The scope of the vessel's training objectives has been expanded, now allowing trainees from other African countries to acquire seatime in a controlled learning environment that is not normally afforded them.
The South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) training manager, Pieter Coetzer, recently visited the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, Ghana, to select ten West African trainees to join the SA Agulhas when the vessel called at Tema, en route to London, says Ports and Ships
It is estimated that only 5 - 10 people out of an entire class are afforded training berths in their region, and are able to obtain their Maritime Certificate of Competency (COC), reports Ports and Ships
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Posted on 19 Nov 2012 12:54