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Friday, June 27, 2008

Italian Coastal Patrol Unit

The CPU has been apart of the MFO since it's inception.  These are some of the most professional sailors in the world.  They have a small docking area in a harbor near our main base and they patrol the Red Sea to observe and report any infractions of the Treaty of Peace.  As part of their mission, they provide expert dive teams and maritime safety to the soldiers here on this mission.  Part of our training includes briefing on missions and tours of the facilities and boats that they crew.  We may also get to accompany them on live missions.  They also provide Zodiac boats and crews for beach landings and other missions.  These guys are also pretty fun to share a drink with, and can be found in town partying a bit with the other Europeans that vacation here in Naama Bay.  Ciao!!

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