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Bollinger Delivers ATB Unit to Bouchard

Bollinger delivers the ATB unit, B. No. 282 and tug Ellen S. Bouchard, the second of two 80,000 BBL OPA’90 tank barges and retrofitted tug to Bouchard. Bollinger Gretna, LLC, Harvey, La., and Bollinger Algiers, L.L.C, two Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., facilities, have completed the new construction of the second of two 80,000 barrel (BBL) OPA’90 compliant tank barges, as well as the retrofit and conversion of a Bouchard tug, respectfully, to Bouchard Coastwise Management Corp., Melville, N.Y. The 80,000 BBL tank barge, B. No. 282, is a manned ocean, clean oil barge measuring 399-ft. long, with a 74-ft. beam and a depth of 28-ft.. The barge is built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90), with 12 cargo compartments with three separate pumping systems. While the B. No. 282 was in the final stages of construction, Bollinger Algiers retrofitted the Ellen S. Bouchard with the Intercon C coupler system, generator upgrades, regulatory recertification and received life extensions. The tug measures 112-ft. long, with a 35-ft. beam and a depth of 17-ft.


Bollinger Delivers for Bouchard

The Bollinger built 35,000 BBL tank barge B. No 231 sails past the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge entering New York Harbor as the latest addition to the growing OPA’90 compliant fleet of Bouchard Transportation Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C. delivered B. No. 231, the first of two double hull, 35,000 barrel (BBL) oil tank barge units built to meet OPA’90 requirements to Bouchard Coastwise Management. Morton S. Bouchard III, president and CEO of Bouchard Affiliates


Bollinger Delivers Double Barge Hull

Bollinger Gretna L.L.C., Harvey, La., has delivered GCS 238, an Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA ’90) double hull, ocean service, oil tank barge to Gellatly & Criscione Services of Point Pleasant, NJ. Bollinger and Gellatly & Criscione Services signed the contract for the new building program in October 2004 and the vessel was delivered at Bollinger’s Gretna facility in July of 2005. Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, La., fabricated panels for the new 300-ft. by 64-ft. by 21-ft


Bollinger Delivers Mega Mini Supply Boat to Seahorse Marine

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the M/V CAPT. RUDY to Seahorse Marine Inc. of Lockport, Louisiana. The M/V CAPT. RUDY is the first of a new vessel concept that was modeled from the success of the original Bollinger 145 ft. mini sup ply vessel design, which will provide greater capacity, better sea-keeping and has several design improvements. The M/V CAPT. RUDY is a 163 ft. mega mini supply boat named in honor of the captain of one of the first Bollinger 145 ft


Bollinger to Build Double Hull Barge for K-Sea

DBL 103 sister ship, DBL 101 on her first voyage after being delivered by Bollinger to K-Sea. The delivery of the K-Sea DBL 103 will extend the Bollinger facilities portfolio of OPA’90 tank barges to 24 units, leading the industry. Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC, Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has signed a contract with K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P., Staten Island, N.Y. for the construction of a leading edge double hull, ocean service, OPA '90 oil barge


Bollinger Delivers OSV for L&M Bo-Truc

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. delivered the first of two new design offshore supply vessels to L&M Bo-Truc Rental Inc., of Golden Meadow, La. M/V Cheramie Botruc 38 the first of two identical offshore supply vessels was delivered early this summer and the second vessel, Cheramie Botruc 39, was to follow in late September after builder's trials. The vessels are the latest in a new Bollinger/L&M Bo-Truc 191-ft. platform supply boat design that meets all new regulatory requirements including DPS1


Bollinger Delivers DBL101

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered DBL101, the first of four Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) double hull, ocean service, oil tank barges to K-Sea Transportation Corp. While the DBL 101 was in the final stages of construction, Bollinger also retrofitted the K-Sea tug TASMAN SEA with a JAK coupler system, creating an ATB unit. Bollinger and K-Sea announced a newbuilding contract in March 2001, for the series of 4 barges with capacities of 80,000 to 100,000 barrels (BBL)


News: Bollinger Delivers Tidewater Supply Boat Jonathan Rozier

Bollinger Shipyards delivered the Jonathan Rozier, the third of four 207-ft. (63 m), 4,750 bhp supply boats to Tidewater, Inc. This vessel follows the Lousteau Tide and Deville Tide, Bollinger's new 220 class offshore support vessels (OSV), designed for Tidewater. The fourth vessel, Bourgeois Tide will be delivered in April of 2004. Jonathan Rozier measures 207 x 53-ft. (63 x 16.2 m), and is 19-ft. (5.8 m) deep. Light draft is 6.5 ft. (1.98 m); loaded draft is 16.2 ft. (4.9 m)


Bollinger Delivers Patrol Boat

Just as the U.S. is increasingly fortifying its coastal security, Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La. has built, delivered and seen the commissioning of a new 87-ft. coastal patrol boat, USCG Sturgeon, for the U.S. Coast Guard at Grand Isle, La. The new boat 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.


Bollinger Delivers First Ocean Class Tug to Crowley

The Ocean Wave, the first of four “Ocean” class tugs.

Bollinger Delivers First Ocean Class Tug to Crowley Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the Ocean Wave, the first of four “Ocean” class tugs, to Crowley Maritime Corporation. “We are extremely proud of our Ocean Class team and the delivery of the first in class tug, Ocean Wave, said Chris Bollinger, executive vice president of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc


Bollinger Achieves Continued ISO 9001 Certification

Ben Bordelon, Bollinger President and CEO

Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced that it has achieved continued registration to ISO 9001 for another three years without interruption since 1996.   The scope of Bollinger Shipyards certification, issued through Denver-based ISO 9001 management certification firm, Platinum Registration, Inc


Bollinger Appoints Sales VP

Eric Bollinger (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotion of Eric Bollinger to Vice President of Sales.   President and CEO Ben Bordelon made the announcement, stating, “Eric has been a key contributor to our company’s sales efforts for over 39 years


Bollinger Delivers 14th FRC to USCG

Photo: Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the 14th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), Heriberto Hernandez, to the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The 154-foot patrol craft Heriberto Hernandez is the 14th vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program


Bollinger VP Fanguy Snags SNAME Award

Dennis Fanguy (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced its vice president for quality management system, Dennis Fanguy, will receive the 2015 William M. Kennedy from the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME).  


Bollinger Shipyard Stalwart VP Dave Marmillion to Retire

Dave Marmillion: Photo Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. headquartered in Lockport, La., inform of the upcoming retirement of its Vice President Repair, Eastern Division, Dave Marmillion, after 46 years in the shipyard industry. Marmillion’s retirement was announced by Bollinger’s Chief Operating Officer


Cummins Auxiliaries for New Offshore Vessel

Photo courtesy of Cummins Marine

Reliable auxiliary power is as important to a modern offshore vessel as are the main propulsion engines. Ample and reliable electrical power is essential to the basic support systems from the galley appliances to the wheelhouse navigational devices. The Ms


Bollinger Delivers 11th FRC to the US Coast Guard

USCGC William Trump during builders trials in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the William Trump, the 11th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.   The announcement was made by Bollinger Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon: “We are extremely happy to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by


Bollinger Adds Drydock Lift Capacity

Photo: Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards has taken delivery of two drydocks with a total lifting capacity of 12,000 tons.    The announcement was made by Bollinger Chief Operating Officer, Ben Bordelon: “These two docks will position us well in the diverse customer markets that we serve and will


Bollinger Shipyards Announces New Leadership

Ben Bordelon

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards announced that Ben Bordelon will assume the duties of chairman, president and chief executive officer of the company.   Ben Bordelon, along with the Chouest family from Galliano, La., has acquired all assets and stock of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.


Bollinger Delivers 12th USCG Fast Response Cutter

Isaac Mayo during builders trials in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the Isaac Mayo, the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) 12th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) on January 13, 2015 in Key West, Florida. The vessel is scheduled to be commissioned in March 2015.   The 154 foot patrol craft Isaac Mayo is the 12th vessel in


Bollinger Announces Promotions

From left to right: Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps (Photos: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards announces the promotions of three key leaders, as Tim Martinez, Scott Theriot and Corey Phelps enter new roles.   Making the announcement, Bollinger’s President and CEO Ben Bordelon, said, “We will be strengthening our position in the market by developing our


Bollinger Promotes Remont to VP

Chris Remont, Vice President and General Manager, Lockport New Construction division (BLN).

Bollinger Shipyards President and CEO Ben Bordelon announced today another key internal promotion designed to enhance the strategic value of the Company.   “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Remont to Vice President and General Manager of our Lockport New Construction


Bollinger Delivers FRC Richard Dixon

Photo: Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the Richard Dixon, the 13th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).   The announcement was made by Bollinger’s President & C.E.O., Ben Bordelon. “We are very pleased to announce the delivery of the latest FRC


Hands Across the Water

The Metal Shark 165 Defiant, which is an offshore patrol vessel based on Damen’s Stan Patrol 5009. This is one of the Damen designs which will be built at Metal Shark’s Franklin yard.

U.S. firms leverage Netherlands-based Damen Shipyard’s vessel designs and technical support. For nearly 40 years, Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands has licensed its vessel designs and technical support to yards owned by other companies


Bollinger Receives Two SCA Awards

Bollinger’s President and CEO, Ben Bordelon accepting SCA awards from Matthew Paxton (Left), SCA President and Ian Bennitt (Right), SCA Manager Government Affairs. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger)

Bollinger Shipyards was presented the 2014 Award for Excellence in Safety for the 10th consecutive year, and was also presented the 2014 Award for Improvement in Safety by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) on April 23, 2015, during the association’s Spring General Membership Meeting






 
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