USCG Receives Motor Lifeboat
USCG Station Shinnecock, in Hampton Bays, N.Y., received a new state-of-the-art 47 ft. motor lifeboat (MLB), which will replace the 44-ft. MLB as part of the USCG's Office of Shore Activities MLB Replacement Project.
Built by Textron Marine & Land Systems to USCG specifications, the 47 ft. MLB is capable of operating in 20-ft. breaking surf, 30-ft. open seas and 50-knot sustained wind speed. Similar to the 44-ft. MLB, the 47-ft. MLB will re-right itself within eight seconds in the event of a capsizing.
The vessel is expected to perform the USCG missions of search and rescue, law enforcement and marine environmental protection for the next 25 years.