Marine Risk Management is proud to support the launch of The Propeller Club of South Africa
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.
Furthering the tradition of serving this vital global community by supporting the establishment of The Propeller Club of South Africa, demonstrates MRM’s commitment towards enhancing and encouraging those in the South African maritime sector to continue striving to help the Government of South Africa fulfil it’s ambition of becoming one of the world’s top 10 maritime nations.
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 and, as a part of South Africa’s thriving maritime business community, it is hoped to attract a large swathe of South Africa’s maritime business community – individuals, corporate businesses and organisations, government maritime agencies and maritime NGOs amongst many others.
Club President, Nicky Reynecke, also announced the launch – in co-operation with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) – of an “Adopt-a-Ship” programme aimed at giving our youngsters a true flavour of the sea. “MRM has kindly donated an 11-metre Westerly Conway ketch to the programme”, added Nicky, “and we are also honoured to welcome SAMSA’s Specialist Project Manager, Ms Jessica Davids, who has graciously agreed to sit on our Executive Committee.”
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, and so too are members of the world’s leading maritime companies. It opened its first branch in New York in 1927 and now there are more than 80 branches in leading maritime centres around the world. The aim of the Propeller Club here in South Africa is to serve maritime-related businesses operating across our country, including the major ports of Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth (in alphabetical order!) to begin with.
The Club’s President, Nicky Reynecke, said “Members will be exposed to unparalleled networking and business & employment opportunities as well as enjoying great social events!”
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 organisations 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.
According to Nicky, typical members come from such sectors as Shipowners, Lawyers, Insurers, Surveyors, Agents, Chandlers, Maritime Security, Marine Travel, Maritime Recruitment – the list goes on. She goes on to say “The Club is already receiving significant interest and Membership applications from all such companies and individuals. The level of response, interest and involvement is extremely encouraging.”
For Membership details, calendar of planned networking events and forthcoming social evenings and lunches, Nicky can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Those Members joining before 30 June 2016 will be given the opportunity of becoming Founder Members and benefit from a preferential annual membership subscription. The Propeller Club of South Africa looks forward to welcoming new members aboard, and to participation in our social and networking events and functions.