NNS GONGOLA with Visual Call Sign P189 is a Fast Patrol Boat (FPB) with a length of 24m. The vessel was built by OCEA France. She was delivered and commissioned in 2018 as part of the Eastern Fleet. The vessel carries a compliment of 5 officers and 57 men. Her primary role is to protect critical oil installations in the Niger Delta as well as joint operations, patrol of ECOWAS maritime zone E, combat piracy, crude oil theft illegal immigration, Search and Rescue (SAR) operations among others. On 25 Mar 23, NNS GONGOLA rescued MT MONJASA REFORMER and her 10 of 16 man crew which was attacked by pirates in DR Congo. Also, In Aug 22 the vessel was instrumental in the arrest of MT HEROIC EDUN which was ladened with stolen crude oil from the Akpo oil Terminal in Rivers State. The Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the boat is Lt Cdr E Benard.