World Naval Ships Forums  
VIEW ALL OF OUR CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS HERE!

Go Back   World Naval Ships Forums > Naval History > All Other Naval Ships
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

All Other Naval Ships Topics relating to a specific ship or ships from any country not mentioned above

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 30-01-2017, 12:48
Marius_B's Avatar
Marius_B Marius_B is offline
Sub-Lieutenant
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: East Midlands, England.
Posts: 121
Default Re: Sinking the South African Navy

I came across this article and thought it may be of interest seeing as the SAS AMATOLA is currently sailing to the UK.

Summarized from this article dated 30 Jan 2017.

Theft of Antennas and cabling twice in four years:-

Quote:
The SA Navy has again had to revert to using communication links in Durban and aboard a submarine to maintain contact with the SAS AMATOLA [MEKO 200 design] currently transiting the west coast of Africa en route to the English Channel.

This has been necessitated by the theft of antenna[s] and copper cabling from the Navy’s communication centre at [Simon's Town near Cape Town].

The Navy is maintaining contact with Amatola using the Durban Naval Communications Centre’s equipment and a Type 209 [German built] Heroine Class submarine, apparently deployed for communications but doing training at the same time.

Military police are concerned about the theft which saw what a newspaper called “giant antennas” illegally removed from next to the entrance to the underground communications centre and then past Navy guards at the entrance to the complex. All indications are the theft was well-planned and executed over a period of time with trenches dug to remove copper cable.

Apart from the thefts at Silvermine [Simon's Town], albeit almost four years apart, the maritime service of the SA National Defence Forces (SANDF) last July suffered the indignity of having its armoury at Simon’s Town, fleet headquarters, broken into and weapons ranging from assault rifles to hand grenades, submachineguns and detonators stolen.

Last edited by Marius_B : 30-01-2017 at 12:55. Reason: Data correction
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 30-01-2017, 14:21
johnny07 johnny07 is online now
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: With wife Ann in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.
Posts: 3,639
Default Re: Sinking the South African Navy

It all sounds a bit Keystone coppish to me.
They don't seem to take their security seriously.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply



Ship Search by Name : Advanced Search
Random Timeline Entry : 6th January 1933 : HMS Defender : Sailed Famagusta

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HMS Fly: West African Gunboat tim lewin Royal Navy Ships and Crews 4 23-12-2016 14:02
South African Naval Forces WWII History Brett Hendey Naval Book Forum 3 30-06-2010 05:56
South Korean Warship Sinking Cheonan designeraccd All Other Naval Ships 50 12-06-2010 03:04
South African Wartime Naval Hero, Stoker (1st Cl.) James 'Paddy' Mooney DSM Phillip Service Records / Naval Relatives and Friends 0 10-05-2010 02:43
African Queen HMS DARLASTON Royal Navy Ships and Crews 12 17-04-2010 18:00


All times are GMT. The time now is 15:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.