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Renovations complete on fifth 140-foot icebreaking tug


Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay, shown above, departed the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Nov. 17, 2017, following completion of service life extension work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. The ship is the fifth of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo a service life extension project through the ISVS Program. Work included replacement of the boat-launching davit, habitability improvements, and upgrades to propulsion and electrical systems. Sturgeon Bay entered service in 1988 and is based in Bayonne, New Jersey. The renovations will help keep the ship in service another 15 years. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page