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SAFE Boats International delivers fleet for new Joint Task Force in Louisiana

SAFE Boats International delivers fleet for new Joint Task Force in Louisiana

Jason Solomon,
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
SAFE Boats International
360.674.7161 x1223

SAFE Boats International delivers fleet for new Joint Task Force in Louisiana
Port Allen, LA (January 25, 2012):  SAFE Boats International (SAFE) has recently delivered a new fleet of six 27-foot Walk Around Cabin (WAC) fast response and security boats to Joint Task Force 7 (JTF-7) of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.  The 270 WAC’s are capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots and feature a climate-control cabin, state-of-the-art electronics, SAFE Boats International’s patented collar system and unique hull design.  The boats were purchased through a FEMA Port  Security Grant and will support Maritime Security Operations in and around the Port of Greater Baton Rouge on the Mississippi River. 

Joint Task Force 7 was founded as a counter-terrorism task force consisting of seven local sheriff’s offices in East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, Iberville and Ascension Parishes.  Comprised of 135 team members and commissioned deputies JTF-7 was created to protect the vital infrastructure and commerce of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas of the Mississippi River. The unit’s SAFE Boat fleet along with other law enforcement equipment and the regional command center were recently unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by political, federal, state and local law enforcement officials from throughout Louisiana. 

JTF-7 is the first Joint Task force of its kind in the country and its marine unit will be headed by Sheriff Bud Torres of Point Coupee Parish who was instrumental in bringing the task force together.  “When JTF-7 began looking for Patrol Boats, Safe Boats International was the first option considered  because of their safety features, reliability and past performance,” said Sheriff Torres.  “We are pleased to add these vessels to our fleet.”

SAFE Boats International is a leading provider of fast response and security boats to state, county and municipal law enforcement as well as commercial, federal and international agencies world-wide.