The South African Dedicated Training Ship



South African Maritime Safety Authority’s, Dedicated Training Vessel, the SA Agulhas carrying the Coldest Journey expedition (Ice Team), manned by African marine trainee cadets, has arrived in the Antarctica and is currently docked alongside the ice. The offloading has started, requiring teams to go ashore in a steel 'man-basket', with Caterpillar spares, fuel drums and bladders (flubbers), being offloaded. Remarkable journey. The SAMSA maritime cadets who are receiving their maritime training in Deck and Engineering fields including Navigation have been praised for their assistance. 

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Voyage to London VIA the African Coastline

01 November 2012

Through SA Dedicateted Training Vessel,SAMSA intends to reignite the minds of key decision makers about the value of maritime utilising its own asset to train its own young people

and to come up with an authentically South African Maritime Skills Development Programme with real results in the drive to accelerate the creation of seafaring jobs both in Marine Navigation, Engineering and Tourism including hospitality

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Launch of the first ever SA dedicated Training Vessel

04 July 2012

The vessel formally known as the SA Agulhas has been re-launced as a training vessel to allow Cadets to undergo their practical training at sea.

On the 4th of July 2012 South Africa’s first dedicated training vessel left Cape Town Harbour with more than 100 Cadets and crew. The Agulhas 1 left on its maiden voyage as a training vessel. The launch of Africa’s first ever training vessel was broadcast live on Morning Live...

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Contact the SAMSA Training Manager-Mr J Phiri on the following email address :

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