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Joint Standing Committee on Defence visits RDM, DSCT

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) has paid a visit to Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) and Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) as a...

SA Navy MMIPV project has supported over 1 000 jobs

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The construction of three new multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) for the South African Navy has created over 1 000 direct jobs at shipbuilder...

Lobese grateful for efficient new inshore patrol vessels, but says more...

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Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, has expressed gratitude that the Navy is receiving new inshore patrol vessels, which are...

SA Navy receives second patrol vessel SAS King Shaka Zulu

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The Chief of the South African Navy and King of the Zulu nation were among the dignitaries present in Durban on Friday for the...

Second SA Navy inshore patrol vessel on track for month-end handover

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The South African Navy (SAN) will at the end of this month commission into service its second multi-mission inshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) as part...

Damen patrol vessels in Cape Town

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It cannot have escaped the notice of the casual maritime observer that Cape Town is the home of one of the World’s largest, and...

Civil unrest, COVID-19 and natural disaster delay delivery of new Navy...

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Floods, civil unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic have substantially delayed the South African Navy’s Project Biro (for multi-mission inshore patrol vessels) and Project Hotel...

Second SA Navy MMIPV ready for launch

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town will soon launch the second multi-mission inshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) for the South African Navy (SAN), with handover next year...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town receives award for Occupation Qualification apprentices

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an award from the higher education and training establishment Northlink College in recognition of DSCT’s role in...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town supports disadvantaged communities on Mandela Day 2022

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To mark Mandela Day 2022, the management and staff of Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) reached out to support the local disadvantaged communities of...

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

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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...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town launches first SA Navy Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) for the South African Navy (SAN), ordered...

Damen reaches out to Groote Schuur healthcare workers

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Damen Shipyard Cape Town’s (DSCT's) social and community responsibility initiative delivered 4 000 care packages to nursing staff at Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital. The...

DSCT, SA Navy hold blessing ceremony for first new inshore patrol...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) and the South African Navy (SAN) have held a blessing ceremony for the first of three new multi-mission inshore...

Project Biro on schedule, with delivery for mid-2021

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Project Biro, for the construction three new inshore patrol vessels for the South African Navy, is well on track, with the first vessel to...

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)...

Damen to present leasing fund for African shipowners

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Damen will present its new vessel leasing fund, which is specifically designed for African shipowners, at the first Damen Fishing Seminar being...

Netherlands show confidence in South African maritime cluster

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The Netherlands has pledged its support to the South African maritime sector this week, with the Netherlands Consulate General and Damen Shipyards...

Armscor finally orders inshore patrol vessels for SA Navy

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State defence acquisition agency Armscor has placed an order for three inshore patrol vessels (IPVs) from Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) under...

Feature: The South African naval shipbuilding industry

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South Africa's shipbuilding industry produces hundreds of vessels every year, with more than 90% being exported, and this includes naval vessels, from...

Southern African Shipyards using Vard design to meet SA Navy hydrographic...

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Southern African Shipyards has been selected as the preferred bidder to supply a new hydrographic survey vessel to the South African Navy,...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town nearly finished third FCS 5009 multirole vessel

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town is building a third FCS 5009 multirole vessel on stock and is marketing it to military, offshore, coast...

Damen ready to supply vessels for Projects Hotel and Biro

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is ready and willing to supply offshore and inshore patrol vessels to the South African Navy under...

Global reach for local shipyard

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Being part of an international shipbuilding group has given Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) the leverage to work in markets not only...

Damen Shipyards delivers second support vessel to SMIT Amandla Marine

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The second of two vessels destined to support the world's largest offshore diamond mining operation has been officially named, seven months after...

Second new tug enters SA Navy service

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The South African Navy has taken delivery of a second tug, Inyathi, from Damen Shipyards Cape Town, after receiving the first in...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town showcases facilities to SA Trade and Industry...

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) recently hosted Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, who reviewed some of the vessels under construction...

Damen busy building second tug for South African Navy

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) is currently building the second Damen ATD 2909 tug for the South African Navy, which will be...

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