Nigerian Navy visit to Simonís Town

Article by Able Seaman T.C. Atson. Photographs by Leading Seaman T. Zekevu

The Nigerian Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas commenced their visit with a courtesy call to the South African Naval Base in Simonís Town on Sunday 19 March 2017.


Arrival of the delegation at Admiralty House for the courtesy call

The Nigerian Chief of the Navy with the Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane was welcomed by a Guard of Honour outside the Fleet Command Headquarters and greeted by Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral B.K. Mhlana during the early morning of 20 March 2017.



Nigerian Chief of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane

Vice Admiral Ibas being paid mark of respect by the Guard of Honour

Director Fleet Force Preparation, Rear Admiral (JG) S.F Petersen gave a presentation on the fleetís capabilities followed by a visit to SAS ISANDLWANA. The Officer Commanding, Captain M. Nkomonde welcomed the delegation on board.



Rear Admiral (JG) S.F. Petersen giving the fleet capability presentation

Flag Officer Fleet, Rear Admiral B.K. Mhlana handing over a gift to Vice Admiral Ibas

   


Captain M. Nkomnde explaining the operation principles of the bridge of SAS IANDLWANA

On the Flight Deck of SAS ISANDLWANA

The delegation stepped on board SAS QUEEN MODJADJI 1 where they were welcomed by Officer Commanding, Commander T.V Mahlangu for a tour on board the submarine.



The delegation stepping on board SAS QUEEN MODJADJI 1

Luncheon at Admiralty House