Coast Guard unit receives new boat in Hobucken - WNCT

Coast Guard unit receives new boat in Hobucken

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The crew of Coast Guard Station Hobucken, N.C., received a new 45-foot Response Boat - Medium Thursday.

The RB-M replaces their 41-foot Utility Boat. They say it’s been the workhorse of the fleet for more than 25 years.

The agency says the 49 mph top speed with help the boat’s crew to the scene faster and should reduce crew fatigue. The new design includes a full cabin to protect the crew from the elements. It also provides heating and air conditioning as well as shock-mitigating seats.

The RB-M is more maneuverable, can accommodate light machine guns and its propulsion system complies with EPA and International Maritime Organization emissions standards. It also has an advanced navigation system and communication system capable of interacting with other federal, state, local and homeland security partners.

The multi-mission boat can operate in coastal zones, including inshore and inland waterways and open ocean out to 50 nautical miles. Its primary mission includes search and rescue as well as ports, waterways and coastal security, defense readiness and marine environmental protection.

For more information on the RB-M, visit http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rbm.
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