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Monday, 7 November 2016

Massive Ship Acquired By Nigeria Navy Arrives From China

Nigerian Navy Ship UNITY, the latest acquisition constructed by China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Limited (CSOIL) has arrived Lagos, Nigeria. The ship which departed China on 15 September 2016 berthed at the Nigerian Naval Dockyard Jetty on November 4, 2016, at 2:10pm. 

She was escorted into harbour by two locally constructed Seaward Defence Boats (SDBs) NNS ANDONI and NNS KARADUWA as well as TUG CDR UGWU.

It may be recalled that NNS CENTENARY, a sister ship of the same class was the first to be constructed by CSOIL. NNS UNITY being the second is built for high endurance capability at sea which makes her an ideal platform for naval operations.

On hand to receive her was the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, officials of the Chinese Embassy in Lagos, representative of CSOIL in Nigeria, Mr Dapo Oguntayo and former Chiefs of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Micheal Adelanwa (rtd), and many others.

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