The Media Centre of the Chiefs of General Staff of the Tripoli-based Libyan Army reported yesterday that the head of the Coast Guard and Ports Security Agency signed on Wednesday for the delivery and receipt of 3 ”GAT” boats, for maritime rescue work with the Italian authorities and the European Union.
The boat handover is based on the memorandum of understanding between the two sides signed in Tripoli on 28 January 2022.
The Media Centre said the boats will enter service as soon as they arrive from Italy at the Tripoli Naval Base. They will be led by officers and non-commissioned officers from the Coast Guard and Port Security who have received training in Italy.
The 3 GAT boats will carry out maritime rescue activities in the waters under Libyan sovereignty and responsibility, and support maritime rescue operations off the Libyan coast.
It said all of this is within the framework of supporting all national institutions, including the Ports and Maritime Transport Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority, the National Oil Corporation, the Ministry of Marine Wealth, and other relevant authorities.