The launching ceremony of first of OPV 76 Offshore Patrol Vessels Has Been Completed at Dearsan Shipyard

OPV 76 Açık Deniz Karakol Gemileri’nin Denize İndirme Töreni Gerçekleşti

Dearsan Shipyard signed a contract with the Nigerian Navy in Abuja on November 3, 2021, for the construction of 2 units of High Endurance 76-meter Offshore Patrol Vessels. Subsequently, necessary steps were taken to realize the project, and on September 16, 2022, the keel-laying ceremony for the two 76-meter Offshore Patrol Vessels was held.

Just 13 months later, the launching ceremony for the first vessel of the project has been carried out on October 26, 2023 (today).

The ceremony was attended by the Nigerian Navy Delegation led by Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, as well as Mr. Gökhan Uçar, Deputy President of the Defense Industries Agency, Mr. Aziz Yıldırım, our Chairman of the Board, Mr. Murat Gordi, our General Manager, and many local and foreign guests.

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