Tuesday, March 04, 2008
New Coast Guard Boat
Washington (Aug. 8, 2007)- An artist's rendition of the Coast Guard Response Boat Medium (RB-M). On June 21, 2006, the Coast Guard Awarded a Contract to Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) for the detailed design and production of the 45-ft. RB-M with the goal of building approximately 180 45-ft. RB-M's to replace the 41ft UTB's and other non-standard UTM's at stations. The award was the culmination of an extensive effort to provide the Coast Guard with the right boat to meet current and future mission activities. The detailed design is complete and on June 28, 2007 the keel was laid for the first 45-ft. RB-M marking the start of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). Illustration courtesy of Marinette Marine Corp.