By Mitchelle Uzorka
The Nigerian Navy newly constructed Landing Ship Tank – LST 100 christened Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) KADA has taken her maiden voyage from Albwardy Damen Shipyard, Sharjah, UAE to Lagos, Nigeria on Friday 1 April 2022 by 9am Nigerian time.
In a statement by the Director of Naval Information, Commodore Ayo Vaughan, he said NNS KADA is expected to be underway from 1 April to 27 May 2022, totaling a period of 56 days and covering a distance of 8,414.34 nautical miles.
The new ship will make stop overs in five countries/ports before arriving Lagos. These ports are Port Duqm in Oman, Port Mombasa in Kenya, Port Cape Town in South Africa, Port Luanda in Angola and Port Gentil in Gabon,”
The maiden voyage of the new warship will be preceded by a customary change of flags ceremony at the Albwardy Damen Shipyard, Sharjah, UAE.