U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

The US Coast Guard has ordered 39 Response Boats-Small II (RB-S IIs) from Metal Shark Aluminum Boats for $15 million that will be delivered over the next year. The new vessels will replace the RB-S boats that are reaching the end of their ten-year long service lives.

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

Announced on 8 August, 2016, the boats will be produced and delivered through to July 2017. Of the 263 ordered by the coast guard, 204 have already been delivered.

U.S. Coast Guard photo.

 

The RB-S II is a 29 foot high-speed vessel that can be deployed for missions such as, port security, law enforcement, and search and rescue.

Read more from the USCG here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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