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Amatola not going to Russia – defects and lack of maintenance...

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Another ambitious SA Navy (SAN) target for this year will not be realised with the cancellation of a St Petersburg visit by a Valour...

Myriad problems see SAS Amatola’s Op Copper mission scuppered

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The SA Navy’s planned deployment to the Mozambique Channel under Operation Copper in February did not take place as scheduled due to technical and...

Amatola moving into position for Mozambique Channel anti-piracy duty

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SAS Amatola (F145) is currently steaming up the east coast ahead of taking up station in the Mozambique Channel for an anti-piracy tasking in...

SAS Amatola almost back in SA

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The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola is close to her home port of Simon's Town after departing Namibia on the final...

SA Navy setting the standard for foreign relations

When it comes to foreign relations, the maritime arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) can justifiably be called the leader...

SAS Amatola on African west coast patrol

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Now that the SAS Amatola has arrived in Africa after her trip to Europe, the vessel is undertaking a patrol of the...

SAS Amatola heading home after Exercise Good Hope VII

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The South African Navy's (SAN's) frigate SAS Amatola is on her way back to South Africa, via West Africa, after wrapping up...

Amatola readies for war games with Germany

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As SAS Amatola, the South African Navy (SAN) frigate presently in the UK and taking part in today's commemorations of the 100th...

Amatola working her way to England and the Mendi centenary commemoration

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Since leaving her home port of Simon's Town in mid-January, the SA Navy Valour Class frigate SAS Amatola (F145) en route to...

Amatola departs on epic European adventure

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The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola departed Naval Base Simon's Town on 16 January on a 96 day operational, commemoration and...

SAS Amatola to visit four African countries on her European tour

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The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola will pay diplomatic visits to Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Namibia this year while en...

Navy to deploy frigate to Europe for commemoration, exercises

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The South African Navy (SA Navy) frigate SAS Amatola (F145) will be deploying to the United Kingdom and Germany in the new...

Navy confirms electrical fire aboard SAS Amatola

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The SA Navy has broken its silence over the fire aboard SAS Amatola at the weekend and has confirmed it was due...

SA Navy not commenting on fire aboard SAS Amatola

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What has been said by local residents to be an impressive performance by SA Navy firefighters saw a fire aboard SAS Amatola...

Another three Chinese fishing trawlers escorted into a SA port

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A call for assistance to the SA Navy by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) to assist in monitoring and...

Six SA Navy vessels will be in Port Elizabeth for Armed...

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Armed Forces Day this year will be in Port Elizabeth, the first time the annual celebration of South Africa's military and its...

SAS Amatola to be back in service early next year

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The South African Navy's frigate SAS Amatola will be ready to deploy operationally in the first quarter of 2016 after being refitted...

Sea trials next for refurbished “Drakies”

An extensive refit and systems upgrade over an 18 month period to the SA Navy's fleet replenishment vessel SAS Drakensberg is complete...

SAS Amatola almost ready for the Navy

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In two weeks' time to the day, Naval Station Durban will welcome home SAS Amatola following an extensive mid-life refit at Southern...

SAS Amatola undocked ahead of schedule

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Last year South Africa's shipbuilding and ship repair industry was named as a strategic sector of economic activity and Durban-based Southern African...

SAS Amatola undergoing midlife refit

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The South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola has had both of her engines changed as part of a major mid-life refit that...

Second Valour Class frigate coming up for refit

Armscor this week posted a tender detail advising its intention to call for a tender for refit of the Valour Class frigate...

Pause in South African anti-piracy mission

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South Africa has temporarily halted anti-piracy patrols in the Mozambique Channel and the waters off the Tanzanian coast. The Navy has maintained an...

Joint SA-German naval exercises set for later this month

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A German navy frigate is due in South Africa at the end of the month to partake in Exercise Good Hope V,...

SAS Isandlwana and Mendi arrive in Durban as part of anti-piracy...

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The South African Navy frigates SAS Isandlwana and SAS Mendi arrived in Durban yesterday, as they rotate for the anti-piracy patrol mission...

SAS Amatola crew shames SANDF, 21Bn impresses

If a report in the Afrikaans daily, Beeld, can be believed – and there is no reason not to – some among...

Navy, police, MCM on joint east coast patrol

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The South African Navy, the police and the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) are currently engaged in a maritime border patrol...

Car crash claims three SAS Amatola sailors

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Three crewmembers of the South African Navy frigate SAS Amatola have died in what is described as a horror car crash along...

Fact file: Denel Dynamics Umkhonto short-range infra-red-guided point air defence missile...

South Africa joined the handful of nations to have fielded a functional operational naval anti-missile air defence systems with the successful firing...