USCG's Newest Cutter Arrives in Ketchikan

Thursday, January 27, 2000
The newest USCG cutter to join the fleet in Alaska arrived in Ketchikan. Cutter Anthony Petit sailed toward its new southeast Alaska homeport after beginning its travels in Maryland, following construction by Marinette Marine. The ship's crew, consisting of one officer and 23 enlisted men, hosted a welcoming reception sponsored by 17th USCG District Commander Rear Adm. Thomas J. Barrett in Ketchikan following the ship's arrival. Anthony Petit is one of several new Keeper Class buoy tenders, and is named for the late Chief Boatswain's Mate Anthony Petit. The ship is 175-ft. long and boasts a 10-ton, 42-ft. hydraulic boom crane. The new 175-ft. Keeper Class Coastal buoy tender, represents the new wave in buoy tending. One of 14 in the class, it's one of the first USCG cutters equipped with Z-drive propulsion units instead of the standard propeller and rudder configuration. Anthony Petit is designed to independently rotate 360 degrees. Combined with a thruster in the bow, it has unmatched maneuverability. With state-of-the-art electronics and navigation systems including Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) which uses a Differential Global Positioning System, and electronic chart displays, Anthony Petit can maneuver and position aids more accurately and efficiently with fewer crew, than the 180-ft. seagoing buoy tender its replacing, cutter Planetree.
Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Aberdeen Pupils Peek into Subsea Oil & Gas Technology

Pupils at an Aberdeen primary school were given a rare insight into the depths of the oil and gas industry’s subsea sector after getting to sit in the driving

AVEVA, DNV GL's Sesam Integration Cuts Cost

Integration of Aveva and DNV GL's Sesam Reduces Costs in Maritime and Offshore Engineering. Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save

FORAN for Pertamina's Future Ships

FORAN has been chosen by state-owned company PERTAMINA to review the design of their future oil product carrier ships, under construction in a shipyard with the FORAN System.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.1380 sec (7 req/sec)