Aircraft and Cutters

47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB)

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Length: 47 feet
Special Characteristics: Self-righting

(if overturned, the vessel will return to an upright position in 30 seconds or less)

The 47' motor lifeboat is designed as a first response rescue resource in high seas, surf & heavy weather environments. They are built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea and are capable of effecting a rescue at sea even under the most difficult circumstances. They are self-bailing, self-righting, almost unsinkable, and have a long cruising radius for their size. It is the replacement for the aging 44' MLB fleet.

There are (presently) 117 operational, being added to monthly.  The total (to be delivered over 5 years) will be about 200.

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Last Modified 4/11/2014