News today of a dramatic sea rescue performed by those unsung heroes on our coast, the NSRI. While many of us relaxed on Saturday with sport, hobbies or family, a team from East London was out there in the wild seas of the Wild Coast, battling to bring to safety two yachtsmen in trouble.

What’s more amazing in this day and age is that these guys (and girls) do it for nothing, purely voluntary. Such selflessness is an ethos that is rapidly becoming unknown elsewhere in South Africa. Let’s pay tribute to them all!

We also have a message from the Department of Trade & Industry about a forthcoming World Food Fair in Poland this April, in which appropriate exporters in South Africa are encouraged to participate. With the support received from the dti, this is something to read and consider.

As Nigeria prepares to privatise its river ports, a major European port is investing in a seaport in Ivory Coast. Then we have the Turks on their crusade to influence Africa with help and expertise, but this time in war-torn Yemen – it’s all here in today’s edition of the maritime news – including who would be an executive at Rolls-Royce following last week’s revelations in the United States, the UK and Brazil. But that’s not all and there’s plenty else to get your mind in gear as the week unfolds. Read on….

•First View : MSC REBECCA
•Nigeria to concession four river ports
•Port of Antwerp invests in Ivory Coast Port of San Pedro
•Dramatic rescue of yachtsmen in 7-metre waves off Wild Coast
•Port of Aden progress: Turkish mission
•Call for exporters to participate in World Food trade fair
•Rolls-Royce fined $800 million in bribery settlement
•Expected Ship Arrivals and Ships in Port
•Cruise News and Naval Activities
•Pic of the Day : MSC ARIANE

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