Cameroonian and Chinese officials on the fore deck of one of the ships, April 15th 2014, at Qingdao.
PHOTO CREDIT: JOURNAL DU CAMEROUN
Even as few details are known about these ships, Poly Technologies delivered four units of 46.8 metre patrol ships to the Ghana Navy in 2011. Each of those ships cost US$19.5 million, two of them paid for by the Ghana Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. They are armed with twin 14.5mm cannons and tasked with oil facilities and fisheries protection duties.
The Ghanaian ships are enlarged and modified variants of the Type 062 Shanghai II patrol craft.
Extrapolating therefrom and given the emplacement of 76mm naval artillery on the Cameroonian ships, my measured guess is that they are at least as large as the 46.8 metre ships sold to Ghana by Poly Technologies or could be as large as 62 metre platforms.
Interesting times around us. Everyone is paying attention to their navy these days.