South Africa – Port of Cape Town suspends sale and supply of potable water

3 November 2017

Members calling at the Port of Cape Town should note that South African law firm Shepstone & Wylie have drawn our attention to water restrictions that are currently in force due to a drought. The Port of Cape Town has suspended the sale and supply of fresh water to vessels calling there, with exceptions being considered on a case by case basis. The notice from Transnet Port Authority courtesy of P&I Associates (Pty) Ltd, the local correspondent, can be accessed here.

Vessels planning to take on water at South African ports should be aware that water restrictions are also in force in Mossel Bay, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura, and should make checks and plan accordingly.