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Coast Guard Search & Rescue Vessel

RMK Marine has built four Coast Guard Search and Rescue Vessel (CG SAR) for Turkish Coast Guard in accordance with NATO/International standards. The CG SAR Vessels designed to provide effective functionality in search and rescue, patrolling, anti-smuggling, reconnaissance and surveillance, anti-pollution and external firefighting within the territorial waters and exclusive economic zones (EEZs). The CG SAR vessels are equipped with visual landing aids for day and night landing - takeoff operation for up to 10 tons helicopters. CG SAR has also telescopic hangar for AB-412 type helicopter.

The Vessels are equipped with floating barriers for oil spill containment; that are composed by modular inflatable booms and suitable for rough sea operations. CG SAR Vessels are also fitted with antipollution system for neutralizing with nozzles able to deliver 200 liters of dispersant upon a 10.000 square meters surface while the vessels are proceeding at 16 knots speed. The Vessels are capable for JP-5, fuel-oil, fresh water and lubricating oil replenishment stations (RAS) and vertical replenishment (VERTREP) in cruise.

RMK Marine was charged with leading the Search and Rescue Vessel Program (four ships) in 2007, which was the biggest naval shipbuilding programme ever contracted to private industry in Turkey. The Coast Guard Search & Rescue Vessels are to be equipped with advanced weapons and electronic systems, and the design and production of the command control system software, electro-optical director, communication systems, and gyro and operator consoles will all be carried out in Turkey. The first vessel was due for delivery in 2011 while the others were planned for delivery in 2012. The ships, in addition to S&R tasks will also be utilized fire fighting, environmental pollution protection and smuggling prevention operations.

TCSG Güven, which is among the four Search and Rescue Vessels manufactured by one of Koç Holding’s defense group companies RMK Marine, was delivered 21 November 2013 at a ceremony attended by Minister of Interior Muammer Güler, Governor of Istanbul Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, Koç Holding’s CEO Turgay Durak, Koç Holding Defense Industry, Other Automotive and Information Technology Group President Kudret Önen, Coast Guard Commander Rear Admiral Adnan Özbal and Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar.

RMK Marine, following the delivery of TCSG UMUT and TCSG DOST vessels, accomplished a new delivery within the scope of the greatest warship construction project in Turkish private sector history. Minister of Interior Muammer Güler, Governor of Istanbul Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, Coast Guard Commander Rear Admiral Adnan Özbal, Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar, Koç Holding’s CEO Turgay Durak, Koç Holding Defense Industry, Other Automotive and Information Technology Group President Kudret Önen and a great number of invitees attended the ceremony held for the delivery of TCSG GÜVEN.

In his statement at the ceremony, Koç Holding Defense Industry, Other Automotive and Information Technology Group President Kudret Önen stated that the vessels Dost and Umut delivered before summer are now performing their duties and said “We are proud that one of the delivered vessel is performing at the Mediterranean while other is carrying out its tasks successfully at the Black Sea”. Kudret Önen mentioned that the success in the delivery and launching stages of Dost and Umut within the scope of the project and how proud they were of the great shipyard they created and continued, “We have been working on these both for this project’s sake and for the success of greater future projects”. He also added, “Surely the Defense Industry Executive Committee’s cancellation of MILGEM tender to which we were invited by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries during the contract negotiations have disappointed us. We are looking forward to the result of the LPD Project (helicopter carrier) that is currently under the decision stage.”

Kudret Önen evaluated the works accomplished by RMK Marine Shipyard and said, “Within the framework of Coast Guard Search and Rescue Vessel Project, we established a team having the knowledge and experience for the integration, test and delivery of the weapon systems, command control systems and other complicated systems you may guess of a corvette of 88 meters in our shipyard. I believe that RMK Marine Shipyard shall successfully assume a role in the construction of warships in future projects”. Kudret Önen underlined that TCGS Güven would perform successfully in the protection of our seas and coasts similar to vessels Dost and Umut. Önen also added that they aimed to deliver the fourth vessel by January 2014.




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