EU repairs 2 Libyan vessels for reinforcing maritime border security

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-09 03:58:30|Editor: huaxia

TRIPOLI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya on Thursday said that the EU has repaired two Libyan vessels to reinforce Libyan maritime border security.

"Two vessels of the Libyan General Administration for Costal Security returned to Libya from the port of Bizerte (Tunisia) where they had been undergoing substantial repairs," the delegation said in a statement.

The repair of the ships was part of the Integrated Border and Migration Management project in Libya, financed by Italy and the EU under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and implemented by the Italian Ministry of Interior.

The vessels will improve Libyan maritime border security capacities as they will be used for conducting search and rescue operations to save lives, as well as fighting human trafficking and organized crime along the Libyan coast, the statement added. Enditem