Resolute crew returns home after seven months in dry dock

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Resolute, homeported in St. Petersburg, is scheduled to return home at 9 a.m. Wednesday, after spending seven months in dry dock at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore.

In May, Resolute began an extensive maintenance period during which many of the ship’s vital systems were upgraded or replaced including the installation of a new small-boat launching system, replacement of food refrigeration and freezer storage systems and upgrades to the ship’s air-conditioning and sewage systems.

During Resolute’s overhaul, its crew manned the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless, homeported in Galveston, Texas, when the Dauntless was moored in St. Petersburg after Hurricane Ike severely damaged the Coast Gaurd’s moorings in Galveston. While Resolute’s crew manned the Dauntless, the Dauntless’ crew was able to return home and tend to the needs of their families, homes and property that was destroyed during the storm.

Once the overhauls were completed onboard Resolute in early November, the crew returned to the Coast Guard Yard to man their ship and return to St. Petersburg where they look forward to taking some time off during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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