Category Archives: 2015

Marine Inspirations – All about the October trip!

‘ Marine Inspirations’ voyage of a lifetime boosts young South Africans’ superyacht and maritime career prospects Four young South African sailors from less-advantaged backgrounds arrived in Ibiza Town last Wednesday (7 October) on board the 24-metre classic schooner, Aloha-J of Cariba, after a 70 nautical-mile passage from Palma de Mallorca. The maritime students have been […]

Musa Mbakaza – our fourth Master Mariner!

Less than 10 years after leaving school,  28 year-old Musa Mbakaza has become the Lawhill Maritime Centre’s fourth former student to obtain his internationally-recognised Master’s Certificate of Competency (Unlimited), the qualification which permits him to command a ship of any size. Mbakaza is currently serving as Chief Officer on board Safmarine containerships within the A.P […]

Sailing in Spain

Two young South African maritime students from the Lawhill Maritime Centre have been selected to participate in an international ‘Marine Inspirations’ programme ( taking place in Mallorca, Spain, in June. This is a follow-on initiative from the very successful programme of October last year, when the first two South African students were invited by ‘Marine Inspirations’ to […]

International Honour for Captain Nicholas Sloane

The Lawhill Maritime Centre wishes to congratulate Captain Nicholas (Nick) Sloane on the international recognition he has received for his outstanding achievements associated with the refloating of the cruise ship, Costa Concordia, described as the largest salvage operation ever. The recognitions include: –  The Cavaliere del Lavoro della Repubblica Italiana, an Italian order of knighthood. –  The Deutscher Meerespreis […]

Tale of Two Ships Brunch – 18 April 2015

The ‘Tale of Two Ships’ / ‘Meet the Students’ brunch – an initiative of the General Botha Old Boys’ Association Bursary Fund – was held at the Lawhill Maritime Centre on Saturday, 18 April 2015. The event was attended by, amongst others, members of the shipping and maritime community, General Botha Old Boys Association, media […]