Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
A Coast Guard boat crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat with a mounted M-240 weapon system returns to its base in Ilwaco, Wash., after a training exercise was cancelled, Aug. 29, 2018.
The live-fire training exercise was cancelled because the required three miles of visibility was not available.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read.
The 47-foot motor life boat has state-of-the-art electronically controlled engines, fuel management systems, and integrated electronics suite, the 47-foot MLB has the ideal platform for operations in extreme sea and weather conditions. The unique feature of this boat is that it can self-right in only 30 seconds if knocked over by waves or surf.