New boats for Mauritius

Mauritius boosts maritime security.

Induction of ten Fast Interceptor Boats

A safe and secure maritime environment is a prerequisite for the achievement of a Second Economic Miracle and to meet the pledges in the Vision 2030 of the Government, said the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, on Saturday 12 March 2016 at Caudan Waterfront during the induction ceremony of 10 Fast Interceptor Boats.

He stressed that one of the top-most priorities of the Government is to provide resources to the Police to assist in the fight against crime while adding that with the induction of Fast Interceptor Boats, the Mauritius Police Force, through the National Coast Guard, will enhance surveillance, intelligence and presence in the maritime domain.

Speaking about maritime safety and security, Sir Anerood Jugnauth recalled that the vast size and largely unregulated nature of the waterways have made the maritime environment an attractive theatre for transnational crimes. Sea piracy, drug and human trafficking, smuggling and sea-borne terrorism have increased considerably in the last few decades. The situation has further aggravated due to global proliferation of small arms, thus adding to the maritime vulnerabilities, he said.

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Source: govmu.org

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