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USCG commissions Benjamin Bottoms FRC

7th May 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Coast Guard (USCG) commissioned its 32nd Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), Benjamin Bottoms, in San Pedro, California, on 1 May.

Benjamin Bottoms is the fourth FRC to be stationed in San Pedro.

The Sentinel-class FRCs feature advanced C4ISR equipment; over-the-horizon boat deployment to reach vessels of interest; and improved habitability and seakeeping.

The FRCs can be deployed for missions including drug and migrant interdictions; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; SAR; and national defence.

To date, the USCG has ordered 50 FRCs of which 32 are in service.

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