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Second Drakensberg mercy voyage to Mozambique

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SAS Drakensberg (A301), the SA Navy’s fleet replenishment vessel, is in the Mozambican port of Beira unloading its second cargo of humanitarian aid for...

Drakensberg now on humanitarian duty in Mozambique

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SAS Drakensberg (A301) is steaming up the east coast of southern Africa loaded with a cargo of much-needed humanitarian aid following completion of an...

Have mechanical problems cut short Drakensberg’s Op Copper deployment?

The SA Navy's supply and replenishment vessel, SAS Drakensberg (A301), is in harbour in Pemba, Mozambique and unable to proceed with Operation...

Chinese fishing trawlers fined R1.3 million for maritime and environmental offences

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Fines totalling R1.3 million have been paid by three foreign fishing trawlers impounded after being interdicted on the high seas by a...

Impounded foreign fishing trawlers still in East London harbour

The owners of four foreign registered fishing trawlers impounded by a joint task force that included SA Navy platforms have paid fines...

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...

SharpEye radar system installed aboard SAS Drakensberg

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UK based company Kelvin Hughes has installed and commissioned a SharpEye radar system onto the South African Navy's fleet replenishment ship SAS...

Navy investigating accidental shooting in Port Elizabeth harbour

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The SA Navy is investigating what it calls "an extremely serious incident" during Armed Forces Week that saw a practice round fired...

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...

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...

SA Navy exploring SAS Drakensberg replacement

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The South African navy is looking at the eventual replacement of the combat support ship SAS Drakensberg, since the maritime arm of...

South African Navy helps catch pirates

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The South African Navy replenishment ship SAS Drakensberg has helped catch seven Somali pirates in the Mozambique Channel, in the Navy's first...

More work on SAS Drakensberg

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The South African Navy has contracted Siemens to integrate a Simon 31 S monitoring and alarm system on-board the combat support ship...

More work on SAS Drakensberg

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The South African Navy has contracted Savcio Holdings (t/a Electrowave Cape) to supply, fit and commissioning a helicopter power unit interface on-board...

Fact file: Drakensberg-class combat support ship

The Drakensberg is the largest ship built in South Africa to date and reportedly the first naval vessel to be completely designed...

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