According to Ports and Ships website, the South African Deputy Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga and South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) CEO, Commander Tsietsi Mokhele, hosted yesterday, 3 December 2012, an event on board the cadet training ship SA Agulhas, moored on the River Thames and docked beside HMS Belfast.
Guests included international shipping companies and various maritime stakeholders from the UK and Europe.
The event was held to profile SAMSA's training and development globally, and to alert the international companies to the availability of expertly trained African cadets. It is hoped that the shipping lines will assist SAMSA in providing opportunities for further training and experience of marine cadets. Representatives from various shipping lines were able to meet the 62 cadets on board, an engagement SAMSA had arranged to enable potential employers to meet with the cadets, Ports and Ships website reports.
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