FG Deploys NNS Thunder to Combat Piracy, Sea Crimes

Eromosele Abiodun

One of the nations foremost warships, the NNS Thunder, has arrived Onne seaport in Rivers and set to begin a patrol of Nigerian waters, after being grounded since 2016 due to failure of its critical components and machinery.

The warship, equipped with modern navigational technology and arsenal, according to the Commanding Officer, NNS Thunder, Capt. Shuaib Ahmed, it took the navy about two years to repair the warship, mainly due to unavailability of spare parts.

So, due to this factor, the vessel had remained parked at Onne seaport because its system is a new addition in our inventory. We sourced the spare parts abroad and when they finally arrived, the defects in the machineries and auxiliaries were fixed. After the repairs, we took the warsh....

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