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Pennant numbers allocated for new IPVs

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2021 is still a way off but this has not stopped the SA Navy allocating pennant numbers to the three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels...

Navy numbers boosted by MSD passing out parade

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A hundred and seventy-two young men and women successfully completed the initial stage of Military Skills Development (MSD) and will do functional training ahead...

Navy marks 25 years of democracy in SA

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Twenty-five years of democracy and a national defence force representative of all South Africans will this year be marked by the SA Navy. Tshintsha, a...

Navy playing Op Copper cards close to the chest – military...

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An SA Navy decision not to comment on an Operation Copper anti-piracy deployment has not improved the public image or perception of the maritime...

New marine protected areas need patrolling – ISS

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The recent gazetting of 20 new marine protected areas (MPAs) in terms of South Africa’s Operation Phakisa to develop the blue economy is welcoming...

Navy successfully tests new submarine escape safety system

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Shortcomings in a two-man escape submarine procedure have been remedied by South African ingenuity and successfully tested onboard SAS 'Manthatisi in False Bay. The tower...

Naval Base Durban – a work in progress

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In December 2015 a sod-turning ceremony marked the reincarnation of Naval Base Durban but it was not to be a phoenix-like rise from the...

Makhanda on maritime resource protection tasking

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SAS Makhanda (P1569), one of the South African Navy’s three serving offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), is currently deployed on a maritime fisheries protection tasking...

De Mist likely to be laid up until move to Armscor...

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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...

Navy reveals MSD numbers for 2019

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This year's intake of military skills development (MSD) personnel commenced last week with only one service - the SA Navy - to date indicating...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...