October 16, 2001
Manitowoc wins $82.4 million USCG icebreaker contract
The new vessel, which is currently unnamed, will be approximately 240 feet long, 60 feet wide, and will displace 3,500 long tons. In addition to breaking ice to keep shipping lanes open on the Great Lakes, the multi-mission vessel will service aids to navigation, as well as performing search and rescue, pollution control, security, and law enforcement duties from its homeport of Cheboygan, Michigan.
Tom Byrne, president of Manitowoc Marine Group, added, "We plan to build the ice breaker at Marinette Marine under a contract that will span more than three years "'
Manitowoc says key factors in landing the contract included the company's technical and engineering capabilities, management expertise, and cost competitiveness.