Nigeria Homeland receives new Damen 3307 patrol vessel

Nigeria Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has received a new Damen 3307 patrol vessel, Guardian 3.

The new vessel will join the existing craft, Guardian 1 and Guardian 2, which are currently delivering security and other support services.

Working in cooperation with the Nigerian Navy, the ships provide services to the international offshore oil companies off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

Homeland managing director and CEO Louis Ekere said: “We are excited to have received our third FCS 3307 Security vessel from Damen Shipyards, whilst awaiting the delivery of the fourth in the fourth quarter of 2017 and the planned acquisition of the fifth vessel.”

The fourth vessel is currently under construction.

The vessel features an armoured wheelhouse, axe-bow design, high-speed hull form, 70m² of open aft deck and can cruise at a maximum speed of around 30k.

With an accommodation capacity of up to 16 individuals, the Guardian series of 3307 patrol vessels are unarmed and can carry security personnel along with their firearms.

Additional features include 15 additional seats for crew transfers, thermal imaging apparatus, a fast rescue craft, a self-cleaning fuel separator to protect the engines and generators from contaminated fuel and a FuelTrax fuel management system that measures, monitors and reports on fuel consumption and efficiency.

Image: Damen Fast Crew Supplier 3307, Guardian 3. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.