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Two hake trawlers sink off Walvis Bay

Two hake trawlers sink off Walvis Bay

Two hake trawlers Hel 153 and Hel 154 sank in the bay off Walvis Bay on Wednesday. The two vessels were tied down together at anchorage. One sprung a leak and sank. It pulled the other vessel down too. The two trawlers are not in use any more and had no one on board. The […]

New method to load bulk salt

New method to load bulk salt

A new method is now applied in the manner bulk salt is loaded into bulk carrier ships in the port of Walvis Bay. Namport communications manager Tanà Pesat explained in a statement this week a shipment of 25 000 tons of bulk salt was loaded by skip-method at the beginning of August, as opposed to […]

Busted at exam location – 150 learners caught with cell phones

Busted at exam location – 150 learners caught with cell phones

NamPol carried out a search operation on Wednesday at the Swakopmund Secondary School, targeting learners who were entering exam locations with their cell phones. A total of more than 150 mobile phones and a laptop were confiscated in the process.   According to the principal of Swakopmund Secondary School, Mr. Sinvula Sibanga, NamPol visited him […]

June and July slightly colder than average

June and July slightly colder than average

The months of July and June ended with temperatures lower than averages of other years. August does not seem to be any warmer. According to Swakopmund amateur meteorologist Klaus Knupp, winds too have been noticeably stronger since the beginning of the year. The winds were near average though for June and July.   According to […]

Entrance fee to enter the Jetty is “bogus”

Entrance fee to enter the Jetty is “bogus”

The Swakopmund tourism fraternity has warned swindlers who are demanding an entrance fee from tourists who wish to walk on the Swakopmund Jetty. The call follows an incident on Monday evening when a couple from overseas was stopped at the entrance of the coastal landmark and had to pay N$20 per person to enter the […]

Residents team up in silent protest and demand no bail for Strzelecki murderers

Residents team up in silent protest and demand no bail for Strzelecki murderers

Residents of Swakopmund are up in arms about the recent brutal murder of the elderly Strzelecki couple at their home in the suburb of Vineta. They pledged to take part in a silent protest on 26 September, at the Swakopmund magistrate court when the couple’s alleged murderers make a next court appearance. They wish to […]

Fish permits back to the old levy

Many coastal residents rejoiced and inundated the permit offices at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Friday, after news broke that the price of fishing permits have been reverted to N$14 per month or N$168 per year. Recreational fishing permits were increased drastically in July to N$1500 per month. The increase to N$1500 […]

Horse mackerel fishery in stormy waters

Horse mackerel fishery in stormy waters

“We had an honest expectation the Minister would reverse the drastically increased quota levies, in the same manner he reversed the decision of the N$1500 per month angling permit”. Stakeholders in the midwater trawl fishing sector admitted this week they were left bitterly disappointed when Fisheries Minister Bernhard Esau did not make any announcement on […]

Aim is for Namibians to consume 70kg of fish per person per annum

Fish exports and local fish consumption can live in the same space in Namibia, says Fisheries Minister, Bernhard Esau. Namibia harvests 550 000 metric tons of fish annually and 2,3 million Namibians cannot exhaust these volumes by local consumption only. Namibia’s national target for domestic fish consumption is 160 000 metric tons per annum, very […]

CHEC sets an example in occupational health and safety management

China Harbour and Engineering in a joint venture with the Namibia Road Contractors Company and Baby Face Civils [CRB JV] at the end of July this year celebrated two million hours worked without any lost time injuries. The joint venture is constructing a national oil storage facility at Walvis Bay and the project is expected […]

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