Hot on the heels of the US armed forces conversion of the M/V Cragside is a story that is lower profile but equally interesting.
From Ship-Technology.com website
Maritime solutions company Nautic South Africa has been contracted by the South African navy to convert six vessels owned by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) into patrolling vessels that comply with flag, class and SAMSA requirements.
The vessels will be used to patrol South African waters to tackle piracy, drug smuggling, human trafficking, illegal and unregulated fishing, and oil pollution.
The South African defence website Defenceweb has some good information on the DAFF fleet
Nautic South Africa also sell a range of fast patrol craft
Naval forces with tasks but not a lot of money seem more than capable of improvising