SAMTRA is a IMO Model SAMSA Accredited, Maritime Training Solutions Provider with an innovative & collaborative approach to maritime training and forming partnerships to broaden product and service offering as Training Managers and Training Providers offering courses to the Merchant Shipping, Super-Yachting, Fishing, and Offshore – Oil & Gas – sectors.
The Board of Directors of the South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ivan Heesom-Green as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization, with effect from 1 October 2016. Mr Heesom-Green will succeed long standing SAMTRA CEO Mr Andy MacLennan, who retires at the end of the year.
Mr Heesom-Green has enjoyed a successful career in the maritime industry and has held numerous senior positions in Safmarine and Maersk Line.
Marine training solutions provider SAMTRA recently acquired Seatrain Consulting, which has enabled it to further extend its footprint in the Management & Administration of Training to West African clients requiring support for its trainees undergoing maritime training in South Africa.
The recent retirement of Seatrain Consulting’s owner, Captain Simon Pearson - who managed the trainees of companies involved in the oil & gas sector for the past 16 years - has afforded SAMTRA the opportunity to acquire a 100% shareholding in the company.
Sweat drips from the tip of my nose – despite the wind and the driving rain rattling against the dark bridge windows. I know that the Captain is going to give me hell for the wet stains on the chart, but I can’t pluck up the courage to call him to the bridge… yet. I have to figure out what to do about the mess I’m in first!
That damn fishing vessel! It keeps altering course – first to port, then to starboard and then back to port again…. What’s hell is the matter with him?! Surely he knows that he is the Give Way vessel – surely he can see my navigation lights at this range?
We are proud to announce that the honour of hosting the next International Navigation Simulator Lecturers’ Conference (INSLC 19) been awarded to South Africa - the first ever INSLC conference to be hosted in Africa.
The South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) were nominated during INSLC 18 in 2014, to co-host the event which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 5 September 2016.
A joint venture agreement was recently concluded between Professional Yachtmaster Training (PYT) based in Durban, South Africa, SAMTRA that will enable U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited Super-Yacht training at SAMTRA’s premises in Simon’s Town.