From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News.
Libya has 1,800km of coast line and protecting it from threats is a priority.
Patrols are looking out for smugglers, people traffickers and armed groups like ISIL bringing in weapons and fighters.
Al Jazeera's Imran Khan went on patrol with the coastguard in Misrata: