Two maritime patrol ships will endow the Romanian Border Police, following a contract signed on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Interior (MAI) headquarters, in the presence of the Interior Minister Lucian Bode.
“The value of the contract is 26 million euros, the project being carried out from non-reimbursable European funds, through the Internal Security Fund, and the ships will enter the Border Police’s endowment by 30.11.2022,” informs a General Inspectorate of Police Border (IGPF) release issued on Wednesday for AGERPRES.
These ships are part of a larger project that involves supplementing the naval fleet of the Romanian Border Police, within which, in addition to the two maritime patrol vessels (CPV – Coastal Patrol Vessel), also five intervention boats (CPB – Coastal Patrol Boats) will be bought.
“The acquisition of maritime patrol vessels and intervention boats confers to the Romanian Border Police an increase in the operative intervention capacities, these being destined to the monitoring of the foreign maritime border of the European Union and to the observance of the Romanian state jurisdiction in the area of competence, patrolling missions, securing waters in the exclusively economic zone, maritime safety, search and rescue operations and the transportation of survivors,” the quoted source shows.
The acquisition will lead to the improvement of the operational cooperation within the joint Frontex actions in which the Romanian Border Police participates, without depriving at the same time the operative structures at the Romanian borders of such technical means for long periods.
The representatives of the economic operator decided that in the construction of the two ships should be engaged also the capabilities of the production units from Romania – DAMEN Galati and Mangalia Shipyards.