Libya's Coast Guard has floated two vessels in Tripoli's harbour basin as the two boats will join the coastal security fleet in the search and rescue operations at sea.

The Interior Ministry said the vessels are part of the technical supplies provided by the Italian government within the framework of security cooperation between the two countries.

The boats were handed over in a ceremony on Monday to the General Administration of Coastal Security (GACS).

"The two fast patrol boats will be put into service to support the GACS in search and rescue operations and to ensure the safety of beachgoers," a statement by the Interior Ministry said.

Libya received the two vessels early this month at a ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush, her Italian counterpart, and the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policies in Italy's Adria.

The vessels are among five naval boats agreed upon between Libya and Italy last month in Tripoli.

The agreement, which drew harsh criticism from human rights groups aims to limit migration flows.