SAMSA Event: Monday 03 December 2012

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SAMSA Event: Monday 03 December 2012

3 December 2012 –

London, UK: The South African Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga together with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, will be hosting international Shipping companies and entities as well as other maritime stakeholders from the UK and Europe on board the former SA Agulhas 1.

The event will be held to profile SAMSA’s training and development globally, and to alert the international companies about the availability of expertly trained African cadets. The shipping lines we believe will also assist SAMSA in providing opportunities for further training and experience of marine cadets.

The voyage from Cape Town on 02 November 20120, to London saw the vessel journey through Africa with 62 trainee cadets on board, making stops in Namibia, Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire. The vessel has also been chartered by TAWT to undertake the “Coldest Journey on Earth” in 2013, as part of mainstreaming scientific research in the Commonwealth nations. The vessel loaded equipment for the expedition this weekend. An invitation is extended to members of the media to attend the event.

Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Monday 03 December 2012
Venue: Wood Wharf, West India Docks, London
Time: 19:00- 20:30 (London Time)

Issued by FBI Communications in collaboration with Blue Leaf Communications on behalf of SAMSA
Media Enquiries to be directed to:
London, Hamza Tebai (hamza.tebai@fbicommunications.com) or cell + 44 77 1980 2875
South Africa, Silindiwe Dube (silindiwe.dbe@fbicommunications.com) or cell +27 72 744 2865

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