General inspector for the delivery of new patrol boats to Lebanon

A delivery of new patrol boats could help the military, which acts as a stability factor, to better control the coastal waters, said the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, Eberhard Zorn, during a visit to Beirut. In addition, the mandate for the participation of German soldiers in the UN mission Unifil, which has been ongoing for 15 years, must be adapted to the new situation.

Although several nations have made boats available to the Lebanese coast guard, they are different and all older models. Of the boats delivered from Germany, only two out of three are usually ready for use.