C&I Leasing recently took delivery of four Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels to provide escort services for LNG carriers calling in and out of the Nigeria LNG’s Bonny liquefied natural gas terminal.
The 16-metre vessels have aluminium hulls and GRP composite superstructures, Damen said in its statement on Friday.
The accommodation has been additionally clad with bullet-proof materials to protect the personnel inside. All four vessels also feature upgraded water jets and engines for maximum performance.
While receiving the boats in Lagos, Wisdom Nwagwu, general manager of C&I Leasing, said the contract with Nigeria LNG has been signed in late 2014 for a five-year firm period with an option of a one-year extension and a cumulative option to a maximum of three years.
The four patrol boats were fitted out at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and delivered to Nigeria as a single batch at the beginning of April 2016, Damen said.