The Malta Police Force fleet has just been updated with 2 new Rigid Inflatable Boats (RHIBS) and 5 new mini-buses.
The RHIBS are now assigned to the Police Environment Protection Unit, with the aim of enhancing the police force’s capabilities inshore through patrolling of remote areas accessible only with maritime vessels.
‘This investment also includes trailers in order for the RHIBS to be able to use different slipways, depending on the emergency of the situation’ the police force said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the mini buses were assigned to the Police Immigration Section and are intended to ‘facilitate the transportation of immigrants to their respective hosting venues.’
4 of the mini buses are 20 seaters with the remaining one being a 17 seater with a wheelchair accessible ramp.
The investment was one of more than €1,100,000 and was funded as part of the Malta Police Force’s Specific Actions for Border Surveillance, an EU funded project under the Internal Security Fund 2014-2020.