DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

October 11, 2019 – The Department of Homeland Security, in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, granted extraordinary relief to the Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) ESG submitted a request June 30, 2019, for extraordinary relief after their shipbuilding facilities sustained significant damages from Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, in October 2018. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan made the decision to grant extraordinary contract relief limited to the first four hulls on the…

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Gastops to Provide U.S. Coast Guard with Dynamic Response Analysis

February 16, 2017 – Gastops is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Eastern Shipbuilding Group to provide the Dynamic Response Analysis (DRA) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC). As part of Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s team, Gastops will use computer modelling to simulate the ship’s propulsion system integration to predict and analyze ship performance and optimize control strategies during the program’s detailed design phase. The DRA will be used to conduct comprehensive tests that exercise system performance in real world scenarios, thereby identifying issues…

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