Sept. 1, 2017 —
Coast Guard Cutter Maple arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Aug. 29, 2017, to begin its midlife maintenance availability (MMA) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender is the fourth of 16 Juniper-class ships to undergo an MMA and came to the yard after more than a month of traveling through the Northwest Passage. Work on Maple will help the 16-year-old cutter meet its 30-year service life and includes a stability assessment; updates to the machinery control system, HVAC systems and propellers; an overhaul of the deck equipment and weight handling gear; and topside preservation. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment program page