About SSTG – Sea Safety Training Group (Pty) Ltd
Maritime Safety Training
Sea Safety Training Group (Pty) Ltd. is committed to preserve life by focusing on excellent maritime safety training. No student will be left behind, and we will not be satisfied with sub-standard achievements. To this end, we will promote safety at sea through quality maritime safety training, efficient safety systems, general task guidance, and the supply of necessary safety equipment. With this mindset, we address maritime safety training with a passion to make a difference in the lives of our local maritime community, and that of our international clientele as we expand globally. We believe that maritime training should be as realistic as possible, and we do so by recreating real-world circumstances in a safe and professionally supervised environment.
A Word from Our CEO
We are never too old to learn, even from a young age. It is a proven fact that if you are interested in your profession or subject matter, your inquisitive mind will keep on challenging, second guessing and seeking answers and solutions to what you find interesting. At SSTG we are committed to taking both the young and the old and starting that small fire of “I want to know”. Using our knowledgeable facilitators, state of the art equipment and technologies, we are passionate about creating those opportunities for you. We strive to create a safe environment for all to study, an environment where we guide you through your learning process which includes practical and workplace experience. SSTG offers a host of SAMSA and STCW approved courses including all the necessary support services such as travel, accommodation and document applications to ensure that you can focus on and enjoy your studies. Nothing comes without taking that first step and starting somewhere. Together we break down those barriers that once kept all of us from achieving success.
Leon Mouton – TRU4 CEO
Leon Mouton is the initiator and driver behind SSTG (a ‘product of Tru4′) and was a Master working actively in the Fishing Industry for over 20 years. Starting as a deck hand, he worked his way up to Captain with great success, operating in South Africa, Namibia and Iceland. He has undertaken every possible sea going qualification available in South Africa from Fishing Qualifications to Master Coastal and Master Unlimited Theory. Apart from all the required ancillary safety courses, he completed his Diploma in Maritime studies cum laude in 2009.
His innovative ideas and adaptability to changing circumstances have proven to be beneficial for the company over the past five (5) years. His management, guidance and a clear vision of where the opportunities lie in the industry has often been a contributing factor to SSTG’s success. His commitment to the success of this company and of the learners is evident in his attention to detail and constant drive to do better and to grow, which is in line with the company vision.
Wesley Bresendale – DUE4 Branch Manager
Wesley is an experienced deck officer and completed his Diploma in Maritime studies and achieved his Deck Officer Unlimited qualification. He has sailed on various vessels with Maersk Line and Safmarine. As the branch manager for DUE 4 his responsibilities include:
- Accreditation maintenance and renewals
- Maritime eLearning Course Design & Development.
- Learner Management System (LMS) administration.
- Building Scorm Packages for Moodle LMS.
- Adjusting training methods to latest Maritime trends.
- SMS Audits (Coasting Vessels, Fishing Vessels, Pax Vessels).
- SMS Design and Implementation with associated Training.
- Research to align skilled seafarers within adjacent industries.
- Building Transferable skills matrices of skilled Mariners.
- Managing client queries and customised training packages.
Pieter Grove – Branch Manager SSTG
Pieter spent thirteen years in service to the South African Navy as a Combat Officer where he qualified as Bridge Watchkeeping Officer with an Ocean Navigation certificate and Command endorsement. During his time in the Navy, he also qualified as Principle Warfare Office (PWO) and General Operations Officer. His appointments included Navigation Officer, PWO onboard SAN Frigate and Command of Inshore Patrol Vessel as well as Training Officer at the SA Naval College. After resigning his commission, he worked as an Offshore Security Operations Manager for an International Oil and Gas exploration company for four years before starting with SSTG where he facilitates all levels of Maritime training and education.
Pieter’s qualifications include a National Diploma: Maritime Studies (S1- S4); BPhil Hons Degree: Maritime Studies; Transport Economics and Maritime Shipping and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Devon Wild – SSTG St. Helena Bay Site Manager
Devon Wild joined SSTG with his experience in the Fire Department where he supervised over fire and medical emergencies. His Intermediate Life Saving qualification ensured that he has a great deal of knowledge when starting up the Fire and Medical qualifications at SSTG.
Devon has been a successfully accredited SAMSA facilitator, assessor and moderator for a host of courses at SSTG. His role continues as the Site manager in St Helena Bay branch where he manages and mentor staff. He is actively involved with the facilitation and assessment of all the STCW Safety courses and the online course offerings.
He holds an active Intermediate Lifesaving paramedic licence with the HPCSA and participates in building on his volunteer hospital hours yearly to keep current.
Leighsel Coetzee – SSTG Port Elizabeth Site Manager
Leighsel’s journey in the maritime industry started from the young age when she joined the Sea Cadets and started studying Maritime Studies at Simons Town School. Her cadet training was onboard Safmarine container vessels, where she then successfully obtained her Class 3 Deck Officer COC and gained more experience sailing on the passenger ferries at Robben Island.
No longer at sea, she has found her passion within the Training aspect of the Maritime Industry. As Site Manager of the Port Elizabeth Centre, Leighsel continues to enjoy facilitating and being part of the learning opportunities being made available for the upcoming generation as well as existing seafarers.
Fishing Industry Safety Systems
Training alone is not always enough to keep ‘us’ safe and as such, the Sea Safety Training Group has developed a unique Safety Management Systems (SMS) specifically for the fishing industry and for procedures on-board fishing vessels. Leon Mouton (our Group CEO), as a ‘Master’ in the Fishing Industry and with years of experience, developed this SMS specifically to aid fishermen and to safeguard their lives and fishing vessels.
Leon understands fishermen, their lives, their difficulties and their constraints, but during the course of his training he has also come to understand the importance of maritime safety and this drove his passion to help others to be safe at sea.
Consultancy & Maritime Services
Our Maritime Services are carefully thought through and structured not only to provide maritime training, but to provide the support systems necessary to help our clients keep up with changing legislation. Other than our General Maritime Consultancy Service we also offer a host of other specialised services (eg. Fire Watch, Safety Watch, Vessel Risk Audits and more). Let us lead the way, empowering your vessels with competent crews and a superb supporting safety system to ensure that your assets are protected and that you keep landing you catch safely.