Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Harbour users

This is the view of part of the Port Elizabeth Harbour from Humerail and in this picture you can actually see quite a number of different harbour users.  The big ship in the middle of the screen is a manganese ore carrier.  The manganese ore gets exported from Port Elizabeth and the whole issue of the manganese ore dumps is a very controversial one which can be discussed another time.  Right in front of the ore carrier is a fishing boat coming in to off load its catch while yachts and catamarans can be seen anchored at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the foreground.  Out at sea in the back is a container ship leaving port and sailing towards Cape Town.


  1. Sad that you are only "officially allowed" to take photographs of the harbour from outside of it's precincts.

    The fishing boat is either on it's way to refuel or take on a load of ice in preparation for going out to catch Chokka.

    The blue fishing boat forward and to port of the cream fishing boat under way is a Crayfishing boat - they are often to be seen along the Rij Banks crayfishing.

  2. Looks like you and I have both been gravitating to the harbour Firefly.
    I must confess that I was there to do some work though.