USCGC Elderberry goes in for repairs


Peter Keutmann

USCG Elderberry will spend the next twelve weeks in dry dock in Ketchikan for regular maintenance and repairs.

The USCGC Elderberry is currently at the Base Support Unit Ketchikan Marine Ways for a 12-week, dry dock maintenance, said First Class Machinery Technician Cameron Peterson.

The scheduled maintenance began on Feb. 15 and will include the replacement of about 60 square-feet of hull plating on the port (left) side of the 65-foot cutter.

Other repairs and maintenance, that require the cutter to be out of the water to complete, include shaft seal replacement, prop inspection and repair, shaft and rudder inspections and hull zinc replacement. Also, the fathometer (depth sounder) transducer will...

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