terrasan 1".

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the hydraulic fish pump of the "Terrasan 1" is dumped into the water in order to rinse the system.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Atlantic Endeavour" is seen here fully loaded with Anchovy steaming towards Slippersbaai.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Doloreze" is seen here almost fully loaded with Anchovy destined for the reduction plant at
Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Ebb Tide" is seen steaming into Sandy Point harbour with a moderate catch of Anchovy onboard.

       

Afgeneem hieronder hang die "Ebb Tide" se reŽlings vol gevlekte Snoeke vir die maak van snoekbiltong.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 arriveer "South West Falcon" by die kaai van West Point, met die "Silver Galaxy" (links) wat besig is om die kaai te verlaat.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Terrasan 1" is leaving her berth at the Government Jetty on route to West Point to discharge the small catch onboard.

       

         DAAR GAAN DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE ALWEER!

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "Silver Galaxy" vanuit Sandy Point hawe om nog 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan vang.

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Silver Bounty" vanuit Sandy Point hawe om nog 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan vang.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" vanaf West Point na Sandy Point hawe.

       

               "SOUTHERN BELLE" OP DIE HORISON

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "Southern Belle" noordwaarts verby Shelley Point lighuis, nadat die skuit die kuslyn gefynkam het, suidwaarts al die pad tot by Bokpunt.

       

                  DAAR ONDER LÍ DRIE PIKKWYNE...

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 net buitekant Sandy Point hawe is drie Kaapse Brilpikkewyne wat Ansjovis jag.

       
    
...en die middelste een en die buitenste twee is ook myne...

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" vanuit Sandy Point hawe om nog 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan vang.

                 

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete" nogsteeds onder die aflaaipomp van by Suid-Oranje. Die tyd staan nou op 15:48 nm...bykans 7 ure het verloop sonder dat die volgende skuit in die lyn afgelaai is.

        

                           HIER KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Meka Bay", maar ons kyk nie nou na die skuit nie, eerder na die noordeweer wolkies wat besig is om saam te pak in die lug daarbo.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point is pelagiese, snoek, kreef en tunaskuite almal deurmekaar. Van links na regs is "Repulse", "Antonie W II", "Ku-Ula", "Trudy Marleen" en "Mpho".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018, en die tyd staan nou op
16:29 nm, en wragtag ja, daar gebeur die dinge nou met "Paraclete" wat uitskuif onder die aflaaipomp, terwyl die "Lisa Ann" inbeweeg en terselfde tyd die "Gregory Justin" saamsleep met haar onder die aflaaipomp.

        

        

                    LAAIPLEK SE TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Umfana" diep gelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis onder die aflaaipompe van Amawandle Pelagic.

        

    NUWE NAAM VIR LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY ONDERWEG...

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 is 'n gedeelte van die nuwe naam van Laaiplek Slipway wat tans teen die muur van gemonteer word.

        

                   "DAGBREEK" IN DIE SKEMER

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Dagbreek" op die Laaiplek skeepshelling.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Atlantic Enterprise" in die rivier met haar net afgetrek op die kaai om al die skeurplekke te herstel.

        

                    FAME EN FAME SE MOEILIKHEID...

                   

             LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "UKULOBA"

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek the red circle indicates the latest feature on the stern of the "Ukuloboa" - the Lloyds Register number of the vessel...impressive!

        

                                        "UKULOBA"
        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek the chafing of the purse seine net on the starboard bow area of the "Ukuloba" is evident. Most probably that stainless steel shield plate will have to be replaced by a much longer and wider piece of piece at the end of the 2018 pelagic season. 

          

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek is the "Vegkop" berthed alongside the jetty of Amawandle Pelagic - out of action due to an badly torn purse seine net, which was scheduled for repair work on Monday 7 May 2018.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek are four purse seiners steaming south towards Brittania Bay in search of Anchovy.

        

        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 off Laaiplek are two net fishermen steaming back home to their jetty at Velddrif after a long day at sea.

        

                             THE END OF THE DAY

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek the signs of bad weather approaching are written in the skies...

        

           "ANKOVELD" WAG VIR AFLAAIBEURT
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 5 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Ankoveld" met 'n vrag Ansjovis en wag vir 'n aflaaibeurt by Amawandle Pelagic.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Aranos" langs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Umfana" onder die aflaaipomp by Amawandle Pelagic.

        

   "OCEANA VIKING" AND "WILDEKUS" RETURN HOME
    

Pictured below on 5 May 2018 at Sandy Point the "Oceana Viking" is nearing the Government Jetty. The "Oceana Viking" and the "Wildekus" had return back to Sandy Point earlier during the week after spending almost 51 weeks fishing for Sardinella out of Tombwa in Angola.

        

        

           NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "OCEANA VIKING"

Pictured below on 5 May 2018 the red circle indicates a new Onwa onboard the "Oceana Viking" to accompany the existing Furuno radar. Previously the vessel was equipped with two Furuno radars.

        

Pictured below is the distinctive Angola registration plate as displayed on the front mast of the "Oceana Viking".

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates the spool piece on the stacker onboard the "Oceana Viking" which was removed for maintenance purposes.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates the tri-pod stand onboard the "Oceana Viking" after the triplex was removed for maintenance purposes.

        

Pictured below the "Oceana Viking " awaits the "Terrasan 1" to shift berths in order for the "Oceana Viking" to have the inside berth.

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n Sardinella aan waar dit op die rand aan die buitekant van die netbord lÍ...so half-pad verrot tussen wurm en bokkom.

        

Pictured below on 5 May 2018 alongside the jetty of Sandy Point Canning is "Wildekus" had return back to Sandy Point earlier during the week.

        

         "SOUTH WEST FALCON" KLAAR AFGELAAI
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" vanuit West Point na Sandy Point nadat die skuit 'n vrag Ansjovis afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die onmiskenbare boegbrander van die "South West Falcon".

        

Afgeneem hieronder arriveer die "South West Falcon" by die Regeringskaai en wag dat "Silver Bounty" moet wegskuif.

        
 
                               "SILVER BOUNTY"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 vertrek die volgelaaide "Silver Bounty na West Point om te gaan af laai.

        

                        "MEKA BAY" OP DIE SLIP
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 lÍ die Walvisbaaise langlyn skuit "Meka Bay" op die Sandy Point skeepshelling vir herstelwerk aan haar kiel nadat strukturele probleme opgeduik het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 is addisionele glasveselkonstruksie wat toe gevoeg word op die kiel van die "Meka Bay", oor die volle lengte van die skuit se kiel.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 toon die rooi sirkel addisionele konstruksie aan op die stuur van die "Meka Bay", deurdat ekstra staalplate ingesweis is om die oppervlakte van die stuur te vergroot.

        

             
LATEST PROGRESS ON "DONNA MARI"
         
Pictured below on 5 May 2018 at Sandy Point is the latest progress and feautures on the newly launched chokka vessel, the "Donna Mari", which was launched during April 2018.


        

                    DUEL ANCHOR CONFIGURATION
                  

                                    FORWARD MAST
                  

    RADAR STAND...SIMRAD AND FURUNO COMBINATION
         

                    CCTV..."SKIPPER KYK VIR JOU!"
         

                                        STERN VIEW
         

 NUWE IDEES, VLAGGIES, KLEURSKEMAS EN EIENAAR VIR
                  "GREGORY JUSTIN" EN "ELOMI"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point pryk beide die "Gregory Justin" en "Elomi" in hul nuwe groen-grys kleurskema (wat jy dit ookal mag noem), sowel as Suid-Afrikaanse vlaggies soos ingedui in die rooi sirkels, iets wat beide skuite nog nooit voorheen vertoon het nie. Moet erken dit lyk so bietjie vreemd op beide skuite...

                                   
"GREGORY JUSTIN"   
         

                                             "ELOMI "
               

  
        
            
PELAGIESE VLOOT IN SANDY POINT HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point is 'n seleksie van verskeie pelagiese skuite wat op daardie stadium in die hawe teenwoordig was waaronder "Kavalier", "Atlantic Enterprice", "Elomi", "Duinekus", "Lisa Ann", "Mpho", "Ruwekus", "Sechaba", "Nossob" en "Silver Galaxy" om net 'n paar te noem.

    "KAVALIER"
(links); "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" (regs)
         

                                          
"NOSSOB"
                     

                                   
"SILVER GALAXY"
           

                                  
        "RUWEKUS"
           

                                       
"LISA ANN"
           

                                          
"SECHABA"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Endeavour" Sandy Point hawe binne onderweg vanaf die aflaaikaai by West Point.

           
                  

                    
NUWE VLAGGIE VIR "MPHO"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point toon die rooi sirkel vlag op 'n paal aan wat staande gemaak is op die boeg van die "Mpho"...

           

              

        
SNOEKVANGERS OORNAG IN SANDY POINT

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point lÍ die Houtbaaise snoekskuite "Repulse" en "Ocean Dynamo", vanwaar hulle weer vroeg die volgende oggend sou uitvaar om Snoek te gaan vang.
           
                                         
"REPULSE"
           

                                      
"OCEAN DYNAMO"
           

         
             DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat net voor sononder uit Sandy Point vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan soek. Kyk ook na die video genaamd "Sandy Point 5 Mei 2018" vir meer aksie van die uitvaart.

                                            
"LISA ANN"    
           

                                                "MPHO"
           

Afgeneem hieronder hang "Mpho" se seeanker alreeds oorboord gereed vir aksie.

           

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Lisa Ann" om Shelley Point oppad na Brittaniabaai waar die "Emerald Isle" alreeds 'n gooi gemaak het.

           

                             "GREGORY JUSTIN" GOOI LOS
           

                                    "GREGORY JUSTIN"
           

                                  "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
            

                       "OCEANA MERCURY" GOOI LOS
            
 
                                  "OCEANA MERCURY"
            

                                          "SECHABA"
            

Afgeneem hieronder vertrek "Duinekus" en "Ruwekus" vanaf die kaai van Suid-Oranje.
                
            

                                           "DUINEKUS"
            

               NUUTSTE TOEVOEGINGS TOT "RUWEKUS"
                                       EN "DUINEKUS"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 toon die rooi sirkels die nuutste toevoegings aan op die voorste maspale van die "Ruwekus" en "Duinekus" naamlik katlere!

            

            

                             DIE EINDE VAN NOG 'N DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 sak die son agter Shelley Point, maar vir die trawlkampioene is dit nog 'n lang nag wat voorlÍ.

            

                                    "EBB TIDE" GOOI LOS
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 hang daar swart rookwolkies
van woede afkomstig vanuit die wielhuis van die "Atlantic Endeavour"...sal ons dit hardop noem....die skuit moes omdraai en terug loop hawe toe nadat hulle 'n crewman in die hawe vergeet het.

 
           

                 DIE "GANSE" VANG ANSJOVIS
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 buitekant Gansbaai, fynkam "Vleigans" die baai vir 'n kolletjie Ansjovis.

       

                      "BELLA PRIMA" MAAK 'N TREK
       

                       "WILDEGANS II " MAAK 'N TREK 
       

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 patroleer die "Vleigans" die agtervlerk van die "Wildegans II".

       

         "SILVER SNAPPER" SE CREW STAAN REG!

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 sleep die seeanker in die water, net oomblikke voordat die net water toe gaan.

       

                "DESERT DIAMOND" OP ANKER

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 lÍ grootste geregistreerde vistreiler in die Suid-Afrikaanse vloot, die "Desert Diamond" op anker in Walkerbaai net agter die Buitesteen.

       
   

   
           STAAN OP VIR DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat Houtbaai hawe binnevaar met Ansjovis aanboord wat by Gansbaai gevang was.

                                    
"OCEANA RUBY"
           

                                 
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
           

                                
"OCEANA PARAGON"
           

     
LIGTE, AKSIE, GEE PAD VOOR, HIER KOM "MIZPAH"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 is die "Mizpah" onderweg na Houtbaai hawe, volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat by Bokpunt gevang was.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 vertoon die "Mizpah" haar piepklein nuwerwetse stuurboord navigasielig...mooi kyk, mens kan dit maklik miskyk!

         

Al is hierdie liggie so klein, het hulle wragtag nog die moeite gedoen om dit verder te modifiseer met 'n stukkie kleefband...moenie stres nie manne, 101.9% persent van die land se populasie sal in elkgeval nooit kan verstaan hoekom ons dit doen nie.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 vertoon die "Mizpah" 'n nuwe LED spreilig wat op die voorste maspaal gemonteer is, soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel.

                   

                         BOKPUNT TOE MET JULLE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 vaar die "Oceana Pegasus" uit Houtbaai hawe om nog 'n bietjie vis te gaan byvang by Bokpunt.

       

 "OCEANA PEGASUS" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS      

Pictured below on 1 May 2018 the red circle indicates a steel strip which has become detach from the rubbing band during the bad weather experienced the previous day on route to Gansbaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 wag twee bemanningslede angstig dat die "Oceana Ruby" moet vasmaak onder die aflaaipomp.

       

         STORM CASUALTIES ARRIVE AT HOUT BAY      

Pictured below on 1 May 2018 is a selction of photos taken of the "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Concorde" being towed back to Hout Bay after the prop and rudder of both vessels were fouled off Gansbaai.

Pictured below the "Alert III" is towing the "Oceana Orion" back to Hout Bay harbour.

       

       

Pictured below the crew of the "Alert III" is busy retrieving the heavy towing row by making use of the net stacker.

       

Pictured below the "Alert III" maneuvers into position alongside the "Oceana Orion".

       

Pictured below the crew members look on at proceedings, not much one can do when you end up in this situation...

             

       

       

       

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 off York Point is the "Star Crest" towing the "Oceana Concorde" back to Hout Bay harbour.

       

       

Pictured below the crew of the "Star Crest" is busy retrieving the heavy towing row by making use of the net stacker.

       

       

Pictured below crew members of the "Oceana Concorde" looks on as they are being towed into the harbour.

       

       

 PACKAGE DELIVERED! "STAR CREST" AT YOUR SERVICE    

       

    CASUALTIES ALONGSIDE THE NORTHERN MOLE...

                           "OCEANA CONCORDE"
       

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

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 divers are preparing to solve the underwater problems on both the "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Concorde".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 word die aflaaipype uitgetrek uit die visruime van die "Oceana Ruby". Volgende skuit in die ry is
"Alert III", wat alreeds buite beeld regstaan.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 wag die "Alert III" dat die "Oceana Ruby" moet wegskop onder die aflaaipomp. In die voorgrond lÍ die "Star Crest" langs die yskaai en wag vir haar beurt om af te laai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Alert III" onder die aflaaipompe by S.A. Sea Products.

       

                         "OCEANA RUBY" VAT DIESEL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Ruby" langs Jetty No.3, besig om diesel in te neem.

       

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 the crew of the "Oceana Orion" is busy hauling their net bit by bit as the divers below release the net from the fouled prop.

       

       

                     JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels. Some of the vessels present included "Kingfisher", "Maine", "Swordfish", "Langeberg", "Freedom", "Tamara" and "Tigerfish" to mention just a few.

       

   TUNA POLE AND LONGLINE VESSELS RESTING AT
                                            HOUT BAY
     

Pictured below on 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay is a selection of tuna pole and hake longline vessels resting in the harbour.

                                   "PENKOP II"
       

                                    "GYPSY ROSE"
       

    "COMMON WEALTH" (left); "FRENCHY MARIA" (right)
       

                                 "OCEANA CLIPPER"
       

                                      "TIERKOP"
       

                                      "FREEDOM"
       

    
OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet present was "Grysbok", "Rooigoud", "Potberg", "Benyami" and "Swartberg".

       

        "SILVERFISH" (left); "JAMES ARCHER" (right)
       

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

       

    
     WHERE ARE YOU GOING WITH THAT HUGE
                            DANFORTH ANCHOR?
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay the crayfish vessel "Ocean Harvest" is seen here sailing out of the harbour with a massive Danforth anchor mounted on the bow of the vessel as indicated with the red circle.

       

                               
"OCEAN HARVEST"
       

    
"OCEANA AMETHYST" VISITS  HOUT BAY SLIPWAY
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the very neat and well maintained hake longliner, the "Oceana Amethyst".

       

                                "VIVA" BREEK TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 30 April 2018 breek die "Viva" toe in 'n windsee tydens 'n vaart suid-waarts om Ansjovis te gaan vang by Gansbaai.

         
         
(Photo: I.Mouton)

     
       N.S.R.I TOWS "BENNIE 1" TO SAFETY

On Monday  30th April 2018 N.S.R.I Agulhas duty crew were activated following a call from the linefish vessel "Bennie 1" reporting motor mechanical problems one nautical mile off-shore off Struisbaai harbour. A 4.7 meter sea rescue inflable boat took the "Bennie 1" under tow and the casualty craft was towed safely into Struisbaai harbour without incident and no further assistance was required.

          

            
CAPE WINTER STORM WREAK HAVOC
                         AMONGST FISHING FLEET


The first big winter storm caused chaos amongst the Proudest Fishing Fleet, with numerous vessels running into trouble in one way or another. On Sunday evening 29 April 2018 the commercial linefish ski-boat, the "Normandie" had capsized after excepting an tow back to Sandy Point harbour from a fellow Snoek trawler, causing the fully laden ski-boat to capsized with the loss of one crewmember.

Pictured below on Monday 30 April 2018 are the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai. Despite the rough seas, numerous purse seiners as far as Laaiplek were present in the bay, catching Anchovy. It did not took long before two Hout Bay purse seiners namely, "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Concorde" run into trouble shortly after shooting their nets. Both vessels ended up with a fouled prop and rudder as the strong currents made life difficult for the crews. Both vessels had to be towed back to Hout Bay harbour, where the assistance of a diving squad had to be called in to deal with the problem. 

          

Pictured below from the Trawler Heritage archives is the commercial linefish ski-boat the "Normandie", who had capsized on Sunday evening 29 April 2018 with the loss of one crewmember.

        

                    
GROETE VANUIT "PORT JOLLY"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth lÍ die vloot diamantskuite op anker in die hawegebied.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

                
DIS SNOEK-TYD IN PORT NOLLOTH!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth arriveer die snoekskuite langs die Ovenstone kaai, terwyl ander weer wag vir hulle beurt om op die strand op hul sleepwaens gelaai te word.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is defintief 'n indringer skuit...pas net eenvoudig nie in by die ander snoekskuite nie!

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 lÍ talle snoekskuite vasgemaak langs die Ovenstone kaai.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Wag wag, net voor ons aangaan, kom ons zoom in op die hawetoneel in die bostaande foto...mmmh, dit is nogal 'n goeie weerspiŽling van 'n hedendaagse Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing...kyk mooi, daar is net 'n handjievol wat aktief werk...baie wat rondstaan en kyk hoe ander werk...en dan is daar ook diegene wat net rondsit en diep in die bottel staar....

    

            
DIE DIAMANTVLOOT VAN PORT NOLLOTH

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth is 'n seleksie van die plaaslike diamantskuit vloot, waaronder skuite soos "Seedelwer V", "Western Wave", "Western Foam", "Alabama" en "Namatsi".

                                    
"SEEDELWER V"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

                              
"WESTERN WAVE"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

                               
"WESTERN FOAM"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)
                                      
                                      
"NAMATSI"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                          
"ALABAMA"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth vaar die diamantskuit "Albatros" die hawe binne, maar vandag het die manne nie diamante gaan pomp nie, o'nee hulle het gaan Snoek vang! En daarby is dit lekker ook om nog houtskuite in die hierdie deel van ons kuslyn aktief te sien werk.

       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth word daar survey werk gedoen in die hawe se kanaal aanboord van 'n bakkie genaamd "Slimvis".

           

     
'n BESOEK AAN PORT NOLLOTH BEGRAAFPLAAS

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 in die Port Nolloth begraafplaas lÍ die "Blaine" vergete in die Namakwalandse son en vergaan.

            
             (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 in die Port Nolloth begraafplaas lÍ die gewese diamantskuit "Macle", nog vol gate wat die skuit opgedoen het tydens haar stranding in die "groot storm" van Mei-maand in 2009.

            
             (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth staan die romp van die "Western Surf" wat net soos die "Macle" ook gestrand het tydens die "groot storm" van Mei-maand 2009, en tot op hede nog nooit weer terug see toe was nie.

       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth vaar die "Seedelwer V" uit die hawegebied in die rigting van die bar, waar daar 'n brander in die agtergrond besig is om te krul...

           

          EN NET SKIELIK... IS DIE "GLEN MIST" WEG!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 op Saldanhabaai staan die vasmaak plek op die Presidentskaai oop en verlate nadat die wrak van die "Glen Mist" uiteindelik verwyder is, na 'n bergingsoperasie wat 8 maande geduur het.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              DIE SON BREEK DEUR DIE WOLKE

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 breek die son deur die wolke kort nadat 'n reenbui uitgesak het. Net bokant "Boetie Akie" is 'n reŽnboog te siene, kom ons gaan kyk of ons die pot goud aan die punt van die reŽnboog kan vind...   

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        

       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 hang die einste reŽnboog nou oor "Pakamani"...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 hang die reŽnboog nou oor "Emerald"...    

       

Vir elke visserman wat werk met hierdie skuite, is sy eie skuit veel meer werd as net 'n pot goud...

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 op Saldanhabaai is die onmiskenbare gesig van die "Atlantic Enterprise".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 langs die Presidentskaai is die Lusitania kreefskuite van links na regs, "Deus Te Ajude", Steenbok 1" en "Irma".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      'n SIEK CAT BY DIE VEEARTS

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 April 2018 by Ritco Marine is hoe die CAT 3408 daarna uitsien wat op Saterdag 21 April 2018 vanaf die "Africa Unity" gehaal is, nadat die enjin vir bykans 14 dae onder die water gelÍ het tydens die bergingsoperasie van die skuit. Dinge lyk nie te lekker nie, hierdie CAT het waarskynlik nou meer as net 1 van sy 9 lewens opgebruik...die fotos hieronder spreek vanself.

                   
                   
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                    
                     (Photo: Ritco Marine)


                    
                     (Photo: Ritco Marine)

          
            GOOD-BYE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II " !
         
Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Atlantic Pride II". Seen below is keel section of the vessel resting on the slipway cradle.  

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 is the keel section situated at the bow.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 the sonar tube is still vissible.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018, this photo will give one an idea of the enormous size of the timber logs used to construct the keel section.

       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 pieces of wooden rubble covers the entire area of the slipway at the final resting place of the "Atlantic Pride II"

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 is replacement rods fitted to the slipway wheels in order to keep them attach with the rest of the slipway bed.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                       
A DEAD CAT ON THE SLIP    

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the last remains of the heavily corroded main engine of the "Atlantic Pride II", a CAT D379 complete with an CAT 7251 gearbox, having spent almost 6 years submerged in sea water.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
 
Trawler Heritage wonder of Ritco Marine kans sal sien om hierdie
              CAT weer te laat lewe? Nee wat, net 'n grappie!


                       "ALBATROS" NEATLY PAINTED
         
Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the aquaculture catamaran, the "Albatros, neatly painted and ready to resume duties on the aqua farms in the bay.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
"SOUTHERN BELLE" EN "ADENIA" ARRIVEER
                                   VEILIG BY DIE HUIS


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagmiddag 22 April 2018 is die "Adenia" en die "Southern Belle" sy-aan-sy in Saldanhabaai hawe onderweg na die kaai van Premier Fishing.

          

              RITCO MARINE IN AID OF "AFRICA UNITY"
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay is a series of photos taken of a team from Ritco Marine busy removing the waterlogged Caterpillar main engine from the "Africa Unity" as well
as two purse seine nets from onboard the "Ocean Blue", of which the Anchovy net was retrieved from the "Africa Unity" who had sunk inside Hout Bay harbour two weeks earlier.

Pictured below the Ritco Marine crane truck is positioned alongside the "Africa Unity" with the overhead pointed towards the engine room opening situated in the net bin area, on the starboard side of the vessel.

         
       

       

Pictured below the chains are being secured and the CAT 3408 is almost ready to be lifted from out of the engine room.

       

                  

                             
Loosening one final bolt...


        

Pictured below the CAT 3408 emerges from the engine room for the first time since 2005...she looks terrible after spending 14 days standing submerged in sea water...

        

                   
 

        

               THIS CAT HAS NOW GOT 8 LIVES LEFT...

Pictured below on 21 April 2018 the CAT 3408 is standing on the back of the crane truck ready to be transported to the workshops of Ritco Marine.

        

                 A DECK LOAD OF ANCHOVY NET...

Pictured below on 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay the main deck of the "Ocean Blue" is covered in an Anchovy net which was retrieved from the sunken "Africa Unity".

        

Pictured below, even the balcony situated in front of the "Ocean Blue" wheelhouse were utilized to load a portion of the Anchovy net into.

        

 RITCO MARINE AND MNATHA AWAITS THE "OCEAN BLUE"
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 on the Northern Mole at Hout Bay, the crane truck of Ritco Marine and the net lorry of Mnatha was standing by to take delivery of the purse seine nets onboard the "Ocean Blue".

        

        

Pictured below Ritco Marine prepares the power block to be hoisted.

        

          Pictured below is the "Ocean Blue" covered in nets.

        

                                  
Ready, steady, go!

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

                                       
Almost there!

                   

                          
One more net to be off-loaded...

                   

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates a badly corroded wing on the power block...

        
  
daai groot gaaitjie... .303? Nee wat, die plaat is deur geroes

               AS 'N NET SO VAN 'N SKUIT AF KOM...


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 April 2018 in Houtbaai word 'n grootmas net afgetrek vanaf die "Ocean Blue" tot op 'n net-lorrie. As 'n net so opgedraai van 'n skuit af kom moet julle weet wat se gesukkel dit was!

        

Pictured below the "Ocean Blue" is listing over to port side after both nets were removed.

        

Pictured below the "Ocean Blue" is steaming back to her berth inside the harbour area.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is beide nette op die Mnatha vragmotor se sleepwa, gereed om die langpad terug Agterbaai toe aan te durf.

        

                    JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of purse seiners, crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 from left to right is "South West Gannet", "Langeberg" and "South West Heron".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 from left to right is
"Oceana Clipper", "Sandalene" and "Swordfish".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 is the crayfish vessel "Zanemali".

        

          OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet present was "Grysbok", "Rooigoud", "Potberg", "Benyami" and "Swartberg".

        

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

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "James Archer", "Silverfish", "Potberg" and "Dabulamanzi".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay is two crayfish vessels owned by Paternoster Visserye namely, "Biskop I" and "Eddie van Dyk.

        


Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Ocean Harvest" (left) berthed alongside the obsolete "Edelweiss".

        


       "ARANOS" VERTOON HAAR BOEGBRANDER
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 vertoon "Aranos" haar unieke boegbrander tydens die invaar na Houtbaai onderweg vanaf Gansbaai waartydens geen vangste gemaak was nie. Hierdie boegbrander is waarskynlik naas die van "Towerkop", die mooiste boegbrander van al die pelagiese staalskuite in die Suid-Afrikaanse vloot.


           

Afgeneem hieronder is die krul in die boegbrander nie meer sigbaar weens die afname in spoed namate die skuit die bek van die hawe nader.

        

                               TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 April 2018 is die "Oceana Concorde" onderweg na Houtbaai hawe met visruime gevul met Ansjovis wat by Gansbaai gevang was.

        

        

                         
"ARANOS" VAT DIESEL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Aranos" langs Jetty No.3, besig om diesel in te neem.


        

     "OCEANA MERCURY" SHIELD PLATE GONE MISSING?

Pictured below on 21 April 2018 the "Oceana Mercury" sails into Hout Bay harbour. Strikingly, the stainless steel shield plate on the starboard bow area as indicated by the red circle is not fitted to the vessel anymore...

        

Pictured below during the 2017 pelagic season, the red circle indicates the stainless steel shield plate still intact.


         

  
"ATLANTIC LEADER" KEER TERUG MET LEŽ VISRUIME
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Leader" Houtbaai hawe binne, onderweg vanaf Gansbaai waar daar weens gure weersomstandighede geen vangste gemaak kon word nie. Die "Atlantic Leader" het net soos die "Aranos", die vorige dag uit Laaiplek vertrek na Gansbaai om Ansjovis te gaan vang, maar beide skuite het omgedraai en terug gevaar na Houtbaai weens 'n storm waarskuwing.


        

             
"OCEANA MERCURY " VAT DIESEL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Mercury" langs Jetty No.3, besig om diesel in te neem. Die "Oceana Mercury" het ook met leŽ visruime teruggekeer na Houtbaai hawe nadat die skuit ook by Gansbaai gaan Ansjovis soek het.


        

     
"OCEANA CONCORDE " ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" onder die aflaaipomp by die fabriek van S.A. Sea Products.


        

                      NUWE PLANKE VIR "AVRIL W "
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die stokvislanglyn skuit  "Avril W" langs die Dienskaai terwyl daar nuwe planke ingesit word op die stuurboordsy. 'n Mens moet erken dat "Avril W" se kondisie een van die beste houtskuite in Houtbaai is, gegewe die volgehoue instandhouding wat deurlopend op die skuit gedoen word. 


        

Afgeneem hieronder kan daar duidelik gesien word waar nuwe planke toegevoeg is op die stuurboordsy.

        

      "ALPHA" AND "PATRYSBERG" VISITS SLIPWAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Alpha" and the crayfish vessel "Patrysberg" on the slip for general repairs.

                                          "ALPHA"
        

                                   "PATRYSBERG"
        

                          HOUTBAAI (SINKBAAI) VAN
                   SKUITE EN PICK & PAY TROLLIES...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die verlate winkeltrollie nogsteeds in die vlak water in Houtbaai hawe, nadat Trawler Heritage dit reeds op 7 April 2018 opgemerk het. Eienaardig dis nog nie uitgehaal om as skrootmetaal verkoop te word nie?

        

               DIE PELAGIESE SKUITE MAAK VAS

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Oceana Orion" langs die Yskaai in afwagting vir beter seekondisies.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 verlaat die "Oceana Mercury" Jetty No.3 nadat die dieseltenke weer volgemaak was, en skuif oor na die Yskaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die "thrusters" van die "Oceana Mercury" in volle swang om die skuit tot teenaan die Yskaai te kry.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Aranos" en "Atlantic Leader" aan die noordekant van die Yskaai, in afwagting vir die aankomende storm om verby die Kaap te beweeg.

        

                     LONGLINERS TAKING A BREAK
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay several longliners were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Estrela Do Mar", "Valhalla", "Boloko I", "Penkop II" and "Oceana Amethyst".

                               
"ESTRELA DO MAR"
        

                                   
"VALHALLA"
        

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

                                 
    "BOLOKO I "
        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right "Jacqueline", "Endurance" and "Radiant Star".         

        

                            THE SMELL OF MONEY


Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 smoke pours from the chimneys of the reduction plant of S.A. Sea Products.

        
   
Reguit na die "Duiwel(s)" wat daar bo teen die berg woon...

  
"SOUTHERN BELLE" BRING VIR "ADENIA" HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder tydens sonsondergang op 21 April 2018 bring die "Southern Belle" vir "Adenia" sy-aan-sy na Houtbaai hawe na 'n sleeptog wat etlike ure geneem het, nadat die "Adenia" probleme ondervind het met die "variable pitch" tydens 'n visvang trip buitekant Gansbaai.

        

        

        
 
iewerste teen die hange in agtergrond...daar woon die "duiwel(s)"...

        

                        MISSIE, HALF-PAD VOLTOOID...

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Adenia" onder die aflaaipomp van S.A. Sea Products om Ansjovis af te laai. Net die volgende dag op Sondag 22 April 2018 het die sleeptog vanaf Houtbaai na Saldanhabaai voortgeduur om die "Adenia" weer veilig by haar tuishawe te kon kry, sodat daar aandag aan die probleem op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling gegee kon word.

        

                     "ARIZONA II " OPPAD HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 net voor sononder is die "Arizona II" oppad na Houtbaai hawe onderweg van die visgronde met 'n vrag stokvis aanboord.

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe aluminium plaat aan wat toegevoeg is tot die agterstewe van die "Arizona II". Hierdie plaat laat mens weer terugdink aan eertydse sleeptreilers wat eens vanuit Hermanus, Gansbaai en Mosselbaai gewerk het, wie se agterstewes ook met plaat versterk was, waaronder skuite soos "Douglas H", "Seeheim", "Riaan E", "Lorelei", "Blougans", "Gelderland", "Theefontein", "Jenny Dawn", "Martinho", "Venturer" en "Windhoek" om maar net 'n paar skuite op te noem....maar dis nou 'n vergete era van visvang wat ons nooit weer sal herleef nie.

        

                  
ONS VERNIELSUGTIGE SAMELEWING

Afgeneem op 28 Maart 2018 in Houtbaai hawe het Trawler Heritage hierdie naamplaat opgemerk waar dit gemonteer is op 'n kommersiŽle ski-boot se sleepwa. Die enigste rede waarom dit Trawler Heritage se aandag getrek het, is omrede die straatnaam wat dit vertoon..."Oceana Ruby", 'n straat in Houtbaai wat na die bekende pelagiese skuit vernoem is. Ook maar goed Trawler Heritage het 'n foto geneem want net 3 weke later....

       

Afgeneem op 21 April 2018 in Houtbaai hawe is hoe die einste naambord nou daarna uitsien - verwoes deur vandale! Hoekom? Waarom? Trawler Heritage kan dit net nie begryp dat ons samelewing so vernielsugtig kan wees teenoor mekaar se eiendom nie.

          
    

         
             SALVAGING THE "GLEN MIST"

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of photos taken of the salvage operation as Kosmos Plant Hire continues to remove the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist" from alongside the Presidents Jetty.  This time around several chains were connected between the hull and excavators standing on the Presidents Jetty in order to keep the remains of the hull afloat, which had enable the salvage team to remove more material from the hull.
        

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below a lower section of a knee together with an outside hull plank still nailed to the frame, is being hoisted from the hull onto the jetty.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the remains of the "Glen Mist", with the stern area being supported by the Yokohama fenders in the background. The horn timber can also be seen in the background, whilst the forward starboard side of the vessel is almost scrapped right up to the keel.

                      
                      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the remains of the lower hull which was formerly
part of the engine room. A section of the engine bed can still be observed.              

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below yet another section of a knee is being hoisted onboard a crane truck standing on the Presidents Jetty.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     WASMASJIEN OP DIE AGTERDEK...'n VISSERMAN SE 
                   WEERGAWE VAN GELDWASSERY?


Nou kyk mense, Trawler Heritage het al op baie interessante voorwerpe afgekom op die dekke van skuite, maar nog nooit tevore op 'n wasmasjien nie! Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 toon die rooi sirkel 'n wasmasjien aan op die dek van die "Nanja" waar die skuit rustig op haar mooring wieg in Peperbaai...was julle oil-skins daarmee?

        

             "UKULOBA" WYS HAAR STAAL (GLASVESEL)
                              MET 209 TON CHOVY!


Afgeneem onlangs is die nuutste toevoeging tot die Suid-Afrikaanse pelagiese vloot, die "Ukuloba", 'n Sachal glasveselskuit onderweg vanaf Gansbaai na Laaiplek met 209 ton Ansjovis aanboord.

         
         
(Photo: P.Paxton)

                                      SONSOPKOMS

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 20 April 2018 is die sonsopkoms soos gesien vanuit Peperbaai.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)
       

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Ouma", "Conquistador","Comet", "Oceana Rocket" and "Werkendam" to mention just a few.

         

                     
               "WERKENDAM"  
         

                                         
"OUMA"
            

     FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Staalkop",and "Elandsberg" to mention just a few.

         

             "SOUTH WEST SEA HAWK" LOADING ICE

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 alongside South Arm the shark longliner "South West Sea Hawk" is busy taking ice onboard for an upcoming longline trip.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster catcher "Helena Marie".

         

                                       
"CODESA 1"
         

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 is the bow emblem as displayed by the hake stern trawler "Codesa 1".

         

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 the hake side trawler "Sisters" is standing in a plume of spray as the hull is being cleaned by high pressure hoses. 

         

                    SPANISH SISTERS BACK HOME

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 alongside South Arm the three "Spanish sisters" from Irvin & Johnson were present, namely "Fuchsia", "Forest Lily" and "Freesia".

         

    FORMER DUTCH BEAMERS IN THE CAPE DOCKS

On Wednesday 18 April 2018 no less than four former Dutch Beamers were present in the Cape Docks, namely "Ludwani", "African Queen", "Sisters" and "Augusta 1".

                                       "LUDWANI "
       

                                "AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 alongside the West Quay, is the Mossel Bay based hake side trawler, the "Sisters", who is scheduled to be lifted onto the Cape Syncrolift on 19 April.

             
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 alongside the West Quay, is the Hout Bay based hake longliner, the "Augusta 1" who has recently paid visit to the Cape Syncrolift. Indicated by the red circle is some new decoration added to the hull of the vessel - a white line painted just below the sheer line.

       

                                 DOUBLE VISION?

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the red circles indicate that the name and area code is being displayed on the steel hull as well as on the rails of the whaleback...why?

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the name and area code had once again been repainted onto the hull of the vessel for some unknown reason. Previously the name, area code and fishing code was displayed on the existing wooden nameplate fixed to the rails on the whaleback.

       

                       "ARMANA" STEAMING HOME

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the hake side trawler "Armana" is seen here just outside the breakwater of the Cape Docks making way to South Arm on route from the trawling grounds.

       

Pictured below the "Armana" cautiously turn to starboard in a running sea and a stiff South-Westerly breeze with pouring rain at the time.

           

Pictured below the "Armana" is being accompanied by the Portnet tug "Kestrel", to her berth at Viking Fishing.

             

                   LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Allin", "Portunity", "Beatrice Marine","Okombahe" and "Flame Thorn".


                                            "ALLIN"
       

                                      "PORTUNITY"
       

                                 "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                                 "FLAME THORN"
       

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
       
 

     FISHING VESSELS PRESENT ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 several fishing vessels were present on the Cape Syncrolift. Amongst the fleet present were "Harvest Saldanha", "Emerald Isle", "Cape Frio", "Helena Marie" and "Codesa 1".


                            "HARVEST SALDANHA"
                 

                                       "CODESA 1"
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the rudder of the "Helena Marie" is being rigged into position.

       

                               "EMERALD ISLE"
       

    "CAPE FRIO"...DIE LELIKSTE EENDJIE IN DIE VLOOT?

Trawler Heritage was tot onlangs nog vas oortuig dat "Vegkop" die "lelike eendjie" in die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld is. Hou ingedagte dat Trawler Heritage vir al die skuite in die vissersvloot lief is, maar party skuite het oor die jare heen al soveel plastiese chirurgie ondergaan dat hulle oorspronklike boulyne feitlik heeltemal verdwyn het. Maar wees gerus "Vegkop", jy is nie meer die lelikste eendjie in die vloot nie, dis nou totdat Trawler Heritage die "Cape Frio" vir die eerste keer onder oŽ geneem het op die syncrolift op 18 April 2018. Kyk na die fotos hieronder van die "Cape Frio" en besluit maar vir uself.

                  

         
 
"Pakamani", moenie dink Trawler Heritage het van jou vergeet nie, jy is ook nie juis een van die aantreklikste skuite in die vloot nie...


Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin the crayfish marker buoys of the "Newlands" are being hung up in order for the paint to dry, indicating the area code number of the vessel.

         

  
FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Wilmag", "Werkendam", "Conquistador" and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.

         

                                            "WILMAG"
                     

                                  "WERKENDAM"
       

                          "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

                                     "ARMANDO"
       

                                         "COMET"
       

                                    "CONQUISTADOR"
       

                                  "SANTA MONICA"
       

  FORGOTTEN CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM AN FORGOTTEN
                                ERA OF BOATBUILDING 

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the remains of the "Alaska", with her inner wood work being exposed to open air. One has to agree that the craftsmanship required to construct such and formidable vessel is something that is now long forgotten...  

       

                        GOOD-LUCK "DONNA MARI"!
         
SOUTH AFRICA'S LATEST CHOKKA VESSEL
                         LAUNCHED AT TALLIE MARINE


Pictured below on Monday 16 April 2018 is the latest vessel to be launched at the Tallie Marine boat yard, the "Donna Mari", for owners Balobi Fish Processors based at St.Francis Bay, as an replacement vessel for the ill-fated "Maredon" which has foundered off the East Coast during 2017.

          

                   SALVAGING THE "GLEN MIST"

Pictured below on Saturday 14 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay more attempts are under way the raise the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist". This time around several chains are being connected between the hull and excavators standing on the Presidents Jetty in order to keep the remains of the hull afloat, which will enable the salvage team to remove more material from the hull.
        

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 14 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway, pitted corrosion is visible on the steel nameplate of the "Albatros".

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
STAAR DEUR DIE POORTE  NA "ATLANTIC PRIDE II "...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 April 2018 so tussendeur die romp van die "Albatros" is werkers besig om die "Atlantic Pride II" te sloop.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 April 2018 is die boeg asook 'n gedeelte in die middel van die "Atlantic Pride II" reeds gesloop.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              GOOD-BYE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II "

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway progress are under way to scrap the remains of the "Atlantic Pride II". Seen below the forward focsle area had been demolised.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)