Rotterdam company signs contract with Somalia

Rotterdam-based Atlantic Marine and Offshore has signed a major order with the Somalian government to set up a coast guard operation.

Somalia is setting up a coast guard force to combat piracy and to strengthen its control over its territorial waters and natural resources, a presidential spokesman said.

According to the deal, AMO will build, maintain and operate the coast guard fleet which will include long-range patrol vessels equipped with high-speed intervention vessels. The company will also provide training.

No details were given as to the potential size of the force or of the cost involved.


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