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Bollinger Delivers Patrol Boat

Security of the U.S. central Gulf of Mexico will be improved by the commissioning of the new 87-ft. coastal patrol boat, USCG Sturgeon, by the U.S. Coast Guard at Grand Isle, La. along with its builder, Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. Lockport, La. It will replace the 82-ft. patrol boat Point Sal that was commissioned in 1966. Sturgeon is the 36th of 50 nearly identical vessels being built by Bollinger for the Coast Guard in a contract worth more than $200 million. The Sturgeon has a 17.4 ft. beam and a 5.9 ft. draft. It is powered by two MTU diesel engines with a top speed of 25 knots and a range of 882 nautical miles. It has a crew of ten and accommodations for 11. The new shallow draft cutter equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is designed to operate up to 200 mi. offshore, as well as near shore. It is equipped with a larger pilothouse than the boat it replaces, providing 360-degree visibility with an integrated and sophisticated command and control system. It also has a stern launch and recovery system for a small aluminum boat with rubber side guards (RIB) that improve efficiency and safety over the present crane launch and recovery system employed on the boat it replaces. The Sturgeon is capable of meeting its maritime missions of search and rescue, law enforcement, marine environmental response and protection, commercial vessel safety, recreational boating safety and national defense


Bollinger Awarded More Sentinel Class Patrol Boats

Production on the first Sentinel Class cutter, Bernard C. Webber, progresses at Bollinger. Photo courtesy Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., announced the award of four additional Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs). In a letter received on 14 September 2010 from the U.S. Coast Guard, Bollinger was notified of the four vessel award for the 154-ft cutter design, bringing the current contract to eight.  The current FRC contract contains options for up to 34 cutters. In September 2008, the USCG awarded Bollinger the contract for the initial FRC, named the Bernard C. Webber


Bollinger Delivers 55K BBL Tank Barge

Photo courtesy Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.

Lockport, La., Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the M 6000, a 55,000 barrel (bbl) Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) compliant tank barge, to Midstream Fuel Service, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Martin Resource Management Corporation.  Contract terms and conditions were not disclosed. The 55,000 bbl tank barge, M 6000, was built at Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., in Amelia, La. and is a Bollinger design


Bollinger Delivers 60K BBL Tank Barge to Bouchard

Bouchard’s B. No. 264 and tug Evening Tide navigate down the Mississippi River delivering the barge’s first load of cargo. Photo courtesy Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C.

Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered Bollinger hull # 561, B. No. 264, a double hull 60,000 BBL oil tank barge built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) to Bouchard Ocean Services, Inc., Melville, N.Y. Barge B. No. 264 is a manned ocean, clean oil tank barge measuring 350-ft long, with a 70-ft beam and a depth of 25-ft


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


Bollinger Advances in $10 Billion OPC Program

Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was notified yesterday by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) that Bollinger is one of three companies selected for award of Phase I for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards provided remarks today after receiving this notification.  "For over three decades, Bollinger Shipyards has a legacy of producing exceptional Coast Guard Cutters on budget and on schedule


News: Bollinger Delivers ATB for Bouchard

Bouchard Coastwise Management Co., Hicksville, NY, has added to its fleet a double-hull articulated ocean-going tug/barge units (ATB) with the delivery from Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., of the 130-ft. tug Jane A. Bouchard and the 430-ft., 110,000 barrel (BBL) class double-hull oil Barge B. No. 225 that meets the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA '90). The Jane A. Bouchard and Barge B. No. 225 is the first of a two ATB contract between Bouchard and Bollinger


Bollinger Returns after Gustav

Bollinger Shipyards returns 95 percent of its 14 locations back to work following Hurricane Gustav's plowing through the heart of the based shipyard community. According to Bollinger’s website, all but two locations are back up and running, with several locations on generators with supervisory staff only. The corporate office, located in , is on generators and is coordinating the efforts of the 3000 member workforce.


Bollinger Delivers 55,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barget

Outboard profile and arrangement drawing of Bollinger’s newest design of the 55,000 BBL OPA’90 compliant clean product tank barge

Bollinger Delivers 55,000 Barrel OPA'90 Tank Barget To Bouchard. Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the B. No. 250, a newly designed and constructed 55,000 barrel OPA’90 compliant tank barge to Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Melville, NY.  Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger


Bollinger Shipyards Mark Worker Safety Milestone

Vessell in Fourchon Shipyard: Photo courtesy of Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announce that their Bollinger Fourchon, L.L.C. facility has worked twelve years without a lost time accident. Building on a philosophy that starts at the top, Bollinger Shipyards say they strive for “0” accidents. Workforce, contractors, and customer safety is priority and an evident core component of facility operations.  Through dedication of top management, a proactive workforce, and comprehensive safety program


Distortion Control "Tool Box" for Lightweight Ship Structures Workshop

This project compiles the physics and principles associated with distortion control derived from previous research and converts this knowledge base into a sequenced set of tangible, “shipyard friendly” implementation solutions designed to optimize several shipyard models


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


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 Delivers 9th USCG Fast Response Cutter

USCGC Kathleen Moore (Photo: Bollinger)

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Kathleen Moore, the ninth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger announced the successful delivery of the USCGC Kathleen Moore to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla


Bollinger Delivers Coast Guard FR-Cutter

Sister Ship Margaret Norvell: Photo credit Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. deliver  'Paul Clark', the sixth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) for the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger:  “We are very pleased to announce another successful


Budget Battles Bumping Backlogs?

Bollinger-built Margaret Norvell on builder’s trials off Grand Isle Louisiana.

Patrol And Combat Builders Fret About Budget Cuts But See Bright Spots. So far; so good. U.S. companies building patrol and combat craft aren’t happy about federal, state and city budget cuts but say they do see positive, demand-side factors. Much of their overseas business depends on the U


Bollinger Wins 8th Consecutive SCA Safety Award

Chris Bollinger, Executive VP of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., (center) accepts the 2102 Award for Excellence in Safety from SCA Manager Government Affairs, Ian Bennitt (left), and SCA President, Matthew Paxton.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year.   On April 11, 2013, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the “Award for Excellence in Safety” to


Bollinger Shipyards Deliver DP 2 Tugboat to Crowley Maritime

DP2 Tugboat Ocean Sky: Photo credit Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards have delivered the DP 2 classed 'Ocean Sky', the fourth of four Ocean-class tugs for Crowley Maritime Corporation. The first two Ocean Class vessels, the Ocean Wave and Ocean Wind, classed as DP1, were delivered in Q4 2012


New Senior Manager at Bollinger Shipyard

Bollinger Shipyards announced the appointment of Richard K. Murphy as Senior Manager.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Richard K. Murphy as a senior manager working on Coast Guard and other governmental programs. Murphy joins Bollinger Shipyards following a very successful 30-year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Captain


Bollinger Delivers Seventh Coast Guard FRC

Charles David Jr. (Photo: Bollinger)

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Charles David Jr., the seventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce another successful


Bollinger Announce New President, New COO

Photo: Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards’ Chairman and CEO Donald “Boysie” Bollinger announced the appointments of Chris Bollinger as President and Ben Bordelon as Chief Operating Officer of Bollinger Shipyards, effective August 29, 2013. “As an ongoing part of my personal transition plan


Brent Barker Named Bollinger Sales Representative

Brent Barker

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the addition of Brent Barker as Sales Representative for its 10 shipyards and support services. Along with the entire Bollinger Sales Team, Mr. Barker will focus on quality construction, repair, and conversion products and services to the marine industry


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


U.S. Court Case against Bollinger Dismissed

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The United States filed a complaint against Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. in July 2011 based on allegations that "Bollinger knowingly misled the Coast Guard to enter into a contract for the lengthening of Coast Guard cutters by falsifying data relating to the structural strength of the converted


Bollinger Delivers Eighth FRC to USCG

Sister Ship of the USCG Charles Sexton, Margaret Norvell, operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Charles Sexton, the eighth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger President, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to


 
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