|This article is outdated. (August 2014)|
|Ukrainian Sea Guard|
|Role||Coastal defense, maritime law enforcement|
|Part of||SBGS (2003–present)|
|State Border Guard Service of Ukraine||LTG Viktor Nazarenko|
Ukrainian Sea Guard (Ukrainian: Морська охорона, Mors’ka Okhorona; full name Морська охорона Державної прикордонної служби України, Sea Guard of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine) is the coast guard service of Ukraine, subordinated to its Border Guard Service.
Sea Guard vessels bear the Морська охорона inscription on their boards.
Ukrainian Sea Guard is the local successor of the Soviet Border Troops Naval Units that have been similarly responsible for coast guard tasks. However, there were some interchanges in units, ships and personnel between Sea Guard and the Ukrainian Navy.
Service persons of the Sea Guard wear either the black uniform similar to Ukrainian Navy, but decorated with some green elements (traditional for border guard), or a common uniform of the Border Guard.
The Sea Guard operates four sea guard detachments: in Balaklava, Odessa, Izmail and Kerch; a sea guard cutters division in Mariupol; a special-purpose sea guard cutters division in Yalta; and a riverine Dnieper sea guard cutters division in Kiev. Sea guard administration is split between the Azov-Black seas regional administration in Simferopol and the Southern regional administration in Odessa.
Major vessels, list is incomplete.
|Battle ships (3 in service)|
|Pauk||Anti-submarine corvettes||BG-50 Hryhoriy Kuropyatnykov
BG-52 Hryhoriy Hnatenko
|Battle cutters (33 in service)|
|Stenka||Patrol boat||BG-30 Heroyi Kerchi
BG-63 Pavlo Derzhavin
|Muravey||Anti-submarine hydrofoil||BG-55 Halychyna||Ukraine||1994|
|Shmel||River gunboats||BG-81 Lubny
|Zhuk 1400M (Grif)||Patrol cutters||BG-100 508
|Zhuk 1400A (Gurzuf)||Patrol cutters||BG-53 Lviv
BG-54 Kryvyi Rih
|Orlan||Patrol cutters||BG-200 Balaklava||Ukraine||2013||8 were on order, suspended due to occupation of Crimea; it was intended to replace Grif patrol cutters|
|UMS 1000||Patrol cutters||7 boats||Ukraine||2015||series of small patrol cutters developed by the UMS boats (Kiev)|
|Katran||Missile gunboat||BG-820||Soviet Union||1994|
|Chaika||Patrol boats||BG-01 Krym||Soviet Union||1981|
|Auxiliary ships (none in service)|
|Auxiliary ships (1)|
|Grafenau||Command ship||BG-80 Dunai||Linz||1942||2011; transferred to Izmail Naval Lyceum|
|Stenka||Patrol boats||BG-56 Volyn
|Zhuk 1400M (Grif)||Patrol cutters||BG-119
|Soviet Union||2014; both were destroyed near Mariupol by the Russian forces|
From 2012 to 2014 there were, plans are to build 39 small guard ships of different classes, including 6 Korall-class and 8 Orlan-class ships. From 2015 onward, there are plans to build a multipurpose guard ship, with displacement around 1000 tons, which can carry one helicopter.
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