NEW PLATFORM FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY : NNS DORINA P101, A 32 METRE OCEA FPB 98 MK.II PATROL CRAFT

Pictured in Saint Nazaire, France on August 30th 2013, this FPB 98 Mk.II patrol craft is the fourth OCEA boat constructed for the Nigerian Navy since 2012, including three other 24 metre FPB 72 Mk.II platforms which were commissioned into service in February 2013.

PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPSPOTTING

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3 Responses to NEW PLATFORM FOR THE NIGERIAN NAVY : NNS DORINA P101, A 32 METRE OCEA FPB 98 MK.II PATROL CRAFT

  1. Number one says:

    This is a far cry from 2012 when the NN didn’t have enough/serviceable vessels to patrol the coastal areas.

  2. Yagazie says:

    Oga drag_on, regarding your querry as to whether the oceaonographic ship USNS John McDonnnell (which is to be transferred to our Navy) will be used to assist our future submarine force in Ocean mapping.

    This ship (which is 63.53m long and displaces 2,054 tonnes and with a maximum speed of 12 knots) is only equipped with two 3ft hydrographic survey launchers fitted with sensors operating on frequencies best suited for mapping the sea bed in shallow waters. In effect it can only conduct shallow water surveys and is thus not configured to conduct deep water surveys.

    However that not withstanding, when tranferred to our Navy, it can be upgraded with sensors that would give it the capability to conduct deep water surveys and could thus be used to chart not only our coastal waters, but our deep ocean floors at Escravos and Ikot Abasi – the most likely locations for our future submarine flotilla naval base.

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