Coast Guard Station Woods Hole to receive new rescue boat

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard News
BOSTON — The crews of Coast Guard Station Woods Hole are scheduled to receive their first 45-foot Response Boat–Medium (RB-M), Thursday at approximately 9 a.m.

The new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) boasts an improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features, making boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions. The RB-M is part of the Coast Guard’s plan to standardize and revitalize its shore-based boat fleet.

Replacing the Coast Guard’s 41-foot Utility Boats (UTB), the 45-foot RB-M’s improved design, new ergonomics, and enhanced safety features will make Station Woods Hole boat crews more effective in performing their multiple missions.

RB-M features include:

  • Deep vee, double chine hull form
  • Self-righting, 45-foot all-aluminum boat
  • Prominent fendering
  • Twin diesel engines with water jet propulsion
  • Multiple navigation displays, wireless crew communication system and Infra Red (IR) camera
  • Pilothouse with shock mitigating seats for crew of four
  • Climate controlled cabin
  • Survivor’s compartment for five
45-foot Response Boat-Medium. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

45-foot Response Boat-Medium. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

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