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Azerbaijan receives border patrol ship

3rd March 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Azerbaijani Coast Guard recently received its third Tufan-class (Saar 82) patrol ship, designed by Israel Shipyards and built at the Türkan shipbuilding and maintenance base near the capital Baku.

The new ship with hull number S-203 joined two examples already in operation. At the same time the ceremony, attended by Azerbaijani President Ilhan Aliev, saw laying down the fourth ship of the series.

The first Tufan-class ship was commissioned in September 2015 and the second one followed suite in June 2016.

With displacement of 470t the Tufan-class ships have length of 61.79m, beam f 7.62m and drought

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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