SBYC was represented by Steve Mc Comb at a 2 day Port risk assessment workshop held by SAMSA. Craig Middleton also attended on SAS’s behalf:
Risk assessments provides a useful systematic process to identify, analyse and mitigate potential hazards and the risks associated with it.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) facilitated a 2-day structured risk assessment workshop for the Port of Saldanha and Langebaan in October 2023, with more than 25 participating organisations / institutions. In addition to SAMSA, participants and observers, amongst others, represented the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), the South African National Parks (SANParks), the Western Cape Government, the South African Navy (SAN), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and various other national and local stakeholders.
This was the first workshop of its kind to be held in South Africa and addresses South Africa’s international risk obligations, using an international tool, which had been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to assess the risks in the approach to, and within the Port of Saldanha and the Langebaan Lagoon as part of the decision-making process to improve the safety of the waterways and related infrastructure.