Equatorial Guinea: new frigate

The Equatorial Guinea Navy has commissioned a new 107-metre long frigate.

Equatorial Guinea commissions new frigate

Written by Oscar Nkala

The Equatorial Guinea Navy has commissioned a new 107-metre long frigate which was partially built at the navy’s floating dry dock in the port of Malabo, as the island nation continues with a steady build-up of naval power.

The frigate (F073), which has since been named ‘Wele Nzas’ was commissioned into service on June 3 by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who declared it the ‘flagship’ of the Equatorial Guinea Navy and stated that the country has plans to build more vessels to ensure national security.

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Source: defenceweb.co.za

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