Coastal Patrol Boats (PB)

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The unit is mainly at the service of MFO under the direct command of the Italian Coastal Naval Group Ten (COMGRUPNAVCOST 10), based at Sharm El Sheikh. Main task of the unit is to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Straits of Tiran and the Aqaba Gulf as provided for by the 1979 EgyptIsrael Peace Treaty.

Among other missions carried out by the units are: Search and Rescue operations and protection of the marine environment.

Since October 2013, the Unit has been operated by CINCNAV / COMFORDRAG – COMFORAUS / COMGRUPAUS UNO (La Spezia).