June 12, 2009
Fraser Shipyards to drydock Hollyhock
Fraser Shipyards, Superior, Wisconsin, has been awarded a $$1,136,934 U.S. Coast Guard contract for drydocking and repairs to the USCGC HOLLYHOCK (WLB-214), a 225 foot "B" class seagoing buoy tender.
Hollyhock is homeported in Port Huron, Michigan. The drydocking availability was restricted to a Great Lakes facility. Great Lakes homeported WLB's primary mission is ice breaking and aids to navigation work on the Great Lakes. Due to the transit out of the St. Lawrence Seaway and down the U.S. East Coast, an availability outside of the Great Lakes would further reduce the number of days away from homeport available for operations. Additionally, physical access to contractor facilities outside of Great Lakes is limited by seasonal openings of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.