Navies arrive for maritime exercise

Tri-nation exercise gets underway.

Navies arrive for international maritime exercise

Written by Dean Wingrin

Indian and Brazilian navy ships arrived in Simon’s Town on Monday morning, ready to participate in Exercise IBSAMAR IV.

IBSAMAR is a joint maritime exercise between India, Brazil and South Africa, with the aim of providing collective training in order to build interoperability and mutual understanding between the respective navies.

Due to South Africa’s geographical location it was decided that Exercise IBSAMAR will mostly be hosted by South Africa with the leading role alternating amongst the countries. This year, it is once again the turn of South Africa to lead as Captain Jabu Mbotho undertakes the role of Commander Task Force under the watchful eye of the Exercise director, R Adm (JG) Thamsanwa Duze.

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