The Nigerian Navy newly constructed Landing Ship Tank – LST 100 christened Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) KADA is scheduled to undertake her maiden voyage from Albwardy Damen Shipyard, Sharjah, UAE to Lagos, Nigeria on Friday 1 April 2022 by 9am Nigerian time.
A statement by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Ayo Vaughan, said NNS KADA is expected to be underway from 1 April to 27 May 2022, totaling a period of 56 days and covering a distance of 8,414.34 nautical miles.
“It is also planned for the new ship to make stop overs in five countries/ports before arriving Lagos. These ports are Port Duqm in Oman, Port Mombasa in Kenya, Port Cape Town in South Africa, Port Luanda in Angola and Port Gentil in Gabon,” he said.
It would be recalled that the Nigerian Navy contracted Damen Schelde in May 2018.
“This milestone venture progressed steadily with the keel laying ceremony of the ship conducted on 9 December 2019 at the Albwardy Damen Shipyard, Sharjah, UAE. Subsequently, the construction was completed and the new warship was launched on 7 June 2021,” Vaughan said.
The historic maiden voyage of the new warship will be preceded by a customary change of flags ceremony at the Albwardy Damen Shipyard, Sharjah, UAE.
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