Kuwait’s Coast Guard unveils first MOI-made interceptor boat

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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 23, (Agencies): The General Administration of the Coast Guard held an inaugural ceremony for the first interceptor boat crafted by the Ministry of the Interior. The event, graced by the presence of high-ranking officials, including First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khalid, Lieutenant General Anwar Al-Barjas, Major General Mansour Al-Awadhi, Sheikh Hamoud Mubarak Al-Sabah, and Major General Hamid Al-Baloul, showcased the national accomplishment. During the ceremony, Sheikh Al-Khalid received an overview of the technical stages involved in the boat’s manufacturing and its designated tasks. A presentation demonstrated a group of boats in preparation for launch to fulfill security responsibilities.

Sheikh Talal Al-Khalid attends the inauguration of the first Interceptor boat by the Coast Guard.

Expressing pride in Kuwaiti talents and the local industry at the General Administration of the Coast Guard, Sheikh Al-Khalid emphasized that the interceptor boat’s introduction enhances the localization of Kuwait’s industry. He underscored the strategic goal of achieving self-sufficiency by overcoming industry-related challenges. Sheikh Al-Khalid stressed the significance of bolstering Kuwait’s naval capabilities to ensure comprehensive security control, addressing challenges such as smuggling, piracy, and territorial water infiltration.

Highlighting the crucial role of the interceptor boat and others manufactured by the General Administration of the Coast Guard, Sheikh Al-Khalid emphasized their contributions to protecting Kuwaiti territorial waters, facilitating assistance and rescue operations, and monitoring and apprehending law violators. The ceremony showcased the commitment to advancing local industry capabilities for the benefit of Kuwait’s security and self-reliance objectives.

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