‘Old salts’ lend a helping hand

The volunteers with the course’s instructors and facilitators.

Retired navy officers trained twelve sea-cadet officers who volunteered for a week-long officers’ course at TS Woltemade last week. South African Sea Cadets spokesman Lieutenant Commander Glen von Zeil says the volunteers receive no salaries, and the training ship relies on their passion, commitment and enthusiasm. The course covered the various functions necessary to manage a training ship. Prospective volunteers can contact tswoltemade@gmail.com.