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NYPD's Ballistic Vessel Can Thwart Mumbai-Style Attack

March 16, 2011  | 

The NYPD will purchase a boat similar to this one used by the Coast Guard. Photo: NYPD.

The New York Police Department will purchase a 72-foot bullet-resistant vessel that holds up to 30 Emergency Services officers and can reach speeds of up to 46 mph, Commissioner Ray Kelly has announced.

The jet-propelled boat will arrive with sealed windows to keep out contaminated air and is designed to respond to a suicide or active-shooter attack in the port area, reports the New York Daily News.

The NYPD is training its officers to respond to a Mumbai-style attack in which terrorists attack various locations. In that 2008 attack, terrorists used power boats to assault multiple locations.

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NYPD Exercise Simulates Mumbai-Style Attack

Comments (2)

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Rick @ 3/17/2011 1:41 PM

Similar in design perhaps; big difference between a 47 ft. Motor Lifeboat that Coasties drive and a 72 ft. "ballistic boat" that the NYPD is purchasing.

Michael @ 3/17/2011 6:23 PM

Sounds pretty kool........I think we need a few more of those around the country too.

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