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NAVAL REVIEW

A miscellany of naval reporting and facts


Recent Naval News Reports
Dec 27, 2010
Author: -

Naval news, reports and articles have continued to be published and can be found in the general News section. Please make use of the Search Engine function in that section.
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Minister denies submarine crew shortage
May 29, 2008
Author: Terry Hutson

Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota has refuted claims in the media and elsewhere that the navy does not have sufficient trained personnel ...
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Pic of the day – QUEEN MODJADJI 1
May 27, 2008
Author: Clinton Wyness

another view of SAS Queen Modjadji 1 (S103), the third and final Type 209 submarine ...
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Queen Modjadji 1 arrives in Simon’s Town
May 27, 2008
Author: P&S

The South African Navy’s third new submarine, SAS Queen Modjadji 1 (S103) arrived in Simon’s Town ...
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SA Navy needs more technical staff and divers
May 23, 2008
Author: Edwin Tshivhidzo

More technical staff and divers are urgently needed in the South African Navy, says Director of Fleet Force Preparation, Rear Admiral Hanno Teuteberg ...
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Navy’s third new sub arrives at Simon’s Town
May 23, 2008
Author: P&S

The South African Navy’s third Meko class submarine, SAS Queen Modjadji I (S103), arrived in Simon’s Town yesterday morning ...
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US Coastguard AMVER award for South African ship
May 22, 2008
Author: P&S

The US Consul General in Durban, Eugene Young yesterday congratulated South African shipping company Unicorn Shipping for its participation in a US Coast Guard worldwide search and rescue programme known as AMVER ...
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US Navy said to be poised to assist latest pirate victim
May 21, 2008
Author: P&S

Indian reports suggest that the United States Navy is poised to intervene in the highjacking of the Jordanian cargo ship Victoria ...
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Mbeki denies giving order to refuel Chinese arms ship
May 20, 2008
Author: Bathandwa Mbola

President Thabo Mbeki has denounced media reports suggesting that he gave an order for the Chinese ship, loaded with arms en route to Zimbabwe, to be refuelled ...
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Bad start to Atlasur as two Uruguayan navy ships collide
May 19, 2008
Author: P&S

Atlasur, the latest naval exercise to take place off the Cape coast and involving ships of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and South Africa got off to a bad start late last week ...
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Pic of the day – BNS INDEPENDENCIA
May 13, 2008
Author: Ian Shiffman

The Brazilian Navy frigate BNS Independencia arrives in Cape Town ...
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India, Brazil, SA navies engage in joint exercises
May 6, 2008
Author: Shaun Benton

The navies of Brazil, India and South Africa are, for the first time in the history of the trilateral IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) initiative, engaging in joint exercises ...
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Navy ships gather at Simon’s Town
May 6, 2008
Author: David Erickson

As the ships from three navies – India, Brazil and South Africa, gather at the Simon’s Town Naval Base this week ...
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Argentine sailing ship docks in Cape Town
Apr 30, 2008
Author: P&S

Capetonians have until Friday to go on board one of the world's tallest and fastest sailing ships belonging to the Argentinean Navy ...
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Indian Navy begins arriving for IBSA exercise
Apr 21, 2008
Author: P&S

Two ships of the Indian Navy are due to arrive in Durban on this Friday and will be open to the public during two days of the coming long weekend ...
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Sail Ho... Libertad, the world’s fastest frigate set to sail into Cape Town
Apr 21, 2008
Author: P&S

The holder of the Boston Teapot Cup for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a sailing ship under sail, the magnificent Argentine Navy sail training ship ARA Libertad, arrives at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Saturday ...
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Getting French and personal with pirates
Apr 15, 2008
Author: Bob Couttie

For France, the taking of the 850 tonne luxury yacht Le Ponant by the highly organised ‘Somali marines’ pirate gang was a matter of national pride ...
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French marines takes back yacht
Apr 14, 2008
Author: P&S

French marines have captured most of the pirates who seized the cruise yacht Le Ponant off the northern Somali coast a week ago ...
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Interesting naval manoeuvre in Simon’s Town
Apr 10, 2008
Author: David Erickson

An unusual and interesting manoeuvre was carried out in Simon’s Town Naval Harbour last week ...
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Show of confidence as UN peacekeepers dismantle Ivory Coast observation posts
Apr 8, 2008
Author: UN News

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast has now dismantled almost all of its military observation posts in the former zone of confidence separating ...
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AFRICOM aims to partner with African nations
Apr 3, 2008
Author: Jim Garamone

US Africa Command (AFRICOM) wants to work in partnership with African nations, and its establishment does not signal the militarisation of US foreign policy, said the organization's commander ...
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AFRICOM makes progress with African allies, civilian director says
Apr 2, 2008
Author: American Forces Press Service

US Africa Command is making progress in gaining acceptance in Africa, the command's deputy for civil-military activities said ...
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US Military Sealift Command Ships undertake sea-base exercise with African partners
Apr 2, 2008
Author: P&S

US Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships USNS 2nd Lt. John P Bobo (T-AK 3008) and USNS LCPL Roy M Wheat (T-AK 3016) have arrived off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia to participate in a sea-basing and humanitarian aid distribution exercise in conjunction with US Marines and Africa Partnership Station ships ...
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Egypt puts cameras along Suez Canal after shooting
Apr 1, 2008
Author: P&S

Suez canal authorities have begun installing cameras along the banks of the canal following the shooting of an Egyptian boat operator by US marines
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AFRICOM to focus on military, not humanitarian role
Mar 28, 2008
Author: P&S

In a key briefing to Congress earlier this month, General William ‘Kip’ Ward, head of the US Command for Africa, AFRICOM, devoted only ...
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US Navy admits shooting Egyptian and says sorry
Mar 28, 2008
Author: P&S

The US Navy has expressed regret for the death of an Egyptian citizen shot dead when his boat approached ...
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Interceptor unmanned patrol craft on display
Mar 28, 2008
Author: P&S

We’ve seen unmanned aircraft, remotely operated from great distances, and unmanned underwater systems are hardly new, but now the concept has been applied to surface patrol work ...
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Interceptor unmanned patrol craft on display
Mar 28, 2008
Author: P&S

We’ve seen unmanned aircraft, remotely operated from great distances, and unmanned underwater systems are hardly new, but now the concept has been applied to surface patrol work ...
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American ship opens fire on bum boat in Suez Canal
Dec 25, 2008
Author: P&S

Is it a legacy of the Wild West or something perfectly justified in the light of the USS Cole – let the reader be the judge ...
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2008 South African Navy Festival – a pictorial impression
Mar 24, 2008
Author: P&S

The South African Navy recently held its annual Navy Festival at the Simon's Town Naval Base. Here is a selection of pictures from that event ...
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German WWII merchant raider found – may help solve 65-year old mystery of the sea
Mar 18, 2008
Author: P&S

An Australian organisation, Finding Sydney Foundation believes it has found the World War II cruiser HMAS Sydney ...
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Navy Festival weekend’s big attraction
Mar 12, 2008
Author: P&S

The annual South African Navy Festival will be held this weekend ...
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SAS PROTEA sails for Germany to escort back latest submarine
Mar 5, 2008
Author: P&S

The South African Navy hydrographic survey ship SAS PROTEA has sailed from Simon’s Town bound for Germany – her mission to escort ...
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End of an era with Plymouth naval base set to close
Feb 29, 2008
Author: P&S

it was learned earlier this week that Britain’s oldest naval base, Plymouth is to close down and relocate ...
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Djibouti-based task force change of command followed by drug and alcohol busts
Feb 29, 2008
Author: P&S

A French admiral has taken over command of the Coalition Task Force 150 which is operating in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and parts in north western Indian Ocean ...
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Nigerian and US Navies in joint training this week
Feb 27, 2008
Author: P&S

The Nigerian Air Force and Navy are currently hosting the US Navy in a joint military exercise in and around Lagos ...
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Naval Panorama
Feb 25, 2008
Author: P&S

a pictorial glimpse into Simon's Town Naval Harbour as SAS Drakensberg enters port ...
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Rousing Farewell to Flag Office Fleet Admiral Bester
Feb 24, 2008
Author: David Erickson

The navy paid a traditional but rousing farewell to Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bester on Friday ...
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US Navy successful in shooting down rogue satellite
Feb 22, 2008
Author: P&S

US missile successful in destroying rogue satellite ...
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No AFRICOM bases in Africa, says Bush
Feb 21, 2008
Author: P&S

Pres Bush says the US does not seek military bases on the African continent for AFRICOM ...
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German ships here for joint exercise Operation Good Hope III
Feb 19, 2008
Author: P&S

all four ships of the German naval squadron that will participate in Operation Good Hope III have arrived in Simon's Town ...
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German Navy arrives in Cape waters
Feb 17, 2008
Author: P&S

a task force from the German Navy has arrived in Simon's Town to take part in one of the largest naval exercises off the Cape coast ...
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Super Lynx helicopters handed over – Minister of Defence’s speech
Feb 16, 2008
Author: P&S

opening remarks of the Minister of Defence, Mosiuoa Lekota at the ceremonial handover of four Super Lynx 300 helicopters in Simon's Town ...
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Coastwatch: US fires on pirates
Feb 14, 2008
Author: P&S

a US navy ship is reported to have fired on pirates after they attacked and seized the Danish tug Svitzer Korsakov ...
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Navy finally gets its choppers
Feb 13, 2008
Author: P&S

The South African Navy is to obtain officially the long awaited Super Lynx helicopters at an official handover ceremony tomorrow (14 February) ...
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US task force in Horn of Africa has new commander
Feb 12, 2008
Author: P&S

Navy man appointed new commanding officer for Camp Lemonier - the only US base officially on African soil ...
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Salute for a dictator
Feb 06, 2008
Author: P&S

The US Navy joined forces with Equatorial Guinea to salute Equatorial Guinea's president ...
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SA Navy takes delivery of third submarine
Feb 04, 2008
Author: P&S

SAS QUEEN MODJADJI (S103), the third and final submarine to be built in Germany for the South African Navy, was handed over to a South African crew at a ceremony in Kiel, Germany last Thursday ...
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USS Fort McHenry lends a hand
Feb 01, 2008
Author: P&S

the US dock landing ship Fort McHenry happened to be in the right place at the right time ...
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French frigate in Simon’s Town
Feb 01, 2008
Author: P&S

the French Navy patrol frigate NIVOSE arrived in Simon's Town this week ...
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New Officer Commanding for SAS SPIOENKOP
Jan 30, 2008
Author: P&S

Yet another SAN ship has a change of officer commanding ...
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US pulls back over Africom HQ issue
Jan 30, 2008
Author: P&S

The US has taken a step back from attempting to establish its African Command headquarters on African soil ...
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US Navy undertakes environmental research off West Africa
Jan 29, 2008
Author: P&S

A US warship dropped a series of drifting buoys off the West African coast on behalf of NOAA ...
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Madagascan patrol vessel launched in Mauritius
Jan 28, 2008
Author: Alain Malherbe

a new fishery patrol boat has been delivered to Madagascan authorities ...
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Mauritian coastguard nabs Malaysian poachers
Jan 25, 2008
Author: Alain Malherbe

A Mauritian Coastguard vessel intercepted and arrested a Malaysian flag fishing vessel inside the EEZ ...
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German Navy ships head south
Jan 24, 2008
Author: P&S

Four ships of the German Navy is heading for South Africa and other African ports ...
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26 nations plan Indian Ocean maritime military bloc
Jan 23, 2008
Author: P&S

India is helping initiate a maritime military bloc comprising littoral states of the Indian Ocean ...
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Navy responds to personnel shortage claims
Jan 07, 2008
Author: Shaun Benton

the navy has responded to claims that it is facing an acute shortage of skilled personnel ...
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New Officer Commanding for strike craft SAS ISAAC DYOBHA
Dec 12, 2007
Author: P&S

Last week saw yet a another change of command for a South African Navy ship ...
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Somali standoff as pirates face Coalition naval forces
Dec 11, 2007
Author: P&S

a coalition of Puntland forces and US and standoff as coalition forces blockade the pirate-held Japanese chemical tanker GOLDEN NORI ...
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Navy ships undergo change of command as other shortages bite
Dec 10, 2007
Author: P&S

Amidst reports that the South African Navy is suffering from an acute shortage of trained and qualified personnel, several changes of command ...
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South African-made armoured personnel carriers shipped to Iraq for US military
Dec 06, 2007
Author: P&S

a large consignment of South African made armoured personnel carriers is being loaded in Durban for the US armed forces in Iraq ...
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Nigerian Navy sinks militant boats
Nov 28, 2007
Author: P&S

Nigeria’s Navy has clashed with militants in Soku in Rivers State, sinking a number ...
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Nigeria rejects US Africom Command overtures
Nov 26, 2007
Author: P&S

Nigeria’s rejection of having a proposed US AFRICOM based in the country raises again issues surrounding the motivation ...
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UN body salutes France for escorting aid ships safely into Somalia
Nov 21, 2007
Author: P&S

The UN has thanked France for sending its navy ships to escort food aid vessels through Somali waters ...
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SA companies get R860m from frigate deal
Nov 20, 2007
Author: Shaun Benton

South African companies received R860 million worth of contracts from the offset programme ...
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US officials say AFRICOM will promote security and spur development
Nov 20, 2007
Author: USINFO

Helping Africans confront security challenges in their region has long been a priority of the United States, say senior US officials ...
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African naval news
Nov 16, 2007
Author: P&S

NIgeria's navy chief inspects naval bases in troubled areas while in South Africa Operation Red Lion continues off Durban ...
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US Africom ship arrives off West Africa
Nov 13, 2007
Author: Jacquelyn S. Porth (USINFO)

The USS FORT McHENRY has arrived off the coast of West Africa to lead an international team of experts that will train African sailors to ...
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Navy helps to police suspected drug ship
Nov 12, 2007
Author: P&S

The SAN has helped investigate a suspected drug smuggling ship off the coast ...
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Navy uses ex German minesweeper for target practice
Nov 12, 2007
Author: P&S

The South African Navy recently conducted a weapons testing exercise in front of the media using live missiles ...
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Royal Navy ships HMS Southampton and RFA Gold Rover arrive in Cape Town
Nov 07, 2007
Author: P&S

Two British naval ships arrived in Cape Town this week ...
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Navy to take part in Cape Town Remembrance Day ceremonies
Nov 07, 2007
Author: P&S

Crew from SAS Mendi will take part in this week's anniversary of the loss of the firgate's namesake, SS Mendi ...
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US Navy still battles pirates on the high seas
Nov 05, 2007
Author: P&S

October was a busy month for naval forces monitoring pirate activities off the east coast of Africa ...
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US Navy continues to monitor highjacked ship
Nov 02, 2007
Author: P&S

US warships are continuing to monitor the movement of the Japanese products tanker GOLDEN NORI ...
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South Africa to commemorate SS Mendi tragedy
Oct 31, 2007
Author: BuaNews

The 90th anniversary of the sinking of SS Mendi with over 600 South African soldiers on board will be commemorated along with Remembrance Day ...
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AFRICOM places high priority on maritime security
Oct 30, 2007
Author: David Mays

Maritime security will be a top priority for the newly created US Africa Command (AFRICOM), a senior Defense Department policymaker has said ...
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US Africa Command deploys USS Fort McHenry to Gulf of Guinea
Oct 19, 2007
Author: Donna Miles

two US warships have been deployed to the Gulf of Guinea to give effect to AFRICOM in the West AFrican region ...
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IBSA plans joint naval exercise
Oct 19, 2007
Author: P&S

India, Brazil and South Africa will hold joint naval exrcises off the Cape coast next year ...
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Navy recruiting key personnel
Oct 16, 2007
Author: P&S

South African Navy personnel descends on East London today for a week-long recruitment drive ...
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New US Command to take broad, inclusive approach to Africa
Oct 15, 2007
Author: P&S

Africom will enhance US efforts to advance security and prosperity in Africa, US officials say ...
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Fifteen years of conflicts have cost Africa USD284bn
Oct 12, 2008
Author: P&S

new research has revealed the high cost of armed conflict in Africa since 1990, which equals the amount received in international aid ...
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Submarine visit strengthens UK naval ties
Oct 05, 2008
Author: Shaun Benton

..an ideal opportunity to further links with the South African Navy and in particular the South African Navy submarine service says RN sub commander ...
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SAS Mendi and Ghanaian Navy ships joined by US Navy in exercises
Oct 05, 2008
Author: P&S

SAS Mendi, which recently took part in Brazil's bi-centennial celebrations, conducted joint exercises with ships from Ghana and the US this week ...
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Royal Navy nuclear sub to visit Simon’s Town
Oct 04, 2007
Author: P&S

a Royal Navy nuclear powered submarine, HMS SCEPTRE, arrives in Simon’s Town today ...
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US destroyer rescues Tanzanian ferry
Feb 16, 2008
Author: P&S

an American destroyer USS Stout went to the aid of a Tanzanian ferry last week ...
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French offer to protect UN food ships from Somali pirates welcomed by UN and WFP
Sep 28, 2007
Author: P&S

the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed France’s offer to provide naval escorts to protect its vessels ...
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US and SA Navies in joint exercise this week
Sep 26, 2007
Author: P&S

An American destroyer will participate in exercises at sea with ships of the South African Navy this week ...
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US destroyer in Durban today
Sep 25, 2007
Author: P&S

The US destroyer USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG98) is expected in Durban harbour this morning for a short stayover ...
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South African visit by US destroyer is confirmed
Sep 18, 2007
Author: P&S

The US Consulate in Durban has confirmed the visit to Durban and Cape Town of USS Forrest Sherman (DDG98) ...
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US Arleigh Burke class destroyer arrives in Maputo today
Sep 17, 2008
Author: P&S

a US warship is en route to southern Africa to 'show the flag' ...
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Coalition forces in hunt for pirate ship off Somalia
Sep 11, 2007
Author: P&S

A sea hunt was underway early last week ...
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SA sub causes red faces in Nato exercise
Sep 06, 2007
Author: P&S

ten ships from NATO and the South African Navy are taking part in joint exercises off the Cape coast this week ...
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Navy turns to Germanischer Lloyd to put subs in class
Sep 05, 2007
Author: P&S

a South African submarine has become the first naval submarine worldwide to be brought into class by a classification society ...
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Africa opposed to US command base - Lekota
Aug 31, 2007
Author: Shaun Benton

There is broad consensus among African countries that foreign forces are not welcone in Africa, says Defence minister ...
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Nigerian Navy ships arrive in Brazil
Aug 29, 2007
Author: P&S

two Nigerian Navy ships arrived in the Brazil port of Recife after crossing the Atlantic ...
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Visiting times for warship visit
Aug 27, 2007
Author: P&S

The visiting NATO warships, due in Cape Town harbour tomorrow (28 August) will be open to the public over two days ...
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NATO ships en route to Cape Town
Aug 23, 2007
Author: P&S

Details of the six NATO warships currently deployed on a circumnavigation of Africa are now available (but not the South African ships taking part in joint exercises) ...
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Nato ships on the move round Africa
Aug 21, 2007
Author: P&S

The Portuguese naval frigate Alves Cabral (F331) arrived in the Angolan port of Lobito at the weekend ...
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US Africa Command Builds Partnerships, Fosters Self-Sufficiency
Aug 10, 2007
Author: David McKeeby

US officials say that the role to be played by the newly created US Africa Command (AFRICOM) is to build long-standing partnerships ...
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NATO naval task force sets sail round Africa
Aug 8, 2007
Author: P&S

A NATO maritime squadron consisting of six naval ships is undertaking a unique circumnavigation of the African continent ...
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Navy honours a tradition as minesweepers enter Knysna Heads
Jul 11, 2007
Author: P&S

Two minesweepers of the South African Navy, SAS Umkomaas and SAS Umhloti honoured a long-held tradition this past weekend when they sailed through the Knysna Heads ...
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FNS TONNERRE comes to town
Jun 29, 2007
Author: P&S

France's latest warship FNS Tonnerre arrived in Cape Town for an official visit ...
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US Navy ship fired on Somali pirates
Jun 7, 2007
Author: P&S

It now transpires that a US warship fired shots across the bow of the Danish cargo ship DANICA WHITE after ...
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SAS Charlotte Maxeke arrives
Apr 30, 2007
Author: P&S

At first they were just specks on the horizon but as the strike craft approached ...
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Navy submarine now due on Thursday
Apr 24, 2007
Author: P&S

South Africa's latest submarine is now due in the Cape a day later than originally announced ...
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SA Navy’s second sub due in South Africa this week
Apr 23, 2007
Author: P&S

A large welcome is planned for the arrival in Simon's Town on Thursday of the second of three new submarines for the South African Navy ...
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Navy names new submarines
Mar 25, 2007
Author: P&S

It was expected that the South African Navy would wait until they arrived home in Simon’s Town before revealing the names of the next two new submarines ...
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SAS Drakensberg in Germany to escort home second submarine
Mar 22, 2007
Author: P&S

SAS DRAKENSBERG, the South African Navy combat support ship has held final farewell ceremonies in Emden ...
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South African Navy holds Open Day Festival this week
Mar 22, 2007
Author: P&S

The South African Navy is hosting another Open Day Festival at the Simon’s Town Naval Base ...
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Port Elizabeth hosts commissioning of fourth SAN frigate SAS Mendi
Mar 20, 2007
Author: P&S

SAS Mendi, the last of four new Meko class frigates for the South African Navy, is to be commissioned this morning ...
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Calling all Navy trained divers
Mar 12, 2007
Author: P&S

Calling all divers trained by the South African Navy Diving School between the years ...
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Historic change of command for navy frigate SAS Isandlwana
Feb 26, 2007
Author: P&S

Captain Bubele ‘Bravo’ Mhlana took command of SAS ISANDLWANA, the second of four new frigates in the South African Navy, becoming ...
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SS Mendi remembered – 90 years on
Feb 20, 2007
Author: P&S

Memorial services were held in several places at the weekend commemorating the sinking of the troopship SS Mendi, in which over 600 black South African soldiers perished ...
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Dutch destroyer Tromp visits Cape Town
Feb 16, 2007
Author: P&S

The Dutch Navy destroyer HNLMS TROMP (F803) made an unannounced visit to Cape Town yesterday ...
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The not so surprising Chinese aircraft carrier
Feb 16, 2007
Author: P&S

Remember the former Soviet aircraft carrier VARYAG, which was sold in an incomplete condition to so-called Chinese entrepreneurs ...
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Belgian Navy ship visits Luanda
Feb 15, 2007
Author: P&S

The Belgian Navy minecraft logistics support ship BNS GODETIA (A960) arrived in Luanda Harbour ...
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SAS Spioenkop to be handed over to navy on Friday
Feb 14, 2007
Author: P&S

Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekotais will officially receive the third Meko class frigate SAS SPIOENKOP at a ...
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Nigerian Navy moves on Delta militants
Jan 23, 2007
Author: P&S

Nigeria has deployed 13 naval vessels in the Niger Delta area to counteract militant activity ...
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US beefs up Mozambique Navy with patrol boats
Mar 13, 2007
Author: P&S

The fledgling Mozambique Navy has taken possession of three patrol boats donated by the United States ...
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US Navy blockades Somalia
Jan 10, 2007
Author: P&S

US Navy ships and aircraft of the US Air Force are assisting the interim government of Somalia to secure control of the Horn of Africa country ...
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US nuclear sub collides with VLCC in Arabian Sea
Jan 10, 2007
Author: P&S

A US Navy nuclear submarine has collided with a Japanese super tanker ...
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Nigerian naval patrol attacked by militants – two personnel abducted
Jan 9, 2007
Author: P&S

A Nigerian task force operating in the Niger Delta came under attack from militants ...
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HMS Scott visits Cape Town
Dec 22, 2006
Author: P&S

The Royal navy survey vessel HMS Scott arrived in Cape Town this week ...
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Surprise new role for former SAS Outeniqua
Dec 22, 2006
Author: P&S

The former fleet replenishment vessel SAS Outeniqua has been sold to become a floating hotel ...
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SAS Isandlwana on her way home from South America
Dec 7, 2006
Author: P&S

After participating in Exercise Atlasur VI with ships of the Brazilian and Argentine Navies, and taking part in Exponaval held in Valparaiso, Chile, SAS Isandlwana is on her way home ...
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SA Navy’s new subs to be classified by Germanischer Lloyd
Nov 17, 2006
Author: P&S

The South African navy has commissioned Germanischer Lloyd (GL) with the classification of its three Type 209 submarines ...
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Navy ratings want their beds
Nov 7, 2006
Author: P&S

Junior ratings in the South African Navy are up in arms over an order to vacate their comfortable accommodation ...
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Sea Fishery boats spending too much time in port
Nov 6, 2006
Author: P&S

Parliament has been told that South African sea fishery patrol vessels spend too much time in port ...
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SA Navy arrives in La Reunion
Oct 31, 2006
Author: P&S

Three ships of the South African Navy, the hydrographic survey vessel SAS Protea and two strike craft SAS Isaac Dyobha and SAS Galashewe have arrived in La Reunion ...
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SA Navy leaves East Africa and heads for La Reunion
Oct 20, 2006
Author: P&S

The three ship flotilla of South African Navy ships has concluded a successful visit to Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya ...
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Danish Navy research ship in port
Oct 18, 2006
Author: P&S

The Danish Navy research vessel HDMS Vaedderen has been visiting Cape Town ...
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SA Navy en route to Dar es Salaam
Oct 12, 2006
Author: P&S

A three ship task force of the South African Navy was yesterday en route to Dar es Salaam ...
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Royal Navy undertakes to help train SA Navy officers
Oct 11, 2006
Author: P&S

A fresh team of Royal Navy instructors is expected in South Africa in November to continue training ...
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US assists Kenyan Navy with new patrol craft
Oct 9, 2006
Author: P&S

The United States says it intends donating a fleet of six armed patrol boats to Kenya ...
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Navy task force in East Africa
Oct 5, 2006
Author: P&S

A South African Navy Task Group of three ships, SAS Protea, SAS Galeshewe and SAS Isaac Dyobha will visit the ports of Dar es Salaam and Mombasa ...
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Cape Town’s turn as US pre-positioning ships call
Oct 2, 2006
Author: P&S

US Navy pre-positioning ships are back in port ...
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Indian destroyer to call at Durban
Sep 28, 2006
Author: P&S

surpise visit to Durban by INS Mumbai ...
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SA Navy to buy fifth frigate
Sep 12, 2006
Author: P&S

South Africa is reported to be ready to take up an option for a fifth Meko class A200 frigate from the German frigate consortium ...
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US pre-positioning ship USNS Fisher calls at Durban
Sep 12, 2006
Author: P&S

One of the Bob Hope class US Navy Ships of the Military Sealift Command, USNS Fisher slipped into Durban this morning ...
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False alarm about Indian destroyer visit to South Africa
Aug 25, 2006
Author: P&S

it turns out the Indian destroyer INS Mumbai will not be visiting Durban next week, but other ships are ...
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Indian destroyer on way to Durban
Aug 23, 2006
Author: P&S

INS Mumbai, a Delhi class destroyer of the Indian Navy is believed to be en route to Durban and is expected on Monday ...
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SAS Isandlwana to be commissioned next week in Durban
Jul 20, 2006
Author: P&S

SAS Isandlwana (F146), the navy’s latest frigate of the Meko class will be commissioned in Durban ...
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Pakistani Navy ships to visit South Africa
Jun 25, 2006
Author: P&S

Two ships of the Pakistan Navy are due to visit South African and East African ports ...
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US Military Sealift vessel limps into Cape Town
Apr 19, 2006
Author: Ian Shiffman

US Military Sealift vessel John UD Page arrives in Cape Town unexpectedly ...
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Submarine arrives in Simon’s Town
Apr 8, 2006
Author: P&S

South Africa’s new submarine, S101 arrived at the naval station in Simon’s Town yesterday after
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Somali pirates open fire on US Navy ships
Mar 20, 2006
Author: P&S

In an audacious incident off the Somali coast at the weekend, Somali pirates in three small boats opened fire on two US Navy warships ...
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German Navy in Cape Town
Mar 8, 2006
Author: P&S - pictures by Ian Shiffman

Three ships of the German Navy visit Cape Town ...
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South Africa's Frigates and Destroyers 1944 - 1985
Mar 7, 2006
Author: P&S

New publication on the history of the South African Navy ...
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German Navy in Simon's Town
Feb 22, 2006
Author: P&S

Three ships of the German Navy arrived in Simon’s Town this week on an official visit to the South African Navy ...
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SA Navy commissions first of four frigates
Feb 17, 2006
Author: P&S

It was a proud day for the South African Navy yesterday as the first of four new frigate/corvettes was commissioned ...
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New SA Navy sub ready to come home
Jan 19, 2006
Author: P&S

The SA Navy’s combat support ship SAS Drakensberg sailed from Cape Town on Tuesday en route for Germany to escort the Navy’s first Type 209 submarine, S101, home to the RSA ...
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Kenyan Navy goes on anti-piracy patrol
Dec 12, 2005
Author: P&S

Kenya deploys naval units to guard against piracy ...
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US Fast Sealift ship calls
Dec 12, 2005
Author: P&S

USNS Denebola calls at Durban for bunkers ...
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Navy commissions its new sub
Nov 3, 2005
Author: P&S

S-101 is commissioned in Germany today ...
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Nigerian Navy chief aims to renew fleet
Oct 29, 2005
Author: P&S

Nigeria’s navy chief says he wants to replace obsolete ships in the Nigerian Navy with modern vessels ...
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HMAS Anzac in Cape Town
Aug 3, 2005
Author: P&S

Ian Shiffman records the first Australian Navy ship to visit South Africa in 37 years ...
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Australian frigate for Simon’s Town and Cape Town
Jul 7, 2005
Author: P&S

HMAS Anzac, a home-built Australian Navy Meko 200 type frigate is due in Simon’s Town and Cape Town between ...
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The navy calls at Knysna
Jul 7, 2005
Author: P&S

Three South African Navy mine warfare vessels are currently visiting Knysna ...
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Naval visitors at Cape Town and Durban
Jun 20, 2005
Author: P&S

Indian and Singapore navy ships have paid visits to South Africa this month ...
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Indian Navy comes a calling
May 31, 2005
Author: P&S

Four ships of the Indian Navy are expected in Cape Town and Durban in the next week to ten days ...
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Navy ships gather for exercise
May 16, 2005
Author: P&S

A naval training exercise involving three ships is about to take place off the KZN coast ...
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Submarine number 2 is launched
May 6, 2005
Author: P&S

Minister pledges subs will sail home ...
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USNS Yano calls
Apr 7, 2005
Author: P&S

The US navy Ship Yano arrived in Durban yesterday for bunkers and supplies ...
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US Navy visit cancelled
Mar 22, 2005
Author: P&S

the planned visit to South African ports later this week by the US Navy’s Harry S Truman carrier strike group has been cancelled ...
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Harry S Truman heading for Cape Town
Mar 15, 2005
Author: P&S

The US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) is scheduled to visit Cape Town at the end of March ...
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USNS Capella calls at Cape Town
Mar 9, 2005
Author: P&S

another US Military Sealift Command ship calls at the Mother City ...
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USNS Seay visits Cape Town
Mar 4, 2005
Author: P&S

Cape Town is visited by another Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessel ...
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US Navy task force to visit South Africa
Mar 1, 2005
Author: P&S

Five ships of the US Navy, including an aircraft carrier will visit South African ports at the end of March
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Flying off into retirement
Feb 28, 2005
Author: P&S

It is the end of an era today when Vice Admiral Johan Retief retires as the chief of the South African Navy ...
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US Navy ships bunker at the Mother City
Jan 24, 2005
Author: P&S

another three Military Sealift Command ships call at Cape Town for bunkers ...
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Further US supply ships call at Cape Town
Jan 5, 2005
Author: P&S

Resulting from unacceptable delays at Durban a number of US Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels have begun bunkering at ...
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Updated sailing time for Kenyan Navy visit
Dec 30, 2004
Author: P&S

the sailing time for the two Kenyan Navy patrol boats has changed ...
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US supply ships visit Cape Town
Dec 28, 2004
Author: P&S

USNS Red CLoud and USNS Cape Douglas stop in at at Cape Town ...
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Kenyan Navy ships arrive in Durban
Dec 28, 2004
Author: P&S

two offshore patrol ships of the Kenyan Navy arrived in Durban this morning ...
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Kenya Navy ships to visit Durban
Dec 16, 2004
Author: P&S

Two patrol ships of the Kenya Navy are expected in Durban shortly after Christmas for maintenance refits at ...
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Stealth frigate wraps up coastal visit
Nov 10, 2004
Author: P&S

SAS Mendi, the SAN's latest patrol corvette/frigate wraps up its coastal visit today ...
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New chief of the navy
Nov 10, 2004
Author: P&S

Admiral Mudimu to become new chief of the navy ...
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SAS Mendi visits coastal cities
Oct 28, 2004
Author: P&S

The recently delivered frigate SAS Mendi will visit several east coast South African port cities during ...
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SAS Mendi arrives at Simon’s Town to a fleet welcome
Sep 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The South African Navy welcomed its latest new frigate SAS Mendi with a full-scale fleet review in False Bay last Friday ...
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South Africa and France send patrol boats to Mozambique
Aug 16, 2004
Author: P&S

South Africa and France are collaborating to provide Mozambique with armed patrol boats ...
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USNS Charlton and USNS Antares in Durban
Jul 27, 2004
Author: P&S

Two large Military Sealift Command ships of the US Navy called at Durban this weekend ...
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French frigate undergoes repairs in Durban
Jul 16, 2004
Author: P&S

The French Navy frigate Nivose arrived in Durban this morning and went immediately to the Eldock floating dock where ...
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SAS Mendi named
Jun 16, 2004
Author: P&S

The fourth and final corvette to be built in Germany for the SA Navy, SAS Mendi was officially named at a ceremony in Kiel this week ...
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First new navy sub ‘numbered’
Jun 16, 2004
Author: P&S

The first of three new German-built submarines for the South African Navy was ‘christened’ in Kiel this week by ...
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Third corvette arrives in Simon’s Town
May 31, 2004
Author: P&S

The South African Navy's third stealth corvette arrived in Simon's Town yesterday ...
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SAS Outeniqua up for disposal - official
May 14, 2004
Author: SA Navy

SAS Outeniqua official announcement ...
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SAS Outeniqua to be withdrawn
May 13, 2004
Author: P&S

Reports in this column concerning the withdrawal of the South African Navy supply ship SAS Outeniqua are correct ...
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SAS Outeniqua not in Durban
May 12, 2004
Author: P&S

The report that SAS Outeniqua had called in Durban proved to both premature and incorrect ...
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SAS Outeniqua in Durban
May 8, 2004
Author: P&S

Rumours of the withdrawal of SAS Outeniqua haven't been confirmed ...
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Indian Navy set to expand
Apr 28, 2004
Author: P&S

The Indian Navy needs to expand to a strength of 200 warships, says ...
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Third stealth class frigate for India
Apr 24, 2004
Author: P&S

India’s third stealth frigate, INS Tabar, was handed over to the navy ...
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SAS Spioenkop handed over today
Mar 15, 2004
Author: P&S

South Africa's latest corvette joins the navy today ...
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India to build new aircraft carrier
Mar 11, 2004
Author: P&S

The Indian Navy expects to introduce its first locally built aircraft carrier by as soon as 2011 ...
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SAS Protea in Durban for repairs
Feb 26, 2004
Author: P&S

The navy hydrographic survey ship SAS Protea arrived in Durban for repairs to a ...
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Second corvette arrives in Simon’s Town
Feb 25, 2004
Author: P&S

The South African Navy’s second new corvette, SAS Isandlwana has arrived in Simon’s Town ...
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US to board Liberian-registered ships
Feb 14, 2004
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The US Navy can stop and search any Liberian-registered ship, following ...
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France opts for conventional aircraft carrier
Feb 14, 2004
Author: P&S

France's second aircraft carrier will not be nuclear powered ...
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All change in the Gulf
Jan 20, 2004
Author: P&S

A small US task force leaves Norfolk today for the Persian Gulf where ...
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Russian aircraft carrier for India
Jan 20, 2004
Author: P&S

The Indian government has given its long-awaited approval to the purchase of a Russian aircraft carrying vessel ...
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French Navy visits Cape Town
Jan 10, 2004
Author: P&S

The French helicopter carrier Jeanne D'Arc and her accompanying frigate have arrived in Cape Town for a visit ...
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Luanda welcomes the navy
Dec 30, 2003
Author: P&S

French and British warships are visiting Angola this month ...
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Huge US sealift expected
Dec 28, 2003
Author: P&S

One of the largest ever sealifts by the United States is expected to get underway early in January ...
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SAS Jan Smuts goes under the cutting torch
Dec 17, 2003
Author: P&S

Armscor has begun cutting up the first SA Navy strike craft ...
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Nigeria denies loss of naval patrol boat
Dec 10, 2003
Author: P&S

Nigerian Navy officials have denied that they lost a patrol boat ...
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Red faces as navy ship is reported hijacked
Dec 9, 2003
Author: P&S

A Nigerian navy patrol boat and most of the crew on board has disappeared after youths attacked ...
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US Navy concludes West African exercises
Nov 28, 2003
Author: P&S

US Marines and the US Navy are completing a series of training exercises involving several West African countries which ...
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Last submarine decommissioned today
Nov 28, 2003
Author: P&S

The last surviving South African Navy submarine, SAS Assegaai (S99), was due to be decommissioned today ...
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SAS Amatola arrives home to big welcome
Nov 11, 2003
Author: P&S

The South African Navy corvette SAS Amatola (F145) arrived in Simon’s Town last week to an emotional welcome by ...
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Wave piercing USN Swift arrives in Durban on Monday
Nov 1, 2003
Author: P&S

One of the fastest deep-sea vessels in military use, the US Navy High Speed Vessel Swift is due in Durban on Monday ...
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New SA Navy corvette due
Oct 29, 2003
Author: P&S

The first of four SA Navy corvettes, SAS Amatola arrives in Simon's Town next week ...
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French Navy visits Ghana
Oct 17, 2003
Author: P&S

The French Navy dock landing ship FNS Siroco is due to visit the port of Tema in Ghana tomorrow for ...
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US Navy Wave Piercing vessel to visit SA
Sep 30, 2003
Author: P&S

One of the fastest naval ships to operate in any navy, the High Speed Vessel wave-piercing catamaran, on charter to the US Navy, HSV2 Swift, is to visit Durban and Cape Town ...
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SA Navy corvette handed over
Sep 30, 2003
Author: P&S

South Africa’s newest warship, the Valour class stealth corvette SAS Amatola has been handed over at a ...
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US Navy withdraws from Liberia
Sep 30, 2003
Author: P&S

US Navy ships, which have been on station off the coast of Liberia ...
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Chinese surveillance ship calls
Sep 28, 2003
Author: P&S

The Chinese surveillance tracking ship Yuan Wang 3 arrived in Durban port at the weekend ...
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US Navy flees storm
Sep 16, 2003
Author: P&S

Forty ships of the US Navy head for sea to ride out this year's blockbuster storm ...
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Indian stealth frigate arrives Monday
Sep 5, 2003
Author: P&S

The new Indian Navy stealth frigate INS Trishul will arrive in Durban harbour this Monday, 8 September at 08.00 ...
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Russian submarine K-159 sinks
Aug 30, 2003
Author: P&S

The Russian Navy November-class submarine K-159 sank in the Barents Sea this morning with ten people on board and early reports say ...
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Indian Navy to visit Walvis Bay and Durban
Aug 28, 2003
Author: P&S

India’s latest naval ship, the frigate INS Trishul is due to visit Walvis Bay (1 September) and Durban (between 8 and 11 September) for official ‘show the flag’ courtesy visits ...
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New SA Navy corvette goes on sea trials
Aug 19, 2003
Author: P&S

The South African Navy's latest warship, SAS Amatola went on sea trials yesterday frm the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Germany ...
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USNS Gopher State arrives in Durban
Jul 25, 2003
Author: P&S

The US Navy Sealift SS Gopher State (ACS 4) is due to arrive at the port of Durban today ...
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SAS Outeniqua
Jul 19, 2003
Author: P&S

The navy combat ship SAS Outeniqua is due in Durban one day early ...
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Navy visits Durban
Jul 16, 2003
Author: P&S

Three SA Navy ships are due at Salisbury Island Naval Station this coming week ...
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Large naval exericse off coast
Jun 2, 2003
Author: P&S

A major naval exercise is taking place off the South African East Coast until 23 June ...
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SA Ship Registration Act published
Apr 26, 2003
Author: P&S

The South African Ship Registration Act was published on Friday (25 April 2003) ...
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French Navy moves to Durban
Apr 10, 2003
Author: P&S

Two French Navy ships, the Floreal class small patrol frigate FNS Nivose (F732) and the L’audacieuse class offshore patrol boat FNS La Boudeuse (P683) will arrive in Durban on Friday (11 April) for a short visit.
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Richards Bay naval exercise
Apr 6, 2003
Author: P&S

A joint naval exercise involving units of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) including the SA Navy, and French Navy ships and personnel ...
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German Navy visits southern Africa
Apr 6, 2003
Author: P&S

Several ships of the German Navy will be visiting southern African ports between mid April and the end of May ...
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UK firm wins contract for aircraft carriers
Mar 10, 2003
Author: P&S

The UK’s BAE Systems and other UK companies will perform the majority of the almost £2Bn contract for two Royal Navy aircraft carriers ...
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Navy gets its helicopters
Feb 27, 2003
Author: P&S

The okay has been given by government for the South African Navy to acquire four maritime helicopters worth R1.1Bn ...
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Naval build-up continues
Feb 6, 2003
Author: P&S

The build-up of US naval forces in the Persian Gulf continues, with seven warships transiting southwards ...
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Large repair bill for damaged submarine
Feb 6, 2003
Author: P&S

The cost of repairing HMS Trafalgar, the British nuclear powered submarine which ran aground ...
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The French Navy is in town
Jan 29, 2003
Author: P&S

Two ships of the French Navy arrived in Durban this week for a three-week layover at Salisbury Island Naval Station. They are ...
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Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship arrives at Durban
Jan 20, 2003
Author: P&S

A second naval arrival in Durban on the morning of Monday 20 January was the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Grey Rover, which ...
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US Military Sealift Command ship calls at Durban
Jan 20, 2003
Author: P&S

The US Navy Ship Pililaau (AKR304) arrived in Durban harbour on Monday, 20 January 2003 to load bunkers at Island View 9. The ship is presumed to be on her way to ...
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Navy auxiliary ship visits Durban
Jan 17, 2003
Author: P&S

The port of Durban will play host to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Grey Rover from Monday (20 January) when ...
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Naval build up over Iraq
Jan 9, 2003
Author: P&S

The extent of US and British intentions with respect to a possible conflict in Iraq is becoming clearer following reports of a massive naval build-up in the northern Indian Ocean to coincide with ...
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Chile buys RN frigate
Jan 4, 2003
Author: P&S

The British anti-submarine warfare and surveillance frigate HMS Sheffield (F96) has been sold to Chile ...
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Last strike craft leaves Durban
Jan 4, 2003
Author: P&S

It was the end of an era in December when the last active strike craft sailed from Durban ...
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Corvett named
Jan 4, 2003
Author: P&S

The SA Navy’s second Meko A200SAN corvette/frigate, which is being built at the Blohm+Voss shipyards in Germany, has been named Isandlwana... ...
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Navy donates HPBs to Namibia
Jan 4, 2003
Author: P&S

The South African Navy recently presented the Namibian Navy with two surplus Namacurra harbour patrol boats for use... ...
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Naval Review
Jan 4, 2003
Author: P&S

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