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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams completes repairs in Cape Town

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has become the first such vessel to complete repairs in South Africa after...

Nigerian Navy orders new survey vessel from Ocea

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After receiving the 60 metre NNS Lana hydrographic survey vessel from Ocea earlier this year, the Nigerian Navy has ordered a 35 metre hydrographic...

Aresa patrol boats delivered to Nigeria

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Spain’s Grup Aresa Internacional has delivered four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. The company last month said the boats has been...

US Navy and Africa Command engaging with SA Navy during ship visit

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Senior officers from the US Navy and US Africa Command (Africom) are holding talks with the SA Navy as part of the United States...

Nigerien forces receive river patrol training

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Nigerien forces recently received special training in river-based patrolling on the Niger River. The training by a mobile team from the US Naval Small Craft...

Egypt getting Searanger naval guns

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Egypt will be getting $20 million worth of Searanger 20 mm naval guns from the United States under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract. The...

Kenya’s Manda Bay now a naval base

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has upgraded Naval Station Manda Bay to a naval base due to its strategic importance in enhancing counter-terrorism efforts and...

Navy “pre-occupied” with arrival of new platforms

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The first of three new inshore patrol vessels, officially known as multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs), has not yet made her maiden voyage to...

Department of Defence selling derelict ex-Special Forces vessels

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The Department of Defence (DoD) is selling off four unserviceable ex-Special Forces workboats that were used at Langebaan. According to the tender documents published in...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams returns to Cape Town

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The United States Navy Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Cape Town for a scheduled port visit on Saturday...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...