March 22, 2018 —
Coast Guard Cutter Eagle returned to the water from drydock at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Feb. 28, moving one step closer to completion of the final phase of its service life extension project (SLEP) through the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.
The training barque’s SLEP work was divided into four phases to ensure that the cutter remained available for the Coast Guard Academy’s summer sessions. The last phase included the replacement of the main propulsion system; the ship is now undergoing testing before final acceptance of its service life extension work. The ship was built in Germany in 1936 and was commissioned as a Coast Guard cutter in 1946. The newly completed renovation efforts will provide an additional 15 years of service life for the ship. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment program page