Libyan Coast Guard
The Libyan Coast Guard, part of the Libyan Navy, is responsible for the onshore protection of public installations near the coast and the patrol of coastal waters for curbing smuggling and traffickers and for enforcing customs laws. As of 2015, the Libyan Coast Guard has over 1,000 personnel.
|Libyan Coast Guard|
Racing Stripe of the Libyan Coast Guard
|Size||1,000 (As of 2015).|
|Commodore Abdallah Toumia|
|Spokesman||Brig. Ayoub Qassim|
|Seal of Libyan Coast Guard|
|Flag of the Libyan Navy|
|Libyan Coast Guard Racing Stripe|
The foundation of the Libyan Coast Guard dates back to 1970 when the previously separate customs and harbor police were joined in a single command within the Libyan Navy and under the Ministry of Defense.
- "Coast Guard". www.globalsecurity.org.