U.S. Donates $372,368 USD in small boat engines to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard

Brigadier General Dexter Francis, U.S. Chargé d' Affaires Shante Moore, The Honourable Stuart Young, Commander Alden Jasper, Colonel Claudia Carrizales, and Captain Don Polo next to one of the donated Mercury engines.

The United States Government donated eighteen (18) Mercury small boat engines valued at $372,368 USD to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard as part of our continuing partnership with the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Chargé d’ Affaires Shante Moore emphasized the importance of the partnership between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago and stated that the engines symbolized U.S. “continued commitment to partner with you to dismantle transnational criminal networks and counter illicit trafficking.”

The Honourable Stuart Young expressed his gratitude to the United States, acknowledging the importance of the partnership between the two nations.

The TTDF Coast Guard has a long history of collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard and has conducted numerous successful joint counter narcotics operations over the years.