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USNS Carson City visits Senegal

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USNS Carson City (T-EFP 7), a Military Sealift Command Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Dakar, Senegal, on 6 July for the first...

CSIR to provide weather monitoring support to Transnet

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has signed a three-year, multimillion-rand contract with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) for the maintenance of...

Durban port call for French patrol vessel

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French naval vessel Le Champlain arrives in Durban on Monday for a routine port call – the first for one the B2M multi-mission platforms...

SA’s marine protection increases

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The gazetting of a network of 20 new representative Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) has increased South Africa’s marine ecosystem area...

Kenyan Navy visits Mozambique

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The Kenyan Navy vessel KNS Jasiri has stopped in Maputo, Mozambique, whilst on a training cruise and delivered nearly 6 tons of medical supplies...

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...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...