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Seventh 225-foot seagoing buoy tender arrives for midlife maintenance availability


Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, March 25, 2019, to begin midlife maintenance availability (MMA) work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, which was previously based in Cordova, Alaska, is the seventh of 16 Juniper-class ships to undergo an MMA. Work includes updates to the machinery control system, HVAC systems and propellers; an overhaul of the deck equipment and weight handling gear; and topside preservation. Upon completion, the cutter will relocate to Duluth, Minnesota. Sycamore entered service in 2002; the renovations are designed to increase operational availability and mission capability over the remainder of the ship’s 30-year service life. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brian Tufo.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page