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Somali navy chief: World's worst job?
If you think you face an uphill challenge at work today, spare a thought for Farah Ahmed Omar, the man in charge of Somalia's navy.
He has neither boats nor equipment and admits he has not been to sea for 23 years.
The interim government does not control much of the 3,000-km (1,860-mile) Somali coastline and then there is the headache of plentiful pirates.
Mr Omar said he was first put in charge of the navy in 1982, but speaking to the BBC by phone from the capital, Mogadishu, he did not sound too daunted by the task ahead.
"Today there is a big piracy problem and we are ashamed. But we think they [the pirates] don't have sophisticated equipment as they just have fishing boats and small arms which are easy to get in Somalia," he said.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Mogadishu.... We have a problem....
The nation's Navy has not been operational since the early 90's.
Originally posted by bg_socalif
And neither has the Somali central govt since Siad Barre was overthrown in '91. A govt in exile or a govt that controls one or two cities, just doesn't cut it.