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“Love Boat” here in April

“Love Boat” here in April

With tomorrow set for a record day for the port of Wavis Bay, when a total of three passenger liners will be alongside simultaneously, the rally of passenger ships visiting during January 2019 also shifted up a notch. A total of five passenger liners were originally scheduled t call during January. However, the number now […]

Seven Seas explorer to call

Seven Seas explorer to call

Two passenger liners scheduled for Christmas Day and Boxing Day The passenger liner Seven Seas Explorer calls at Walvis tomorrow (Wednesday 19 December). The vessel arrives early in the morning and passengers will embark to visit Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and also go on pre-booked day excursions into the Namib desert as well as dolphin […]

Semi-sub oil rig expected off Walvis Bay on 4 December

Semi-sub oil rig expected off Walvis Bay on 4 December

The semi-submersible oil rig Deepsea Stavanger is expected to arrive off Walvis Bay on 4 December this year. The rig belongs to Odfjell Drilling and is underway to South Africa for an exploration drilling contract worth N$770 million that has to be honoured by the latest April next year. The drilling contract was awarded by […]

Alongside on Friday

Alongside on Friday

The luxury cruise liner Amadea calls at Walvis Bay on Friday. She departed Hamburg on 19 October this year for a cruise that covers the Canary Islands, Saint Helena, Walvis Bay, Lüderitz, all major South African port cities, Maputo in Mozambique, Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Oman on the Gulf of Aden, Jordan in the Gulf […]

Then………. Now……..

Then………. Now……..

Rough seas are rapidly breaking up the Japanese fishing vessel Fukuseki Maru No 8, which ran aground near Mile 108 in March this year. A picture on the left shows the vessel in March shortly after it ran aground. The latest picture on the left shows the wreck is listing and pounded endlessly by the […]

Classic ship to call

Classic ship to call

The world’s oldest full rigged tall ship, Sørlandet, is scheduled to call at Walvis Bay on 5 January next year. The vessel is a Norwegian heritage tall ship and was launched in 1927. The ship’s main purpose is to sail the world’s oceans and invite young people on board to learn the art of sailing […]

9 200 tons of wheat and 33 000 tons of coal offloaded

9 200 tons of wheat and 33 000 tons of coal offloaded

The bulk carrier African Lily discharges 9 200 tons of wheat at the bulk terminal in the port of Walvis Bay today. Namibia relies on bulk wheat imports. The wheat is value added locally into several consumer food items. Apart from the wheat, the bulk carrier Paolo U is also expected alongside this week to […]

Around the world in 117 days

Around the world in 117 days

If in a hurry it can be done in 80 days, but on a relaxing world cruise you want to be around the world in 117 days. An Italian-registered cruise ship AID Aaura set sail on Monday from the port city of Hamburg in Germany, on a world cruise of 117 days during which the […]

Massive motor vehicle carrier alongside

Massive motor vehicle carrier alongside

The roll-on roll-off (”ro-ro”) ship Glovis Stella is alongside in the port of today, to offload imported vehicles. The global second hand vehicle trade in Southern Africa, which mostly concentrates on neighboring Zambia and Zimbabwe, uses the port of Walvis Bay as point of import. From here vehicles are cleared and driven in convoy to […]

Sea drama off Walvis Bay

Sea drama off Walvis Bay

Crew abandoned.  Makes a may day call…… Floris Steenkamp  A tug of Namport raced to the rescue yesterday of three crew members aboard the chemical tanker Emre T (file photo) which is at anchorage off port limits in Walvis Bay. The crew made a distress call to port control, after they ran out of food, […]

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