Master Marine Completes Repair, Maintenance On USCG Island Class Patrol Boats

Over the past year, Master Marine, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been awarded three separate contracts for repairs and maintenance to eight 110-foot Island Class patrol boats.

The repairs have consisted of general maintenance such as sandblasting and painting of underwater tanks, sewage tanks, forepeak and chain locker. The underwater hulls' ablative system was renewed, as well as non-skidding the decks. A major job on the USCGC Farallon, the first 110-foot cutter of this class built, was changing the hydraulic steering piping system from steel to stainless steel throughout the whole vessel. Extensive mast maintenance, renewal of some shell plating, extensive inspections of rudders, shafting and bearing tolerances were just some of the other work completed while the vessels were in drydock at Master Marine.

In order to perform these repairs efficiently, Master Marine has developed a repair management team that is capable of coordinating as many as 60 to 70 different jobs each on a multi-vessel contract. Some of these jobs are of a highly technical nature, such as inspection and repairs to fin stabilizers and electronic cathodic protection systems.

Through the use of their job planning and management software, the repair management team is able to plan, track and project the progress of each job accurately.

Because of these developments, Master Marine can now apply the same techniques to repairs and conversions for the private sector, thereby cutting down repair costs and shortening repair periods due to more efficient organization and planning.

For further details on the full line of services available from Master Marine, Circle 8 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 62,  Jul 1990

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