12 сентября 2010 г.

The new commander of the Nigerian Navy is Rear Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim


Президент Нигерии назначил нового командующего ВМС

Президент Нигерии Гудлак Джонатан (на фото) в среду объявил о назначении нового командующего ВМС страны, сообщает Associated Press.

Контр-адмирал О.С. Ибрахим, который ранее занимал должность начальника Западного командования ВМС в Лагосе сменит на должности вице-адмирала Ишайя Ибрахима

В состав ВМС Нигерии входят MEKO 360 class frigate, NNS Aradu (F 89), 3 корвета, 3 малых ракетных корабля, более 10 патрульных катеров, десантный корабль, 4 вертолета беспилотный летательный аппарат. Личный состав ВМС и береговой охраны Нигерии насчитывает 8000 человек.

Nigerian president appointed new Navy Commander

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan declared an appointment of new commander of national navy, reported Associated Press on Wednesday.

Rear Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim will shift Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Ishwaya Ibrahim and be promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral next week.

Previously, Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim headed Navy's Western Command in Lagos.
New candidat are to be approved by the National Assembly.

Nigerian Navy consists of 1 frigate, 3 corvettes, 3 small missile ships, over 10 patrol crafts, 1 landing ship, several support vessels, 4 helicopters, and 1 unmanned aerial vehicle. Manpower of Nigerian Navy and Coast Guard numbers 8,000.

The Nigerian Navy command structure today consists of the Naval Headquarters based in Abuja, two operational commands with headquarters in Lagos and Calabar, two training commands with headquarters in Lagos but with training facilities spread all over Nigeria, two operational bases, five forward operational bases (with two more soon to come on stream), and two Dockyards located in Lagos and Port Harcourt.

The IISS Military Balance 2007 lists the Nigerian Navy as having one MEKO 360 class frigate, NNS Aradu (F 89) ; one Vosper corvette, Enymiri (F 83); two modified Italian Lerici class coastal minesweepers (Ohue and Marabai, commissioned in 1987 and 1988 respectively); three French Combattante fast missile craft (Siri, Ayam, and Ekun); and four Balsam ocean patrol craft (ex buoy tenders)

Jane's Fighting Ships said in 2010 that Enymiri's sistership Erinomi was assessed as beyond economical repair in 1996. All these vessels are listed as having their serviceability in doubt. Vessels which may be operational are a German Luerssen 57-metre coastal patrol craft; twelve Defender patrol boats; the landing ship tank NNS Ambe (LST 1312); and the five logistics and support ships: one survey vessel, three tugs, and the training ship Ruwan Yaro (A 497).

There are two Agusta Westland Lynx ASW helicopters, which are not operational, and a total of four AgustaWestland AW109 helicopters. On 20 April 2007 an Navy Augusta Helicopter crashed during a flight between Port Harcourt and Owerri, and all the three naval personnel aboard were feared killed, reducing the then total number of Augusta helicopters from three to two. On 12 April 2009, the Navy commissioned two 38-metre Sea Eagle Fast Patrol Crafts (FPCs) - NNS Zaria and NNS Burutu and two new Agusta helicopters procured from Alenia, Italy.

100308-N-7948C-091 LAGOS, Nigeria (March 8, 2010)

U. S. Navy Capt. Cindy Thebaud, second from right, commander of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West, tours the Nigerian Naval Dock Yard with Nigerian navy Capt. Dan Agundi, left, Nigerian navy Capt. Adejimi Osinowo, deputy commander of APS West, and Nigerian navy Capt. E.A. Onifade, right, during a port visit in Lagos, Nigeria.

Africa Partnership Station is a multinational initiative for U.S. and international partners to improve maritime safety and security on the African continent.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martine Cuaron)

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