From now on I will only post in the main blog section, and not on the dedicated pages about the building of ‘Waratah’ anymore. I arrived in South Africa last Monday, July 27. ‘Waratah’ is mostly completed now, and we decided to move her to Durban on Thursday, August 6. Having said that, there is still a lot of work to be done on the systems, especially the electrical system. We will do that in Durban, with ‘Waratah’ still on the hard. This gives me also the chance to make sure that all the necessary safety equipment comes on board, and prepare everything for the SAMSA survey, which is required to be allowed to launch ‘Waratah’ and get her registered. SAMSA stands for South African Martime Safety Authority.
Also a lot of equipment has to be properly commissioned, calibrated, and tested before we can even think about starting sea trials.