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...]