Seafarer Recruitment

MLC 2006 Accreditation


Maritime Training

In full compliance to STCW,
including Manila Amendments


Career Guidance

Mindmill Assessments and
Maritime Career Awareness


Gap Analysis

Risk Assessment and
Quality Systems Implementation

Maritime Training and Crew Manning Agent

Maritime Training Enterprise (Pty) Ltd is a full-service Crew Manning and Maritime Training provider.
Together with our partners, we provide services to ensure placement and training of professional seafarers…

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

MikeTangoEcho (MTE) or Maritime Training Enterprise (Pty) Ltd.

What others are saying…


  • a tiller or wheel controlling the rudder of a ship for steering
  • position of the helm with respect to the amidships position
  • a position of control


  • steer (a boat or ship)

MTE strives to be the Industry Leader when it comes to Maritime Training Solutions and Crew Manning Services, guiding the way to a sustainable future


  • a heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom, typically having a metal shank with a pair of curved, barbed flukes at one end
  • a person or thing which provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation.


  • moor (a ship) to the sea bottom with an anchor.
  • present and coordinate (a television or radio programme)

MTE relies on its quality management expertise as anchor to offering Continuous Professional Development opportunities and on-going Client Satisfaction

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Southern Cross aka Crux

Of all the Constellations, the Southern Cross is the smallest in area, it is however one of the most significant! It indicates the estimated position of the South Celestial Pole, the longitudinal bar of the ‘Crux’ points almost exactly towards the South Pole of the sky – used by many seafarer’s to navigate their way.

MTE aims to be an equally significant role player in the Maritime industry of the broader Southern Hemisphere, despite our humble beginning!

Providing all the pieces of the puzzle for long-term Crew Placement

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We offer a turnkey solution to our clients, providing tailor-made service packages to suit your requirements.

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Ensuring client satisfaction through cost-effective, goal-orientated and efficient service delivery

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Offering our broad range of services to both local and international clients

The Founder of MTE

A ‘go-getter’ and always up for any challenge!

Training and upliftment has always been an integral driving force steering MTE’s Founder, Miss Yvette de Klerk, to reaching not only her own personal life goals, but helping others reach theirs – evidence thereof date back from her pre-maritime career where she helped her clients reach their health, fitness and nutrition goals!  Yvette also enjoyed lecturing Sport Psychology part time, and presenting health and wellness seminars.

After obtaining her Fixed-Wing Private Pilot’s Licence during 2007, the natural progression for her at the time, was to move on from Aviation, to that of Maritime…

Having commenced her maritime studies at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, she ended up obtaining her National Diploma: Maritime Studies from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Granger Bay. Yvette soon after navigated her way back to Training…

Eager to continuously grow and develop her skills, Yvette fulfilled various roles along the way in her career ashore, both in Cape Town and Singapore – Training Manager, General Manager, Crewing Manager (RKO Singapore), Training & Marketing Manager (MCS Africa Division) and Operations and Marketing Manager. (MCS/MBC Group).

Yvette is currently the National Cadet Programme Manager

“Yvette is a member of the NI (AMNI), Propeller Club of SA, and the Operation Phakisa Marine Transport Skills Working Group, coordinated by SAIMI.”
As Honorary Member of the General Botha Old Boys Association, Yvette voluntarily lends her support to the GBOBA Bursary Fund, and is the Secretary for the Tertiary Sub-Committee.

MTE Founder Yvette de Klerk is a member of The Nautical Institute Southern Africa Branch
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