Bahrain’s Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa has officially launched the landing craft, Safra 1, at an event at the Coast Guard headquarters in Bahrain. The vessel was built at local shipyard, ASRY.
Equipped to carry out search, rescue and firefighting operations, the landing craft was ordered as part of the modernisation strategy of the Coast Guard. After a short film documenting the ship’s 15-month building stages implemented by ASRY in cooperation with the Coast Guard, the launching ceremony took place, during which, the Interior Minister expressed thanks and appreciation to the Coast Guard personnel for their round the clock readiness.
He went on to stress the government’s continued development and modernisation strategy in all security sectors, and highlighted the completion of the maritime security project and maritime advanced radars and cameras, noting their role in monitoring coastlines and territorial waters to ensure the safety of maritime environment and vital installations.