Renovation Begins On Third 225-Foot Seagoing Buoy Tender

Coast Guard Cutter Kukui arrived at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, Feb. 21, 2017, to begin its midlife maintenance availability (MMA) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) Program. Kukui is the third of 16 225-foot seagoing buoy tenders to undergo MMA work through ISVS; work on the first tender, Coast Guard Cutter Oak, was completed Oct. 26, 2016. The MMA work on the tenders includes an overhaul of the deck equipment and weight handling gear, updates to the machinery control system and HVAC systems, topside preservation and a stability assessment. The 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tenders were commissioned between 1996 and 2004. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Dottie Mitchell.

For more information: In-Service Vessel Sustainment program page