East Hampton unveils $600G boat to help fight harbor fires – New York News

The $600,000 boat will help fight fires and protect the hamlet’s harbor, East Hampton Town officials said Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (Credit: Newsday / Rachelle Blidner)


A new port security vessel that has docked in Montauk will help fight fires in the hamlet’s harbors and aid the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said Wednesday.

East Hampton Town officials purchased the $600,000 custom-built vessel last year using a $450,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. It was built by Alabama-based Silver Ships Inc. and arrived in the Montauk harbor in June.

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