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MARAD Awards $17.1m in Shipyard Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced $17.1m in grants to 14 small shipyards in 10 states.  The grants are part of the Assistance to Small Shipyards program. “Small shipyards are vitally important for the health of the maritime industry, and for the nation’s economy,” said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.  The purpose of the grants is to make capital and infrastructure improvements that facilitate the efficiency, competitive operations, and quality in ship construction and repair.  Small shipyards fall into two categories: those with fewer than 600 employees, and those with between 600 and 1200 employees.  All but two of the recipients announced have fewer than 600 employees. Recipients, amounts, and purposes of grants are as follows: •    Pacific Ship Repair & Fabrication, Inc., San Diego, California: $319,365 for waterjet cutting machine, press brake, shear •    North Florida Shipyards, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida: $3,312, 369 for waterblast equipment and a 600-ton travelift •    Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC, Lockport, Louisiana: $1,146,596 for a press, plasma cutting table, 6” mill •    Total Marine Services of Jefferson, Inc., of Harvey, Louisiana: $640,264 for 100 ton crawler crane and welding equipment


Bollinger Names Bowen VP Government Relations

Charles Skip Bowen

Bollinger announces the appointment of Charles "Skip" Bowen as Vice President Government Relations. Mr. Bowen joined Bollinger in April 2011 as Program Manager for the FRC “Sentinel” Class Patrol Boat building program at Bollinger’s Lockport facility, following a very successful 32 year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, from 2006 to 2010


Rigdon Marine Christens First 4000 Class PSV

Rigdon Marine Corporation (RMC) announced two recent milestones in its Rigdon 4000 Class platform support vessel (PVS) construction program. On June 22, 2007, Bobbie Bennett, wife of RMC’s first Captain and offshore employee, Roland Bennett, christened the First and Ten at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La. In attendance were Chris Bollinger and Ben Bordelon, senior executives in charge of Bollinger’s New Construction and Repair divisions respectively, Larry and Jan Rigdon


Bollinger to Acquire Halter Marine

In what amounts to what would be an amazing turn of fortune over a number of years, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. Bollinger Shipyards has always been regarded as a well-run builder of quality vessels for the U.S. and foreign markets. However, less than a decade ago


Bollinger Delivers Barge, Retrofit Tug

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards Inc. announced it has completed the new construction of the second of two 80,000 barrel tank barges and the conversion of a tug for Melville, NY-based Bouchard Coastwise Management Corp. The tank barge is a 399-ft. manned ocean, clean oil barge built to meet the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 standards. The barge has 12 cargo compartments and three separate pumping stations. The 112-foot Ellen S


Technology Associates Awarded $6.1 Million USCG Contract

Technology Associates, Inc., a New Orleans based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm, announced that it signed a contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide engineering services to the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) patrol craft Project Resident Office located at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La. When options are exercised, the contract will exceed $6.1 million. The Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is a new Coast Guard patrol boat that is capable of


Vinyard Re-elected to SCA Chair

On April 21, 2005, Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Vice President of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, was re-elected Chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA, was elected Vice Chairman. The elections occurred during the annual SCA Spring Meeting held in Arlington, VA. SCA is the largest and most broadly-based national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry


Bouchard Signs Contracts With Bollinger

Bouchard Coatwise Management, Corp., Hicksville, N.Y., one of the largest operators of double hull articulated tug/barge ATB units in the U.S., has joined the list of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. customers with the signing of a contract for Bollinger to build two 6,000 HP tugs, and two double-hull, clean product ocean-going barges that meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA ’90). One will have a 110,000-barrel capacity and the other will be able to carry 135,000 barrels


Bollinger Delivers 100th Patrol Boat to Coast Guard

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., and the United States Coast Guard celebrated a production and relationship milestone today with the delivery of Coastal Patrol Boat 52* SEA LION, WPB 87352, an 87-foot vessel of the Marine Protector Class, and the 100th patrol boat or cutter**, built by Bollinger for the Coast Guard. Bollinger has built the entire Coast Guard patrol boat fleet that includes 49, 110-foot Island Class and 51, 87-foot Marine Protector Class vessels.


Bollinger Shipyards Name Richardel V-P & GM of BMF

Daniel “Danny” Richardel: Photo courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards Inc.

Bollinger Shipyards announce that Daniel “Danny” Richardel has been named Vice President-General Manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, Louisiana.    Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s Chief Operating Officer said: “Danny has been an integral component of Bollinger’s success in the many commercial and government programs we have completed over the years.  His leadership and management skills will help guide the success of our Marine


Technology Associates: $6.1m US Coast Guard Contract

Technology Associates, Inc., a New Orleans based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm signed a contract which, when options are exercised, will exceed $6.1m. The contract is with the U.S. Coast Guard and will provide engineering services to the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC)


Bollinger Builds

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Bollinger Ramps Up for GOM Oil Sector and Builds for USCG Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is humming with work from oil and gas companies and government agencies. Family-owned and operated, Bollinger has 10 shipyards -- nine in south Louisiana and one in Texas -- along with 28


Coast Guard OPC Sweepstakes Narrowed to Three Yards

File photo: U.S. Coast Guard Commandant ADM Robert Papp

Acquisition Update: U.S. Coast Guard Awards Three Contracts for Offshore Patrol Cutter Preliminary and Contract Design. In a process that has come a long way since the early days of the Coast Guard's so-called "Deepwater" recapitalization efforts, the U.S


Richardel Named VP at Bollinger

Danny Richardel

Bollinger Shipyards announces that Daniel “Danny” Richardel has been named Vice President-General Manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, Louisiana.    Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s Chief Operating Officer made the announcement, stating


Bollinger Responds to JOC Allegations

STATEMENT OF BOLLINGER SHIPYARDS LOCKPORT, L.L.C. Since its founding, Bollinger Shipyards has operated on the principle that “quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” Three generations of the Bollinger family have earned a spotless record for honest and fair


2nd Fast Response Cutter Launched

Photo courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards

Vessel named for Coast Guard hero Richard Etheridge.   The U.S. Coast Guard’s second, 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., Thursday, marking a significant milestone in the Coast Guard’s acquisition of the


Bollinger Safety Program Achieves Milestones

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. continues to achieve safety milestones changing the culture of shipyard safety awareness at its US based facilities. In the last quarter, Bollinger facilities at Algiers and Lockport New Construction both surpassed one year without a lost time accident


Contract Option Awarded for Four More Fast Response Cutters

The lead Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter, the Bernard C. Webber, enters the water for the first time on April 21. The cutter’s mast was installed a little over a week after the launch. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Fast Response Cutter under construction. The Coast Guard awarded a $179.7 million contract option to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., September 22 for the production of four more Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).  This option award brings the total number of FRCs under


Coast Guard's 3rd Fast Response Cutter launched

 The Coast Guard announced Wednesday the launch of its third Sentinel-class, Fast Response Cutter, the William Flores, at Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La.   The launch of the William Flores into the waters of Bayou Lafourche marks a production milestone as the Fast Response


Dick Bollinger Passes Away

Dick Bollinger (Photo: courtesy of Bollinger family)

Dick Bollinger — President Emeritus of Bollinger Shipyards-- died at home surrounded by his loving family.   Richard N. Bollinger died at home on January 17, 2012 of natural causes.  He was President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc


U.S. Provides $9.98 Million to Strengthen Shipyard Competitiveness

Ray LaHood

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to pay for modernizations which will increase productivity and help the country’s small shipyards compete in the global marketplace.


Bollinger Delivers Modified Barge and Tug to Bouchard

Bollinger redelivered a tank barge to Bouchard Transportation (Photo: Bollinger).

Lockport, La. - Bollinger Amelia Repair L.L.C, and Bollinger Algiers L.L.C., two Bollinger Shipyards Inc. facilities, have re-delivered the tank barge B. No. 230 and tug Ralph E. Bouchard to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. in Melville, N.Y.   


Jensen Maritime Hires Ray Isemann

Ray Isemann, senior sales account executive.

Isemann Brings a Unique Blend of Shipyard and Administrative Experience to the Team.   Jensen Maritime, Crowley Maritime Corporation’s naval architecture and marine engineering firm, recently hired Ray Isemann to serve as senior sales account executive in its Seattle office


WCI Reacts to President's Budget Proposal

The US Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) has mixed feelings about the impact on their sector of President Obama's FY 2014 budget proposals. WCI's initial views were as follows: This budget is steady-state with the overall funding level essentially the continuation of the post-sequester level


WCI Reacts to Obama’s FY ’14 Budget Request

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reacted to the FY 2014 budget request made by President Obama as follows: • This budget is steady-state with the overall funding level essentially the continuation of the post-sequester level for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Program at $4


 
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