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 pre-amble, so you can decide whether or not the notice might be relevant to you.


Marine Notice 22 of 2017
16 October 2017
Lessons learnt 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