TCSG Yaşam Launched

TCSG Yaşam, in June 2012, still on slipway.

The fourth Search And Rescue ship for the Turkish Coast Guard SG-704 TCSG Yaşam was launched on 13th September 2012.

The contract for the construction of 4 ships at RMK Marine Shipyard was signed on 16 January 2007. The keel of the first ship TCSG Dost was laid on 3 Mayıs 2008.

The design of the these ships are based on the Sirio class vessels produced by Italian Fincantieri. With the commissioning of these ships Coast Guard will be able to perform its duties mainly search and rescue in sea state 5 and higher.

The first three ships TCSG Dost, TCSG Güven and TCSG Umut are still on builders trials or on acceptance trials phase.  The first ship of the class TCG Dost was launched in June 2010 and was supposed to be handed over to the end user in March 2012. Similarly TCSG Güven was scheduled for a transfer to the Turkish Coast Guard in May 2012.

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