Multi-national ship delegation to pass West Seattle shores

The Russian Border Guard Vessel Vorovskiy is one of the ships you can expect to see off West Seattle shores tomorrow as Coast Guard ships from several Pacific Rim nations arrive for to continue the Pacific Unity exercise. According to a media advisory tonight from U.S. Coast Guard District 13, “Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States are sending vessels to take part” in the exercise, while “China and South Korea will be participating as observers. Specifically, the partner nations will be coordinating simulated search and rescue, aids to navigation, law enforcement and security operations during the three-day event.” Arrivals are expected on the downtown waterfront around 2:30 pm, so watch for them earlier in the afternoon; others heading this way include the Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft Siyay, shown here in Coast Guard video from the Port Angeles area, where the exercise also has been under way:

The USCG has lots more info online, including links to other video clips, reachable from this special page.

7 Replies to "Multi-national ship delegation to pass West Seattle shores"

  • transplantella August 26, 2009 (12:51 am)

    Vorovskiy?? Huh?

    For one thing it is a two word name…..

    Although the ship name is a little hard to make out from the pic, it looks like Berego?aya Okhranya.

  • WSB August 26, 2009 (1:03 am)

    That’s how the US Coast Guard identifies it, repeatedly, in publicity for this event, fwiw. I also found a reference here:

    I tried to find its own page, as I was able to do with the Canadian vessel, to hotlink … but no luck. If you can find further info, would love to make sure this is right … TR

  • transplantella August 26, 2009 (3:03 am)

    It may be just a stock picture of a Russian boat of a representative kind.
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    But the name of the ship pictured, no way no how is Vorovskiy.

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    Doesn’t matter really, just caught my eye.

  • Scott (no, the other Scott) August 26, 2009 (6:58 am)

    In the same way that our Coast Guard vessels have the words “Coast Guard” plastered on the side, so too do the Russians… only in Cyrillic, where it comes out as roughly “beregovaya ohrana.” A quick image search for other Russian border guard vessels will show the same scheme on them.

    I don’t doubt that the ship actually is the Vorovskiy, but the name is probably slapped up on the transom where you can’t see it in the photo.

  • steve scott August 26, 2009 (7:33 am)

    I don’t think the words emblazened on the side are the name of the ship, but rather the agency under which it operates, which would make sense for an enforcement vessel…
    According to Wikipedia:
    Soviet Krivak III class frigate Imeni 70-letiya PogranvoyskAll ships were built by Kamysh Borun yard in Kerch
    Seven ships are operated by the Russian Maritime Border Guard (2008)…
    Vorovskiy (1990)
    Oxpaha–If read as Cyrillics, this spells ‘okhrana’, which is Russian for “security”.

  • MM August 26, 2009 (7:47 pm)

    The boat says “Coast Guard” on the side

  • Lee Scheingold August 27, 2009 (11:24 am)

    Beregovaya Okhrana means Coast Guard in Russian! It looks like this: береговая охрана.

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