About Us


Andre Fouche

Marsec Training Specialists is owned by Andre Fouche. Andre has more than 23 years sea experience (6 years experience as a Combat Officer in the South African Navy). On completion of his tenure in the Navy at the rank of Lieutenant, he joined the Merchant navy where he qualified as Master Mariner. He sailed as Master on Cargo, Patrol and Offshore vessels for a number of years before entering the Oil and Gas industry, where he worked as a Rig move Master and Offshore Specialist. Andre is a qualified Ship Security Officer with extensive experience in the Maritime security and Anti Piracy Operations.

Gordon Bennett

Gordon has more than 30 years experience in the maritime security field (military and private). He is also a qualified Ship Security Officer, Company Security Officer, Port Facility Security Officer.

Lynne Rorich

All admin and finances are being conducted by Ms Lynne Rorich. She has extensive knowledge in maritime training. She formally worked at Northlink College as well as STC-SA.

Field Experts and Specialists

We surround ourselves with various experts and specialists in the Maritime Security and Anti Piracy field to ensure that we can offer you the best up to date training and information.


What do you get for your money?

  • 5 Star Lecturing
  • Manuals and stationary
  • Pizza for lunch
  • Coffee and tea on tap
  • Unbeatable course fees


Security courses currently consist of Ship Security Officer (SSO), Designated Security Duties (DSD) and Competence in Security Awareness (CSA).

The STCW Basic course is available at STC-SA in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town. All the courses are SAMSA accredited.

All scheduled courses will run, even if there is only one person on course. We believe that every client is important and will not cancell a course due to numbers.

The SSO course is available in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. All three venues are SAMSA accredited. We are currently working on more locations in South Africa.

All courses are designed in conjunction with the STCW and ISPS Codes. Courses are accredited by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). Accreditation certificate  can be viewed under Documents.

We are currently developing the CSO and PFSO courses. Watch the site for progress.


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