Bollinger Delivers William Trump to US Coast Guard

Bollinger Shipyards delivered the 11th Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard today named WILLIAM TRUMP.  Her commissioning is planned for early January in Key West, Florida. The 154-foot Sentinel-class FRCs are based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708 design and have a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Exercises $225 Million Option at Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, Louisiana will be staying busy until at least 2017 following today's award from the U.S. Coast Guard for an additional six Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).  This option award brings the total number of FRCs under contract with Bollinger to 30, with a current contract value of $1.4 billion, the company notes in a statement. Chris … [Read more...]

Former Bee Mar OSV “Ms Charlotte” Heads to Sea Trials

Originally built for Bee Mar, the Bollinger shipyards-built platform supply vessel, Ms Charlotte is one of 7 vessel recently purchased by Edison Chouest from Bollinger. This vessel will be on contract for Anadarko following delivery. The above image shows the vessel departing on its first sail from Bollinger's yard in Amelia, Louisiana to Port Fourchon for sea … [Read more...]

The Inspirational Story Behind The USCG’s Ninth FRC Namesake, Kathleen Moore

Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana has delivered the KATHLEEN MOORE, the ninth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. As with each FRC, the new cutter is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty, in this case Lighthouse Keeper Kathleen Moore. Kate, as she was often referred, first stood watch in 1817 … [Read more...]

Bollinger Among Three Shipyards Selected for USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana is one of three shipbuilders selected by the U.S. Coast Guard for the design phase of the $12 billion Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. The two other shipyards selected are General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine and Eastern Shipbuilding of Panama City, Fl.  The three beat out other shipbuilders competing for the contract, … [Read more...]