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This year’s theme “Safe Horizons: Women Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety” The IMO International Day for Women in Maritime is observed on 18 May every year. The day celebrates women in the industry and is intended to promote the recruitment, retention and sustained employment of women in the maritime sector, raise the profile of women […]

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South Africa’s new polar research and supply ship, the SA Agulhas II, arrived at its homeport of Cape Town on 3 May 2012. “The arrival ceremony of the SA Agulhas II completes a journey our government started back in 2005 when the decision to acquire a new polar ship was taken. The SA Agulhas II […]

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The S.A. Agulhas made news on 30 January 2024 when the ship was officially handed over to JS Maritime on Tuesday during an on-board ceremony attended by transport minister Sindisiwe Chikunga. The S.A. Agulhas was South Africa’s polar research vessel. She was in service for more than thirty years (1978 – April 2012) and has […]