JULY 14, 2015 — USCG Cutter Katmai Bay (WTGB-101) arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, for drydocking, inspection, maintenance, and repairs July 8. The 140-foot Bay-class icebreaking tug was hauled out on Monday, July 13 using the shipyard's 770-ton Marine Travelift – the largest on the Great Lakes.
The contract includes hull, propulsion and steering system inspections, as well as steel repairs, hull cleaning and painting.
This is the third USCG icebreaking tug to be hauled-out using the yard's Marine Travelift. The system is extremely efficient and allows the yard to accomplish more work, on bigger vessels, more efficiently.
Great Lakes Shipyard has performed work aboard all of the USCG's Bay Class ice breakers, including the fleet- installation of new Avtron Main Propulsion Control Systems at the cutter homeports. The Katmai Bay received its MPC system installation at its home pier in Sault Sainte Marie, MI, in 2012.