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Engineering analysis of flawed ship reported

The Coast Guard announced the results of an Engineering Analysis Board convened to identify factors associated with corrosion observed on the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Stratton.

The Engineering Analysis Board concluded that the unusual pattern of corrosion observed on the Stratton was caused by Damage to the hull coating, caused by below-the-waterline welding, coupled with a cathodic protection system that was operating in an “underprotect” configuration contributed to the corrosion on Stratton’s hull. Additionally, stray current corrosion from the welding was also identified as a contributing factor.

Click here for the report by The Maritime Executive.