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Senegal takes delivery of patrol boat

Senegal takes delivery of patrol boat

The Raidco OPV 45 patrol boat Kedougou has been delivered to the Senegalese Navy, the French shipyard STX France announced on 2 April.

IHS Maritime ship-tracking data showed the vessel had reached Casablanca in Morocco by 5 April.

STX France said the vessel has a length of 45.8 m, a beam of 8.4 m and a crew of 25.

The usually well-informed French maritime website meretmarine.com has reported that it is armed with three 20 mm guns and a 12.7 mm machine gun.

Meretmarine.com has also reported that Senegal has ordered a 58 m OPV 190 Mk II patrol boat from the French company OCEA.

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