U.S. and Mozambique partner to improve maritime security

The high-speed boat is valued at $700,000 and is used for interdictions and maritime boarding operations.


"Together, we are working toward a stronger, more resilient Mozambique.” - Amb. Vrooman
By U.S. Embassy in Mozambique U.S. Embassy in Mozambique MAPUTO, Mozambique Dec 07, 2022
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As part of ongoing security cooperation between the United States and Mozambique, the U.S. Government provided a 10-meter coastal patrol boat to the Mozambican Navy during a ceremony Dec. 7, 2022. In addition to the boat, Mozambican Navy officials will participate in training offered by the U.S.-based manufacturer, SAFE Boat International.

“This vessel will enhance maritime security and enable naval forces to respond to increasingly complex challenges and threats,” said U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique Peter H. Vrooman during the handover ceremony in Maputo. “We provide training and educational opportunities for Mozambican and American soldiers, sailors and marines who choose to serve their country. Together, we are working toward a stronger, more resilient Mozambique.”

The high-speed boat is valued at $700,000 and is used for interdictions and maritime boarding operations.

This donation is part of a broader set of security assistance programs designed to enhance the resiliency of the Mozambican Navy in fighting terrorism and transnational organized crime throughout Mozambique. These programs include International Military Education and Training, three Joint Combined Exchange Training programs, a Maritime Maintenance and Logistics Advisor program, and equipment donations designed to improve, maintain, and support the Navy in the execution of its defense strategy.

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