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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2018, 17:31 
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SAS Makhanda P1569 Offshore Patrol Vessel coming into False Bay today.

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 01:16 
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Nice :smt023 . Is it an optical illusion or is that gun barrel drooping a bit like a banana :shock: . BTW, bought the re-released book Iron Fist From The Sea at Exclusive Books the other day. What a remarkable read about the SAN's submarine and strike craft ops to support 4 and 5 Recce in the '70s and '80s up along the Angolan and Mozambique coastlines.


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2018, 17:18 
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Mistral wrote:
Nice :smt023 . Is it an optical illusion or is that gun barrel drooping a bit like a banana :shock: . BTW, bought the re-released book Iron Fist From The Sea at Exclusive Books the other day. What a remarkable read about the SAN's submarine and strike craft ops to support 4 and 5 Recce in the '70s and '80s up along the Angolan and Mozambique coastlines.


Nah it's an optical illusion ;) SAS Makhanda has been quite active in the bay the last couple of days, which is a real delight given she is now Durban based. That book (Iron Fist from the Sea) is really quite something. I treasure mine having read it from cover to cover, and then some. A prized gift from Pepster on this forum. What a star!

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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 14:36 
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Thursday 30th Aug 2018 was one of the busiest days in the bay for a long time. Spotted ahead of the Brazilian contingent so far today has been;

RUO General Artigas...Fleet Repenishment Vessel Uruguay navy,
SAS Amatola F145, SAS Makhanda P1569 & FPV Ruth + Submarine SAS Manthatisi S101


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 14:47 
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SAS Manthatisi S101
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PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 14:52 
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Out yesterday also was SAS Umzimkulu - Minehunter

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 30 Aug 2018, 19:26 
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Walker bay, Hermanus, today - Ruth First

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 01 Sep 2018, 19:24 
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Exercise Atlasur XI and the South American ships arrived Friday in somewhat overcast weather 31st August 2018 into Simon's Town.

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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2018, 17:50 
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Atlasur XI the sea-phase got underway today. Click on photo to see larger version.


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2018, 18:09 
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Protea and/or Amatola scheduled to depart harbour at 5am tomorrow morning.

Doug, I expect you'll be up to take photos? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2018, 19:37 
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Dean wrote:
Protea and/or Amatola scheduled to depart harbour at 5am tomorrow morning.

Doug, I expect you'll be up to take photos? :wink:


Gosh, I never saw them come back in. Both were out today per pics above, so maybe they will be anchoring offshore tonight. Another early morning me thinks :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Seen in the Bay
PostPosted: 06 Sep 2018, 21:04 
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For some reason I can't seem to attach photos to my posts :roll:

All participating vessels were still out at sea by sundown this evening.

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