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The Germans have arrived

The FGS Brandenburg approachs Simons Town. Photo by Dean Wingrin.The German Navy could not have chosen a more appropriate frigate to accompany their Task Group which arrived in Simon’s Town on Monday to participate in Exercise Good Hope VI.

Parade for new Simon’s Town naval base boss

David Mkhonto saluting a naval parade at Simons Town.A Change of Command Parade for Flag Officer Commanding Naval Base Simon’s Town took place there on Friday 27 February.

Exercise Good Hope starts on Monday

Ex Good HopeThe quiet buzz around Simon’s Town in anticipation of Exercise Good Hope goes up in the decibel level on Monday when a gun salute marks the start of the bi-national exercise between the South African and German navies.

New Indian-made Mauritian Coast Guard OPV sails home

CGS Barracuda.The Mauritius Coast Guard Service (MCGS) will shortly take delivery of its largest multi-role Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Barracuda which began sailing home from the Indian manufacturer's dockyard in the port of Kolkata earlier this month following its formal hand-over to Mauritius on 20 December last year.

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