Djibouti receives new patrol boats

Gifted by Japan to boost security.

Djibouti receives new patrol boats

Djibouti has received two 20 metre patrol boats from Japan, which will be used by the Djibouti Coast Guard.

The two vessels were accepted on 2 December at the Coast Guard’s new headquarters during a ceremony and attended by Japanese ambassador Tatsuo Arai, Prime Minister Kamil Abdoulkader and Coast Guard chief Colonel Omar Wais Bogoreh.

The vessels were built by Japan’s Sumidagawa Shipyard under a JPY924 million ($7.5 million) contract financed by Japan’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM), IHS Jane’s reports.

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