The Ministry of National Defense announced on its Twitter account that 3 Ares FPB 35 coast guard boats supplied by the Cyprus Turkish Peace Forces-Security Forces Command were delivered to the TRNC Coast Guard Command with a welcoming ceremony held in Girne Port.
ARES 35 FPB is a fast patrol boat developed by Ares Shipyard for the Coast Guard Command. ARES 35 FPB control boats, which can reach a speed of 35 knots per hour, are used in all territorial waters of Turkey. It is designed and built for irregular migration, search and rescue, the fight against human trafficking, and security. Control boats, which are expected to be able to intervene in all forensic cases at sea as well as human smuggling, will be deployed mainly in the ports of small towns. No permanent personnel will be assigned to the control boats, they will be used by the coast guard and gendarmerie teams of the region if needed.