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Damen building offshore vessel for De Beers Namibia

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Damen Shipyards Group has started construction of a new offshore vessel for De Beers Marine Namibia, which will use it for marine diamond recovery. A...

Agulhas II returns from Marion Island relief voyage

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The South African maritime research vessel SA Agulhas II is back in Cape Town after her annual Marion island relief voyage which also saw...

Egypt launches locally built corvette

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The Egyptian Navy has launched its second locally built Gowind class corvette, Al-Moez, which was built by the Alexandria Shipyard Company in cooperation with...

AFRICOM commander visits USCGC Thetis

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Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, met with personnel from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) on 8 May...

Egypt receives third Type 209 submarine from Germany

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has launched the third of four Type 209/1400mod class submarines for the Egyptian Navy at a ceremony in Kiel, Germany. As...

SA Navy minesweeper exercises with French naval vessels

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The South African Navy’s minesweeper SAS Umzimkulu carried out exercises with the French frigate La Fayette and landing helicopter dock Tonnerre as they sailed...

Senegal orders more RPB 33 patrol boats from France

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France’s Raidco Marine has received an order from Senegal for the delivery of two more RPB 33 patrol boats, after the shipyard delivered a...

Abu Dhabi’s Privinvest sues Mozambique in debt scandal

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Abu Dhabi-based shipbuilder Privinvest said on Monday it had begun arbitration proceedings to claim compensation against three Mozambican state-owned companies at the centre of...

Royal Canadian Navy warships make Phoenix Express debut

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On March 29, the 15th edition of the training event PHOENIX EXPRESS officially began in Casablanca, Morocco. Following a formal opening ceremony ships and...

French amphibious task force takes a breather in the Cape

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French task force “Jeanne d'Arc” 2019, a five month operational deployment of a two-vessel amphibious battle group, arrived in Cape Town on the morning...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...