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Safety & Survival Training

Situated in Durban on the east coast of South Africa, the Grindrod Shipping Training Academy is a registered establishment that conducts safety, security and specialised mandatory courses required by the marine and allied industries. The Academy holds South African Marine Safety Authority (SAMSA) accreditation, in line with the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), and OPITO approval for Offshore Basic Emergency Response Training.   Since 1975 the Academy has trained both seafarers and personnel for the onshore and offshore based sectors of trade. 

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Our courses are structured to give our delegates both theory and maximum practical training. The courses are delivered by subject matter experts and are conducted in modern facilities with exposure to equipment currently in use by industry.


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