USCG Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Woods Hole is co-located with Sector Southeastern New England on the Southern coast of Massachusetts. ANT Woods Hole is responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of over 250 buoys, 54 structures and 20 lighthouses that mark the dangerous, ever changing coastline of southeastern Massachusetts to include Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. ANT Woods Hole accomplishes this mission with a crew of 19 and 2 vessels. The crew consists of a BMC as the Officer in Charge, a BM1 as the Executive Petty Officer and MK1 as the Engineer Petty Officer. The remainder of the crew consists of an additional BM1, DC1, EM1 and numerous junior Petty Officers and non-rated personnel. The unit’s vessels include the 26 foot trailerable aids to navigation boat (TANB) and 49 foot buoy utility stern loading (BUSL). The TANB is primarily used as a fast response platform to correct discrepancies with buoys, lighthouses or structures. The BUSL is the work horse of the unit. It works all of our buoys and is capable of lifting 4500lbs with a maximum speed of 10 knots.