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Nigeria’s OMS christens new patrol boat

Nigerian private maritime security company, Ocean
Marine Solutions (OMS), has held a naming ceremony for its new patrol boat, which
is being built by China’s Jianglong Shipbuilding.

The vessel, which has been named Ovia, has a length of
38.8 metres and a width of 7.2 metres.

It will be powered by three Mitsubishi 1,885kW engines
that can deliver a maximum speed of 34 knots.
As with the other patrol boats in the OMS fleet, Ovia will be used
to augment the ships of the Nigerian Navy in providing asset protection for oil
and gas offshore platforms and in escorting commercial vessels through Nigerian
Baird Maritime.

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