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  • 30 November 2015

    Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency (NIMASA) ordered the rescue of crew members abducted on the Polish cargo vessel MV Szafir on November 28. The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna Baba Jauro has directed a full-scale investigation and search for the captain and four crew members of a Polish […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered the fourth 3307 patrol vessel – Guardian 4 – to Nigerian Homeland Integrated Offshore Services. The vessel will be used for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. Homeland is one of the few government-approved, private maritime security companies operating in Nigeria with a valid MOU […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the Nigerian Navy held a ceremony Wednesday in North Charleston to officially sign the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin over to the Nigerian Navy.   The Gallatin was offered to Nigeria April 24, 2013, through the Foreign Assistance Act, and was decommissioned from Coast Guard service March 31, 2014. The […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Nigerian Navy Ship Thunder (NNS Thunder) has reached the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on her way to Nigeria. A Nigerian Navy delegation led by the Chief of Training and Operations, Rear Admiral Johnson Olutoyin, is in Trinidad and Tobago to receive the ship. An outstanding ceremony was organized on November 21, 2011, at […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited, an oil company security services provider, has ordered two more FCS 3307 vessels to be built by Damen. According to the contract, the Damen Group is taking care of delivery and crew training, as well as the design and build. Damen’s Local Service Hub in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, will ensure that […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Nigerian Navy’s newest offshore patrol vessel NNS Unity which was built by the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Limited (CSOIL) arrived to Lagos, Nigeria, on November 4. The ship departed China on September 15 and made port calls in five countries in Asia and Africa while en route to Nigeria. The two offshore patrol vessels Nigeria ordered […]

  • 4 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Plymouth based HMS Portland has demonstrated the UK’s commitment to Nigeria with a successful three day visit to Lagos.   The Type 23 Frigate visited the region and conducted training with the Nigerian Navy, hosted a Security Forum in support of United Kingdom Trade and Industry and a maritime security conference. A team of sailors […]

  • 11 June 2018

    Nigerian private security company Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the sixth Damen 3307 patrol vessel. The vessel named, Guardian 6, will join its sister vessels in the Gulf of Guinea providing security services to oil majors operating in the region. It will perform roles such as deterring […]

  • 29 August 2017

    Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has received the third of four Damen 3307 patrol vessels which it will use to provide security and other support services to the international offshore oil companies active off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea together with the Nigerian Navy. Guardian 3 along with the previously delivered sister ships Guardian […]

  • 26 August 2012
    Training & Education

    High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) completed a weeklong visit to Lagos, Nigeria, in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012, Aug. 24. During the visit, Swift conducted several classroom and field training engagements with Nigerian service members, hosted a health fair, and held a reception for the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria. Capt. Richard N. Soucie, […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Industry news

    Russian charge d’affairs in Nigeria Alexander Chernov told the Vzglyad newspaper there were many mistakes in Nigerian media reports… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 25,2012; Image: Flot

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

    One hundred and two incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released today in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report. In total, 11 vessels were reported hijacked worldwide, with […]

  • 17 February 2020

    Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) in the United Arab Emirates held a keel-laying ceremony for a new landing craft (LST 100) ordered by the Nigerian Navy. The ceremony took place in the Sahrjah Hamriyah Free Zone on December 9, 2019, Damen said on February 17, 2020. The start of the vessel’s construction was attended by Nigeria’s […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 33 nations gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the start of exercise Obangame Express 2019, a US Africa Command (AFRICOM) led exercise which is now in its ninth iteration. Obangame Express 2019 will be conducted in multiple areas at sea and ashore. At-sea operations will be throughout the Gulf of Guinea. The largest […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.   Obangame Express, now in its fourth year, is designed to improve tactical expertise and cooperation among West and Central African nations in order to enhance those maritime forces’ collective ability to deter illicit activity […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Equipment & technology

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered four of its Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels to C&I Leasing, a Nigerian provider of offshore support vessels. According to Damen, the patrol boats will be used to provide security patrol and escort services for LNG tankers calling in and out of the Nigerian LNG Bonny terminal. The 16-metre […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Industry news

    The Nigerian Navy’s Hydrographic Office (NNHO) has selected Teledyne’s CARIS technology to provide solutions for current and future national and international charting requirements. The CARIS Ping-to-Chart technology will help the NNHO establish new capabilities for bathymetric analysis, and completion of hydrographic and other geospatial data. These tools will ensure an efficient workflow for the production […]

  • 2 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) completed two days of participation for Exercise Obangame Express 2012, Feb. 29. Obangame Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea. For its part in Obangame Express, Simpson acted as […]

  • 23 June 2011

      To address the increased attention on the Gulf of Guinea as an area of concern for piracy and maritime threats, the Nigerian Navy’s Chief of Staff, Vice Admiral O. S Ibrahim, will be discussing their strategic plans to increase maritime security at Defence IQ’s Offshore Patrol Vessels conference. According to the programme, the Vice […]

  • 21 December 2014

    HMS Iron Duke returned to Portsmouth on December 19 from a successful South Atlantic patrol conducting maritime security operations and providing support to British Overseas Territories in the region. The Type 23 frigate and her 180 crew covered 27,442 miles and visited 11 countries during the six-month deployment. The ship left the UK in June and […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Industry news

    French shipbuilder Piriou announced it has opened a new naval yard in Senegal, continuing its expansion in Africa. The French company said it partnered with Senegalese maritime company Ngom et Freres in establishing the new entity called ‘Piriou Ngom Senegal’. Piriou said the new company will offer services for naval repair and building, especially in […]

  • 13 November 2013

    Twenty-five Spanish marines arrived two days ago at Rota Naval Base on board the Royal Netherlands Navy ship ‘Rotterdam’ after taking part in the African Partnership Station program for 2013. They have participated along with other Marine Corps instructors from Holland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Africa Partnership Station (APS) is a multinational […]

  • 6 March 2012

    Armed pirates attacked a refrigerator ship in the harbor of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The ship is chartered by a Dutch company; her crew consists of Russian, Ukrainian, and Filipino sailors. The incident happened on Feb 28. Menacing the crewmembers with guns, pirates forced them to give money and, having taken two hostages (shipmaster and chief […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Philippines Coast Guard has contracted French shipbuilder OCEA for the delivery of four 24-meter patrol boats and one 84-meter offshore patrol vessel, the French company announced on January 8. According to the French shipbuilder, the smaller boats will be based on the company’s FPB 72 MKII design while the larger patrol vessel will be based […]

  • 19 July 2017

    The Nigerian Navy has prevented a hijacking attempt of a general cargo ship 16 nautical miles of the coast of Bonny, Nigeria. The attack took place on July 13, according to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. Six attackers initially succeeded in boarding the vessel whose crew retreated to the citadel once the alarm was raised. The […]

  • 29 August 2011

    Seven heavily armed assailants boarded a Cameroonian ship with 150 people on board off the coast of Nigeria Saturday and took its captain ho… (AFP) [mappress] Source: AFP, August 29, 2011;

  • 7 January 2015

    The Nigerian Navy has recently expanded its fleet of warships with a former United States Coast Guard cutter. The vessel NNS Okpabana, once named USCGC Gallatin, entered Nigerian waters on January 2 for its formal reception in Lagos. Prior to joining the Navy’s fleet, the vessel underwent a $8.5 million refurbishment. According to defenceWeb, NNS Okpabana is the second […]

  • 2 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The Royal Navy’s former flagship, the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, could soon be transformed into a shipwreck for deep sea divers… By Luke Salkeld (onlinenigeria) [mappress] Source: OnlineNigeria, January 02, 2012;

  • 22 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Ocea has completed construction works on the final two Boracay-class FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boats for the Philippine Coast Guard. The company informed that the final two of four boats – Malamawi and Kalanggaman – were loaded onto a cargo vessel going to Subic on October 16, 2018. The two first units, Boracay and Panglao, […]