Mission Effectiveness Project: Project Profile
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The Mission Effectiveness Project (MEP) improves performance of the Coast Guard’s in-service cutters, including the 110-foot Island-class patrol boats and Medium Endurance Cutters (WMECs).
MEP has four objectives:
- Sustainment of capabilities.
- Replacement of obsolete, unsupportable or maintenance-intensive equipment.
- Completion of major maintenance.
- Standardization of configuration items.
The MEP process, as carried out by the naval engineers and technicians of the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md.:
- Reduces the cost to maintain and operate in-service vessels by lessening the number of casualties experienced by an aging fleet.
- Replaces obsolete and increasingly unsupportable systems to improve reliability and reduce future maintenance costs.
- Ensures the refurbished cutters can perform assigned missions until new cutters are delivered.
- Replaces hull plating, tanks, piping and electrical wiring and renews decks, living quarters and engineering systems.
- Replaces hard-to-maintain equipment, such as refrigeration units, air conditioning, evaporators and boat davits to improve operational readiness and quality of life for the crew.
- Uses crew rotations via multi-crewing on operational.