To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Ghana Navy commissions new patrol craft

15th November 2017 - 14:09 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


The Ghana Navy commissioned into service four Chinese made fast patrol boats at Sekondi Naval Base on 31 October, according to an 8 November announcement, by the Chinese Embassy in the country.

The four patrol craft, which the Ghana Navy refer to as Defender class boats, (Chinese Embassy designation 985Y), were donated by the Chinese Government as part of a $7.5 million grant to equip the Ghana Armed Forces. The boats had been formally received by the Ghana Navy in September 2017, at Tema Naval Base.

According to the Chinese Embassy, the four vessels each have a displacement of 8.6t,

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

Read full bio

Share to