Mid-Coast Marine To Perform Overhaul Work At Coos Bay Drydock

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders.

The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar, from Kodiak, will be stationed in the International Port of Coos Bay until May 21, 1988. They will be overhauled in the port's drydock.

Frank Martin, port general manager, stated: "Through the efforts of our Congressional delegation, Oregon now has a greater bidding opportunity on Coast Guard work. This port can now also bid on the USS Clover out of Eureka, in addition to nine other Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Californiabased vessels." This announcement follows a decision by the U.S. Government to allow the Polish North American fishing fleet to potentially do major repair work at Coos Bay. Coos Bay is the only U.S. West Coast port with such an allowance.

Furthermore, construction is now under way on a new ship-repair facility at the port's Charleston Industrial Annex to develop a fabrication and repair center for local commercial fishing vessels.

For further details on the Port of Coos Bay ship-repair facilities,

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