Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
April 26, 2019
18-foot aids to navigation-medium
The 18-foot aids to navigation-medium is used by the construction tenders to transport equipment to a construction site and also used at small boat stations for emergency response to floods or areas where a shallow water response is necessary.
26-foot over-the-horizon cutterboats
The 26-foot over-the-horizon support multiple assets to include the national security cutters, medium endurance cutters and the fast response cutters. The boats conduct search and rescue; law enforcement; ports, waterways and coastal security; and defense readiness missions.
35-foot long range interceptor II
The 35-foot long range interceptor II is a cutter boat that can be deployed in variety of missions including law enforcement, search and rescue, migrant interdiction and special operations. It also supports patrol missions in large search areas.
38-foot arctic survey boat
The 38-foot arctic survey boat is on board the Polar Class icebreakers and used to conduct science operations.
65-foot small harbor tug
The 65-foot small harbor tugs are multi-mission cutters. Their primary missions are domestic ice breaking, port security, search and rescue, and law enforcement operations on rivers and inland areas.
65-foot inland buoy tender
CharacteristicsLength: 65 feetBeam: 17 feetSpeed: 9 knots (WLI 65303); 11.3 knots (WLI 65401)Range: 1,700 nautical miles at 6 knots; 1,500 nautical miles at 5 knotsSummaryThe 65-foot inland buoy tender services fixed and floating short range aids to navigation along the coastal and inland waterways.
100-foot inland buoy tenders
The 100-foot inland buoy tenders primary missions are to ensure the safety of mariners by establishing and maintaining essential navigation aids along established waterways.
27-foot utility boat-medium
The 27-foot utility boat-medium are designed for law enforcement, search and rescue and aids to navigation missions.
18-to 64-foot special purpose craft
The special purpose craft are designed to meet specific mission requirements or provide a capable and safe asset in unique operating environment.
16-to 64-foot aids to navigation boats
These boats assist in maintaining the nearly 50,000 navigation aids on the marine transportation system.