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Second ex-Italian FREMM frigate delivered to Egypt

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The Egyptian Navy has received the second FREMM frigate, ENS Bernees, from Italy. The vessel arrived in Alexandria on 14 April. ENS Bernees was formerly...

Nigerian Navy receives new survey vessel NNS Lana

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The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of the purpose-built survey vessel NNS Lana at the Ocea shipyard in France. The vessel was handed over during...

MMIPV names await Ministerial approval

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The Ministerial stamp of approval is all that remains for the new SA Navy (SAN) platforms – its multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) –...

Confiscated abalone numbers drop as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions bite

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The amount of poached abalone confiscated by South African authorities dropped from 66 tons in 2018 to 13 tons in 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions...

Nigerian Navy records substantial number of recent acquisitions

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The Nigerian Navy (NN) has made significant progress in the recapitalisation of its fleet, with dozens of vessels commissioned in 2020 and more on...

France’s Ufast delivers patrol boat Taouay to Senegal

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France’s Ufast shipyard has handed over the 33 metre long RPB 33 patrol boat Taouay to Senegal’s Navy. It was formally transferred in a ceremony...

Algeria preparing to receive hydrographic survey vessel from France’s Ocea

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The Algerian Navy will soon take delivery of an OSV 95 offshore support vessel from France’s Ocea. The vessel, El Masseh, was seen around Brest,...
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Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

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Shipping was on the move again late on Monday in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking...

Indian Navy ship visits Madagascar

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The Indian Naval Ship INS Shardul made a port call at Antsiranana, Madagascar, as part of First Training Squadron’s (1TS) Overseas Deployment from 21...

ISS: Stranded Suez ship confounds world uneasy about the long haul

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A prolonged blockage of the Suez Canal threatened to choke the world economy, with significant impacts for Africa. The Suez Canal is one of the...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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