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Libya Requests EU Help on Security

Libyan Prime Minister Serraj has requested rapid EU support contributing to the training of the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard, as well as the security service. In a statement, the European Union’s head of foreign affairs and security policy, Federica Mogherini (pictured), said: “This is an important development that I will discuss with Ministers at tomorrow’s […]

EU Naval Force to Combat Traffickers

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has announced the establishment of an EU naval operation to disrupt the business model of human smugglers in the Mediterranean. The new operation, called EUNAVFOR Med, is one element of the comprehensive EU response to the migration challenge. EUNAVFOR Med will be conducted in sequential phases and in accordance […]

Libya Receives 30 French Patrol Boats

The Libyan Navy has taken delivery of 30 new inflatable patrol boats from French military boat maker Sillinger. The fast, semi-rigid-hulled, boats are the first from a batch of 50 ordered in January. Libya Herald reports that the Libyan Special Naval Forces showcased seven of the new boats during a high-speed display at the naval […]

Sillinger Wins Contract for Patrol Vessels

The Libyan government has reportedly ordered 50 rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RHIBS) from French company Sillinger. According to a report from Tripoli Post, Sillinger marketing director Guillaume Godde declined to reveal the value of the contract but said his company has been contracted to supply semi-rigid inflatable boats ranging between 3.80 metres and 12 meters in […]

Malta Trains Libyan Navy

The Times of Malta reports that a detachment of 46 officers and men from various sections of the Armed Forces of Malta has arrived in Libya on a training and relationship-building mission. The men, from Maritime Squadron, 1st Regiment and EOD operatives from the 3rd Regiment, will train the Libyans in diving, ship boarding and […]

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