|Coast Guard Command
Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı
Seal of the Turkish Coast Guard
(Turkish Armed Forces portal)
|Role||Law enforcement, coastal patrol, marine border protection, marine search and rescue.|
|Part of||Ministry of the Interior (in peacetime)
Turkish Armed Forces (in wartime)
|Commander-in-Chief||President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|
|Minister of the Interior||Minister Süleyman Soylu|
|Chief of the General Staff||General Hulusi Akar|
|Commandant||Rear Admiral Hakan Üstem|
|Current overseas deployments and missions|
The Coast Guard Command (Turkish: Sahil Güvenlik Komutanlığı) is the coast guard service branch of the Turkish Armed Forces. During peacetime, the Turkish Coast Guard is under the command of the Ministry of the Interior. However, during emergency and wartime it falls under the command of the Turkish Armed Forces.
Affiliated with the Guarding Administration (Ottoman Turkish: Muhafaza Memurluğu), the Coast Guard is responsible for controlling the maritime jurisdiction areas and coasts of Turkiye and fighting all kind of illegal action in the responsibility area. Turkish Coast Guard is also the main Search and Rescue Coordination Authority in Turkish SAR Zone.
With a personnel strength of about 5,500, the coast guard is responsible for maintaining the security of the coast and territorial waters. The Coast guard is also responsible of search and rescue (SAR) operations, and for protecting the marine environment.
Coast Guard Command is a security service, established on 9 July 1982 by Act.2692, with the purpose of performing missions such as; providing the security of Turkish coasts, territorial waters and inland waters such as the Marmara Sea, Istanbul and Çanakkale Straits, ports and harbors and exercising such rights and powers where Turkey exercises sovereign rights under the rules of both national and international laws at sea areas which fall outside the scope of the general responsibility of the Turkish Naval Forces and to prevent and pursue all kinds of smuggling activities carried out by way of sea. The missions, Coast Guard Command was charged with by Act. 2692 are:
Surface patrols are carried out by 52 patrol vessels and smaller craft. The most effective of these are 14 search-and-rescue vessels (220 tons) of Turkish design. Smaller 150 ton and 70 ton patrol boats of German design were nearing obsolescence in the mid 1990s. An ambitious construction plan foresaw a major strengthening of the service with eight new vessels of 350 - 400 tons and 48 ships of 180 - 300 tons.
|Turkish Coast Guard|
|4||Search and Rescue Ship (1700 Ton)|
|14||80 Class CG Boats (195 Ton)|
|14||Turkish Type CG Boats (180 Ton)|
|4||SAR 35 CLASS (210 Ton)|
|10||SAR 33 CLASS (180 Ton)|
|13||KAAN 33 CLASS (113 Ton)|
|9||KAAN 29 CLASS (97 Ton)|
|1||KAAN 20 CLASS (30 Ton) (17 more in construction )|
|18||KAAN 15 CLASS (21 Ton)|
|8||KW 15 CLASS (70 Ton)|
|12||CG Picket Boats (29 Ton)|
|n/a||CG Control Boats (Rubber Inflatable Boats)|
|n/a||KEGAK (Coastal Safety and Salvage) Teams (Rubber Inflatable Boats)|
|n/a||SAGET (Coast Guard and Safety) Teams (Rubber Inflatable Boats)|
|NATO code||OF-10||OF-9||OF-8||OF-7||OF-6||OF-5||OF-4||OF-3||OF-2||OF-1||OF(D)||Student officer|
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