Bollinger Would Build New Coast Guard Icebreakers in Tampa

Bollinger Shipyards says it will build the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreakers at its facilities in Tampa, Florida if it is eventually selected as the main contractor in the $2.1 billion program. The Louisiana-based shipbuilder announced on Monday it has selected Tampa Shipyard for the design and construction of up to three heavy polar icebreakers, and three additional medium … [Read more...]

Bordelon and Chouest Acquire Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards has announced today that Ben Bordelon will assume the duties of Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Ben Bordelon, along with the Chouest family from Galliano, LA, has acquired all assets and stock of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Bordelon has served in many capacities during his career at Bollinger, and has been a member of the … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Commissions Key West’s Fourth Fast Response Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday commissioned the fourth of six Fast Response Cutters to be homeported in Key West, Florida. The USCGC Raymond Evans was delivered in June by Bollinger Shipyards and is the tenth ship in the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter. The cutter is name in honor of Commander Raymond Evans, who was decorated for his heroism while an enlisted … [Read more...]

Bollinger Delivers Fast Response Cutter Number Ten

Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the tenth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery of the new cutter, named RAYMOND EVANS, on June 25, 2014 in Key West, Florida. The vessel is scheduled to be commissioned in Key West, Florida in September 2014. President of Bollinger Shipyards, Chris Bollinger, commented, … [Read more...]