May 16, 2017 —
Coast Guard Cutter Katmai Bay arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, May 16, 2017, to start its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Katmai Bay is the sixth of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo service life extension work through ISVS. The work is slated to extend each tug’s service life by 15 years and includes replacement of the boat-launching davit, habitability improvements and upgrades to propulsion and electrical systems. The cutters entered service in the 1970s. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment program page