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Rigging sought to remove port engines from two Valour Class frigates

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SAS Mendi, the second Valour Class frigate to be taken into service by the SA Navy, is currently berthed in Simon's town...

Spioenkop repairs underway with sea acceptance trials coming next month

SAS Spioenkop suffered "a major mechanical defect" while deployed in the Mozambique Channel in August, with indications that repairs are progressing and...

Navy OPV to take up Op Copper duties later this month

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) anti-piracy tasking in the Mozambique Channel has been totally reliant on intelligence for more than a...

Spioenkop “limping” back to Durban

SAS Spioenkop (F147), the Valour Class frigate tasked to be next on station for the counter-piracy Operation Copper last month, is on...

SAS Spioenkop due back in South Africa tomorrow after India trip

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The South African Navy (SAN) frigate SAS Spioenkop is due to arrive in Simon's Town harbour on Thursday after a ten week...

Spioenkop sailing back to SA after Ex Ibsamar V

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The Valour class frigate SAS Spioenkop is making her way back to South Africa after participating in Exercise Ibsamar V in India,...

Busy training schedule for Spioenkop en route to India

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Captain Mike Boucher has made full use of his extended time at sea aboard the SAS Spioenkop to keep the ship's company...

SAS Spioenkop steaming to Sri Lanka after porting in Mauritius

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The first part of SAS Spioenkop's passage to India has been successfully completed and the Valour Class frigate is now headed to...

SAS Spioenkop departs for India

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After months of preparation, the SA Navy Valour Class frigate, SAS Spioenkop (F147), has set sail on a 9 000 km (4...

SA Navy taking a Super Lynx to India

When SAS Spioenkop (F147) steams out of Simon's Town later this month en route to India she will have a Super Lynx...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...