The composition of the naval forces of Ukraine entered the U.S. in the recent past-class patrol boats Island — “Slavic” and “Starobilsk”, as well as search-and-rescue vessel “Alexander Okhrimenko”.
Deputy head of Odessa Andrey Kotlyar said that the ceremony took place in the black sea city on November 13 with the participation of the commander of the Ukrainian Navy Igor Voronchenko.
The American side was represented by Advisor to the Chairman of the US diplomatic mission Joseph Pennington.
Built for the U.S. Coast guard court have a displacement of 169 tons, a cruising range of 3,300 nautical miles (6,100 km) and can reach speeds up to 29.5 knots (55 km/h).
Soon the Pentagon will give Ukraine a further three boat — USCGC Ocracoke (WPB-1307), USCGC Washington (WPB-1331) and USCGC Kiska (WPB-1336).
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