Coast Guard Station Boston reveals new search and rescue boat – video

BOSTON — Coast Guard Station Boston crewmembers debuted their new law enforcement and search and rescue boat here today.

The 45-foot response boat medium was delivered to Coast Guard Station Boston on March 28, 2009, and is the third initiative in the Response Boats 2010 strategic vision and transition plan, aimed at standardizing and revitalizing the Coast Guard’s shore-based response fleet.

“The new boat provides increased search and rescue and law enforcement capabilities,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric Baruzzi, the officer in charge of the station. “Station Boston is honored to showcase the improved capabilities of this boat for executing Coast Guard missions in and around Boston Harbor.”

The first 45-foot boat was delivered to Station Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va., in April 2008. Over the next seven years 180 response boats will be delivered to stations throughout the Coast Guard. The new boat will re-capitalize capabilities of the existing multi-mission 41-foot utility boats and other non-standard boats to meet the needs of the Coast Guard.

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