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Maritime Sector Jobs Heavily Understaffed

12 June 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – June 12, 2013 – Government heavyweights, maritime experts, graduates and entrepreneurs will today participate in a top level maritime jobs summit organised by the South African Maritime Safety Authority in Durban. The job summit forms part of the three day South Africa Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit…

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Refurbished Agulhas Wows Durban Youth

11 June 2013 – Durban’s N Shed at the Durban Harbour has an unusual landscape this week. Our country’s dedicated maritime training vessel, the Agulhas, which underwent major maintenance at the Port Elizabeth dry dock earlier this year, arrived in Durban harbour to participate in the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) KZN Maritime Careers…

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SAMSA Moves To Combat Youth Unemployment

10 June 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – June 10, 2013 – Today, thousands of excited school children, unemployed youth and children with disabilities graced the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre for the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) KwaZulu-Natal Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit. The expo will run from the 10th to 11th…

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SAMSA Careers Expo & Job Summit

7 June 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – June 7, 2013 – The SAMSA KwaZulu-Natal Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit is upon us from June 10-12, 2013 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Click here to view the Programme The maritime sector is multi-disciplinary and offers careers as offshore mining, offshore oil and…

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SAMSA Expo and Job Summit Media Programme

4 June 2013 – Please click here to view the Media Programme for the SAMSA Careers Expo and Job Summit to be held between June 10-12, 2013 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Please note you should follow the link to register for the conference: www.online-rsvp.co.za/samice/media.aspx, fill out this form and submit it…

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SAMSA Durban Job Summit Gains Momentum

4 June 2013 – June 4, 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – One of the key topics on the agenda of the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s “Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit” to kick off in Durban from June 10-12, 2013 is its acquisition of a marine mining vessel to train students. Executive head of…

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SAMSA KZN Careers Expo and Job Summit

4 June 2013 – Please click here to view the background information about the forthcoming South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Maritime Careers Expo and Job Summit which will be held from June 10-12, 2013 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. The maritime sector is multi-disciplinary and offers careers as offshore mining, offshore oil and…

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Maritime Launch

31 May 2013 – May 31, 2013 – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – The South African Maritime Safety Authority held the media launch of its Maritime Career Expo and Job Summit in Durban tonight, May 31, 2013. Addressing journalists at the event the Executive Head of the Centre for Maritime Excellence, Sindiswa Nhlumayo, said the country had…

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SAMSA Tourism Extravaganza Hits Durban Beachfront

25 May 2013 – Durban beachfront, May 25, 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) had laid out a beach bonanza for Durbanites and hoping to draw visitors from around the country in its quest to continue the Gunston 500 trend in the city. Durban crowds got a great beach sporting weekend when…

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International Watersport Extravaganza for Durban

18 May 2013 – Durban, South Africa, May 18, 2013 – The watersport fraternity has thrown its weight behind a South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) campaign to create a major maritime event which will ensure that surfing and jet skiing are no longer seen as the preserve of just a select group of wealthy…

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SAMSA In Talks To Acquire Tall Ships

25 March 2013 – DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa’s maritime industry has entered an exciting phase with today’s announcement that the government was in the market to acquire two tall ships. The CEO of the South African Maritime Safety Authority, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, said negotiations with relevant stakeholders were already underway. Mokhele said the…

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New Maritime Strategy On The Cards For South Africa

25 March 2013 – DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa will have a new integrated maritime policy by July, it emerged at a special maritime trade forum organized by the South African Maritime Safety Authority in Durban on Sunday. Delegates at the SAMSA gathering heard that part of the strategy was to ensure that South…

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SAMSA Boosts South Africa-Russia Relations

23 March 2013 – DURBAN, South Africa – Maritime experts from Russia and South Africa on Saturday pledged to strengthen their ties, during the welcome ceremony of Russian training vessel, STS Pallada by the South African Maritime Safety Authority on the eve of the international BRICS engagement. The red carpet was laid out in the…

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SAMSA hosts Russian Ship STS Pallada in Durban

18 March 2013 – Durban, March 18, 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority will host the Russian sailing vessel STS Pallada which is en route to Durban, South Africa, and is expected to arrive in Port on Saturday, March 23. STS Pallada is part of the Russia’s entourage for the BRICS summit which…

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Veteran Leader Heads to Cape Town from Antarctica

28 February 2013 – Cape Town, South Africa, February 28, 2013 – British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes who journeyed to the Antarctica on the South Africa Maritime Safety Authority’s Agulhas vessel earlier this month, was on his way back to Cape Town last night after having suffered a case of frostbite on his expedition with…

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SAMSA on Standby to Assist Fiennes in Antarctica

25 February 2013 – London, United Kingdom, 25 February 2013 – The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) are working round the clock with maritime experts to assist international expedition leader Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has withdrawn from the Coldest Journey Expedition after developing a case of frostbite in the Antarctica. The team was transported…

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Snow Snow Everywhere

13 February 2013 – It was all part of the work programme for the young marine cadets who spent up to three weeks in the Antarctica as they manned the vessel, Agulhas, which supported the Coldest Journey on its attempted first ever winter crossing into the South Pole. The expedition is being led by Sir…

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Agulhas Return

12 February 2013 – Agulhas Return Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February, 2013 – Having just completed its mission with the international Coldest Journey team first ever traverse across the Antarctica, the Agulhas will set sail again back to the icy terrain for another research expedition with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).…

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Agulhas On Its Way Home

10 February 2013 – Atlantic Ocean, February 10, 2012 – South African Maritime Safety Authority’s own polar training ship Agulhas has set sail from one of the remotest places in the world, Crown Bay, which lies on the edge of Antarctica, and is heading home to Cape Town where it will arrive on Tuesday, February…

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SAMSA Marine Cadets Lauded by Ice Team in Antarctica

27 January 2013 – Crown Bay, Antarctica, January 27, 2012 – Adventure scientists crossing the Antarctic on board the South African Maritime Safety Authority’s Dedicated Training Vessel, the SA Agulhas, have given the thumbs up to trainee marine recruits accompanying the Coldest Journey team on the expedition. The never-before-attempted voyage to cross the Antarctic in…

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SAMSA’s SA Agulhas has landed

24 January 2013 – SAMSA’s SA Agulhas carrying the Coldest Journey expedition, with the vessel, manned by African marine cadets, has landed in the Antarctica alongside the ice, where the offload has started, requiring teams to go ashore in a steel ‘man-basket’, with Caterpillar spares, fuel drums and bladders (flubbers), being offloaded. Remarkable journey. Credits:…

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Final Send off for SA Agulhas to Antarctica

4 January 2013 Cape Town, January 7, 2013: Tears of joy overwhelmed well wishers and crew of the SA Agulhas today as it embarked on a historic trip to transport members of the Coldest Journey Expedition to traverse the Antarctic with 62 precious cargo, young maritime cadets, on board. Holding back tears, families bid farewell…

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Prince Of Wales Gives SAMSA Vessel Send Off

6 December 2012 – London, UK: The SA Agulhas 1, redesigned as a Dedicated Training Vessel, which is under the authority of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) steamed down the River Thames in London this afternoon (Thursday) after receiving a royal send off from the Prince of Wales, patron of the Antarctic Winter…

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South African Maritime Industry is Open for Business

4 December 2012 – London, December 4, 2012 – South Africa showcased its maritime expertise and cadets in London last night (Tuesday) highlighting to European shipping lines that the country’s maritime industry was open for business to supply high quality officers to international fleets. On board South Africa’s former SA Agulhas 1, which was docked…

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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.…

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Marine Cadets’ Journey through Africa

2 December 2012 – The travel diary of the journey through Africa on board the former SA Agulhas 1 is seen through the eyes of 62 young marine cadets who tell the story of steely determination and a passion for the sea. On December 2, cadets Dumisa Mpogoza, Mhlonipheni Mtambo, Shuneen Van Niekerk, and Portia…

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