VAdm Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of the Naval
Staff, Nigerian Navy visited Goa Shipyard Ltd on 19TH July 2018.
During the visit, VAdm Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas held discussions with RAdm Shekhar Mital,
NM, IN (Retd), CMD on various issues of cooperation.
VAdm Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas was conducted
around the shipyard by CMD GSL and was shown the ongoing shipbuilding
activities & Modernization of the Yard. Admiral took keen interest in the
ongoing construction of Coast guard OPVs being built by GSL. The Chief of the
Naval Staff was impressed with the Shipyard’s infrastructure and the excellent
quality of workmanship.
Earlier a presentation was made to the CNS,
Nigerian Navy on in-house design capability, product profile and future
potential of cooperation. The Admiral was briefed on the GSL offer for 02 LSTs (Landing
Ship Tanks), for which GSL is under consideration for award of order under
global tender. Detailed discussions were also held on various other projects
where two organizations can work together.
CNS appreciated GSL for its outstanding execution track record of
delivery of 24 projects all ahead of schedule in last four years and the
technological innovations on the ships under construction. He appreciated
design capabilities of shipyard and expressed keen interest of enhancing
interaction with GSL, going forward.