Vaughan Pillay – Lawhill’s second Master Mariner

Vaughan Pillay became Lawhill’s second master mariner when he gained his Master’s Certificate of Competency (5000 tons) in 2014. He was one of nine Lawhill students who went to Antarctica in SA Agulhas in his matric year (2003) and obviously thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

After completing his S1 and S2 courses at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, he went to sea with Tanker Pacific, got his Second Mate’s Certificate, and after more seatime, he achieved his Mate’s ticket, and thereafter, spent time ashore in ships’ agency work, before returning to sea and getting his Masters’ Certificate. He is currently serving as Mate with Swires Shipping, Singapore.