One of the two floating units inaugurated yesterday.
DOHA: The Ministry of Interior inaugurated two new floating centres for its Coasts and Borders Security Department yesterday.
The floating centre means a floating marine unit that undertakes security assignments at main marine entrances to control entry and exit through marine border posts. It will also monitor movements of marine vessels inside the security range and provide safety and security instruction for sea-goers. The units can be used as floating operation rooms, if required.
Apart from recording entry and exit of marine vessels and monitoring their movements, the units will also help in emergency search and rescue operations and combating intrusion and trafficking.
Each unit is 33-metre long, 18m wide and 11m high. The centres can accommodate 36 officers and cadets and are equipped with multi-purpose radars, GPS and automatic identification system, wireless communication systems, marine maps and related equipment. Each centre has an all-inclusive operations room, meeting hall, waste treatment unit, cranes, bed rooms for officers and cadets, sports hall, dining hall, rest lounge, administrative offices, automatic laundry, prayer hall, fire system, water desalination plant, fresh water reservoir and two generators.
Director General of Public Security Staff, Maj. Gen. Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi, stressed the importance of centres in easing missions carried out by Coastguard. The Peninsula