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Petram Sandock Maritime Systems confident their JV can meet Ghana’s maritime security requirements

African-owned maritime and defence companies Sandock Austral and Petram Fortis have teamed up to offer maritime security solutions to Ghana through the newly established...

Paramount announces platinum sponsorship of IMDEC as West African piracy surges

Paramount Group has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) taking place from 6-8 July in Accra, Ghana. Recognised...

Egypt opens new naval base close to border with Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday inaugurated the new ‘3 July’ naval base in Gargoub on the country’s northwestern coast near Libya. Egypt said...

SAN Hydrographic Office marks 70 years of service

The crew of SAS Protea (A324), affectionately and widely known as the SA Navy’s “White Lady” because she is not armed, serve on the...

US Naval Forces Africa ships participate in exercise African Lion

US Sixth Fleet ships, Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), and expeditionary fast...

Maritime medicine health support keeps SA Navy personnel mission ready

The Institute for Maritime Medicine (IMM) was established to satisfy the unique interaction between medical services onboard SA Navy ships and specialised medical services...

Damen launches new LST for the Nigerian Navy

Damen Shipyards has launched a new Landing Ship Tank (LST) for the Nigerian Navy at Damen’s facility in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. When commissioned,...

SharpEye radars to be fitted to SA Navy’s new inshore patrol vessels

SharpEye radar systems will be fitted to the three new Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) being built by Damen Shipyards Cape Town for the...

Iran’s biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman

Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, but the crew were safely rescued, Iranian...

Exercise Phoenix Express concludes in Tunisia

The sixteenth iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express came to an end in Tunisia on 28 May. US Naval Forces Europe and Africa...


Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...