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Southern African Shipyards launches fourth new tug for Transnet

The Osprey tug.The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has received a fourth tug, from Southern African Shipyards (SAS), as it moves ahead with its R1.4 billion tug contract.

New Nigerian offshore patrol vessel on its way from China

A Nigerian P18N.NNS Unity, the Nigerian Navy’s second and final P18N offshore patrol vessel (OPV), has departed China and is scheduled to arrive in Nigeria at the beginning of November.

Egypt receives second Mistral class vessel; first Gowind floated

The Mistral class vessel Anwar el-Sadat.The Egyptian Navy has taken delivery of its second and final Mistral class landing helicopter dock, Anwar el-Sadat, while DCNS has floated the first of four Gowind corvettes for Egypt.

China’s Poly Defence partners with Denel

Zwelakhe Ntshepe and Liu Jianmin hold up Certificates of Partnership after signing an MoU at AAD 2016. Photo by Jonathan Katzenellenbogen.Denel and Poly Technologies, part of China’s mammoth state owned Poly Defence group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join forces in SA’s maritime rejuvenation. Poly Technologies aims to take a stake in the Simons Town shipyard and join Denel in constructing three naval vessels.

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