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.