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Naval Warfare

Senegal invests in naval capabilities

3rd October 2014 - 07:00 GMT | by Philip Rood in Dublin

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Senegal is looking to build up its navy to deal with growing maritime threats in coastal waters and the consideration that piracy attacks could move north from the Gulf of Guinea.

 

Among upcoming additions to the force are a patrol craft from France and a landing craft from China and these vessels will join a fleet that faces the challenging task of policing around 700km of West African coastline, a dense river system and four million square kilometres of Atlantic Ocean, some of which have been the grounds for disputes with neighbouring countries.

Cdr Ousseynou Drame, Chief of the ...

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