Parliamentary Question: Number of deep sea,costal based vessels and their functions

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Mr N D du Toit (DA) to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries:

(a) How many (i) deep sea and (ii) coastal-based vessels are currently in her department’s possession and (b) with regard to each vessel, what (i) is the (aa) purpose, (bb) function, (cc) draft and (dd) purchase cost, (ii) has been, in each financial year since purchase, the (aa) maintenance cost, (bb) operational cost, (cc) total sea miles acquired and (dd) total number of hours spent (aaa) in harbour and (bbb) on sea and (iii) are the specifications and further relevant details? NW1922E

REPLY:
(a)(i)&(ii) The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries currently has a fleet of 7 vessels. One vessel, the FRS Africana is a deep sea vessel; 3 vessels, namely the Sarah Baartman, the FRS Algoa and the FRS Ellen Khuzwayo have both deep sea and coastal capabilities; and 3 vessels, namely the Lilian Ngoyi, the Ruth First and the Victoria Mxenge are coastal vessels.
(b)(i)(aa) The purpose of each vessel is as follows:

Vessel Name
Purpose
Ellen Khuzwayo
Research
FRS Algoa
Research
FRS Africana
Research
Sarah Baartman
Fisheries patrols and oil pollution combating
Lilian Ngoyi
Fisheries patrols and oil pollution combating
Ruth First
Fisheries patrols and oil pollution combating
Victoria Mxenge
Fisheries patrols and oil pollution combating

(b)(i)(bb) The function of each vessel is as follows:

Vessel Name
Function
Ellen Khuzwayo
Fisheries surveys including rock lobster, linefish, large pelagics, sharks, etc.
FRS Algoa
Fisheries and environmental surveys and oceanography
FRS Africana
Fisheries surveys including trawling, hydro-acoustic surveys, linked     environmental surveys and fisheries oceanography
Sarah Baartman
Fisheries patrols
Lilian Ngoyi
Fisheries patrols
Ruth First
Fisheries patrols
Victoria Mxenge
Fisheries patrols

(b)(i)(cc) & (dd) The draft and purchase cost for each vessel is as follows:

Vessel Name
Draft
Purchase cost
Ellen Khuzwayo
3.3 m
R104,258,000
FRS Algoa
3.75 m
R4,500,000 with R6,000,000 improvements
FRS Africana
5.7 m
R26,000,000
Sarah Baartman
4 m
R161,179,000
Lilian Ngoyi
2.9 m
R99,470,000
Ruth First
2.9 m
R95,205,000
Victoria Mxenge
2.9 m
R96,417,000
  
 (b)(ii)(aa)(bb)(cc)&(dd)

Information on the maintenance costs; operational costs; hours accumulated at sea and hours accumulated at sea for the period 2001-2009/10 is provided in the attached table.

Ellen Khuzwayo
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
2001/2
2002/3
2003/4
2004/5
2005/6
2006/7
2007/8
2,538,928
7,389,835
301
64
2008/9
6,459,131
15,017,314
195
170
2009/10
4,411,778
14,038,396
257
108
FRS Algoa
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
190
175
2001/2
3,792,061
 7,883,655
189
176
2002/3
4,957,643
10,110,184
251
114
2003/4
5,813,065
12,165,056
128
237
2004/5
6,037,874
12,871,860
124
241
2005/6
7,390,797
14,590,984
142
223
2006/7
5,104,707
12,751,841
159
206
2007/8
5,756,360
14,097,096
173
192
2008/9
7,758,825
17,101,455
196
169
2009/10
9,358,388
20,467,621
271
94
FRS Africana
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
365
2001/2
9,625,680
14,922,264
204
161
2002/3
9,646,159
16,852,274
171
194
2003/4
13,857,268
23,041,014
138
227
2004/5
12,964,513
23,385,282
134
231
2005/6
11,611,225
22,385,594
169
196
2006/7
16,263,668
27,745,004
123
242
2007/8
11,167,737
23,233,503
190
175
2008/9
18,152,334
31,560,839
137
228
2009/10
15,870,611
30,938,446
179
186
Sarah Baartman
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
2001/2
2002/3
2003/4
2004/5
        4,593,397
      7,030,474
4,848
        3,912
2005/6
        7,625,772
    15,039,359
5,844
        2,916
2006/7
        6,142,179
    13,692,500
7,027
        1,733
2007/8
        9,607,714
    17,540,416
6,387
        2,373
2008/9
      17,674,652
    23,593,788
6,348
        2,412
2009/10
      13,590,124
   23,607,693
      7,767
          993
Lilian Ngoyi
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
2001/2
2002/3
2003/4
2004/5
1,769,207
3,772,786
2005/6
4,687,700
   10,814,829
      5,844
      2,916
2006/7
5,332,103
   12,058,204
      7,027
      1,733
2007/8
4,754,677
   10,926,449
      6,387
      2,373
2008/9
6,137,703
   13,031,885
      6348
      2,412
2009/10
8,146,365
   15,891,753
7,767
        993
Ruth First
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
2001/2
2002/3
2003/4
2004/5
2005/6
 3,855,334
   9,366,130
      6,582
        2,178
2006/7
 4,573,229
11,299,331
      6,057
        2,703
2007/8
 4,759,372
10,931,144
      6,203
        2,557
2008/9
 7,470,920
14,365,103
      7,240
        1,520
2009/10
 6,569,837
14,315,225
      7,603
        1,157
Victoria Mxenge
Year
Annual Maintenance Cost
Annual Operational Cost
Hours accumulated in port
Hours accumulated at sea
2001
2001/2
2002/3
2003/4
2004/5
2005/6
2,351,720
   6,133,912
    6,831
    1,929
2006/7
4,695,626
11,421,728
    5,738
    3,022
2007/8
4,398,578
10,570,350
    6,806
    1,954
2008/9
7,691,582
14,585,765
    6,203
    2,557
2009/10
8,083,946
15,829,334
    7,422
    1,338

(b)(iii) The specifications for each vessel are contained in the table below.



Vessel
Port of Reg
Date of Reg
Tonnage
Length
Breadth
Speed
Bunkers
Crew
Passengers
Ellen Khuzwayo
Cape Town
2007
604.82
43.2
10.2
13.5
130
13/15
6/8
Algoa
Cape Town
1975
759.38
52.55
10.8
12.5
138
22
14
Africana
Cape Town
1979
2471
77.85
15.25
14.5
532
33
19
Sarah Baartman
Cape Town
2004
1875
82.9
4
22
410
22
7
Lilian Ngoyi
Cape Town
2005
329
46.8
2.9
24
71
18
2
Ruth First
Cape Town
2005
329
46.8
2.9
24
71
18
2
Victoria Mxenge
Cape Town
2005
329
46.8
2.9
24
71
18
2