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Flex Fighters enhance Ghanaian offshore security

21st January 2022 - 12:30 GMT | by Mrityunjoy Mazumdar in California


GNS Volta pictured at Takoradi. Volta is a Flex 40SC design but the three other OSVs recently delivered to Ghana were built to the Flex Fighter Max design. (Photo: Ghana Armed Forces)

The recent arrival of four Flex Fighter vessels in Ghana reflects efforts by the West African nation to augment its offshore security capabilities.

Four 40m-long Flex Fighter offshore security vessels (OSVs) manufactured by Singapore-based Penguin International have arrived in Ghana before they are commissioned into service with the country’s navy in the coming months.

The acquisition of these vessels was facilitated by Israel Shipyards, while the Ghana Navy financed the project through GCB Bank.

The four OSVs were transported from Singapore aboard the cargo ship BBC Nile, arriving without weapons at the Ghanaian port of Takoradi on 8 January 2022. Known locally as the River class, they are named GNS Volta (P40), Densu (P41), Pra (P42) and Ankobra (P43).

According to local

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Mrityunjoy Mazumdar


Mrityunjoy Mazumdar

Mrityunjoy Mazumdar has been writing on naval matters, covering navies and coastguards around the world …

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