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US to supply Chad, Niger with riverine boats

US to supply Chad, Niger with riverine boats

The US Coast Guard is looking for a contractor to supply Chad and Niger with identical packages of three boats under a US government-funded programme to improve the African countries’ ability to patrol their riverine borders, according to a notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website on 15 October.

The rigid-hull aluminium boats will have a length of at least 18’7″ (5.7 m), a beam of at least 8’3″ (2.5 m), a maximum draught of 18″ (46 cm), a shade canopy, and seating for the typical complement of four. They must be capable of being launched into the water from a trailer by four people in less than 15 minutes.

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