Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Kuşadası's Coast Guard

Kuşadası's Coast Guard out on patrol, with Pigeon Island in the background in this first shot.


The Turkish Coast Guard is part of the Turkish Armed Forces and was established in 1859.


This vessel is a SAR 33 Class Patrol Vessel.  It has a speed range of 33 knots, 450 miles at 24 kts, and a crew of 24.  The prototype of this vessel was designed by Erbil Sertel, a renowned Turkish Navel Engineer and built by Abeking & Rasumssen.

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