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SAS Makhanda on Indian Ocean patrol

South Africa’s national border protection tasking is not confined to the country’s land borders with the SA Navy (SAN) regularly patrolling identified sections of...

Makhanda on maritime resource protection tasking

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...

More counter-piracy duty for Navy OPVs

SAS Makhanda (P1569) will complete her tour of counter-piracy duty in the Mozambique channel on December 12 and one of her sister...

Revamped strike craft ready for counter-piracy duty

The third Warrior Class strike craft to be refitted as an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) – SAS Makhanda – is en route...

Southern African Shipyards refurbishing Navy strike craft

Durban-based Southern African Shipyards is refurbishing the South African Navy's three surviving strike craft, converting them to offshore patrol vessels. Southern African Shipyards...