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Station Key West - Station Boats - SPC - SW

 

SPPC- SW Boat

SPC-SW Handbook

CG 24503 is a Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water (SPC-SW for short) to be utilized for shallow water rescue and security missions. The new vessel’s LOA is 27 feet and has a beam of 8 feet 6 inches. The SPC-SW replaced the non-standard 23 foot SAFE boat that the station used for inshore missions. The draft of the SPC-SW is 2 feet at normal operation condition; however the coxswain may use a jack plate and lift the twin Honda 150 horsepower outboards to achieve a shallow operation draft of only 1 foot 5 inches.

The SPC-SW can operate safely in 4 foot seas and 25 knots of wind. It carries onboard a high tech FURUNO navigation package that mirrors the other small boats currently in use by the Coast Guard and integrates a heading sensor, DGPS, RADAR and chart plotting system in to an easy to read and readily accessible display.

 

 

41 FT BOAT

USCG STATION KEY WEST
100 TRUMBO PT. RD.
KEY WEST, FL 33040
(305) 292-8856

 

 

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