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Seagoing buoy tender arrives at Coast Guard Yard for major maintenance


U.S. Coast Guard photo

Coast Guard Cutter Alder arrived July 28 at Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, where it will undergo major maintenance availability (MMA) work as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, which was homeported in Duluth, Minnesota, is the 12th 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. The renovations are designed to increase operational availability and mission capability over the remainder of the ship’s 30-year service life. Following completion of MMA work, the cutter will transit to its new homeport of San Francisco.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page