The South African Maritime Training Academy ( SAMTRA ) is a non-profit company established through donations made by a.p. Moller maersk group as a simulator training facility for the maritime industry.
Situated in Simon’s Town (approximately 50kms from Cape Town), the facility houses bridge, engine room, reefer, ECDIS, GMDSS and Long Range Communications (LRC) simulation equipment respectively acquired from Force Technology, STN Atlas and Poseidon. SAMTRA’s instructors are qualified ex sea-going marine personnel, who have all received intensive training in pedagogy, lecturing and simulation operation to ensure quality course delivery. Real-life, relevant examples are shared to enrich the courses being offered.
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...
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...