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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...

Italy considering sale of two FREMM frigates to Egypt

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Italy is considering the sale of two FREMM frigates to Egypt, months after it was reported the two countries were close to signing a...

Project Hotel sees progress but funding is a concern

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Project Hotel, for the provision of a new hydrographic survey vessel for the South African Navy, is seeing concrete progress, with six out of...

Project Biro on schedule, with delivery for mid-2021

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Project Biro, for the construction three new inshore patrol vessels for the South African Navy, is well on track, with the first vessel to...

Ramaphosa signs hydrographic bill into law

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law legislation that will improve the safety of navigation in South Africa’s territorial waters, with the Hydrographic Act...

Coronavirus puts paid to Ex Ibsamar

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There will be no Exercise Ibsamar this year. The tri-nation naval exercise is cancelled, not postponed, according to the Joint Operations Division of the...

Sandock Austral Shipyards making progress with Project Hotel

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Sandock Austral Shipyards, previously known as Southern African Shipyards, is moving swiftly ahead with the construction of the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey...

Egypt launches another locally built corvette

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The Egyptian Navy has launched its third locally built Gowind class corvette, which was constructed at the Alexandria Shipyard. The ENS Luxor (986), built by...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...