Visiting times for warship visit
Aug 27, 2007
The visiting NATO warships, due in Cape Town harbour tomorrow (28 August) will be open to the public over two days.
The six ships of the NATO task force comprising ships from the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, Portugal and The Netherlands are making an historic 12,500 n.mile circumnavigation of Africa, with official visits to various ports along the way.
The ships are:
USS Normandy, a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser, which is the flagship of Rear Admiral Mike Mahon, Commander of SNMG1. It is not yet confirmed if the cruiser will enter Cape Town.
HNLMS Evertsen, a stealth type Zeven Provincien class air defence and command frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy.
FGS Spessart, a Germany Navy Rhone class replenishment tanker, acting in support of SNMG1 throughout the deployment.
HMCS Toronto, a Canadian Halifax class multi-role patrol frigate.
NRP Alvaras Cabral, one of several Vasco da Gama Meko class frigates in the Portuguese Navy.
HDMS Olfert Fischer, a Royal Danish Navy Niels Juel class corvette.
They will berth at Jetty 2 and Quay 6 in the V&A Waterfront harbour and will be open to the public for visits on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September, between the hours of 10am and 2pm.
During other times the ships will not admit visitors.
See our previous reports of the visit and circumnavigation in the Naval Review column http://ports.co.za/navalnews/articles.php and previous news bulletins.
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