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Ninth 225-foot seagoing buoy tender arrives for major maintenance availability


CGC Walnut

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrived Feb. 26 at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, to begin major maintenance availability (MMA) work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment program. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, which was previously based in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the ninth of 16 Juniper-class ships to undergo an MMA. Targeted work includes topside preservation and updates to the machinery control system, HVAC systems, propellers, deck equipment and weight handling gear. The work is necessary for the cutter to achieve the remainder of its service life. MMAs facilitate the ease of fleet maintenance and the availability for missions. Upon completion, the cutter will relocate to Pensacola, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Andrew Horvath.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page