Ice-Rescue Fan Boats Debut in Belfast, ME
August 20, 2011
Village Soup-Herald Gazette: A curious-looking, red, Everglades-style fan boat buzzed around Belfast harbor on Monday, Aug. 15.
Onboard were representatives from the offices of U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, and when the boat pulled into the dock, Front Street Shipyard General Manager JB Turner joined the group for a meeting that yielded at least one agreement. The owner of the boat, Scott Freeman of Virginia Beach-based Poseidon Tactical Marine said the Responder Series ASV-Air, as it is known, was conceived as a prototype vessel for the U.S. Coast Guard to do ice rescues on the frozen Great Lakes of the Guard’s Ninth District.
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