n Annual Survey of South African Law - Admiralty law

Volume 2008, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



The Minister of Transport, by virtue of the power vested in him under section 11(a) of the South African Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue Act 44 of 2002, designated the office of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), situated at Tygerberg Park, Plattekloof, Cape Town, as the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (GN 857 in GG 31322 of 15 August 2008). The designation was an essential step in empowering SAMSA to achieve one of its statutory objectives - 'to ensure safety of life and property at sea', as stipulated by section 3 of the South African Maritime Safety Authority Act 5 of 1998.

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