The Great Lakes Group


US Geological Survey R/V KIYI Goes Back Into the Water

US Geological Survey R/V KIYI was put back into the water on Monday, October 13, 2014 at Great Lakes Shipyard using the 770-ton capacity Marine Travelift after completing the following repairs:

  • Drydocking
  • Routine Repairs & Maintenance
  • ABS Five-Year Survey & Inspection for Load Line
  • Clean & Paint Underwater Hull, Decks & Superstructure
  • Overhaul Main Engines & Generators
  • Maintenance of Propulsion & Steering Systems
  • Modify Exhaust Stacks & Perform Major Acoustic Modifications

This was the fourth time that KIYI was drydocked at Great Lakes Shipyard. In 2004 and 2009, KIYI was hauled out for a Five-Year Survey and Inspection. Then in 2010 Great Lakes Shipyard installed a new anchor pocket.