Russian Cruiser and Chinese Frigate Arrive Cape Town for Exercise

November 25, 2019 – The South African navy is hosting the Multinational Maritime Exercise with Russia and China in Cape Town. It is the first trilateral exercise between the three countries and is scheduled to take place off the southern coast of South Africa over the period of November 25-30. The exercise is primarily focused on maritime economic security, interoperability and maintaining the good relations between the participating navies. The week-long exercise is intended to demonstrate a “multinational willingness to ensure regional maritime peace, security and stability,” according to the…

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FS Le Malin Spends Week in Cape Town

March 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – For one week, the patrol officer made an operational release in Cape Town. This stop contributes to the cooperation and outreach activities carried out with South Africa. A naval officer from South Africa landed after nine days in training. As a major partner and maritime neighbor of France, South Africa shares with it common interests in the South Indian Ocean zone. The cooperation undertaken by the Defense Mission between the South African Armed Forces and the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean (FAZSOI)…

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DSCT will deliver three Inshore Patrol Vessels for the South African Navy

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an order from  – the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence – for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 metres. The vessels form part of the South African Navy’s Project Biro. The project aims to develop South Africa’s maritime security, ensuring that the country has the capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-efficiently to maritime threats such as illegal trafficking and fishing. DSCT received the order exactly four years to the day that it received the order to…

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Tarini Departs Port Stanley

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Port Stanley on 04 Feb 18 for its onwards journey to Cape Town (South Africa). INSV Tarini had arrived at Port Stanley on 21 January 2018 after completion of third leg of it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is being led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. Mr Nigel Philips, CBE, Governor of the Falkland…

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