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The Navy is taking delivery of an additional offshore research vessel

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THE Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a state-of-the-art offshore research vessel, OSV 115, designed and built by a French shipbuilding company, OCEA SA.

It is a 35-meter vessel built for scientific hydrographic and oceanographic missions and equipped with cutting-edge technology, including multi-beam mid- or shallow-water echo sounders and other essential research equipment.

Delivered in Apapa, Lagos, the vessel is ready to conduct in-depth surveys in shallow and medium waters.

It was supplied with comprehensive support services including training, spare parts, tools and necessary documentation, ensuring seamless integration and operation within the Nigerian Navy fleet.

Director, Naval Information, Commodore Aiwuyor Adams-Aliu, stated in Abuja on Saturday that the latest addition to the Nigerian Naval Fleet would operate alongside the OSV 190 “NNS LANA”.

NNS LANA was also built and delivered by OCEA in 2021.

“The primary role of the new vessel is to conduct hydrographic and oceanographic surveys, in support of ongoing efforts to protect Nigeria’s territorial waters and optimize the Blue Economy initiatives of the current administration.

“The Nigerian Navy commenced local production of internationally recognized nautical charts in 2019 and the newly acquired OSV will further enhance its proficiency in hydrographic charting,” Adams-Aliu said. (NAN)

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April 21, 2024

Keywords: Navy ship