ZAGREB, Nov 4 (Hina) – The Croatian Navy on Wednesday received two high-speed interceptor VHB M-46 boats to be used to monitor fishing activities in the Adriatic.
The boats were procured based on an agreement concluded in July between the defence and agriculture ministries.
As much as 70% of the value was covered by EU funds while the remainder was secured by the Agriculture Ministry. The Defence Ministry has provided crews and logistic support.
The VHB M-46 speed boats will be used for monitoring the fishing activities and will be also available for search and rescue missions on the sea. They are equipped with secure navigation, contact systems, infra-red and tv-cameras to monitor and record situations by day and night.
The boats enable a four-member crew to spend several days out at sea whereas the boats’ overall capacity is for 12 people.
One boat will be given to the Pula Coast Guard while the other will be allocated to the Coast Guard unit in Split.