Bollinger Awarded More Sentinel Class Patrol Boats

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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. The vessel is scheduled to be launched in November 2010, with delivery to the USCG in the second quarter of 2011.  The vessel will be home ported in Miami, Florida. Following the award of the lead vessel, the first contract option for construction of three additional FRC vessels was awarded to Bollinger in December 2009, where they are currently under construction at Bollinger’s Lockport facility.  Following the second option award of four additional vessels, FRC number five started its construction process with RDML Korn initiating the Plasma cutting at Bollinger’s Lockport facility on September 15th. The Lockport shipyard is the same location that has built every patrol boat in the Coast Guard’s fleet, now totaling one hundred and thirty-one vessels, which spans three separate classes.

The Sentinel Class cutters will replace the 110-ft Island Class that Bollinger built in the 1980’s. The cutters will have a top speed over twenty-eight knots and will be able to perform seven day patrols with their crew of twenty-two. The cutter will also have a 40 knot rigid inflatable boat that can be rapidly deployed using an innovative stern launching system that was first presented to the Coast Guard by Bollinger aboard the 87 foot Marine Protector Class cutters.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter April 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

McDermott Wins Contract in Arabian Gulf

McDermott International Inc. received three separate engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) projects in multiple Arabian Gulf fields.   The

Ensco Lost 2 Petrobras Contracts

Ensco Plc has concluded discussions with Petrobras regarding revised commercial terms with respect to some rig contracts.   Ensco 6003 and Ensco 6004 had their contracts terminated effective May 1,

Asia Dry Bulk-Capesize Rates Under Pressure

Capesize rates fall in a quiet market as holidays weigh; 20 charter-free capesize ships could add to downward trend. Freight rates for large capesize dry cargo

Shipbuilding

Bollinger Wins Contract for Phase II FRC Builds

Louisiana shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards announced it has secured a contract to build Phase II of the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Massive Layoff Ahead for Hyundai Heavy

Another massive reduction in the Korean shipbuilding workforce may come as most shipyards are still struggling with falling orders and mounting losses, reports Yonhap quoting industry sources.

Daewoo Shipyard Posts Q1 Operating Loss

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. posted a first-quarter loss after incurring more costs to finish some offshore projects.   First-quarter

Coast Guard

Somalia: IMB Warns Vessels to Remain Vigilant Despite Drop in Piracy

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has warned foreign vessels to remain vigilant when sailing in the Horn of Africa, despite a lull in piracy incidents in the region.

MPA Conducts Ferry Evacuation Exercise To Test Emergency Preparedness

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held a half-day ferry evacuation exercise today to test the readiness of various agencies to respond to potential

Vietnam Asks Japan for Vessels to Strengthen Coastguard

Vietnam has asked Japan to provide vessels to strengthen its coastguard, a Japanese official said on Thursday, in the latest sign of growing ties among the states locked in maritime rows with China.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.0991 sec (10 req/sec)