12-02-2017 - BANGORDAILYNEWS.COM
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff
Citing the need to beef up its port security capabilities, the law enforcement wing of Maine Department of Marine Resources is seeking bids for a new high-speed patrol vessel.
The new 31-foot boat would increase the number of the department’s fisheries enforcement patrol boats from five to six, and would be similar in size and style to four other rapid response vessels it has acquired since 2001, state officials said. It would be used primarily for fisheries regulations enforcement, but also would enable Marine Patrol to support the U.S. Coast Guard in safety and security operations along the Maine coast.