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Sekhukhune commissioned at NS Durban

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Just over a month after she was handed to the SA Navy (SAN), the first of three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) was yesterday...

SA Navy patrol squadron numbers two platforms

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“Something old, something new” probably best describes the present state of the patrol squadron on the SA Navy planning board. The “old” part of the...

Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

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The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. Norway and Ghana introduced the initiative and led the...

SAS Spioenkop arrives back in Simons Town

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The South African Navy’s Valour class frigate SAS Spioenkop (F147) has returned to her port in Naval Base Simon’s Town after a months-long deployment...

SA Navy celebrates SAS Protea’s 50th birthday

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On 23 May, the South African Navy (SAN) celebrated a remarkable achievement when its hydrographic survey vessel SAS Protea turned fifty. This is the...

Nigerian Navy to acquire a second tank landing ship

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Having just taken delivery of a first new tank landing ship, the NNS Kada, the Nigerian Navy has revealed that it will be acquiring...

SAS Spioenkop returns home from Mozambique

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The South African Navy's frigate SAS Spioenkop (F147) is currently steaming home after an Operation Vikela deployment off Mozambique and once back in South...

Exercise Phoenix Express 2022 begins in Tunisia

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Tunisia’s Defence Minister Imed Memmiche has kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2022, the 17th iteration of the North African maritime exercise that is taking...

OSI’s INTS passes sea acceptance test for SA Navy’s new inshore patrol vessels

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The Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS) being supplied by OSI Maritime Systems for the South African Navy’s new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs)...

Attack against yacht off Yemen highlights need for continued maritime security

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Armed men attacked and attempted to board the sailing yacht Lakota off the coast of Yemen on 19 May but the vessel has been...

Planning on track for Exercise Oxide 2022

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SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town next week welcomes a three officer French Armed Forces delegation for an Exercise Oxide mid-term planning...

First Multi-Mission patrol vessel handed over to the SA Navy

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The first of three new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) built under Project Biro was handed over to the South African Navy (SAN) on...

Senior academic reflects on history of the SA Navy

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Senior Professor (Emeritus) and Research Fellow at the University of Free State (UFS) Andre Wessels compiled a brief history of the SA Navy (SAN)...

More huge drug busts in the Gulf of Oman

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United States and Royal Navy vessels have seized two large drug shipments in the Gulf of Oman as part of Combined Task Force (CTF)...

Navy adds first MMIPV to fleet inventory on Wednesday

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Come Wednesday, the maritime component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), will take the first of three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) into...

Feature: Nigerian Navy makes giant strides in Gulf of Guinea operations

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The Nigerian Navy has made great strides over the past few years in its efforts to address maritime insecurity in West Africa and the...

Indian Ocean Commission helps Africa’s island states fight sea crime

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The Baba Ali, a Seychellois fishing vessel, was passing through the Seychelles exclusive economic zone (EEZ) when authorities intercepted it in May 2021. Through an...

South African Navy officers welcomed at Indian maritime information centre

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Two Liaison Officers from the South African Navy (SAN) were recently welcomed at India’s strategic Information Fusion Centre - Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR), located...

Major decline in West African piracy, but Gulf of Guinea remains world hotspot

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Piracy off West African in 2021 declined dramatically – almost by half compared to the previous year – but the region still remains the...

Dorado boats integral to MRS patrols off Mozambique

An integral part of the maritime component of SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique) is shallow water island patrols conducted by elements...

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