SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

                                      "PORTUNITY"
             ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF AREA CODES!

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

         

              "SILVER CHALLENGER" ON THE SLIP

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

        

         "DAAN VILJOEN" SEMI-RIGID GETS A COVER

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

        

   "OOSTERDAM", WE FOUND YOUR MISSING FAIRLEAD!

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

        

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

        

             LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

Pictured below on Monday 23 October 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress on "Drakenskop". At present the new wheelhouse has been put into place and side walls had been added to the cabins situated on the main deck.

        

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

        

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

        

    SALDANHA BAY HARBOUR AUTHORITIES, WAKE UP!

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

        

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

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

        

                  "JACOB V" BACK IN THE WATER

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

        

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

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


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

        

      "STEENBOK 1", JULLE VLAG HANG ONDERSTEBO

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

        

        

         LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET BEING CHIPPED

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

        

        

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

        

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

        

      "EL PESCADOR" FEATURES NEW COLOUR SCHEME

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

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

        PURSE SEINERS TAKE A REST AT SALDANHA

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

                               "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                             "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

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

        

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

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

        

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


        

   HAKE LONGLINERS TAKE A REST AT SALDANHA

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

        

                                         "PAKAMANI"
        

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

   
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

        

                                  
"HARVEST GAVINA"
        

                               
"HARVEST NANDI"
        

                               
"HARVEST LINDIWE"
        

                        
"HARVEST ATLANTIC HOPE"
        

                                       
"OKOMBAHE"
        

   SALDANHABAAI SEILJAGKLUB KRUIP AL HOE NADER...

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

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

                      "LAPPOP" LANGS DIE KAAI

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

        

                "NEELSIE" DIE MEEU IS HONGER...?

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

        

            NEW FEATURES ONBOARD "BOLOKO I "

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

       

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

       

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

            

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

       

          GUERRINI MARINE IN ACTION AT HOUT BAY

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                NEW ACCESS GATES FOR JETTY NO.3

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

       

                   

        GRAFFITI APPEARS AT HOUT BAY HARBOUR

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

       

       

     DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - GET YOURSELVES
                                               A LADDER!

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

                    

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

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

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

                        TUNA BOATS OUT AT SEA

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

        

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

          
        
                      HOUTBAAI HAWESEKURITEIT...?
        

                              "HANGBERG" FOR SALE

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

        

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

            

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

        

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

        

                            "SOUTHERN TIGER"
        
 ...en dan is daar nogsteeds mense wat stry met Trawler Heritage dat "Southern Tiger" 'n Fritz Nieswandt bousel is...wat julle waar kry?
         Ontleed die skuit se planke, dis nie Afrika hout nie...

                  
LATEST RE-BUILDS AT HOUT BAY 

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

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


             

Pictured below on Saturday 21 October 2017 is the latest progress on the hake longliner "Oceana Amethyst". To date a new engine, bulwarks, deck planks and hull planks were fitted onboard the vessel.

        

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

        

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

        

             ATTEMPTING TO STOP ALL THE LEAKS....

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

        

      WEST COAST CRAYFISH VESSELS RETURN HOME

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

        

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

        

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

        

                    LATEST NAME PLATE CHANGES

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

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


        

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

              

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


        

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

        

        

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

        
           
    

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

    

                  PURSE SEINERS AT HOUT BAY

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

        

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

        

                              "VEGKOP" GOOI LOS


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

        
        
                          DIE SKUITE GAAN VIS SOEK


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

                                          "VEGKOP"
         

 
                             "OCEANA NEPTUNE"
         

          "OCEANA MERCURY" BARS DEUR 'N DEINING
         

            
         RITCO MARINE AT THEIR BEST!

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

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

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

         

             "FLYING SCOTT" IN FOR  REPAIRS

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

        

                CRAYFISH VESSELS AT YACHTPORT


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


                             
"SOUTHERN HORIZON"
        

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

        

  
                "LILLIAN NGOYI" SEEK SHELTER

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


      

                       QUITE SCENES AT LAAIPLEK


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


                                       
"ARANOS"
        

                                     
"TOWERKOP"
        

            "TERRASAN 1" VISITS LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY


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


        

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

        

                                      "ANKOVELD"
        

                 NEW DECK PLANKS FOR "MIZPAH"


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


        

                "LOERIESFONTEIN" BEING PAINTED


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


        

 
                     HIER WORD ALS WIT GEVERF!

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

        


                                      "DOLOREZE"
        

           DARKER TINT FOR "SOUTH WEST FALCON"


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


        

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

        

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

        

                                    "STORMKOP"
        

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

        

      "PENKOP II"
SEEKS SHELTER AT SANDY POINT

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

                     

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

       

                          "GYS B"
FALLING APART

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


       

                        "UKULOBA"
TAKING SHAPE

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


       

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

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

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

       

             BUSY SCENES ON SANDY POINT SLIP


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


       

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

       

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

             

                                       
"BISKOP 1"
       

                                  
"SILVER LEADER"
       

              LATEST PROGRESS ON "MEKA BAY"

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

       

                 "BOSBOK" BUSY TO DISAPPEAR

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

       

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

       

     
                DIE BOSBOKKE NEEM AFSKEID

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

        

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

        

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

        

       
"WESKUS II" FEATURES NEW COLOUR SCHEME

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

                         "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       

                        "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       

     FORMER "OUPA JAN" WHEELHOUSE VANDALIZED

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

       

       

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


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

                    


  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, SANDY POINT
                HARBOUR REQUIRES ATTENTION

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

       

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


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

        
  
          "DAAN VILJOEN" FEATURING A SEMI-RIGID

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

       

       

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

       

                            IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL

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

       

             NEW WHALE BACK COLOUR SCHEME
                             FOR "EL PESCADOR"

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

       

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

       

               "GLEN MIST" SE WIELHUIS VERDWYN...


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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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

   
       "PORTUNITY" SHELTER DECK BEING PAINTED

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

       

        EMPTY SCENES AT SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY


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

       

               LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

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


       

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

       

       GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS GONE MISSING
                                  AT SALDANHA BAY!

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

       

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

       

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

        
      
                          DIE EINDE VAN NOG 'N DAG

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

        
 

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

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

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

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


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

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

      LAS PALMAS LONGLINER ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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

        

             "STAR CREST" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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

       

       

   
            NUWE BOEGPLAAT VIR "STAR CREST"

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

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

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

         


         


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


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

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

        FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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


           

                                           "OUMA
        

                                    "BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

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

        

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

        

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

        

         "ISABELLA MARINE" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

                 LATEST PROGRESS ON "WILMAG"


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


        

     RENOVATIONS ONBOARD IMPALA FISHING FLEET


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


        

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

        

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

        

                   "BELLA" VISITS THE SYNCROLIFT


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

        

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

        

                    FEW STERN TRAWLERS AT HOME

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

        

     "SEAWIN EMERALD" LANDS GIANT YELLOW FINS

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

        

        

        

        

        

        

                   VIKING FISHING FLEET AT HOME

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

        

                                        
"CAPE FRIO"
        

                                   
"CASABLANCA"
        

                                  
"AFRICAN QUEEN"
        

                                    
"PORTUNITY"
        

                                         
"LUDWANI"
        

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

        


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

        

              GOOD-BYE "ATLANTIC PRIVATEER"!

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

      

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


          

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


                              

                                    'N BAIE BESIGE DEK...


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


            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
 "BOETIE AKIE" PREPARED FOR NEW SEASON

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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

 
       "SOUTHERN BELLE" STACKER IN FOR REPAIRS

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

                      
                      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
                      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
                     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
                     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
                    "ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!"

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below Colin Benjamin and his team resumes work.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is yet another wooden cabinet in progress.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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


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

           

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

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

          

   THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET FOR RITCO MARINE?

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

                   

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

                         
THE SWITCH TO STEEL!

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

         


           MOENIE PLANKE IN DIE WATER GOOI NIE !!!


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

            

 

    "STAR CREST" ON VACATION IN THE WATERFRONT

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


         

         

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

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


                                        "STAR CREST"
         

             
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


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

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

         


                                      "PORTUNITY"
         


  
     IMPALA FISHING CREWS DOING MAINTENANCE

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


         

                 
Cleaning and painting the inside bulwarks...

         

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

               

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


                   "LUDERITZ STAR" STILL INACTIVE

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

         

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

         

            
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

         

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

       "ADELETTE" BULWARKS START TO DE-LAMINATE

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

         

           "FISKORN" SHINES BRIGHT IN FRESH PAINT

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

         

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

                    

           IMPALA FISHING CREWS DOING MAINTENANCE

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

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

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

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

                     

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

           

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

           

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

           

                    "MARIA LOUISA" RETURNS HOME

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

           

                      
LATEST PROGRESS ON "WILMAG"

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


           

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

          

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

              

              THE FRESHEST HAKE & CHIPS IN TOWN

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

          


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

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

         
ENGINE TROUBLES FOR "CAPE CHALLENGER"

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

               

        STERN TRAWLERS GALORE IN THE CAPE DOCKS

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

                                             "SANDILE
          

                                   "SVEINN JOHNSON "
          

                                        "REALEKA"
          

                                     "FLAME THORN"
          

                                        "AVRO WARRIOR"
                          

                                               "LEPANTO"
             

                                  (THE 3 SPANISH SISTERS)
   
                                                "FEROX"
             

                                             "FOREST LILY"
             

                                             "FOXGLOVE"
             

   "PESCARGEN V" RECEIVES SOUTH AFRICAN CALL SIGN

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

             

             

       "SOUTHERN CROSS" ON THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

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

             

   TUNA POLES RETURN FROM SANDY POINT HARBOUR

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

                                       "SANDVELD III"
             

                              "BELLA DA LUNAR"
(right)
             

   
          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

                                           
"WERKENDAM"
             

                                        
"SAO GABRIEL"
             

                                      
"CONQUISTADOR"
             

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

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


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

             

        
        "KARAS" IN THE ROBINSON DRY DOCK

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

                         

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

          

          "SPARTICUS" OP GANSBAAI SKEEPSHELLING

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

          

          

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

          

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

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

                          GANSBAAI HAWEPATROLLIE?

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

          

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

                  

             SANDY POINT HARBOUR FULLY OCCUPIED

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

      
                    SHIPWRIGHTS IN ACTION

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


         

         

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

         


      GIANT FIBER GLASS VESSELS AWAIT FINAL TOUCHES


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


                                       
"MEKA BAY"
         

         

                                     
"UKULOBA"
         

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

         

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


   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - COME CLEAN UP
                                           THIS MESS!

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

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

     PURSE SEINERS SHOW OFF THEIR BATTLE SCARS

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


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

        

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

        

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

        

                   "OUPA JAN" IN FOR A RE-BUILT

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

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

        
Pictured below is some remains of the stern gantry.

        
       
        

    
Pictured below is the port side and starboard diesel tanks.

        

              
Pictured below is the bow fresh water tank.

        

              "CHRISTIE SUE" BACK IN THE WATER

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

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

            STEEL PURSE SEINERS TAKING A BREAK

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

                                    "SETTE MARI"
        

                                     "STAR CREST"
        

                  "DEBNAL" GOES UNDER COVER

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

        

          PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

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

                                       
"BOETIE AKIE "
          

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

          

                               
"ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
          

                                        
"UMADALA"
          

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

          

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

          

            

            LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                 
"HARVEST VERONICA"   
         

                                
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

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

         

   
          LATEST PROGRESS ON "DRAKENSKOP"

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

         

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

         

  
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - COME CLEAN UP
                                           THIS MESS!

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

         

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

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

   
        AQUACULTURE VESSELS IN THE HARBOUR

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

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

                                      "BLUE OCEAN"
         

                   "DEUS TE AJUDE" LAYING IDLE

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

         

           
"TIYALINA" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

         

 
       "OKOMBAHE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

                      

                         THE WOODEN RAFT IS BACK!

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

        

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

        

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

        

         
"OOSTERDAM" LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER

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

        

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

              

    
"GLEN MIST" SALVAGE TEAM STILL MISSING?

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

        

          QUITE SCENES AT AMAWANDLE PELAGIC

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

        

  
 PURSE SEINERS SHOW OFF THEIR BATTLE SCARS

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

   
                                     "STORMKOP"
        

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

        

                                       "TERRASAN 1"
        

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

        

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

   NEW WHEELHOUSE TO BE FITTED ONBOARD "MIZPAH"


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


         

         

                 LAST REMAINS OF THE "ROSEVELD"


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

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


         

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

         

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

         

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

                     

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

          

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

          

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

                     

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

                   


                       WESKUS ERFENIS MAKIETIE 2017

                         

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

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


               

                      DIS LEKKER OP LAAIPLEK!

        

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

        

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

        

                            FEES VAN DIE "GANSE"

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

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

            
"OCEANA PARAGON" NEATLY PAINTED

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

          


                  
THE GIANTS TAKE TO THE SEA

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

                               GOOD-LUCK "UKULOBA"!

            

                         
  GOOD-LUCK "MEKA BAY "!

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

        
        
(Photo: Supplied)

                      
"SANTA CRUZ " FROM ABOVE

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

        
        
(Photo: Supplied)

   
PURSE SEINERS SHOW OFF THEIR BATTLE SCARS

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

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

        

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

        

    LATEST EDITION TO THE SANDY POINT FLEET


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


        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

            CAPE DOCK FISHING VESSELS OCCUPY
                              SANDY POINT SLIPWAY


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

                                          "KARIN I "

                  

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

         

 
                   "OUPA JAN" IN FOR A RE-BUILT

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


         

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

         
     
                    
GOOD-LUCK "FRENCHY MARIA "!

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

        

        

        

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

        

                       
"BOSBOK" WORD GESLAG

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

        


           

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


        

        "OOM ARTHUR" RETURNS TO SANDY POINT

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

         

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

         

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


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

                 

       

       

       

     OCEANA FLEET CHANGE TO "INTERNATIONAL"
PAINT

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


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


            LAAIPLEK PURSE SEINERS LAYING IDLE


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


                                          "UMFANA"
       

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

                             
"ATLANTIC LEADER"
       

                                     
"EIGEVELD"
       

                                   
"ANKOVELD"
       

                                
"TERRASAN 1"
       

                                    
"DOLOREZE"
       

                                    
"STORMKOP"
       

         KREEFSMOKKELAARS TEIKEN KREEFFUIKE

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         "OKOMBAHE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
     "TIYALINA" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          "LISA ANN" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                  "DRAKENSKOP" CONVERTED INTO
                             FLOATING RESTAURANT

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            "SILVER LEADER" - IT WAS A HARD SEASON

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
                 DIE REIER WIL SAAM SKUIT RY!

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

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

         
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder en die reier bevlieg die netvisskuit vanaf bakpoort!

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                      "EMILY-MARIE" TAKES A BREAK

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

         

    
"LILIAN NGOYI" TAKING LUNCH AT ROMANSBAAI

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

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


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

         

           THE GANSBAAI HAKE LONGLINE TEMPLATE...

         

                      DIE "GANSE" GAAN SEE TOE!


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

         

                                     "RIETGANS II"
         


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

         

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

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

         

                         
"Silver Snapper " gooi los.

         

         

                                    "SILVER SNAPPER"
         

                                          "KOLGANS"
         

                                        "BERGGANS"
         

                                      "BELLA PRIMA"
         

                                          "VLEIGANS"
         

                                      "WILDEGANS II"
         

                                       "RIETGANS II"
         

                 OP DIE BLOUDAM VAN DIE "GANSE"...

         

                                            "WAFRA"
         

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

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

                           
"Silver Snapper" maak 'n trek.
         

                           
"Bella Prima" maak 'n gooi.
         

                             
"Wildegans II" maak 'n gooi.
         

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

                               
"Rietgans II" maak 'n gooi.
         

                                   
"Vleigans" maak 'n gooi.
         

                             
"Berggans" maak 'n gooi.
         

                         HANGKLIP IN DIE VERTE

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

         

                       
"Silver Snapper" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                        
"Rietgans II" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                            
"Wafra" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

                            
"Vleigans" maak weer 'n gooi.
         

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

                                     
Die son trek water...
         

                                
"Wafra" maak 'n trek    
         

                               
"Bella Prima" maak 'n trek
         

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

                 
Die einde van nog 'n dag het aangebreek.
         

                 "EMERALD ISLE" BACK IN THE WATER


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

       
          

          "OOSTERDAM" LOOKING FOR NEW OWNER


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


       

                     "DAAN VILJOEN" ON ANCHOR


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


       

                    "BORDERER" GOING BULBOUS?


Pictured below on Saturday 2 September 2017 on the Gansbaai Slipway is the purse seiner "Borderer". Interesting enough as indicated by the red circle, the shell of a bulbous bow was standing next to the vessel on the slipway...


       

            "LEEUKOP" VISITS GANSBAAI SLIPWAY


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


       

          RITCO MARINE SERVES THE FISHING INDUSTRY

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

         

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

       

          "SAILFISH" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

                       RUNNING REPAIRS ON "WILMAG"


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


        

                   "KARIBA" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

                "WESKUS II" SWITCH TO LONGLINE


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


        

                 

       
      LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                    "FLAME THORN"
         

                                   "FOREST LILY"
         

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

                                        "DANTAGO"
         

                                        "UMLOBI"
         

                                        "FOXGLOVE"
         

                                "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

            "ADENIA" PROP READY FOR FITMENT

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              AQUACULTURE MOORINGS IN THE MAKING

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                           "ST.ANN" LOOKS NEAT

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  ARGENTINEAN STERN TRAWLER DOCKS AT SOUTH ARM

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

         

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

       

       
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

       

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

       

                                         "COMET"
       

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

       

            AN ANGRY SKIPPER IN THE WHEELHOUSE?


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


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


     CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING AT ALFRED BASIN


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


       

    DYER EILAND VISSERYE LONGLINERS IN CAPE DOCKS


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


       

     "RIVIERGANS" BERTHED ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY


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


       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                               "AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

                            "KHULISA EYETHU"
       

                                        "FEROX"
       

                                     "FUCHIA"
       

                                        "STEVIA"
       

                                     "SANDILE"
       

                          "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

    "WILMAG" WHALEBACK GUTTED BY ONBOARD FIRE

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

      

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

       

   HOUT BAY FISHING VESSELS ON THE SILVER SCREEN

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

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

    

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

     
              
          Van wanneer af kan hout so roes?...

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

      

  
          "EMERALD ISLE" COVERED IN PRIMER PAINT

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

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    PORT NOLLOTH FLEET AT HOME

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

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

                                               "ARIEL"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                                           "NANDI"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

          
WOODEN HULL VESSELS AT PORT NOLLOTH

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

                                            "MACLE"
        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

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

        
        
(Photo: C.van Baalen)

                      
"EMERALD ISLE" ON THE SLIP

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK

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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                      "SILVER LEADER"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                         LIGTE, AKSIE!

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


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
    DIE "EMERGENCY SWITCH" HET NIE GEWERK NIE!

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

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          
                          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                   
"GLEN MIST"
      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)   

         
        DIS NOU 'N GEMORS VAN 'N GEMORS!

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


    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        
DIE "PAKAMANI" PAKSTOOR

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


           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                
INTERNAL WELDING ONBOARD "VIOLA"

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 
    SEA HARVEST FLEET AT HOME

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
                        "ST. ANN" IN FOR REPAIRS

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      
        MORE STEAM REQUIRED!

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                    S.A. NAVY SHOWS IT'S TEETH

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


          

       "NANJA" SUPPORTS DIVING TEAM IN ST.HELENA BAY


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

                   

                   
           
          "EMERALD ISLE" VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY


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


   
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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


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


  
   
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
"GLEN MIST" SALVAGE TEAM GONE MISSING?

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

 

  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
          "ADENIA" ALONGSIDE THE SERVICE JETTY

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

 

  
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

  

   
(Photo: J.Carstens)  

                      GOOD-LUCK "SANTA CRUZ"!

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

     

     


         RIGGING IN A NEW HEART FOR "ABRAHAM T"


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

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

                
                
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                "ADENIA" ON THE SLIP CRADLE

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

      

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

        

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

     

      CRAYFISH VESSELS RESTING AT PREMIER FISHING


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


                

                THE END OF AN CATERPILLAR ERA

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

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

          THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CATERPILLAR ERA

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


      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

      
      
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                 "NICOLETTE"......WORD SURVEY

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

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

      

               NEW RUBBING BANDS FOR "SAILFISH"

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

       

     
                  Making sure it's a perfect fit!
       

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

       

      
NEW NAME STICKERS FOR "SOUTHERN CROSS"

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

       

                      
NEW NAME STICKERS FORWARD
       

                         
NEW NAME STICKERS AFT
       

                   "COMET" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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

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

                   COLLIER JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

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

       

                      THAT'S A SWAFIL AIR VENT!

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

       

              "KIANGA" STILL  WITHOUT A NAME

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

       

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                        
"SISTRO"
       

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
       

                                   "FLAME THORN"
       

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
       

                                  "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                              "LUCERNE" SET SAIL

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

       

       

                    A VISITOR FROM WALVIS BAY

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

       

                RITCO MARINE READY FOR ACTION

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

        
        
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                       
                       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

        "OCEANA GARNET" IN SEARCH OF ANCHOVY

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

       

      
               "DEREK 1" TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress on "Derek 1" as work continues onboard the vessel in order to convert it into an formiddable octopus catcher. 

       

               "DRAKENSKOP" ON HER MOORING

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Drakenskop" is still peacefully resting on her mooring with no signs of any "houseboat" renovations...

       

                CRAYFISH VESSELS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the the crayfish vessels "Jakkie V" (front) and "Silver Leader (back) resting alongside the presidents jetty.

       

                    "SILVER GALAXY" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the purse seiner "Silver Galaxy" for general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint. Although the 2017 pelagic season is still strong in progress, we will from onwards until end January 2018 see more steel purse seiners being slipped in order to miss the end-season rush for available slipway space.

       

               "AMSTELDIEP" STILL AT SALDANHA

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Amsteldiep" awaits the arrival of an tanker truck in order pump polluted bilge water from the vessel.

       

            "VUNA ELITA" PREPARED FOR SURVEY

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay final preparations are being performed onboard the hake stern trawler, "Vuna Elita" as the vessel was about to be surveyed. 

       

   IMPROVED DECK LAYOUT FOR "BENGUELLA PRIDE"

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the new wooden fish boxes mounted on the working deck of the "Benguella Pride", which is currently being converted into a tuna pole vessel.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       SALVAGING OF THE "GLEN MIST" IN PROGRESS...

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents jetty attempts are currently in progress in order to salvage the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist". Seen below a galvanized superstructure and barge are present. Going to press all attempts to raise the vessel were unsuccessful. At present more than 30 sunken fishing vessels are present at various government proclaimed fishing harbour along the West Coast, perhaps it's time to call in the real specialists...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Presidents jetty is the hake longliner "Pakamani".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the tanker truck is standing by to pump over the polluted bilge water.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below the water pump is standing on the deck of the "Amsteldiep".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
 
    


                               

                                
   

   

           


                                    
    
                                  

                                     

                                   

       

                       
                                 

            
  
 

                  
  

                              


                                    

                        

                         

    
           

                             

         

                                
                                    

                
      
                                  

                      

                                      
  
     
         

                        

  
               
         

                       

                            


          

                

  

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     "ARANOS" SLEEP VIR "TOWERKOP" HUIS TOE.

Afgeneem hieronder Saterdagoggend 29 Julie 2017 is waarskynlik net 'n eenkeer in 'n leeftyd oomblik toe die "Aranos" vir "Towerkop" moes insleep na Laaiplek toe weens 'n meganiese fout. Gegewe die feit dat die insleep suksesvol uitgevoer is tydens die uitgaande laaggety in die Bergriviermonding met 'n sterk stroom daarby, is maar net weereens 'n bewys oor die kwaliteite en vaardighede waaroor ons trawlkampioen-skippers beskik.

       

       

       

  
TERRASAN PURSE SEINER FLEET TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Laaiplek is the Terrasan pelagic fleet berthed alongside the wooden jetty. From left to right is "Terrasan 1", "Doloreze" and "Elomi".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Laaiplek is the Eigevis purse seiner, "Ankoveld" berthed alongside the wooden jetty.

       

                            "MIZPAH" SET SAIL

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Mizpah" sails out of Stompneusbaai on route the fishing grounds.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Southern Belle" is steaming towards Stompneusbaai to discharge anhovy.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Boetie Akie" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Alert III" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Pegasus" is berthed alongside the Sandy Point Canning jetty with holds filled with anchovy.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sechaba" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Nossob" is drifting off Slippersbaai as the crew anticipates their turn to off-load anchovy.

       

            13:50pm...
"SECHABA" TO BE OFF-LOADED

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sechaba" sterns into position at the off-load jetty at Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Ruwekus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Eigeveld" sails out of Slippersbaai on route to her berthing space at Laaiplek.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Atlantic Endeavour" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Silver Challenger" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

       

                          
"ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Antonie W II" sails out of Sandy Point harbour towards the hake stern "Zanemali 1" which was resting on anchor in the bay.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Umdala" sails out of Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

        14:51pm...
"SECHABA" IS STILL OFF-LOADING

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Antonie W II" (right) is seen here nearing the hake stern "Zanemali 1" (right).

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Viva" (left) and "Oceana Paragon" (right)  is steaming towards Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy.

       

       

                                          
"VIVA"
       

                             
"OCEANA PARAGON"
       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Alert III" (left) helps to maneuver the "Starcrest" (right) around the Government Jetty. At the time the purse seine net of the "Starcrest" was to be repaired on the jetty. 

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "South West Falcon" sails out of Stompneusbaai on route to Sandy Point harbour.

       

                                  
"ANTONIE W II"
       

                            
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
       

         15:23pm...
"SECHABA" IS STILL OFF-LOADING...
                                   MAAK KLAAR!
....

       

             OCEANA SE 3 GROOTES LANGS MEKAAR

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 langs die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point hawe is die 3 grootes van Oceana langs mekaar naamlik "Alert II", "Starcrest" en "Emerald Isle". Die ander groote naamlik "Wildekus" was op daardie stadium nog oppad huis...dalk net miskien kry Trawler Heritage dit reg om al 4 grootes langs mekaar te kan afneem...tyd sal leer, kom ons kyk wat gebeur later!

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the assistance of Mnatha had to be called in, in order to deal with a badly torn net of the "Oceana Paragon".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Silver Challenger" sterns away from the jetty as it was their turn to be off-loaded at West Point.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 rol die net van "Oceana Paragon" oor die kragblok tot op die kaai. Die skade aanwesig is alreeds te bespeur...

       

     
Die onderste-sim is  &*@#$! Mens se moed sak sommer
                          weg as jou skuit se net so lyk.  

       
          
                        
   "SILVER CHALLENGER" 
       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sparticus" sails into Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Nossob" sails out of Slippersbaai on route to her berthing space at Laaiplek.

       

              15:49pm...
"SECHABA" OFF-LOADING
                                 ALMOST COMPLETE...


       

             15:57pm...
"SECHABA" MOVES AWAY

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Sette Mari" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Ruwekus" is seen here at the discharge jetty of Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Mpho" sails into Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point.

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 onboard the "Mpho" is a new hydraulic fish pump, chutes and de-watering screen fitted onboard the vessel which is an absolute necessity for catching anchovy.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Wildekus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

       

            OCEANA SE 4 GROOTES LANGS MEKAAR

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 langs die Goewermentskaai in Sandy Point hawe is die 4 grootste pelagiese bote van Oceana langs mekaar naamlik "Alert II", "Starcrest", "Emerald Isle" en "Wildekus".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Atlantic Enterprise" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of Suid-Oranje.

       

                          "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
       

       

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the purse seine net of the "Starcrest" is laying in the foreground with that of the "Oceana Paragon" in the back ground.

                  

         

                           "ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR"
         

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Umadala" arrives at Sandy Point harbour after discharging at West Point.

         

LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "ANNA" - ARMED SECURITY

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Sandy Point is the obsolete fishing vessel "Anna", now featuring an armed security plate on the wheelhouse door as indicated by the red circle.

         

                   

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Sandy Point both the "Mpho" (left) and "Sparticus" (right) are waiting in the queue to discharge at West Point.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 at Sandy Point the netmakers are busy repairing the badly torn net of the "Starcrest".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the fully loaded "Ebb Tide" is steaming towards Sandy Point harbour with the "Silver Bounty" following in the back ground.

          

          

                                             
"EBB TIDE"
          

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 29 Julie 2017 onderweg van Stompneusbaai kom maak die "Southern Belle" gou 'n 180 grade draai voor die Trawler Heritage kamera in Sandy Point hawe, voordat hulle weer koers vat see toe vir nog 'n vrag ansjovis.

          

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Silver Bounty" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with holds filled with anchovy destined for the reduction plant of West Point. In the background the "Southern Belle" i is seen sailing out to sea.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Neptune" arrives at Sandy Point harbour with a small catch of anchovy onboard.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Concorde" sails out of Sandy Point harbour on route to Stompneusbaai.

          
Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the fully laden "Oceana Ruby" sails just north off Shelley Point with holds filled with anchovy, destined for the reduction plant of S.A. Sea Products at Hout Bay, another 12 hours of sailing away. The "Oceana Ruby" however, turned around shortly after this photo was taken, and off-loaded her catch at St.Helena Bay Fishing later that evening.

          

Pictured below on Saturday 29 July 2017 the "Oceana Concorde" sails past the Shelley Point lighthouse on route to Stompneusbaai.

          

Pictured below on Saturday evening 29 July 2017 the repaired net of the  "Oceana Paragon" is being hauled onboard the vessel.

          

          

          

                                         "EBB TIDE"
          

                                  "SILVER DOLPHIN"
          

                 "OCEANA PARAGON" FULLY LOADED

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Oceana Paragon" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy and a badly torn net.

        

              "COLIN B" IN SEARCH OF SNOEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the Hout Bay based fishing vessel "Colin B", who is currently catching snoek in the St.Helena Bay area.

        

                   NET PROBLEMS FOR "DAGBREEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 a section of the purse seine net of the "Dagbreek" is being repaired on the Suid-Oranje jetty.

        

                  "NOMMER SEWE" TAKES A BREAK 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the crayfish vessel "Nommer Sewe" berthed alongside the wooden jetty.

        

              "JOE DOE" AT SANDY POINT HARBOUR

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the octopus catcher "Joe Doe" which normally operates out of Hout Bay harbour.

        

         "ARANOS" HEADING FOR ELANDSBAAI

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the "Aranos" is seen here sailing out of the Berg River mouth on route to Elandsbaai to catch anchovy.

        

         ST.HELENA BAY FISHING JETTY FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the jetty of St.Helena Bay Fishing is surrounded by numerous purse seiners as they queue to be off-loaded. From left to right is "Star Crest", "Alert III", "Oceana Neptune" and "Southern Belle".

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the "Oceana Neptune" maneuvers alongside the "Sette Mari" after returning from the discharge jetty of St.Helena Bay Fishing.

        

                "OCEANA MERCURY" RETURN HOME 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Oceana Mercury" steams past the Shelly Point lighthouse with anchovy in her holds destined for the reduction plant of St.Helena Bay Fishing.

        

         "SETTE MARI" HEADING FOR SLIPPERSBAAI 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Sette Mari" is seen here steaming out of Sandy Point harbour for her turn to be off-loaded at West Point Fishing.

        

              "OCEANA PEGASUS" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Oceana Pegasus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with a moderate catch of anchovy onboard.

        

               "SILVER KATONKEL" FULLY LOADED

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Silver Katonkel" is steaming towards Slippersbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

          "MIZPAH" KOM HUIS TOE...MET 'n LUGVRAG?

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 arriveer die "Mizpah" by Sandy Point hawe swaar gelaai met 'n vrag ansjovis aanboord.

        

        

Aangetoon hieronder swaai daar 'n groot sak vis aan die triplex - ons skuite mag nie dekvragte dra nie, let wel "dekvrag", so nou maak ons gebruik van "lugvrag"...daai sak vis raak mos nie aan die dek nie, of hoe?

                    

                          SNOEKERS RETURN HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the snoek handline ski-boat "Elcano" is seen here returning from the fishing grounds.

        

      NEW WEATHER BOARDS FOR "OCEANA PARAGON"

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point the "Oceana Paragon" was spotted with a new set weather boards on her port side after her weather boards was badly damaged within the first few weeks of the new pelagic season.

        

                    "ANKOVELD" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Ankoveld" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with a moderate catch of anchovy onboard.

        

        

                  "ANTONIE W II" IN FOR REPAIRS

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point shipwrights from Tallie Marine is busy doing repairs to the hull of the "Antonie W" after the vessel was out of action for the entire duration of the 2017 pelagic season thus far.

        

        

                   "DUINEKUS" STERNS AWAY

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Duinekus" sterns around the Suid-Oranje jetty after the discharge process was completed.

        

                     "SECHABA" RETURNS HOME 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Sechaba" steams towards the Suid-Oranje jetty with anchovy in her holds.

        

          "OCEANA PARAGON" NET BEING REPAIRED 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the net of the "Oceana Paragon" is being repaired on the Government Jetty at Sandy Point harbour.

        

        

             LATEST PROGRESS ON "ANTOINETTE"

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the Walvis Bay snoeker, "Antoinette" now featuring a new freezer room on the main deck. The wheelhouse has also been put back into place after the vessel received a new main engine and genset recently.

        

                         "SAO GABRIEL" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the hake longliner "Sao Gabriel" for some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point is "Boetie Akie" (left) and "Mizpah" (right).

        

                              "BOSBOK" HOU NOG UIT...


Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 in Sandy Point hawe dryf die "Bosbok" nog bo die water, maar ten spyte van die feit dat die skuit se kondisie daagliks versleg.

        

                      "RUWEKUS" RETURNS HOME

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Ruwekus" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

                                 ROEI MANNE ROEI!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 buitekant Hannasbaai is twee vissers in 'n bakkie met buiteboordmotor probleme. Die "cowling" lÍ in die laai, maar gelukkig het hulle roeispane byderhand gehad om weer by die wal te kon kom.

        

             "SECHABA" HEADING FOR SLIPPERSBAAI 

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 alongside the jetty at Suid-Oranje Visserye, the "Sechaba" awaits her turn to discharge, second in-row after the "Dagbreek".

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Eigeveld" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Sandy Point harbour alongside the Government Jetty is the "Emerald Isle" (left) and "Oceana Neptune" (right).

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 alongside the Suid-Oranje jetty from left to right is "Ruwekus", "Sechaba" and "Dagbreek".

        

               MNATHA DELIVERS A REPAIRED NET

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 a purse seine repaired by Mnatha is being delivered by truck to the Government Jetty at Sandy Point harbour.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Lisa Ann" arrives at Sandy Point harbour on route from Elandsbaai with holds filled with anchovy.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 Mnatha is busy off-loading the net from the back of the truck. In the background is the "Emerald Isle".

        

              "TERRASAN 1" RESTING AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Laaiplek is the purse seiner "Terrasan 1" resting alongside the wooden jetty.

        

              "DOLOREZE" ARRIVES AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 at Laaiplek the "Doloreze" arrives at the wooden jetty on route from the Suid-Oranje jetty.

        

              NET FISHERS ARRIVES AT LAAIPLEK

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 two net fishers returns from the sea and steams up the Berg River to their jetty at Velddrif.

        

Pictured below on Monday 24 July 2017 the "Silver Dolphin" is seen here berthed alongside the Laaiplek Slipway jetty.

        

   PURSE SEINERS IN THE QUEUE AT AMAWANDLE PELAGIC

Pictured below on Monday evening 24 July 2017 at Laaiplek several purse seiners were berthed at the Amawandle Pelagic jetty as they wait to be off-loaded. Present in queue at the time were "Stormkop","Umfana" and "Atlantic Leader".

                                      "STORMKOP"
        

                                           "UMFANA"
        

                                  "ATLANTIC LEADER"
        

          OP DIE LUGWEE VAN DIE "OCEANA MAAN"...

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 24 Julie 2017 hoog bokant Laaiplek is 'n passiersvliegtuig onderweg na Amerika op 'n transatlantiese vlug.

        

        DIE EINDE VAN DIE DAG NOG LANK NIE VERBY

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 kort na sonsak is die ingang van die Bergriviermonding by Laaiplek, maar vir die pelagiese bemannings is die dag nog lank nie verby nie. Op die horison vaar die "Sette Mari" onderweg na Elandsbaai vir haar tweede trip vir die dag.

        

                                   "SETTE MARI"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 op Laaiplek vaar die "Nossob" op die horison oppad na Sandy Point hawe met 'n vrag ansjovis aanboord.

        

   ("WILDE WILLEMIEN" SLEEP 'N ERTSDRAER HUIS TOE)

        

                           NUWE MUUR VIR EIGEVIS

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 in Laaiplek hawe is 'n nuwe muur wat opgerig word op die perseel van Eigevis wat die ou draadheining gaan vervang.

        

       "DABULAMANZI" ARRIVEER VEILIG IN ROOIBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 lÍ die kreefskuit "Dabulamanzi" langs haar houtkaai in Rooibaai nadat die skuit net die vorige dag vanuit Houtbaai gevaar het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandagaand 24 Julie 2017 lÍ die "Atlantic Leader" nog langs die Amawandle Pelagic kaai en wag vir 'n aflaaibeurt.

        

         "OCEANA GARNET" DISCHARGE ANCHOVY

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Garnet" is being discharged at the factory of S.A. Sea Products. Having left Hout Bay on Friday afternoon 21 July, they sailed north towards the vicinity of Elandsbaai where the anchovy was to be found, filled the fishing holds and sailed back to Hout Bay harbour to off-load.

        

       "OCEANA ORION" TAKES DIESEL ONBOARD

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Orion" is berthed at the diesel depot at Jetty No.3. Like the "Oceana Garnet", the "Oceana Orion" also left Hout Bay harbour on Friday afternoon and sailed north towards Elandsbaai to catch anchovy, and arrived back at Hout Bay harbour in the early morning hours on Sunday 23 July. However, at the time the diesel tanks were filled once again, preparing the vessel to sail south towards Gansbaai in search of anchovy.


        

              "OCEANA RUBY" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Ruby" steams into Hout Bay, laying deep in the water with anchovy in her holds caught off Elandsbaai.


        

                             LINE FISHERS SET SAIL


Pictured below on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay a high speed handline ski-boat set sail to the fishing grounds in pursuit of snoek.


        

                     "AUGUSTA 1" TAKES A BREAK


Pictured below on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay alongside the northern mole is the hake longliner "Augusta 1".


        

   
      "OCEANA CONCORDE" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Concorde" steams into Hout Bay with anchovy in her holds caught off Elandsbaai.


        

Pictured below early on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the crew of the "Oceana Concorde" looks on as the vessel is about to dock at the ice tower.

        

   
            BATTLE SCARS FOR "OCEANA RUBY"

Pictured on Sunday morning 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay crew members of the "Oceana Ruby" are busy to remove a metal band which has become detach from the top rubbing band, as a direct result of the bad sea conditions encountered whilst steaming back to Hout Bay harbour.


        

      THE FAMOUS WRECKS OF HOUT BAY HARBOUR


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is a selection of wrecks occupying precious berthing space at Hout Bay harbour. Seen below is the northern side of the Service Jetty containing 7 wrecks.


        

Seen below is the southern side of the Service Jetty containing a further 2 wrecks. The "Asterix" berthed towards the end is occupying the only available space along the entire 300 meter jetty - the rest is obscured by sunken vessels.

        

                SEA WATER AND ALCOHOL DON'T MIX


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is an empty bottle of vodka laying on the whale back steel frame of the "Alistair".


        

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 during the prevailing spring tide is the remains of the "Lesley J".

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 during the prevailing spring tide is the remains of the former Walvis Bay purse seiner "Eiland Urk".

        

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is the remains of the former purse seiner "Oceana Krans". This vessel is unable to sink any further since it has sunk on top of another vessel who had sunk on the same spot a few years earlier.

        

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 is the "Asterix" which had spent some quality time on the Hout Bay slipway recently after the vessel had sprung a leak and almost ended on the bottom of Hout Bay harbour.

        

           WHERE IS THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION?


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay slipway, vast amounts of pebbles, stones, sand and general garbage were still present at the entrance to the northern mole as a direct result of the big storm of 7 June which has swept over the area. Serious questions remain as to why this storm damage was never cleaned up.


        

          "COLLEEN" SUNK IN HOUT BAY HARBOUR

Despite all efforts to raise the sunken fishing vessel "Colleen" on 20 June 2017, divers were unable to successfully salvaged the vessel. Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 the "Colleen" has seemingly now find her final resting place. At present there is now 18 sunken fishing vessels within the confinements of Hout Bay harbour, although the Department of Public Works claims that there is only 10 sunken fishing vessels - It's not a matter of what the naked eye can see protruding the surface of the water, it's what the naked eye cannot see that is hidden beneath the surface!

        

             "WINDHOEK" HET "LAGER" PROBLEME...


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 23 Julie 2017 op die Houtbaai skeepshelling is die "Windhoek" met talle vrot ribbes wat vervang moet word.


        

        

        

      OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the entire Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Silver Fish", "Benyami", "Paulsberg" and "Grysbok".


        

        

         "OCEANA ORION" SET SAIL FOR GANSBAAI


Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the "Oceana Orion" sails out of Hout Bay harbour on route to Gansbaai in search of anchovy.

        

            DIE ROBKOLONIE VAN HOUTBAAI HAWE


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 23 Julie 2017 is maar net 'n handtjie vol robbe wat tans teenwoordig is in Houtbaai se hawe op 'n permanente grondslag.


        

        LATEST PROGRESS ON "OCEANA AMETHYST"


Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the latest progress onboard the "Oceana Amethyst" as new stanchions and rails are being fitted to the starboard side of the vessel.

        

        
                   
Dit lyk en ruik sommer weer soos 1967!

             "OCEANA GARNET" STERNS AWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay the "Oceana Garnet" sterns away from the discharge jetty after the discharging process were comepleted.

        

Pictured below the crew waves to the crew of the "Oceana Ruby" as they passes by on route to the discharge jetty.

        

Pictured below the "Oceana Garnet" maneuvers to the diesel depot located at Jetty No.3.

        
        
             "OCEANA RUBY" DISCHARGE ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Ruby" is being discharged at the factory of S.A. Sea Products.

                  

        

                       JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the fully occupied Jetty No.3. Amongst the fleet home were "Kingfisher", "Langeberg", "Oceana Clipper", "Swordfish" and "Captain De Sousa".

        

                                     "GIRL JUDITH"
             

                                      "SWORDFISH"
        

                                      "KINGFISHER"
        

                                 "SEAWIN SAPPHIRE"
        

                                       "ROOIBERG"
        

    
"OCEANA GARNET" SET SAIL FOR GANSBAAI

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the "Oceana Garnet" sails out of Hout Bay harbour on route to Gansbaai in search of anchovy shortly after the diesel tanks were topped up.  

        

      THE CRAYFISH VESSELS HEADS FOR CAPE POINT

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay numerous west coast crayfish vessels set sail south to the fishing grounds off Cape Point. Amongst the vessels were "Zanemali", "Boesmanland", "Boland" and "Girl Judith".

                            
         "ZANEMALI"
        

                               
"BOESMANLAND"
        

                                         
"BOLAND"
        
        
                                  
"GIRL JUDITH"
        

                               
"PLETTENBERG"
        

                            WE'RE GOING HOME!!!

Pictured on Sunday 23 July 2017 at the Hout Bay the 35 foot crayfish vessel "Dabulamanzi" sails out of the harbour at full speed heading back home to Rooibaai situated in the Berg River, having filled their 2016/2017 crayfish quota during the previous week.

        

           "OCEANA CONCORDE" DISCHARGE ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Concorde" is being discharged at the factory of S.A. Sea Products.
        
        

       GAAN JULLE "SAMPLES" TREK VAN DAAI MODDER?

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 23 Julie 2017 loop die ansjovis-pappery oor die aflaaiband oppad na die visputte. Ten spyte van die feit dat die vis in hierdie kondisie afgelaai is, het daar nog steeds 'n inspekteur met sy graaf kom "samples" trek om die komposisie van die pappery na te gaan om seker te maak dis wel ansjovis wat hier afgelaai word...sies!

        

               "OCEANA RUBY" IN SEARCH OF DIESEL

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the "Oceana Ruby" maneuvers alongside the diesel depot at Jetty No.3.

        

                   HAKE LONGLINERS TAKE A BREAK

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay, the neat and well maintained hake longliners "Penkop II" (left) and "Aquilla" (right).

        

    HOUT BAY HARBOUR - HERE COME MORE TROUBLES!!!

           PITTED CORROSION ON "SEAN PAQUITO"

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is just a small area of the badly corroded hull of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Sean Paquito".

        

                         "NICO S" RUSTING AWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the badly rusted fiber glass hull of the obsolete crayfish vessel "Nico S", who's overall condition is busy to deteriorate at an alarming rate. One can only guess when the stern gland will finally perish which will result in yet another sunken vessel...

        

         "HANGBERG" CAULKING BUSY TO PEEL OUT

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay the caulking of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Hangberg" is busy peeling out from the seams due to the planks drying out.


        

      
 "ANNELIESE" CAULKING BUSY TO PEEL OUT

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay the caulking on the bow section of the obsolete hake longliner "Anneliese" is busy peeling out from the seams due to the planks drying out.


        

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete purse seiner "Edelweiss". At present the overall condition of this vessel is busy to deteriorate continuously.

        

    "VUNA ELITA" AWAITS SEAWORTHY INSPECTION

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Vuna Elita" from Mossel Bay, who eagerly awaits her annual seaworthy inspection before commencing fishing again.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Indicated below by the red circle the navigation lights situated on the main mast are facing in a slight upward position...

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
"AMSTELDIEP" DECK - PLANKS AND CONCRETE

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the unique main deck of the hake side trawler "Amsteldiep" operating out of Mossel Bay. Seen below the main deck consists out of a combination of wooden planks and concrete.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
"INTINI" HEADING FOR THE FISHING GROUNDS

Pictured below on Sunday 23 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay the hake longliner "Intini" is seen here sailing out of Saldanha Bay harbour on route to the fishing grounds.


          

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Ubuntu", "Conquistador", "Abraham T", "Blue Dolphin" and "Bella Da Lunar"
to mention just a few.

       


                                          "KU-ULA"
       

      "SOUTHERN CROSS" NAME STICKERS GONE


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin the "Southern Cross" is seen here without her vinyl name stickers on the the stern as indicated by the red circle. Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 10 July 2017 the vinyl stickers on the forward whaleback area were also missing. At that time the vinyl name stickers on the stern were still present.

           

                 "AMORIA" BACK IN THE WATER


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 alongside the West Quay is the "Amoria" neatly painted after the vessel had spent some time on the Cape Syncrolift over the past few weeks.


       

          CAPE DOCKS HARBOUR SURROUNDINGS
                           ARE GETTING SMALLER...


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin is a group of fishing vessels surrounded by tall office blocks standing on ground once occupied by fish processing plants and boat yards. As more and more land within the Cape Docks area are being occupied by retail shops, show rooms and residential flats, one starts to get the feeling that the core around which this harbour has developed over many centuries, namely the maritime and fishing industries are slowly but surely being dispersed further and further away out of the harbour area by current developments...


       

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Nicolette".

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake side trawler "Lee Anne", owned and operated by Viking Fishing.

       

             "KIANGA" STILL ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Kianga" is still not ready to go back into the water due to maintenance work. To date the "Kianga" has spent just over 4 weeks on the syncrolift.
  

       

      KYK NET SO, GANSBAAI SE EERSTE PLIMSOLL!


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 19 Julie 2017 'n die Plimsoll waterlyn merk wat geverf is op die romp van die "Kianga", dit sal die eerste skuit ooit op Gansbaai wees met 'n Plimsoll teken.

       
  
Trawler Heritage kan aan 'n paar booteienaars dink wat eers
   sal wag totdat die swartmossels tot op die lyn groei voordat die
   skuit weer slip toe sal gaan...

         "ABE SHAPIRO" RE-BUILT STILL IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 paint, thinners and marine ply sheets are visible on the deck of the "Abe Shapiro" as the vessel continues to be re-built into a formidable tuna pole vessel.


       

      "VICKY ROSE" RECEIVES A NEW GM-HEART


Pictured below on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at Kalk Bay onboard the "Vicky Rose", preparations are being made to lower a brand new GM main engine through the fish hold hatch, from where it will be rigged into the engine room.


                

Pictured below standing on the jetty is the new GM main engine ready to be installed.

                     

Pictured below the engine is being lowered down the fish hold hatch.

                                  

                "STAALKOP" ARRIVES BACK HOME

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 the hake longliner "Staalkop" arrives back home on route from the fishing grounds.


       

   
"TORALLA" SHOWS OFF NEW NAME...BUT CAN
                       ONE ACTUALLY READ IT?

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 alongside the Elbow in the Cape Docks is the hake stern trawler "Toralla", featuring her name painted in a new style, that is black letters on a blue background as indicated by the red circle - hard to read one has to agree.


       

Pictured below is the former style in which the name was displayed - black letters on a white background. Interesting though, indicated by the red circle, is the name of the vessel presented in weld-on letters. It's already an indication that whoever has painted this vessel did not even bother to make use of large format stencils in order to replicate the name, they simply made use of the smaller weld-on letters.

   

           
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 are two stern trawlers who had return home recently, namely "African Queen" and "Flame Thorn".


                                  
"AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

                                 
"FLAME THORN"
       

             THE FRESHEST FISH FINGERS IN TOWN


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 buckets of fresh hake are being off-loaded from "Flame Thorn".


       

                     VIKING FISHING FLEET AT HOME


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 several fishing vessels forming part of the Viking Fishing fleet were berthed alongside South Arm. Berthed alongside each other from left to right is "Viking Ruby", "Cape Frio" and "Casablanca".


       

                     GOOD-LUCK "KENTUCKY"!


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 the hake longliner "Kentucky" sails out of the Cape Docks into an stiff north-westerly breeze on route to the fishing grounds.

       

       

          "SEAWIN EMERALD" LANDS SWORDFISH


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay a mobile crane and forklift is being used to off-load a decent catch of swordfish.


       

                

       

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the sister vessel "Seawin Diamond" berthed just aft of the "Seawin Emerald". One has to agree that both vessels overall are exceptionally well maintained.

       

      PAINT JOB COMMENCE ONBOARD "AMORIA"

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the hull of the "Amoria" has received a fresh layer of paint.

       

Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 is the new black painted freeing ports fitted to the "Amoria".

       

    "COMPASS CHALLENGER" STILL ON THE SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" who had received a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance since the vessel was lifted onto the syncrolift on Thursday 22 June 2017.


       

    "BELLA DA LUNAR" SPOTTED IN THE ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Monday 17 July 2017 berthed alongside the East Quay between the "Oceana Topaz" and "Sandveld III" is the tuna pole "Bella Da Lunar", which is normally seen berthed in the Elliot Basin rather than in the Alfred Basin.


           

            "MAREDON" FOUNDERS OFF THYSPUNT

The South African Fishing Industry moans the loss of  8 fishermen at sea after the newest vessel in the South African fleet, the 65 foot "Maredon" had capsized in heavy seas. Pictured below at sunrise on Sunday morning 16 July 2017 is the capsized hull of the chokka vessel "Maredon", being washed up onto the shore at Sunset Rocks on the Eastern Cape coastline. The "Maredon" was only a mere 3 months old, after the vessel was launched earlier this year on 30 March 2017.

       

From the archives, Trawler Heritage readers will recall this photo below posted on Thursday 30 March 2017, of the "Maredon" being transported to Sandy Point harbour for the launch of the new vessel. 

           

         
"DEREK 1" STARBOARD SIDE REINFORCED

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the heavily reinforced starboard side of the vessel as the vessel is being transformed into an octopus catcher.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
"BENGUELLA PRIDE"...NOTHING LINES UP!

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the "Benguella Pride". Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 9 July 2017, the misalignment of the bottom rubbing bands were pointed out. However now that the paint job has been completed, it is evident that whoever painted this vessel has no idea what a "waterline" is. As indicated by the red circles below, one has to agree that something drastically went wrong during the paint job...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         "JACOB V " RUBBING BANDS FALLING APART

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a metal strip which has become undone from the rubbing band on the starboard side of the crayfish vessel "Jacob V". Previously reported by Trawler Heritage on 25 June 2017, the badly damaged rubbing bands on the port side of the vessel was pointed out.
 

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                 "EMERALD DAWN" LOOKS WEARY

Pictured below on Sunday 16 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay alongside the Sea Harvest jetty is the hake stern trawler "Emerald Dawn". The trawl gantry and wheelhouse is rather rusty, a characteristic not that evident when she was operated by Merlus Fishing out of Walvis Bay.

       
       

       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
           REFURBISHMENT OF NEW HEART FOR
                       "ABRAHAM T" IN PROGRESS

Pictured below on Friday 14 July 2017 at Ritco Marine is the "new" CAT 3412 waiting to be refurbished before installation will commence onboard the "Abraham T".

      
      
(Photo: J.De Faria)

  
                   NEW GEARBOX TAKING SHAPE

Pictured below on Friday 14 July 2017 at Ritco Marine the spray job on the  "new" gearbox to accompany the CAT 3412 is completed.

                 
                 
(Photo: J.De Faria)

             "ABRAHAM T" SAYS FAREWELL TO HER
                                FAITHFUL CAT D353

Pictured below on Friday 14 July 2017 onboard the "Abraham T" the CAT D353 has been rigged from the engine bed and moved towards an opening made especially in the fish hold partition in order to rig the engine off the vessel. In the foreground the old gearbox is still visible. This specific CAT D353 engine was the last remaining engine still in operation in Southern Africa.

                           
                           
(Photo: J.De Faria)

                 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Lucerne", "Portunity","Isabella Marine" and "Forest Lily".


                                        
"LUCERNE"
       

                                
       "PORTUNITY"
       

                                
"ISABELLA MARINE"
       

                                   
"FOREST LILY"
       

FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kariba", "Malagas II" and "Staalkop".


                                         
"KARIBA"
       

                                   
"STAALKOP"
       

                                      
"MALAGAS II"
       

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty wood working equipment is present on the deck of the "Abe Shapiro" as the re-building of the vessel continues.

       

  NEW HULL PLATES AND FREEING PORTS FOR "AMORIA"

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift new hull plates and freeing ports are being fitted to the "Amoria".

       

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 is two freeing ports added to the port side of the vessel.

       

Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 is two new pieces of hull plates which had been welded into the hull.

       

             "KIANGA" JOINS DYER EILAND VISSERYE


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the "Kianga", neatly painted in the distinctive colour scheme of Dyer Eiland Visserye fleet based at Gansbaai. The "Kianga" was previously owned and operated by Pescanova.

       

     "COMPASS CHALLENGER" PROP AND SHAFT ARRIVES


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 at the Cape Syncrolift is the refurbished variable pitch prop and shaft belonging to the "Compass Challenger" ready for fitment.

       

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Thursday 13 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Oceana Topaz" and "Christie Sue".


                               "OCEANA TOPAZ"
       

                                  "CHRISTIE SUE"
       

                     RITCO MARINE TO THE RESCUE!
 
  A "NEW" HEART IS BEING DELIVERED FOR "ABRAHAM T"


Pictured below on Wednesday 12 July 2017 a second-handed CAT 3412 arrives on the back of a truck at the premises of Ritco Marine, intended to be refurbished and installed into the engine room of the "Abraham T".

           
           
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

Over the next couple of weeks this CAT 3412 will be transformed into an formidable marine engine in the skilful hands off Ritco Marine - just wait and see!


           
           
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

              "ADENIA" IN PURSUIT OF ANCHOVY

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 the "Adenia" sails out of Saldanha Bay harbour, south towards the vicinity of Cape Point in search of anchovy.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 the purse seiner "Southern Belle" maneuvers around the Premier Fishing jetty. Pictured alongside the jetty is the "Mizpah".

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 at Pepper Bay the aquaculture vessel "Blue Ocean" sets off for an days work at the aquaculture farms located in the bay.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 at Pepper Bay a portion of the Weight House building had to be demolished after structural damage was sustained to the building and jetty during the big storm on 7 June 2017.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Monday morning 10 July 2017 at Pepper Bay the aquaculture vessels "Inkala" (left) and "Mossel" (right) is being prepared by their respective crews for an days work on the aquafarms.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Armando", "Windhoek", "Blue Dolphin", and "Santa Monica", to mention just a few.
   

                       
             "ARMANDO"
       

                                    
"WINDHOEK"
       

                                
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
       

                                     
"TOMREN"
            

      "ABRAHAM T " STUCK WITH BROKEN MAIN ENGINE


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Abraham T" stuck with a broken CAT D353 main engine, which has prevent the vessel to go fishing ever since returning from the Sandy Point slipway towards the end of June 2017.


       

          "SOUTHERN CROSS" NAME STICKERS GONE


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the
tuna pole vessel "Southern Cross" spotted without her vinyl name stickers on the forward whaleback section as indicated by the red circle.


       

                   

              "ECHALAR" RENAMED "UMZABALAZO"


Pictured below alongside South Arm in the Cape Docks on Monday 10 July 2017 is the 259 foot hake stern trawler, formerly known as "Echalar" which was renamed "Umzabalazo" recently.

        

        

       "COMPASS CHALLENGER" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" who had received a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance since the vessel was lifted onto the syncrolift on Thursday 22 June 2017.


       

      DYER EILAND VISSERYE FLEET ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai hake longliner "Amoria" (front) and the latest edition to the Dyer Eiland Visserye fleet "Kianga" (back) which will receive a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance over the next couple of weeks at the Cape Docks.


       

    IMPALA FISHING FLEET RETURNS TO THE CAPE DOCKS


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 at the Alfred Basin is the West Coast crayfish vessels "Newlands" (left) and "Impala" (right) who had returned home recently after the respective quotas were filled recently. Both vessels will now be idle until the start of the 2017/2018 crayfish season,


       

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Fuchsia", "Bluebell","Flame Thorn", "Allin", "Andromeda" and "Beatrice Marine".


                                        
"FUCHSIA"
       

                                 
  "FLAME THORN"
       

                                      
"BLUEBELL"
       

                                         
"ALLIN"
       

                                     
"ANDROMEDA"
       

                           
"BEATRICE MARINE"
       

        "OCEANA ROCKET" PREPARED FOR FISHING

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Cape Docks final preparations are being made onboard the "Oceana Rocket" for an upcoming fishing trip.


       

                "SILVERFERN" RETURNS HOME


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 the "Silverfern" is about to enter the Victoria Basin on route from Kalk Bay after filling her 2016/2017 West Coast crafish quota.

       

             "SAO GABRIEL" GOES BACK TO SEA


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Cape Docks final preparations are being made onboard the "Sao Gabriel" for an upcoming fishing trip. This trip was to be first fishing trip for this vessel in several months, after laying idle in the Alfred Basin.


       

Pictured below the "Sao Gabriel" crew is busy preparing the numerous hooks and lines as well as bait.

       

                      TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT!


Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 the "Silverfern" passes by close to the entrance of "The Cut" as the vessel proceeds pass the swing bridge on route to her berthing space in the Alfred Basin.

       

It's been a hard season - the wear and tear on the hull of the "Silverfern" is evident as 4 different hull colours from her past is visible...


       

Pictured below on Monday 10 July 2017 the "Oceana Rocket" sails towards the fuel depot, before finally set sail to the fishing grounds.

       

   "INTERSEA 22" ALONGSIDE THE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 9 July 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. To date not much progress is visible in order to convert the vessel into an diamond recovery vessel.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     "BENGUELLA PRIDE " VISITS SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Sunday 9 July 2017 on the Saldanha Bay Slipway is the "Benguella Pride" for a fresh layer of paint to be added to her hull.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Trawler Heritage readers will recall this nameplate mounted to the transom of the "Benguella Pride" hiding some obscure wood work, but there is some more misalignments not spotted previously...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Indicated below by the red circle, the joint of the bottom rubbing bands does not align with each other.

          

                             NEW AREA CODE "MPHO"

Pictured below on Wednesday 5 July 2017 alongside the Fish Quay at the Cape Docks the "Mpho" was not only spotted hauling a small mesh net onboard, but also a featuring a new nameplate on the port side...

          

Indicated below by the red circle is a new nameplate featuring a new Cape Town area code
"CTA 804".

          


      LATEST PROGRESS ONBOARD "ABE SHAPIRO"

Pictured below on Wednesday 5 July 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty the newly fitted wheelhouse onboard the "Abe Shapiro" is taking shape as more and more equipment are being installed.   

     
     
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                         
                         
(Photo: L.de Kock)

                
NEW BREED FIBER GLASS VESSEL
                     LAUNCHED AT SALDANHA BAY


Pictured below at Saldanha Bay Yachtport on Monday 3 July 2017 is the latest fiber glass vessel to be launched on the West Coast. The 45 foot "Spirit of Malaka" came from the mould of the former Saldanha Bay boat building company CJ Plastics, who had built several large crayfish vessels during the early 2000's, such as the "Zanemali" and "Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi". The "Sprit of Malaka" however, was built at Atlantis and was transported by road to Saldanha Bay for the launch. The new vessel will operate as a ferry between the African mainland and several smaller islands along the coast of East Africa.

      

       "BORDEAUX II" LAID TO REST AT  LAMBERTS BAY

Pictured below at the residence of the Brink family house at Lamberts Bay, is the stern section of the former Walvis Bay purse seiner "Bordeaux II", who has now find a final resting place after the vessel was scrapped towards the end of 2016. The stern was transported by road from Walvis Bay to Lamberts Bay recently. The "Bordeaux II" was the pride of the Brink family from 1965 until 1988 when the vessel was sold to new owners.

           
           
(Photo: J.Brink)

             PURSE SEINERS GOES BACK TO SEA

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point and Laaiplek is a selection of photos taken of the purse seiners returning home after the fleet were prevented from going to sea due to the prevailing Cape winter storms. Unfortunately on the day none of the vessels at sea were successful catching any anchovy.  

                           "ELOMI" STERNS AWAY


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Elomi" sterns away from the Presidents Jetty on route to her berthing space at Laaiplek, after the crew had spent some time sheltering in the harbour as they awaited the rising tide to enter the Berg River mouth.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Gregory Justin" steams into the harbour with empty holds.

          
      
Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Elomi" steams out of the harbour on route to Laaiplek.

          

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point the "Stormkop" sails on a silver sea past Sandy Point on route to Laaiplek, like the rest of the fleet her holds were also empty.

          

                   PURSE SEINERS ARRIVE AT LAAIPLEK


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the purse seiners sail within the notorious "half-mile" before reaching the entrance of the Berg River mouth during the rising tide. From left to right is "Stormkop", "Loeriesfontein" and "Elomi". For more footage regarding this event, also view the video "Laaiplek 25 Junie 2017" on the Trawler Heritage main page.

          

                                      "STORMKOP"
        

                                  "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

                                       "ELOMI"
        

                        "TERRASAN 1" ARRIVES HOME
        

                                   "TERRASAN 1"
        

         TRAWLER HERITAGE JAAG DIE TALLIE SUSSIES 


Dis nie elke dag dat mens drie van die 72 voet Tallie-bousels in aksie sien nie, maar op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 het Trawler Heritage dit vermag om 3 van die suster-skuite, naamlik "Viva", "Vleigans" en "Wildegans II" te kon afneem by Sandy Point hawe en 20 minute later by Laaiplek. Dan is daar ook nog 'n 4de sussie genaamd "Tina", dalk nie heeltemal so aantreklik soos haar pelagiese susters nie, maar nogtans 'n kuier werd wanneer Trawler Heritage weer in die Kaapse Dokke is.

                         
                 "VIVA"
          


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the Gansbaai purse seiners "Vleigans" (front) and "Wildegans II" (back) cautiously make way to the entrance of the Berg River.

        

                                  
"VLEIGANS"
        

                        
           "WILDEGANS II"
        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the "Wildegans II" has safely navigated her way into the harbour area, now looking for available berthing space.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 the "Vleigans" is also looking for available berthing space.

        

                
A-ha!, find a space, alongside "Eigeveld"...


        

    DIE OU EN DIE NUWE GENERASIE GLASVESELS...


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 op Laaiplek is nog rare hedendaagse verskynsel...'n nuwe generasie Tallie bousel wat langs 'n ou generasie Maritime Industries bousel vasgemaak is.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 alongside the Amawandle Jetty at Laaiplek is "Umfana" (left) and "Aranos" (right).

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Laaiplek is the 83 foot purse seiner "Dagbreek".

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Laaiplek Slipway is the diamond recovery vessel "Liam".

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at the Laaiplek Slipway is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Roseveld". Seen below the hull is now hauled up onto the sandy river bank from where the vessel will be broken up

        

                   "NOMMER SEWE" AT SANDY POINT


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point is the West Coast crayfish vessel "Nommer Sewe", berthed alongside the wooden jetty.

        

              "SOUTH WEST LAPWING" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the hake longliner "South West Lapwing", for a fresh layer of paint and some much needing repairs to her planking on either side of the vessel as indicated below.

        

Pictured below planks had been removed from the forward bow area.

                    

                      "ANTOINETTE" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the snoek handline vessel, "Antoinette" from Walvis Bay.

        


                                      
Starboard View

        

                                      
Port Side View
        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Tallie Marine is a new deck freezer room to be installed onto the "Antoinette".

        

                       "ENDEAVOUR" ON THE SLIP


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Sandy Point slipway is the snoek handline vessel, "Endeavour" from Walvis Bay.

                  

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 all the nameplates had been removed from the "Endeavour", who up to now was still displaying an Gordons Bay area code (SW) instead of an Namibian area code.

        

     CAPE OF STORMS KEEPS PELAGIC FLEET AT HOME


At present this is an daily sight at most West Coast jetties - purse seiners laying idle due to stormy seas battering the South African West Coast on a daily basis has kept the pelagic fleets at home for most of the month of June, which has allowed for only 3 sea-going days thus far.

        


                       PURSE SEINERS TAKING A REST


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour from left to right are the purse seiners "Kavalier", "Boetie Akie", "Silver Katonkel" ,"Silver Dolpinh", "Atlantic Endeavour", "Silver Bounty" and "Silver Galaxy".

        

        BRAND NEW FISH PUMP HOSE FOR "KAVALIER"


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is the "Kavalier" featuring a brand new fish pump hose, after the hose has burst off De Kelders on the evening of 19 May 2017.

        

      STEEL RE-ENFORCING FOR "SOUTH WEST FALCON"


Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour are some steel re-enforcing added to the bulwarks of the "South West Falcon" recently.

        

              "KAVALIER"
(left);   "BOETIE AKIE" (right)   
        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour from left to right is "Silver Katonkel", "Atlantic Endeavour" and "Silver Dolphin".

        

                          "BOSBOK" HOU NOG UIT...


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 in Sandy Point hawe dryf die "Bosbok" nog bo die water, maar ten spyte van die feit dat die skuit se kondisie daagliks versleg.

        

                    
Die kalfaat is besig om uit te rafel...
        

 "OCEANA PEGASUS"
(front);   "OCEANA PARAGON" (back) 
        

                                       "ALERT III"
        
 
      "OCEANA MERCURY"
(front);  "WILDEKUS" (back)
        

                   THE NEW FACE OF "LISA ANN"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point is the new bow of the  "Lisa Ann" after the vessel had undergone some serious "steel surgery" at the Saldanha Bay slipway over the past couple of weeks after the vessel was involved in a collision with a iron ore carrier on 4 May 2017.

                                      "NEW BOW"
        

                                        "OLD BOW"
    

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Sandy Point harbour the snoek handline boat "Milla" returns back to the harbour.

        

      
MAIN ENGINE FITTED IN "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay it was all out action in order to put the MTU main engine back into position after the entire engine had to be removed for an overall, half-way through the 2017 pelagic season. Seen below one can clearly see the cutting marks in the port side shelter deck through which the motor had to be lifted in and out of the engine room.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017, Colin and his shipwright team is busy replacing the sidewalls of the galley and mess area onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise" which had to be cut away in order to retrieve and lower the engine back into place again.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below new cross beams for the mess flooring are being put into place.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the engine room onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the hydraulic pump system onboard the "Atlantic Enterprise".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the MTU is being lowered into position.

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Finally, the heart of the "Atlantic Enterprise" is back into position. Let's go fishing!

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     
                              THIS IS HERITAGE!

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 onboard the "Emerald" is this fish bucket, which still bears the marking of the former Laaiplek fish factory - Marine Products.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the "Harvest Bounty" was the only vessel from the Sea Harvest fleet based Saldanha Bay which was home at the time.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the hake side trawler "Amsteldiep" is seen here resting alongside the Sea Harvest jetty.

        

          
NUWE NAAMBORD VERBLOEM BROUWERK
           OP "BENGUELLA PRIDE" SE AGTERSTEWE

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 op Saldanhabaai is ;n nuwe naambord op die agterstewe van die "Benguella Pride" - strategies vasgespyker om al die brouwerk te verbloem. Kom laat ons kyk...

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die nuwe naambord...maar hoe lyk dit onder daardie naambord?

        

Voorheen vertoon op Trawler Heritage op 5 Maart 2017 is die agterstewe van die "Benguella Pride" wat meer lyk of daar met afvalplankies gewerk is...daardie planke word nou verbloem deur die nuwe naambord.

         

    

          
"OOSTERDAM" BATTERED DURING STORM

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the badly damaged bulwarks of the obsolete "Oosterdam", which was inflicted during the big storm of 7 June 2017.

        

             
"PORTUNITY" TAKES AN OPPORTUNITY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the hake stern trawler "Portunity" now displaying a new area code
"CTA 803"...however just a mere a 5 meters towards amidships, the old area code "PNA 591" is still being displayed...

        

Ok, so die skuit se kop kom van die Kaap en die res van die skuit kom van Port Nolloth...aai die blinde surveyor se knieŽ is ook seker nou besig om in te gee dat hy nie die ekstra paar tree kan loop om te sien wat op die skuit se kop geverf is nie?

        

        

Pictured below is the stern view of the "Portunity". Let's have a closer look at the navigation light on top of the trawl gantry...

        

          
Pictured below is the stern lamp facing upwards...

        

  
    CRAYFISH VESSELS RETURN TO SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay are several crayfish vessels who had returned back to port after their 2016/2017 west coast crayfish quotas had been filled.

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

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay plastic bags are wrapped around the ventilation inlets on the fore deck of the "Boland".

        
        
            "SILVER LEADER"
(left);   "JAKKIE V" (right)
        

 
    ANOTHER NEW VINYL NAME STICKER FOR "DEREK 1"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay, new vinyl stickers are once again to be seen on the stern of "Derek 1". Previously reported on 9 April 2017, a new vinyl sticker was also spotted on the stern of this vessel.

                              "NEW" VINYL STICKERS
        
       

                                
"OLD" VINYL STICKER
          

    "INTERSEA 22" ALONGSIDE THE PRESIDENTS JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22" berthed alongside the Presidents Jetty. Towards the end of May, the "Intersea 22" briefly visited the Saldanha Bay slipway.

        

        

  
            "AQUATIC V" RESTING ON ANCHOR

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the tidy and well maintained aquaculture vessel "Aquatic V".

        

           FINAL REMAINS OF "OCEANA AKWARIUS"

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Oceana Akwarius" standing on dry ground comprising out of the bilge and dead-wood sections.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the crayfish vessel "Jacob V"  who had returned back to port after her 2016/2017 west coast crayfish quotas had been filled. Looking closely one will notice that her port side rubbing bands had taken a serious battering recently, presumably whilst being berthed at Kalk Bay.

        

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the hake longliner "Intini".

        

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a floodlight which has toppled over during the big storm of 7 June 2017.

            

       
GUERRINI MARINE CONSTRUCTION IN ACTION

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the natural sandstone cliffs situated at the entrance of Saldanha Bay harbour is at present been hidden behind concrete blocks. Construction is been performed by Guerrini Marine Construction.

        

        

       IDENTITY CRISIS ON SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY!

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway are two vessels, each suffering from an identity crisis of some sorts. Let's have a closer look..
        
                                    
"VUNA ELITA"
        
      
                           "ELITA" EVERYWHERE

Pictured below two names are being displayed on the stern of the vessel - "Vuna Elita" as well as "Harvest Elita".

        

                                           "VIOLA"
         

Pictured below the national flag of Panama is being displayed on the main mast...but port of registry as indicated on the stern reads "Cape Town"...rather confusing.

                     

         

Pictured below on the "Viola", a plate has been welded into place where the stern thruster was originally situated.

           

                       "GLEN MIST" ROCK AND ROLL

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist", who had manage to roll over from starboard side to port side during the great storm of 7 June 2017 - given the fact that the vessel is still attach with mooring ropes to the jetty.

         

       AQUACULTURE RAFTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway raw materials intended to be used for the construction of aquaculture rafts are standing stacked.

         

Pictured below the pipe sections are clamped down in order to weld the seams together.

         

               
More aquaculture rafts under construction...

         

                    STORM DAMAGE AT PEPPER BAY

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Pepper Bay, several planks are missing from the wooden jetty as a result of the big storm of 7 June 2017 which has hit the area.

         

           PEPERBAAI SKAALHUISIE WORD GEPEPER

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 25 Junie 2017 in Peperbaai is hoe die skaalhuisie tans daarna uitsien nadat die groot storm van 7 Junie strukturele skade aan die kaai veroorsaak het dat 'n gedeelte van die kaai se fondasie meegegee het, en 'n gedeelte van die skaalhuisie ineengestort het

          

          
Gegewe die feit dat hierdie insident bykans 4 weke gelede plaasgevind het, wonder mens waarom die owerhede nog nie 'n vinger geroer het om net ten minste die sand, teer en los klippe van die perseel te verwyder het nie, wat nog te praat van opruimingswerk?

    
                   "ST. ANN" ON DRY GROUND

Pictured below on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Pepper Bay is the aquaculture vessel "St. Ann" on dry ground for maintenance purposes.

           


             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Christie Sue", "Sao Gabriel", "Oceana Rocket", "Oceana Topaz", "Sandveld III", "Tomren" and "South West Petrel", to mention just a few.
  

              

                       SYNCROLIFT BEING LOWERED...


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin the Cape Syncrolift is being lowered into position in order to raise the "Cape Challenger" standing by pictured right in the photo.


           

                                   "CAPE CHALLENGER"
           

                                 EG SUID-AFRIKAANS
                   BRAAIDROM OP DIE SKUIT SE GAT!


Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 22 Junie 2017 is nog een van ons skuite wat toegerus is met 'n braaidrom.


           

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin the Cape Town based shark longliner, "Cape Challenger".

           

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel, "Tomren" with a raft alongside the vessel to enable the shipwrights to paint the vessel.

          

                   "ROMANO PAULO" ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster vessel "Romano Paulo", which will receive a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days.
 

          

                    "LEE ANNE" READY TO GO FISHING


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Lee Anne", neatly painted and ready to be lowered back into the water.


          

Previously reported on Monday 19 June 2017, the welding in of the new steel plates in the hull has been completed.

          

                          "AMORIA" ON SYNCROLIFT


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Gansbaai hake longliner "Amoria", which will receive a fresh layer of paint and some general maintenance over the next couple of weeks.


          

  
              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Bluebell", "Andromeda" and "Flame Thorn".


                                       
"BLUEBELL"
          

                                      
"ANDROMEDA"
          

                                       
"FLAME THORN"
          

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 at South Arm, the lines man are standing by to help dock the "Flame Thorn".

          

Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliners "Sea Pride II" (front) and "Tina (back).

          

           GUERRINI MARINE DIVING & SALVAGING FLEET
                                    IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 at the Alfred Basin, two vessels owned and operated by Guerrini Marine were present.


                                       "STRANDLOPER"
          

          

                 AL DIE "CHALLENGERS" BYMEKAAR
 

Afgeneem hieronder op Donderdag 22 Junie 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke lÍ die "Compass Challenger" reg agter die "Cape Challenger". Al skuit wat kort kom in die foto is die "Silver Challenger", dan sou al die "Challengers" bymekaar gewees het. Daar was ook eens 'n "Atlantic Challenger", maar sy het ons reeds jare terug verlaat om nou enige aanspraak te kan maak.

           

               NEW VESSEL EMERGE FROM C-CRAFT


Pictured below on Thursday 22 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the latest
45 foot vessel to emerge from the C-Craft boat yard.


         
    
             NEW PLANKS FOR "SOUTH WEST LAPWING"

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel, "South West Lapwing" receiving some attention to her hull planking on the bow and stern.

      
        
(Photo: J.De Faria)

        
        
(Photo: J.De Faria)

       
       
(Photo: J.De Faria)

       
DIE "NANDO'S" SKUIT SE WIELHUIS WORD GELIG!

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway the wheelhouse is being lifted from the "Antoinette", also better known for featuring in Nando's T.V. adverts.

                            
                            
(Photo: J.De Faria)

                       
                       
(Photo: J.De Faria)

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway the engine room of the "Antoinette" is now fully exposed as a new main engine, gearbox and genset was bound to be installed.

                             
                             
(Photo: J.De Faria)

  
       THERE IS A HOLE IN THE FISH HOLD PARTITION!

Pictured below on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at Hout Bay is a hole cut through the engine room/fish hold partition onboard the tuna pole vessel "Oregon". The existing Perkins main engine was to be replaced by a brand new Iveco main engine.

                  

Pictured below the Perkins is being raised through the fish hold opening - never to return to the sea again.

                  

Pictured below the Perkins is strapped onto the back of the truck ready to be taken away.

                  


          HOUT BAY HARBOUR CLAIMS TWO MORE VICTIMS!

Pictured below at Hout Bay harbour on Tuesday 20 June 2017 is the latest victims to have sunk in Hout Bay harbour over the past 48 hours, namely "Spes Nova" and "Colleen". These casualties brings the total number of sunken fishing vessels within Hout Bay harbour to 18, that's correct eighteen! The water surrounding these sunken vessels are heavily polluted by gasoline and hydraulic fluids, yet no anti-pollution measures had been put into place by the Department of Public Works to date.

          


                 NO FUTURE FOR "SILVER HUNTER"?

Pictured below at Hout Bay harbour on Tuesday 20 June 2017 the "Silver Hunter" is still berthed inactive alongside the Northern Mole for many months now. As a result the overall condition of the vessel are also busy to deteriorate at an alarming rate.

          

               "TWO BOYS" OFF-LOADING SWORDFISH

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay the a big catch of swordfish is being off-loaded from the "Two Boys" on the Northern Mole.

          

                                        "TWO BOYS"  
          

                        "PENKOP II" TAKE A REST

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the neat and well maintained hake longliner "Penkop II".

          

                          JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay, all available berthing space were utilized due to the prevailing stormy weather. Pictured below from left to right is "Seawin Sapphire", "Balance" and "Ocean Wanderer".

          

                               "SOUTH WEST GANNET"
          

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 alongside Jetty No.3 from left to right is "Maine", "Kingfisher" and "Zanemali".

          

                              "WESTERN EXPLORER"
           

                                          "VIVIAN C"
           

                                           "ROOIBERG"
           

                                                "GARY"
           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Radiant Star", also spotted catching snoek off Lamberts Bay recently.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Valhalla".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the obsolete hake longliner "Monnickendam".

           

                           RAISING THE "COLLEEN"

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay a salvage team is busy to raise the sunken fishing vessel "Colleen" who had sunk earlier during the week alongside a jetty in the harbour. Seen below the vessel at the time was still partially submerge, as the floats had provided some much needed buoyancy.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is some of the finest tuna pole vessels operating out of Hout Bay, namely "Atlantic Hunter", "Sea Hunter", "Baluguru", and "Tiyalina".

           

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the tidy and well maintained tuna pole vessel, "Sneeuberg".

           

                       SNOEKERS RETURN TO HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the "Juliette" and "Gemishkia", who till recent was spotted fishing for snoek out of Sandy Point harbour on a daily basis. Both vessels however are based at Hout Bay and primarily participate in the tuna pole sector.

                                             "JULIETTE"
           

                                          "GEMISHKIA"
           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Maria Louisa", unable to go fishing due to unfavorable sea conditions at the time.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is the tuna pole vessels "Juliette", "Gemishkia" and "Gypsy Rose".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen", with the "Covi II" berthed on her starboard side.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner, "Aquilla".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the purse seiner "Fred Marie" berthed alongside the Northern Mole.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is the crayfish vessels "Impala", "Tickey", Ghoerieman" and
"Jo-Ann".


           

                                            "IMPALA"
           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the Lamberts Bay crayfish vessels "Alana" (left) and "Eland II" (right).

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay from left to right is the Lusitania owned crayfish vessels "Irma", "Mbambatha" and "Jenny Ann".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is yet another obsolete vessel berthed at Hout Bay, the "Martin J".

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner, "Cristo Rei".          

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the squid vessel "Cape Fish 1".      

           

              STORM DAMAGE AT HOUT BAY SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is some more evidence of the big storm which has swept over the area on 7 June 2017. Seen below the fencing around the Hout Bay Slipway was badly damage by the waves breaking over the harbour wall.

           

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the hake longliner "Oceana Clipper", neatly painted.

           

              NEW PLANKS FOR "OCEANA AMETHYST"

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay new planks are being fitted to the deck and starboard side of the "Oceana Amethyst". The entire starboard bulwark were demolished from the stern right up to the whale back.


          

                       CRAYFISH FLEET TAKES A REST

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is some crayfish vessels berthed due to unfavorable sea conditions. From left to right is "Benyami", "Swartberg", "Patrysberg", "Dabulamanzi" and "Hiram".


          

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the Oceana crayfish vessel, "Potberg".

          

                    "HIRAM" IN TERRIBLE CONDITION

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay the overall condition of the crayfish vessel "Hiram" has drastically deteriorated since last seen by Trawler Heritage. The owners of the vessel, Noordbaai Vissers surely must consider doing some maintenance as they simply seems to ignore the overall condition of this vessel.


          

Pictured below bulwark planks on the port side of the vessel is completely missing.

          

Indicated by the red circles below is the current condition of the main mast of the "Hiram". The red light holder point completely upwards - one half of the the radar reflector is completely missing - only the bulb of the anchor light is present, the light holder is completely missing. This vessel is everything but sea-worthy at the present moment!
          
                       

                      PURSE SEINERS IDLE IN HOUT BAY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay only two purse seiners were present namely "Oceana Ruby" (left) and "Oceana Orion" (right).


               

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Estrela Do Mar" berthed alongside the only available space on the entire length of this 300 meter jetty - the rest of this jetty is occupied by 10 sunken fishing vessels.

          

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 on the Hout Bay Slipway is the obsolete vessel "Asterix", still occupying the slipway as the owner attempts to make his vessel water tight.

          

     "DRAKENSKOP" ATTEMPTS THE GREAT ESCAPE!  


Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay quick response was necessary after the obsolete purse seiner "Drakenskop" became adrift from her mooring, after the mooring lines became undone.

           
           
(Photo: J.De Faria)

Hieronder is 'n kunstenaarsvoorstelling van hoe die "Drakenskop" ("Dragons Head") moontlik daarna kan uitsien in die nabye toekoms...Die konsep om uitgediende houtvistreilers in plesierbote te omskep is iets wat al telkemale gefaal het in die onlangse verlede. Daar was die "Boggenfels", "Groenveld II" asook die "Pluto". Vandag lÍ 2 van hierdie skuite gesink langs die kaai terwyl die 3de een opgesny is vir meubelhout. Hierdie konsep werk eenvoudig net nie in Suid-Afrika nie.

        
                                     run "Drakenskop" run!

        
"ABRAHAM T " - PRIDE OF THE DE FARIA FAMILY

Pictured below on Tuesday 20 June 2017 on the Sandy Point Slipway is the Cape Town based tuna pole vessel "Abraham T". As always, this vessel is kept in top condition by her owners, the De Faria family.
        
                        
                       
(Photo: J.De Faria)

          
          
(Photo: J.De Faria)

  
  
(Photo: J.De Faria)

        
        
(Photo: J.De Faria)

 
               "SAO GABRIEL" - BOW LAYING DEEP?

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Sao Gabriel". From this angle it seems as if the bow is leaning forward?

          

                    "FIONA" RENAMED "OLIVIA MARIE"

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the Dutch beamer formerly known as "Fiona", now displaying a new hull colour scheme and name - "Olivia Marie".


          

Previously posted on Trawler Heritage on Wednesday 31 May 2017 is the "Fiona" on the Cape Syncrolift.

          

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 is this platform still under construction, fitted to the rear of the vessel.

          

    "COMPASS CHALLENGER" AWAITS THE DRY DOCK

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger" berthed alongside the Western Quay as the vessel was booked to be docked inside the Robinson dry dock.


          

  
                  "MARRETJE" READY FOR ACTION

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Victoria Basin is the hake side trawler "Marretje", neatly painted and ready to return to her home port at Port Elizabeth.


          

 
"CAPE CHALLENGER" RETURNS FROM SALDANHA BAY

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the shark longliner "Cape Challenger" who had returned recently back from Saldanha Bay after some maintenance work had been performed on the vessel.


                    

Previously posted on Trawler Heritage on 7 April 2017, it was indicated that the letter "E" was not painted properly. This mistake has since been rectified.

   


        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the tuna pole vessels "Tomren" and "South West Petrel".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin, the East Quay was fully occupied as most of the fleet were at home due to unfavorable sea conditions.

        
 

              NEW HULL PLATES FOR "LEE ANNE"

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the hake side trawler "Lee Anne" with welders busy welding in new hull plates on the port side of the vessel.

        

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Conquistador".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 in the Alfred Basin is the hake longliner "Oceana Rocket".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Kariba".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliner "Tina".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the hake longliners "Tina", Malagas II" and "Ellis".

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty is the tuna pole vessels "Fiskorn" (left) and "Vlaeberg" (right).

        

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 alongside South Arm the hake longliner "Viking Ruby" is seen here berthed alongside the "Ludwani".

       

             LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 19 June 2017 at the Cape Docks are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Lobelia", "Boronia", "Forest Lily" and "Echalar" to mention a few.


       
 
                                         "BORONIA"  
       

                                     "FOREST LILY"
       

                                   "LOBELIA"
       

                                       "FUCHSIA"
         

                                       "ECHALAR"
         

                                        "SANDILE"
         

                                        "OKOMBAHE"
         

                               "ISABELLA MARINE"
         

                                         "UMLOBI"
                    

         NORWEGIAN FISHING VESSEL...BUT IT ALMOST
                      LOOKS LIKE OUR WOODEN BOATS!

Pictured below on Saturday 17 June 2017 in Norway, this photo of an Norwegian fishing vessel was sent in by a Trawler Heritage reader. On first sight one has to agree that her shape looks very similar to that of the South African built wooden fishing vessels.

     
         
         
(Photo: L.van Rhyn)

                           "FERDIE" LOOKS NEAT AGAIN

Pictured below on Saturday 17 June 2017 at Pepper Bay is the aquaculture vessel "Ferdie", neatly painted. Previously posted on Saturday 18 March 2017, Trawler Heritage has pointed out the poor condition of the vessel at the time, after very little maintenance work had been performed on the vessel since the change of ownership.

              

         AQUA FARMING RAFT DESTROYED IN STORM 


Pictured below on Monday 12 June 2017, beached on the eastern side of the Saldanha Bay Iron Ore Terminal, is the remains of an aquaculture raft which was ripped from it's anchorage and got destroyed during the big storm of 7 June 2017.

       

   "FRED-MARIE" MAKES WATER IN HERMANUS HARBOUR 


Pictured below on Sunday evening 11 June 2017 at Hermanus harbour is the purse seiner "Fred-Marie" listing over heavily to her starboard side after the starboard fish holds filled up with sea water due to unknown causes.


      
      
(Photo: N.S.R.I.)
    
                      CAPE STORM WREAK HAVOC    


Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is a selection of storm photos received from around the coastline after a massive storm has hit the West Coast.


Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the storm clouds begin to appear from the north-west.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a sight rarely seen - the entire Sea Harvest deep sea trawler fleet on anchor in the bay after abandoning there berths alongside the Sea Harvest Jetty.

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
    
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at Bloubergstrand, Lions head can just be spotted behind the rain clouds and rainbow.

         

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions in Table Bay.

         

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Yzerfontein.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Yzerfontein harbour.

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Laaiplek.

            
            
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai.

     
     
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai.

                
                
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday 7 June 2017 is the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai.

       
       
(Photo: Supplied)

Pictured below on Wednesday evening 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the crew of the "Boetie Bert" are busy securing the mooring lines.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday evening 7 June 2017 at Saldanha Bay the slipway was perhaps the safest mooring space at the time, seen below is the "Vuna Elita".

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)

             "SANTA MONICA" IN THE CAPE DOCKS

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside the East Quay in the Alfred Basin is the tuna pole vessel "Santa Monica".


         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at the Cape Syncrolift the propeller of the hake side trawler "Marretje" is seen here delivered by truck.

         

       "CHRISTIE SUE" PREPARES FOR FISHING TRIP


Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake longliner "Christie Sue" is busy loading ice for an upcoming fish trip.


         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake stern trawler "Compass Challenger".
 

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside South Arm is the hake stern trawler "Lucerne".

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the hake longliner "Oceana Rocket" soon after the crew had finished off-loading the catch.

         

Pictured below the crew of the "Oceana Rocket" enjoys lunch on the rear deck of the vessel after completing yet another successful fishing trip.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty the newly fitted wheelhouse onboard the "Abe Shapiro" is taking shape as more and more equipment are being installed.

         

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 the "Christie Sue" makes way to the Fish Quay to load bait onboard.

         

Pictured below the deck of the "Christie Sue" is covered in ice, hook trays and plastic fish buckets.

         

             Pictured below the bait-truck arrives on the jetty.

         

                   FROZEN SAURY - MADE IN TAIWAN?


Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at the Cape Docks is several boxes of saury, also commonly known as pike, to be loaded onboard the "Christie Sue". Looking closely on the inscriptions on these boxes one will notice the words "Made in Taiwan", which technically speaking rather should read "Product of Taiwan".

       
Siende dat die Taiwanese nou 'n "resep" het om pike mee te vervaardig, wonder Trawler Heritage of daar nie dalk 'n "resep" is om sardyn mee te vervaardig nie? So 3-vragte sardyn op hierdie stadium sal mos enige pelagiese skuit se balansstaat weer goed laat lyk...

          
GUERRINI MARINE DIVING SQUAD IN ACTION

Pictured below on Tuesday 6 June 2017 a diving team of Guerrini Marine is seen here in action doing diving work inside "The Cut" at the V&A Waterfront.

         

                     
 "MARRETJE" ON SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift maintenance work continuous to be performed on the hake side trawler "Marretje".

         

                        "LEE ANNE" SANDBLASTED

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the sandblasted hull of the hake side trawler "Lee Anne".

         

          "LOUISA-CLAIRE" READY TO RESUME FISHING

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the neatly painted South Coast lobster vessel "Louisa-Claire", ready to set sail back to her home port at Port Elizabeth.

           

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the East Quay is the hake longliner "Oceana Rocket".

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Conquistador", berthed alongside the "Ouma".

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the East Quay is the tuna pole vessel "Allison".

         

    
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Bluebell", "Flame Thorn" and "Ferox".


                                       
"BLUEBELL"
         

                                  
"FLAME THORN"
         

                                             
"FEROX"
         

                                           
"FUCHIA"
         
          
                 SKOP, STERN, BORRELS EN ROOK!


Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the Fish Quay is the "Sea Pride II", and "Staalkop" with the "Comet" in the back ground nearing the jetty.

         

         

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the "Sea Pride II" makes way to her berthing space alongside the Collier Jetty.

                     

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the "Staalkop" makes way to her berthing space alongside the Collier Jetty.

        

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the "Comet" docks alongside the Fish Quay.

        

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Ellis S", "Riviergans" and "Sailfish".

        

                                    TODAY IS PAYDAY!


Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 the crew of the "Ellis S" gathers around the wheelhouse to receive the remuneration packages after completing a fishing trip.


        

Pictured below on Monday 5 June 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty from left to right is "Kentucky", "Malagas II" and "Adelette".

        
             
              ENGINE TROUBLES FOR "ABRAHAM T"


Pictured below on Friday 2 June 2017 a team from Ritco Marine is busy doing what they know best - servicing Caterpillars. In this case the team is seen here in the engine room of the "Abraham T" busy overhauling the CAT D353 main engine. This was the first time during the past 16 years that this particular engine required to be opened. The Ritco Marine technician in the photo, called Richard, has been working with the company for the past 17 years.

       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

 
            "ABE SHAPIRO" ON THE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Tuesday 30 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the "Abe Shapiro". The hull is to receive a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days.

       
       
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

       FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Eastern Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Ouma", "Conquistador", "Comet", "Sao Gabriel", "Abraham T", "Oceana Topaz", "Sandveld III", "Amoria" and "South West Petrel", to mention just a few.
  

        

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                 
"SANDVELD III"
        

                              
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

      FORMER DUTCH BEAMERS GATHER IN CAPE DOCKS


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in the Alfred Basin and Cape Syncrolift no less than 3 former Dutch beamers were present namely, "Amoria", "Fiona" and "Marretje". The "Fiona", a former Dutch beamer from Urk, was taken over by a new owner and was bound for a name change and new colour scheme. More photos to follow soon on Trawler Heritage. The "Amoria" is utilized as hake longliner, operating out of Gansbaai by Dyer Eiland Visserye, while the "Marretje" is used as hake side trawler out of Port Elizabeth.


                           
                 "FIONA"
        

                            
              "AMORIA"
        

                             
           "MARRETJE"
        

            "AMORIA", JOU VLAG HANG ONDERSTEBO!


Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 31 Mei 2017 in die Kaapse Dokke is Gansbaai se grootste vistreiler, "Amoria" wat haar Suid-Afrikaanse vlag onderstebo vertoon...


         

              "ABE SHAPIRO" VISITS CAPE SYNCOLIFT


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the tuna pole vessel "Abe Shapiro" who had featured quite often on Trawler Heritage over the past few weeks. At present the hull is being prepared and cleaned for a fresh layer of paint.


        

           "LOUISA CLAIRE" PAINT JOB IN PROGRESS


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the first layer of white paint is being applied to the hull of the South Coast lobster catcher, "Louisa Claire".


        

                      "KIANGA" SANDBLASTED


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift the "Kianga" is seen here in bare fiber glass after the entire hull was sandblasted recently.


        

     "KIANGA" REVEALS A SECRET FROM HER PAST...


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Pescanova longliner "Kianga", displaying an unknown name "Puyuguapi" on her stern which had re-appeared after the vessel was sandblasted.


        

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 are several stern trawlers who had return home recently. Amongst the fleet were "Lobelia", "Foxglove" and "Fuchcia".


                                       
"LOBELIA"
        

                                       
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                           
"FUCHIA"
        

     VIKING FISHING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM
       

    HAKE LONGLINERS PREPARE FOR FISHING TRIPS

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 alongside the Fish Quay in the Victoria Basin the crews of the  "Ellis S" and "Tina"are preparing their respective vessels for upcoming fishing trips.


                                         
"ELLIS S"
       

Pictured below the red circle indicates where fiber glass sheeting has become dislodge from the stern of the "Ellis S", leaving the wooden planks exposed to the elements.

       

               NEW SIMRAD RADAR FOR "ELLIS S"

Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 is the "Ellis S" featuring a brand new Simrad radar. Previously the "Ellis S" was equipped with a Koden radar.

       

                                    
       "TINA"
       

FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE COLLIER JETTY


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 alongside the Collier Jetty several fishing vessels present. Amongst the fleet home were "Chris Trautman", "Riviergans", "Malagas II" and "Nicolette".


                                  
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
       

                                    
"RIVIERGANS"
       

                                  
"MALAGAS II"
       

                                  
"NICOLETTE"
       

           NEW MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 is a new memorial which was unveiled on 26 May 2017 in memory of a former Spanish steam vessel, "Carlos de Eizaquirre", which was lost during WWI after it was sunk by a naval mine on 26 May 1917.


                     


                  BUILDING RENOVATIONS ON FORMER
                  WORKSHOP OF LOUW & HALVORSEN


Pictured below on Wednesday 31 May 2017 in the V&A Waterfront, building renovations are being performed on the building of Cape Union Mart, which was the former shipyard of Louw & Halvorsen back in days gone by - the birth place of 90% of all wooden fishing vessels ever constructed in Southern Africa.

        

               CAULKING COMPLETED ON  "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Sunday 28 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway the caulking on the new planks recently fitted on the "Emerald" is now completed.


        
        
 (Photo: J.Carstens)

   
LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Sunday 28 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work on the bow of the "Lisa Ann" is nearing completion, after M.P.I. had been performed on all the weld seams.


               
               
 (Photo: J.Carstens)

                    NEW LINE HAULER FOR "DEREK 1"


Pictured below on Saturday 27 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is a new line hauler fitted on the deck of the "Derek 1".


        
        
 (Photo: J.Carstens)

  AAN DIE PUNT VAN DIE REENBOOG IS DAAR 'N...ROBYN 


Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 26 Mei 2017 begin die reŽn te val in Houtbaai, met die "Oceana Ruby" in die voorgrond.

      
      
(Foto verskaf)

  
                     "INTERSEA 22" ON THE SLIP

Pictured below on Thursday 25 May 2017 on the  Saldanha Bay slipway is the former tuna pole vessel "Intersea 22".

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              NEW SONAR TANK FOR "EMERALD"

Pictured below on Thursday 25 May 2017 on the  Saldanha Bay slipway is the new sonar tank recently fitted on the port side keel section of the vessel.

           
           
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Thursday 25 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work continues on the bow of the "Lisa Ann" as the welding team continues working during dusk.

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
              GOOD-BYE "OCEANA VIKING"!

Pictured below on Wednesday evening 24 May 2017 at Sandy Point harbour is most probably the very last photo taken of the "Oceana Viking" in South African territorial waters as the "Oceana Viking" quietly sails out of the harbour for the very last time on route to the foreign fishing grounds of Angola.

  

                    "PAKAMANI" READY TO SET SAIL

Pictured below on Monday 24 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay, provisions are standing on the rear deck of the hake longliner "Pakamani", as the vessel is being prepared for an upcoming fishing trip.

      
      
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    LATEST PROGRESS ON "LISA ANN" BOW RE-BUILT

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work continued throughout the entire weekend on the bow of the "Lisa Ann". Seen below construction workers are busy passing on a rolled steel section to be welded into the bow of the vessel.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              THE SMELL OF FRESH KERUING WOOD

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the latest progress on the "Emerald". Seen below Colin the shipwright and his team had completed the planking on the port side of the vessel. Next step will be the caulking between the seams.

             
             
 
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
      "ADENIA" ALONGSIDE PREMIER FISHING JETTY

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the purse seiner "Adenia", laying idle alongside the jetty of Premier Fishing.

         

                      "MAREDON" VISITS YACHTPORT

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the new Sachal chokka boat, "Maredon" which had been moved from Sandy Point harbour to the Yachtport facility located in Saldanha Bay harbour.

    

    
"STRANDLOPER" FEATURES NEW COLOUR SCHEME

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Saldanha Bay is the former Portnet tug from Port Elizabeth, the "Strandloper" which was recently acquired by Guerrini Marine Services, now featuring a blue-and-black hull colour scheme.

      
                
                      
"GANSE" READY FOR ACTION

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai from left to right is "Silver Snapper", "Berggans" and "Bella Prima".

         

                "RUWEKUS" SHELTERS IN GANSBAAI

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 the crew of the "Ruwekus" takes a break inside Gansbaai harbour after the holds of their vessel was still not filled to capacity, after an entire day and evening of fishing.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the
"Rietgans II" (left) and "Wafra" (right).

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the
"Bella Prima" (left) and "Berggans" (right).


         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 at Gansbaai is the swordfish longliner "Saxon".

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 off Romansbaai the "South West Falcon" search the area for anchovy.

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 off Gansbaai the "Ebb Tide" search the area for anchovy.

         

                            "RUWEKUS" SET SAIL
         

         

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 off Gansbaai the "Viva" heads south to the fishing grounds off Dyer Island in search of anchovy.

         

                               "WAFRA" SET SAIL
         

        "BELLA PRIMA" ROLLS OUT OF THE HARBOUR
         

         

                              
THE SMELL OF MONEY!

Pictured below on Sunday 21 May 2017 smoke pours from the chimneys of Gansbaai Marine as the inflow of anchovy continues.


         

        
"Bella Prima" vaar in die rigting van Stanfordsbaai.
         

                                        
"Stormkop"
         

                                         
"Sette Mari"
         

                 
"Rietgans II" besig om 'n trek te maak.
         

                           
"Kolgans" vaar uit Gansbaai hawe.
         

                                           
"Mizpah"
         

  
Van links na regs is "South West Falcon", "Silver Snapper"
    en "Wafra".


         

         
      "Ruwekus" kom aangevaar om Danger Point.        
         

          
"Silver Bounty" kom aangevaar om Danger Point.
         

               
"Kolgans" soek na ansjovis by De Kelders.
         

               
"Mizpah" (links); "South West Falcon" (regs)
         

          
"Bella Prima" besig om die voormannetjie in te trek.
         

       
"Oceana Concorde", 3de trip vir die naweek  (links);
                                 "Silver Snapper" (regs)

         

                    
"Sette Mari" (links); "Stormkop" (regs)
         

                              
"Wafra" maak 'n gooi.
         

                 
"Silver Bounty" (links); "Ruwekus" (regs)
         

   

                           "Silver Bounty" in die winterson.
        

                            
"Wafra" besig om net in te trek. 
         

                     
"Ebb Tide" besig om vis te pomp.
         

         
                                 "Silver Bounty"
         

                          THE SMELL OF MONEY!

Afgneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 is die reduksieaanleg van Gansbaai Marine in volle swang nadat die "ganse" met vragte vol ansjovis huis toe gekom het.


                  

   
                           DIE "GANSE" IS GELAAI!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdagoggend 20 Mei 2017 lÍ en wag die "ganse" van Gansbaai dat die aflaaiproses by Gansbaai Marine moet hervat nadat die fabriek eenvoudig net nie kon voorbly om honderde tonne ansjovis te verwerk nie.

       

       

       

                                    "BERGGANS"
       
       
                               "SILVER SNAPPER"
       

                                     "KOLGANS"
       

                                    "RIETGANS II"
       

                                     "WILDEGANS II "
       

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 20 Mei 2017 is die Wildegans II se anker wat voor die aanvang van die 2017 pelagiese seisoen met pink spuitverf versier is...5 maande later en dis rooi van die roes!

       

                                       "VLEIGANS"
       

      "GREGORY JUSTIN" AND "TERRASAN 1" HOPEFUL


Pictured below on Saturday 20 May 2016 off Stanfords Bay the "Gregory Justin" and "Terrasan 1" search for anchovy, having missed out on the anchovy bonanza the previous night.


                              "GREGORY JUSTIN"
       
         
                                   "TERRASAN 1