The Sea Trials Of TCSG Dost Continues

A Turkish Coast Guard AB-412 EP helicopter on board of SG-701 TCSG Dost. Official Turkish Coast Guard photo.

According to the official webpage of Turkish General Staff, the sea trials of the coast guard vessel SG-701 TCSG Dost is continuing. She was launched on 9th July 2010. The Turkish General Staff reported that on 7th February 2012 a Turkish Coast Guard AB-412 EP helicopter performed  take off and landing tests on board of TCSG Dost at day and night

TCSG Dost is the first ship of a batch of 4 ships at RMK Marine Shipyard. The second ship SG-702 TCSG Güven was launched in December 2010.

With the commissioning of these ships, Turkish Coast Guard will be able to perform search and rescue in sea state 5 and higher. These ships are the first Turkish Coast Guard vessels, that can support helicopter operations.

Based on Italian Commandante-Siro class, the ships 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.

2 Responses to The Sea Trials Of TCSG Dost Continues

  1. Dave Shirlaw says:

    This is what we have:

    TCSG Dost SG 701 SAR Ord 16 Jan 07 LD 07 Oct 09 L 09 Jun 10 Trials May 11 Del 2012
    TCSG Güven SG 702 SAR L 17 Dec 10 Del 2012
    TCSG Umut SG 703 SAR Cutter Ord 16 Jan 2007 Del 2013
    TCSG Yasam SG 704 SAR Cutter Ord 16 Jan 2007 Del 2013

  2. This is what I have:

    NUMBER NAME LAUNCHED COMMISIONED
    SG-701 DOST 9 June 2010 2012(?)
    SG-702 GÜVEN 17 December 2010 2012 (?)
    SG-703 UMUT 31 May 2011 2012 (?)
    SG-704 YAŞAM 2012 2014(?)

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