Ahoy SAS SPIOENKOP!
Sub Lieutenant Nombuso Mhlongo
Photos by Sub Lieutenant Nombuso Mhlongo & Petty
Officer Sthembiso Makuleni
week of combat readiness operations, SAS SPIOENKOP set
sail to India on Saturday 16 January 2016 to participate
in Exercise IBSAMAR V (which coincides with the
International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam). Exercise
IBSAMAR is a Joint and Multinational Maritime Exercise
held between the Indian Navy, Brazilian Navy and South
African Defence Force. The exercise has been in
existence since 2008 and is an extension of the IBSA
(India, Brazil, SA) agreement.
Family members on board before departure
family members were also present to bade a sad farewell
and safe journey to their loved ones.
The ship is
due to arrive on 23 January 2016 for her first port of
call at Port Lois, Mauritius for rest and recuperation.