Touring the United States Coast Guard Cutter
Biscayne Bay (WTGB 104)
The Biscayne Bay breaking ice in Lake Michigan - photo courtesy of
The photos on board the USCGC Biscayne Bay were
taken on May 23, 2013 during a private tour conducted by the Executive
Officer, LT Andrew P. Perodeau. Thank you to Lt. Perodeau and the United
States Coast Guard 9th District for providing this fabulous opportunity.
This removable van houses the Biscayne Bay's "bubbler" system which
pushes jets of low pressure air & water under the
hull to stir the water around the ship, lubricate the ship as she moves
through the ice pack, and prevent the formation of ice.
Bow of the Biscayne Bay
United States Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay (WTGB 104) board
Biscayne Bay mess deck
Food Service Specialist Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Hall is preparing
lunch for the crew in the galley.
Hall is also a member of the Biscayne Bay's Ice Rescue Team.
Biscayne Bay Engineering Room - the wooden canes would be used to pull
someone away from the equipment
if they were receiving an electric shock.
Bubble van control panel in the engineering room
Biscayne Bay Home
2 of this tour
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