Coast Guard Aging Fleet

August 21, 2011 - 12:25 PM
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., center, is given a tour of the new Coast Guard National Security Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) by Ingalls Shipbuilding Program Manager Mike Duthu, left, and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon, right, Friday July, 29, 2011, in the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. Papp said he envisions fully modern ships built in this century that don’t require constant heavy maintenance. But he said he knows significant roadblocks remain. (AP Photo/Kerry Maloney)