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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 06:56 PM
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Coast Guard struggling to update its aging fleet
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) Nearly a decade into a 25-year, $24.2 billion overhaul intended to add or upgrade more than 250 vessels to its aging fleet, the Coast Guard has two new ships to show after spending $7 billion-plus.

Now it's facing an uphill battle persuading a budget-conscious Congress to keep pouring money into a project plagued by management problems and cost overruns.

"Congress wants to work with the Coast Guard to meet their needs for its myriad missions, but will not simply supply a blank check," said GOP Rep. Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee that oversees the Coast Guard.

By now the Coast Guard was supposed to have at least eight new ships four 418-foot national security cutters and four 154-foot cutters either in the water or about to be delivered. Instead it has only two of the largest ships already in use, with two ships more on the way.

http://news.yahoo.com/coast-guard-struggling-aging-flee...

Somebody didn't get the memo. GW Bush is no longer President. Sticking it to the American Taxpayer is no longer in high fashion.
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