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Quality Relationships Require Effort
Quality Relationships require effort Operating in the maritime community will require one at some point to engage with the Naval authorities. SMD like many maritime organisations has benefited from a long list of employees who were formally Navy sailors, trained by...
SMD Durban – Bouncing back in the face of adversity
Paul Donders defines resilience as the competence, capacity and energy to deal in a meaningful and constructive way with: stress, disappointments, crises, criticism, changes, fear. Building trust does not stop when adversity strikes, we keep building!
Former South African president Mr Nelson Mandela once said in November 2003 “Our children are our future and one of the basic responsibilities is to care for them in the best and most compassionate manner possible.” This statement aligns perfectly with the goals of...
Successful Release Operation for Rescued Elephant Seal
Splash! Then one last look back from the big black eyes of the brave young seal before he dived beneath the swell to begin his long swim back home, from the southern coast of Africa, to the sub-Antarctic islands, some 1000 nautical miles away. His human friends on the...
Why are commercial shipping companies deploying AIS SARTs to their Fleets in 2020?
Everyone who has some Safety-at-Sea experience knows that in a marine rescue situation, time in the water is a key factor in crew survival, so in many cases, a successful rescue operation is determined by timely and accurate location information. The existing Radar...
Service is the foundation of all successful Organisations
“Service is the foundation of all successful organisations”, Denis Peacockce It’s a week before lockdown and a client needs an urgent service in Angola. Upon investigation, it becomes evident that with the current pandemic, it will be virtually impossible to send...
Future proof your Fleet Safety
Have you planned for the updated SOLAS EPIRB regulations that will have a direct impact on your fleet in 2022?