A boat team, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.7.4, Coastal Riverine Squadron 4, conducts a patrol aboard a Riverine Command Boat. Riverine squadrons patrol and secure waterways, ensuring the safety of friendly forces and denying access and lines of communication to hostiles. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Lewis/Released)
Riverine Command Boat (experimental) (RCB-X), assigned to Naval Sea Systems Command, will operate a blend of 50 percent algae-based and 50 percent NATO F-76 ship fuel at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Oct. 22. The demonstration is part of a series of events to test and evaluate alternative fuels for shipboard use, supporting the Secretary of the Navy’s efforts to reduce the fleet’s reliance on fossil fuels.