The Ghanaian newspaper The Graphic reported on 5 January that 4 new fighter vessels have been acquired for the Ghana Navy to reinforce their capability to guard the nation’s maritime area, together with offshore oil and gasoline installations. Referred to as Flex-fighter Boats, the safety vessels, that are anticipated to reach within the nation on Saturday, will increase efforts at making Ghana’s maritime area safer and unattractive to pirates and different unlawful actions.

Oil corporations have been hiring personal boats to offer safety for his or her offshore oil and gasoline installations. Ghana Navy ships could be the one vessels allowed to guard offshore oil and gasoline actions within the nation. The supply described the present association the place oil corporations employed civilian business boats flying their nations’ flags with state armed guards as unlucky and mentioned the observe would now be a factor of the previous. There have been rising piracy and different prison actions within the Gulf of Guinea in latest instances.


Singapore Shipyard Penguin Worldwide Flex-fighter Boat

The Ghana Navy has been finishing up maritime workouts to display its resolve to take care of problems with piracy, unlawful fishing, smuggling, and different prison actions in Ghana’s territorial waters. The vessels, which will likely be manned by Naval captains with worldwide rankings, are geared up with the wanted logistics to guard nationwide installations and deter and make the nation’s adjoining coast safer. The acquisition of the vessels is a part of the agenda of the federal government to equip the Ghana Navy to offer safety for offshore petroleum installations and different nationwide property.

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