Subject: China to export new-type patrol ship to West Africa [Print This Page] Author: bluesand Time: 26-2-2014 16:47 Subject: China to export new-type patrol ship to West Africa
The first new-type patrol ship F91 that China plans to export to Nigeria has been launched. It will be delivered in the middle of 2014 as scheduled. It will become the first ship of the Nigerian navy's P18N project. During an interview, Major General Yin Zhuo pointed out that the F91 is equipped with three cannons and allows the take-off and landing of helicopters, which will considerably enhance its ability to search for suspect targets.
In early April 2012, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan confirmed that Nigeria would purchase two 1,800-ton offshore patrol ships from China. According to the plan, the construction of the hull and deck of the first ship in the project would be carried out in China. The rest of the system installation, integration and debugging will be carried out in Nigeria.