Despite the restrictions and conditions imposed by the current Covid-19 crisis, Mahe Shipping continues to maintain the highest possible level of service in meeting the requirements of our clients. This is illustrated by this series of photographs during the handling of this export to Durban.
Photos: Andy Gobine
The world may be gripped by pandemic. There may have been no cruiseship calls at Seychelles for more than 6 months. Indeed there may be virtually no cruiseships sailing anywhere on the high seas right now. However, this has not prevented Seychelles from being named the best cruise destination in the Indian Ocean for the umpteenth time. Perhaps it has been that way since the first cruise passengers passed through the islands more than 500 years ago? Of course, Vasco da Gama never landed. But then, there were no shipping agents in those days.
For more details see Seychelles Nation 12 November 2020
NEW TUGBOAT FACILITY AT PORT VICTORIA
Berthing and unberthing of vessels in Port Victoria have been upgraded with the acquisition by the Seychelles Port Authority (SPA) of a more powerful tugboat.
The vessel, named St Anne, was commissioned in a ceremony held at the New Port on Saturday 7 November in the presence of the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, Vice-President Ahmed Afif, Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, Mayor of Victoria, David Andre, SPA board chairman Paul Hodoul, chief executive of SPA, Ronny Brutus and others.
Ste Anne, was purchased by SPA at a cost of R117,750,000 (€5.125 million) and constructed by SANMAR of Turkey. The 28.57 metre vessel is a new 60 Bollard Pull Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tug equipped with the latest seaworthy maritime technology.
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New Minister for Transport
Folowing the election of Wavel Ramkalawan as President of Seychelles at elections held during 22-24 October 2020, a new Cabinet of Ministers has been appointed, including Mr Antony Derjacques as Minister for Transport.
Mr Derjacques visited Port Victoria, on Thursday 5 November 2020, having taken office two days earlier, holding a meeting with senior management and touring the port area.
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