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British donate coastguard ship to Seychelles

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(B2) The British will send a new coast guard boat to the Seychelles. He previously served in the Royal Sea Rescue Institution (RNLI).

14 meters long, this “all-weather” boat can reach a speed of 18 knots and has a range of 240 miles. Seychelles has asked its partners for help to strengthen its counter-piracy capabilities with two new vessels.

The ship, named Baltic Exchange II has been renamed Fortune. It is expected to arrive within two months aboard a Royal Navy auxiliary ship. This is not the first time that ships have been sent to the other side of the world to find a new view. 8 of them were sent to China.

(NVP)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).