>TCSG Dost Launched


The first SAR vessel for the Turkish Coast Guard, TCSG Dost SG-701, was launched today. She is been built by RMK shipyard and will be completed in 2011. The second ship, TCSG Güven SG-702 can be seen in the background.

The four ship programme will supply Turkish Coast Guard with four vessels, which will be the largest vessels to be operated.

Turkish Coast Guard does not have a vessel in service that can operate in sea state 5 and higher. None of the existing vessels can support helicopter operations either.

Based on Italian Commandante-Siro class, the ships will have a displacement of 1,700 tons. Main features of the vessels: length 88.40 metres, breadth 12.20 metres, maximum speed 22 knots, range 3,000 nautical miles at a speed of 15 knots.

Photos from: virahaber.com

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