WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Coast Guard delivered a new 45-foot boat, the Response Boat-Medium 45702, to Station Apra Harbor, Guam on Sept. 15, 2012. The USCG is currently replacing its fleet of 41-foot utility boats with the RB-Ms series craft.
This is the second RB-M scheduled to be stationed at Apra Harbor. RB-Ms are designed to meet Coast Guard mission requirements for search and rescue; ports, waterways and coastal security; drug interdiction; and migrant interdiction. Additionally, the RB-M will support marine safety, aids to navigation, marine environmental protection, and defense readiness missions.
“I am pleased that Guam has received the RB-M to help the Coast Guard carry out its duties more effectively,” said Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU). “In particular, this response boat will be used to conduct search and rescue missions and will be critical to our readiness capabilities. Further, these boats will assist our Coast Guardsmen in monitoring and identifying illegal fishing activities around Guam.”