Coast Guard Station Receives New Boat

Response boat intended to improve safety

Tracy Lehr, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, tracy@keyt.com
POSTED: 11:39 PM PDT Oct 24, 2013    UPDATED: 10:48 AM PDT Oct 25, 2013 
OXNARD, Calif. -

The U.S. Coast Guard has a new boat.

Visitors can see it docked at the Coast Guard station in the Channel Islands Harbor.

The 45-foot RB-M response boat is designed to improve crew safety during all kinds of missions.

Last December, veteran Coast Guard Officer Terrell Horne was killed after a suspected drug smuggling boat rammed his small vessel near Santa Cruz Island.

The new response boat is part of the Coast Guard's plan to revitalize its fleet.

For more information go to: http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/rbm/