Somalia defaults on coast guard vessels

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  1. sincity

    sincity Vintagesomalia

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    The delivery of six offshore patrol vessels to Somalia has been thrown into doubt as Somalia has defaulted on its payments and the supplier has begun arbitration.

    Somalia’s Goobjoog News last week reported that Somalia’s Financial Governance Committee (FGS) has defaulted on payments after expressing concerns over the 132 million euro contract that was signed in July 2013.

    The contract was signed with the Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group (AMO) to supply the six vessels and build up the Somali Coast Guard. AMO was to build, maintain and operate the coast guard fleet and develop a coast guard training centre to train coast guard personnel, security officers and shore based support personnel. In Mogadishu the Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group was to establish an operational base, including a ship repair facility.

    The six vessels ordered under the contract are Damen 5009 long-range patrol boats that were to be built by Damen’s Galati shipyard in Romania. The Stan Patrol 5009 vessels are 50 metres long, have maximum speed of 30 knots and 18-26 crewmembers. They feature the innovative axe bow concept which cuts through waves rather than slamming over them for superior seakeeping performance.

    Last week AMO said its subsidiary AMO Shipping Company (AMOSC) was filing legal proceedings against Somalia after it had defaulted. AMO in March this year gave the Somali government two weeks to pay, and failing this it started arbitration proceedings.

    According to the Letter of Default seen by Goobjoog News dated 13 March 2018, AMOSC is demanding 66 million euros from the Somali federal government in addition to 24.6 million euros interest accrued over the last six year. Based on the terms of the contract, the case will be heard in Dutch courts, Goobjoog noted.

    The 2013 contract stated that Somalia was to pay a quarter of the contract value upon signing, and the rest in four other instalments. The first vessel was to be delivered 18 months after contract signature and the last 33 months after contract signature. However, no payments were forthcoming and a line of credit was not issued.

    In 2015, Somalia’s Financial Governance Committee said it was told the contract with AMO did not exist. “The Ministry of Finance has on several occasions requested a copy of the agreement for FGC review, but the Ministry of Defence has not produced it.” The FGC in 2016 subsequently noted “there was no provision in the 2014 or 2015 budgets for these outlays [132 million euros], and there is no realistic prospect that the contract can be financed from Treasury resources.” The Ministry of Defence in 2016 told the FGC that the contract was “in effect defunct”, but Somalia tried to find funds for it.

    The Atlantic Marine and Offshore Group this week told IHS Jane's Defence Weekly that it is still prepared to complete the contract in spite of the arbitration case.

    “We reached keel-lay for all six [vessels]. We completed all detailed design, prepared a location in Mogadishu for building the Operations and Training Centre, and made all preparations for commencing the training, education, maintenance support, and building of the Somali Coast Guard,” the AMO’s Willem van der Kooi told IHS Jane’s.

    http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.p...essels&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233
     
  2. sincity

    sincity Vintagesomalia

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    6 of these :farmajoyaab:

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  3. Yaquub

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    Faarmacuck is paying off his debts to amisom using our fishes. Man fuck you southern cucks! Wake the fuck up and vote this weak thief out! we need leader that will kill alshabaab and use taxes to pay for border and navy protection. We need a proper army! we need to wake up or go extinct.

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  4. Tjioux

    Tjioux the pussy is never yours, its just your turn.

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    I never understood why north/central somalis agreed to make the south the capital, when all our history, all the fight for independence started in the north and central. Never made sense to me
     
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  5. Yaquub

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    Nothing good ever comes from the south just ask our ancient egyptian brothers. They had nubians to deal with and we have habesha and bantu.
     
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  6. Tjioux

    Tjioux the pussy is never yours, its just your turn.

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    Only if the north and central worked together to shift the power from the south. Puntland already tried that but Somalilanders are to emotional and not rational thinking
     
  7. Yaquub

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    Old generation are losers! we must convince the new gen of youth to forget qabil or endure another 30yrs of poverty and failure. I legit have given up on the south....there is just no way i could handle all that stress that would entail having to civilise the south.
     
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    you're HY right?
     
  9. Yaquub

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    Yes!
     
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  10. sincity

    sincity Vintagesomalia

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    That's a very immature response and doesn't belong in this thread. If you don't have anything mature to say then don't soil this section. This is a poor government and it was the previous government that signed the contract if you must know even Kenya doesn't have a navy like that....
     
  11. Von

    Von With blood and Iron will we reach the fatherland

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    Old news and not the Famaajo administration but however the coast guard would greatly increase Somalia's security in the ocean. Imagine FGS sitting just off the coast of Bosaso or Berbera
     
  12. Lordilord

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    Have they already received these? Why are they not putting them to use then?
     
  13. Von

    Von With blood and Iron will we reach the fatherland

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    No, because the deal is worth most of Somalia's budget and Somalia denies they signed anything.
    A navy is the single largest investment a nation can do for security but the rewards are massive.
     
  14. Teeri-Alpha

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    ddue, Ogaden was fighting british and italians in the south in jubbaland and NFD as far back as 1886

    we fough the british in kismayo, afmadow, buale, bardere, garisa, wajer and even as far south as tana and nairobi,

    its only central somalia hawiye that did not fight

    even biomal was fighting italisn in marka/shabele as far back as 1897

    i would say hawiye from central somalia and raxanweyn are the only once who did not fight,

    also 1door did not fight in north, it was sayidka and his Oagden adn Dhulbahante commandos fighting what we call north somalia today, 1door summbited, just the way mareahn was helng the british against Ogaden in gedo region in 1903-1913 wars with cawlyahan king sultan abdirahman mursal and sultan ahmed magan the mohamed zubeer king of jubabaland, and NFD, this is decades before kenya was created,

    in addtion, Mj did not fight italians in bari, they gave up easily in the north,

    Ogaden was the only one who fought in north somalia, Ogadeniya, the 2 jubba regions, gedo, NFD and tana and nairobi as well as puntland as the sayidka and his men fought against the italians in puntland,

    what is somali history with out Ogaden/Absame,
     
  15. Lordilord

    Lordilord Lander(Love UAE ❤) & PRO PL independence movement

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    Oh, I see.. If they received those boats before paying damn, they could do some good and patrol the sea for illegal fishing. If not now, it will come later in sha Allah.
     
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  16. Pureblood

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    Keep your fake news to yourself doqonkii longfoot. Isaaqs made the dervishes. Doqonkii Ogaden was nowhere around back then. Haji Sudi a Habar Jeclo man was second in command for the Dervish entire 21 year existance neefyahow. Majority of the top positions were filled by Isaaq specifically HJs. In fact Haji Sudi was credited for importing the whole Dervish customs into somaliland. We made Mad Mullah the leader because we needed Dhulo footsoldiers for our Isaaq ideological project
     
  17. Teeri-Alpha

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    Doqonki xoolo 1door, kulaha 1door made the dervishes, :ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa::ftw9nwa:

    did you leanr that frm your high on chat abtis from the marfish
     
  18. Pureblood

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    Go learn some history instead of sitting at the bar drinking alcohol all day doqonkii longfoot

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    What can a drunkard tell me of Dervish history abahaa wasse
     
  19. Von

    Von With blood and Iron will we reach the fatherland

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    In sha Allah we really do need this, but I think Somalia will just “buy” them from Turkey, with the Kenya and Yemen crisis the navy would be massive asset
    at the end of the day, the Dervish states was made up of nearly ever clan in Greater Somalia, it was a Somali project not a clan project, it was the Somalia before Somalia
    Just goes to show that Somalia isn’t a colonial project since it was already happening 100 years prior
     
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  20. Futurist

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    I expected nothing less from Kheyrlaawe and Xaarmaajo. They probably stole the money for it :chrisfreshhah::drakelaugh:
     
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