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Ukrainian Navy upgrades largest security ship in Sea of Azov

Donbas BG-32 marine guard ship moved from occupied Crimea to Mariupol in the spring of 2014
10:11, 20 October 2018

State Border Guard of Ukraine

Donbas BG-32 marine guard ship of Mariupol unit of the Ukrainian Sea Guard returned to the service to secure the state borders in the Sea of Azov after dock repairs. The press office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.

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Having won the bidding process, the Azov Shiprepair Plant conducted the repairs and upgrades of the ship. On short notice, the specialists of the plant carried out diagnostics and repairs of separate systems and mechanisms of the ship’s engines, clearance, and painting of the body, maintenance of fuel and ballast tanks.

After dock repairs and launching the ship, a mechanical run test was carried out. The committee was satisfied with the work of the mechanisms.

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Donbas BG-32 marine guard ship was built in Russia’s St. Petersburg in 1982. The ship served in the Border Troops of the KGB of the USSR with the ID 035 PSKR-705, and in 1992 it joined the Marine Guard of the State Border Service of Ukraine. In 1992 was renamed to ‘Donbas’, and the side number was changed to BG32. In the spring of 2014, Donbas BG-32 marine guard ship moved from occupied Crimea to Mariupol.

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Cees Boogaart

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20 October 2018, 15:56
Ukraine can borrow ships from USA & all EU-NATO countries and have them under Ukraine flag , according January 15, 2015 lend lease agreement although I doubt it will be a aircraft carrier :-)
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