The Ghana Navy has over the years successfully performed its mandate of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Ghana from seaward attack through conventional means. Contemporary maritime security threats such as Terrorism, Piracy, armed robbery at sea, sabotage activities on maritime infrastructure among others, have necessitated the need to have an elite, well-trained, well-equipped and a robust force capable of conducting all kinds of specialised operations at sea. The Ghana Navy Special Boat Squadron was thus set up in 2016 to undertake the following operations:
a. Anti-piracy and anti-robbery operations at sea.
b. Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations on non-compliant vessels
c. Specialized operations to protect permanent or temporary strategic maritime
installations and infrastructure within Ghana’s maritime domain.
d. Counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency, counter-intelligence.
e. Specialised reconnaissance.
f. Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) operations.