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Crew kidnappings on the rise off West Africa

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned that violent attacks against ships and their crews have increased this year, with the Gulf of Guinea...

Cameroon to receive ex-US Island Class patrol boats

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Cameroon will be receiving two refurbished Island Class patrol boats from the United States this year, requesting them under the Excess Defence Articles programme. News...

New Flag Officer Fleet has 23 years service in the SA Navy

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The recently appointed SA Navy Flag Officer Fleet (FOF) is a 23-year veteran of the maritime service. Forty-six- year-old Rear Admiral Musawenkosi “Kop” Nkomonde was...

African navy orders two Israeli offshore patrol vessels

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An unidentified African country has ordered two OPV 45 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) from Israel Shipyards. The company announced the agreement on 9 July, saying...

SA Special Forces workboat delivered

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Veecraft Marine has delivered a 20 metre workboat, Inkanyamba, to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), whose Special Forces will use it for...

Ex-SA Navy minesweeper sinks in Durban harbour

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A former SA Navy wooden-hulled minesweeper partially sank in Durban harbour earlier this week. Sixty-year-old SAS Durban was handed to the port museum 32 years...

Algerian Navy orders Chinese corvette

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Algeria’s Navy will in two years’ time take delivery of a 96 metre long corvette from China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZ). The project was revealed...

US, Senegalese naval leaders reaffirm commitment to partnership

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Major General Patrick J Hermesmann, commander of US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, spoke by phone with Rear Admiral Oumar Wade, chief of...

International Day of the Seafarer

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Seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, essential in maintaining the flow of vital goods, including food, medicines and medical supplies. The worldwide...

Five maritime patrols this year under Operation Corona

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The South Africa Navy plans to carry out five maritime patrols during the current financial year under the border safeguarding Operation Corona. This is according...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...