Mobile Bay drydocked in Cleveland to correct bow thruster problems.
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., departed Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, after drydocking and repairs to the bow thruster on its 120-foot aids to navigation barge were completed. The barge was hauled out on Sept. 17 using the Shipyard’s 770-ton Marine Travelift.
The shipyard says it 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 after three days of being drydocked.
The USCGC Mobile Bay is one of the nine 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.
Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in new construction and repairs of vessels and barges. More information is available at www.thegreatlakesgroup.com.