Damen Shipyards on Monday announced it has commenced the construction of Landing Ship Transport 100 (LST 100) landing craft for the Nigerian Navy.
“On 9th December Damen Shipyards Sharjah in the UAE held a keel-laying ceremony for a landing craft for the Nigerian Navy, an LST 100,” the company said in a statement.
The LST 100 can perform amphibious operations, strategic transport of equipment and troops, disaster relief, evacuation operations and humanitarian assistance.
The 100-meter long roll-on-roll-off landing craft can accommodate a crew of 32 people and 16 Embarked Marine Forces (EMF) in the deckhouse. The vessel has a helicopter/UAV deck and significant space for cargo, loaded with the stern ramp, bow ramp or the 25 tons main crane.
The LST 100 is scheduled for delivery in 2022.