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Optimised patrol vessels add punch to fight against maritime crime

[Johannesburg, 13 March 2014] - Piracy, drug smuggling and human trafficking have been going on right under our noses. Illegal and unregulated fishing persists, as does oil pollution. But there's a spark of hope in the form of six Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries' (DAFF) vessels, which have been restored to their former sea-going glory and are adding their muscle patrolling South African waters.

South African shipbuilder and maritime solutions company, Nautic South Africa, was contracted to take over the vessels from the South African Navy to follow the rigorous procedures that ensure they comply with Flag, Class and SAMSA requirements

Nautic South Africa's involvement in helping the DAFF do its vital job included bunkering, crewing and supplying other logistics that ensured the vessels were put to sea as quickly as possible. The ship builder and maritime operations specialist has played an active role in the success of the vessels, which have so far led to the arrest of 10 vessels pursuing criminal or unscrupulous activities.
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Optimised patrol vessels add punch to fight against maritime crime

Last updated : 13 March 2014


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