United States Coast Guard Cutter MOBILE BAY of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin departed Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio after completion of drydocking and repairs to the bow thruster on it 120-foot Aids to Navigation Barge. The barge was hauled out on Monday, September 17th using the Shipyard’s 770-ton Marine Travelift.
The shipyard immediately removed the bow thruster and disassembled it in the shop for repairs. Upon completion, the unit was reinstalled and tested, and the tug and barge departed just three (3) days later, on Thursday, September 20th.
The USCGC MOBILE BAY is one of the nine (9) cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet of “Bay Class” icebreaking tugs. In addition to ice breaking and buoy tending, its other services include Maritime Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Environmental Pollution Response, and Homeland Security.