June 21, 2012 | Vol. 110, No. 25

USCGC Elderberry back in service

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry came out of dry dock May 7 after 12 weeks of scheduled maintenance. This maintenance was performed at the Base Support Unit Ketchikan Marine Ways.

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Engineering Petty Officer Cameron Peterson stands aboard the USCGC Elderberry now out of dry-dock and back into service after 12 weeks of maintenance.

USCGC Elderberry is a 65 foot buoy tender that goes into dry dock every two years.

“We always have a long-range maintenance plan in place,” Engineering Petty Officer Cameron Peterson said. “We replaced about 60 square foot of hull this time.”

Approximately four years ago there were several small hull erosions found that were double plated at the time to last until the next dry dock.

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