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USCG awards contract for cutter boats

13th September 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Coast Guard (USCG) has awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to MetalCraft Marine US to provide a fleet of cutter boats-large (CB-L), the USCG announced on 6 September.

With a maximum value of $20 million, the contract will allow for the acquisition of more boats over an ordering period of five years. The initial order is for two CB-Ls, trailers, delivery, training and associated logistics support.

The CB-Ls will replace the current fleet of 24ft cutter boats in service onboard 210ft medium endurance cutters, 225ft seagoing buoy tenders and cutters Alex Haley and Mackinaw.

The boats will support operations on the East, West and Gulf coasts, as well as in Hawaii, Guam and Alaska.

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