USCG National Security Cutter

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.
USCGC Bertholf WMSL-750.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) National Security Cutter is one design among several new cutter designs developed as part of the Integrated Deepwater System Program.[1]

The cutter will have two rear-launching ramps, capable of each launching and retrieving a rigid-hull inflatable boat, without first stopping.[2][3] The RHIB will be used for intercepting suspect vessels, or for rescuing swimmers. Unlike smaller cutters, like the USCG Marine Protector, the National Security Cutter and the USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter will be able to launch and retrieve both the Short Range Prosecutor and the larger Long Range Interceptor. Both RHIBs are propelled by water jets.

References