Notice to Seafarers

Delays in Issuing of Certificates for Seafarers

Pretoria: 15 June 2018

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) would like to inform all seafarers and stakeholders that we are currently experiencing challenges with the issuing of Certificates for all Seafarers. This is affecting the turnaround time for seafarers to receive their certificates timeously.

 There’s a contingency plan in place for seafarers who need to join their ships before our systems are  up and running again. We are confident we will resolve the issues before 30 June 2018 and commence issuing the certificates immediately. We will post further notices when all systems are up and running again.

 Sincerer apology to all those seafarers, employers, agents, etc. who are affected by this.

 Issued by: The Deputy Chief Operations Officer

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

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