Coastal Riverine Force

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The Coastal Riverine Force (CORIVFOR) is a unit of the United States Navy within the organizational structure of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). The unit was established following the merger of Riverine Group 1 and the Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 1 & 2 (MESG-1 / MESG 2) on June 1, 2012. Its express purpose is to provide port and harbor security, and offshore protection for maritime infrastructure and Military Sealift Command ships operating in coastal waterways.[1]


The unit is composed of two Echelon IV groups:

Personnel and equipment[edit]

As of October 2012, the unit had 113 boats, ranging from rubber combat raiding craft to 53-foot command boats. It also had 2,657 active and 2,507 reserve personnel.[3]


  1. ^ a b "NECC Establishes Coastal Riverine Force". Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs. 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
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  3. ^ "Riverine success in Iraq shows need for naval quick-reaction force". Stars and Stripes. 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2013-02-12.

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