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 vessels." The case was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on October 21, 2013.
Chris Bollinger, President of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., stated, “All of us in the Bollinger Shipyards family are gratified by the court's thorough and well-reasoned decision dismissing with prejudice the Department of Justice's allegations against Bollinger relating to our work on the Deepwater project. We look forward to putting this chapter behind us and to focusing our efforts on best serving our customers' needs, including those of the Coast Guard and our other customers.”
Prior to the court decision, Bollinger has not discussed the case publicly, and the company said it will not have any further comment at this time, stating, “We believe the public record speaks for itself.”