In a significant stride towards enhancing the operational capabilities of Nigeria’s Blue Economy, the Nigerian Navy (NN) recently received a cutting-edge Offshore Survey Vessel (OSV) from the esteemed French shipbuilding company, OCEA SA.

In a press statement made available to newsmen by the Director Of Information, Commodore A. Adams- Aliu, the state-of-the-art OSV 115 was ceremoniously delivered to the NN in Apapa, Lagos on the 17th of April 2024. Crafted by OCEA SA, this 35-meter vessel stands as a testament to precision engineering, purpose-built for scientific hydrographic and oceanographic missions.

Adorned with advanced technological features, such as medium/shallow water multi-beam echo-sounders and an array of essential survey equipment, the OSV 115 is poised to execute comprehensive surveys in both shallow and medium waters.

This latest addition to the NN’s fleet will work in harmony with the OSV 190 “NNS LANA,” also a product of OCEA and delivered in 2021. The primary mandate of the new vessel is to conduct meticulous hydrographic and oceanographic surveys, aligning seamlessly with the ongoing efforts of the NN to safeguard Nigeria’s territorial waters and advance the administration’s Blue Economy agenda.

It is noteworthy that the NN commenced local production of internationally recognized nautical charts in 2019, and the acquisition of the OSV 115 is set to further elevate the NN’s hydrographic charting proficiency.

The delivery of the OSV 115 vessel includes a comprehensive package of support services, encompassing training, spare parts, specialized tooling, and all requisite documentation. This ensures the seamless integration and operational readiness of the vessel within the Nigerian Navy’s esteemed fleet.

The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) expresses profound gratitude to His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for his steadfast support towards the NN’s fleet modernization endeavors.

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