China-built Nigerian Navy ship NNS Unity arrives to Lagos

NNS Unity during a port call in South Africa in October this year. Photo: South African Navy

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 from China in 2012 are variants of the Chinese Type 056 corvette. Known as P18N, the Nigerian variant measures 95 meters in length, displaces 1800 tons and can stay at sea for 20 days.

NNS Centenary, the first ship in the class arrived to Lagos in February 2015.

 

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