The Propeller Club of South Africa Launched

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By MarEx 2016-05-13 19:49:44

The newly-established Propeller Club of South Africa is now seeking members.

The Club has been established with the support of global maritime security consultants Marine Risk Management, founded in 1986 by Captain John Dalby following a seafaring career spanning over 20 years. Marine Risk Management has been proudly serving the international maritime community for over 30 years and is committed to encouraging South Africa’s thriving maritime sector to help the government fulfil its ambition of becoming one of the world’s top 10 maritime nations.

Club President, Nicky Reynecke, also announced the launch – in co-operation with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) – of an “Adopt-a-Ship” program aimed at giving our youngsters a true flavor of the sea. “MRM has kindly donated an 11-metre Westerly Conway ketch to the program and we are also honored to welcome SAMSA’s Specialist Project Manager, Ms Jessica Davids, who has graciously agreed to sit on our Executive Committee.”

“Members will be exposed to unparalleled networking and business and employment opportunities as well as enjoying great social events,” said Reynecke. There is also a newly-established Linked In group – Propeller Club South Africa.

Membership is open to individuals, including students and seniors, but in addition the club will be offering corporate membership and sponsorship opportunities to key maritime businesses and organizations in the region. Corporate membership and sponsorship will provide an unrivalled means for corporate to transmit their message across in a highly cost-effective way, enhancing a company’s profile and position in our country’s maritime world, said Reynecke.

The newly formed Propeller Club of South Africa is in the process of establishing a South Africa branch of the International Propeller Club of the United States of America. The Propeller Club is a global business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce and global trade. For example, the past four IMO secretary generals have all been members as have many members of the world’s leading maritime companies. The Club opened its first branch in New York in 1927, and now there are more than 80 branches in leading maritime centers around the world.

The Club is already receiving significant interest and membership applications from a wide range of companies and individuals. “The level of response, interest and involvement is extremely encouraging,” says Reynecke. “We are heartened by the interest displayed by WISTA in Africa (www.wista.net) and are working closely with them to re-establish WISTA as a vibrant, fresh member of the South African maritime community.”

Members joining before 30 June 30, 2016, will be given the opportunity of becoming founding members and will benefit from a preferential annual membership subscription.

For membership details, calendar of planned networking events and forthcoming social evenings and lunches, contact propellerclubza@gmail.com

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