Coast Guard fleet is changing; last day for Utility 41 footer on Chesapeake; new 45′ Response Boat takes over

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Shapiro handles the mooring lines while and Petty Officer 3rd Roberto Iaboni from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven backs the station's 41-foot Utility Boat onto a pier for the last time, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The UTB they are operating was the last of its kind on the east coast, built more then 30 years old and is slated to be decommissioned after this final ride. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason Shapiro handles the mooring lines while and Petty Officer 3rd Roberto Iaboni from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven backs the station’s 41-foot Utility Boat onto a pier for the last time, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The UTB they are operating was the last of its kind on the east coast, built more then 30 years old and is slated to be decommissioned after this final ride. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert)
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles' new 45-foot Response Boat - Medium is shown moored next to the station's 41-foot Utility Boat (UTB), Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The RB-M marks the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging UTB fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd David Weydert

Coast Guard Station Cape Charles’ new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium is shown moored next to the station’s 41-foot Utility Boat (UTB), Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The RB-M marks the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging UTB fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd David Weydert
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles' new 45-foot Response Boat - Medium is shown moored at the station, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The RB-M marks the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging UTB fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd David Weydert

Coast Guard Station Cape Charles’ new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium is shown moored at the station, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The RB-M marks the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging UTB fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd David Weydert

 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Christensen, a boatswain mate at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., handles lines while mooring the station's new 45-foot Response Boat - Medium at the pier, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The station's RB-M is the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging 41-foot Utility Boat fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda Christensen, a boatswain mate at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles, Va., handles lines while mooring the station’s new 45-foot Response Boat – Medium at the pier, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. The station’s RB-M is the 100th boat of 166 being delivered to the Coast Guard to replace the aging 41-foot Utility Boat fleet. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert

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