OCEA delivered its first OCEA C-Falcon over the 4 ordered by the Nigerian Navy in 2018 following an international tender.
After the delivery to the Nigerian Navy over 8 years of one OCEA FPB 98 MKI, eight OCEA FPB 72 MKII and two OCEA FPB 110 MKII, OCEA won 3 tenders for two additional OCEA FPB 110, one OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB and four OCEA C-FALCON interceptors. According to the shipyard, thanks to the continuous integrated logistic support OCEA has implemented for the Nigerian Navy, the fleet is daily on operation to the full satisfaction of the customer.
As reported by Naval News, the OCEA OSV 190 SC-WB, known as NSS Lana, was launched last month at the OCEA shipyard in Les Sables d’Olonne.
About OCEA C-Falcon interceptor
The C-Falcon from the Fast Interceptor Craft range is designed for coercive intervention, escort and deterrence in the field of security missions like:
• Interception of vessels,
• People release,
• Infiltration / exfiltration.
To fulfill the operational requirements of these missions, the C-Falcon offers the following features:
• Very high speed,
• Excellent sea keeping even in rough seas,
• Shallow draft,
• Boarding of other boats,
• Beaching capability.
Length overall: 17.3 meters
Speed: 40 knots
Range: 320 nautical miles @ 40 knots
Crew: 4 sailors
Passengers: 16 people