Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a new contract to build Phase II of the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC’s) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Company said in a press release.

Bollinger wins Phase II contract for FRCs from U.S. Coast Guard

Fast Response Cutter USCGC MARGARET NORVELL operating in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Bollinger Shipyards

The FRC, the newest generation of USCG patrol cutters, is a replacement for the Coast Guard Island Class cutters that Bollinger built over three decades ago.

Bollinger’s CEO and President Ben Bordelon said, "We are pleased with this award to build 26 FRC Coast Guard cutters. Our relationship with the Coast Guard began over 30 years ago and we are proud to continue building on that legacy. This is a testament to the skilled Louisiana based team of Bollinger employees.”

Bollinger Shipyards is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol cutters, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil-field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Source: Bollinger Shipyards