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Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

Iran’s navy thwarts pirate attack on Iranian tanker – report

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Iranian naval forces intervened on Saturday to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, Iran's state media reported. Pirates...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveil underground missile base in Gulf: state media

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Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of...

Putin, extending Russian footprint, approves new naval facility in Sudan

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President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the creation of a Russian naval facility in Sudan capable of mooring nuclear-powered surface vessels, clearing the way...

International naval operation nets 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days

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A multilateral naval anti-drug operation confiscated 50 tonnes of cocaine in 45 days, Colombia President Ivan Duque said on Friday. The Orion V operation -...

After US warning, Iran says its navy will still operate in...

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The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned...

SA Navy frigate and submarine midlife upgrades on hold

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Yet another indicator of the sorry state the South African military finds itself in comes in the latest Armscor annual report where it is...

Updating the SA Navy Roll of honour

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The updating of the South African Navy Roll of Honour was initiated by Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral Bravo Mhlana, as part of the...

Retired Navy officer guilty of leaking classified information

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A retired senior Navy officer has been found guilty of supplying “sensitive and classified information to foreign intelligence services, certain journalists and representatives of...

SA Navy highlights achievements, upcoming events during portfolio visit

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The South Africa Navy has highlighted recent achievements and upcoming events, including a naval exercise with Russia and China, during an oversight visit by...

Book marks 25 years of a democratic Navy

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The South African Navy (SA Navy) has published a new coffee table style photo book focusing on the Navy’s activities and accomplishments of the...

SA Navy visited by Sri Lanka Defence Service Command and Staff...

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The Sri Lanka Defence Service Command and Staff College (DSCSC) led by Air Commodore Camillus Bertram Labrooy along with his delegation consisting of 16...

Greater collaboration in maritime security, trade could be key to Africa’s...

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Maritime security and trade may be the key to Africa’s economic future, according to Eric Ichikowitz, senior vice president of Paramount Group. Despite the seismic...

New base and vessels for Ghana’s Navy

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Ghana has recently signed a contract worth $200 million to construct a Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Edzinlibo in the Western Region in order...

First SA Navy non-white female submarine officer

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Sub-lieutenant Gillian Malouw is the first qualified non-white female SA Navy submarine officer. She was recently presented with the coveted submarine badge number and leather...

Iranian Navy thwarts pirate attack

Iranian naval forces repelled pirates attacking an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, state television reported. The broadcast said pirates in 11 speedboats...

National status on the way for Navy Hydrographer

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The SA Navy Hydrographic Office has been operational for more than 60 years supporting safe navigation at sea in the South Africa...

Dozens of migrants missing off Libya – claim

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Survivors from a boat that foundered off Libya's coast said about 50 people who embarked with them were feared dead, while the...

Algerian Navy takes delivery of training vessel

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The Algerian Navy has received the El Mellah vessel from Poland, which will be used to train naval personnel. The vessel arrived in...

Migrants rescued by Tunisian navy

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Tunisia's navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe...

More migrant bodies recovered by Tunisian navy

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Tunisia's navy recovered 26 more Tunisian migrant bodies after a boat sank last week in a collision with a navy vessel, bringing...

Migrants rescued by Tunisian navy

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The Tunisian navy rescued 98 Tunisians fleeing to Europe when their boat started sinking off Kerkenah, the national guard said. Separately, the...

Libyan navy seizes tanker, smuggling suspected

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Libyan naval forces seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker and detained its mainly Filipino crew on suspicion of smuggling oil off the Abu...

Italy gives green light to Libya naval mission

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Italy's parliament authorised a limited naval mission to help Libya's coastguard curb migrant flows, a source of growing political friction ahead of...

Mediterranean migrants rescued by Irish navy

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An Irish naval ship rescued 712 people including pregnant women and infants off the coast of the Libyan capital of Tripoli as...

Chinese navy hands pirates to Somali authorities

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A Chinese navy ship handed three suspected pirates to Somali authorities, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp...

U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump’s expansion plan

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The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow...

Naval warfare market worth $50 billion by 2026

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The global naval vessels, surface combatants, and related maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market will grow from $36.3 billion in 2016 to...

Libyan navy fires on migrant rescuers – thought they were smugglers

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A Libyan navy boat fired warning shots at a search and rescue vessel operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) earlier this month...

Italy rescues more than three thousand migrants over weekend

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Italian coastguard and navy ships rescued over 3 300 migrants in 26 separate operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, a spokesperson...

Guinean sailors arrested after clash with Sierra Leona navy

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Sierra Leone was holding 11 Guineans including military personnel in custody on Wednesday following a confrontation at sea involving the two West...

Dishonourable discharge for Navy rating

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That ill-discipline and criminal acts will not tolerated in the SA Navy has been ably demonstrated by the dishonourable discharge of an...

Thales wins support contract for MRR radars aboard Norwegian corvettes

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Thales has signed the first contract to provide through-life support for six MRR (Multi-Role Radar) systems aboard Royal Norwegian Navy Skjold-class corvettes....

Manthatisi refit nearing completion

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The planned refit, including battery replacement, of SAS Manthatisi, the first of the SA Navy's (SAN) Heroine Class submarines, is expected to...

Cybicom Atlas Defence, Rhino Marine team up

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Cybicom Atlas Defence and Rhino Marine have taken another step forward in their joint concept for small boat operations aimed at the...

Navy recruitment scam

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Job market scammers are again targeting the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), specifically the SA Navy, at a time when many...

DAFF fleet still in Simon’s town

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Despite the expiration of an agreement for the Navy to operate the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) research and patrol...

Silvermine copper theft not affecting naval communications

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The theft of substantial quantities of copper cable from the Navy's communications centre at Silvermine has not impacted in any way on...

Reserves important for Navy operations

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The South African Navy has formulated a Reserve Force strategy at a Reserve indaba held in Simon's Town, due to it being...

Navy contract for DAFF fleet “will not be extended”

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The "acquisition" of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) vessels has cost the Navy about R21 million in the 11...

DAFF ships set to leave Navy

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With six weeks to go before a decision on the future management of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) fleet...

Something fishy in the Navy

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The Navy, in common with other SA National Defence Force arms of service, is facing ever increasing demands for its services but...

Modjadji pressure hull undamaged

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The SA Navy says the diesel-electric attack submarine SAS Queen Modjadji I did not suffer damage to its pressure hull when it...

West African, European and US navies and coast guards plan exercise...

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Military and civilian maritime professionals from West Africa, Europe, and the United States have finalized a challenging training agenda for exercise Saharan...

Navy to establish Maritime Awareness Centres

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The South African Navy is to establish to two Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Centres. One centre will based at Silvermine in Cape...

Russian Pacific Fleet servicemen hold joint exercise in Seychelles

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Russian sailors have conducted a joint anti-piracy exercise with their counterparts in the Seychelles during the visit of the Pacific Fleet ship...

Second of three Sigma frigates transferred to Royal Moroccan Navy

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The Royal Moroccan Navy has received its second Sigma class frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail, after the vessel completed outfitting and sea trials. The...

SMC agenda to be presented at IONS

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The Southern African Development Community's (SADC's) Standing Maritime Committee (SMC) will present their common SADC maritime security agenda at the Indian Ocean...

Navy budget in doldrums

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Despite a stated requirement for patrol vessels (Project Biro), the South Africa Navy's already-tiny budget will grow at just 7.6 percent over...

UK to order four new RFA tankers

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The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence will buy four new 37 000-tonne tankers for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) to support future...