MARINE: Cadet Officers In Demand
Recent Western Cape Business News
Simon’s Town-based South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) has been contracted by Stena to manage cadet training on their behalf, with the first of the new Stena cadets beginning their training process in February 2009.
Stena Marine Management is one of the latest maritime companies joining a number of international companies who are looking to South Africa as a source of cadet officers for the maritime industry. Although Africa is not traditionally considered a source of maritime crew, South Africa is able to provide a viable source of cadet officers due to the low cost operating and training environment.
SAMTRA is a non-profit maritime training academy, currently involved in simulator based training for numerous sectors of the maritime industry as well as providing cadet administration and management services to a number of international companies who employ South African Cadets.
SAMTRAfs cadet management services include arranging courses and training both in accordance with STCW requirements and international and national legislative requirements and the scheduling and clearing Cadets for experiential training on board vessels, which involves the planning and appointment of cadets to and from the vessel, arrangement of all necessary pre-engagement procedures such as medical examinations, documentation and any official permits the cadets may require when joining the vessel.
The client has no need to be involved in the day-to-day administration of cadets such as daily allowances, accommodation and transport of cadets or arranging of disciplinary actions. The client is able to monitor the performance of any of the cadets via our office.
The high quality simulation training SAMTRA offers to sea going staff, which is included with the theoretical requirements of a tertiary institution, ensure that cadets receive the best possible training.
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