SAMSA Marine Notices

The South African Maritime Safety Authority regularly issue Marine Notices that deal with a very wide range of maritime issues. While not all of these will have any direct effect on you or your business, some most certainly will. It is in your interests to monitor when these notices are issued, and at least read the preamble, so you can decide whether or not the notice might be relevant to you.

2018

Marine Notice 34 of 2018
23 November 2018
Recommended Medical Surveillance Protocols for the Stevedore Industry

Marine Notice 33 of 2018
23 November 2018
Recommended Medical Surveillance Protocols for the Ship Repair / Maintenance Industry

Marine Notice 32 of 2018
30 October 2018
Recognition of Foreign Seafarer Certificates of Competency in Terms of the STCW Convention

Marine Notice 31 of 2018
30 October 2018
Freeing Ports

Marine Notice 30 of 2018
30 October 2018
Display of Vessel  Maneuvering Characteristics for Boats other than Ski Bots, Surf Boats and Dinghies

Marine Notice 29 of 2018
12 October 2018
Survey of Coastal Radio Services

Marine Notice 28 of 2018
14 August 2018
The International Certificate of Competence

Marine Notice 27 of 2018
07 August 2018
SAMSA Recommendation – use of an Identifier Unit for Maritime Safety

Marine Notice 26 of 2018
27 July 2018
Addendum to the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Casualty / Accident Report Form

Marine Notice 25 of 2018
27 July 2018
Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code)

Marine Notice 24 of 2018
29 June 2018
Review of the SAMSA Code

Marine Notice 23 of 2018
29 June 2018
Implementation of Provisions for Fishing Vessels and Fishers on the Regulations

Marine Notice 22 of 2018
19 June 2018
The List of Participants in the National Small Vessel Examination Regime
List of Appointed Small Vessel Examiners
List of Accredited Training Institutions

Marine Notice 21 of 2018
18 June 2018
Record of Type approval certificates

Marine Notice 20 of 2018
07 June 2018
New Building Procedures – Ships and Boats

Marine Notice 19 of 2018
06 June 2018
Review of the SAMSA code

Marine Notice 18 of 2018
30 May 2018
List of valid Marine Notices

Marine Notice 17 of 2018
24 May 2018
List of SAMSA External Appointed Surveyors and Authorised Agency Safety Officers

Marine Notice 16 of 2018
11 May 2018
Vessels carrying out operational towing activities without addressing the required legislated requirements

Marine Notice 15 of 2018
03 May 2018
Safety and certification requirements for foreign recreational vessels in South African waters

Marine Notice 14 of 2018
24 April 2018
Determination of Charges – Fishing Engineers

Marine Notice 13 of 2018
24 April 2018
Hours of Work and the Maritime Labour Convention

Marine Notice 12 of 2018
24 April 2018
Submission of Sea Service for Port Operations or Shift Work

Marine Notice 11 of 2018
29 March 2018
Academic Requirements for Officers – changes to the SAMSA Code

Marine Notice 10 of 2018
29 March 2018
Academic Requirements for Officers – changes to the SAMSA Code (Cancelled Marine Notice)

Marine Notice 9 of 2018
29 March 2018
Academic Requirements for Officers – changes to the SAMSA Code

Marine Notice 8 of 2018
15 March 2018
Exemption for existing seafarers applying for Able Seafarer (Fishing)

Marine Notice 7 of 2018
15 March 2018
Installation and commissioning of new coastal radio infrastructure equipment

Marine Notice 6 of 2018
26 January 2018
Additional requirements for Class V and VI passenger vessels constructed
from materials other than steel.

Marine Notice 5 of 2018
24 January 2018
The ad-hoc inspections of South African flagged fishing vessels, 2017

Marine Notice 4 of 2018
23 January 2018
The Review of Incidents Resulting in Death in the South African Fishing
Industry 2017

Marine Notice 3 of 2018
23 January 2018
Application for the endorsement of a foreign Certificate of Competency

Marine Notice 2 of 2018
23 January 2018
Approved Medical Practitioners

Marine Notice 1 of 2018
23 January 2018
Accredited Training Institutions and Programs

2017

Marine Notice 22 of 2017
16 October 2017
Lessons learned from casualties: Freeing Ports and Safe Access

Marine Notice 21 of 2017
26 September 2017
Small Vessel Survey Fees Charged by SAMSA External Appointed Surveyors and Safety Officers from the following SAMSA Designated Authorised Agencies: – SADSAA, SALTBAA and SASCA…

Marine Notice 20 of 2017
22 September 2017
Reporting of oil spills and shipping casualties threatening pollution

Marine Notice 19 of 2017
18 September 2017
List of valid Marine Notices

Marine Notice 18 of 2017
18 September 2017
Cyber Security

Marine Notice 17 of 2017
08 September 2017
Code of Practice for Marine Fire Service Stations — Approved SAMFAS Stations

Marine Notice 16 of 2017
08 August 2017
Issue of New Format Certificates for MM and Fishing and Validity of All
Seafarers Certificates, other than small Vessel Certificates

Marine Notice 15 of 2017
04 August 2017
Code of Practice for Marine Fire Service Stations — Approved SAMFAS Stations

Marine Notice 14 of 2017
28 July 2017
Certificates of competence issued to holders of the Naval Coxswains certificates

Marine Notice 13 of 2017
27 June 2017
Vessels Requiring a Place of Refuge for Repairs.

Marine Notice 12 of 2017
21 June 2017
Heeding of Marine Weather Forecasts

Marine Notice 11 of 2017
12 May 2017
Portable Ladders

Marine Notice 10 of 2017
18 April 2017
Guidelines to Crew Agreements Inspections with particular reference to Fishing Vessels Inspections

Marine Notice 9 of 2017
18 April 2017
Performance Standards for Marine Radio Equipment required by the Merchant Shipping (Radio Installations) Regulations.

Marine Notice 7 of 2017
29 March 2017
Academic Requirements for Engineering Officers

Marine Notice 6 of 2017
07 February 2017
Lessons Learnt from Recent Casualties

Marine Notice 3 of 2017
02 February 2017
The ad-hoc inspections of South African flagged fishing vessels, 2016.

Marine Notice 1 of 2017
26 January 2017
The review of incidents resulting in death in the South African fishing industry
2016.

 

2016

Marine Notice 40 of 2016
13 December 2016
List of Recognised Organisations

Marine Notice 39 of 2016
08 December 2016
Verification of new format Certificates

Marine Notice 37 of 2016
11 November 2016
SAMSA Approval of Lifejackets and Buoyancy Aids and the Compulsory Standards for Lifejackets used on South African Vessels

Marine Notice 36 of 2016
25 October 2016
Annual Safety Surveys for Small Vessels Operating Outside of South African Waters

Marine Notice 35 of 2016
25 October 2016
Safe Manning of Fishing Vessels and Persons working on Fishing Vessels exemptions

Marine Notice 34 of 2016
28 September 2016
SOLAS VI Regulation 2 Amendment: Verification of the Gross Mass of Packed Containers – Transshipment Containers

Marine Notice 33 of 2016
28 September 2016
Amendment Act, 2015: Regulated requirements for crew’s agreements

Marine Notice 32 of 2016
27 September 2016
Radio equipment carriage and radio certification requirements for small vessels governed by the Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations 2007…

Marine Notice 31 of 2016
02 Augustus 2016
Method 2: Verification of the Gross Mass of a Packed Container – SAMSA Appointed Third Parties

Marine Notice 30 of 2016
02 Augustus 2016
Guidelines on the implementation of SOLAS VI Regulation 2 Amendment: Verification of the Gross Mass of Packed Containers

Marine Notice 29 of 2016
20 July 2016
South African Maritime Code of Practice for Marine Fire Service Stations – the SAMFAS Code

Marine Notice 28 of 2016
12 July 2016
The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Security) Regulations, 2004

Marine Notice 27 of 2016
27 May 2016
Lessons Learnt from Recent Casualties

Marine Notice 20 of 2016
04 May 2016
Guidelines for assessment of the application for Certificate of Competency, Proficiency or Qualifications

Marine Notice 15 of 2016
18 March 2016
SAMSA Deck and Engineer Assessors and Examiners

Marine Notice 11 of 2016
16 February 2016
Skipper pleads guilty to Culpable Homicide after unlawfully and negligently causing the death of two passengers.

Marine Notice 10 of 2016
09 February 2016
Ships Requiring Immobilisation, Lay-Up, Stopping or Anchoring for Repairs, etc. Within South Africa’s Territorial Waters or Internal Waters, Outside Harbours or Fishing Harbours…

Marine Notice 9 of 2016
05 February 2016
Hull Surveys for Pleasure Sailing Vessels which fall under the Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations 2007 (NSVSR)

Marine Notice 8 of 2016
02 February 2016
Standards for Aids to Navigation in South African waters and Inland Waterways

Marine Notice 6 of 2016
21 January 2016
Accreditation of Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Agencies

Marine Notice 3 of 2016
21 January 2016
Application for Permission to Conduct a Bunker or Fuel Transfer Operation Outside a Port of the Republic of South Africa.

Marine N0tice 2 of 2016
21 January 2016
The ad-hoc inspections of South African flagged fishing vessels, 2015

2015

Marine Notice 25 of 2015
26 November 2015
Method 2: Verification of the Gross Mass of a Packed Container