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Coast Guard video clip shows corrosion on USCGC Gallatin

March 21, 2009

Detyens to repair two USCG cutters

The U.S. Coast Guard cutters Gallatin and Dallas are scheduled to enter the Deytens Shipyards, Inc., Charleston, S.C., Monday for extensive repairs.

The Coast Guard says the total value of the contract award is between $9.85 million and $14.82 million, depending upon whether certain options are exercised. The performance period for the work is 193 days, but is subject to change if changes to the work are required.

The shipyard will address areas of significant deterioration in the hull structures, bulkheads and decks, machinery foundations, various piping systems, ventilation systems, significant preservation, antenna renewals and weapon system repairs, as well as necessary shipyard maintenance requirements.

Both ships are Hamilton class cutters. The Dallas was delivered from Avondale Shipyards in 1967 and the Gallatin from the same yard in 1968.

Late last year Coast Guard inspectors and technical experts found extensive structural and habitability deficiencies on both ships that were so bad the ships were temporarily taken offline. The repairs will restore watertight and structural integrity to areas of the ships suffering from excessive corrosion. Additional work to other areas and systems will allow the ships to return to full operation.

The Coast Guard says that it solicited for this work under a full and open competition, and followed a disciplined process to award the contract from what it terms "a robust pool of companies." Deytens Shipyards was selected because the firm offered the best value to the government based on technical capability, management approach and price.


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