The Newly acquired Nigerian Navy Hydrographic ship NNS LANA has arrived the shores of the country and was received by the Chief of Naval Staff vice Admiral Awwal Gambo at NNS BEECROFT jetty Apapa.
Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo said the ship would soon join other ships at sea to contribute in the Defence of the nations Maritime environment.
The Chief of Naval Staff stressed that the vessel was a revenue generating access to the nation and the Nigerian Navy in particular.
Vice Admiral Gambo said the induction of NN LANA into the Nigerian Navy fleet with its state of the art hydrographic survey equipment would enhance the capacity of the service to conduct hydrographic survey and provide charting services for safe navigation.
The flag officer commanding western naval command Rear Admiral Jason Gbassa whose territory the ship landed noted that NNS LANA is one such asset that would assure safety of naval and merchant traffic over the sea due to the hydrographic technology.
The FOC said With NNS LANA joining the fleet, the maritime industry can be assured of getting improved and reliable hydrographic data and information from the NN to guide maritime activities.
He commended the leadership of, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo on his vision to re-energise the NN and motivate its personnel through a dogged drive in fleet maintenance and renewal while consolidating on the gains of the past.
Senior officers of the military and paramilitary were on ground to witness the event.
NNS LANA before her arrival paid a port calls to four countries namely
Portugal, Spain, The Gambia and Ghana.