SA Navy leaves East Africa and heads for La Reunion
Oct 20, 2006
The three ship flotilla of South African Navy ships has concluded a successful visit to Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya and sailed this week for La Reunion to take part in joint exercises there with other navies.
The three ships, the hydrographic survey ship SAS Protea, and two missile strike craft SAS Galashewe and SAS Isaac Dyobha, sailed from Mombasa after conducting visits to naval counterparts in the Kenyan Navy and other dignitaries in the Kenyan port city.
During the visit South African sailors made the most of an opportunity of visiting one of Africa’s oldest harbour cities, dating back to the 8th century.
Earlier the three ships paid a visit to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania where they were also made to feel welcome. Prior to this the ships called at Maputo in Mozambique.
The next port of call is expected to be the French island of La Reunion on the eastern side of Madagascar, where a joint exercise named ‘Bourbon’ involving the French Navy has been planned.
Additional details of the East African visit can be seen on the SAN official website http://www.navy.mil.za
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