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EVERYDAY BUSINESS

IN ANGOLA

A year after the contract start-up date for our operations in Angola, everyday routines are settling in around the port of Soyo, where SVITZER Angola provides marine services for the LNG terminal.

Mid-august saw the deployment of the remaining SVITZER vessels in Angola, and our Angolan operation is now almost running at full strength. The only vessel missing is the SVITZER PINDA which is still stationed in East London, South Africa, with Angolan crew taking turns to
crew the vessel on a four weeks on basis. 

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
All the vessels and crew in place at Soyo are busy perfecting their skills. Tanker operations are taking place regularly with exercises offshore where the crews gather experience in making fast at all possible hook up positions. At the terminal, SVITZER crew undertake daily training at
the jetties practicing mooring line operations with the linesmen crews.At the time of writing, five tankers have been assisted in Soyo. The terminal is expected to be fully operational in the 1st quarter of 2013, after which it will receive several terminal calls every week.

ANGOLAN CADETS ON FILM
Readers of LighthouseMagazine are already familiar with some of the challenges faced by our Angolan cadets as they earned their sealegs – and STCW certificates – on the high seas of the Atlantic aboard the training vessel DANMARK. Their training was documented by a film crew, and resulted in a three part documentary, broadcasted on television in various countries.

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ANGOLA FACT SHEET
80 TBP TUGS:
SVITZER ANGOLA
SVITZER ZAIRE
SVITZER SOYO
SVITZER PADRAO
SVITZER PINDA
LINE HANDLERS:
SVITZER FIGO (15 TBP)
SVITZER PULULU (15 TBP)
SVITZER ZOLA
SVITZER MBUBU
FAST PATROL BOATS:
SVITZER KUMBIRA
SVITZER KISSAMA
PILOT BOAT:
SVITZER CONDA
POLLUTION CONTROL VESSEL:
SVITZER CUNENE
EMPLOYEES:
123 total, of which 112 crew the vessels,
and of those, 81 are Angolans.