The U.S. Coast Guard placed a delivery order with Marinette Marine Corp. (MMC) April 3, 2014, to produce four Response Boats-Medium (RB-M). The order is valued at approximately $9.5 million.
This delivery order brings the total number of RB-Ms under contract to 174. To date, 152 RB-Ms have been delivered to the Coast Guard. Boats are currently under production at facilities in Green Bay, Wis., and Kent, Wash.
The RB-Ms are designed to meet Coast Guard mission requirements for search and rescue; ports, waterways and coastal security; drug interdiction and migrant interdiction. The RB-Ms are replacing the Coast Guard’s 41-foot utility boats and other large non-standard boats with a standardized platform offering enhanced capabilities to meet the Coast Guard’s operational requirements.
For more information: Response Boats-Medium project page