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2003 - USCG Motor Lifeboat #47316 Coast Guard stock photo #5166
7-JUL-2003 Sunbird Photos by Don Boyd

2003 - USCG Motor Lifeboat #47316 Coast Guard stock photo #5166

USCG Base Key West, FL


Length: 47 feet
Special Characteristics: Self-righting (if overturned, the vessel will return to an upright position in 8 seconds or less).

The 47' motor lifeboat is designed as a first response rescue resource in high seas, surf & heavy weather environments. They are built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea and are capable of effecting a rescue at sea even under the most difficult circumstances. They are self-bailing, self-righting, almost unsinkable, and have a long cruising radius for their size. It is the replacement for the aging 44' MLB fleet.

There are (presently) 117 operational, being added to monthly. The total (to be delivered over 5 years) will be about 200.


other sizes: small original
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