Ukrainian fleet in Sea of Azov strengthened by largest guard ship

Source : 112 Ukraine

In the spring of 2014, the sea guard ship BG-32 Donbas made the transition from the occupied Crimea to Mariupol
21:26, 20 October 2018

112 Agency

The BG-32 Donbas marine guard ship of the Mariupol detachment of State Border Service marine guard returned to protect the state border in the waters of the Sea of Azov after the dock repair. It is reported by the press service of the Border Service.

In the repair and modernization of the ship was engaged Azov shipyard which won the tender. The specialists of the plant in a short time carried out diagnostics and repair of individual systems and mechanisms of the ship’s engines, cleaned and painting the hull, serviced fuel and ballast tanks.

After the docking works were completed, sea trials were carried out. On the move, the commission was pleased with the results of the working mechanisms.

The marine guard ship Donbas (project 205P "Tarantul") was created in Leningrad in 1982. At number 035, the PSCR-705 served in the Border Troops of the KGB of the USSR, and in 1992, it became part of the Marine Guard of the State Border Service of Ukraine. In 1995, it was renamed Donbas, and in 1999 its on-board number was changed to BG32. In the spring of 2014, Donbas (BG-32) made the transition from the Russian-annexed Crimea to Mariupol.

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