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Incredible Time-lapse Video of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Motor Swap

On Aug. 18, 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) suffered a fire in the ship’s main propulsion motor while on a deployment to the Arctic. The Healy was taken to a dry dock in Vallejo, California, for repair. A replacement motor was stored at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. The spare motor was removed from its storage facility, craned onto a barge and sent through the Panama Canal to the dry dock. Installation of the propulsion motor took approximately a month and required removal of the ship’s dual hulls to complete.

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama and Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi


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