Navy OPV to take up Op Copper duties later this month

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) anti-piracy tasking in the Mozambique Channel has been totally reliant on intelligence for more than a month now but a SA Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) is scheduled to take up Operation Copper duties later this month.
The Valour Class frigate, SAS Spioenkop (F147), was tasked to be on station by August 21 but had to return to Durban two weeks later with propulsion system problems.
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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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