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Saturday, May 14, 2011

U.S. gives Nigeria refurbished warship

New York -  Nigeria on Friday receive a refurbished U.S. warship ‘CHASE’ from  the U.S. Guard base in San Diego, California, CHASE after being commissioned in 1968, participated in Operation Market Time during the Vietnam War.
“From December 1969 to May 1970, under Commander, Task Force 115, CGC CHASE participated in more than 12  gunfire support missions in the Vietnam War,” a history of CHASE posted on the USCGC website says.
In 1998, CHASE, while on a patrol in the Persian Gulf, diverted four vessels in violation of UN sanctions against Iraq, interdicted 1,527,740 gallons of fuel oil and conducted 86 gunnery exercises.