Eighth Coastal Buoy Tender Launched

Thursday, September 02, 1999
Marinette Marine Corporation has launched the eighth USCG Coastal Buoy Tender, Anthony Petit (WLM-558). The 175 ft. vessel was designed and built at Marinette Marine Corporation. The ship is one of the most technologically advanced buoy tenders in the world and features a Z-drive propulsion system designed to provide unparalleled maneuverability. Anthony Petit was primarily designed to serve as a vessel to install and maintain navigational aids. Along with protecting the marine environment, the buoy tender is also equipped to respond to search and rescue operations. The advanced electronic navigation and positioning system featured within the vessel provide the USCG with outstanding control. For example, this ship is capable of maintaining its exact position while battling extreme current and wind. Anthony Petit's namesake was keeper of the Scotch Cap Lighthouse, located on Unimak Island, Alaska. This Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender will be operated by a crew of 18 and Ketchikan, Alaska will be its homeport.
Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Research Award to Honor Outgoing ABB Chairman Gruenberg

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has created an international research award to honor Hubertus von Gruenberg, who is stepping down after

DNV GL's Walk to Work Guidelines for Offshore Personnel

Offshore facility operators can now consider an alternative and more cost-effective means to transfer personnel to and from their facilities, which is safe, efficient and regulatory compliant.

USN Escort U.S. Flagged Ships in Strait of Hormuz

Ships from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain have begun accompanying U.S.-flagged maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, Defense Department officials said.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1149 sec (9 req/sec)