Accession Number : ADA183653

Title :   U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tenders: Historical and Projected Usage.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Walker,R T ; Pritchett,C W ; Lincoln,W B

PDF Url : ADA183653

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *TENDERS(VESSELS), *COAST GUARD SHIPS, *SMALL SHIPS, BUOYS, COAST GUARD, COASTAL REGIONS, FLEETS(SHIPS), HISTORY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MULTIMISSION, NAVIGATION, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, OFFSHORE, PLATFORMS, RESCUES, TENDERS(VESSELS), MISSIONS, UTILIZATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ESTIMATES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE