Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
April 24, 2019
MH-65 short range recovery helicopter
The MH-65 short range recovery helicopter is conducts short-range rescue missions and is certified for all weather and night time operations but is prohibited from flying under known ice conditions.
Offshore Patrol Cutter
Provides the midrange capability in the Coast Guard's layered defense concept, filling the role between the NSC and FRC and replacing the service's two classes of aging medium endurance cutters. The OPC will feature increased range and endurance, more powerful weapons, a larger flight deck, and improved C4ISR equipment, and will accommodate aircraft and boat operations in higher sea states.
87-foot Marine Protector class
The 87-foot Marine Protector class is an innovative, multi-mission class of vessel capable of performing search and rescue, law enforcement, fishery patrols, drug interdiction, illegal immigrant interdiction and homeland security duties up to 200 miles offshore
154-foot Sentinel class
The 154-foot Sentinel class cutters are able to deploy independently to conduct the service's missions such as port, waterway and coastal security; fishery patrols; drug and illegal immigrant law enforcement; search and rescue; and national defense operations.
110-foot Island class
The 110-foot Island-class patrol boat missions consist of maritime homeland security, migrant interdiction, drug interdiction, defense operations, fisheries enforcement and search and rescue.
240-foot Great Lakes class
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw performs ice breaking as well as aids to navigation, search and rescue, law enforcement and other missions.
399-foot Polar class
The 399-foot Polar class icebreakers were designed for open-water ice breaking to serve in the Arctic and Antarctic, supporting science and research as well as providing resupply to remote stations. Their capabilities also enable them to perform search and rescue, ship escort, environmental protection and enforcement of laws and treaties in places most ships cannot reach.
420-foot Healy class
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy is designed to conduct a wide range of research activities. The scientific community provided invaluable input on lab layouts and scientific capabilities during design and construction of the ship.
65-foot small harbor tug
The 65-foot inland buoy tender services fixed and floating short range aids to navigation along the coastal and inland waterways.
65-foot class river buoy tenders
The 65-foot river buoy tenders perform essential aid to navigation tasks to help keep mariners safe and keep the flow of commerce moving without interruptions.