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Africa's first sea cadet training vessel docks in London

20 December 2012 Last updated at 22:05 GMT

A ship full of cadets from South Africa is currently docked in London. Africa's first intercontinental training vessel set off from Cape Town in November, and the 61 sea cadets will eventually go on to Antarctica.

With 250,000 jobs that need filling in the South African maritime industry, this trip could prove the opportunity of a lifetime for the cadets on board.

Portia Meer, one of the cadets, showed the BBC's Focus on Africa around the ship.