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