Our Durban Maritime Training Centre
Sea Safety Training Centre (SSTC) Durban was established during 2015 offering a wide range of STCW approved ancillary courses as requested by our clients.
Maritime Training in Durban (Satellite)
Upon requests from SAMSA and the maritime industry, SSTG’s product and service offering now includes Durban, however we will take enquiries and meet industry needs as required and therefore operate only a satellite centre on a needs basis. Please direct all enquiries for training to the St Helena Bay office firstname.lastname@example.org and Requests for Quotation or Tenders to be directed to email@example.com
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The idea of Durban as a port dates back to 1824 when the first European settlers made a landing with the intention of setting up a trading post. The Bay of Natal (Durban Bay) was one of the few natural harbours available along the east coast of Southern Africa between Algoa Bay and Delagoa Bay (now Maputo Bay).
Vasco da Gama is said to have sighted the Bay on Christmas Day, 1497, when he hove to off the Bluff with his three small ships San Gabriel, San Raphael and Berrio, before naming the land Natal as a mark of respect for the Nativity. (Source: http://ports.co.za/durban-harbour.php)