Cold weather workUSCGC CYPRESS is a 225’ Oceangoing Buoy Tender home-ported in Kodiak, Alaska. The 225' WLB is equipped with a single controllable pitch propeller, bow and stern thrusters which give the cutter the maneuverability it needs to tend buoys offshore and in restricted waters. CYPRESS tends buoys and beacons from Kodiak as far west as Adak and as far north as Kuskokwim Bay. CYPRESS' operational area includes all the Aleutian Islands. CYPRESS is a multi-mission Cutter executing Maritime Homeland Security, Maritime Environmental Protection, Maritime Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Domestic Icebreaking. USCGC CYPRESS' 48 person crew is made up of 8 officers and 40 enlisted members.