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Ocean Craft Marine Delivers High-Performance Interceptor Boats to the Lebanese Army’s Marine Commando Regiment

February 09, 2022

Ocean Craft Marine based in Annapolis, Maryland, in partnership with its sister company ASIS Boats, UAE (ASIS) located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has delivered four new high-performance, aluminum constructed, 11-meter interceptor patrol-boats to the Lebanese Army’s Marine Commando Regiment (MCR) as well as a ten-day course of intense boat-maintenance and boat-operator instruction.

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Interceptor Patrol Boats

Ocean Craft Marine and ASIS combined their expertise to build and deliver the state-of-art Commando Boats under a subcontract to the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The boat delivery was done in record time while overcoming significant challenges including supply-chain management issues, logistical intricacies of shipping boats into the damaged Port of Beirut and multi-country complexities related to the pandemic.

“No other boat-building team in the world could have successfully completed this fast-paced and complex project in the challenging environment our entire industry is facing today. I am very proud of our entire team,” said Todd Salus, Vice President, Ocean Craft Marine.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is a combat support agency within the United States Department of Defense for countering weapons of mass destruction. The goal with this project was to provide the Lebanese Army with the maritime assets and advanced training needed to immediately establish maritime security, stability and dominance in a region which continues to be strife with ongoing economic and political challenges.

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The Ocean Craft Marine and ASIS team worked tirelessly to ensure that the boats would exceed both the customer’s requirements and expectations and that they would be delivered on-time. Ocean Craft Marine and ASIS also delivered ten days of elite classroom and on-water training courses in Lebanon that were custom designed for the Commando Regiment’s principal mission-profile of high-speed vessel interdiction and Visit Board Search and Seizure Operations (VBSS).

Ocean Craft Marine’s passion is to help Professional and Recreational boaters alike successfully accomplish their individual boating missions by providing the safest, highest quality, purpose-built Rigid-Hull Inflatable boats in the world, and to support them throughout the entire ownership life-cycle.

For more information on the Ocean Craft Marine and their full  range of purpose-built professional Rigid Hull Inflatable boats, please visit or contact Todd Salus at 301 Fourth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, Email: Phone: 410.263.3242.

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