Coast Guard Assets

Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.

240-foot Great Lakes class

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Characteristics
Length: 240 feet
Beam: 58 feet and 6 inches
Sustained Speed: 15 knots
Range: 4,000 nautical miles
Ice breaking 32 inches of ice at 3 knots
Summary
The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw performs ice breaking as well as aids to navigation, search and rescue, law enforcement and other missions.
Description

The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw was designed specifically for the Great Lakes, where its mission has been to keep the shipping lanes open through as much of the winter as possible. The cutter's features state-of-the-art navigation, communication, and security systems. The vessel also has a 20-ton crane for servicing aids to navigation, and an oil spill recovery system onboard. It uses two-podded propulsions and a bow thruster to provide excellent maneuverability.