Vietnam gets new patrol boats

Boost for CG capabilities.

Vietnam receives six Metal Shark patrol boats from the US

The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) has received six 45 ft (13 m)-long Metal Shark patrol boats from the United States: a further indication of the growing security co-operation between the two countries.

The boats were handed over on 22 May in a ceremony presided over by US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, according to a statement by the US Embassy in Hanoi.

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