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Renovation completed on fourth 225-foot seagoing buoy tender



Coast Guard Cutter Maple, shown above, departed the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Nov. 7, 2018, following completion of a midlife maintenance availability (MMA) through the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program.

Maple, which started undergoing the MMA work in September 2017, is the fourth of 16 225-foot seagoing buoy tenders to undergo this kind of work through the ISVS Program. The work will keep the tenders in service another 15 years and includes an overhaul of the deck equipment and weight handling gear, updates to the machinery control system and HVAC systems, topside preservation and a stability assessment. The 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tenders were commissioned between 1996 and 2004. Maple will be stationed in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cmdr. Keith Doxey.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page