South African Navy

 
​Pirate fishing vessels are fined, but SA’s ocean policing is woefully inadequate
​Pirate fishing vessels are fined, but SA’s ocean policing is woefully inadequate
South African authorities have released two Chinese and one Indonesian-flagged fishing trawlers after payment of R1.3-million in fines. 
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Sea blindness and quick fixes destroy oceans
Oceans and seas cover 72% of the Earth’s surface, carry 95% of its biosphere and 80% of global trade. They are the support base for all life. Yet...
SA companies benefited greatly from frigate deal
SA companies benefited greatly from frigate deal
Local companies have benefited to the tune of R850-million from defence offset contracts for equipment installed aboard the South African Navy's...
German firm pledges R1,7bn SA investment
German firm pledges R1,7bn SA investment
A German manufacturing company has invested about R284-million in South Africa's first fabrication yard for oil and gas platforms as part of a...
Minister: Navy not short of submarine crews
Minister: Navy not short of submarine crews
Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota on Tuesday rejected claims that the South African Navy only had enough qualified crew to operate one of its new...
Arms deal: DA submits tough questions to Mbeki
Arms deal: DA submits tough questions to Mbeki
The Democratic Alliance (DA) submitted parliamentary questions to President Thabo Mbeki on Monday, asking him to clear the air on his alleged...
SA submarine outwits Nato force
SA submarine outwits Nato force
A lone South African submarine left some Nato commanders with red faces on Tuesday as it "sank" all the ships of the Nato Maritime Group engaged in...
SA submarine achieves world first
SA submarine achieves world first
The SAS Manthatisi has become the first naval submarine in the world to be brought into a new class by the International Classification...
Nato, SA in naval-warfare exercise
Nato, SA in naval-warfare exercise
Forget the blazing guns of yesteryear -- these days naval warfare is a high-tech and sophisticated operation.
Sexwale tells Mbeki to come clean on arms deal
Sexwale tells Mbeki to come clean on arms deal
Business magnate and senior African National Congress leader Tokyo Sexwale has called on President Thabo Mbeki to explain his involvement in the...
'Iceberg'-spotting vessel returns to harbour
'Iceberg'-spotting vessel returns to harbour
The Ntini fishing vessel docked at Mossel Bay on Saturday, nearly a week after its crew reported sighting an iceberg south-east of St...
Huge iceberg off St Francis Bay 'unlikely'
Huge iceberg off St Francis Bay 'unlikely'
It is highly unlikely that there could be a massive iceberg off St Francis Bay, a top South African Weather Service marine researcher said on...

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