Seatrain Consulting was established in 1999 by Captain Simon Pearson, a Master Mariner and highly respected specialist in the maritime education and training field since 1978.

Since then, Seatrain has used its base in Cape Town, South Africa to assist companies in the West African oil and gas sector with seafarer training management and administration.

Why South Africa?

South Africa is regarded by many as a high quality, cost effective alternative to sending trainees to Europe or to the Far East.

SAMTRA, the South African Maritime Training Authority, acquired Seatrain in 2016 after years of cooperation between the two organisations.

Captain Pearson continues to be closely affiliated to Seatrain.

Click here for more information on Seatrain’s training model and for accreditation information


Did you know?  Seatrain was the official sponsor of the Student Programme at the 2019 Africa Oil Week.

Click on the link below to read more about our support for the event, and do visit our Facebook page for photos!


We were proud to have Maritime Africa Review magazine feature Captain Pearson in its February 2018 edition.

A copy of the article appears below – click on the images to enlarge!

or download the full edition of the magazine on the link below!

Maritime Africa Review Magazine, February 2018