THE TECHNICAL DIVISION
The Technical Division of the Ghana Navy has been described as the backbone of the Service keeping the ships afloat and also maintaining shore installations and all technical equipment in the Ghana Navy. The Division liaises with inter service technical directorates and identified civilian organizations on technical matters. It handles all technical issues in the Ghana Navy including advice on the design and equipping of new acquisitions. The Technical Division carries out renovations and maintenance work throughout the year. The Technical Division is headed by a naval captain at the Naval Headquarters.
The anchor of the Technical Division is the Naval Dockyard Complex. The Naval Dockyard Complex is located in Sekondi (Western Region), and is headed by a Commodore Superintendent. Some of the core functions of the Commodore Superintendent include planning, execution and timely completion of refit of ships, periodic maintenance and repair of ships. Thus Ghana Navy through this dockyard undertakes most of its own refits. The speedy and timely repairs by the Dockyard ensures that all ships are available and suitable for operations throughout the year.