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Response boats-medium prove worth across the country

The Coast Guard produced and delivered 174 response boats-medium, or RB-Ms, to 105 stations across 30 states and territories to replace its 41-foot utility boats, which were retired in 2014. Since the first response boat was delivered in 2008, coxswains around the country and their commanders have consistently lauded the response boat’s capabilities to perform the full spectrum of Coast Guard response boat missions.


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Newest response boat in action

After months of training, the crew of Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach, N.C., finished qualifying on their 45-foot Response Boat – Medium, the 126th of 170 response boats being delivered to the service. The 45-foot Response Boat – Medium replaces the 41-foot Utility Boat, which has been the Coast Guard’s workhorse of the fleet for more than 25 years.


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Aloha to heavy weather training

Saying Aloha to the Pacific’s heavy seas, National Motor Lifeboat School’s instructors just finished two weeks of intensive search and rescue training off the coast of Hawaii. Lifesavers from throughout the Pacific gathered at Station Honolulu for a series of unique skill enhancement evolutions.


Midnight marijuana smuggling attempt halted

Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall, 11th Coast Guard District public affairs. The waters surrounding Catalina Island are mostly calm and uneventful late at night. You may see only the occasional breaching of a dolphin or the […]


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1st major drug bust for new Coast Guard boat

Ricardo Castrodad, Coast Guard Sector San Juan public affairs, contributed to this post As the Coast Guard continues its recapitalization efforts, one of the service’s newest platforms is making its mark as a highly capable, multi-mission asset. The 45-foot Response […]