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US gives twenty vessels to coast guard, navy

To help Bangladesh increase its ability to respond to threats in the country's coast waters and Economic Exclusive Zone, the US has donated 20 ships to Bangladesh. The vessels were handed over by Earl Miller, the US Ambassador, to the Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Coast Guard. This was done in a virtual ceremony, with Rear Admiral Ashraf Hoq Chowdhury (director general of the Bangladesh Coast Guard), and Bangladesh Assistant Chief Naval Staff for Operations, Rear Admiral M Ashraful Haq, Bangladesh Assistant Chief Naval Staff for Operations. Yesterday's event According to a statement from the US embassy, the event saw the official handover of ten 38-foot (11 m) Defiant Class Metal Shark Boats as well as ten 25-foot (8 m) Defender Class Boats to Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Coast Guard. This was in response to a request by the Bangladesh government. It stated that the 20 boats will greatly improve maritime interdiction and counterterrorism abilities of the Bangladesh Coast Gua