US Coast Guard orders six over the horizon cutter boats from Safe Boats

US Coast Guard photo of an over the horizon cutter boat

The US Coast Guard has awarded Safe Boats International a contract worth approximately $2.31 million for the delivery of six over the horizon IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats.

The latest award brings the total number of OTH-IVs ordered to 96.

The six OTH-IVs under the most recent order are scheduled for delivery later this year and will be deployed on board 210-foot and 270-foot medium endurance cutters.

The OTH-IVs deploy from their cutters to deliver boarding teams to vessels of interest during search and rescue; law enforcement; ports, waterways and coastal security; and defense readiness missions. They are 26 feet long and have a top speed of 40 knots. Compared to earlier models, the boats feature increased cargo space and seating, higher speeds, and compatibility with both stern and side-davit launch and recovery systems.

Seventy-eight OTH-IVs have been delivered, including boats for the first seven national security cutters and the first 28 fast response cutters.

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