CBP Coastal Interceptor Vessel, First of 52


New Coastal Interceptor Vessel Photo CBP

MarineLink reports Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) has acquired the first of a planned 52 Coastal Interceptor Vessels (CIV), that look a lot like Coast Guard Response Boat, Small.

“AMO marine interdiction agents will operate the CIV in offshore coastal waters to combat maritime smuggling and protect U.S. ports from acts of terrorism.”

This sounds a lot like duplication of Coast Guard Missions. But then they do not do the other Coast Guard missions.