the republic logo

Bollinger Shipyards delivers 9th fast response cutter to the US Coast Guard

Share/Save/Bookmark

LOCKPORT, Louisiana — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered its ninth fast response cutter to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The cutter Kathleen Moore is the latest in an order of 34 cutters that was awarded in 2008. Bollinger's contract to build the cutter was extended earlier this month for one more year.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1hiXq1m ) the shipbuilder is expected to deliver a total of 15 fast-response cutters through 2015 and bring in $80 million on the one-year contract extension.

Each ship has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the ship's 26 foot cutter boat.

The Coast Guard took delivery of the cutter Friday in Key West, Florida and is scheduled to commission the vessel in May.


Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.