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SOMMSA Constitution 2012

Master mariners

Postal Address: P.O.Box 373, Paarden Eiland 7420, Cape Town

Creed of the Society:
The Creed is read out at the beginning of all Society meetings with all present upstanding:

    We undertake to foster a spirit of fellowship, helpfulness and unity among Master Mariners. To protect and promote the interests of mariners in the Republic of South Africa and to, at all times, uphold the brotherhood of the sea.

The Vision of the Society is:

    to be the authoritative voice of South Africa’s marine professionals.

The Mission of the Society is:

  • to promote and protect the professional interests of South African Shipmasters, Deck Officers and certificated personnel ashore employed in related marine professions,

  • to monitor and support maritime education and training,

  • to ensure the South African Government, its associated agencies and the maritime industry generally benefit from the collective expertise of the Society’s membership.

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Updated 15:30 1st June 2016 NEW

Situations Vacant
Chief Executive Officer: SAMTRA

June 2016
Richards Bay Branch meeting 254 Minutes NEW
May 2016
Cape Town Branch meeting Agenda and Minutes
Marine Notice No 24 of 2016
Replaces Notice No. 23

Marine Notice No 23 of 2016
Applications for new Certificates
(Manila Compliant Certificates).

Marine Notice No 20 of 2016
Assessment of applications for
Certificates of Competency,
Proficiency or Qualifications

April 2016
Marine Notice No 16 0f 2016
Application for New Certificates
(Manila Compliant)

February 2016
From the Bridge February 2016
The Journal of the Company of Master Mariners of Canada

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