The 120′ long x 25′ beam Missile Retriever was hauled out at Patti Marine on May 29th, 2019. She is one of three Missile Retriever vessels for the USAF, and is operated and managed by Florida Offshore, Inc., located at Tyndall AFB, watercraft operations, Panama City, FL.
Some of the main work was a complete hull paint job, and pull rudders, propellers, and shafts, for required inspections. One of the ship modifications included the installation of a new fire alarm/fire suppression system.
Other work included a completely new exhaust system for the main engines and generators, selected sea valves, piping repairs, and hydraulic work.