Our new Chairperson, Catherine Moodie, started off in a positive way by inspiring our South African Chapters to hold Open Days as well as the Durban office. We held successful a Open Day on 5th February 2020. Durban Branch held theirs at the Royal Natal Yacht Club. This was attended by potential new students from the industry as well as representatives from the Ethekwini Maritime Cluster and Durban University of Technology. Both represent very useful allies in promoting the ICS and its courses to their members/students. A presentation was given by our Chairperson Catherine Moodie. Vice-Chairman, Durand Naidoo, was unfortunately unable to attend due to prior travel arrangements. Despite a relatively small attendance we were still able to garner a few enrolments from those who attended.
We were also fortunate to have a demonstration by Nova Marine (SGM Technical) of inflation of a life-raft as well as the use of life jackets. This provided much interest with plenty of useful information provided by the Durban representatives of Nova Marine.