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Seychelles receives patrol boats from Sri Lanka

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The Seychelles Coast Guard has taken delivery of two Wave Rider inshore patrol boats from Sri Lanka, and will use them for maritime surveillance. The...

Kongsberg supplying tech for Project Hotel vessel

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Norwegian company Kongsberg Maritime will supply hydroacoustic and bridge system technology on the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel being acquired under Project...

Damen Lays Keel for Navy’s first IPV

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has ceremonially laid the keel for the South African Navy’s first of class Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel (MMIPV)...

Algeria getting more FPB 98 patrol boats

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The Algerian Navy has started taking delivery of ten new FPB 98 patrol boats from France’s Ocea, with the second one departing St Nazaire,...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 concludes

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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States concluded the eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise...

Pre-sail Training Concludes for Exercise Cutlass Express 2019

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Sailors from around the globe completed classroom and mock visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training with participating nations as part of exercise Cutlass...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 begins

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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the eighth iteration...

De Mist likely to be laid up until move to Armscor defence disposal

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The tug De Mist, now recovered by Navy divers, will, it appears, be alongside in Simon’s Town harbour for the foreseeable future. The workhorse was...

Algeria commissions two Kilo class submarines

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The Algerian Navy has commissioned into service two new Kilo class submarines delivered from Russia, the Ouarsenis and Hoggar. The vessels were commissioned on 9...

Egyptian Meko contract moving ahead

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After being blocked by Germany in November 2018, it appears that Egypt's purchase of a Meko frigate from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is moving...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...