USCGC Sanibel

AIRVŪZ STAFF NOTE :

Contributor PO3Smith put together this awesome aerial video of a US Coast Guard cutter cruising the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.  The Sanibel is an Island class patrol boat.  These 30+ meter (110 ft) ships displace about 170 tons and are on the smaller end of the Coast Guard's fleet; they are used primarily for near-shore operations such as drug interdiction.  There are about three dozen still active as of 2019.  The video shows the Sanibel passing by a much larger barge, giving you a sense of relative sizes.   

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    Mike Israel

    Mike Israel is the founder, President and CEO of AirVuz, LLC. He is an avid drone enthusiast and RC pilot. He is also an enthusiast of geography and history, and loves writing about all of the amazing places where AirVuz community members fly.

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