Bollinger Delivers 45th Fast Response Cutter

July 1, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 168th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 45th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL…

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Fairbanks Morse Engine to Power New USCGC Rush

June 22, 2021 – Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced today that its Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME) division was awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to build and deliver the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), the RUSH (WMSM-918). FME will build…

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Bollinger Submits Proposal for USCG Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter

June 11, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards, a privately-held and leading designer and builder of steel military and commercial vessels, today submitted its proposal to the United States Coast Guard to build Stage 2 of the Heritage-class Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. If chosen, Bollinger would construct and deliver a total of 11 vessels to the U.S. Coast Guard over the…

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Northrop Grumman to Develop C5ISR and Control Systems for USCG Offshore Patrol Cutters

June 8, 2020 – Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a newly expanded role as systems integrator for C5ISR and control systems on the U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), the prime contractor for the OPC program. In a newly expanded role as C5ISR systems integrator, Northrop Grumman is responsible for integrating all cyber…

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Fairbanks Morse Completes for First USCGC Offshore Patrol Cutter

June 4, 2020 – Fairbanks Morse, a leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward, has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1. Fairbanks Morse was awarded contracts by the prime contractor, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, to build the two MPDE engines for…

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Keel Laid at Eastern Shipbuilding for USCGC Argus (WMSM-915)

May 4, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that the keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. A video of…

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Eastern Shipbuilding Commenced Steel Cutting for USCGC Chase (WMSM-916)

April 29, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that steel cutting for the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Coast Guard Cutter CHASE (WMSM-916), commenced on April 27, 2020 at Eastern’s facilities. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of CHASE in 2021. Additionally, ESG has commenced the…

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Eastern Shipbuilding Group Announces Construction of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Second Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and Long Lead Time Material for the Third OPC

April 9, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding announced on April 6, 2020 that the U.S. Coast Guard executed a modification to the contract to build the second Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and Long Lead Time Materials for the third OPC. These accomplishments result from successful completion of a Production Readiness Review (PRR) in February, 2020. Eastern’s President Mr. Joey D’Isernia noted…

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