The training facility, situated in Simon’s Town – a picturesque community with a strong Naval history, was officially opened by the State President of South Africa on 9 September 2003. The facility houses state-of-the-art bridge, engine room, refrigeration, electronic navigation and communications simulators.
SAMTRA provides educational programs and simulation skills enhancement training courses in navigation and ship handling, refrigeration engineering, marine engineering, as well as professional maritime short courses for all disciplines. In addition to the education and training offered, the company provides training management services for cadet and rating training programs.
Over the years SAMTRA has evolved into an innovative maritime education & training solutions provider and plays a meaningful role in the local maritime industry through its contribution to skills development, job creation and participation on professional bodies, advisory committees and industry work groups.
Seatrain manages, on behalf of the client, specific training of officers and ratings from the initial planning programme through to the culmination of successfully trained and certificated personnel. The personal needs of the students are monitored closely at all times.
PYT – Professional Yachtmaster Training
PYT is a world-class maritime academy for both professional and leisure seafarers in the yachting industry. PYT offers courses approved by South African Sailing, South African Maritime Safety Authority, International Yacht Training Worldwide and the MCA.
SAIMI – South African International Maritime Institute
SAIMI has been appointed as the implementing agency for skills development and capacity building by the Department of Higher Education and Training, with the responsibility of supporting, coordinating, facilitating and implementing the multi stakeholder initiatives in the maritime industry.
Aida Cruise Lines
AIDA Cruises is one of the fastest growing and most successful tourism businesses in Germany, also part of the Italian Company Costa Crociere Group.
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