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Renovation completed on eighth 140-foot icebreaking tug


Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay departed from the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Oct. 1, following completion of its service life extension project as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Mobile Bay is the eighth of nine 140-foot icebreaking tugs to undergo service life extension work through ISVS. The work will extend each cutter’s service life by 15 years and includes upgrades to propulsion and electrical systems, replacement of the boat-launching davit and habitability improvements. The tugs entered service in the 1970s. Mobile Bay will return to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Adams.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page