Mozambique receives coastal patrol boat from the United States

The U.S. government on this week offered a 10-meter coastal patrol vessel to the Mozambican Navy.
The high-speed vessel is valued at US$700,000. It is intended for interception and boarding operations at sea.
A note from the U.S. Embassy in Maputo says this “is part of the ongoing security cooperation between the United States and Mozambique.”
“This vessel will enhance maritime security and enable naval forces to respond to increasingly complex challenges and threats,” said U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Peter H. Vrooman.
As part of the cooperation, “Mozambican naval officers will participate in training offered by U.S. manufacturer SAFE Boat International.”
The offering, according to the embassy, “is part of a broader set of security assistance programs designed to increase the resilience of the Mozambican Navy in combating terrorism and transnational organized crime throughout the country.”

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