Friday, June 23, 2006

Meet the UTB's replacement

The decision on the Response Boat-Medium was announced today:The U. S. Coast Guard announced today the award of the Response Boat-Medium production contract valued at approximately $600 million to Marinette Marine Corporation of Marinette, Wis. Delivery of the first boat is expected in late 2007 and the Coast Guard expects to eventually purchase up to 180 boats over a period of up to eight years.The old stalwart, our friend the UTB, is on the way out.


  1. what might happen to the retired 41's?

  2. Coastie Dad (he's in basic)Sunday, July 02, 2006 7:49:00 PM

    The new boats sound great. Where will they be stationed first?

    By the way, interesting blog.