April 13 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard expects to commission its first Sentinel-class fast response cutter on Saturday in Miami, reports the service.
The Bernard C. Webber is designed to conduct port, waterway and coastal security missions, as well as fishery patrols, law enforcement, search-and-rescue and defense operations in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
The cutter, which can achieve speeds of 28 knots, is armed with a 25-mm cannon and four crew-served .50-caliber machineguns.
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