DHS Grants ESG Contract Relief for Offshore Patrol Cutters

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted extraordinary contract relief to Eastern Shipbuilding Group related to the first four hulls in the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program due to impacts from Hurricane Michael in 2018. ESG submitted its request extraordinary contract relief in June 2019 after their Panama City, Florida shipbuilding facilities … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Green Lights Construction of First Offshore Patrol Cutter at Eastern Shipbuilding

The Coast Guard on Friday exercised its contract options with Eastern Shipbuilding Group to start construction of the lead offshore patrol cutter (OPC) in Panama City, Florida. Eastern Shipbuilding has also received the go-ahead to acquire long lead-time materials for the second OPC. The Coast Guard in October 2016 awarded ESG the contract to design and construct the … [Read more...]

Eastern Shipbuilding Hires Admiral Papp, Former Coast Guard Commandant, as Washington Rep

Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has appointed Admiral Robert Papp, former Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard, as President of the company's new Washington Operations division. The appointment marks the first time in ESG's 41-year history that it is establishing a permanent presence in the Nation's Capital. On October 10, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Awards $110 Miilion Contract to Build Offshore Patrol Cutters

After a thorough evaluation process lasting more than two years, the U.S. Coast Guard has selected Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Florida to design and construct up to nine Offshore Patrol Cutters. The contract calls for the finalized design and production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) with up to eight follow-on vessels. The contract is valued at … [Read more...]

William Starling Burgess’ Columbia Sets Sail from Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), located in Panama City, Florida is known for churning out a steady stream of workboats for the offshore oil and gas industry, but their shipbuilding skills have proven today to be a bit more diverse. Last week, ESG conducted the sailing trials of the Columbia (ESG Hull 981), a steel hulled replica of the Gloucester fishing schooner that was … [Read more...]