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 training in South Africa.
The recent retirement of Seatrain Consulting’s owner, Captain Simon Pearson – who managed the trainees of companies involved in the oil & gas sector for the past 16 years – has afforded SAMTRA the opportunity to acquire a 100% shareholding in the company.
SAMTRA’s CEO Andy MacLennan assumes responsibility as Seatrain’s CEO with Training & Development Manager Pieter Coetzer assuming responsibility for its operational management.
Captain Pearson has been appointed to the Seatrain Board to maintain the institutional knowledge and to ensure that the standards set under his ownership are continued into the future.
Seatrain’s staff recently relocated to SAMTRA’s premises to enable effective management oversight and to exploit possible economies of scale.
This development is an extension of one of SAMTRA’s core competencies as Administrators and Managers of Cadet & Rating Training, which it has provided to companies in Southern and West Africa for more than 13 years. SAMTRA is therefore confident that client expectations will continue to be met.