PHOTOS OF THE CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF’S VISIT TO THE NAVAL BASE, NNS DELTA

Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral DJ Ezeoba salutes as he disembarks from a naval ship

Vice Admiral DJ Ezeoba(3rd from left) inspects the NN Hospital, Warri

PHOTO CREDIT: NIGERIAN NAVY

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  1. beegeagle says:

    This is an unfamiliar-looking patrol craft. The visors are wider and less numerous and I do not see any observation post at the top, so it cannot be a Shaldag.Neither is it any of the newly-inducted OCEA FPB 72 Mk.II which are based at an FOB further to the east and which also have observation posts. So do all four units of 20 metre Swiftships and two units of P2000 Watercraft.

    Therefore, knowing that a total of six CPCs were refurbished by TP Marine, I am wondering if this vessel was one of those. In the 1980s, the NN acquired a large number of patrol craft but many of those had to be laid up when the effect of arms embargoes hit home – the Swiftships for example. Now some of those sparingly used platforms from that era are popping up again and this might just be one of them.

    Some of the patrol craft of the 1980s which went into storage and remain in highly recoverable condition include the Intermarine, Van Mill and Damen types.

    We are aware that the interceptor of that era – the Simmoneau SM-5115 – was used extensively out of Ikang during the border conflict with Cameroon over the Bakassi Peninsula.

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