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Vietnam Shipbuilding Company will deliver 50 patrol boats to Nigeria


According to the Facebook account VietDefense, Vietnam will deliver a large number of patrol boats to Nigeria. The boats were ordered by Nigerian billionaire Benedict Peters on behalf of the company Marine Assets And Offshore Equipment Limited, a Nigerian firm that specializes in procuring vessels to support the marine industry of Nigeria along with other African countries.


Vietnam Shipbuilding Company will deliver 50 patrol boats to Nigeria 925 001 Patrol boats in construction at the Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company facility in Haiphong. (Picture source Facebook account VietDefense)


A picture was released on the Facebook account of VietDefense showing the construction of patrol boats with a design like the Manta or D300 speedboats at the Hong Ha Shipbuilding Company facility in Haiphong.

According to VietDefense, Mister Benedict Peters has invested $2 million USD into the Hồng Hà shipbuilding company. Hồng Hà is a Vietnamese shipbuilding that have already design and manufactured different types of patrol boats.

Another Vietnamese Company called JSC James Boat has also built 50 NPU-650 patrol boats for Nigeria.

In November 2013, it was announced that the Nigerian Navy (NN) took delivery of three new 17 meter-long Manta Mk II ASD Littoral Interceptors and one new 25 meter-long Shaldag Mk II Fast Patrol Craft.