Groundbreaking Tuesday for $53M Point Mugu Coast Guard Air Station

The Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, July 27, for its $53 million Coast Guard Air Station. The permanent new air station will include a 43,045-square-foot hangar facility with four bays, shops, and storage for MH65T and MH60J helicopters, as well as a 12,183-square-foot administration building. Woolpert designed the air station and provided associated…

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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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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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USS Charleston Patrols Pacific with USCG LEDET

May 10, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy continue their joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific aboard USS Charleston (LCS 18) under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) to reduce and eliminate illegal, unregulated, unreported (IUU) fishing, combat transnational crimes, and enhance regional security, May 9. Charleston, and Independence-variant littoral combat ship, with an embarked…

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U.S Coast Guard Builds Ties with Partners in Tunisia

May 4, 2021 – Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Tunis, Tunisia, after a routine logistics visit and key leader engagements, April 25, 2021. This port visit marks the cutters’ second stop while conducting operations in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of responsibility en route to their new homeport of…

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U.S Coast Guard Strengthens Trans-Atlantic ties with Italy

April 26, 2021 – Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) conducted operations in the Mediterranean Sea with the Italian Coast Guard and Italian Navy, April 23, 2021. The operations were designed to increase interoperability as part of a regional effort to bolster maritime partnerships with NATO allies. “Working with the Italian Coast Guard and Italian Navy strengthens our…

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Bollinger Shipyards Acquires Gulf Island Fabrication’s Shipyard Facilities

April 19, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards (“Bollinger”), a privately-held leading designer and builder of steel military and commercial vessels for the past three quarters of a century, today announced that it has acquired Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.’s (“Gulf Island”) (NASDAQ: GIFI) Shipyard facilities, expanding Bollinger’s new construction and repair capacity and capabilities to better serve its key defense and commercial…

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Eventful Drug Patrol for USS Freedom

April 8, 2021 – The joint U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy team seized over 1,500 kilograms of cocaine while operating in U.S. Third Fleet waters, April 7. Littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), with embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 107, conducted the seizure off the coast of Mexico in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South‘s counter-illicit…

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