Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
April 24, 2019
140-foot bay-class tugboat
140-foot Bay-class cutters are single-screw tugs used primarily for domestic ice breaking duties.
75-foot river buoy tenders
The 75-foot river buoy tenders deploy aids to navigation buoys and day boards to mark river channels.
75-foot WLIC Class
The 75-foot WLICs push either a 68- or 84-foot construction barge. The barges are equipped with cranes and other aids to navigation equipment to drive piles and work the smaller sized buoys.
100-foot WLIC class
The one 100-foot WLIC, Coast Guard Cutter Smilax, pushes a 70-foot construction barge. The barges are equipped with cranes and other N aids to navigation equipment to drive piles and work the smaller sized buoys.
160-foot WLIC class
The 160-foot WLIC class are single unit buoy tenders without barges designed to build and service shore structures and aids to navigation.
175-foot Keeper class
The 175-foot keeper-class coastal buoy tenders are a new era in buoy tending. The keeper-class cutters serves a variety of Coast Guard missions.
225-foot Juniper class
Juniper class buoy tenders are seagoing Coast Guard cutters responsible for maintaining short-and long-range aids to navigation such as fixed structures an buoys.
210-foot Reliance class
The reliance-class cutters work alongside the famous-class ships, carry out primarily law enforcement and search and rescue missions.
270-foot Famous Class
Famous-class cutters are the most modern and advanced medium endurance cutters, with modern weapons and sensor suite.
282-foot Alex Haley
The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is the largest and newest medium endurance cutter in the Coast Guard's fleet.