USCGC Bollard (WYTL-65614)
|Builder:||Western Boat Building Corporation, Tacoma, Washington|
|Launched:||4 May 1966|
|Status:||in active service|
|Length:||65 ft 11.5 in (20.104 m) |
|Beam:||19 ft 7 in (5.97 m)|
|Draft:||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Installed power:||2 x Onan, 25 kW generators|
|Propulsion:||1 x Caterpillar 3412DIT 12-cylinder Turbocharged Diesel; 500 shaft horsepower|
|Speed:||11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph)|
|Range:||3,820 nmi (7,070 km)|
|Boats & landing
|1 x 14 ft (4.3 m) work boat, Mercury 4-stroke 40 hp|
Bollard is a small icebreaking harbor tug that operates in Long Island Sound and north to Narragansett Bay. Her homeport is New Haven, Connecticut. She was constructed at Western Boat, in Tacoma Washington in 1966 and was commissioned in February 1967. As an icebreaking tug, the ship breaks ice on the Connecticut River in the winter to allow commercial traffic to pass.
In warmer weather, Bollard serves many missions including servicing aids to navigation, search and rescue and law enforcement. Bollard and her crew conduct search and rescue operations as necessary regardless of the time of year. The Officer-in-Charge is a Chief Boatswain's Mate.
On February 26, 2015 Bollard was featured in a news story about Coast Guard ice breaking operations on National Public Radio.
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