Tag: South Africa

  • South Africans nab boats

    Crackdown on illegal fishing. South Africans nab boats South African authorities have detained three Chinese vessels and about 100 crew members for alleged illegal fishing in Indian Ocean waters off […]

  • PLA Navy visits SA

    Navies enjoy closer ties. South African and Chinese navies increase collaboration Written by Dean Wingrin The increasing cooperation between the South African Navy (SA Navy) and the Chinese People’s Liberation […]

  • No anti-piracy patrol for SA

    Mozambique Channel unprotected. No ship currently on station for Operation Copper Written by Kim Helfrich Operation Copper, the South African Development Community (SADC) counter-piracy tasking led by South Africa, has […]

  • South Africa’s counter-piracy operation

    Cooperation is key. An insight into South Africa’s counter-piracy operation Written by Kim Helfrich In a candid assessment of South Africa’s commitment to a continued presence in the Mozambique Channel […]

  • Exercise Oxide capability demonstration

    France and South Africa showcase abilities. Exercise Oxide capability demonstration Exercise Oxide, the combined French/South African maritime exercise, moved into top gear at the weekend with a capability demonstration in […]

  • Maritime power politicking

    Is Africa being left behind? ISS: In the game of maritime power politicking, is Africa the biggest loser? Written by ISS Africa Diminutive Djibouti seems set to become dangerously overcrowded: […]

  • 35 Squadron’s Operation Copper deployments

    Mozambique Channel patrols continue. 35 Squadron details Operation Copper deployments Written by Chris Szabo 35 Squadron, which operates the C-47TP aircraft, has spoken to defenceWeb about its activities in the […]

  • SAAF no longer part of Op Copper

    No longer running air operations.  SAAF no longer part of Op Copper in Mozambique Written by Kim Helfrich The decrease in pirate activity off Africa’s east coast has probably contributed […]

  • New Nigerian Navy ship en route

    New ship travelling from China to Nigeria. Nigeria’s Newest Naval Vessel Breaks Maiden Voyage In Cape Town The Nigerian Navy’s newest ship, the large offshore patrol frigate NNS CENTENARY, has […]

  • Damen completes Patrol vessels

    Completed vessels are first of their type to be built in South Africa. Damen completes first FCS 5009 Patrol vessels in South Africa Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has finished […]

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