Dick Bollinger Passes Away

Bollinger
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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. from his graduation from LSU in mechanical engineering in 1950 until his retirement in 2003, and remained President Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the company until his death.  During his time with Bollinger, he performed almost every job in the shipyard, including lofting, welding, designing and marine engineering.  He saw the shipyard grow from 20 employees in Lockport to a group of ten shipyards in two states with over 2,000 employees.  In recent years, Dick was the ambassador of Bollinger to customers in the oilfield markets and in the military field, adopting Coast Guard crews of cutters as they came through our yard.
 

Dick was born in 1926.  At seventeen, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served in Marine Aviation, dodging Japanese bullets in the Pacific Theater. Following the war, Dick returned to LSU, from which he graduated in 1950 with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He raised five children with Bunny, his late wife of almost fifty years.  He devoted his time to his community as Town Engineer and Alderman of Lockport for two terms and participated in local civic organizations such as the Lockport Lions Club.  He continued his civic contributions as a longtime member of the Lafourche Water District No. 1, and was a lifelong member of Holy Savior parish. 
 

Dick Bollinger was a major factor in Bollinger’s success over the past 65 years, and his work ethic, sense of fair play and commitment to customers became a part of the company’s DNA.  He will be sorely missed.
 

Bollinger was one of the patriarchs and the dearest member of the Bollinger family. According to the Bollinger family, Dick fought the good fight and truly lived until he died.  The family asks that you keep Dick and all the Bollingers in your prayers.  Dick—the President Emeritus of Bollinger Shipyards-- died at home surrounded by his loving family.  His children--Aimee, Bobbie, Claire and Julie—want all to know that he passed away peacefully and did not suffer. They thank you all for your concern, best wishes and prayers during his lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.


People & Company News

MPA Appoints Koji Sekimizu as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have appointed former Secretary-General of the

MN100: Klüber Lubrication NA LP

The Company: Klüber Lubrication is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide.

Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL), a Caribbean shipyard providing retrofit, refurbishment and revitalization to cruise and commercial vessels, has added four

Shipbuilding

Tough Twins: New Fireboats for Port of Long Beach

Canada based naval architect and marine engineering firm Robert Allan Ltd. is a leading designer of high-performance response vessels of many types and in particular,

IWSA to Host Wind Propulsion Forum at SMM

The International Windship Association (IWSA) will host its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM2016 in Hamburg, including an extensive agenda with expert

Bollinger Delivers 19th FRC to the USCG

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the 19th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), USCGC Rollin Fritch, to the U.S. Coast Guard.   The 154-foot patrol craft USCGC Rollin

Ship Repair & Conversion

Big Tankers' Need for Retrofit Slows Use of New Panama Canal

The promise that some oil traders and brokers saw for an expanded Panama Canal to become a new route for large tankers will take longer to realize than expected

IWSA to Host Wind Propulsion Forum at SMM

The International Windship Association (IWSA) will host its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM2016 in Hamburg, including an extensive agenda with expert

Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL), a Caribbean shipyard providing retrofit, refurbishment and revitalization to cruise and commercial vessels, has added four

Naval Architecture

Pods Versus Water Lubricated Props

Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded

IWSA to Host Wind Propulsion Forum at SMM

The International Windship Association (IWSA) will host its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM2016 in Hamburg, including an extensive agenda with expert

BG Freight Line Orders Four Containerships

BG Freight Line, a fully owned subsidiary of Peel Ports Group, is to receive new tailor-made short sea container feeder vessels optimized for the company’s Irish Sea Hub services.

News

Monjasa Bags Credit Facility from Société Générale

Danish bunker fuel supplier and shipping firm Monjasa has signed a credit facility with French bank Société Générale for USD 80 million.    A statement from

Hanjin Shipping to Submit Self-Rescue Plan

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping is planning on submitting a self-rescue plan to creditors this week to stave off bankruptcy by Aug. 25, reports Korea Herald quoting local media.

MPA Appoints Koji Sekimizu as Distinguished Visiting Fellow

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have appointed former Secretary-General of the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1520 sec (7 req/sec)