Israeli police have launched 10 new speedboats for use in law enforcement off Israel’s shores. The boats will be used as rescue vessels and to prevent criminal and terrorist activities off the country’s coast, Israel Police said.
The inauguration event took place at the Herzliya Marina, where top brass got a tour of the boats and a rundown of their capabilities. The boats are equipped with advanced detection and communication equipment, and can operate day or night. The boats join a fleet of small ships and water cycles that are used to ensure security off Israel’s long coast.
Speaking at the event, Israel Police Commander Roni Alsheich said that the inauguration of the boats was “an important event that will propel police into a new era. The boats join a fleet that seeks to provide solutions for a variety of challenges. The boats help ensure the safety of many people at sea, providing life-saving assistance for those who would otherwise die due to exposure and hypothermia.”