USCGC Marlin (WPB-87304)
|Builder:||Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana|
|Homeport:||Fort Myers, Florida|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Marine Protector-class coastal patrol boat|
|Length:||87 ft (27 m)|
|Beam:||19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)|
|Draft:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 x MTU diesels|
|Speed:||25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
|Range:||900 nmi (1,700 km)|
|Armament:||2 × .50 caliber M2 Browning machine guns|
In 2010 the Marlin was assigned to help clean up oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
In 2013 the Marlin searched for David Lashley, a Florida resident whose boat broke down 15 miles off Cedar Key.
On November 3, 2015, the Marlin and the USCGC Kathleen Moore participated in the interception and repatriation of 85 individuals who tried to flee Cuba, by sea.
- "Coast Guard Cutter Marlin: Exhibit#2 2000-2005". USCG.
The Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, an 87-foot patrol boat home ported at Fort Myers Fla., conducts a patrol off Florida's West Coast.
- "News Release: Coast Guard Cutter Marlin to hold change of command". USCG. 2010-07-08.
- "Coast Guard, FWC search for overdue 49-year-old man near Cedar Key, Fla.". USCG. 2013-02-07.
- "US Coast Guard repatriates 85 Cuban migrants". Caribean News Now. 2015-11-03. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
The Coast Guard Cutters Kathleen Moore, Marlin, along with numerous other Coast Guard patrol boats and aircraft, aggressively patrol the Florida Straits to detect and deter illegal and unsafe maritime migration. Safety of life at sea is always the Coast Guard's top priority.
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