USCG Gets New Rescue Boat

Monday, January 28, 2002
Coast Guard's new high tech rescue boat arrives Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., will welcome the arrival of one of the Coast Guard's newest high-tech rescue boats, the 47-foot motor life boat. Over the years the Coast Guard has been modifying its inventory with the intent to replace older vessels and aircraft with newer more technologically advanced ones. The 47-foot motor life boat brings advanced technology, which will aid in all missions of the Coast Guard including homeland security, search and rescue, law enforcement, environmental protection and recreational boating safety. The new design offers a rescue boat that is not only self-righting, but also, faster and more capable than previous motor life boats. The rescue boat promises to help save more lives than was possible with search and rescue technology of the past. The lifeboat can operate successfully in extreme conditions, such as winds near hurricane force and 20-ft. plus breaking seas to provide assistance at sea under the most severe of all marine conditions. Station Mayport will be the second Coast Guard station in the southeastern United States to get the 47-foot motor life boat. The other is located at Ponce de Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Source: HK Law

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