The maintenance contract for the 40-year-old SA Agulhas training vessel has been awarded to the East London Shipyard company. The six-week project had created 80 direct jobs, Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) ship repair manager for the East London port, Leigh Carls, said. Carls said the port’s dry dock was also undergoing refurbishment which was “70% done” at a cost of R21-million. The dry dock now has new switchgear and crane rails. He said the project involved repairs and maintenance on the ship’s stern thrusters, tail shaft, steering gear, compressors, cranes, deck machinery and hull. (…)