COVID 19 – Impact on Seatrain – Updates

17 April 2020


We are hoping to reopen our offices in Simon’s Town on Monday, 4 May 2020.   The reopening is, however, subject to Government decisions regarding the national lockdown (which was implemented to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and is due to finish at the end of April 2020).

Until such time as further clarity is available from Government on the lifting of the lockdown, our staff will continue to work from home.

We remain operational and ready to serve you, so please do stay in contact!

All queries regarding our courses must please be emailed to us on (and not via Facebook Messenger).

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Stay healthy – and see you soon!

The Seatrain Team

20 March 2020


Dear Clients, Students and Friends of Seatrain,

South Africa and Seatrain, like the rest of the world, will not be unaffected by the COVID-19 disruption.

The South African Government and SAMSA have put measures in place to curb the spread of the Coronavirus – see SAMSA Marine Notices 13, 14 & 15 of 2020 – and all Maritime Training Centres have shut down operations until after the Easter Holidays.

At this stage, indications are that most training centres plan to resume operations as from 15 April. Nobody knows exactly what will happen over the coming months, so it is possible that operation may only resume in May, or possibly even later.

We apologise to our clients and students for any inconvenience caused but the matter is completely out of our control.

A few of our programmes will continue to be offered via distance-learning, but only where it is practical to do so and where the necessary regulatory approval has been obtained.

We must all do whatever we can to remain calm and prevent the spread of the virus.

We urge you to follow the prescribed practices of social distancing, isolation, personal hygiene and travel restrictions.

The Seatrain team will be working remotely and will be available on email and cell-phones, as required.

We are hopeful that the situation will stabilise in due course, and that our industry will return to normality once again.

Please know that we greatly value our partnerships and look forward to dealing with you once again in the near future.

Stay well and remember to keep a safe distance.

The Seatrain Team
Emergencies: +27 63 577 1971
20 March 2020

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