USCG 47′ MLB off the coast of Oregon.
“The 47′ Motor Lifeboat (MLB) is designed as a first response rescue resource in high seas, surf and heavy weather environments. They are built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea (winds up to 60 knots, breaking surf up to 20 feet, and impacts up to three G’s) and are capable of effecting a rescue at sea even under the most difficult circumstances. They are self-bailing, self-righting, almost unsinkable, and have a long cruising radius for their size.”
Now THAT’S a boat, mate!
And a great thanks to the men and women of the USCG.
I’ve seen similar boats to that one over here in Vancouver. Also, out in a Burrard inlet while we were on ferry to Nanaimo and the sea was rough. Amazing little boats!!!
Also, a very nice photograph!