List of maritime schools in South Africa
SA Maritime School and Transport College
South African Maritime Training Academy (SAMTRA)
Transnet Maritime School of Excellence
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A maritime academy is a technical school, focused on teaching practical skills which can be put to use on the ocean or in industries related to the ocean. In addition to training sailors, it also offers classes in maritime law, international business, engineering, technology, and many other fields directly related to careers on the high seas. Graduates of such an academy are prepared for careers in shipping, the merchant marine, or another maritime industry of choice.
People have taken advantage of the training offered at maritime academies for hundreds of years. Early ones offered training in seamanship including navigation, officer’s training, handling of ships, and how to conduct yourself while on board a vessel. As international business has expanded, training has expanded with it, and students at a maritime academy today choose an area of focus just like they would at a general education college. Programs range in length from summer short courses for high school students to full length four year training programs culminating in advanced degrees.