Photo by Auxiliarist Andrew Winz
The official Coast Guard Marathon finisher medal features the Lockheed Martin HC-C130J in front of a 33 foot Special Purpose Craft - Law Enforcement boat. The Coast Guard’s HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft provide heavy air transport and long-range maritime patrol capability. Each aircraft is capable of serving as an on-scene command and control platform or as a surveillance platform with the means to detect, classify and identify objects and share that information with operational forces. The SPCLE features three Mercury Verado 275hp outboard motors, a zero to plane time under three seconds, and a top speed of more than 60 miles per hour. The fully enclosed heated and air conditioned cabin, with as many as six shock mitigating seats, reduces crew fatigue and allows operations in heavier seas. With a forward gunner’s station and increased operational range, the 33-foot SPCLE is an ideal law enforcement platform.
(DHS Photo by Auxiliarist Andrew Winz/Released)
Date: Mar 06, 2022
Location: Elizabeth City, NC