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  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Brazilian Navy’s BNS Amazonas came alongside in Cape Town, South Africa at the V&A Waterfront for a port call on January 8. BNS Amazonas, a 90-meter offshore patrol vessel, left Brazil late December 2015. The ship forms part of the south east naval grouping of the Brazilian Navy which is used in performing maritime security in […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian Navy sail training ship, STS Young Endeavour docked at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa on November 18. The ship will remain in port until November 25. This is its second voyage to visit South Africa since 1988. The tall ship was built in 1987 in the United Kingdom and […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities

    10 November 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia, stressing that while the threat from Somali pirates has declined, it still remains a matter of “grave concern.” Adopting a unanimous resolution, the 15-member body […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Centinela set sail from Ferrol to conduct a series of activities with regional navies as part of the Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative. These deployments are intended to enhance maritime security and cooperative security operations in West Africa and the Gulf […]

  • 17 September 2015
    Authorities

    Taking a short break from counter-piracy operations in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, TCG Gemlik came alongside in the Horn of Africa’s Djibouti port. During the visit, Rear Admiral Ayhan Bay, Commander Combined Task Force (CCTF) 151, called on the Defence Minister His Excellency Hassan Darar Houffaneh; the Djibouti Armed Forces Deputy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. Anzac departed Sydney in March and has transited the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, Suez Canal, the Mediterranean Sea and the North and South Atlantic en route to Cape Town. […]

  • 16 June 2015
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    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 […]

  • 18 May 2015
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    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 […]

  • 21 April 2015
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    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’ […]

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

    Royal Navy’s HMS Dragon played a three-day game of cat and mouse with a South African submarine – one of the highlights of her visit to Cape Town on the latest stage of her Atlantic/Pacific odyssey. After a mid-deployment break around the Cape of Good Hope in Simon’s Town Naval Base, the Portsmouth-based destroyer and […]

  • 17 March 2015
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    Australian Navy’s HMAS Success has again proven her flexibility by providing short notice logistical help to a United States 6th Fleet Task Force operating off the east coast of Africa. The tanker auxiliary oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys suffered a breakdown which, for a time, prevented her from refuelling or re-supplying the vessels of Task Force […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) was awarded a contract to provide the South African Navy with Tactical-Asset Control and Tracking Systems (T-ACT). The systems will be installed on rigid-hull inflatable boats to support maritime security operations. T-ACT is a navigation and command, control and communication suite designed for small craft operations, including maritime and boarder security agencies. […]

  • 12 February 2015
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    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 […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) named Operations Specialist 1st Class Jamell Naylor, from Chicago, as the command’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Jan. 21, 2015. During a ceremony amongst his peers, Naylor was personally congratulated by NAVEUR-NAVAF Chief of Staff, Rear Adm. John Nowell, for his outstanding performance. Operations Specialist 1st Class Jamell Naylor, said: I […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, the Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited senior leadership in Djibouti on 9 December 2014, building on existing relationships to cement and reinforce the bonds between the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the north African country. During his visit to Djibouti, Rear Admiral Wanich met with leaders of the […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) named Personnel Specialist 1st Class Roger Estrada, from Upland, California, as the command’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Dec. 4, 2014. During a ceremony amongst his peers, Estrada was announced and personally congratulated by NAVEUR-NAVAF Chief of Staff Rear Adm. John Nowell for his performance. During Operation United Assistance, Estrada monitored […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The incoming Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) maritime security and counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), conducted successful staff talks with the US Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) Command in Naples, Italy, on 1 December 2014. During the visit, Commodore Brian Santarpia and his staff met with Chief of Staff to Commander […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 25 November the outgoing 20th Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft Contingent held a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony with the 21st Contingent team to hand over their counter-piracy duties in the Horn of Africa. The ceremony took place at the French Air Base in Djibouti. The military ceremony was presided over by the Spanish […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    HMAS Toowoomba has intercepted a vessel carrying approximately 388 kilograms of heroin in international waters off the east coast of Africa. The drug seizure on 17 November 2014 was part of a determined multi-national campaign to disrupt drug smuggling in the Indian Ocean, profits from which provide funding for known terrorist organisations. The heroin, with […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to the Italian Navy. The Portuguese Navy’s Offshore patrol vessel Viana do Castelo conducted its first rescue operations as part of the EU Operation Triton, which was launched on November 1. All rescued migrants were transferred to ITS San Giorgio on […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities

    The Brazilian Navy contingent led by Rear Admiral Renato Melo arrived on Saturday, 25 October 2014, to visit the South African Navy as the highest level representatives of the Brazilian Navy for EXERCISE IBSAMAR IV. They were also present at the VIP Media Day held at SAS SALDANHA and departed on Monday, 03 November 2014. […]