USCG orders additional port security boats

Written by Nick Blenkey
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SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 — The U.S. Coast Guard recently ordered an additional seven 32 ft Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) under a five year contract awarded Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, in 2011. Kvichak has delivered 52 vessels to date.

The TPSB is an all-aluminum vessel operated by a crew of four and includes shock mitigating seats to minimize crew fatigue on extended missions.

Dyneema ballistic armor protection and up to four mounted weapons provide increased mission capability and crew safety during tactical operations.

Powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines with Bravo 1-XR outdrives the TPSB provides security, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue operations in coast areas worldwide.

The TPSB can maneuver in as little as 24 inches of water and can operate safely in 8 ft seas and up to 30 knots of wind.

Kvichak will deliver the seven latest vessels in early 2015.

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