Tuesday, November 06, 2007

SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY

 
SOUTH AFRICAN MARITIME SAFETY AUTHORITY
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is the body that controls the use of boats on the sea, estuaries and on inland waters. They designate the authority to provide training for Skippers Tickets and issue those tickets. SAMSA recently decided that the boating rules that apply to estuaries and tidal rivers will now also apply to inland waters and rivers. All skippers of powered vessels must be licensed and the vessels must be registered and contain the required safety equipment. The scale of applying and enforcing these new rules has dictated a phasing in period and to this end SAMSA has set a two year period of grace starting from January 2008.
 
 
 
This Article was extracted from

Rhino Club News November 2007

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