According to the police, the craft is designed for better tactical boat handling at higher speeds.
Enhancements have also been made in the weaponry and surveillance capabilities, and it will be safer for officers operating the craft, said Superintendent of Police (SUPT) Elvis Chong, who is the PCG’s head of operations and security.
“Maritime threats are complex and constantly evolving. It is vital that the Police Coast Guard remains a step ahead in managing such threats, by introducing new operational capabilities through better equipping, training and deployment of tactics,” he added.
PCG has been working with the Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX) to enhance its training facilities for officers to train in a realistic and safe environment, said Mr Shanmugam.
The Home Affairs Minister also announced the commissioning of two new training facilities on Thursday.
An Underwater Egress Training Simulator will replicate emergencies such as when a boat capsizes, which will help officers execute emergency drills effectively, he said.
The PCG’s Boarding and Search Trainer, a tactical training facility that resembles a merchant cargo vessel, has also been refurbished.