Assistant Duty Controller (x2) South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Vacancy – Cape Town

Job Title: Assistant Duty Controller     Vacancies Available: 2

Function: Assist the SAR Duty Controller with all routine functions as well as during SAR operations

Centre: Seawatch and Response, Cape Town

Employer: South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA)

Job Reference No: N/A

Minimum Educational Requirements:

·         Grade 12 with Mathematics

·         Masters Certificate of Competency (Coastal)

·         National Diploma in Maritime Studies or relevant qualification will be an added advantage.


·         Assist to obtain information on the emergency.

·         Assist to ascertain the type of emergency equipment carried by the missing or distressed craft.

·         Assist in gathering information on prevailing environmental conditions.

·         Assist to obtain movements and location of vessels.

·         Assist to plot the area to be sketched.

·         Assist in developing the sketch action plan.

·         Assist in the dispatch of SAR facilities.

·         Assist in arranging briefing and debriefing of SAR personnel.

·         Collecting all reports from any source that could modify the search action plan.

·         Assist in arranging for refueling and make arrangements for the accommodation of SAR personnel.

·         Assist in arranging for delivery of supplies to sustain survivors.

·         Assist to maintain in chronological order, an accurate and up-to-date record with a plot, where necessary of all proceedings.

·         Assist in releasing SAR facilities when assistance is no longer required.

·         Assist in preparing a final report on the results of the operation.

·         Assist in monitoring operational communications and distress, urgency and safety communications.

·         Collect information on search and rescue units to ensure they get underway without delay.

·         Collect information on resource readiness standards to minimize resource unavailability.

·         Collect information on geographic sites of SAR facilities.

·         Ensure optional placement for projected distress incidents.

Key Performances:

·         Timeous and appropriate action taken.

·         Accurate transfer of information.

·         Operational readiness.

·         Accuracy of data capturing.

·         Communication.

Annual Salary:  Not stated

Closing Date for Applications:  14 June 2013

How to Apply: Send your CV to:

Doreen Neo Moeng

You should be contacted within one month from the closing date, if not, then consider your application unsuccessful.


1 comment

    • Lundi on April 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I hereby apply for seaferer job.I have a seafare certificate. I passed grade 12 in 1994 and I have doctors certificate+code 10 driver’s license.

    Hoping that my application will receive your best consideration.

    Yours faithfuly
    Cl Mbana

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