by Hans | September 7th, 2012
United States Coast Guard Cutter BUCKTHORN, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan-based 100-foot inland buoy tender, arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, for extended inspection, maintenance, and repairs including steel repairs, cleaning, and painting. The buoy tender was hauled out on Tuesday, August 28 using the Shipyard’s 770-ton Marine Travelift.
The BUCKTHORN was commissioned on August 18, 1963 and is the Great Lakes’ oldest USCG cutter. It is the first USCG cutter on the Great Lakes to be drydocked using a Marine Travelift.
Great Lakes Shipyard is a full-service yard specializing in new construction and repairs of all types of vessels and barges. Recent completed projects include repairs on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources R/V Grandon, construction and delivery of lime slurry tanks for Pittsburg Tank, and construction and delivery of the Handy Size class tugboat HANDY-THREE for Puerto Rico Towing & Barge Co. The Shipyard’s current orderbook includes the construction of two state-of-the-art ASD tractor tugs for Caribbean Tugz, LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR Holdings, Inc.
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