The Ministry of Interior (MoI), represented by General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkeys Ares Shipyard to provide nine marine vessels to enhance the capabilities of the Coast Guard and the Qatari border forces. The agreement was inked at the sixth edition of Dimdex.
The Director of Coasts and Borders Security Staff Brig (Navy) Ali Ahmed al-Badeed said that this deal is part of the agreements signed earlier by the directorate in order to enhance its capabilities in carrying out security tasks, securing the territorial waters of the State of Qatar. He pointed out that it was agreed to buy nine vessels of different sizes, including three vessels with a length of 48m, and six vessels with a length of 24m used to support the capabilities of Qatari forces while conducting special operations within the territorial waters and the protection of marine vital installations for oil and gas, as well as supporting Qatari forces patrols.
The Director of Coasts and Borders Security said that these vessels will enhance the presence of coastal security forces for all 24 hours in the Qatari territorial waters. — QNA
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