Coast Guard Station Georgetown crew receive new response boat

Southeastern Coast Guard News
GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Coast Guard Station Georgetown hosted a ceremony Thursday, aboard the station to recognize the arrival of the crew’s new Response Boat-Medium.

This 45-foot small boat is designed to replace the 1970’s era 41-foot Utility Boat that is currently assigned to Coast Guard Station Georgetown.

This delivery is the second of five boats that will be delivered to Coast Guard Sector Charleston over the next year, and assigned to four small boat stations throughout S.C. and Ga.

The 45-foot RB-M is one of the Coast Guard’s newest boats and is equipped with state-of-the-art marine technology, which makes the RB-M a high performer. Its outfit includes an advanced electrical system, water jet propulsion, and integrated electronics that allow greater control from the pilot house. Its increased capability will enable the Coast Guard to respond to missions more effectively within the coastal S.C., and Ga. region.

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice speaks about the advantages of Coast Guard Station Georgetown’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium as Capt. Michael White, commander of Coast Guard Sector Charleston, and U.S. Rep. Bill Schuster, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, listen during a dedication ceremony Thursday, May 2, 2013, aboard Station Georgetown. This is the second of five boats that will be delivered to Coast Guard Sector Charleston and assigned to four small boat stations throughout South Carolina and Georgia in the next year. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Tim McNamara)

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice speaks about the advantages of Coast Guard Station Georgetown’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium during a dedication ceremony Thursday, May 2, 2013, aboard Station Georgetown. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Tim McNamara.

Members of Coast Guard Station Georgetown deploy underway aboard their new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium during a ceremony held at Station Georgetown Thursday, May 2, 2013. The RB-M, which is replacing the 1970s era 41-foot Utility Boats, is one of the Coast Guard's newest boats and is equipped with state-of-the-art marine technology. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Tim  McNamara.

Members of Coast Guard Station Georgetown deploy underway aboard their new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium during a ceremony held at Station Georgetown Thursday, May 2, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Tim McNamara.

 

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