Coast Guard of Georgia participating in the Multinational Marine Exercise SEA BREEZE 2019

The Multinational Sea Breeze 2019 exercises kick off in the Ukraine. 21 representatives from the MIA Border Police Coast Guard Department and the patrol boat “Ochamchire” are participating in the annual multinational exercise “Sea Breeze 2019”.

The 19th iteration of Sea Breeze, an annual, multinational maritime exercise with land, air, and sea components, is scheduled to be held from July 1-12. The exercise seeks to build combined capability and capacity to ensure maritime regional security and foster stronger friendships among partnering nations.

SB19 is co-hosted by the United States and Ukraine to enhance interoperability and capabilities among participating forces.

The participating nations in SB19 include: Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Sea Breeze 2017 is an annual recurring multinational exercise since 1997. The Coast Guard Department of the MIA Border Police of Georgia has been its participant since 2009. The patrol boat "Ochamchire" will join the training for the first time.