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 Post subject: Re: African navies
PostPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 12:56 
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Dean wrote:
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el mellah 938 , New Sailing school ship ! Algerian Navy


Awesome. :smt023


We can only dream......

Does the SAN currently have an ocean racing yacht? They used to do well in various races in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: African navies
PostPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 07:53 
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Beautiful sailing ship..I am sure she will be well used..

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 Post subject: Re: African navies
PostPosted: 29 Apr 2018, 12:48 
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 Post subject: Re: African navies
PostPosted: 28 May 2018, 18:18 
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New Command for NS Elephant and Activation of Squadrons

24th May 2018 marks another historical day in the Navy when they witness the change of command of NS Elephant when CDR Gabriel Iyambo relieved Capt (N) C Moshoeshoe from his duty. Rear Admiral (JG) AP Amungulu officiated the ceremony. Admiral highlighted that the change of command is a vital part in their quest to build capacity by empowering young officers to exercise command at sea in order to groom and bridge the gap between the veterans and the young. Amungulu encouraged the NS Elephant crew to be proud that they got an outstanding commanding officer.
The incoming commander thanked the navy authority specifically CNO for entrusting him with the important responsibility of command. Cdr Iyambo assured the appointing authority that he will strive to perform his duties to the fullest in order for the unit to contribute to the achievement of the Navy’s overall goals and objectives. “I am aware of the challenges lying ahead, however I am taking up these challenges with the view of turning them into opportunities. These are the opportunities that will allow us to grow, learn and to enhance our naval experiences”. Said CDR Iyambo.
On a different event, the Namibian navy witnessed the first ever activation of squadrons. The change of command and activation of squadrons are long standing traditions within the NDF and the Navy in particular. At the Activation of Squadron, Capt (N) G Pandeni appointed to command Combat Squadron, Capt (N) C Moshoeshoe command Combat Support Squadron, CDR S Kapuire command Coastal Patrol Squadron and Lt (N) K Hainghumbi appointed to command Harbour Patrol Squadron.

https://www.facebook.com/Namibian-Navy-Organisation-1570014756632776/

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Navy officers on the parade during the Change of Command of NS Elephant and Activation of Squadrons

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From (L), Incoming Captain of NS Elephant CDR G Iyambo, Rear Admiral (JG) AP Amungulu (CNO), outgoing of NS Elephant and New appointed command Combat Support Squadron Capt (N) C Moshoeshoe and Rear Admiral (JG) NZ Shikongo (CNS) — in Walvis Bay.


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 Post subject: Re: African navies
PostPosted: 28 May 2018, 18:28 
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Any photos of the ship so that we can see what she looks like ?

Ok googled it. Looks nice. Did they get a Z-9 (or two) for the flight deck ?


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PostPosted: 28 May 2018, 19:07 
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Any photos of the ship so that we can see what she looks like ?

Ok googled it. Looks nice. Did they get a Z-9 (or two) for the flight deck ?


The two(ok one seeing that 1 was written off at Grootfontein AFB) Z-9's bought are H425 VIP variant's, though I've seen it pictures of it parked on the NS Elephant's flight deck whilst in port and training with the Marines. Not sure if its "Navalised" thou


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PostPosted: 03 Aug 2018, 12:51 
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Namibian Navy exercise


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PostPosted: 11 Oct 2018, 15:42 
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Namibian Navy hosted SADC exercise Fairway Buoy
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“NCAGS is a naval organization with members who are trained to establish and provide advice for safe passage of merchant ships worldwide, during times of peace, tension, crisis and war. NCAGS personnel act as a liaison between military commanders and the civil authorities. During war, the NCAGS organization may be responsible for establishing a convoy.” (http://www.definedterm.com/a/definition/52431)
Exercise Fairway Buoy is a SADC exercise that is taking place in Walvis Bay, Namibia from 17 to 28 September 2018. Countries that are participating include Botswana, Namibia, South Africa & Zimbabwe.
This exercise is mainly for the purpose of Naval Co-operation and guidance for shipping (NCAGS) in the SADC Region.

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 Post subject: Re: African navies
PostPosted: 21 May 2019, 19:17 
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Namibian Navy Commanders Annual Review Conference 2018

Seated L-R,Commander (Marine) Natangwe Hekandjo Commandant: Naval Calling Station (Luderitz), Rear Admiral (JG) Nehemia Shikongo Commander: Naval Support, Rear Admiral Sinsy Nghipandua Navy Commander, Rear Admiral (JG) Alweendo Amungulu Commander: Naval Operations,Captain (N) (Marine) Lazarus Erastus Commandant Naval Training School (Rooikop) behind them are Masters-at-Arms
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The rest of the conference participants
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PostPosted: 21 May 2019, 19:26 
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New course for Naval Technical School

Captain Navy E S Lazarus officiated the opening ceremony of the first ever Maneuver and Repair Seamanship Specialization Course to be conducted in Namibia. He encouraged all students to seize this opportunity and take the course seriously, more disciplined, organized, responsible and study hard to ensure that when they leave the institution, they are equipped with necessary skills. “It is now my honour to declare the 1st MR Seamanship Intake Course 2019 officially opened,” says Captain Navy Lazarus.
march 2019


Naval Training School Commandant,Captain (N) Lazarus Erastus flanked by officers of the resident Brazilian Military Advisory and Training Team(BRAZMATT)
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MRS class course 1/2019
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PostPosted: 21 May 2019, 19:47 
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Navy Participates in the Crayfish festival

The Namibian Navy participated in the 2019 Crayfish festival. The Navy vessels, NS Elephant, NS Daures and NS Brukkaros also paid a port call in the habour town of Lüderitz during the Navy annual exercise code named #HUA HURIB III (Blue Ocean III) which coincided with the Cray Fish Festival. The residence of Lüderitz had the opportunity to tour on the Naval vessels.
Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Sinsi Ndeshi Bamba Nghipandua also hosted a cocktail on board NS Elephant for dignitaries

Am sure its moments like these the Navy brass would wish the NS Elepant had a flight Hangar :lol:

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Navy Commander with the Chairperson of the National Council
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Dignitaries
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Navy Band on the flight Deck of NS Elephant
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PostPosted: 21 May 2019, 19:59 
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The Senior Course from the Nigerian Armed Forces Command and Staff College visited Namibia as part of their African Study Tour.
On the 16th of May 2019 the senior Course led by head of delegation Commodore D H Moses paid a courtesy call to the office of the Navy Commander. The delegation was received by Admiral (JG) N Z Shikongo.

Welcoming Commodore D H Moses aboard the Naval Base
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Rear Admiral (JG) Nehemia Shikongo Commander: Naval Support with Commodore D H Moses
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PostPosted: 23 Jun 2019, 19:35 
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Naval Base Impalila officially commissioned
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A NAVAL base and a jetty were commissioned by defence minister Penda Ya Ndakolo at Impalila Island in the Zambezi region.

The base, known as the Naval Base Impalila was inaugurated on Friday.

Ya Ndakolo explained that the base was a naval base for the South African Defence Force before Namibia's independence and was thereafter used by the Impalila community as a secondary school until 2012.

In August 2014, the defence ministry started rehabilitating the base and completed it in October 2017 while work on the jetty started in April 2016 until October 2017, he said.

The minister said before the rehabilitation, there were many security challenges such as illegal border crossing, unregulated fishing, poaching, theft and drug smuggling at the island.

This had triggered the Namibian navy to establish a naval district covering Zambezi, Chobe and Okavango rivers.

“It is against this background that this base and its supporting facilities were constructed,” the minister added.

He said since the navy was deployed and started patrolling the area, the security challenges had gone down.

“The navy conducted individual and joint operations with the Namibian Police Force, Impalila Conservancy Authority, local community, Botswana Defence Force and police. These operations reduced the threat of crime in the area and made the local community safer,” Ya Ndakolo boasted.

He continued that the improved security further created a favourable environment for cooperation between neighbours Namibia, Zambia and Botswana.

The new base consists of accommodation facilities, a sewage treatment plant, an electricity plant, and a floating jetty for docking with a slipway for launching and removing boats from the water.

Commander Christian Keendjele was commissioned as the first commanding officer of the NBI.

- Nampa

https://www.namibian.com.na/79931/read/ ... mmissioned



The Navy also had a freedom of entry march into Katima Mulilo Town
https://www.facebook.com/MODNamibia/vid ... 696923754/


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