Thami and Archie departed from Palma Airport at 07:05 – which meant leaving the ‘Aloha-J of Cariba’ at 05:15…! Once again flying through Barcelona and Istanbul to Johannesburg – and then onward to Port Elizabeth and Welkom for the school holidays at their respective homes.

It was the end of a very successful and informative visit that has enhanced Thami’s and Archie’s outlook upon the maritime world, and was an experience which they will certainly never forget. Not only that, this initiative, and other ‘Marine Inspirations’ initiatives, have inspired many other people in our maritime industry to offer help and education-opportunity so that more students can benefit in a similar way in the future.

A lot of credit must go both to these two very impressive young men, as well as the staff at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simonstown, South Africa, that mentors and guides them.

Our special thanks goes out to all of our supporters for helping to make this initiative possible; but in particular a huge thanks to Rob and Jenny at ‘Astilleros de Mallorca Shipyard’, Teekay Tanker Group and the TK Foundation, who provided Archie’s airfare, and to Mr Gerhard Andlinger, the owner of yacht “P2”, Captain Jonathan Kline, and all of the “P2″ crew.” (DIARY ENDS)

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