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


Coast Guard Cutter Juniper arrived today at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, 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 Newport, Rhode Island, is the eighth 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 Honolulu. In 1996, Juniper was the first of its class to enter service; 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 Justin Price.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page