August 13, 2015 // AUGUST 2015 ~ NO CLAIM AGAINST VESSEL FOR LOAN TO VESSEL OWNER

In a previous article published in Fishing Industry News (‚ÄúPrice is King‚ÄĚ) we focused on the terms of loan and supply agreements and in particular the importance of price determination. ¬† Another equally important issue is how the lender would proceed against the borrower under such an agreement in the event of a breach and […]

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August 13, 2015 // JULY 2015 ~ VHF RADIO REQUIREMENTS

VHF Radio requirements¬† -¬† compliance with the Merchant Shipping Act and Regulations , in light of Marine Notice 4 of 2015. In 1979, the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue was drafted, which called for development of a global search and rescue plan. In addition a resolution was passed calling for development by IMO […]

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March 30, 2015 // MLA CONFERENCE – KWA ZULU NATAL (7-9 AUGUST 2015)

This year’s Maritime Law Association (MLA) will be held at Nyala Safari Lodge, Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zula Natal from 7 – 9 August 2015. Nyala Private Game Reserve provides a unique bush experience in the heart of one of South Africa‚Äôs most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe, St Lucia and Sodwana […]

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March 30, 2015 // PRICE IS KING

It is submitted that a predictable and continuous supply of fish is key to any fishing business that relies on the processing and / or trading of fish or fish products into local or foreign markets. As a consequence a common practice has developed within the South African fishing industry where long term supply agreements […]

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February 3, 2015 // DIESEL REFUNDS – MAKING SURE YOUR CLAIMS ARE VALID

Over the past two years we have dealt with a number of matters relating to validity of claims for diesel refunds by users of diesel in the fishing industry. By way of background the diesel refund system was brought into effect to encourage and enable primary production in South Africa and as such allows for […]

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