The Liberian Coast Guard (LCG) works in close collaboration with the BNF, providing at sea patrol and enforcement support. With support from the WARFP-Liberia program, Forward Operating Bases are currently being established to greatly expand the range and capacity of the Coast Guard in Liberia’s waters.
The Liberian National Coast Guard was established in 1959. Historically lack of training and poorly maintained patrol craft hampered operations, with improvements seen through the 1980’s. However the hostilities of the 1990’s and early 2000’s effectively ended Coast Guard operations for their duration.
The Liberia Coast Guard was reactivated on the 53rd Armed Forces Day, February 11th, 2010 with an initial strength of 50 personnel. The mission of the Liberian Coast Guard is to enforce law and make enquiries, examinations, inspect, search, seize and affect arrests within the Liberian Exclusive Economic Zone, in order to prevent, detect, and suppress violation of the Laws of the Republic of Liberia. In these efforts, the LCG collaborates with a variety of Government Agencies, including BNF, Liberia Maritime Authority, National Port Authority, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, and others.