Nigerian Navy’s newest Offshore Survey Vessel (NNS LANA) has begun her homeward journey to Nigeria.
The voyage which set out today about 5:13pm (Nigerian Time) will include Port visits to Lisbon, Las Palmas, Banjul and Tema-Ghana.
The vessel is expected to arrive on 17 May 2021.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo noted that the foremost desire of every littoral state is to have a fleet with the right mix of platforms to meet its operational objectives.
He acknowledged that the homebound voyage of NNS LANA is yet another milestone achievement in Nigerian Navy’s fleet recapitalization efforts.
The Naval Chief equally noted that the acquisition could not have been possible without the support of President Muhammadu Buhari whose desire is for the Nigerian Navy to have the requisite capability to meet her constitutional mandate for the nation’s economic prosperity.
He commended the entire NNS LANA ship company for their good conduct since their arrival in France recalling that there has not been any adverse report of any sort.