Technical Circular No. 023| 2017

Subject: : Approved SAMFAS Stations.

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  • Regulation 118 (3) of the South African Life saving equipment regulations 1968 requires that all fire fighting appliances installed on their ships are required to be serviced at intervals not exceeding 12 months by SAMSA-approved marine fire service station.
  • SAMSA has amended the South African Maritime Code of Practice for Marine Fire Service Stations (SAMFAS) and those firefighting appliances that has been serviced and certified by a marine fire station approved in terms of SAMFAS code will be acceptable to meet the requirements of above regulation.
  • South African Maritime safety Authority has issued marine notice 05 of 2017 (copy attached) providing the list of approved marine fire service stations in the annex of the notice.
  • Administration has advised that fire fighting appliances which were serviced at a station which has not approved or whose approval has lapsed; are require to be re-serviced at an approved station.
  • Ship owners / operators and masters are advised to be guided by above.


  1. South African Maritime Safety Authority marine notice no. 5 of 2017 regarding approved SAMFAS stations.


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