The Cape Town chapter faced 2020, and the new decade, with a renewed enthusiasm that it hasn’t seen in a number of years. With the help of Daniel Ngubane (FICS) of DNOffshore, and Marcelle Bauermeister of Novamarine (SGM), we were able to have a successful Open Day.
Hesper Engineering and Novamarine (both part of SGM) sponsored our event, hosting us at their offices. Not only did they provide us with delicious snacks, but they also treated all who attended with a tour of their premises. Novamarine took us through all their divisions, which included their warehousing, chandling, fire safety and the survival departments. Hesper Engineering gave us a tour of their world class ship repair and innovations departments.
All in all, the event was enjoyed by everyone, and most importantly, we received interest from almost all who attended about signing up and starting on the road to becoming ICS Members.
If you’re ever in Cape Town and would like to know what we’re up to, please feel free to give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to meet up with you and help in any way we can.
Theo Scholiadis (FICS)
bluVerve Maritime Software
ICS Cape Town Chapter Head