The U.S. Coast Guard today placed a delivery order valued at approximately $9.4 million to Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) for the production of four Response Boats-Medium (RB-M). This delivery order brings the total number of RB-Ms under contract to 170 with deliveries scheduled to continue through 2015. Production is currently underway at two facilities located in Green Bay, Wis. and Kent, Wash.
Since March 2008, 124 RB-Ms have been delivered to Coast Guard stations around the country. 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 replace the Coast Guard’s aging class of 41-foot Utility Boats and other large nonstandard boats with standardized assets with enhanced capabilities to meet the Coast Guard’s multi-mission operational requirements.
For more information: Response Boats-Medium project page