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Coast Guard begins renovation of eighth 140-foot icebreaking tug


Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Sept. 5, 2018, to start its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Mobile Bay is the eighth of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo service life extension work through ISVS. Planned work to extend each cutter’s service life by 15 years includes upgrades to propulsion and electrical systems, replacement of the boat-launching davit and habitability improvements. The tugs entered service in the 1970s. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Dominik Benedetto.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page