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U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tenders: Historical and Projected Usage.
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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The U.S. Coast Guard presently opereates 28 offshore buoy tenders an 12 coastal buoy tenders. These vessels are coming to the end of their service life and a capability replacement program has been initiated. This report identifies the capabilities provided by the current fleet by summarizing the employment history over the last five years. Projections for the future buoy tender usage are also presented. The coastal buoy tenders have spent nearly 87 of their time servicing aids to navigation over the last five years. The balance of their time was spent supporting other missions such as search and rescue, law enforcement, training and other miscellaneous missions. Offshore buoy tenders have been used as multi-mission platforms, spending about 56 of their time servicing aids to navigation, 13 on search and rescue, 9 on law enforcement and 7 on training. The offshore tenders also are engaged to a lesser degree in military operations, icebreaking and a variety of miscellaneous missions.
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