Accession Number:

ADA282943

Title:

Analysis of Required Fleet Size and Private Sector Cost Comparisons for the USCG Inland Construction Tender Fleet

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1993-May 1994

Corporate Author:

JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

Abstract:

This report documents an analysis performed in support of the United States Coast Guard in managing its fleet of construction tenders WLICs. Three areas were examined a determination of the optimum number of WLICs needed for the construction component of current WLIC work a comparison of Coast Guard construction tender costs with representative private sector costs and an assessment of the mission-related factors concerning WLICs that need to be considered before reducing the construction tender fleet or contracting for the construction of fixed aids to navigation. The analysis concludes that 11 WLICs are required for construction purposes private sector costs exceed those of Coast Guard construction tenders fully employed on construction activities and mission-related factors -- including having the capability of shifting tenders in response to peaks in construction activity and vessel maintenance requirements -- need to be included in any decision to alter the size and locations of the construction tender fleet. Aids to navigation, Construction Tender, Buoy tender, Decision support system

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Marine Engineering
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE