New boats for Libyan CG

Increases Coast Guard capability.

Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, handed over Monday four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration with the Libyan coastguard.

The crews were trained in Italy “to monitor Libyan territorial waters…and contribute, together with Italy and Europe, to security in the Mediterranean”, Minniti said in remarks translated into Arabic, according to Associated Press.

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