Coast Guard Receives 25-ft. Christmas Present

Friday, December 20, 2002
Three of the Coast Guard’s newest response boats have arrived in Chicago. The 25-ft. Homeland Security Response Boat (RB-HS) is designed to support multiple missions such as homeland security, search and rescue, law enforcement and marine environmental protection. Two of these new craft will be located at Coast Guard Station Calumet Harbor. The other one will be located at Coast Guard Station Wilmette Harbor. The multi-mission RB-HS is a 25-ft. aluminum boat with a cabin and is powered by twin outboard engines. It is capable of carrying 10 persons onboard. Coast Guard crews will begin using the new boats immediately. The boats will be on public display at the Chicago Boat Show beginning January 1, 2003.

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