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  • 9 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The South African Navy will be celebrating World Hydrography Day in East London from 17 to 21 June 2015. As part of the celebrations, the SA Navy will be sending no less than three ships to visit East London. SAS PROTEA is the SA Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel and will showcase the importance of hydrography and how it affects South […]

  • 15 July 2015

    In light of the recent Oyster Festival in Knysna, South Africa, two SA Navy Mine Counter Measure (MCM) vessels paid a visit to the city. SAS UMZIMKULU and SAS UMHLOTI entered the Knysna heads on July 7 and 9, respectively. The SA Navy has been invited to participate in the Oyster Festival ever since its inauguration which dates […]

  • 4 September 2015

    The South African Naval River Class Coastal Minehunter, SAS UMHLOTI, held a Change of Command ceremony on August 26, at Delta berth, SA Navy Dockyard, Simon’s Town. The ceremony started with the arrival of Flag Officer Fleet (FOF), Rear Admiral (R Adm) Bravo Mhlana. Commander (Cdr) B.E. Short handed over command to Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Z.P. Mabela, […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Good VI commenced on Monday, 2 March, with the arrival of three German vessels; FSG Hessen, FSG Brandenburg and FSG Karlsruhe. This is a joint exercise taking place every two years between the South African Navy (SAN), South African Air Force (SAAF), the German Navy (GEN) and the German Air Force. The aim of the […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is currently building a Damen ATD 2909 Tug named Inyathi – Buffalo in English – to be delivered to the South African Navy in January 2016. Now in the production phase, this is the second tug the SA Navy has ordered from DSCT. The first, named Imvubu – meaning Hippo […]

  • 12 May 2015

    On 6 April 2015 the Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) Simon’s Town hosted a Mine Warfare and Underwater Security Show and Tell. IMT Acting Senior Executive Manager (SEM), Mr E.C.K. Malan gave a warm welcome to all Fleet Mine Counter Measures (MCM) operators followed by Captain (SAN) T. Stokes from the SA Navy, who gave […]

  • 2 December 2013
    Training & Education

    On Thursday, 21 November 2013 Chief of the South African Navy (C Navy), Vice Admiral J. Mudimu visited and bid farewell to Northridge Primary School. The school is one of the SAN’s adopted social responsibility projects and was the school that provided the musical interlude as guest arrived at this year’s Chief of the Navy’s […]

  • 3 June 2015

    On Friday, 29 May 2015 the Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane, cut the ribbon as a symbol to officially open the Simulation Centre at SAS SIMONSBERG (Maritime Warfare Training Centre). The SA Navy embarked on a joint venture with industry to enhance Naval training with the opening of a cutting […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Handling major maritime incidents was the focus of activities of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (MRCC) in Cape Town and the Maritime Rescue Sub-Regional Centre (MRSC) conducted on September 21-22 during Exercise Oxide. The Search and Rescue exercise took place off the coast of Richards Bay. A combined Maritime […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The South African Navy is holding an Inter-departmental and International Maritime exercise in Richards Bay under the auspices of Chief of Joint Operations of the South African National Defence Force. The exercise started on the 14th of September and will continue until the 2nd of October 2015. The SA Navy and the South Indian Ocean Naval […]

  • 16 June 2015

    South Africa Navy’s vessel SAS Protea entered the country’s only river port in East London on Sunday, June 14, to celebrate World Hydrography Day (WHD). The week-long visit will involve a range of activities, and the vessel will be open for visits on June 20 and 21. A total of three ships are attending the […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Interdepartmental and international Maritime Exercise OXIDE 2015 is currently underway in Richards Bay, South Africa, during the period from September 21 to October 2. The Exercise, held between the South Indian Ocean French Forces, stationed at La Reunion, and the South African National Defence Force every two years, is part of an effort of protecting trade routes in the […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The last week of Ex Good Hope VI started with the departure of the participating ships from Simon’s Town False Bay Harbour on Monday, 23 March 2015 after taking part in the 2015 SA Navy Festival. The ships left the harbour to make their way to Overburg Shooting range. Part of the tactical objectives of the […]

  • 19 August 2015

    Two Royal Navy vessels are currently at Naval Base Simon’s Town, South Africa, on an informal visit. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Vessel RFA Gold Rover and Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster enter the harbour on August 13 where they will conduct maintenance. The vessels will be in Simon’s Town for a period of one month, until […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    Two British Naval vessels have sailed from Simon’s Town for a four day training period with a South African Navy submarine. With the rugged South African coastline providing the background, the frigate HMS Lancaster and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel RFA Gold Rover sailed with Type 209 Diesel Electric submarine Queen Modjadji. The two British ships and […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The South African Navy sailed for Exercise Red Lion 2015 from Monday, 10 August 2015 to Friday, 21 August 2015 which took place in the False Bay area. EXERCISE RED LION takes place every two years and prepares the South African Navy to undertake missions as and when tasked by Joint Operations Headquarters. EXERCISE RED […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The German Navy and Air Force are once again enhancing their relationship with the South African Navy through a drill called “Good Hope VII”. As the “VII” in the name of the bilateral maneuver suggests, this is the seventh time the two countries are organizing the exercise. This is, however, the first time this maneuver […]

  • 13 March 2015

    French Navy Frigate FNS Floreal recently paid a visit to the South African Navy (SAN). The vessel berthed at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town on Friday, March 6, for an informal visit. Commander Marc Woodcock, Commanding Officer of FNS Floreal, who took command of the Reunion Island-based vessel on 10 July 2014, along with […]

  • 12 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    South African defense contractor Denel has teamed up with German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for joint work on South African Navy frigates and submarines. The two companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding on board the SAS Amatola, in Rostock, Germany, during the frigate’s deployment to European waters. Denel’s Maritime division will take responsibility for maintenance and upgrades on three […]

  • 18 February 2015

    The French Naval Ship (FNS) La Grandiere visited the port of Richards Bay, South Africa, from 14 to 18 February 2015. The Officer Commanding (OC) of FNS La Grandiere, Lt Cdr N. Napal paid a courtesy call to the mayor’s office to meet with the mayor, chief magistrate, police commissioner and the port captain. Lt […]

  • 10 June 2015

    French Navy’s offshore patrol vessel FNS Albatros (P681) will soon conclude it’s 47-year service. The vessel, which departed Cape Town yesterday for a final voyage to Brest in northwestern France, is set to be decommissioned in August 2015. FNS Albatros had a mission to protect the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) against piracy, drug warfare and […]

  • 15 July 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy frigate Ship HMAS ANZAC paid a formal visit to South Africa, Cape Town V&A Waterfront on July 6, 2015. HMAS ANZAC conducted a port call with an objective to enhance the relationship between the Australian Navy and the South African Navy. The Navy also hosted a formal function for the South African Navy […]

  • 12 February 2015

    Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in Simon’s Town, South Africa, on Friday, February 6, 2015. The vessel was accompanied by HMS Gold Rover. HMS Dragon announced her arrival with a traditional naval 21-gun-salute which was returned by Lower North Battery in Simon’s Town. The ships are currently deployed on operation Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) and will […]

  • 16 February 2017

    South African Navy frigate SAS Amatole visited Plymouth, UK, to mark the sinking of the South African troop ship Mendi 100 years ago off the Isle of Wight which coincides with the nation’s Armed Forces Day. Apart from the commemoration, SAS Amatola will spend a few weeks training with the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation. The captain of […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Southern African Shipyards has awarded subsea and offshore solution specialist Unique Group a contract to deliver dynamic positioning systems and navigational equipment for its hydrographic newbuilds. Through its Marine & Subsea division, Unique Group will be delivering the equipment for multiple – main and support vessels. Among the vessels to be fitted with the systems is […]

  • 21 April 2015

    The Brazilian Navy Ship, BNS Amazonas, an Offshore Patrol vessel visited the port of Cape Town, South Africa, over the period of 08-13 April 2015. BNS Amazonas was built by BAE Systems Portsmouth, launched on 18 November 2009 and commissioned on 29 June 2013 as part of the Grouping of Naval Southeast (Brazilian Navy). BNS Amazonas’ […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The South African Navy took delivery of a second South African-built Damen ATD Tug 2909 at the naval base in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, February 4, 2016. Escorted by SA Navy’s existing six tugs, Inyathi, as the tug was named, was welcomed into the naval fleet with a traditional sail past. Inyathi, meaning buffalo, is the […]

  • 18 May 2015

    French Navy’s offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit (P725) moored in Cape Town, South Africa, for a port call on Monday, 11 May. OPV L’Adroit came alongside after being at sea for three months, and stayed in town until yesterday, May 17, when it continued its deployment. The vessel was commissioned on 19 March, and handed over to the French Navy on 21 […]

  • 8 June 2015

    French Navy’s vessel FNS ALBATROS (P681) arrived at Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront on 3 June 2015. A French delegation visited Naval Base Simon’s Town to pay a courtesy call to Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Rear Admiral (JG) J.T. Dlamini. These were M. Xavier d’Argoeuves from the Consul of France, Colonel Olivier de […]