87 foot Coastal Patrol Boat is being designed and built by Bollinger Shipyards for the U.S. Coast Guard. This unique vessel is the multi-mission platform capable of performing Search and Rescue (SAR), Law Enforcement (LE), and Fisheries patrols, as well as drug interdiction and illegal alien interdiction duties up to 200 miles off shore.
The vessel must meet the American Bureau of Shipping's "Guide of Building and Classing High Speed Crafts" and must be capable of towing vessels weighing up to 200 tons. One of the most important design requirements is the necessity to provide a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with a launching system that would provide for the launch and recovery of the RIB in seas up to 2.5 meter (8 feet) wave height. The vessel has maximum continuous speed of 25 knots and a patrol speed not less than 10 knots. Bollinger's design is based on the Damen STAN 2600. Damen Shipyard had originally developed their design for the Hong Kong Police. Bollinger modified the design to meet the specific requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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