OCEA FPB 110 MKII “NGURU” and “EKULU” loaded for their transport to NIGERIA
Further to an international RFP, in 2017, the Nigerian Navy awarded OCEA for the building of two new 35 m Fast Patrol Boat type OCEA FPB 110 MKII to improve maritime security off Nigeria, with an emphasis on piracy and maritime crime.
The vessels “NGURU – P187” and “EKULU – P188”, were loaded in Saint-Nazaire on 3rd and 4th April 2018 on a 140 m cargo for their transport to Nigeria.
New generation of the model OCEA FPB 110 MKI already operated by the Kuwait Coast Guard, the NGURU and EKULU benefitted from the last R&D development from OCEA in terms of propulsion and accommodations, optimizing cost of operation and operational readiness of the crews.
Those Fast Patrol Boats are designed to ensure all typical coast guard missions such as:
- general presence at sea, acting as a deterrent for illegal activities
- patrol, control and surveillance of territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone,
- enforcement of laws and treaties at sea;
- fight against piracy and illegal activities: smuggling, crimes, illegal immigration and illegal fishing activities;
- search and rescue.
Characteristics of the ship
- Length overall
13 Crew + 4 Personnel