|*||06 July 2021||The June 2021 Edition of Monthly Notices to Mariners and updated Cumulative List Of South African Notices To Mariners are now available.|
|*||10 May 2021||SEABED 2030 project information available under Hydro News.|
09 March 2021
|The 1:600 000 National Series is permanently withdrawn from SAN Folio 1 and 2 with effect from 01 March 2021. These charts are no longer available from Chart Agents and superseded by the 1:1 000 000 INT Chart Series.|
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“The outbreaks of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had the world scrambling to “flatten the curve” and administer vaccines to slow down the spread of this disease. South Africa has not escaped the reach of this pandemic.
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Navigation Messages Currently in Force.
Complete Set of Messages
Last updated on
NB. This information is only updated during office hours 0730 -1600 Mon - Fri.
117 South Atlantic
Ocean - SE Sector - Gough Island - Shoal Reported.
Indian Ocean - SW Sector - Mozambique Channel - Drilling Structure.
161 Indian Ocean - SW Sector
- Mozambique - Lighthouse unlit.
162 South Atlantic Ocean - NE Sector - Angola - Mooring Buoys and FPSOs.
Indian Ocean - SW Sector - Madagascar
- Mahajanga Harbour Buoys.
193 Indian Ocean - SW Sector
- Mozambique - Lighthouse
214 Indian Ocean - SW Sector - Offshore East London - Partly
Submerged Wreck Adrift.
South Atlantic Ocean - NE Sector - Namibia - Mining Vessels.
216 Messages in Force.
South Atlantic Ocean - NE Sector - Rig List.
219 South Atlantic Ocean – NE Sector – Offshore Luanda - Survey
NB: This information is only updated during office hours 0730 -1600 Mon - Fri.
040 East Coast - East London -
Nahoon Light Unlit.
287 South West Coast - False Bay - Desalination Structure.
314 East Coast - Offshore Durban - Outfall Pipeline.
333 East Coast - Offshore Durban - Fairway Buoy Unlit.
341 West Coast - Offshore Alexander Bay - Drilling Operations.
378 South West Coast - Gansbaai - Light Unlit.
Namibia - Offshore Oranjemund - Mining Vessels.
384 Messages in Force.
385 West Coast - Offshore Alexander Bay - Mining Vessel.
386 South Coast - Breede River Estuary - Construction.
393 West Coas - Offshore Alexander Bay - Left Anchors.
Reporting of Navigational Hazards
Changes observed at Sea by Mariners navigating beyond Harbours Reporting Form.
Changes observed by Mariners concerning Ports and Harbours Reporting Form.
Tide Tables for South Africa and Namibia
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Tide Theory (pdf 847.36 KB)
Heights of Chart Datum Relative to Land Levelling Datum in South Africa and Namibia
1 Jan 1997
31 Dec 1997
1 Jan 1998
31 Dec 2002
1 Jan 2003
* In use until 1 January 1994