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Maintenance Deck Cadet

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
January 09, 2020

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Motivation and Career Interests

I consider myself a loyal, hardworking, excellent team player and very punctual. I always strive to give my very best. I grab any opportunity coming my way and would surely be an asset to any employer. I am chosen to study Maritime Studies because I would like to come up with new ideas and change the environment around me and also learn more about the communities, societies and the world we live in.

Tertiary Qualification

Institution: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Course: ND: Maritime Studies (S1 & S2)

Year: 2010 – 2013

Institution: Sail Training International UK

Course: Dutch Tall ships Vessel Tecla

Year: 13-05-2013 to 25-05-2013 (13 days)

Trip: Cape Town to Durban

School Qualification

Institution: LEAP Science and Maths School

Highest Grade Obtained: Grade 12

Year Obtained: 2009

Subjects: Mathematics, Science, English, isiXhosa, Life Orientation, Business Studies and Computer Application Technology

Positions of Responsibility: Participated in the Mathematics Olympiad in 2007, 2008 and 2009 (UCT)

Student Representative Council

AIDS Awareness Campaigns

A member of the LEAP Gumboot Dance Team

LEAP School Choir Member

Work Experience

Position: Social Development Assistant Teacher

Company: LEAP Science and Maths school

Duration: 12-Feb-2012 to 30-Nov-2013

Role Responsibilities: Planning Visits, Dates for next visits, printing, Seculation of documentation, Telephone calls follow ups, Involvement in junior council and partner schools activities and Check in.

Position: Trainee Skipper

Company: OMS (Offshore Maritime Services)

Duration: 1 December 2013 – 15 February 2015

Role Responsibility: Supply stores to oil tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels 9-12 miles away from the green point light, keep watch, chip, paint and deck hand work.

On the two 47 gross tonnage boats the “Supplier” and “Offshore Launch”. Assist the Unicorn bunker barge vessel

“Unical Southern Valour” based in Cape Town harbour.

Work Experience

Position: Cadet Intern

Company: SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority)

Duration: 27 January 2014 – 27 July 2014

Role Responsibility: Go out with surveyor for boat inspection around the Cape Town region. Assist with office work, filing, issue certificates, seamen book, answer calls and follow ups.

Position: Deck Cadet

Company: Greenpeace vessel (“Rainbow Warrior 3”)

Duration: 16 February 2015 (Cape Town to Australia via Port Elizabeth and Durban) until 18 June 2015 disembark at New Caledonia after doing humanitarian work in Vanuatu.

Role Responsibility: Vessel maintenance, watch keeping duties and clean environment campaigns. Worked with World Health Organisation and United Nations in Vanuatu to assist the Island after it was hit by “Cyclone Pam” in 13 March 2015.

Position: Deck Cadet

Company: Vuka Marine

Duration: 24 September 2015 to 05 August 2016 (Joined in Saldanha Bay)

Responsibilities: Vessel maintenance, watch keeping duties.

Position: Deck Cadet

Compnay: MACS(Maritime Carrier Shipping) Vessel (Black Rhino)

Duration: 01 September 2016 to 01 February 2017 (join in Durban)

Role Responsibility: Vessel maintenance, watch keeping duties

Position: Senior Deck Cadet

Company: Vuka Marine

Duration: 15 October 2017 to 01 January 2018 (join in Saldanha Bay)

Responsibilities: Vessel maintenance, watch keeping duties

Position: Trainee Able Seaman

Company: Vuka Marine

Duration: 01 January 2018 to 30 August 2018 (join in Saldanha Bay)

Responsibilities: Vessel maintenance, watch keeping duties

Position: Able Seaman

Company: Vuka Marine

Duration: 01 January 2019 to 05 July 2019 (join in China)

Responsibilities: Vessel maintenance, watch keeping duties

Additional Information

South Africa Identity Number: 900**********

Gender: Male

Health: Excellent

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Contact: 071*******



Mr John Gilmour Director at LEAP Science and Maths School

Mrs Jennifer Copeland LEAP Science and Maths School Teacher

Tel: (Home) 021-***-****, (Work) 021-***-****


Ms Tuksie Nkwinti Head of LEAP 2 Social Developments / School Teacher

Tel: 082-***-****, (Work) 021-***-****

Mr Azwimmbavhi Mulaudzi Deputy Principal Officer at SAMSA

Tel: 072*******



Mr Godfrey Needham Owner at Offshore Maritime Services (OMS)


Captain Mike Fincken Captain at vessel “Rainbow Warrior”


Pieter Coetzer Training Manager at SAMTRA


Andrew Millard CEO at Vuka Marine


Sobantu Tilayi CEO at SAMSA


Dear Recruiter

Please find enclosed my CV in application for the post advertised of a 3rd officer. I have obtained a certificate of competency level 3 in 05 September 2017 qualified as a deck 3rd officer. All my certificates, courses, medicals, documents, passport e.t.c all valid. I am ready to join any date even today.

The nature of my diploma course Maritime Studies has prepared me for this position. It involved a great deal of independent and team work, requiring initiative, self-motivation and a wide range of skills and an understanding of the shipping industry is essential. I found this subject very stimulating.

I am a fast and accurate learner, with a keen eye for detail and I should be very grateful for the opportunity to progress to the 3rd officer position. I am able to take on the responsibility of this position immediately, and have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that I make a success of it.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours sincerely

Samkelo Ndongeni

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