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About Coast Guard Cutter JUNIPER (WLB 201)

USCGC JUNIPER (WLB 201) is the lead ship of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Seagoing Buoy Tenders. She is outfitted with some of the most advanced technological and navigational capabilities currently available. The Integrated Ship Control System has an Electronic Charting Display and Information System (ECDIS) which allows JUNIPER to fix her position within five meters every second. Her Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) uses this positioning information, the ships controllable pitch propeller, and the stern and bow thrusters to keep the ship on station without any human input. These systems allow the JUNIPER and her crew to work more buoys in less time, more efficiently and safely, and in tougher environmental conditions than her predecessors. JUNIPER’s Machinery Plant Control and Monitoring System (MPCMS) has over 1000 sensors throughout the ship. This system makes it possible for one person in the engine room control center to monitor the ship’s plant while underway. JUNIPER and her crew are adept at handling various missions such as aids to navigation, law enforcement, homeland security, ice breaking, environmental pollution response, and search and rescue.


General Characteristics:
Length:225 Feet
Beam:46 Feet
Draft:13 Feet
Displacement (Full Load):2,000 Tons
Speed:16 Knots
Buoy Deck Area:2,875 Square Feet
Icebreaking:14" plate ice at 3kts, 3ft backing and ramming
Oil Spill Recovery:400 gallons per minute
Main Engines:2 CAT 3608, 3100 HP Diesel Engines
Propulsion:10 Foot Diameter Controllable Pitch Propeller
Bow Thruster:450HP Fixed Pitch Electric Thruster
Stern Thruster:550HP Fixed Pitch Electric Thruster
Generators:2 Cat 3406 Diesel Engines
Buoy Crane:20-ton Hydraulic, 60 Foot Boom
Small Boats:22ft RHIB, 24ft aluminum workboat
Last Modified 1/12/2016