SOUTH AFRICA
                  

                                          

              "TOWERKOP" EN "MIZPAH" SOEK VIS

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

       

                                      
"MIZPAH"
       

               'n BESOEK AAN LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE

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

       

       

                NUWE BAGGERBOOT OP SKEEPSHELLING


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


       

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

       

           'n KOPDOEK ANTIE VAN LAMBERTSBAAI


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


                 

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

       

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

              

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

        

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

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


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

       

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

       

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

       

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


       

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

          

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

                      

            "ATLANTIC LEADER" SE CREW WERK NET


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


          

                                    "ATLANTIC LEADER"
          

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

                                  

           NET TE LAAT VIR DIE SATERDAG MIDDAG BRAAI...

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

         

         MAKING THE "AFRICA UNITY" BOW WATERTIGHT

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


         

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

         

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

         

             LATEST ON "NORTHERN STAR" RE-BUILT       

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

         

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


         

         

               NEW FURUNO RADAR FOR "ZANEMALI"

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

         

                             "OLD" FURUNO RADAR
                 

                             "NEW" FURUNO RADAR
         

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

         

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

         

        DIE SNOEKVANGERS KEER TERUG HUIS TOE

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

                                   "OCEAN RUNNER"
         

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

                                   VROT RIBBES

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

         

                                       "NICOLETTE"
         

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

         

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

         

         

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

         

                               
       "SANDALENE"
         

                                       
"AVRIL W"
         

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

         

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

             

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

              

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

          

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


          

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

          

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


          

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

          

          

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

          

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

          

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

              

          

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

          

                               LEKERRR SOUSERIG!   
          
  
                PELAGIESE VLOOT GEREED VIR AKSIE


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


                               
       "BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                       
"SECHABA"
          

                           
"SECHABA" DECK LAYOUT
          

   SATERDAGMIDDAG TAKIES...WIELHUISVENSTERS WAS!

          

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

          

                                        
"RUWEKUS"
          

                         
"RUWEKUS" DECK LAYOUT
                  

                     DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS!


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


                                      
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

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

                                    
"BOETIE AKIE"
          

                                    
"DUINEKUS"
          

                                      
"TERRASAN 1"
          
          
                                     
"RUWEKUS"
          

                                
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
          

                                  
"OCEANA RUBY"
          

                                    
"SECHABA"
             

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

          

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

                                 
"SOUTHERN BELLE"
          

                                 
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
          

                                    
"OCEANA ORION"
               

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

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

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

          

                                        
"ANKOVELD"
                         

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

          

                                              "PUFFIN"
          

                                   
"OCEANA PARAGON"
          

                                  KLAAR AFGELAAI!

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

          

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

          

                         DIE EINDE VAN DAG IS NABY...

                 

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

      
             "SILVER DOLPHIN" GAAN AFLAAI

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


       
       
(Photo: J.de Faria)

                  "SOUTHERN BELLE" GOOI LOS!

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
              NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "ELBE"

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

         

         

                            
"ROOIGOUD" SKOP WEG

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


         

  
"PAULSBERG" KOM HUIS TOE MET 'n DEKVRAG KREEF

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


         

         

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

         

                                            
Kreef!
     
         

                                      
Nog baie kreef!

         

                        
           Nog 'n krat kreef!

         

                             
Vat aan, hier kom nog baie!

         

                                       
Nog enetjie!

         

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

         

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

         

           
                   En daar was kreef!

         

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

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

                                    
"SILVER FISH "
         

                                     
"JAMES ARCHER"
         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

                          
"TIYALINA" LOADING ICE  

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

         

   
           PELAGIESE VLOOT GEREED VIR AKSIE

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


         

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

         

                      
"LISA ANN" RUS OP ANKER

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


         

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


         

   
                   DIE PELAGIESE VLOOT GOOI LOS

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

                                 
"OCEANA ORION"
         

                                         
"MIZPAH"
         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                                      
GO LAAIPLEK!

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


         

         

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

                               
"SILVER KATONKEL"
         

                                          
"VEGKOP"
         

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

                  Ek gaan daai kant toe en jy loop soontoe!


         

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


         

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                        MAJOR TROUBLES UNLIMITED

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

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

      "OCEANA MERCURY" SHIELD PLATE BACK AGAIN!

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

        

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                                  
"OCEANA RUBY"
         

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


                          
                           (Photo: J.de Faria)

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

                          
                           (Photo: J.de Faria)

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

                          
                           (Photo: J.de Faria)

  STERN TRAWLERS RESTING ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        

   
                             GOOD-LUCK BOYS!

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

                                          
"COMET"
        

                                         "ALPHA"
        

                                      "SEA PRIDE II "
        

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

        

                                   
"CHRISTIE SUE "
        

                            "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
        

                         
 WHEN TRAWLERS COLLIDE...

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

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

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

               
               
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

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

               

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

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                 "SOUTHERN BELLE"
          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         
         
(Photo: J.de Faria)

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

                    
                    
(Photo: J.de Faria)

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

                  
                   (Photo: J.de Faria)


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

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        

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

        

          "BLUEBELL" STEAMS INTO THE CAPE DOCKS

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


        

                               
     "BLUEBELL"
        

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

        

               LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                         
"FUCHIA"
        

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

                                          
"SISTRO"
        

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

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


        

                                    
"OKOMBAHE"
       

                                     
"ELKE M"
       

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

           
        

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

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

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

          

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

        

           
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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


                                     
"WINDHOEK"
        

                               
"OCEANA ROCKET"
        

                                  
"CHRISTIE SUE"
        

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

                                       "MARLINA "
       

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

       

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

       

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

       

                                 "WESTERN DEBBIE"
       

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

          
    
   Hierdie Gordonsbaai skuite ken nog net van Furuno...

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

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

          

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

                    'n PIRAMIDE-SKEMA...WAT WERK!


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

        

                            WAAR IS BIKINI BEACH?


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

        

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

        

                 DIS NOG KREEFTYD IN KALKBAAI


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

        

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

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

            
KALKBAAI SKEEPSHELLING STAAN OOP

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

        

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

        

       FINALE RUSPLEK VIR 'N GEWESE LYNVIS SKI-BOOT

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

        

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

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

   "VIOLET GLEN" NETJIES EN VERSORG, SOOS ALTYD!

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

        

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

        

                   "STAR LIFE" RETURNS HOME

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


        

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

        

                                      
"KALKY'S 5"
        

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

        

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

        

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

        

                                         
"FREDA"
        

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

        

                                           "NIKKI
"
        

                                     
"GOSLING"
        

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

        

        CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM AN FORGOTTEN ERA

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

        

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


        

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

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

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

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

                      

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


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

           "ALBATROS" CONVERTED FOR OCTOPUS

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

        

        

                 NEW BOW EMBLEM ON "ALBATROS"

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

                     

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

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

          

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

                   

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

         

                                   "MELISSA KELLY"
         

                       DIE ABC VAN "MELISSA KELLY"

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


        

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

         

                "TAJ MAHAL" PREPARED FOR FISHING

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

         

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

            

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

         

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

         

 "ASWAN" - BAIE MOETS EN MOENIESIS REG SO SKIPPER

         

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

                    

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

        

                               WEG, WATER TOE!

        

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

        

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


        

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

        

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

        

                                    "SULAIMAN"
        

              LUSITANIA CRAYFISH FLEET AT KALK BAY

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

                                    
"MBAMBATHA"  
        

                                         "JO-ANN"
        

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

        

                                      "GHOERIEMAN"
        

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

        

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


          

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

        

                             "JO-ANN" BREEK TOE!

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

 

                "ADENIA" ALWEER OP DIE SLIP!

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

     

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

      

ADDITIONAL LIFE RAFT STATION FOR "BEATRICE MARINE"

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


        

        

         NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "OCEANA TOPAZ"

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

        

        
      

FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

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

      
         

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

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

                                       "WILMAG"
        

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


        

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

        

            
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                      "DANTAGO"
        

                                    "PORTUNITY"
        

                                        "ARMANA"
        

                                     "ANDROMEDA"
        

                                      "LUCERNE"
        

                                     "OKOMBAHE"
        
 
  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

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

         

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

         

          "PLOVER" PLAYS SUBMARINE IN TABLE BAY

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

         

         

              TAFELBAAI HAWE SE SLUISE LOOP OOR

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

         

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

          

 THE PRIDE OF C-CRAFT TAKES ON CAPE WINTER STORM


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


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

                     DIE "VLIEŽNDE HOLLANDER"?
        

                           'n GOUE AFFÍRE!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

         

  PISTONS, CON RODS EN ENJINBLOKKE BY RITCO MARINE


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

          
          
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

            
            
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                 
                 
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                  
"WILLE WILDEMIEN" ON THE SLIP

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


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

          
"HARVEST GEORGINA" SANDBLASTED

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


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

           
"SOUTHERN CROSS" WORKING HARD

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


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
HIER KOM DIE NOORDEWEER!

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


         
          (Photo: J.Carstens)

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

       

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

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

        

   TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE EAST QUAY


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


        

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

        

       FISHING FLEET RESTING IN THE ALFRED BASIN


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


        

              VIKING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM


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


                                       "LUDWANI "      
        

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

        

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

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

         

           NEW WASHING LINE FOR
"SVEINN JONSSON"

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


         

         

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

         

      PRIMER COAT AND NEW STEEL PLATES FOR
 
                                      "CASABLANCA"

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


         

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

         

   
"ROMANO PAULO" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

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


         

                                  DOUBLE VISION


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


         

             HOT WORK PERMIT - THAT LOOKS BETTER!


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


         

             
GALLEY BOY THROWS ALL HIS TOYS
                             ON THE REAR DECK!

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


         

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

         

                     
"ALLIN" BACK IN THE WATER

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


         

        "TINA" AND "KARIBA" ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY.

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


                                             
"TINA"
         
 
                                        
"KARIBA"
         

     
          LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                      "OKOMBAHE"
         

                                      "LUCERNE"
         

                                     "DANTAGO"
         

                                      "PORTUNITY"
         

                                 "AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                     "BORONIA"
         

             "FREESIA"
PREPARED FOR FISHING TRIP

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

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

                       GOOD-LUCK "ZAMANI 1" !

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


         

               "OCEANA RUBY" GOOI 'n BLAD AF

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

                    
                    
(Photo: I.Mouton)

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

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

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

     
     
(Photo: "Ukuloba" Crew)

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

                        
                        
(Photo: "Ukuloba" Crew)

         
"NANJA" SERVES THE CRUDE OIL TANKERS

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


    

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

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

        

                                         "OUMA"
        

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


                                     "SANDVELD III"
        

                         "ALLIN" NEATLY PAINTED

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


        

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

        

        WAT IS MENS ONMOONTLIK IN HIERDIE FOTO?

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


        

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

        

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

        

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

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

                 "Harvest Castella"? Ag, help my asseblief!

        
                     THIS WAS A NIIGATA!

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


        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                  "FOREST LILY"
                  

                                        "DANTAGO"
         

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

         

FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

         

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

         

   "SEAWIN EMERALD" LANDS BIG SWORDFISH AND TUNA

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

         

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

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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

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

                    

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

    
    
(Photo: I.Mouton)

   FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

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


         

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

         

                LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                       
"SANDILE"
         
         
                                   "AFRICAN QUEEN"
         

                                     
"FLAME THORN"
         

                         
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
         

                                        
"LINCOLN"
         

        VIKING FISHING FLEET ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

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


         

               THE FRESHEST FISH FINGERS IN TOWN!


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

         

             THE LAST REMAINS OF THE "KEETMANS"


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


         

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

                     

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

         

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


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


         

     OBSOLETE MACHINERY ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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

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


                    

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

         

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

         

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

         

                  RITCO MARINE TAKING CARE OF THE
                      "AFRICA UNITY" CATERPILLAR


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


                    
                    
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

               "EMERALD" ENGINE ROOM FITTED OUT


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

         
   
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         

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

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


         
 
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT SALDANHA BAY

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          NEW KODEN RADAR FOR "HIGHLAND QUEEN"

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


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        


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

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

        

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

         

               IS "ABRAHAM T " DIE NUWE VOORBOK?


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


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


                                     "SILVER FERN"
         

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

                                    "KINGKLIP"
         

                                          "TOMREN"
         

                                 "SANDVELD III"
         

                
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                  
"FOREST LILY"
                 

                                "BEATRICE MARINE"
         

                                     "PORTUNITY"
           

                                           "FEROX"
         

 FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

         

                                          "KENTUCKY"
         

                                              "TINA"
         

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

         

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

      TRAWLER HERITAGE VOORSPELLING IN DIE KOL!


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

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

          


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

          

                             TIME FOR REFLECTION

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                              "HARVEST BOUNTY"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                             "HARVEST NANDI"
        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      TUNA POLE VESSELS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

           

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

         

         

                             TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

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

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

                                       
"UKULOBA"

         

  
"OCEANA CONCORDE" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS

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

         

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


         

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

         

                                      "ROOIBERG"
         

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

         

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

              

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

         

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

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

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

             

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

         

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

         

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

         

             HOUT BAY HARBOUR DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

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

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

                DIE SNOEKVANGERS GAAN SEE TOE!

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

        

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


         


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

                     

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

        

        

      NUUTSTE TOEVOEGINGS EN "VERDWYNINGS"
                                     OP "SHIVON

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

        

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

        

               "SHIVON", WAAR'S JOU PORT HOLES? 

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

        

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

        

                       HOUTBAAI, WAAR SELFS DIE
                 PORT HOLES DIEFWERINGS HET!

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

        

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

          

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

        

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

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

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

        

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

        

                           "ARANOS" GOOI LOS

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

                                      "ARANOS"
        

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

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

        

        

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

        

                       "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
        

                                "GREGORY JUSTIN"
        

                 "OCEAN WANDERER" VAT DIESEL

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

        

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

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

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

         

                                     "SAILFISH"
         

                                    "RIVIERGANS"
        

                                    "STAALKOP"
        

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

        

                           DIE "YACHTPORT MOBIEL
"

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


        

                      MORE SMOKE ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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


        

             "SISTERS" PROP AND SHAFT ARRIVES

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

                    

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

         

         

                           "FEROX" SAILING HOME

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

        

        

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

            FISHING FLEET RETURNING TO PORT

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


                                  
"OCEANA TOPAZ"
        

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

                                  
"BLUE DOLPHIN"
        

                                      
"STAALKOP"
        

                                      
"LAVERNE"
        

                                      
"FREESIA"
        

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

        

                       LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS


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


                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO" 
        

                                   
"NICOLETTE"
        

     "SISTERS" STILL WAITING FOR PROP AND SHAFT

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

        

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

        

                      SMOKE ON THE SYNCROLIFT

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

        

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

        

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

        

              "UMFONDINI" MAAK SOOS "BLOUGANS"

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

                   

              
"UMFONDINI" OORLEEF NOG 'N DAG...

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

          

           FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

        

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

                                           
"KU-ULA"
        

                                        
"TOMREN"
        

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

        

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

        

                       'n GROOT EN 'n KLEIN TALLIE

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

        

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

        

              NEW WHEELHOUSE WINDOWS FOR
     "CAPE CHALLENGER"
- PROJECT COMPLETE

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


        

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

        

   
   VIKING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE SOUTH ARM

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


        

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

        

    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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


                                       "NICOLETTE"
        

                                           "FISKORN"
        

                                    "ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                                        "ADELETTE"
        

                                   "SEA PRIDE II "
        

              "SOUTHERN CROSS" SHIFTING BERTHS


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


        

         SKUITE VAN ELDERS...DIE ROOI GEVAAR IS HIER

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

        

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

        

     
RIGGING THE PROP AND SHAFT OF THE "ADENIA"

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

                  
                  
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          "HARVEST KROTOA" OPPAD SEE TOE

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

        

        "SOUTHERN BELLE" KOM HAAL VIR "ADENIA"

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

        

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

        

        

        

                               SLIP TOE MET JOU!
        

              
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            
"SOUTHERN BELLE" OPPAD SEE TOE

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           NOU WAAR IS DIE MENSE MET DIE LEER?

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

        

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

        

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

        

                          
"CAPE CHALLENGER"
        

                                         
"OUMA"
        

                                    
"WERKENDAM"
        

                                
"SOUTHERN CROSS"
        

                                      
"HERMAN S"
        

                             
"SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

                           'n "LISA ANN" OOMBLIK?

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

        

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

        

           
"SOUTHERN RAIDER" RUSTING AWAY

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

        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                  
"FLAME THORN"
        

                                 
"AVRO WARRIOR"
        

                              
        "REALEKA"
        

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

        

             HAKE LONGLINERS COME AND GO

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

                                         
"TINA"
        

                                       
"ARMANDO"
        

                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

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

        

        

              DIE NOORDWES WAAI OP LAAIPLEK

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

        
 

                  NUWE NAAMBORDE VIR "NANJA"

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

        

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

                   

                               "
NUWE NAAMBORD"
         

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

                                           
"KARLO"
         

                                    
"FLYING SCOTT"
         

       
           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


         

                                 
"HARVEST SELINA"
         

                             
"HARVEST GEORGINA"
         

                                
"HARVEST KROTOA"
         

                             
"HARVEST BOUNTY"
         

                             
"HARVEST SALDANHA"
         

                         
"HARVEST ATLANTIC HOPE"
         

 "ADENIA" AND "SILVER CHALLENGER" OUT OF ACTION


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

                                          
"ADENIA"
         

                               "SILVER CHALLENGER"
         

              
NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "BOETIE AKIE"

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

         

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

         

          LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "INTERSEA 22"


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


         

         

    "HIGHLAND QUEEN"
PREPARES FOR LONGLINE TRIP

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


         

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

         

           LATEST PROGRESS ONBOARD "EMERALD"


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


         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

        GEEN VORDERING MEER OP
"DRAKENSKOP"

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


         

             SLORDIGE VERFWERK OP
"PAKAMANI"

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

                     
"PAKAMANI" LETTERS MEI 2018
         

              "PAKAMANI" LETTERS NOVEMBER 2017
         

                     "PAKAMANI" LETTERS MEI 2018
         

               "PAKAMANI" LETTERS NOVEMBER 2017
           

                                HIER KOM DIE NOORD!


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

        

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


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


        

        

        

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

        

                               "SOUTHERN BELLE"
        

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

        

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

        

       SANDY POINT
SLIPWAY DROWNS IN RUBBISH!

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


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

          "KU-ULA" SEEKS SHELTER IN SANDY POINT

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


        

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

        

    PURSE SEINERS
SEEK SHELTER IN SANDY POINT

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


                                          "LISA ANN"
        

                                         "UKULOBA"
        

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

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

        

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

        

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

        

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

                   PURSE SEINERS IN FOR REPAIRS

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

                  

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

        

                        RÍRIG! WAT JULLE WAAR KRY?
        

                    DIE KATTE VAN RADIO HOLLAND


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


        

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

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


                  NUWE KLEURSKEMA VIR "ELOMI"


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

                                   
"OU" KLEURSKEMA
        

                            "NUWE" KLEURSKEMA
        

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

            

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

        

                 "VEGKOP" SE CREW WERK NET


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


        

        

       PELAGIESE VLOOT SKUIL IN DIE BERGRIVIER


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


                                    "EIGEVELD"
        

                                       "NOSSOB"
        

                                   "ANKOVELD"
        

                                    "DOLOREZE"
        

                              "LOERIESFONTEIN"
        

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

        

                                    "STORMKOP"
        

                       "DAGBREEK" IN DIE MIDDAG
        

                              "OCEANA PEGASUS"
        

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

        

                DIE NOORDWES WAAI OP LAAIPLEK


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

                      
        

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

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

       

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

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Towerkop" langs die aflaaikaai by Amawandle Pelagic.

       

                   "DAGBREEK" IN DIE OGGEND

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Dagbreek" op die Laaiplek skeepshelling.

       

       DEPARTEMENT PUBLIEKE WERKE OP DIE KAAI

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 op die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point hawe is 'n span van Departement Publieke Werke besig om vuilis te verwyder in die hawegebied. Dis mooi, hou so aan, ons waardeer dit!

       
Trawler Heritage word nie net gebruik om die die trots van ons visbedryf uit te beeld nie, maar ook om diegene uit te wys wat nie in die belang van die visbedryf optree, soos hulle veronderstel is om te doen nie. Trawler Heritage het oor die jare heen aanhou neul op instansies wat oŽnskynlik versuim om hulle pligte na te kom. So
is daar vandag aansienlike verbetering te bespeur in ons hawens, instede daarvan om die strate in te vaar met plakate, te betoog, eiendom te beskadig en 'n spoor van verwoesting agter te laat. Deur kreatief 'n probleem te benader, kan daar net soveel beter resultate verkry word. Genoeg eers hiervan, die trawlkampioene is oppad huis toe, kom laat ons gaan kyk!

                                  "VIVA" IS GELAAI

Afgeneem hieronder vroeg op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 vaar "Viva" Sandy Point hawe binne met 'n vrag Ansjovis.

       

            "PARACLETE" ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete" onder die aflaaipomp van by Suid-Oranje. Die tyd staan nou op 08:41 vm...kyk nou net hoe lank gaan dit vat om hierdie skuit af te laai met visputte wat alreeds oorlopens toe vol is.
       
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 wag die "Lisa Ann" sowel as "Viva" dat die "Paraclete" klaar afgelaai moet word by Suid-Oranje. Aflaai verloop weer vandag teen 'n alamintige 1.2 knope...bring die spane dat ons help roei.

       

                           "ALERT III" GOOI LOS

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vertrek die "Alert III" vanaf die Regeringskaai nadat nuus ontvang is van Ansjovis aan die noordekant van Dwarskersbos...op die klipgronde.

       

        "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" OPPAD RIVIER TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Atlantic Enterprise" in die verte oppad na Laaiplek met 'n geskeurde net. Trawler Heritage het teen sonder besoek gaan aflÍ in Laaiplek om te gaan kyk hoe herstelwerk verloop. Maar nou is dit eers weer terug na aksie!

       

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagoggend 6 Mei 2018 vaar "Mpho" dolleeg Sandy Point hawe binne. Op die gegewe dag was dit die norm dat slegs enkeles groot sukses behaal het, terwyl die oorgrote meerderheid van die vloot met bitter min tot geen vis terug gekeer het nie.

       

       "EMERALD ISLE" VERLAAT STOMPNEUSBAAI

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Emerald Isle" besig om die kaai van St.Helena Bay Fishing te verlaat om langs die Regeringskaai in Sandy Point te kom lÍ.

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Emerald Isle" deur die kanaal na dieper water verby die menigte klippe in die baai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 verlaat die "Silver Galaxy" Sandy Point hawe om te gaan aflaai by West Point.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 is the hake longliner "Meka Bay" on the Sandy Point slipway. Given the state of the stainless steel shield plate is does appear that this vessel has seen some decent longline action in her short career thus far.   

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 is a gangway tied to the rails of the shelterdeck on the starboard stern area of the "Meka Bay".

       

     LATEST FEATURES ONBOARD "SILVER DOLPHIN"
                        AND "SILVER KATONKEL"


Pictured below on 6 May 2018 at Sandy Point is the latest feurtures spotted onboard the "Silver Dolphin" and "Silver Katonkel". Both vessels are now being owned by the Terrasan Group.

                                "SILVER DOLPHIN"
       

Pictured below red circle indicates a new air horn fitted to the rear of the wheelhouse onboard the "Silver Dolphin".

       

Pictured below is this brand new sturdy built gangway connecting the "Silver Dolphin" with the jetty.

       

Pictured below red circle indicates a new air horn fitted to the radar stand onboard the "Silver Katonkel".

       

   
  TWEETALIGE RINGBOEIE OP "SILVER KATONKEL"

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is twee ringboeie aanboord van die "Silver Katonkel". Die skuit se naam word egter op een boei in Afrikaans aangetoon naamlik "Silwer Katonkel" en op 'n ander boei in Engels naamlik "Silver Katonkel"...Nou toe nou, so as die drenkeling in Afrikaans om hulp roep, dan gooi jy die Afrikaanse boei, en  natuurlik andersom as die drenkeling om hulp roep in Engels...Reg manne, dis eers al vir vandag se safety drill.

                     "SILWER KATONKEL"
(met 'n "W")
       

                        "SILVER KATONKEL"
(met 'n "V")
       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "Alert III" na Stompneusbaai om 'n bietjie Ansjovis te gaan aflaai.    

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vertrek die "Oceana Mercury" (links) vanuit Stompneusbaai onderweg na Sandy Point hawe nadat die skuit klaar afgelaai was.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Kavalier" oppad na Sandy Point hawe gevolg deur die "South West Falcon" kort op haar hakke.

       

                                     
"KAVALIER"
       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the wake of the "South West Falcon" is trailing behind the vessel for many a mile.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Gregory Justin" steams into Sandy Point harbour.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "South West Falcon" is leaving her berth at the Government Jetty on route to West Point to discharge the small catch onboard.

       

                         
"SOUTH WEST FALCON"
       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Silver Bounty" steams into Sandy Point harbour on route from the discharge jetty at West Point.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the wake of the "Terrasan 1" is trailing behind the vessel for many a mile.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the red circle indicates the heavily chafed starboard side of the "Terrasan 1".

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the hydraulic fish pump of the "Terrasan 1" is dumped into the water in order to rinse the system.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Atlantic Endeavour" is seen here fully loaded with Anchovy steaming towards Slippersbaai.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Doloreze" is seen here almost fully loaded with Anchovy destined for the reduction plant at
Suid-Oranje.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Ebb Tide" is seen steaming into Sandy Point harbour with a moderate catch of Anchovy onboard.

       

Afgeneem hieronder hang die "Ebb Tide" se reŽlings vol gevlekte Snoeke vir die maak van snoekbiltong.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 arriveer "South West Falcon" by die kaai van West Point, met die "Silver Galaxy" (links) wat besig is om die kaai te verlaat.

       

Pictured below on 6 May 2018 the "Terrasan 1" is leaving her berth at the Government Jetty on route to West Point to discharge the small catch onboard.

       

         DAAR GAAN DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE ALWEER!

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "Silver Galaxy" vanuit Sandy Point hawe om nog 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan vang.

       

Afgeneem hieronder vaar die "Silver Bounty" vanuit Sandy Point hawe om nog 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan vang.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" vanaf West Point na Sandy Point hawe.

       

               "SOUTHERN BELLE" OP DIE HORISON

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "Southern Belle" noordwaarts verby Shelley Point lighuis, nadat die skuit die kuslyn gefynkam het, suidwaarts al die pad tot by Bokpunt.

       

                  DAAR ONDER LÍ DRIE PIKKWYNE...

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 net buitekant Sandy Point hawe is drie Kaapse Brilpikkewyne wat Ansjovis jag.

       
    
...en die middelste een en die buitenste twee is ook myne...

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" vanuit Sandy Point hawe om nog 'n vrag Ansjovis te gaan vang.

                 

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die middelwatertreiler "Paraclete" nogsteeds onder die aflaaipomp van by Suid-Oranje. Die tyd staan nou op 15:48 nm...bykans 7 ure het verloop sonder dat die volgende skuit in die lyn afgelaai is.

        

                           HIER KOM DIE NOORD!

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 is die "Meka Bay", maar ons kyk nie nou na die skuit nie, eerder na die noordeweer wolkies wat besig is om saam te pak in die lug daarbo.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point is pelagiese, snoek, kreef en tunaskuite almal deurmekaar. Van links na regs is "Repulse", "Antonie W II", "Ku-Ula", "Trudy Marleen" en "Mpho".

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 6 Mei 2018, en die tyd staan nou op
16:29 nm, en wragtag ja, daar gebeur die dinge nou met "Paraclete" wat uitskuif onder die aflaaipomp, terwyl die "Lisa Ann" inbeweeg en terselfde tyd die "Gregory Justin" saamsleep met haar onder die aflaaipomp.

        

        

                    LAAIPLEK SE TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Umfana" diep gelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis onder die aflaaipompe van Amawandle Pelagic.

        

    NUWE NAAM VIR LAAIPLEK SLIPWAY ONDERWEG...

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 is 'n gedeelte van die nuwe naam van Laaiplek Slipway wat tans teen die muur van gemonteer word.

        

                   "DAGBREEK" IN DIE SKEMER

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Dagbreek" op die Laaiplek skeepshelling.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagaand 6 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Atlantic Enterprise" in die rivier met haar net afgetrek op die kaai om al die skeurplekke te herstel.

        

                    FAME EN FAME SE MOEILIKHEID...

                   

             LATEST FEATURE ONBOARD "UKULOBA"

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek the red circle indicates the latest feature on the stern of the "Ukuloboa" - the Lloyds Register number of the vessel...impressive!

        

                                        "UKULOBA"
        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek the chafing of the purse seine net on the starboard bow area of the "Ukuloba" is evident. Most probably that stainless steel shield plate will have to be replaced by a much longer and wider piece of piece at the end of the 2018 pelagic season. 

          

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek is the "Vegkop" berthed alongside the jetty of Amawandle Pelagic - out of action due to an badly torn purse seine net, which was scheduled for repair work on Monday 7 May 2018.

        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek are four purse seiners steaming south towards Brittania Bay in search of Anchovy.

        

        

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 off Laaiplek are two net fishermen steaming back home to their jetty at Velddrif after a long day at sea.

        

                             THE END OF THE DAY

Pictured below on Sunday 6 May 2018 at Laaiplek the signs of bad weather approaching are written in the skies...

        

           "ANKOVELD" WAG VIR AFLAAIBEURT
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 5 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Ankoveld" met 'n vrag Ansjovis en wag vir 'n aflaaibeurt by Amawandle Pelagic.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Aranos" langs die kaai van Amawandle Pelagic.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 op Laaiplek lÍ die "Umfana" onder die aflaaipomp by Amawandle Pelagic.

        

   "OCEANA VIKING" AND "WILDEKUS" RETURN HOME
    

Pictured below on 5 May 2018 at Sandy Point the "Oceana Viking" is nearing the Government Jetty. The "Oceana Viking" and the "Wildekus" had return back to Sandy Point earlier during the week after spending almost 51 weeks fishing for Sardinella out of Tombwa in Angola.

        

        

           NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "OCEANA VIKING"

Pictured below on 5 May 2018 the red circle indicates a new Onwa onboard the "Oceana Viking" to accompany the existing Furuno radar. Previously the vessel was equipped with two Furuno radars.

        

Pictured below is the distinctive Angola registration plate as displayed on the front mast of the "Oceana Viking".

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates the spool piece on the stacker onboard the "Oceana Viking" which was removed for maintenance purposes.

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates the tri-pod stand onboard the "Oceana Viking" after the triplex was removed for maintenance purposes.

        

Pictured below the "Oceana Viking " awaits the "Terrasan 1" to shift berths in order for the "Oceana Viking" to have the inside berth.

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n Sardinella aan waar dit op die rand aan die buitekant van die netbord lÍ...so half-pad verrot tussen wurm en bokkom.

        

Pictured below on 5 May 2018 alongside the jetty of Sandy Point Canning is "Wildekus" had return back to Sandy Point earlier during the week.

        

         "SOUTH WEST FALCON" KLAAR AFGELAAI
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 vaar die "South West Falcon" vanuit West Point na Sandy Point nadat die skuit 'n vrag Ansjovis afgelaai het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die onmiskenbare boegbrander van die "South West Falcon".

        

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                             "SILVER BOUNTY"
        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 vertrek die volgelaaide "Silver Bounty na West Point om te gaan af laai.

        

                        "MEKA BAY" OP DIE SLIP
         
Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 lÍ die Walvisbaaise langlyn skuit "Meka Bay" op die Sandy Point skeepshelling vir herstelwerk aan haar kiel nadat strukturele probleme opgeduik het.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 is addisionele glasveselkonstruksie wat toe gevoeg word op die kiel van die "Meka Bay", oor die volle lengte van die skuit se kiel.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 toon die rooi sirkel addisionele konstruksie aan op die stuur van die "Meka Bay", deurdat ekstra staalplate ingesweis is om die oppervlakte van die stuur te vergroot.

        

             
LATEST PROGRESS ON "DONNA MARI"
         
Pictured below on 5 May 2018 at Sandy Point is the latest progress and feautures on the newly launched chokka vessel, the "Donna Mari", which was launched during April 2018.


        

                    DUEL ANCHOR CONFIGURATION
                  

                                    FORWARD MAST
                  

    RADAR STAND...SIMRAD AND FURUNO COMBINATION
         

                    CCTV..."SKIPPER KYK VIR JOU!"
         

                                        STERN VIEW
         

 NUWE IDEES, VLAGGIES, KLEURSKEMAS EN EIENAAR VIR
                  "GREGORY JUSTIN" EN "ELOMI"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point pryk beide die "Gregory Justin" en "Elomi" in hul nuwe groen-grys kleurskema (wat jy dit ookal mag noem), sowel as Suid-Afrikaanse vlaggies soos ingedui in die rooi sirkels, iets wat beide skuite nog nooit voorheen vertoon het nie. Moet erken dit lyk so bietjie vreemd op beide skuite...

                                   
"GREGORY JUSTIN"   
         

                                             "ELOMI "
               

  
        
            
PELAGIESE VLOOT IN SANDY POINT HAWE

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point is 'n seleksie van verskeie pelagiese skuite wat op daardie stadium in die hawe teenwoordig was waaronder "Kavalier", "Atlantic Enterprice", "Elomi", "Duinekus", "Lisa Ann", "Mpho", "Ruwekus", "Sechaba", "Nossob" en "Silver Galaxy" om net 'n paar te noem.

    "KAVALIER"
(links); "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE" (regs)
         

                                          
"NOSSOB"
                     

                                   
"SILVER GALAXY"
           

                                  
        "RUWEKUS"
           

                                       
"LISA ANN"
           

                                          
"SECHABA"
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Endeavour" Sandy Point hawe binne onderweg vanaf die aflaaikaai by West Point.

           
                  

                    
NUWE VLAGGIE VIR "MPHO"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point toon die rooi sirkel vlag op 'n paal aan wat staande gemaak is op die boeg van die "Mpho"...

           

              

        
SNOEKVANGERS OORNAG IN SANDY POINT

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 in Sandy Point lÍ die Houtbaaise snoekskuite "Repulse" en "Ocean Dynamo", vanwaar hulle weer vroeg die volgende oggend sou uitvaar om Snoek te gaan vang.
           
                                         
"REPULSE"
           

                                      
"OCEAN DYNAMO"
           

         
             DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE GOOI LOS!

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat net voor sononder uit Sandy Point vertrek om Ansjovis te gaan soek. Kyk ook na die video genaamd "Sandy Point 5 Mei 2018" vir meer aksie van die uitvaart.

                                            
"LISA ANN"    
           

                                                "MPHO"
           

Afgeneem hieronder hang "Mpho" se seeanker alreeds oorboord gereed vir aksie.

           

Afgeneem hieronder vaar "Lisa Ann" om Shelley Point oppad na Brittaniabaai waar die "Emerald Isle" alreeds 'n gooi gemaak het.

           

                             "GREGORY JUSTIN" GOOI LOS
           

                                    "GREGORY JUSTIN"
           

                                  "ATLANTIC ENTERPRISE"
            

                       "OCEANA MERCURY" GOOI LOS
            
 
                                  "OCEANA MERCURY"
            

                                          "SECHABA"
            

Afgeneem hieronder vertrek "Duinekus" en "Ruwekus" vanaf die kaai van Suid-Oranje.
                
            

                                           "DUINEKUS"
            

               NUUTSTE TOEVOEGINGS TOT "RUWEKUS"
                                       EN "DUINEKUS"

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 toon die rooi sirkels die nuutste toevoegings aan op die voorste maspale van die "Ruwekus" en "Duinekus" naamlik katlere!

            

            

                             DIE EINDE VAN NOG 'N DAG

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 sak die son agter Shelley Point, maar vir die trawlkampioene is dit nog 'n lang nag wat voorlÍ.

            

                                    "EBB TIDE" GOOI LOS
           

Afgeneem hieronder op 5 Mei 2018 hang daar swart rookwolkies
van woede afkomstig vanuit die wielhuis van die "Atlantic Endeavour"...sal ons dit hardop noem....die skuit moes omdraai en terug loop hawe toe nadat hulle 'n crewman in die hawe vergeet het.

 
           

                 DIE "GANSE" VANG ANSJOVIS
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 buitekant Gansbaai, fynkam "Vleigans" die baai vir 'n kolletjie Ansjovis.

       

                      "BELLA PRIMA" MAAK 'N TREK
       

                       "WILDEGANS II " MAAK 'N TREK 
       

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 patroleer die "Vleigans" die agtervlerk van die "Wildegans II".

       

         "SILVER SNAPPER" SE CREW STAAN REG!

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 sleep die seeanker in die water, net oomblikke voordat die net water toe gaan.

       

                "DESERT DIAMOND" OP ANKER

Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 lÍ grootste geregistreerde vistreiler in die Suid-Afrikaanse vloot, die "Desert Diamond" op anker in Walkerbaai net agter die Buitesteen.

       
   

   
           STAAN OP VIR DIE TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 is 'n seleksie van pelagiese skuite wat Houtbaai hawe binnevaar met Ansjovis aanboord wat by Gansbaai gevang was.

                                    
"OCEANA RUBY"
           

                                 
"OCEANA PEGASUS"
           

                                
"OCEANA PARAGON"
           

     
LIGTE, AKSIE, GEE PAD VOOR, HIER KOM "MIZPAH"!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 is die "Mizpah" onderweg na Houtbaai hawe, volgelaai met 'n vrag Ansjovis wat by Bokpunt gevang was.

        

        

        

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 vertoon die "Mizpah" haar piepklein nuwerwetse stuurboord navigasielig...mooi kyk, mens kan dit maklik miskyk!

         

Al is hierdie liggie so klein, het hulle wragtag nog die moeite gedoen om dit verder te modifiseer met 'n stukkie kleefband...moenie stres nie manne, 101.9% persent van die land se populasie sal in elkgeval nooit kan verstaan hoekom ons dit doen nie.

         

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 vertoon die "Mizpah" 'n nuwe LED spreilig wat op die voorste maspaal gemonteer is, soos aangetoon in die rooi sirkel.

                   

                         BOKPUNT TOE MET JULLE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 vaar die "Oceana Pegasus" uit Houtbaai hawe om nog 'n bietjie vis te gaan byvang by Bokpunt.

       

 "OCEANA PEGASUS" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS      

Pictured below on 1 May 2018 the red circle indicates a steel strip which has become detach from the rubbing band during the bad weather experienced the previous day on route to Gansbaai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 wag twee bemanningslede angstig dat die "Oceana Ruby" moet vasmaak onder die aflaaipomp.

       

         STORM CASUALTIES ARRIVE AT HOUT BAY      

Pictured below on 1 May 2018 is a selction of photos taken of the "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Concorde" being towed back to Hout Bay after the prop and rudder of both vessels were fouled off Gansbaai.

Pictured below the "Alert III" is towing the "Oceana Orion" back to Hout Bay harbour.

       

       

Pictured below the crew of the "Alert III" is busy retrieving the heavy towing row by making use of the net stacker.

       

Pictured below the "Alert III" maneuvers into position alongside the "Oceana Orion".

       

Pictured below the crew members look on at proceedings, not much one can do when you end up in this situation...

             

       

       

       

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 off York Point is the "Star Crest" towing the "Oceana Concorde" back to Hout Bay harbour.

       

       

Pictured below the crew of the "Star Crest" is busy retrieving the heavy towing row by making use of the net stacker.

       

       

Pictured below crew members of the "Oceana Concorde" looks on as they are being towed into the harbour.

       

       

 PACKAGE DELIVERED! "STAR CREST" AT YOUR SERVICE    

       

    CASUALTIES ALONGSIDE THE NORTHERN MOLE...

                           "OCEANA CONCORDE"
       

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

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 divers are preparing to solve the underwater problems on both the "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Concorde".

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 word die aflaaipype uitgetrek uit die visruime van die "Oceana Ruby". Volgende skuit in die ry is
"Alert III", wat alreeds buite beeld regstaan.

       

Afgeneem hieronder op 1 Mei 2018 wag die "Alert III" dat die "Oceana Ruby" moet wegskop onder die aflaaipomp. In die voorgrond lÍ die "Star Crest" langs die yskaai en wag vir haar beurt om af te laai.

       

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ "Alert III" onder die aflaaipompe by S.A. Sea Products.

       

                         "OCEANA RUBY" VAT DIESEL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Dinsdag 1 Mei 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Ruby" langs Jetty No.3, besig om diesel in te neem.

       

Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 the crew of the "Oceana Orion" is busy hauling their net bit by bit as the divers below release the net from the fouled prop.

       

       

                     JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels. Some of the vessels present included "Kingfisher", "Maine", "Swordfish", "Langeberg", "Freedom", "Tamara" and "Tigerfish" to mention just a few.

       

   TUNA POLE AND LONGLINE VESSELS RESTING AT
                                            HOUT BAY
     

Pictured below on 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay is a selection of tuna pole and hake longline vessels resting in the harbour.

                                   "PENKOP II"
       

                                    "GYPSY ROSE"
       

    "COMMON WEALTH" (left); "FRENCHY MARIA" (right)
       

                                 "OCEANA CLIPPER"
       

                                      "TIERKOP"
       

                                      "FREEDOM"
       

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

       

        "SILVERFISH" (left); "JAMES ARCHER" (right)
       

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

       

    
     WHERE ARE YOU GOING WITH THAT HUGE
                            DANFORTH ANCHOR?
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Hout Bay the crayfish vessel "Ocean Harvest" is seen here sailing out of the harbour with a massive Danforth anchor mounted on the bow of the vessel as indicated with the red circle.

       

                               
"OCEAN HARVEST"
       

    
"OCEANA AMETHYST" VISITS  HOUT BAY SLIPWAY
         
Pictured below on Tuesday 1 May 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the very neat and well maintained hake longliner, the "Oceana Amethyst".

       

                                "VIVA" BREEK TOE!

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 30 April 2018 breek die "Viva" toe in 'n windsee tydens 'n vaart suid-waarts om Ansjovis te gaan vang by Gansbaai.

         
         
(Photo: I.Mouton)

     
       N.S.R.I TOWS "BENNIE 1" TO SAFETY

On Monday  30th April 2018 N.S.R.I Agulhas duty crew were activated following a call from the linefish vessel "Bennie 1" reporting motor mechanical problems one nautical mile off-shore off Struisbaai harbour. A 4.7 meter sea rescue inflable boat took the "Bennie 1" under tow and the casualty craft was towed safely into Struisbaai harbour without incident and no further assistance was required.

          

            
CAPE WINTER STORM WREAK HAVOC
                         AMONGST FISHING FLEET


The first big winter storm caused chaos amongst the Proudest Fishing Fleet, with numerous vessels running into trouble in one way or another. On Sunday evening 29 April 2018 the commercial linefish ski-boat, the "Normandie" had capsized after excepting an tow back to Sandy Point harbour from a fellow Snoek trawler, causing the fully laden ski-boat to capsized with the loss of one crewmember.

Pictured below on Monday 30 April 2018 are the stormy sea conditions experienced at Gansbaai. Despite the rough seas, numerous purse seiners as far as Laaiplek were present in the bay, catching Anchovy. It did not took long before two Hout Bay purse seiners namely, "Oceana Orion" and "Oceana Concorde" run into trouble shortly after shooting their nets. Both vessels ended up with a fouled prop and rudder as the strong currents made life difficult for the crews. Both vessels had to be towed back to Hout Bay harbour, where the assistance of a diving squad had to be called in to deal with the problem. 

          

Pictured below from the Trawler Heritage archives is the commercial linefish ski-boat the "Normandie", who had capsized on Sunday evening 29 April 2018 with the loss of one crewmember.

        

                    
GROETE VANUIT "PORT JOLLY"

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth lÍ die vloot diamantskuite op anker in die hawegebied.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

                
DIS SNOEK-TYD IN PORT NOLLOTH!

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth arriveer die snoekskuite langs die Ovenstone kaai, terwyl ander weer wag vir hulle beurt om op die strand op hul sleepwaens gelaai te word.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder is defintief 'n indringer skuit...pas net eenvoudig nie in by die ander snoekskuite nie!

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 lÍ talle snoekskuite vasgemaak langs die Ovenstone kaai.

      
       (Photo: J.Carstens)

Wag wag, net voor ons aangaan, kom ons zoom in op die hawetoneel in die bostaande foto...mmmh, dit is nogal 'n goeie weerspiŽling van 'n hedendaagse Suid-Afrikaanse samelewing...kyk mooi, daar is net 'n handjievol wat aktief werk...baie wat rondstaan en kyk hoe ander werk...en dan is daar ook diegene wat net rondsit en diep in die bottel staar....

    

            
DIE DIAMANTVLOOT VAN PORT NOLLOTH

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth is 'n seleksie van die plaaslike diamantskuit vloot, waaronder skuite soos "Seedelwer V", "Western Wave", "Western Foam", "Alabama" en "Namatsi".

                                    
"SEEDELWER V"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

                              
"WESTERN WAVE"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

                               
"WESTERN FOAM"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)
                                      
                                      
"NAMATSI"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

                                          
"ALABAMA"
       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth vaar die diamantskuit "Albatros" die hawe binne, maar vandag het die manne nie diamante gaan pomp nie, o'nee hulle het gaan Snoek vang! En daarby is dit lekker ook om nog houtskuite in die hierdie deel van ons kuslyn aktief te sien werk.

       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth word daar survey werk gedoen in die hawe se kanaal aanboord van 'n bakkie genaamd "Slimvis".

           

     
'n BESOEK AAN PORT NOLLOTH BEGRAAFPLAAS

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 in die Port Nolloth begraafplaas lÍ die "Blaine" vergete in die Namakwalandse son en vergaan.

            
             (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 in die Port Nolloth begraafplaas lÍ die gewese diamantskuit "Macle", nog vol gate wat die skuit opgedoen het tydens haar stranding in die "groot storm" van Mei-maand in 2009.

            
             (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth staan die romp van die "Western Surf" wat net soos die "Macle" ook gestrand het tydens die "groot storm" van Mei-maand 2009, en tot op hede nog nooit weer terug see toe was nie.

       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Sondag 28 April 2018 op Port Nolloth vaar die "Seedelwer V" uit die hawegebied in die rigting van die bar, waar daar 'n brander in die agtergrond besig is om te krul...

           

          EN NET SKIELIK... IS DIE "GLEN MIST" WEG!
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 op Saldanhabaai staan die vasmaak plek op die Presidentskaai oop en verlate nadat die wrak van die "Glen Mist" uiteindelik verwyder is, na 'n bergingsoperasie wat 8 maande geduur het.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              DIE SON BREEK DEUR DIE WOLKE

         
Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 breek die son deur die wolke kort nadat 'n reenbui uitgesak het. Net bokant "Boetie Akie" is 'n reŽnboog te siene, kom ons gaan kyk of ons die pot goud aan die punt van die reŽnboog kan vind...   

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        

       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 hang die einste reŽnboog nou oor "Pakamani"...

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 hang die reŽnboog nou oor "Emerald"...    

       

Vir elke visserman wat werk met hierdie skuite, is sy eie skuit veel meer werd as net 'n pot goud...

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 op Saldanhabaai is die onmiskenbare gesig van die "Atlantic Enterprise".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Woensdag 25 April 2018 langs die Presidentskaai is die Lusitania kreefskuite van links na regs, "Deus Te Ajude", Steenbok 1" en "Irma".

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                      'n SIEK CAT BY DIE VEEARTS

Afgeneem hieronder op Maandag 23 April 2018 by Ritco Marine is hoe die CAT 3408 daarna uitsien wat op Saterdag 21 April 2018 vanaf die "Africa Unity" gehaal is, nadat die enjin vir bykans 14 dae onder die water gelÍ het tydens die bergingsoperasie van die skuit. Dinge lyk nie te lekker nie, hierdie CAT het waarskynlik nou meer as net 1 van sy 9 lewens opgebruik...die fotos hieronder spreek vanself.

                   
                   
(Photo: Ritco Marine)

                    
                     (Photo: Ritco Marine)


                    
                     (Photo: Ritco Marine)

          
            GOOD-BYE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II " !
         
Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the last remains of the former purse seiner "Atlantic Pride II". Seen below is keel section of the vessel resting on the slipway cradle.  

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 is the keel section situated at the bow.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 the sonar tube is still vissible.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018, this photo will give one an idea of the enormous size of the timber logs used to construct the keel section.

       
        (Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 pieces of wooden rubble covers the entire area of the slipway at the final resting place of the "Atlantic Pride II"

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 is replacement rods fitted to the slipway wheels in order to keep them attach with the rest of the slipway bed.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                       
A DEAD CAT ON THE SLIP    

Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the last remains of the heavily corroded main engine of the "Atlantic Pride II", a CAT D379 complete with an CAT 7251 gearbox, having spent almost 6 years submerged in sea water.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

       
 
Trawler Heritage wonder of Ritco Marine kans sal sien om hierdie
              CAT weer te laat lewe? Nee wat, net 'n grappie!


                       "ALBATROS" NEATLY PAINTED
         
Pictured below on Sunday 22 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the aquaculture catamaran, the "Albatros, neatly painted and ready to resume duties on the aqua farms in the bay.


       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
"SOUTHERN BELLE" EN "ADENIA" ARRIVEER
                                   VEILIG BY DIE HUIS


Afgeneem hieronder op Sondagmiddag 22 April 2018 is die "Adenia" en die "Southern Belle" sy-aan-sy in Saldanhabaai hawe onderweg na die kaai van Premier Fishing.

          

              RITCO MARINE IN AID OF "AFRICA UNITY"
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay is a series of photos taken of a team from Ritco Marine busy removing the waterlogged Caterpillar main engine from the "Africa Unity" as well
as two purse seine nets from onboard the "Ocean Blue", of which the Anchovy net was retrieved from the "Africa Unity" who had sunk inside Hout Bay harbour two weeks earlier.

Pictured below the Ritco Marine crane truck is positioned alongside the "Africa Unity" with the overhead pointed towards the engine room opening situated in the net bin area, on the starboard side of the vessel.

         
       

       

Pictured below the chains are being secured and the CAT 3408 is almost ready to be lifted from out of the engine room.

       

                  

                             
Loosening one final bolt...


        

Pictured below the CAT 3408 emerges from the engine room for the first time since 2005...she looks terrible after spending 14 days standing submerged in sea water...

        

                   
 

        

               THIS CAT HAS NOW GOT 8 LIVES LEFT...

Pictured below on 21 April 2018 the CAT 3408 is standing on the back of the crane truck ready to be transported to the workshops of Ritco Marine.

        

                 A DECK LOAD OF ANCHOVY NET...

Pictured below on 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay the main deck of the "Ocean Blue" is covered in an Anchovy net which was retrieved from the sunken "Africa Unity".

        

Pictured below, even the balcony situated in front of the "Ocean Blue" wheelhouse were utilized to load a portion of the Anchovy net into.

        

 RITCO MARINE AND MNATHA AWAITS THE "OCEAN BLUE"
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 on the Northern Mole at Hout Bay, the crane truck of Ritco Marine and the net lorry of Mnatha was standing by to take delivery of the purse seine nets onboard the "Ocean Blue".

        

        

Pictured below Ritco Marine prepares the power block to be hoisted.

        

          Pictured below is the "Ocean Blue" covered in nets.

        

                                  
Ready, steady, go!

        

        

        

        

        

        

        

                                       
Almost there!

                   

                          
One more net to be off-loaded...

                   

        

Pictured below the red circle indicates a badly corroded wing on the power block...

        
  
daai groot gaaitjie... .303? Nee wat, die plaat is deur geroes

               AS 'N NET SO VAN 'N SKUIT AF KOM...


Afgeneem hieronder op 21 April 2018 in Houtbaai word 'n grootmas net afgetrek vanaf die "Ocean Blue" tot op 'n net-lorrie. As 'n net so opgedraai van 'n skuit af kom moet julle weet wat se gesukkel dit was!

        

Pictured below the "Ocean Blue" is listing over to port side after both nets were removed.

        

Pictured below the "Ocean Blue" is steaming back to her berth inside the harbour area.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is beide nette op die Mnatha vragmotor se sleepwa, gereed om die langpad terug Agterbaai toe aan te durf.

        

                    JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay Jetty No.3 was once again fully occupied by a variety of purse seiners, crayfish, tuna pole and hake longline vessels.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 from left to right is "South West Gannet", "Langeberg" and "South West Heron".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 from left to right is
"Oceana Clipper", "Sandalene" and "Swordfish".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 is the crayfish vessel "Zanemali".

        

          OCEANA CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING AT HOUT BAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay a large contingency of the Oceana crayfish fleet were present. Amongst the fleet present was "Grysbok", "Rooigoud", "Potberg", "Benyami" and "Swartberg".

        

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

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "James Archer", "Silverfish", "Potberg" and "Dabulamanzi".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay is two crayfish vessels owned by Paternoster Visserye namely, "Biskop I" and "Eddie van Dyk.

        


Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Ocean Harvest" (left) berthed alongside the obsolete "Edelweiss".

        


       "ARANOS" VERTOON HAAR BOEGBRANDER
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 vertoon "Aranos" haar unieke boegbrander tydens die invaar na Houtbaai onderweg vanaf Gansbaai waartydens geen vangste gemaak was nie. Hierdie boegbrander is waarskynlik naas die van "Towerkop", die mooiste boegbrander van al die pelagiese staalskuite in die Suid-Afrikaanse vloot.


           

Afgeneem hieronder is die krul in die boegbrander nie meer sigbaar weens die afname in spoed namate die skuit die bek van die hawe nader.

        

                               TRAWLKAMPIOENE!

Afgeneem hieronder op 21 April 2018 is die "Oceana Concorde" onderweg na Houtbaai hawe met visruime gevul met Ansjovis wat by Gansbaai gevang was.

        

        

                         
"ARANOS" VAT DIESEL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Aranos" langs Jetty No.3, besig om diesel in te neem.


        

     "OCEANA MERCURY" SHIELD PLATE GONE MISSING?

Pictured below on 21 April 2018 the "Oceana Mercury" sails into Hout Bay harbour. Strikingly, the stainless steel shield plate on the starboard bow area as indicated by the red circle is not fitted to the vessel anymore...

        

Pictured below during the 2017 pelagic season, the red circle indicates the stainless steel shield plate still intact.


         

  
"ATLANTIC LEADER" KEER TERUG MET LEŽ VISRUIME
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 vaar die "Atlantic Leader" Houtbaai hawe binne, onderweg vanaf Gansbaai waar daar weens gure weersomstandighede geen vangste gemaak kon word nie. Die "Atlantic Leader" het net soos die "Aranos", die vorige dag uit Laaiplek vertrek na Gansbaai om Ansjovis te gaan vang, maar beide skuite het omgedraai en terug gevaar na Houtbaai weens 'n storm waarskuwing.


        

             
"OCEANA MERCURY " VAT DIESEL
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Mercury" langs Jetty No.3, besig om diesel in te neem. Die "Oceana Mercury" het ook met leŽ visruime teruggekeer na Houtbaai hawe nadat die skuit ook by Gansbaai gaan Ansjovis soek het.


        

     
"OCEANA CONCORDE " ONDER DIE AFLAAIPOMP
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Oceana Concorde" onder die aflaaipomp by die fabriek van S.A. Sea Products.


        

                      NUWE PLANKE VIR "AVRIL W "
         
Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die stokvislanglyn skuit  "Avril W" langs die Dienskaai terwyl daar nuwe planke ingesit word op die stuurboordsy. 'n Mens moet erken dat "Avril W" se kondisie een van die beste houtskuite in Houtbaai is, gegewe die volgehoue instandhouding wat deurlopend op die skuit gedoen word. 


        

Afgeneem hieronder kan daar duidelik gesien word waar nuwe planke toegevoeg is op die stuurboordsy.

        

      "ALPHA" AND "PATRYSBERG" VISITS SLIPWAY
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 on the Hout Bay slipway is the hake longliner "Alpha" and the crayfish vessel "Patrysberg" on the slip for general repairs.

                                          "ALPHA"
        

                                   "PATRYSBERG"
        

                          HOUTBAAI (SINKBAAI) VAN
                   SKUITE EN PICK & PAY TROLLIES...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die verlate winkeltrollie nogsteeds in die vlak water in Houtbaai hawe, nadat Trawler Heritage dit reeds op 7 April 2018 opgemerk het. Eienaardig dis nog nie uitgehaal om as skrootmetaal verkoop te word nie?

        

               DIE PELAGIESE SKUITE MAAK VAS

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 op Houtbaai lÍ die "Oceana Orion" langs die Yskaai in afwagting vir beter seekondisies.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 verlaat die "Oceana Mercury" Jetty No.3 nadat die dieseltenke weer volgemaak was, en skuif oor na die Yskaai.

        

Afgeneem hieronder is die "thrusters" van die "Oceana Mercury" in volle swang om die skuit tot teenaan die Yskaai te kry.

        

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 lÍ die "Aranos" en "Atlantic Leader" aan die noordekant van die Yskaai, in afwagting vir die aankomende storm om verby die Kaap te beweeg.

        

                     LONGLINERS TAKING A BREAK
         
Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay several longliners were present. Amongst the fleet home were "Estrela Do Mar", "Valhalla", "Boloko I", "Penkop II" and "Oceana Amethyst".

                               
"ESTRELA DO MAR"
        

                                   
"VALHALLA"
        

     
"PENKOP II " (left) ; "OCEANA AMETHYST " (right)
        

                                 
    "BOLOKO I "
        

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right "Jacqueline", "Endurance" and "Radiant Star".         

        

                            THE SMELL OF MONEY


Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 smoke pours from the chimneys of the reduction plant of S.A. Sea Products.

        
   
Reguit na die "Duiwel(s)" wat daar bo teen die berg woon...

  
"SOUTHERN BELLE" BRING VIR "ADENIA" HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder tydens sonsondergang op 21 April 2018 bring die "Southern Belle" vir "Adenia" sy-aan-sy na Houtbaai hawe na 'n sleeptog wat etlike ure geneem het, nadat die "Adenia" probleme ondervind het met die "variable pitch" tydens 'n visvang trip buitekant Gansbaai.

        

        

        
 
iewerste teen die hange in agtergrond...daar woon die "duiwel(s)"...

        

                        MISSIE, HALF-PAD VOLTOOID...

Afgeneem hieronder lÍ die "Adenia" onder die aflaaipomp van S.A. Sea Products om Ansjovis af te laai. Net die volgende dag op Sondag 22 April 2018 het die sleeptog vanaf Houtbaai na Saldanhabaai voortgeduur om die "Adenia" weer veilig by haar tuishawe te kon kry, sodat daar aandag aan die probleem op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling gegee kon word.

        

                     "ARIZONA II " OPPAD HUIS TOE

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 net voor sononder is die "Arizona II" oppad na Houtbaai hawe onderweg van die visgronde met 'n vrag stokvis aanboord.

        

Afgeneem hieronder toon die rooi sirkel 'n nuwe aluminium plaat aan wat toegevoeg is tot die agterstewe van die "Arizona II". Hierdie plaat laat mens weer terugdink aan eertydse sleeptreilers wat eens vanuit Hermanus, Gansbaai en Mosselbaai gewerk het, wie se agterstewes ook met plaat versterk was, waaronder skuite soos "Douglas H", "Seeheim", "Riaan E", "Lorelei", "Blougans", "Gelderland", "Theefontein", "Jenny Dawn", "Martinho", "Venturer" en "Windhoek" om maar net 'n paar skuite op te noem....maar dis nou 'n vergete era van visvang wat ons nooit weer sal herleef nie.

        

                  
ONS VERNIELSUGTIGE SAMELEWING

Afgeneem op 28 Maart 2018 in Houtbaai hawe het Trawler Heritage hierdie naamplaat opgemerk waar dit gemonteer is op 'n kommersiŽle ski-boot se sleepwa. Die enigste rede waarom dit Trawler Heritage se aandag getrek het, is omrede die straatnaam wat dit vertoon..."Oceana Ruby", 'n straat in Houtbaai wat na die bekende pelagiese skuit vernoem is. Ook maar goed Trawler Heritage het 'n foto geneem want net 3 weke later....

       

Afgeneem op 21 April 2018 in Houtbaai hawe is hoe die einste naambord nou daarna uitsien - verwoes deur vandale! Hoekom? Waarom? Trawler Heritage kan dit net nie begryp dat ons samelewing so vernielsugtig kan wees teenoor mekaar se eiendom nie.

          
    

         
             SALVAGING THE "GLEN MIST"

Pictured below on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay is a selection of photos taken of the salvage operation as Kosmos Plant Hire continues to remove the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist" from alongside the Presidents Jetty.  This time around several chains were connected between the hull and excavators standing on the Presidents Jetty in order to keep the remains of the hull afloat, which had enable the salvage team to remove more material from the hull.
        

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below a lower section of a knee together with an outside hull plank still nailed to the frame, is being hoisted from the hull onto the jetty.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the remains of the "Glen Mist", with the stern area being supported by the Yokohama fenders in the background. The horn timber can also be seen in the background, whilst the forward starboard side of the vessel is almost scrapped right up to the keel.

                      
                      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the remains of the lower hull which was formerly
part of the engine room. A section of the engine bed can still be observed.              

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below yet another section of a knee is being hoisted onboard a crane truck standing on the Presidents Jetty.

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

     WASMASJIEN OP DIE AGTERDEK...'n VISSERMAN SE 
                   WEERGAWE VAN GELDWASSERY?


Nou kyk mense, Trawler Heritage het al op baie interessante voorwerpe afgekom op die dekke van skuite, maar nog nooit tevore op 'n wasmasjien nie! Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 21 April 2018 toon die rooi sirkel 'n wasmasjien aan op die dek van die "Nanja" waar die skuit rustig op haar mooring wieg in Peperbaai...was julle oil-skins daarmee?

        

             "UKULOBA" WYS HAAR STAAL (GLASVESEL)
                              MET 209 TON CHOVY!


Afgeneem onlangs is die nuutste toevoeging tot die Suid-Afrikaanse pelagiese vloot, die "Ukuloba", 'n Sachal glasveselskuit onderweg vanaf Gansbaai na Laaiplek met 209 ton Ansjovis aanboord.

         
         
(Photo: P.Paxton)

                                      SONSOPKOMS

Afgeneem hieronder op Vrydag 20 April 2018 is die sonsopkoms soos gesien vanuit Peperbaai.

       
       
(Photo: J.Carstens)
       

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin several fishing vessels were present alongside the East Quay, Amongst the fleet home were "Santa Monica", "Ouma", "Conquistador","Comet", "Oceana Rocket" and "Werkendam" to mention just a few.

         

                     
               "WERKENDAM"  
         

                                         
"OUMA"
            

     FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 several fishing vessels were present alongside the Collier Jetty, Amongst the fleet home were "Vlaeberg", "Fiskorn", "Staalkop",and "Elandsberg" to mention just a few.

         

             "SOUTH WEST SEA HAWK" LOADING ICE

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 alongside South Arm the shark longliner "South West Sea Hawk" is busy taking ice onboard for an upcoming longline trip.

         

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the South Coast lobster catcher "Helena Marie".

         

                                       
"CODESA 1"
         

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 is the bow emblem as displayed by the hake stern trawler "Codesa 1".

         

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 the hake side trawler "Sisters" is standing in a plume of spray as the hull is being cleaned by high pressure hoses. 

         

                    SPANISH SISTERS BACK HOME

Pictured below on Thursday 19 April 2018 alongside South Arm the three "Spanish sisters" from Irvin & Johnson were present, namely "Fuchsia", "Forest Lily" and "Freesia".

         

    FORMER DUTCH BEAMERS IN THE CAPE DOCKS

On Wednesday 18 April 2018 no less than four former Dutch Beamers were present in the Cape Docks, namely "Ludwani", "African Queen", "Sisters" and "Augusta 1".

                                       "LUDWANI "
       

                                "AFRICAN QUEEN"
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 alongside the West Quay, is the Mossel Bay based hake side trawler, the "Sisters", who is scheduled to be lifted onto the Cape Syncrolift on 19 April.

             
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 alongside the West Quay, is the Hout Bay based hake longliner, the "Augusta 1" who has recently paid visit to the Cape Syncrolift. Indicated by the red circle is some new decoration added to the hull of the vessel - a white line painted just below the sheer line.

       

                                 DOUBLE VISION?

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the red circles indicate that the name and area code is being displayed on the steel hull as well as on the rails of the whaleback...why?

       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the name and area code had once again been repainted onto the hull of the vessel for some unknown reason. Previously the name, area code and fishing code was displayed on the existing wooden nameplate fixed to the rails on the whaleback.

       

                       "ARMANA" STEAMING HOME

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the hake side trawler "Armana" is seen here just outside the breakwater of the Cape Docks making way to South Arm on route from the trawling grounds.

       

Pictured below the "Armana" cautiously turn to starboard in a running sea and a stiff South-Westerly breeze with pouring rain at the time.

           

Pictured below the "Armana" is being accompanied by the Portnet tug "Kestrel", to her berth at Viking Fishing.

             

                   LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Allin", "Portunity", "Beatrice Marine","Okombahe" and "Flame Thorn".


                                            "ALLIN"
       

                                      "PORTUNITY"
       

                                 "BEATRICE MARINE"
       

                                 "FLAME THORN"
       

                                    "OKOMBAHE"
       
 

     FISHING VESSELS PRESENT ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 several fishing vessels were present on the Cape Syncrolift. Amongst the fleet present were "Harvest Saldanha", "Emerald Isle", "Cape Frio", "Helena Marie" and "Codesa 1".


                            "HARVEST SALDANHA"
                 

                                       "CODESA 1"
       

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 the rudder of the "Helena Marie" is being rigged into position.

       

                               "EMERALD ISLE"
       

    "CAPE FRIO"...DIE LELIKSTE EENDJIE IN DIE VLOOT?

Trawler Heritage was tot onlangs nog vas oortuig dat "Vegkop" die "lelike eendjie" in die trotste vissersvloot ter wÍreld is. Hou ingedagte dat Trawler Heritage vir al die skuite in die vissersvloot lief is, maar party skuite het oor die jare heen al soveel plastiese chirurgie ondergaan dat hulle oorspronklike boulyne feitlik heeltemal verdwyn het. Maar wees gerus "Vegkop", jy is nie meer die lelikste eendjie in die vloot nie, dis nou totdat Trawler Heritage die "Cape Frio" vir die eerste keer onder oŽ geneem het op die syncrolift op 18 April 2018. Kyk na die fotos hieronder van die "Cape Frio" en besluit maar vir uself.

                  

         
 
"Pakamani", moenie dink Trawler Heritage het van jou vergeet nie, jy is ook nie juis een van die aantreklikste skuite in die vloot nie...


Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin the crayfish marker buoys of the "Newlands" are being hung up in order for the paint to dry, indicating the area code number of the vessel.

         

  
FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE THE EAST QUAY

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Wilmag", "Werkendam", "Conquistador" and "South West Petrel" to mention just a few.

         

                                            "WILMAG"
                     

                                  "WERKENDAM"
       

                          "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
       

                                     "ARMANDO"
       

                                         "COMET"
       

                                    "CONQUISTADOR"
       

                                  "SANTA MONICA"
       

  FORGOTTEN CRAFTSMANSHIP FROM AN FORGOTTEN
                                ERA OF BOATBUILDING 

Pictured below on Wednesday 18 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin is the remains of the "Alaska", with her inner wood work being exposed to open air. One has to agree that the craftsmanship required to construct such and formidable vessel is something that is now long forgotten...  

       

                        GOOD-LUCK "DONNA MARI"!
         
SOUTH AFRICA'S LATEST CHOKKA VESSEL
                         LAUNCHED AT TALLIE MARINE


Pictured below on Monday 16 April 2018 is the latest vessel to be launched at the Tallie Marine boat yard, the "Donna Mari", for owners Balobi Fish Processors based at St.Francis Bay, as an replacement vessel for the ill-fated "Maredon" which has foundered off the East Coast during 2017.

          

                   SALVAGING THE "GLEN MIST"

Pictured below on Saturday 14 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay more attempts are under way the raise the sunken hull of the "Glen Mist". This time around several chains are being connected between the hull and excavators standing on the Presidents Jetty in order to keep the remains of the hull afloat, which will enable the salvage team to remove more material from the hull.
        

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Saturday 14 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway, pitted corrosion is visible on the steel nameplate of the "Albatros".

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
STAAR DEUR DIE POORTE  NA "ATLANTIC PRIDE II "...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 April 2018 so tussendeur die romp van die "Albatros" is werkers besig om die "Atlantic Pride II" te sloop.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 14 April 2018 is die boeg asook 'n gedeelte in die middel van die "Atlantic Pride II" reeds gesloop.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              GOOD-BYE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II "

Pictured below on Tuesday 10 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway progress are under way to scrap the remains of the "Atlantic Pride II". Seen below the forward focsle area had been demolised.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway we do a final walk around the hull of the "Atlantic Pride II" before the demolishing of the hull are about to took place.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 one will notice large areas on the outer hull where the vessel had to be plugged in order to ease to salvage operation.

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 the prop and rudder of the "Atlantic Pride II" is still intact. The position of the rudder indicates that the skipper last maneuver with this formidable purse seiner was towards starboard...

           
           
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 canvas sheets cover a large area on the port side of the vessel.

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            
            
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below one will notice the bad state of the planks on the outer hull, as the outer layers of the wood had completely "corroded" away.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 a surprisingly discovery was made - as a colony of oysters were found attached to the port side of the hull, and not black mussels as usually found in this part of our coastline.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 are some more evidence of oysters on the outer hull of the "Atlantic Pride II". The prevailing sea conditions, especially the water temperature had to be perfect in that part of the harbour for the oysters to thrive as illustrated in the photo below.

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Sunday 8 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the aquaculture catamaran vessel, the "Albatros".

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           DIE HOUTBAAIERS GAAN SNOEK VANG

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 7 April 2018 is talle van die Houtbaai snoekvangers wat uitvaar oppad na die Lambertsbaai omgewing om Snoek te gaan vang. Onder die skuite wat gaan Snoek vang het was "Juliette", "Gemishkia", "Repulse", "Vivian C", "Colin B", "Sandalene" en "Ocean Dynamo".
                 
                                          
"REPULSE
          

                                    "OCEAN DYNAMO"
          

                                      "SANDALENE"
          

                                        "VIVIAN C"
          

                 NEW POWER BLOCK FOR "VIVIAN C"

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 the red circle indicates the newly fitted power block and kingpost onboard the "Vivian C", which will enable the crew to catch live bait for catching tuna.

          

             CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING IN HOUT BAY

On Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay several crayfish vessels were present. Amongst the fleet present were "Biskop 1", "Eddie van Dyk", "Northern Star", "Silverfish", "Grysbok", "Patrysberg", "Benyami" and "Swordfish"


              
"BISKOP 1" (left);  "EDDIE VAN DYK" (right)   
          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the Oceana crayfish fleet resting in the harbour.

          

                             
         "SWORDFISH"
          

                                      
"SILVERFISH"
          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the crayfish vessel "Ocean Harvest".

                          

          NEW PLANKS FOR "AVRIL W"


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 on the Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Avril W", receiving new planks to her starboard side.


          

          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Hangberg", "John Barbery" and "Common Wealth.

        

     A ROUND OF APPLAUSE! THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC
  WORKS ARE ON THE JETTY BUSY CLEANING THE 
                           HARBOUR - ON A SATURDAY!


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 on the Northern Mole at Hout Bay, cleaners from the Department of Public Works are busy removing rubbish from the jetty.


        

                   "EDELWEISS" - HULL DAMAGE


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay the red circles indicates severe damage to the wooden hull of the obsolete purse seiner "Edelweiss". Another noticeable factor is the seams between the planks which is busy opening up due to an lack of moisture.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay the sunken "Africa Unity" is seen here secured alongside the "Edelweiss" with several mooring ropes. However, looking closely one will notice that one of the mooring ropes has in fact almost cut right through the bulwarks up to deck level due to the sheer weight of the "Africa Unity" hanging onto the rope. 

             

             

                    SALVAGING THE "AFRICA UNITY"


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay the "Africa Unity" was still laying semi-submerged - 11 days after the vessel has unexpectedly started to make water and sunk on her moorings.
  

          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 several diesel driven water pumps were running at full revs in order to cope with the inrush of seawater into the hull of the "Africa Unity".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 this rope was connecting the main mast of the "Africa Unity" with a nearby jetty in an attempt to prevent the vessel from rolling over on her port side. In the process one the red navigation light stand has also bite the dust...

          

                     A DECK LOAD OF ANCHOVY NET


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay the working deck of the purse seiner "Ocean Blue" is covered by the Anchovy net of the "Africa Unity", which was taken onboard the "Ocean Blue" in an attempt to lighten the load on the "Africa Unity", needless to say this time around all attempts have failed.


          

          

           "MARCON" - MORE TROUBLES ARE ON THE WAY


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the plank seams on the starboard bow area of the obsolete purse seiner "Marcon", busy to open up. Watch this space, Trawler Heritage predicts more trouble are on it's way...


          

                            HOUTBAAI (SINKBAAI) VAN
                   SKUITE EN PICK & PAY TROLLIES...

Afgeneem hieronder op Saterdag 7 April 2018 lÍ 'n verlate winkeltrollie in die vlak water in Houtbaai hawe.

          

              CREATIVE ART WORK ON "KINGFISHER"


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 alongside Jetty No.3 at Hout Bay is the tuna pole vessel "Kingfisher". Indicated by the red circle is some rather creative art work on the whale back. From a distance this may appear to be only one fish...but look closer...how many fishes do you notice in this piece of art?


          

          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the hake longliner "Valhalla".

          

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 alongside the Northern Mole at Hout Bay harbour is the hake longliner "Olivia Marie".

       

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right are the purse seiners "Oceana Concorde", "Oceana Ruby" and "Oceana Orion"..

       

            NEW COLOUR SCHEME FOR "JOE DOE"


Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the "Joe Doe" featuring a new colour scheme on the bulwark area of the vessel.


                           "OLD" COLOUR SCHEME
       

                           "NEW" COLOUR SCHEME
       

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay from left to right is "Radiant Star", "Southern Tiger", "Baluguru" and "Frenchy Maria".

        

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 at Hout Bay is the working deck of the obsolete tuna pole vessel "Constantiaberg". Back in the days this was one of the most formidable crayfish vessels of the S.A. Sea Products fleet who had operated out of Hout Bay harbour. 

        

    
   FISHING VESSELS PRESENT ON CAPE SYNCROLIFT

On Saturday 7 April 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift saw the presence of the South Coast lobster catcher "Helena Marie" (moenie die kleiner skuite boelie nie), the hake stern trawler "Codesa 1" as well as the hake longliner "Augusta 1".


                                "HELENA MARIE"
        

                                        "CODESA 1"
        

                                  "AUGUSTA 1"
        

                              TURKISH DELIGHT

Eienaardig dat mens vir soveel jare al saam met 'n skuit kom, en in jou hart weet mens van iets besonders rakende die oorsprong van die skuit, maar tot hede nog geen konkrete bewys daarvan gesien op die skuit self nie...en dan, baie laat op 'n herfs agtermiddag drentel Trawler Heritage weer rondom die "Emerald Isle" terwyl sy staan op die Syncrolift, en skielik val die kwynende sonstrale op die agterstewe teen 'n spesifieke hoek...en daar staan dit wragtag geskrywe, "Istanbul" - die geboortestad van die "Emerald Isle"! En dan vra ek myself af, hoekom het ek dit nog nooit voorheen opgelet nie?

        
   

       
"CAPE FRIO" AWAITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 alongside the West Quay is the hake longliner "Cape Frio", awaiting her turn to be lifted onto the Cape Syncrolift.


        

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 is the topline box situated on the starboard side of the "Cape Frio". Since the overall beam of the vessel had been increased several years ago, in order to improve the stability of the vessel, the topline box sidewall is made of the original hull plates. Looking closely one will notice that even the original freeing ports are still present just above the deck line together with steel rubbing strakes as this vessel was a former side trawler back in the days.

        
        
   
    FISHING FLEET RESTING ALONGSIDE EAST QUAY

On Saturday 7 April 2018 alongside the East Quay in the Alfred Basin is the "Tomren" (crayfish traps still present on the deck), "South West Petrel" and "Sandveld III".


                                       "TOMREN"
        

                              "SOUTH WEST PETREL"
        

                                   "SANDVELD III"
        

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 is the hake longliner "Viking Ruby" berthed alongside South Arm in the Victoria Basin.

        

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 alongside the Collier Jetty is the "Kentucky" (left) and "Malagas II" (right).

        

   
           LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

Pictured below on Saturday 7 April 2018 is a selection of stern trawlers who had return to port from the fishing grounds recently. Amongst the fleet home were "Lucerne", "Casablanca" and "Ferox".


                                          "LUCERNE"
        
        
                                   "CASABLANCA"
        

                                        "FEROX"
       

                      PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN?

Wat op die oog af meer lyk soos 'n toneel uit "Pirates of the Caribbean" is hoe die "Atlantic Pride II" op Saterdag 7 April 2018 daarna uitgesien het nadat Guerrini Marine suksesvol daarin geslaag het om die wrak tot op die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling te kon lig. Trawler Heritage kan aan baie byvoeglike naamwoorde dink om die toestand van die skuit se romp te kon beskryf, maar kom ons sÍ maar net, sy was vrot!

        
        
(Photo: L.van Rhyn)

                
"ATLANTIC PRIDE II " WORD GEBERG

Afgeneem hieronder op Saldanhabaai gedurende einde Maart, het Guerrini Marine net-net daarin geslaag om die boeg van die gesinkte "Atlantic Pride II" weer vlot te maak, nadat die skuit 6 jaar gelede langs die kaai gesink het.

                      

                      
 (Photo: L.van Rhyn)

          FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 in the Alfred Basin a large contingency of tuna pole and hake longliners were present alongside the East Quay. Amongst the fleet home were "Abraham T", "Ouma", "Sao Gabriel", "Oceana Rocket", "Weskus II","Comet", "Oceana Topaz", "Allison" and "Werkendam", just mention just a few.

       

                
                    "ARMANDO"
       

      
"ALLISON" (left);  "CAPE CHALLENGER" (right)
       

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 the hake stern trawler "Andromeda" is berthed alongside South Arm with her bow leaning forward due to the catch onboard.

       

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 several fishing vessels were berthed alongside the Collier Jetty. Amongst the fleet home were "Kentucky", "Malagas II", "Mpho", "Tomren" and "Sea Pride II" to mention just a few.

       

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 from left to right is "Sea Pride II", "Nicolette" and "Kentucky".

       

                "TOMREN" TO GO CRAYFISHING?

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 is the tuna pole vessel "Tomren", surprisingly crayfish traps were spotted stacked on the main deck as indicated by the red circles.

       

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 the crayfish vessel "Impala" is seen here in the Alfred Basin with crayfish traps on her main deck, as the vessel prepares to make a late start to the season.

       

             
"UMZABALAZO" VISITS DRY-DOCK

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 in the Robinson dry-dock is the hake stern trawler "Umzabalazo", who required some general maintenance and a fresh layer of paint.

       

              
NEW FURUNO RADAR FOR "UBUNTU"

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 alongside the Fish Quay the shark longliner "Ubuntu" was spotted with a new Furuno radar as indicated by the red circle. Previously the "Ubuntu" was equipped with a Samyung radar.

       

       

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 alongside the Fish Quay the crew of the shark longliner "Ubuntu" is seen here busy off-loading an excellent catch of blast freeze sharks and shark fins.

       

       

              "NEWLANDS" VISITS QUAY FOUR SLIPWAY

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 on the Quay Four slipway facility is the crayfish vessel "Newlands", receiving attention to her stern tube.

       

       

Pictured below the tyre fender with the white circle is perhaps just as old as the vessel itself?

       

    
   "AUGUSTA 1" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the Hout Bay based hake longliner, the "Augusta 1", to receive a fresh layer of paint over the next couple of days.

       

      
 "EMERALD ISLE" VISITS THE CAPE SYNCROLIFT

Pictured below on Thursday 5 April 2018 on the Cape Syncrolift is the purse seiner "Emerald Isle".

       

                         "AQUATIC V" IN THE MIST

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay the aquaculture vessel "Aquatic V" is resting on a mooring.

            
              
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the salvage team of Guerrini Marine can be seen in action in the back ground as they continue to salvage the sunken "Atlantic Pride II".

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                
LAST REMAINS OF THE "BRANDARIS"

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the last remains of the scrapped "Brandaris". Seen below is the prop shaft protruding through the dead-wood, still in pristine condition after spending almost 6 years on the seabed.


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the propeller, dead-wood and a large section of the keel of the "Brandaris".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 April 2018 is the heavily fouled prop of the "Brandaris".

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Wednesday 4 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the remains of the engine block laying on it's side which was retrieved from the hull of the "Brandaris". Once upon a time this was a formidable 500hp Cummins engine...

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

   
          SALVAGING THE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II"

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay, the salvage team of Guerrini Marine is seen here pumping water from the plugged hull of the "Atlantic Pride II" in order to re-float the vessel.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 is the what the main deck of the "Atlantic Pride II" currently looks like. This section of the deck is situated forward with the starboard bulwarks visible towards the top of the photo. The section of the whale back which will normally covers the deck area is completely missing from the hull.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below towards the rear main deck is the remains of the wheelhouse floor. The side walls, partitions and roof has disintegrated and floated away many months ago.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below is the stern of the "Atlantic Pride II" looking forward towards the bow of the vessel. A piece of the net board and mizzen mast can still be seen though.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                                  
AKASAKA POWER

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the Akasaka main engine of an scrapped Asian longliner, now being exposed to open air after the hull plates surrounding the engine room had been removed.
     

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

    
NEW STEEL PLATING FOR "FLORITA" STERN RAMP

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 on the Saldanha Bay slipway is the stern ramp area of the "Harvest Florita" which has received new steel plating over the past few weeks. Due to faulty cradle wheels, the "Harvest Florita" was still stuck on the slipway as repair work was being performed on the slipway wheels.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at the Saldanha Bay slipway repair work is being performed on the slipway wheels in order to free the "Harvest Florita" from the slipway.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay the former Hout Bay tuna pole vessel "Daan Viljoen" is seen here berthed inactive for many months now.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        SALVAGING THE "GLEN MIST"


Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay is the latest progress made in order to salvage the sunken "Glen Mist". Seen below are knees and planks laying on the Presidents Jetty which was removed from the wreck.


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 is a rotten piece of wood retrieved from the wreck of the "Glen Mist". It's beyond rotten wood, it almost has an fossilized appearance!

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 is the rear section of the "Glen Mist" being held against the jetty by numerous block and tackles to prevent the hull from sinking again. The upper deck can still be seen towards the top of the photo.

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 is the bollard situated aft on the "Glen Mist".

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        GOOD-BYE "BRANDARIS"!

Pictured below on Tuesday 3 April 2018 at Saldanha Bay two excavators were seen in action in order to remove the hull of the "Brandaris" from the slipway area, bringing an end to yet another formidable wooden purse seiner who had proof herself as an excellent seagoing vessel time and again over her lifetime. The photos posted below are rather disturbing. This series of photos were taken over a period which lasted no longer than 6 minutes until it was all over...No comments further by Trawler Heritage as we have a minute of silence browsing through the photos below. Good-bye "Brandaris"! 


      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
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(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
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(Photo: J.Carstens)

      
      
(Photo: J.Carstens)

          "EMERALD ISLE" AWAITS THE SYNCROLIFT

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

         

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


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

 
         

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


         

                                       "ABRAHAM T "
         

                 NEW ICOM RADAR FOR "ABRAHAM T"

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

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

                                      "WESKUS II"
         

                                             "OUMA"
         

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


         

                  "NEWLANDS" GOING TO THE SLIP


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


         

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

         

             "SOUTH WEST LAPWING" COMING HOME


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


         

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


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


         

                  

                   A VISITOR FROM ROBBEN ISLAND?


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


        

                              "FUCHIA" SET SAIL


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


        

           
 LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                       "OKOMBAHE"
        

                              "ISABELLA MARINE"
        

                                  "FLAME THORN"
        

                           "ALLIN" STERNS AWAY


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


        

                                           "ALLIN "
        

                                      "LUDWANI"
        

                              "BEATRICE MARINE"
        

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

        

  FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

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

                                        "SAILFISH"
        

                                    "SEA PRIDE II "
        

                                      "NICOLETTE"
        

                     NUWE DEKREŽLS VIR "MPHO"

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

        

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


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

   FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE FISH QUAY

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

                                 
"KENTUCKY"
        

                                  
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                                         
"TINA"
        

              "AFRICA UNITY" VEG VIR OORLEWING


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

                  

                  
(Photo: L.de Kock)


                    
"TUPPENCE" BACK IN ACTION

Pictured below on Monday 2 April 2018 at Doringbaai is the diamond recovery vessel "Tuppence" resting on her mooring. The "Tuppence" was extensively re-built from deck level upwards during 2017 at Lambert's Bay.

         

            "THERNEY" RENAMED "HARVEST MZANSI"

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

     
     
(Photo: J.Carstens)


                    

          
"SPARTICUS" KLIM IN ONDER DIE SARDYN

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

      
      
(Photo: AB Marine Charters)

      

        
(Photo: AB Marine Charters)

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

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

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

        

         
OBSOLETE FISHING VESSELS AT HOUT BAY

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

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

                                    
"EDELWEISS"
        

                                
"MONNICKENDAM"
        

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

                                    
    "JOE DOE "
        

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

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

              
"CYRIL BURRELL" SUNK AT HOUT BAY

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

                                  
"CYRIL BURRELL"
        

                                    
"SPES NOVA"
        

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

        

                
TUNA POLE VESSELS TAKING A REST

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

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

        

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

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

        

                                          
"COVI II "
        

                                        
"JULIETTE"
        

      
                JETTY NO.3 FULLY OCCUPIED

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

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

         

                               
"CAPTAIN DE SOUSA"
         

                            
"SOUTH WEST HERON"
         

                                    
"GYPSY ROSE"
         

                                    
"SNEEUBERG"
         

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

                                  
"FRENCHY MARIA"
         

      
LATEST VESSEL FROM C-CRAFT IN PROGRESS

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

         

                           
NEW PLANKS FOR "AVRIL W"

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

           
             
             
         
      "AVRIL W" STERN GEAR AT THE
                     SHIPWRIGHT WORKSHOP

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

         

              

                     
"REPULSE" GOING TO THE SLIP

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

         

       
SERVICE JETTY OPEN FOR FISHING VESSELS

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

         

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

         

         
"BALUGURU" EQUIPPED WITH POWER BLOCK

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

         
         

                     

        
                   LONGLINERS TAKING A REST

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

                                    
"ESTRELA DO MAR"
          

                                           
"AQUILLA"
          

                                           
"SHIVON"
          

                                     
"AUGUSTA 1"
          

                                       
"BOLOKO 1"
          

   
           NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "SILVER HUNTER"

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

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

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

              "UITGEBLEIKTE" OCEANA KREEFSKUITE

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

          

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

          

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

          

                                     
"SWARTBERG"
          

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

          

    
              ADDITIONAL LIFE RAFT FOR  "BISKOP 1"

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

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

                   

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

          

          
NEW CALL SIGN FOR "PLETTENBERG"

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

                              
OLD CALL SIGN "ZR9648"
              

                              
NEW CALL SIGN "ZR8406"
          

                                    
"PLETTENBERG"
          

        
HOUTBAAI SE SKUITE WORD AL HOE GROTER...?

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

          

   
HOUTBAAI SKUITE VERTOON TROTS HULLE KLOKKE

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

         

         

         

         

            
PURSE SEINERS RESTING AT HOUT BAY

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

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

                                 
"OCEANA CONCORDE"
         

 
"OCEANA CONCORDE" SHOWS OFF HER BATTLE SCARS

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

         

   
                        "WAGTER" PAS SKUIT OP

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

         

  
NORTHERN MOLE LIGHT HOUSE TOWER DOOR SECURED

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

                     

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

                     


         HOUT BAY HARBOUR DROWNS IN POLLUTION!

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

         

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

      "HELENA MARIE" KARNUFFEL VIR "JAMIE JAY"

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

                        
                        
(Photo: F.Malan)

                  "VEGKOP" GELAAI MET ANSJOVIS

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

       

                    "STORMKOP" MAAK 'N TREK


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


       

                 SANDY POINT SE KAAIE STAAN OOP


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


       

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

       


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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

            IN AFWAGTING VIR DIE SNOEK SEISOEN

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

       

               MAINTAINING THE "NOMMER SEWE"

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

       

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

    


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


  

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

         

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

       

                       "PARACLETE" SKUIF WEG

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

         

         

         

                               THE SMELL OF MONEY

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                          "ZOLANI "...FAR FROM HOME

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

          


      "PENQUIN 1" VISITS THE SALDANHA BAY YACHT CLUB

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

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

 SALDANHA BAY SLIPWAY...THE WHEELS ARE COMING OFF

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

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                          GOOD-BYE "GLEN MIST "!


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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

        "AOGATOA" SAILS BACK TO "PORT JOLLY"

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

        

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

        

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

                    

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

       

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

           

   CRACK APPEARS IN "BENGUELLA PRIDE"
TRANSOM

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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

               
 "BRANDARIS" SE LAASTE SEEMYL...

Afgeneem hieronder op 19 Maart 2018 op Saldanhabaai lÍ die "Brandaris" haar laaste seemyl af, nee eintlik 'n kwart-myl, soos die skuit weggesleep word na die Saldanhabaai skeepshelling om gesloop te word, nadat die skuit suksesvol geberg is deur Guerrini Marine.

                  

                 SALVAGING THE "ATLANTIC PRIDE II "

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



         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     
"HARVEST FLORITA" ON THE SLIP


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


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

           
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

           BRAND NEW TUNA VESSEL CATCH FIRE AT
                              WEST COAST BOAT YARD

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

                      

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

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

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

                                             
"JIKA"
       

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

                                   
"SILVER DORADO"
          

        NEW ONWA RADAR FOR "SOUTH WEST PETREL"

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

"CAPE CHALLENGER" NEW FISHING CODES ON DISPLAY

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

       

               QUICK PAINT JOB FOR "VIKING RUBY"

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

       

           LAS PALMAS LONGLINER ON SYNCROLIFT

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

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

   
HAKE LONGLINERS AND TUNA POLERS RETURN HOME

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

                                      
"TOMREN"
       

                                 
"ELANDSBERG"
       

                                     
"WILMAG"
       

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

       

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

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

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                       
"SISTRO"
       

                       
"COMPASS CHALLENGER"
       

                                   
"LUDWANI"
       

                                         
"FEROX"
       

         FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

                                       "ABRAHAM T "

        

                                     
"WESKUS II "
             

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

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

        

      FISHING VESSELS RESTING ALONGSIDE COLLIER JETTY

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

        

                                   
"ABE SHAPIRO"
        

                              
"CHRIS TRAUTMAN"
        

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

        

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

        

      
         "VIKING RUBY" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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


        

              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                    
"PORTUNITY"
        

                                       
"ARMANA"
        

'n BESOEK AAN LAMBERTSBAAI HAWE (BEGRAAFPLAAS)

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


          

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

          

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

          

                

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

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

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

         

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

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


         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                       
"HIRAM", WAAR IS JOU RAFT?

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


                          

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

         

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

         

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

         

                         
"SANTA ISABEL" ON THE SLIP

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


         

        
LATEST PROGRESS ON "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"

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

          

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

          

      
"ADMIRAAL DE RUITER" ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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


          

          

    
      "ATLANTIC LEADER" GOES BACK TO SEA


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


          

          

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

          

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

          

          

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

          

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

          

 
NEW WHEELHOUSE WINDOWS FOR "CAPE CHALLENGER"


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


          

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

          

                  
IN THE QUEUE AT THE FISH QUAY


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


          

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


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

          

                                         
"TOMREN"
          
           
                                         
"ADELETTE"
            

  
              LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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


                                        
"FOREST LILY"
                        

                                       
"OKOMBAHE"
         

                                         
"FUCHIA"
         

                                  
"AVRO WARRIOR"
         

                                      
"FOXGLOVE"
         

                                      
"LINCOLN"
         

           
FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


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


         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

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

         

                          

                         "NEWLANDS" BACK HOME


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


         

                 
THE NARROW STERN OF "IMPALA"


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

                      

   
              NEW NAMEPLATES FOR "SPARTICUS"


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


                                    OLD VINYL STICKERS
          

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


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

         
         
(Foto: F.Malan)

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

         
         
(Foto: F.Malan)                     

    IRVIN & JOHNSON STERN TRAWLERS RETURN HOME

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

                                    
"FOXGLOVE"
        

                                       
"FUCHIA"
             

             DIE WRAKKE VAN SALDANHABAAI

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

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens) 

                "HARVEST FLORITA" ON THE SLIP


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


        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

              NEW GENSET FOR "SOUTHERN CROSS"


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

         
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

            FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN

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

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

                                       "ALLISON"
          

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

          

                                          
"ARMANDO"
          

                                  
"OCEANA ROCKET"
          

                                    
"SANDVELD III "
          

     STAALVERSTERKINGS VIR "SOUTH WEST CONDOR"


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


          

          

              

            "ATLANTIC LEADER" OP DIE SYNCROLIFT


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


          

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

               

         OUD-WALVISBAAIERS SAAM OP DIE SYNCROLIFT


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


          

      NEW FEATURES ONBOARD "CAPE CHALLENGER"


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

          

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

          

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

                       

            FINALLY, PROGRESS IS MADE ON "ALASKA"


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


        

               
LATEST STERN TRAWLER MOVEMENTS

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

                                    "CASABLANCA"
        

                                         "UMLOBI "
        

                                   "OKOMBAHE "
        

                                          "FEROX"
        

                         "COMPASS CHALLENGER"
        

                   "STAALKOP " QUEUING FOR ICE

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


        

            FISHING FLEET RESTING AT COLLIER JETTY


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


                   

                                             
"TINA"
        

                                    
"RIVIERGANS"
        

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

        

  LATEST FEATURES ONBOARD "COMET "- FISHING CODES


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


        

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

          

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

                 

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

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

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

        

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

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

               DIE OPKOMS VAN DIE "OCEANA MAAN"?

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

          


                THE LAST REMAINS OF THE "PLUTO"

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

         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                     KYK NET HOE TREK SO 'N SKUIT!

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


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        DIE BESTE POMP OP DIE DORP...


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


         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

  
        KREEFSKUITE LANGS DIE PRESIDENTSKAAI

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


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

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

                                           
"Potberg"
         
         
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

                                       
 "Biskop 1"
          
          
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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

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

                                        "MICHELLE "
        

          CRAYFISH FLEET RESTING IN SALDANHA BAY

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

    
   

             "GLEN MIST" STILL LAYING SUBMERGED

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

    

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

    

    

         GERINGDE MEEU OPGEMERK IN FRANSKRAAL

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


              

                  

            "BRANDARIS" IS GOING DOWN AGAIN...

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

                        SALVAGING THE "BRANDARIS"

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

        
        
(Photo: J.Carstens)

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


    

    
(Photo: E.Meyer)

       "ATLANTIC LEADER" TO VISIT THE SYNCROLIFT

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

        

             FISHING FLEET RESTING IN ALFRED BASIN


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


        

                                    "ABRAHAM T "
        

                                  "CHRISTIE SUE"
        

                                      "SANDVELD III"
        

                                    "HERMAN S"
        

                FRESH LAYER OF PAINT FOR "UBUNTU "


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


        

        

          GANSBAAI LONGLINERS ON THE SYNCROLIFT


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


                            "SOUTH WEST CONDOR "
        

                                         "SAXON "
        

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

        

                    "BASANI" READY TO GO FISHING


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


        

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


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

        
        

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

                     

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

                              "STORMKOP" LAAI AF

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

         

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

          

               SANDY POINT HAWE 18 FEBRUARIE 2018

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

    "EMERALD ISLE" FEATURES NEW RUBBING STRAKES

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

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


                

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

          

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

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

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

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

          

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

          

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

               

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

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

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

          

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

          

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

          

          

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

          

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

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

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

          

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

          

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

          

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

           

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

           

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

           

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