New batch of American boats [Archives:2005/873/Local News]

September 1 2005

ADEN- Aug.30- The Yemeni Coast Guard will receive a new batch of American boats.

A source in the Coast Guard Authority said that the department of maritime security will receive four modern boats next month, which are a grant from USA government.

The source added that the boats will bolster coast guard surveillance abilities in protecting Yemeni territorial waters. This will help in the combat of smuggling, illegal infiltration and keeping peace in international navigation lines in the Red sea and the Arabian Gulf. Sources say that another 6 bigger Malaysian boats joined the Coast Guard force last month.