April 23, 2018 —
A 35-foot long range interceptor-II transfers personnel to Coast Guard Cutter James, which is serving as a command and control platform in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. The Coast Guard placed a delivery order for one additional boat April 10, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.
The Coast Guard placed a delivery order for one long range interceptor-II (LRI-II) and standard delivery items including training and trailer, worth approximately $1.1 million, with MetalCraft Marine U.S. Incorporated of Cape Vincent, New York, April 10. The LRI-II will be delivered to Pascagoula, Mississippi, in February 2019. It will be deployed on the eighth national security cutter, Midgett, which will be delivered in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.
The 35-foot LRI-II can reach a top speed of 40 knots and aid in search and rescue; law enforcement; ports, waterways and coastal security; and defense readiness missions.
This brings the total of LRI-IIs ordered to 10; seven LRI-IIs have been delivered.
For more information: Boat Acquisition program page