The Centre for Boating is responsible for carrying out the mandate delegated to SAMSA by the Merchant Shipping Act in as far as it applies to Small Vessels in South Africa.
Find information on: Acts and Regulations; Overview of SAMSA Small Vessel Policy - Marine Notice 13;Authorised Agencies; Accredited Training Institutions; List of currently approved Training Institutions; Eyesight Tests and Medical Examinations; Accidents and reporting; Information Brochures; Survey information and checklists; Buoyancy for boats; List of Approved Boat Numbering; List of offences and penalties under the Act and Regulations
The areas of responsibility delegated to each SAMSA Region are:
Pretoria Office: Inland areas including the following;
All dams contained within the North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Gauteng Provinces.
Western Region: Port Nolloth: Saldanha Bay: Cape Town:
Orange River to Cape Agulhas and adjacent tidal inland areas; and All dams contained in the Western Cape and Northern Cape Provinces.
Southern Region: Mossel Bay: Port Elizabeth: East London:
Cape Agulhas to Port Edward and adjacent tidal inland areas; and All dams contained in the Eastern Cape and Orange Free State Provinces.
Eastern Region: Durban: Richards Bay
Port Edward to Ponte do Oura and adjacent tidal inland areas; and All dams contained in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Pretoria Office: The area of responsibility of the Pretoria office is all dams, rivers and boating areas contained within the North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng Provinces
In case of any emergencies after hours you may Contact the Duty Surveyor from your nearest port who will ensure that there is a response.
Or our 24 hour emergency number (MRCC) on 021-9383300 for assistance.