First Alaska Fast Response Cutter Enters Service

by Stephanie Young (USCG) Today, the Coast Guard’s newest fast response cutter, Coast Guard Cutter John F. McCormick, officially entered the fleet. While fast response cutters have been in the fleet since 2012, this marks a significant moment for the Coast Guard’s operations in Alaska and in the region, as McCormick is the first of its class stationed in the state and … [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...]

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...]

USCG Exercises Option for Six Additional Fast Response Cutters at Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana this week has been awarded a $250 million contract for the construction of six additional Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters for the U.S. Coast Guard. The contract was announced Wednesday by U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee. Senator Landrieu included the … [Read more...]