On Friday April 14, United States Marine, Inc., (USMI), celebrated the delivery of two of their 36-ft. NSW RIBs to the United States Special Operations Command
, USSOCOM, marking the 99th and 100th craft delivered by USMI to USSOCOM to date. This delivery marked a number of occasions, including USMI’s first scheduled deliveries since hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This celebration also marked the first deliveries of new craft from their new Gulfport, Miss., facility.
Powered by a pair of 470 hp Caterpillar (CAT)
3126 diesel engines driving a pair of Kamewa water jets, the NSW RIB performs at speeds in excess of 40 knots.