BLOG EXCLUSIVE: NIGERIAN NAVY SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE IN FOCUS(I)..MISSION PROFILE AND TRAINING REGIMEN

Latest batch of graduands from the 6-month Basic Operational Capability Course(Batch 7 intake)

Latest batch of graduands from the 6-month Basic Operational Capability Course(Batch 7 intake)

By Beegeagle
(reporting LIVE from the SBS Training Camp, Navy Town, Lagos)

Origin of  the SBS

Modeled after the Royal Navy SBS and US Navy SEALs and trained to operate on land, sea and air, the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service was established in 2006 to deal with new threats confronting the Nigerian Navy. These threats which are assymetric in nature ( unconventional) and therefore require special operations units to counter them, include but are not limited to

*Counter Insurgency/Riverine Operations in the maritime domain

*Hostage Taking

*Piracy

*Oil and Gas platforms seizure

Pursuant to the elimination of these threats, the specific funtions undertaken by the SBS include

- Direct action ( small scale strike)

- Beach Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering ahead of amphibious operations
                                  
- Counter terrorism/Hostage Rescue
                                  
-Counter Piracy

TRAINING
 
Basic Operational Capability (BOC) Course

Curriculum

It is the first basic course which moulds Nigerian Navy sailors into special warfare operators. The
Basic Operational Capability Course lasts six months. The BOC Course has 3 phases

- Physical Conditioning phase 
- Maritime Warfare Phase
- Land Warfare phase

Physical conditioning – This is the toughest phase of the ab initio training which is held at beginning of the course. It entails extreme physical training aimed at weeding out the weak.

Maritime Warfare phase

This essentially involves small boats operations and tactics and centres on handling flat-bottomed and assault boats

- Visit Board Search and Sieze Operations (counter piracy and taking over ships at sea)

- counter insurgency  and contact drills for riverine warfare

- navigation and survival swimming

- insertion and extraction for operations by boat

- combat diving

Land Warfare phase

- Map reading

- Close Quarter Battle (CQB)

- Hostage Rescue and Fighting in Built Up Areas ( FIBUA)

- Reconnaissance, Ambush and raids

- Explosives and Demolition

- Weapon Handling and Range Qualification.
 

Training Partnerships for Qualified SBS personnel include

* Joint Training with US Navy SEALs

* Training with Isreali Special Operations Training Groups

* Training with the State Security Services (SSS) of Nigeria

* Training with the Pakistan Navy Special Services Group (SSG)

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8 Responses to BLOG EXCLUSIVE: NIGERIAN NAVY SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE IN FOCUS(I)..MISSION PROFILE AND TRAINING REGIMEN

  1. Wooow….things are looking up for the operatives of the SBS

  2. peccavi says:

    Brilliant!!! Would love to hear more about their physical training requirements? Whats their daily PT during training like?

  3. pls am interesed to apply,i want to serve my country with the last drop of my strength as a good citizen of nigeria

  4. jimmy says:

    BOY days like this i wish iwas 25 years old …….. nah

  5. Henry says:

    Hahaha, beegeagle, this is good. This is very good. I’m so excited. Next should be the army special forces and what they have for us. I’m elated, so very happy. Thanx BEEG. Pls more photos.

  6. Spirit says:

    Jimmy, me too o. I wish we had units like this when I was in my twenties, I would have climbed the Everest in order to sign up.

    The Pakinstani SSG is one of the deadliest in the world. For the NNSBS to be training with these elite SF units means something men!

    NN, onward together.

  7. GAMALIEL says:

    Nice 1………………..Can you pls tell me how i can apply. I gat the characteristics in a tough naval they want

  8. Gam says:

    We damn improvin….SBS trainin wit d elite US Navy SEALS dats nice…..Pls hw can i purchase d form

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