Munson Delivers Landing Craft to USCG
William E. Munson Co. of Mount Vernon, Wash., which specializes in high performance for welded aluminum landing craft from 18 to 40 ft., built five new 34 x 12 ft. Packman tenders for the USCGC Healy, Polar Sea, and Polar Star. Four of the five vessels delivered were Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) replacements. Each LCVP was outfitted with a 6 sq. ft. enclosed cabin, diesel cabin heater, four-way picking eyes, and flip-out dive ladder. The remaining 34 ft. Packman delivered was designed as an Artic Survey Boat (ASB). The ASB was outfitted with a 10 x 12 ft. enclosed cabin. Power is provided by twin 230 hp Volvo KAD43-DP diesel inboard-outboards.