AFM in Tripoli to train Libyan Navy

The Armed Forces of Malta to conduct training with the Libyan Navy, establish military to military relations.

46 officers from the AFM's Maritime Squadron, 1st Regiment and EOD operatives from the 3rd Regiment today arrived in Libya's Tripoli to train Libyan Navy and establish positive military to military relations.

The training will include joint diving activities, ship boarding drill and various seamanship evolutions.

The AFM said that this marked the first opportunity to hold bilateral training since the beginning of the new administration in Libya.

Libyan high ranking naval officers were waiting on the pier to welcome the Maritime Squadron's flagship.

They were welcomed onboard by Lt Col Andrew Mallia and the Captain of P61, Captain R Caruana.

Later today the Armed Forces of Malta will be hosting a reception onboard P61 for various Libyan dignitaries on behalf of the Maltese Ambassador to Libya.

Why not train the Libyan forces to imprison all the criminals in Libya instead of allowing them to leave for Malta?
In the early 70's I was a Radio-Officer on a Libyan civilian ship and at one time had the task of training a future Radio-Officer (now a defunct position). Good luck AFM you'll need all the luck you can get, it is quite a hard job you have in hand.