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Georgia receives two decommissioned Island class boats from USA

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The Georgian Coast Guard has been supplemented by two Island-class patrol boats, which were handed over to the Georgian side by representatives of the United States. The ceremony of handing over two outdated boats took place on Thursday in the port of Poti.


Georgia receives two decommissioned Island class boats from USA


Serving at the ceremony of transfer of boats and. US Ambassador Elizabeth Rood said that "these new ships will help Georgia become a reliable partner of NATO in joint naval exercises in the Black Sea." At the same time, she recalled that the Coast Guard had trained Georgian crews for boats, "which, in a difficult situation with their aggressive neighbors and the occupied Georgian territory, will adequately serve." Rood promised that the United States would continue to provide assistance to "friendly Georgia."

The boats handed over to the Georgian side were named Dioskuriya and Ochamchire (Dioskuria is an ancient Greek colony on the territory of Sukhum, Ochamchira is a settlement in Abkhazia).

Island-class patrol boats were built for the US Coast Guard from 1985 to 1992 years. In 2014, they were started to be withdrawn from the train, and at the moment only 49 are still in operation from 12 boats. Displacement 168 tons, length - 34 m, width - 6,4 m. Speed ​​to 29,5 nodes. Crew 16 people (including two officers). The boats are equipped with AN / SPS-73 radar and a launching motorboat, the armament consists of the tank 25-mm automatic artillery Mk 38 Mod 0 Bushmaster and two 12,7-mm machine guns МНNXXВВ (on the boats transferred to Georgia, the weapon was dismantled).

Previously, two of the same decommissioned boats received the Ukrainian Navy, or rather the Ukrainian president Poroshenko, and the command of the Ukrainian Navy during a visit to the United States.
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  1. Dezinto
    Dezinto 18 October 2018 15: 12
    +8
    Something is direct trend of some kind, or the action - "Two boats for everyone." Discounts on used boats.
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 18 October 2018 15: 16
      +7
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Something is direct trend of some kind, or the action - "Two boats for everyone." Discounts on used boats.

      Support democracies with decommissioned boats laughing
      1. Arh
        Arh 18 October 2018 15: 24
        0
        In Ukraine, Georgia we do not mind the trash !!!!
      2. Berber
        Berber 18 October 2018 15: 27
        +1
        The US is realists and understands that they have climbed into our "vegetable garden". And that over time it will be necessary to "wind up". Therefore, capital investments in "young democracies" are not made. They don't do it anymore.
      3. The black
        The black 18 October 2018 15: 32
        +3
        Quote: Svarog
        Support democracies with decommissioned boats

        it’s written off for s ... and for Georgians and noise - NEW !!! wassat ... so said the American POPULAR! wassat
        1. zhekazs
          zhekazs 18 October 2018 17: 21
          0
          Quote: Black
          and for Georgians and noise - NEW !!!

          I would also like to find out the seafaring qualities of Georgians. Maybe someone came across?
          1. Grits
            Grits 19 October 2018 07: 19
            +1
            I would also like to find out the seafaring qualities of Georgians. Maybe someone came across?
            Collided. MRK "Mirage" for example.
      4. Yujanin
        Yujanin 18 October 2018 15: 52
        +1
        Support democracies with decommissioned boats

        Disposal is more expensive.
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 18 October 2018 15: 51
      +2
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Something like a direct trend, or an action - "Two boats for everyone"

      rather different. "On you God, that we do not fit"
    3. zhekazs
      zhekazs 18 October 2018 17: 18
      0
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Something is direct trend of some kind, or the action - "Two boats for everyone." Discounts on used boats.

      Do you want to get hold of it for fishing? laughing
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 18 October 2018 17: 24
        +2
        for fishing such

        It would be cool, but where can I park it? request Yes, and it’s difficult to manage, the two of us will not cope with the cat laughing
        1. zhekazs
          zhekazs 18 October 2018 17: 30
          +1
          Quote: DEZINTO
          It would be cool, but where can I park it? Yes, and it’s difficult to manage, the two of us will not cope with the cat

          Well, decide this. But all your fish and your cat will be laughing laughing laughing
          1. Dezinto
            Dezinto 18 October 2018 17: 36
            +1
            Directly introduced - Pixan! - give the moorings! small forward! We sail off, heading to the sea .. Let's go fishing! ))) and the fluffy tail ran across the deck))))
  2. NF68
    NF68 18 October 2018 15: 17
    0
    Take it, God, that we are no good. So they would have scrapped these boats or for conservation.
  3. Igor Borisov_2
    Igor Borisov_2 18 October 2018 15: 20
    +3
    I wonder what will help "these new ships will help Georgia become a reliable NATO partner in joint naval exercises in the Black Sea" with dismantled weapons? And why on earth are they new? Younger during transportation?
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 18 October 2018 15: 53
      0
      Quote: Igor Borisov_2
      And why on earth are they new? Younger during transportation?

      well yes. with each time zone crossing
  4. Sotskiy
    Sotskiy 18 October 2018 15: 23
    0
    Allied partners all the most advanced and best, the enemy is beyond the mountain! laughing
  5. Fedorov
    Fedorov 18 October 2018 15: 24
    -1
    Now the Georgian "fleet will rule the oceans, but which ones? And at whose expense. Ukrainian" is already ruling in the minds, for example.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 18 October 2018 15: 54
      0
      Quote: Fedorov
      Now the Georgian "fleet will rule the oceans, but which ones?"

      will declare their territorial waters an ocean and all affairs
  6. notingem
    notingem 18 October 2018 15: 27
    +3
    After a little alteration, you get a great yacht. I saw such an option under the Italian flag in Malta
  7. Horse, people and soul
    Horse, people and soul 18 October 2018 15: 28
    +4
    >>>>> Georgia received two decommissioned class boats from the USA "Island"

    As you name the yacht, so it will float. (C) "The Adventures of Captain Vrungel"


    Than not island of dead ships?

    ... trouble, trouble ...

    laughing

    1. rocket757
      rocket757 18 October 2018 16: 03
      0
      And where WHERE?
      Do not identify. because there are so many places to be.
      1. seregin-s1
        seregin-s1 18 October 2018 17: 26
        +1
        After the visit of Russian paratroopers to Poti.))
  8. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 18 October 2018 15: 30
    +1
    From the master's shoulder ......... hi
  9. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 18 October 2018 15: 36
    +6
    I have a strong impression that the States are saving on the money to dispose of their floating rubbish and throw it away ... but to the post-Soviet republics. Well and crap at the same time - where without it. Because proud Georgians and great-Ukrainians will plow the seas and oceans scaring our fishermen.
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz 18 October 2018 19: 35
      -1
      Not just saving, but also earning excellent. 5 lyamas per trough - this is something like this almost a new yacht of this size is worth.
  10. san4es
    san4es 18 October 2018 15: 44
    +2
    Island class patrol boats built for the US Coast Guard between 1985 and 1992
  11. arhPavel
    arhPavel 18 October 2018 15: 47
    +2
    I immediately remember the story about Espagnolette and pickup from Nizhny Tagil
  12. Jerk
    Jerk 18 October 2018 15: 48
    0
    Two years pulled the cat for Faberge wink
  13. Bellerophon
    Bellerophon 18 October 2018 15: 54
    +3
    Without Abkhazia - but with a boat 1340. Without South Ossetia - but with a boat 1345. As in the market - we bargained ...)))))
  14. rocket757
    rocket757 18 October 2018 16: 01
    0
    Rood promised that the United States would continue to provide assistance to "friendly Georgia."

    Yes, yes, more toilet paper, more and other different, hygienic!
  15. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 18 October 2018 16: 06
    0
    The very thing is for salvation, far swam, on air mattresses
  16. Vasilenko Vladimir
    Vasilenko Vladimir 18 October 2018 16: 09
    0
    well done Americans, instead of spending money on recycling, sell scrap to allies
  17. NF68
    NF68 18 October 2018 20: 08
    0
    If the boats are old, then it would not hurt the Georgians to buy one and oars in case of breakdowns of these boats. Or sails.
  18. sgr291158
    sgr291158 19 October 2018 06: 18
    0
    On fools profit.
  19. Yuri Ilyakhin
    Yuri Ilyakhin 19 October 2018 21: 07
    0
    The Americans are great guys! That's the truth! They hang "noodles" on the ears of these people "- Yes, you, yes, our most important allies in the region, but we will tear Russia for you, like a hot water bottle! And so on ...) Only, here, you buy these powerful ships (the fact that they are already decommissioned is nonsense! Well, they are rusty, not a lot, they flow, and the engine does not start, we will repair it for you (for your money, of course)! But for that - we are with you! ".