Coast Guard, guests honor rescue boat’s legacy of service

CHATHAM, Mass. – During a decommissioning ceremony here today, the crew at Coast Guard Station Chatham, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen, and Massachusetts Congressman William Delahunt were among a tent full of guests who said goodbye to the last 44-foot rescue boat in service, turning a page in maritime search and rescue history. The 44-foot motor-life boat, one of nearly 100 of its kind built,...

Coast Guard Announces Retirement of Last 44ft Motor Lifeboat

The Coast Guard has announced that a retirement and decommission ceremony for the Coast Guard’s last 44 foot mootr lifeboat (MLB), 44301, is scheduled for May 8 at Coast Guard Station Chatham, Massachusetts.