A small thing, but encouraging.
NavyRecognition is reporting that the Coast Guard has contracted to replace the gyros on fourteen 210 foot Reliance Class WMECs, in addition to those on ten Juniper class 225 foot WLBs that were contracted for in April.
The gyros are reported to use a new technology and be both cheaper and more reliable.
Seeing that it appears we will have most 210s around for more than another decade, at least they are getting some newer equipment.
(My only question is, there are 16 Juniper class, what about the other six?)