R/V Kiyi returns to Great Lakes Shipyard for dry-docking

The following is the text of a news release from Great Lakes Shipyard:

(CLEVELAND) — Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the United States Geological Survey R/V Kiyi. The research vessel was hauled out using the 770-ton capacity Marine Travelift at Great Lakes Shipyard. The repair contract that started on Sept. 5 includes:

    Routine repairs and maintenance
    ABS five-year survey and inspection for load line
    Clean and paint underwater hull, decks and superstructure
    Overhaul main engines and generators
    Maintenance of propulsion and steering systems
    Modify exhaust stacks and perform major acoustic modifications

This will be the fourth time that Kiyi has dry-docked at Great Lakes Shipyard. In 2004 and 2009, Kiyi was hauled out for a five-year survey and inspection. Then in 2010 Great Lakes Shipyard installed a new anchor pocket.

By Professional Mariner Staff