Bay Shipbuilding Completes Repairs To USCG Cutter Mackinaw Ahead Of Schedule

Bay Shipbuilding Corp. of Stur- geon Bay, Wis., a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc.

recently completed, ahead of schedule, extensive repairs and renovations to the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw. The Mackinaw spent a total of 151 days at Bay Shipbuilding.

Repairs to the Mackinaw included dry docking for complete below waterline maintenance, an overhaul of the main propulsion generators, along with the replacement of the four existing ships service diesel generator sets with three owner-furnished 420-kw Caterpillar diesel generator sets. A new lube oil purification system by Alfa-Laval was installed to service the six main engines, three main drive motors, and the three ships service generator sets.

Six fuel tanks were converted to ballast tanks. The tanks were white-blasted and then painted with a three-coat epoxy paint system supplied by International Paint Company, Inc.

A portion of other miscellaneous work included the removal and replacement of the wood decking on the bridge deck; replacement of stern fenders; new windows in the quarter deck shacks and pilothouse; installation of six new lube oil pumps on the main propulsion motors; and removal of the airplane cranes on the main deck aft.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 39,  Feb 15, 1983

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