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USCG 87' “Marine Protector Class” Patrol Boats (CPB)

This summary will provide some general information on the new 87 foot Coastal Patrol Boat designed and built for the U.S. Coast Guard. This unique vessel is a 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 design was developed to meet the operational mission requirements established by the USCG Assistant Commandant for Operations. These requirements included but were not limited to:
  • Maximum continuous speed of 25 knots
  • Patrol speed not less than 10 knots
  • Maneuvering speed not greater than 4 knots with one engine continuously engaged
  • Berthing for any mix of male/female crew members of 10 plus a spare berth
  • Based on a Proven Hull Design (parent craft) with at least two years service similar to the duties performed by the existing 82 foot Point class cutters
  • Maximum crew comfort consistent with the operational requirements
  • Provisions for stores for a crew of 10 for a 5 day mission

Additionally, the vessel was designed in accordance with the American Bureau of Shipping's "Guide of Building and Classing High Speed Crafts" and is 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 provides for the launch and recovery of the RIB in seas up to 2.5 meter (8 feet) wave height. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was selected in this very competitive program to construct the Patrol Boat. 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. To meet the stringent requirements for the RIB Launch and Recovery system, Bollinger enlisted the assistance of one of the United Kingdom's most noted designers, Mr. David Cannell B.So., C. Eng., M.R.I.N.A. Mr. Cannell had previously designed a stern launch and recovery system that has been successfully utilized on the PROTECTOR III, a North Seas Fisheries Patrol Vessel. This Mother/Daughter ship design was adapted to the Damen STAN 2600.

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