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It said it was the initial time one of its boats had arrived at this brilliant ocean achievement.


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SA Navy Museum history specialist and leader Leon Steyn said the SAS Protea was an exploration study vessel, and that the hydrographic review work it performed had, throughout the long term, contributed significantly to crafted by the South African Hydrographic Office at Silvermine - pivotal to sea security.


"Notwithstanding this work, SAS Protea has led various searchand-salvage tasks, has flown the South African banner on different flagshowing travels, particularly during the mid 1990s, and ventured out south to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to offer logical and calculated help," he said.


Steyn expressed vessels of this nature were typically intended for long assistance of 30 to 40 years, and that to arrive at 50 years of military help was an extraordinary accomplishment.


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A swap for the Protea is being worked at the Sandock Austral Shipyards in Durban. The SAS Protea will go on in help as a preparation vessel, even after the new hydrographic review vessel enters administration one year from now.


Sandock Austral Defense Engineering Systems overseeing chief and resigned Rear Admiral of the SA Navy, Kark Wiesner, said: "The program for the recharging of the SA Navy Hydrographic Survey Capability is in progress, with the SA Navy Hydrographic Office at Silvermine and the three Survey Motorboats accomplishing handover."


He said the birthday was huge on the grounds that it was an obvious sign of the foundation and sustainment of the hydrographic capacity in South Africa, with the giving of nautical graphs and seaside alerts fundamental for the protected route of all marine traffic of South Africa.


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