n Annual Survey of South African Law - Admiralty law
|Article Title||Admiralty law|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Annual Survey of South African Law|
|Affiliations||1 University of Southampton, UK and 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||66 - 80|
In 2011, the South African Maritime Safety Authority ('SAMSA') issued the following marine notices, adequately described by their titles, which could be relevant to proceedings in the Admiralty Court or a Court of Marine Enquiry or indeed any court exercising criminal jurisdiction: marine notice 2 of 2011 'Amendments to MARPOL Annex 1 from 1 January 2011 to ship operators, seafarers, maritime training institutions and principal officers'; marine notice 5 of 2011 'Approval of simulator systems for use in maritime training institutions and programmes and performance areas of instructors involved in training and education using simulators in accordance with Regulation 1/6 and 1/12 of the STCW convention'; marine notice 6 of 2011 'The list of participants in the national small vessel examination regime and the list of appointed small vessel examiners to small vessel operators, small vessel skippers, small vessel training institutions and principal officers'; marine notice 8 of 2011 'Marine Incident Report for use by small vessels involved in an incident to all principal officers, regional managers, surveyors, small vessel operators, skippers, maritime training institutions, accredited agencies and other interested and affected parties'; marine notice 11 of 2011 'To owners, operators, masters, and agents of South African ships, seafarers serving on South African ships, approved medical practitioners and principal officers'; marine notice 13 of 2011 'SAMSA interpretation of the regulations pertaining to, and internal policy on, small vessel surveys, certification and numbering, and skipper qualification and certification, in terms of the Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007 (as amended)'; marine notice 14 of 2011 'SAMSA approved servicing stations for inflatable life rafts to masters and operators of ships, their agents, South African association of ship operators and agents, harbour masters, other interested parties and principal officers'; marine notice 18 of 2011 'Fitness for duty and rest periods for watchkeeping personnel and those whose duties involve designated safety, security and prevention of pollution duties in accordance with the provisions of Section A-VIII/1 of the STCW Code to SAMSA examiners, principal officers, maritime education and training providers, ship operators and owners and seafarers'; marine notice 21 of 2011 'Alerting all SAMSA approved medical practitioners to pending changes to the Merchant Shipping (Eyesight and Medical Examination) Regulations, 2004 to SAMSA examiners, principal officers, SAMSA approved medical practitioners, ship operators and owners and seafarers'; marine notice 22 of 2011 'EPIRB Registration to masters, ship owners, marine radio equipment suppliers and their agents and principal officers'; marine notice 24 of 2011 'South African seafarers database to all shipping companies, port authority, crewing agencies, ship's agencies, ASABOSA, SAIMENA, SOMMSA, training institutions and seafarers'; marine notice 26 of 2011 'Pontoon Boats (Excluding Passenger Vessels) - Minimum Requirements for Stability, Watertight Integrity and Survivability (in terms of the Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007 (as amended) to all principal officers, survey staff, authorized agents, safety officers, boat builders, boat dealers, boat owners and other interested and affected parties'; marine notice 27 of 2011 'Shortcomings in the safety culture on board South African fishing vessels, a comparison of trends 2003 to 2011 to all principal officers, owners, operators, managers, skipper's and safety officer's of fishing vessels and training institutions'; and marine notice 28 of 2011 'Agreement between the African Paddling Association (APA) and SAMSA to all principal officers small vessel surveyors, commercial paddling industry and other interested and affect parties'.
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