The United States Coast Guard (USCG) will use MAN 28/33d STC engines as main propulsion in their new offshore patrol cutter programme. The programme is envisaged as a replacement for 13 vessels of the “Famous” class and 14 vessels of the “Reliance” class, which makes this order the biggest in the history of the United States Coast Guard. The MAN 28/33d STC engine offers compact power and stands out amongst other engines because of its high ratio of output to weight. All the engines are in full compliance with the applicable environmental protection standards and Tier 2 regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency. Maintenance costs and servicing downtime are low thanks to high engine availability.