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NNS Thunder (F90) - ex-USCGC Chase [WHEC-718]
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NNS Thunder departs California for Nigeria
Written by defenceWeb, Tuesday, 22 November 2011

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21373:nns-thunder-departs-california-for-nigeria&catid=51:Sea&Itemid=106

The former US Coast Guard cutter Chase has departed the United States for her new home in Nigeria. The NNS Thunder, as she is now known, was transferred to the Nigerian Navy in a formal ceremony on May 13 and underwent a refit prior to her trans-Atlantic voyage.

The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Thunder left Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California, yesterday. Nigerian Minister of State and Defence Erelu Olusola Obada was present at the departure ceremony.

The Chase had been declared as surplus by the US Coast Guard, who said that donating the vessel to Nigeria had saved them US$10 million in disposal costs. The vessel was refitted and a new crew trained.

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Re: NNS Thunder (F90) - ex-USCGC Chase [WHEC-718]
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Nigerian Navy Collides with Total-Owned Vessel
March 21, 2012 by Rob Almeida

http://gcaptain.com/nigerian-navy-collides-total-owned/?42773

One person is still missing after a Nigerian warship, NNS Thunder, collided with a Total-owned vessel on Nigeria’s Bonny River.  According to local Nigerian news Oyibosonline, the incident happened at 3PM on Tuesday afternoon and the search for the missing Navy sailor continued into the night.  Sources close to the emergency response teams are reporting that the Navy appears to have been at fault.

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