Seatrain is a South African-based maritime training and education provider and the training partner of choice for several large oil and gas companies looking for a cost-effective, accredited, Africa-based maritime training provider.

Based in Simon’s Town, Cape Town and established in 1999, our main focus is on supporting the development of a sustainable, African skills pipeline by offering a wide range of services, including specialist and short courses as well as STCW training programmes and consultancy services.

All mandatory training and education offered by Seatrain is fully accredited by SAMSA, the South African Maritime Safety Authority, and therefore fully compliant with STCW 2010 (Manila amended) requirements.

We also offer access to courses presented by Seatrain’s parent company, SAMTRA.  

NEW:   Click on the link to read all about the new and accredited Deck Officer/Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch programme available from SAMTRA as of 2023.   Full details about the course - including costs and registration dates - are provided in the link.   We encourage all SEATRAIN clients to consider this course as part of their training, Local Content and Skills Development plans.

Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (Deck Officer)


Download and print our latest company brochure.  Click on the links below for both the English and Portuguese versions.

Seatrain brochure Dec21 Eng

Seatrain brochure Dec21 Port


Read more  about the exciting events involving Seatrain's Grade 11 Bursary student, Zola Sampson, the 2021 Africa Oil Week (AOW) Student Ambassador.   In 2019 Seatrain was the official sponsor of the AOW Student Programme, an event which aimed to introduce the next generation in oil and gas to the sector, and which links industry leaders with future human resource talent.  Click here to read more about it!

In recognition of the important contribution made by seafarers, Seatrain was proud to be an official supporter of the Sailors' Society's 2021 Wellness@Sea Programme - click here for more details on this worthwhile initiative! 


Click here to find out who we are, here for more on what we do, here for links to useful documents and here for more on how we do things, the Seatrain way!



Low cost:  Rand-based location and discounts for large groups

High Quality:  STCW and OPITO approved training

Proximity:  Close proximity to SADC Countries (VISA Free for certain countries)

Convenience: We offer an all-in, one-stop-shop training service and manage the training process from end-to-end

Culture: English language and Africa-centric


For more information follow us on Facebook and Twitter on @SeatrainSA or email admin@seatrain.co.za

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Oil and Gas Courses

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Click here for an overview of all courses

Courses & Services

Seatrain’s association with the South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA) and other accredited training providers gives us access to a wide variety of training programmes and courses.

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Important documents and links

Use this quick, convenient link to access useful training documents, forms and other useful information.

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Need to know

We provide an end-to-end training service. Here's what we think you need to know about us.

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Interested in more information?

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about Seatrain, our services, training programmes and courses. We look forward to doing business with you.