Med Marine and IBK Ltd. have recently signed contract for two 16m pilot boats. After delivered, the boats will be operated by Nigerian Ports Authority in Lagos, Nigeria.
MED-P16 series pilot boats designed by Camarc will have steel hull and aluminium structure. The double chine hull gives exceptional all-round seakeeping.
Each vessel is 16,50m in length and 4,8m in beam and it speeds up to 20+ knots. The complement area accommodates 2 crew and 6 pilots. Access to lower accommodation is via hatch to port in the aft end of the wheelhouse. Lower accommodation includes mess area, WC, galley, store spaces and 2-man cabin.
Some of the design particulars are:
Length : 16,5 m
Beam O.A. : 4,8 m
Draught : 1,3 m
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is a Federal Government Agency that governs and operates the Ports in Nigeria. The major Ports include; Lagos Port Complex and Tin Can Island Port Complex both in Lagos State. The Calabar Port Complex in Cross River State. The Delta Ports in Warri, Delta State and the Rivers Port Complex and Onne Port Complex both in Rivers State.
The Lagos Port Complex also referred to as Premiere Port (Apapa Quays) is the earliest and largest Port in Nigeria. It is situated in Apapa, Lagos State, and the commercial center of Nigeria.