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The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 32nd fast response cutter (FRC), Benjamin Bottoms, in Key West, Florida, Jan. 8, 2019.
The Coast Guard commissioned the 29th FRC, Forrest Rednour, at its San Pedro, California, homeport Nov. 8, 2018.
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 31st FRC, Terrell Horne, in Key West, Florida, Oct. 25, 2018.
In late August, 2018, FRCs responded to the impacts of Hurricane Lane in Hawaii; The Coast Guard exercised a contract option on Aug. 9 worth just over $294.4 million with Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, for production of six more Sentinel-class FRCs and eight sets of ship rudders as spares.
The fast response cutter is capable of deploying independently to conduct missions that include port, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense.