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  • 5 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Indian, Brazilian and South African Naval forces put up naval demonstrations for IBSAMAR IV Media Day at South African Navy Training base in Saldanha Bay, SAS Saldanha, on Thursday October 30, 2014. Inside the inner harbour two South African Naval ships, SAS SPIOENKOP and SAS UMHLOTI, were used as platforms while the Indian and Brazilian ships were […]

  • 31 October 2014

    The Namibian Navy visited the South African Navy at Fleet Command Headquarters on 20 October 2014. The Namibian members were here over the period 20- 25 October 2014. The visit formed part of their maritime domain awareness capability tour. The members were welcomed officially to the fleet and escorted to a courtesy call in Flag […]

  • 30 October 2014

    Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited U.S. Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Sicily, Oct. 29. During an all hands call with Sailors, Ferguson discussed the importance of the mission in Sigonella. NAS Sigonella is a very important base for the Navy in the Mediterranean. He spoke of the importance of Sigonella’s strategic […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This year’s Exercise IBSAMAR, a Multinational Maritime Exercise held between South Africa, Brazil and India, is being led by South Africa. The exercise started on Monday 20 October 2014 with the arrival of the Indian Frigate INS TEG and Brazilian Navy Ship BNS Barrosso. The exercise will end on Friday 07 November 2014. The Indian and […]

  • 27 October 2014

    Adm. Mark Ferguson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay on October 23 for the first time since taking command in July. During the all hands call Furguson imparted on Sailors the importance of their mission in Souda: You represent the United States Navy and the United States to the people […]

  • 9 October 2014

    Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and the Royal UK Navy’s ‘floating clinic’ RFA Argus will join the fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Three Merlins from 820 Naval Air Squadron will join Argus and sail to Sierra Leone to support UK’s growing effort on land to deal with the […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Italian Navy engaged in three rescue operations saving the lives of hundreds of migrants that reached the Strait of Sicily from the North African coasts onboard rickety boats on Friday.   ITS Sirio rescued 105 migrants from an inflatable boat. The vessel then reached the Singaporean motor ship Stjerneborg to take onboard 55 more people rescued […]

  • 22 September 2014

    A combined Australian and New Zealand operation conducted 260 km off the coast of Africa has seized more than 5.6 tonnes of cannabis resin, worth an estimated $280 million (AUD).   The five day operation involved the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion, which was called […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe and the U.S. concluded the Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference, Sept. 17.   The 3-day conference allowed training officers from African maritime forces to express maritime capacity desires and work with U.S. and European stakeholders to build training plans to meet capability gaps. The conference also allowed for […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 3-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, Sept. 15.   The Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference aims to align individual African nation maritime security goals, APS training opportunities, and comprehensive regional standards. The conference is scheduled to […]

  • 5 August 2014

    During the last week end naval air units of the Italian Navy were busy rescuing migrants on boats arriving from North African coasts.   Between Friday and Sunday, over 2,500 have been rescued as part of the country’s Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) operation with several units, including frigates Aliseo and Fasan corvette Sfinge, and amphibious […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On 21 July four Italian Navy units faced emergency and rescued many would-be migrants coming from North African coasts.   Corvette Sfinge rescued 95 people (including two women) from a raft; amphibious vessel San Giorgio went to the aid of two boats, rescuing 276 people (including 33 women and 5 children); two migrants had to be […]

  • 23 July 2014

    U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.   U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, presided over the change of command ceremony. Gen. Philip Breedlove, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe/Commander, U.S. European Command […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two British ships have carried out exercises with the French and Guinean Navies off the coast of West Africa.   HMS Iron Duke and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Black Rover have carried out Officer of the Watch manoeuvres in the Atlantic Ocean with the French frigate Commandant Blaison, two Guinean patrol vessels, and an […]

  • 17 July 2014

    For the first time in 15 years, the Royal UK Navy has visited Guinea in West Africa, when HMS Iron Duke put into Conakry for four days.   Going alongside in the city port the warship was joined by RFA Black Rover to conduct capability development and training for Guinean forces. The two ships combined […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Whilst conducting counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa different nations from different task forces often meet. In this case the US supply ship USNS Joshua Humphreys from Task Force 53 provided two flagships with fuel.   FGS Brandenburg flagship of the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta took station on the supplier’s left and […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Table Mountain provided the impressive background to HMS Portland’s berth on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town as she arrived for a three-day visit.   Shortly before sailing into the South African capital, HMS Portland held a series of exercises with the South African submarine Charlotte Maxeke which provided an ideal opportunity for […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just concluded her participation in the international exercise ‘Saharan Express’ intended to develop and strengthen the capabilities of African nations in the control of their own territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.   The African Partnership Station (APS) is an initiative designed to enhance the stability and […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has left Cartagena to take part in different cooperation-related activities in the African continent that the Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy carry out as part of the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative. The deployment is scheduled to conclude on May 11th.   During this […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) held an African American/Black History Month observance on the ship’s mess decks Feb. 21.   This year’s theme highlighted civil rights in America and how it has shaped the country. The program recognized how the Civil Rights Act helped to strengthen the Navy. The master of ceremonies, […]

  • 3 January 2014

    The Italian Navy Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship San Marco saved 233 migrants from an ill-fated journey in the Mediterranean waters south of Sicily late Wednesday, Reuters reports. The immigrants were subsequently transferred to a frigate, which ferried them to Augusta, a port town in eastern Sicily, according to Italian Navy officials. The migrants are […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian aircraft carrier Cavour is on her way to the Port Rashid in Dubai, the Gulf News reports. The aircraft carrier will pay a week-long visit to Dubai to improve Italy’s economic, defense and humanitarian relations with the Middle East and Africa. In addition, business and governmental talks will be held during the ship’s visit. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 November 2013

    More than 200 participants including representatives from African nations, the shipping industry, legal experts and NATO discussed the continuing threat of piracy off the eastern African coast at an international conference held in Djibouti this week. The meeting was the 15th Plenary of the Contact Group on Piracy off the coast of Somalia. It was […]

  • 31 October 2013

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa is set to visit with the South African navy, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1. Adm. Bruce W. Clingan is meeting with the Chief of the South African navy in Pretoria, Vice Adm. Johannes Refiloe Mudimu and with the Flag Officer Fleet of the South African navy, Rear Adm. […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The South African Ship Spioenkop is expected to head for a patrol mission today, according to the SABC. The ship is being sent on a month-long patrol aimed at strengthening South African Navy’s relations with its African counterparts. SAS Spioenkop is the third of four Valour class frigates of the South African Navy built by […]