Video – Coast Guard Station New Orleans 45-foot Response Boat Demo

USCG File Photo

In this video provided by the Eighth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office, Coast Guard Station New Orleans provides a demonstration of the new 45-foot response boat-medium (RB-M) for the media on Lake Pontchartrain, La., Nov. 16, 2010.

The crew displayed the maneuvering capabilities of the new vessel, including a tour of the vessel’s pilothouse by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Pate.
The RB-M, which replaced the 41-foot utility boat (UTB), has a top speed of 42.5 knots and features a jet-drive propulsion system.

U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Bill Colclough.



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  1. Charles (Charlie) Doron says:

    …that looks like a wonderful (light Wx Rescue Craft) …I wonder how well it would take a 25 ft. breaker in the Surf off Chatham Bar ? (Lake Pontchartrain) seem to be a nice “Skiing” Lake…

    CG Station Chatham, MA…(1964-1968) “when the Boats were made out of Wood and the Men were made out of STEEL” (except ‘1’) …the 44 ftr… CG 44301 (emeritus)