Read about this on G Captain this morning
Will Ulstein’s X-Bow Be Incorporated into the Next Generation of US Coast Guard Cutters?
Vigor Industrial, and of course Ulstein certainly hope so. They’ve been working together for the past two years to come up with a new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) design that would replace the aging Reliance and Famous– class of medium endurance US Coast Guard cutters. Those ships have seen active service in since the 1960s and 1980′s respectively.
We have looked at the Ulstein X Bow a few times in the past and I am actually in the middle of re writing the SIMSS series of posts with new and updated information.
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Seems to me it has obvious synergies with the MHPC programme