Cameroon Acquires Anti-Piracy Boats

Cameroon has taken delivery of three new Boston Whaler patrol boats from the United States as it counters the threat of piracy and lawlessness in its waters. Cameroon’s navy evaluated the vessels at a presentation ceremony on Friday.

Officials told the Cameroon Post that the three new Boston Whalers were bought from the United States at an undisclosed cost. The purchase, according to senior officials at the Douala Naval Base, followed advice from high-ranking US marine security experts.

Commander Alain Patrick Sima, mechanical engineer at the Douala Naval Base, said that, “previously, the U.S. has helped us train personnel in various fields including the modes of operation of the pirates. They have donated equipment, including radars for surveillance. Now, we can say……..[access full article]

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