- USCG aids to navigation boat
United States Coast Guardmaintains several Aids to Navigation Boats. These boats were designed primarily to serve within the inland waters of the United States. However, the 55' ANB is often employed to service offshore aids as well.
The ANB has a crane that is used for hoisting and securing the various buoys and aids to navigation that the Coast Guard supplies for waterways. The boat is 55 feet long to the transom, and 58 feet 9 inches to the end of the swim platform. it is 25 feet tall unfixed and has a navigational draft of 8 feet. It goes approximately 25 knots when at full speed.
:49' BUOY UTILITY STERN LOADING (BUSL):LOA-49'2 1/4" :BEAM- 16'10":HIGHTST FIXED POINT-15':HIGHEST UNFIXED- 27':HOISTING WEIGHT-71,690LBS :DRAFT-5'6" :THE BUSL'S TOP SPEED IS 10.5 KTS
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