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Motion without Notice by Honourable Agnes Noluthando Daphne Qikani on the installation of a navigation satellite system by the SA Marine Safety Authority

17 March 2011

Deputy Chair, I hereby move without notice:

That the Council-

Notes that the SA Marine Safety Authority has installed a sophisticated navigation satellite system for sea safety with the capacity to identify and track vessels up to 1 850 kilometres from the South African coastline as well as South African-flagged vessels anywhere in the world;

Further notes that the satellite system will not only be used to combat and prevent sea piracy, safeguard ships and their cargo and safeguard the South African coastline and territorial waters, but also to prevent and combat pollution of the marine environment and to protect marine resources; and

Takes this opportunity to congratulate the SA Marine Safety Authority for such innovative system that will further strengthen the security of our nation and ensure that South Africa also plays a pivotal role in the fight against piracy.

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