Wednesday, 17 October 2012

French Naval Vessel "Siroco"...

One of the French Navy's amphibious assault vessels docked in Conakry last Thursday. (11th October 2012.) The Siroco (L9012) conducted some joint exercises with Guinea's Navy, and also ran their landing craft in the waters off Conakry's harbour. The Siroco carries a small fleet of helicopters, and most interesting of all (in terms of Mercy Ships) has a 47-bed hospital and two operating theatres. This large ship also called in Benin when we were docked there in 2009.

The landing craft undergo exercises in Conakry's harbour.
This one is carrying a tractor/bulldozer.
The forward end of the Siroco is very impressive.
Close-up of the bow and superstructure.

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