The Boaz: 'SST's Plastic Pollution Awareness vessel'

Boaz will sail the coast of Southern Africa and to islands of the West Indian Ocean to promote Mission Blue’s Hope Spots, education on marine debris and ocean research. Want to join the crew for future expeditions? Email us at
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Crew details:
Nico Janse van Rensburg
Age: 22
Qualifications:Yacht Master Coastal and PADI Diving Certificate
Experience: Includes a trip 500 miles off the coast of Cape Town and deliveries between Cape Town and Saldanha.
Fiona Scott-Berning
Age: 24
Qualifications: Day Skippers, Free Diving and Advanced PADI Diving Certificate
Experience:Sailing experience as crew for the Scarlett Sun at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town. When she’s not sailing she works in the Maritime Industry and ventures out hiking.
Andrew van Zyl
Age: 29
Qualifications: Yacht Master Ocean and PADI Instructor Certificate
Experience: Sailing with the 2 Oceans Maritime Academy which included a trip to Rio de Janeiroand around Cape Town.
Simone Fick
Age: 26
Qualifications: Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitor certificate,
Experience: Working on research and volunteer trips. A nature-lover, she has sailed in Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar and Wales.

Did You Know?

“With every breath we take, every drop of water we drink, we’re connected to the ocean. It is our life support system, giving us more than half of the oxygen we breathe, regulating climate, and providing valuable resources.”

- Sylvia Earle (SST Patron)
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