SAS Isandlwana on her way home from South America
Dec 7, 2006
The South Africa Navy frigate SAS Isandlwana (F146) has departed from Valparaiso in Chile and is heading home after taking part in a naval expo in the Chilean port.
Earlier the recently commissioned frigate participated in Exercise Atlasur VI with ships and personnel of the Brazilian and Argentine navies.
SAS Isandlwana with a flypast performed by a Shackleton aircraft of the South African Air Force Historic Flight and strike craft in line astern. Click image to enlarge. Picture SAN
Exponaval 2006 at Valparaiso was attended by 28 world navies with ships coming from South Africa, Chile, Mexico, Columbia and Argentina.
Also in attendance was the chief of the South African Navy Vice Admiral Johannes Mudimu and the South African Minister of Defence, Minister Lekota who signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at creating greater maritime trade links between South Africa and Chile.
SAS Isandlwana is expected to return to South Africa on 21 December.
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