n Latin American Report - South African Navy participates in fleet review commemorating 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil




The South African Navy's hydrographic ship, SAS Protea, was one of 29 ships from eleven nations which participated in a fleet review in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, on 30 April 2000, as part of festivities to mark the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Brazil. The Protea left the South African Navy's main base at Simonstown, south of Cape Town, on 14 April, arriving in Rio on 26 April. The captains of all the ships participating in the review were briefed on the morning of 28 April, on such matters as the route to be followed, the order of ships in the review, and so on.


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