Signing of Code of Conduct and Certificate
Ceremony onboard SAS SARAH BAARTMAN
Article and photos by AB Shanton Claude Prins
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SAS SARAH BAARTMAN was
recently commissioned under the command of Commander
John Annandale Verster on 19 June 2012. The Ships
Company consists of 25 members, of which two are
officers (OC and XO), two warrant officers (1 Coxswain)
five senior rates, and sixteen junior rates.
OC of SAS SARAH BAARTMAN Cdr Vester and FMAA (CWO) I.
Kirchner and BMAA WO Vika
On Friday 6 July 2012 a
certificate ceremony and the signing of the Code of
Conduct was held onboard SAS SARAH BAARTMAN, with the
Fleet Master at arms, CWO I. Kirchner as the guest of
honour, and the Base Master at arms, WO1 L. Vika was
also present at the ceremony.
A scripture reading and
prayer was done by LS N.P. Matsapola who is currently
serving onboard SAS SARAH BAARTMAN.
The Officer Commanding,
Commander John Annandale Verster, handed over the
certificate for Military Artisans, in the mustering
Diesel Fitter, to PO Randall Stemmet.
The Fleet Master at Arms
CWO I. Kirchner handed over the certificates of
appreciation for dedication to duty, pride,
determination and selfless displayed during the
integration process of SAS SARAH BAARTMAN to the
• PO R. Stemmet
• LS S.S. Makhudu
• Sea B.J. Malawana
FMAA (CWO) Kirchner handing over a certificate to PO
The guest of honour, Fleet
Master at arms CWO I. Kirchner addressed the ships
company and said, “I am very proud of the ships company,
and members should ensure that we at all times commit to
the code of conduct.”
After the signing of the
code conduct and the certificate ceremony, refreshments
were served at the SAS SARAH BAARTMAN’s wardroom.