U.S. Federal Agencies (Other) / U.S. Department of Defense
Numerous other U.S. federal organizations depend on SAFE Boats to conduct their specific missions. Here are some examples of those government agencies and their platforms of choice.
U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
USSOCOM employs a variety of SAFE platforms in support of a wide range of missions.
NAVSOC / USSOCOM
Security Forces Assistance Small (SFA-S): used in support of foreign internal defense and capacity building of allied nation maritime forces. 290 T-Top
Off Shore Support Vessel (OSV): serves as a high-speed support platform for maritime training and operations. 250 Defender
MARSOC / USSOCOM
The U.S. Marine Corpos (USMC) currently employs the Open Water Safety Craft (OWSC), a derivative of SAFE's 310 EMT. The OWSC is a high-speed emergency transport vessel that serves as a medical evacuation and response platform in support of high-risk maritime training such as airborne water drops, visit board search and seizure, dive operations and amphibious raids. 310X EMT Open Water Safety Craft (OWSC)
U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
Prior to transitioning the Riverine capability to the U.S. Navy in 2007, USMC utilized the Small Unit Riverine Craft (SURC) as the primary riverine platform. The SURC's primary mission was to provide tactical mobility and fire support for the Ground Combat Element (GCE) of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in littoral and riverine environments. Upon purchase, the SURC was immediately deployed in support of Operation Iraq Freedom from 2004 to 2007.
The U.S. Navy currently uses a modified SURC, now known as the Riverine Patrol Boat (RPB). USMC also employs a variety of SAFE platforms in support of a wide range of missions.