What we do


Training and developing people can be a lengthy, and often expensive exercise, unless you partner with people who know what they’re doing.

At Seatrain we work closely with our parent company (SAMTRA) to design and implement effective, affordable training programmes or courses.  Our association with SAMTRA and other accredited training providers gives Seatrain access to a wide variety of educational and training options, including STCW training programmes.

We also offer a wide range of services for those wishing to invest in a sustainable supply of skilled seafarers to sail and manage operations on board, as well as manage assets.

Compelling reasons for choosing South Africa as your training destination include:

  • Low Cost – South African Rand vs USD; discounts for large groups
  • High Quality – STCW and OPITO approved training.  (SA is an IMO Whitelist country)
  • Proximity:  SA’s close proximity to SADEC countries (VISA-free for certain countries)
  • Convenience:  Seatrain offers and all-in, one-stop shop training service and manages the training process from end-to-end
  • Culture:  English language and Africa-centric