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Under a driving rain the Coast Guard cutter Webber's steams into its home court in Miami Beach but the rain can't dampen the spirits of the coast guardsman.
Who watched it dock -- the first time.
I am extremely excited about -- about these ships the Weber is the first that eighteen of what are called go fast cutters the Coast Guard -- ordered to replace an aging fleet of ships.
The new cutters can travel 28 nods and will be used for everything from search and rescue -- intercepting migrants and drug smugglers -- C.
What's the message to -- So others.
We're happy to have this US sit here and now we are very looking -- you get now the waters are patrols to stop smugglers and migrants the cutter has the smaller -- that can be launched from it.
And on the ballot this computerized gun.
This is the first one that's that's remote off road operated like -- dealers were what we call her serve where we have actual crew members management.
Six of the cutters will be based in Miami Beach the others in Key West and Puerto Rico.
They could each hold 24 people -- stay at sea for five days.
It's we're so close to the Bahamas that you know smugglers could come in.
It's very chipping from them -- is very close to us as well so this is a very active area for all of those kinds of security missions.
The Weber was named for our coast guardsman who saved 33 people from a sinking tanker up Massachusetts in the 1950s.
The Coast Guard maintains the new cutter can handle anything the high seas can throw at it.
This new class -- ship.
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