The story behind this shot is similar to yesterday’s image. While out with my niece, I spotted this Coast Guard boat. It was rather far off and I didn’t think it would make for a good image. It surprised me by turning towards the point of land where we were standing. Like yesterday’s story, my niece was using the camera with the tele-zoom lens. We traded cameras and I made this image. I’m presenting it in BW because the light was rather flat. A color image and some information on the boat are below.
The Cobia is a Coastal Patrol Boat (WPB), 87-foot Marine Protector class. The Marine Protector is an innovative, multi-mission class of vessel capable of performing search and rescue, law
enforcement, fishery patrols, drug interdiction, illegal immigrant interdiction, and homeland security duties up to 200 miles offshore. The 73 cutters in this class carry an 11-person crew and are capable of achieving a maximum continuous speed of 25 knots. Source:https://www.uscg.mil/Portals/0/documents/CG_Cutters-Boats-Aircraft_2015-2016_edition.pdf?ver=2018-06-14-092150-230