Sept. 20, 2021 —
U.S. Coast Guard photo
Coast Guard Cutter Cypress departed Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Sept. 17, after completion of its major maintenance availability (MMA). Cypress is transiting to its new homeport Kodiak, Alaska, after being out of service during the 12-month industrial work period. Structural repairs and upgrades to the cutter’s HVAC system and other maintenance-intensive equipment will enable this 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender to meet its intended service life expectancy of 30 years. All 16 cutters in this class, commissioned between 1996 and 2004, are scheduled to complete this MMA. The In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program restores mission readiness, improves reliability and reduces maintenance costs of the service’s legacy cutter fleet through two types of projects, the MMA and the service life extension project.
For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program page