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Eighth 225-Foot Seagoing Buoy Tender Arrives For Midlife Maintenance Availability

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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