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Nigerian Navy commissions new FPB 72 patrol vessels

3rd October 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris

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The Nigerian Navy commissioned into service two new FPB 72 Mk II patrol vessels, the NNS Shiroro (P185) and NNS Ose (P186), following their official delivery which took place at Lagos Naval Base, on 22 September.

The two ships were built by French shipyard OCEA following an order placed in February 2017, Fabrice Weinbach director of maritime safety and security at OCEA explained to Shephard

In July, the vessels underwent sea and acceptance trials in France before being handed over to the Nigerian Navy. In August, the two ships were loaded aboard a cargo for the journey to Nigeria

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

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