CGC IBIS (WPB 87338)
CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY
IBIS is the 38th Hull of the newest type of Coast Guard patrol boat (WPB), called the “Marine Protector” class and named for marine animals. IBIS was built at Bollinger Shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana and entered service in October 2001 in Cape May, New Jersey. In October 2003, IBIS was awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation for outstanding achievements in search and rescue, law enforcement and other Coast Guard missions.
Extensive use of state-of-the-art navigation and engineering technology permits IBIS’s crew to efficiently perform the wide range of Coast Guard missions. IBIS normally patrols within 100 miles of Cape May, roughly from New York City to Chesapeake Bay.