Coast Guard Station New London To Accept and Demonstrate New Response Boat-Medium

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat Medium RB-M

USCG file photo

NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard will hold an acceptance and demonstration ceremony to commemorate the arrival of a new Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) at Coast Guard Station New London, Conn on Thursday, October 28,

The Coast Guard’s Program Executive Officer (PEO) and Director of Acquisition Programs, Rear Adm. Jake Korn, will join Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, Commander, First Coast Guard District, and Capt. Joseph Vojvodich, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, to talk about how the RB-M will enhance mission execution along the coast of Connecticut.

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, who serves on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and represents Connecticut’s Second Congressional District, will be the event’s keynote speaker.

The 45-foot RB-Ms are replacing the aging fleet of 41-foot utility boats and provide significant improvements in performance, crew efficiency and operational availability. With a 250-mile range at 30 knots, the RB-M’s increased speed and endurance improve the response time for all Coast Guard missions.

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